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Old September 20th, 2007, 10:02 PM
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Train /Cruise combos are great. I loved it. My friend and I took Amtrak as far as we could then we caught a train into Canada to get our Alaska cruise. With sleeping accomodations its like a cruise all meals and snacks are included. The club car even has movies and wine tastings. Although it is not a fast mode of travel. But I loved seeing the countryside. And, after getting off the train and going to the ship... even the smallest cabin will seem like a palace And, when we did it we not only got a wonderful discount because we were cruising on Carnival... they gave us AAA and a Military discount as well. Seeing that it is your room, meals, entertainment and transportation it was a great value.
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I was considering a train ride to our port in Ft. Lauderdale. Who did you book the transportation through? We could also recieve those discounts but I found the cost was rather expensive intra-FL. Any contacts would be fantastic.
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I too am intersted in how you booked your train. When I looked at the Amtrak website it didn't offer an military discount for retired military or cruises. We want to go from somewhere on the east coast to Miami.

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2 ways to go
1, Go to Lorton va and take the AUTOTRAIN, TO STEWART FL just north on ORLANDO,. you put your car/ truck on the train, have a room or general seating and leave lorton at 4pm amd in stewart fla at 9.30 the next day OR
call amtrak, go to orland or miami. you will have to take a taxi in miami or a shuttel in orlando.
Either way is great we have gone to MIAMI on the train>we have ridden the autotrain to stewart and the drove about 5 hrts to miami.
We are driving to port canaveral this nov for a cruise on Glory
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Hi,
We booked directly through Amtrak. Not throught the web site. At that time they had a discount for Carnival Passangers. The agent was able to give us that and the one for military. We enjoyed it very much.

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Yep, we've done Amtrak to Florida several times. Some think we're nuts, but the difference is you see things you don't see from the highway.

Good way to see parts of the country that are still undeveloped!
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I'll let everyone know how our trip goes. My husband and I decided to start our vaction as early as possible. That includes NO driving. We booked a 4 hr train ride from Central Florida to Ft. Lauderdale. No holiday traffic jams for us.

My kids are really looking forward to the new adventure aboard a train - they've already bragged to all their friends that they're going to take a train ride. I'm looking forward to the trip as well. My husband and I plan on taking it easy. We'll sit back, relax, and tell them we (really) don't know how much longer till we get there. : )
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I love the train. In fact I think I'm going to take the Coast Starlight to Los Angeles when I go on the Richard Simmons Cruise To Lose cruise in April. :-)
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We took the train to Jacksonville for our Celebration cruise. It was a great experience. My 82 year old father is a train buff and that, (along with hating to fly these days, and not wanting to drive)was the main reason we chose the train. Loved it! The scenery is beautiful, and I kind of felt like I was in an old movie. We ate in the dining car, which was quite fun. The food was EXCELLENT! I booked it over the phone to make sure we got the discounts.
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That is great. Were they still offering the discount in conjunction with Carnival?
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huffca said:
"That is great. Were they still offering the discount in conjunction with Carnival?"


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Default amtrak to Florida and Grandlux to Florida

We will be taking amtrak to West Palm Beach and
stay in that area for a few days . Then we will pick up
a cruise connection bus to the Port at Fort Lauderdal .
Cruise Connection serves Both Miami and Ft Lauderdale
It beats driving and we are going to have a viewliner car
smaller then a sleeper but good for two. We decided to fly home
after our cruise.
I enjoy the train. We are on Vacation so why hurry.
Have met some really nice people on amtrak over the years .
The train stops in Orlando West Palm Beach and Miami
This year GrandLux cars will be put on amtrak from Washington to Miami with stops in Orlando , West Palm Beach and Miami

This is the Grandlux
http://www.americanorientexpress.inf...FSFwUAod9xOoIA

This is the Amtrak release

http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/Conten...95013&ssid=180)
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