Depends on what port and how many people. For example, in Miami or FLL where taxi is plentiful, there is no need for cruise line transfers. Taxi will be faster and if you have 4 people in your party, about 2 times cheaper.
I have used the transfer both ways. To the porta nd from the port. I suggest taking a cab to the port and getting there early. The transfers Carnival does leave later and you get to the port when most people are already on the ship. The transfers post cruise are OK, I have always had plenty of time to get to the port with oodles of time to spare. The trick is to let the pursers office know you have a early flight and need to be off the ship in the first group, or better yet, self assist debark!!!!
From port--either depending on flight home!!
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Unless it was imperative, as it was for us in Galveston, we never take the transfers. Waiting for the bus to fill, getting hit with suitcases as people walk past...hot, & cranky) We always take a taxi.
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