We have a cruise going out of Ft Lauderdale in December. I had trouble booking a direct flight from Reagan Natl Airport to Ft Lauderdale (I detest changing planes) and ended up with a better deal going into Miami. We are going to be staying one night in Miami to visit a friend and will need to get transportation up to Ft. Lauderdale. Thanks for the estimate of cab fare. I did a little reseach and looks like we might be able to get a limo/towncar service for around $60.
You might want to consider getting Carnival's transfer service for the trip back from Ft. Lauderdale to the Miami airport. The website indicates its under $50.
Sorry, guess I didn't make myself clear. We're on the Liberty transatlantic, docking in Miami on Nov 9th. We were supposed to dock in Ft Lauderdale, but Carnival made a last minute change to the Port of Miami. I had already made my plane reservation on Air Tran, flying out of Ft Lauderdale. Our flight leaves at 11:39am. They are offering oneway transfers from Miami to Ft Lauderdale Airport for $10. I'm thinking about buying the transfers and then if for some reason we were delayed getting off the ship, we'd run out and grab a cab. We'll get home about 7 hours earlier, if we can make that 11:39 flight. If we miss that flight, we have to go standby on a later flight.