I am somewhat working with a pretty tight schedules upon a return from my cruise.
I am taking carnival imagination which arrives at the miami port on a friday morning at 8am.
I am trying to get back to California to work friday evening and I found a flight out of West Palm Beach at 12:10.....is this doable?
Though tight...there is a tri-rail train out of Miami at 9am arriving in plenty of time at WPB airport at 10:30. This would be perfect.
How on time are the boats for that 8am arrival?
Is the exiting of the boat upon arrival very quick or are there lengthy lines and baggage processes?
How far is it from the port to the Tri-Rail Miami station? How much would it be for a taxi/buss to get there?
If I were not able to make the 9am train; there is a 10am train which in theory would get me to the WPB airport at 11:30am. This is a back-up plan if the first train were missed but it would be cutting it very close at the WPB airport for a 12:10 flight. How on-time are the tri rail trains?
I am hoping that 1 hour would be plenty of time to get from the miami port to the tri-rail though.
And a final back-up plan would be to just rent a car. If the boat was a bit late and we were to miss both 9am and 10am trains - maybe we could just rent a car and high-tail up to WPB. Not sure how long that would take or how much; but it's another fall back on option.
What are my chances on pulling this off???