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Old February 27th, 2012, 08:42 PM
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Okay, so it has been almost 2 yrs. since my last cruise...ahhhhh! Planning a Girls Getaway in October on Carnival Legend. I know it leaves out of Tampa. Do I definately have to fly into Tampa? Is Ft. Lauderdale or Miami that far from the Tampa port? In 2007, I flew to Ft. Lauderdale and the cruise left out of Miami.

Also, cruise leaves at 4pm, flight gets in at 12ish (in Tampa). Could take a cab right there, BUT..was thinking of flying in the day before and staying a a hotel overnight. Hopefully finding airport-hotel-port-airport shuttles included.

Any thoughts would be appreciated!
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Lauderdale is maybe 5-6 hrs, Miami add an hour more. Fly into Tampa.......I'm sure you will get some close hotel recommedations,and flying in before, is a better option. Enjoy your girls getaway.
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Yep, I'd absolutely fly in the day before. Too many unpredicted delays on flights these days. You could fly into Tampa (20 minutes from the port) or even Orlando (1-1/2 hours from the port). I'd HIGHLY recommend Tampa, as the airport is so much closer, and frankly, it's a much easier airport to "get around in". Call the "Tahitian Inn" in Tampa, for an inexpensive, but VERY good hotel, that offers shuttle service to and from both the airport, and the cruise port. It's an older hotel, but recently renovated, and in a good area of town, between the airport and the cruiseport.
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Thank you all very much. Makes thing much easier to plan!!!
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