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Old November 29th, 2006, 10:39 AM
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Can anybod tell me what the boarding is like in Fort lauderdale. I have take all my cruises out of Miami and the boarding is quite a wait and I was wondering if Fort Lauderdale was quicker. I am sailing onthe Carnival Liberty on May 12,2007 sailing and it is out of that port but since I have never been there I would appreciate any feedback on waht the boarding process is like and if it really organized and quick.
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We took the Liberty out of Lauderdale in Feb. and Holland America 2 weeks ago. Both times were very easy. I just dropped the luggage with the porters at the terminal, went across the street to the parking garage, and that was it. Coming back the porters were kind enough to take our luggage to the parking garage, not to our car, just to the garage. This also made it very easy.
In both cases, the parking garage was right across the street from the boat. I have found that Lauderdale, Port Canaveral, and Tampa are very easy for dropping off and parking. Hope this helps. Enjoy your cruise!
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IMHO, I like boarding in Ft Lauderdale better than Miami: (1) it is easier to get to the port & there is covered parking & 2 it seems like boarding goes just a bit quicker. (Granted Miami isn't awful just a bit more inconvenient, it seems like Carnival does a quicker job than RC at teh Miami port.)
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Thanks for the information, it is very helpful knowing this as we are a group of about 40 people who are flying in from Canada a day earlier into Miami and then we have rented a Limo bus to take us from the hotel in Miami to the port in Fort Lauderdale the day the ship sails so I as trying to get a time frame on when we hav eto leave Miami.
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Thanks for the information, it is very helpful knowing this as we are a group of about 40 people who are flying in from Canada a day earlier into Miami and then we have rented a Limo bus to take us from the hotel in Miami to the port in Fort Lauderdale the day the ship sails so I as trying to get a time frame on when we hav eto leave Miami.
The wife and i always try to get to the port around 11.00 am. We've had good luck with this for several years. We're usually on board by noon, eating lunch on the Lido Deck. Also Usually, the lines are not as long at that time either . But from 12.00 on till 3 - 4.00 o'clock, it gets very busy.

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Ft. Lauderdale is much easier and more convenient than Miami. The only time we've experienced any delay at all, was sailing on 9-11 last year. Because of the hightened security for the date, we were delayed for about two hours. This is the exception, rather than the rule.
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