If we have a late flight we usually hang out on the lido deck until they are about ready to kick us off the ship. I am never in a hurry to sit at a crowded airport.
Our last Ft. Lauderdale cruise we did the luggage express thing and then had a nice time at the beach including lunch. Then we took a cab to the airport to begin the long journey home.
All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; John Masefield
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, 2014, Caribbean 2013, Coral 2014, Regal 2014
Star Clippers: Royal Clipper 2015