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teralin October 11th, 2006 05:17 AM

port everglades - changing terminal
 
I am travelling into Port Everglades on a transatlantic cruise on the Millenium, arriving in December. I want to book a Caribbean cruise from the same port on the same day but with a different cruise company. Is it easy to travel from one pier to another within the port or does security make this difficult.

Many thanks

Kuki October 11th, 2006 01:09 PM

I've done this several times both in Ft. Laud and Miami. You can transfer pretty easily by taxi.

Just make it clear to the taxi driver that you'll make the short trip worth their while or they'll be pretty upset with you when you tell them your destination LOL

teralin October 15th, 2006 03:03 AM

Thanks for that response Kuki. The thought of an irate taxi driver is a worry. What would you consider to be a good tip for such a short journey? I'm British and not used to placating taxi drivers!! However if they are as aggressive as the porters looking for tips at the cruise terminal, then I know there will be a probem. I once offered 5 dollars to a porter at |Miami cruise port for taking 2 large cases and 3 very small cases. He made it very clear that it was not enough. What are your thoughts on the subject.

Look forward to your response.

Regards
Teralin

Fern October 15th, 2006 08:18 PM

Hi teralin,

I understand your problem from reading other posts from "Brits"!

I'd suggest you tip $10.00 to the taxi driver.

As far as the porters, $2.00 per bag is the "usual" tip. You'll see signs that say you don't need to tip, but don't believe them if you want to see your bags again anytime soon :shock: !

It's not right, but that's the way it is... LOL !

teralin October 16th, 2006 05:30 AM

Thanks Fern, I will give the taxi driver an extra 10 dollars. However I might test the "no tips necessary" at the cruise terminal since I do not like to be held to ransom by porters. I expect I will regret this decision. I will let you know!!

Thanks again

Teralin

DougR. October 16th, 2006 09:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by teralin
However I might test the "no tips necessary" at the cruise terminal since I do not like to be held to ransom by porters. I expect I will regret this decision. I will let you know!!

Thanks again

Teralin

Ahhh!!! the logic of illogic. LOL Just be sure you have baggage insurance.

teralin October 16th, 2006 09:16 AM

Will do Doug.


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