Grab a cab at the airport. Its only a 15-20 minute drive. $10 or so.
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When you get off the plane & grab your luggage, go outside. There will be a bunch of taxi's with probably someone in charge of them asking where you are going. You pay a flat fee.
The rates are broken up by 'Zones'. Unlike here in the States where you are charged per mile, they are broken down by area.
I think we paid like $19 & like $1 per suitcase as posted above. The ride is about 15-20 minutes to the dock & its all highway. So like here, it depends on the traffic.
The muster drill I believe is.......8pm? I forgot what time we did it. Recent Serenade folks out there jump in please.
I guess your flight lands at 4pm? So by the time you grab your luggage, get to the dock, probably be around 5pm or so. You should have no lines getting on the ship. Hopefully, you are 1st seating for dinner. You'll be hungry by then!!