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sdreger February 16th, 2006 04:05 PM

Triumph/Port of Miami questions/car rental questions
 
Hi everyone, we have just booked our next cruise, an Eastern on the Triumph on August 26, 2006. I have everything set but was wondering whether it would be better and/or cheaper to rent a car at the airport and drop it off at the port or if we should just take taxis. I've rented a hotel room at South Beach for Friday night and our flight gets in early in the morning on Friday. I don't really plan on doing much but hanging out at the beach but still. . . Can anyone recommend a rental company with a drop-off at the port, preferably with a shuttle?

Thanks!

Suzanne

sdreger February 18th, 2006 07:00 AM

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sdreger February 22nd, 2006 05:15 PM

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jrfan1 March 1st, 2006 08:05 PM

From past experience you do not want to drive in Miami, there will be plenty of taxi's and shuttles at the airport to get you where you are going.
If you think they are asking to much for the fare ask to see the price, they all have one and have to go by it. In most cases the same driver will pick you up at the hotel the next morning and take you to the pier. Ours took us to the hotel, the next morning to the pier and the next week back to the airport. You can adjust the price to the pier.

Kuki March 1st, 2006 09:35 PM

There are no car rental outlets at the pier in Miami. And if you don't want to tour Miami Friday night, no need for a rental.

The cab fare from the airport is a set fare per cab (not per person). Think it's around $25. And a taxi from South Beach to the pier may be about $15 -$20.
Less hassel than dealing with rental returns.

Now if you want to use the rental Friday, there's a different story, and I can recommend some rental co. with offices not too far from the port.

sdreger March 2nd, 2006 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kuki
There are no car rental outlets at the pier in Miami. And if you don't want to tour Miami Friday night, no need for a rental.

The cab fare from the airport is a set fare per cab (not per person). Think it's around $25. And a taxi from South Beach to the pier may be about $15 -$20.
Less hassel than dealing with rental returns.

Now if you want to use the rental Friday, there's a different story, and I can recommend some rental co. with offices not too far from the port.

Thanks! We found a place that will let us rent at the airport and return at the pier, with a shuttle to the pier. With an 11 year old, and all day in Miami, we figured having a car would be a good idea. The price was reasonable so we went for it.

myfeeji March 2nd, 2006 12:16 PM

Can you give me the company name?
 
Hi, I wanted to book RCI Freedom of the Seas out of Miami in the near future and have sail out of Miami. I read your text "We found a place that will let us rent at the airport and return at the pier, with a shuttle to the pier. With an 11 year old, and all day in Miami, we figured having a car would be a good idea. The price was reasonable so we went for it."

Can you give me the name of the rental company? I may need to rent car in Miami too ( I am from Atlanta). My emial: lifenbeach@yahoo.com


Thanks.

Have a great cruise! I am cruisin'on Labor Day.

sdreger March 2nd, 2006 04:07 PM

Re: Can you give me the company name?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by myfeeji
Hi, I wanted to book RCI Freedom of the Seas out of Miami in the near future and have sail out of Miami. I read your text "We found a place that will let us rent at the airport and return at the pier, with a shuttle to the pier. With an 11 year old, and all day in Miami, we figured having a car would be a good idea. The price was reasonable so we went for it."

Can you give me the name of the rental company? I may need to rent car in Miami too ( I am from Atlanta). My emial: lifenbeach@yahoo.com


Thanks.

Have a great cruise! I am cruisin'on Labor Day.

Hi, just sent you an email. We are cruising the week before you, getting back 9/2. Can't wait! This will be our 3rd cruise, 2nd on Carnival.


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