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Old March 25th, 2008, 01:48 PM
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Default Easiest airport- Ft Lauderdale or Miami?

Sailing out of Port of Miami, but have heard Miami airport is difficult.

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Old March 25th, 2008, 01:49 PM
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Never found MIA to be difficult at all. Taxi to port is $24. Miami would be my choice.
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I have only travelled twice, and the last time I flew into Miami before that was into Orlando......I was also travelling at March Break and didn't find it busy at all.....was through security and at the gate all with in an hour and it was a 1pm flight. We took the transfer through Carnival and on the way to the airport.....one of the freeways was jammed with traffic and the Carnival rep who was on the bus said....."going to be alot missing their flights from FLL", I know that doesn't happen all the time but it would be worth considering depending on your return flight. If you are catching the ship in Miami only makes sense to fly into Miami......saves time riding a bus, plus your transfer rate would be alot cheaper.
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I have flown to both airports and sailed from both cruise ports.
Didn't find either a problem. Either way should be fine.
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Miami is easier, FLL is cheaper even with the taxi IMHO.
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I've used both airports and cruise ports, both Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports are fairly easy to navigate around in and use from my opinion.
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The Miami airport is the WORST ever! I have been to airports from New York to LAX to Thailand they were all a gem compaired to Miami. FLL has 1/3 of the lines and none of the hassle that Miami has.
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It was my experience, as well as some other posters, last summer that price wise, Miami was outragous to fly in to. I'm sure it may depend on what part of the country you are coming from (midwest for us). Maybe something has changed since then so make sure to price out both options if you haven't already.
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if you can come in a day early and leave later in the evening at the end of your cruise..and if the price of air fare is an issue..southwest and spirit have major operations in Fort Lauderdale
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For me hands down, Fll is a user friendly airport, Miami is horrendous in my opinion. Once the 2 Genesis ships port there, things at the airport could get crazy, with the 1000's more people passing through....:(:(
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hope fort lauderdale is esy.. i'll be there in 3 days
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Just returned from the Victory and used the FtL airport and it was very easy to get around and it was only 200 round trip. miami was double and would have to stay overnight...
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Just got back from Liberty a week ago. We flew into Ft. Lauderdale, very easy to access!
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Just got back from Liberty a week ago. We flew into Ft. Lauderdale, very easy to access!
i'm liking the sound of that since well be going through there in a coupple of days and then on the way back!!
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FLL....Miami is more expensive and more crowded!
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We've decided to come into FLL on a Friday before sailing out of Miami on Saturday.

For us, it was bucks. Flying out of RIC airport to FLL was $60 cheaper than to MIA, plus I was able to book a good hotel there for about $60 less than a comparable one in Miami. Yes, we'll pay about $30 more in transfers, but we figure we're still ahead.
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Miami's taxi/shuttle stops outside suck. Not organized and very poor signage. Basically you have to flag someone down if you need a ride. I hated that part of the airport..
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We have flown to FLL for our cruises out of Fort Lauderdale and Miami with no problem. Prefer the airport to that behemoth called Miami International.[/quote]
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I've done both but I favor FLL and take the shuttle to Miami. The cost of airfare would be the deciding factor now. If I was traveling during a "high" season, I would go to the airport closest to the terminal.
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