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Old July 18th, 2013, 07:36 AM
woodyren woodyren is offline
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Default Transit time for back to back cruises. (and ship advice)

Hi. We are excitedly planning our first cruise(s) and are favoring a trans Atlantic repositioning on Celebrity Reflection Rome to Miami linking up with a Caribbean cruise on Oasis of the Sea.

The Reflection is scheduled to arrive at 6am on November 16 with Oasis scheduled to depart from Ft Lauderdale at 5pm on the same day. Even with an allowance of 3 hours disembark and 3 to board this would still give us a 5 hour window for the 30 miles or so between ports.

Are ships often late berthing?

As we are Australian will we wait longer for customs, immigration checks etc?

What will be the quickest (without spending a fortune) way to get from the terminal in Miami to the one on Ft Lauderdale?

we would really like to cruise on these two ships but also have a backup plan (also a bit cheaper) of Rome Miami on Costa Luminosa 6th -23rd Nov linking up with Carnival Glory on the 24th giving us a day to spare.

Would appreciate feed back on my plans and on the ships in question.
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