We are cruising on the Triumph (2/11/06). We will be flying into Miami that morning. Is it best to book a transfer through Carnival or catch a taxi from the airport to the port? Not sure what the taxi fares are in Miami. Also, does anyone have any good information concerning embarkation/debarkation at Miami.
Taxi fare is going to run you $20 per cab not per person. Just make sure you pick it up at the cab stand at the airport. A cab lets you board at your own pace and not have to wait for others. It is usually less expensive for two people than cruise line transfers. The cruise line transfer is a bit easier because they do have cruise line representatives in the airport to direct you to the baggage area and to the bus. You still have to claim your luggage for them to put on the bus.
The cab will drop you at the port and the baggage handlers will take your bags. Just tell the cab driver what ship and cruise line. Make sure your cruise line luggage tags are on your bags (put them on at the airport) and tip the luggage handlers a couple of bucks a bag. They will direct you where to go to check in.
Mike (Who usually takes a cab to the ship)
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Hey WAC, we will also be cruising on 2/11 on the Triunph. Can't wait! Flying in that morning also and pretty much decided that we would do the taxi thing. On the return however, we have a late flight and will probably do a tour/airport transfer.
How about getting cabs that use a van. With 13 people, you'll need a few. Call the hotels around the airport and see if they'll provide transportation for you. ( Just a thought )
Also, look into renting a van. With 13 people chipping in, that would bring the cost down per person.
Good luck on getting everybody there;
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i have been on the triumph twice and both times we took the transfer
it is real easy we had a person meet the plane take us to bagage then
they will take to the bus are waiting they will take you to the ship both times we had a good time on the triumph staff always helpful and friendly
Hi I went on triumph , it was one of the best cruises we went on so far.u will have a great time.I would take a taxi.I live in hollywood,fl and we always take a taxi to the port of miami much quicker. Sarah