I am probably going to be taking the Miracle cruise leaving out of Tampa on March 13th. My question is whether or not a 12:15 PM flight departure time is too early for my return home. Has anyone cruised out of Tampa lately? What time were you off the ship? Any help would be appreciated.
I live in Tampa. I was on the Sensation which came it at 8:00 am right on time. I was at my car in the port's garage at about 10:00 am. The port is about 20 minutes from the airport by taxi. I guess it depends when your ship is scheduled to arrive.
Do you know anything about the airport in St. Pete? I can fly there direct, and it is cheaper. The return flight leaves later in the afternoon, so making the flight won't be a problem. I just don't want to pay a huge amount to get to the pier. Thanks for the quick responses.
I cruised on the Inspiration in April. We arrived on time but the first passengers were not off the ship until about 11:00. We didn't get to the airport until around 12:00. Don't know what the holdup was but there were people with early flights that didn't make them.
The St. Pete Airport is about 30 minutes from the Pier. It is a smaller regional airport, and therefore easier to get into and out of. I can't imagine it would cost much more to take a shuttle to and from the airport. I am guessing $20 - 30$ in a cab or about $15 RT in a shuttle (pp).
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