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)!
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.
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.
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
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.
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!