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We are flying into Fort Lauderdale on a Thursday at 2 PM. The ship sails at 5PM so we need to be there by 4PM. Cab? Rent a car? Van? Opinions please! How long is the trip anyway? Jimbo
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With that narrow of a window, I'd take a taxi for sure. The share ride Van is less, but you may have to wait to fill it before it will leave.
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It's appx 45-min via car, but if you go via I-95, anything can happen, so be prepared. I'd go by taxi, for sure. Have a great cruise and see you out on the open seas on Fri (when we leave, but from FLL)!
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Don't cruise ships have to post their passenger list 1.5 hours before they sail?
If so the window to get there on time is also only 1.5 hours.
Even I don't shave that closely. arrrgh.
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We are flying into Fort Lauderdale on a Thursday at 2 PM. The ship sails at 5PM so we need to be there by 4PM. Cab? Rent a car? Van? Opinions please! How long is the trip anyway? Jimbo
I'd grab the first cab I can and offer a bonus to get me to the pier on time!

It's about a 10 minute ride from the airport to the pier.
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I'd grab the first cab I can and offer a bonus to get me to the pier on time!

It's about a 10 minute ride from the airport to the pier.
They are going to Miami pier not port everglades.

I flew into FLL this morning at 630am and it took 10 to 15 minutes for my bag to appear on the carosel after I got to it and i had a priorty bag!!
Theres another 15 minutes gone.
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If possible, I would change to an earlier flight. IMO, you are cutting it way too close. If your flight has even a small delay, you may miss the ship. Also, as one has said, you can't depend on good traffic conditions on I95.
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We are flying into Fort Lauderdale on a Thursday at 2 PM. The ship sails at 5PM so we need to be there by 4PM. Cab? Rent a car? Van? Opinions please! How long is the trip anyway? Jimbo
The only opinion I would give if it is not too late is CHANGE YOUR FLIGHT...
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At least, buy insurance, just in case.
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I just have to ask..did you book this nail biter air fare or did your ta...?
We did this route by shuttle earlier this month..going down was easy, but, going back, was bumper to bumper for a while.

You could run into issues, just getting a lugagge delay! You or the ta must be an optimist, in this case, bring some pepto bismal;(

I do wish you luck, or a change in air....
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A cab will be your best option. If for whatever reason you are able to get on a earlier flight, a least costly option would be to take the Tri-Rail train from FLL to MIA and than take the cab from MIA to the Port. It is a lot cheaper but will certainly require more time.
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you need to use a shuttle company and hope your plane arrives early. Baggage may take awhile. I think its about a 30 min car ride to Miami cruise pier. You are cutting it way to close. You need to check with cruise line. They might deny you boarding if you dont arrive in time.
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Thanks for all who posted. Since it was only a 4 day cruise we used carry on luggage (I wore my sport coat on the plane) so we didnt have to wait for baggage. We took a cab (45 minutes) and made it with an hour to spare. The driver drove like a New Yorker, which is sometimes a good thing. I will NEVER cut it this close again. Jimbo
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Michael....get your cruise quote from your travel agent,then read this article by Kuki, and, you will see how things add up, so you can feel comfortable with the total price.

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Jim, so glad it worked out for you. There was a similar question on CC today, only the ship sailed at 4:30. My heart almost stopped beating and it wasn't my cruise, lol.
Coming in a day early is always the best thing to do.
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We were booked on a Celebrity cruise from Baltimore, MD last December, sailing at 4PM. We left home from PA at 11:30AM, for a 1hour-45minute drive (per MapQuest).

However, we encountered a truck accident on southbound I-95, and it took us 1hour-15minutes to go 5-miles to get by the overturned truck. So our leisurely boarding was not so leisurely. We were really sweating this out for a while.

Always allow much more time to make connections. In 2000, we boarded a United airlines 747 in Hong Kong for 14-hoiur trip to Chicago, where we had connection on to Philadelphia. After the plane was boarded (every seat filled) and the doors closed, the pilot came on and said there was a minor problem, which would delay our takeoff for 30-minutes. Well, the 30-minutes stretched into 4-hours-30-minutes. Of course, our connection in Chicago was cancelled. But UAL did get us on a later flight, and even paid for drinks at Chicago!

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