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Old June 26th, 2009, 10:45 PM
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I’m getting ready to book air fare for my cruise Dec14th . They have a 12:00 pm flight going home. Is that to early of a flight to try and make?? Our port is Tampa if that makes a difference. Or should we play it safe and take the 2:00 pm flight home?
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Not knowing how far the airport is from the port, if its fairly close, I would think the noon flight would be fine. What time are you scheduled to get into port?
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We get back to port at 8:00 am. I know we can hang out on the ship for alittle or just get off. Don't think Tampa airport is to far I need to check.
Maybe we should just make it 2;00. When hanging around the ship that morning can you sit on deck and have breakfast? What time do they throw you off?
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Areogirl.......you should be fine with a 12:00 pm departure from Tampa.
You should be off the ship by 9:30 am or sooner. I recently completed a cruise on Legend last month and experienced the best ever debarkation with Carnival in Tampa.

I was one of the last to get off ship and I was picking up my bag in terminal around 9:30 am. Took a van to airport, 20 min drive, for the fee of $10 per person. Taxi's run $25 to airport.

P.S. When you wake up in the morning of arrival in Tampa, the ship is already docked.

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I'm a big fan of hanging around the ship as long as possible until they kick me off. That's usually around 11am. Yes you can have breakfast and morning bevs.
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I’m getting ready to book air fare for my cruise Dec14th . They have a 12:00 pm flight going home. Is that to early of a flight to try and make?? Our port is Tampa if that makes a difference. Or should we play it safe and take the 2:00 pm flight home?
Other than arriving very late at port you will have no trouble making a 12:00 p.m. flight.

If you are off the ship by 10:00 a.m. this will allow time to make it to the airport, get through security and get to your gate.

Have a wonderful cruise!
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My Husband and I just got off the Inspiration 2 weeks ago in Tampa. The airport is about 45 mins from the port of Tampa. We booked a 5:30 flight thinking if something happen to the ship and we came in late that morning we would be ok with that time.. Well we got off the ship around 10:00 and ended up sitting at the airport for hours.. I think your 12:00 flight might be cutting it close. But around 1:00 or 2:00 you will be fine. Good luck and have a great cruise.
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We just returned from our cruise last Sunday. We left the ship in Miami at 9 am and went all the way to the Ft. Lauderdale airport in 30 minutes. We were at the airport at 9:30 and our fight was at 3 pm. If you are to concerned, you can get the 2 pm flight but you should be Ok with the Noon flight. Debarkcation is a breeze especially if you take your luggage when leaving. Hope this helps and have fun.
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