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Old February 17th, 2004, 10:43 AM
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I figured I would ask everyones fl opinion. I am arrinving at ft lauderdale on a monday at 1150am for a cruise in miami. Is this pushing it a little. It was the only flight when I booked (should have waited) and was 150 dollars cheaper than flying into miami. What time do you think we will get to miami? If you think its pushing it? Does anyone know how to switch flight without a major penalty?

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Old February 17th, 2004, 11:21 AM
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What time does your cruise leave? If you have everything in order, I wouldn't think there would be a problem unless of course your cruise leaves at 2.
Get a taxi and go!

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Old February 17th, 2004, 11:23 AM
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What cruise is it? What time does it leave port? Most of them don't even start official boarding until 1 or 2pm. though people do board earlier.
Most don't sail till 4 or 5 pm.
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Old February 17th, 2004, 11:44 AM
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we flew into ft.lauderdale & found it is about a 45 minute drive to miami....
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Old February 17th, 2004, 11:45 AM
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i agree wtih the others, it should be enough time to get to Miami and board. Usually the ships leave betwen 4-5pm. Double check to make sure, just to satisfy your own mind.
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Old February 17th, 2004, 11:46 AM
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I agree that it all depends upon when your cruise leaves. I have heard it is about a 1/2 trip by cab to Miami from Ft. Lauderdale.
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Old February 17th, 2004, 11:51 AM
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We went from Port Everglades to Miami airport and it took us about 45 minutes. If your ship leaves a around 5pm, you should be OK, as long as you don't have a flight delay arriving in FLL.

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Old February 17th, 2004, 04:22 PM
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I just watched airline on A and E and Southwest Airlines had overbooked a flight to Fort Lauderdale by 53 people. There were many people very upset that they would miss the cruise. It surely makes sense to book your flight for the day before the cruise just to be on the safe side.
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julianne, I saw the same show, and I couldn't believe that the airline over booked by that high of a number! And almost 1/2 of the stranded passengers where going on a cruise...I felt so bad for them. 2 cruises and I will only go a day ahead...

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Old February 18th, 2004, 12:21 PM
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Hey,
You should be okay. I took the Fascination cruise in Jan 2002. Our flight was delayed
2 hours and we arrived at Ft. Lauderdale at 1130. We used Carnival's transfer bus.
It will take about an hour from landing to leaving for the Port of Miami. The drive from
Ft. Lauderdale airport to the Port of Miami is about 45-60 minutes, depending on traffic.
Once you arrive at the port, it will take awhile to get your luggage transfered and checked
in with the cruise line. With all this in mind, you should be on board about 1 to 1 1/2 hours before the ship sails. I have flown into Ft. Lauderdale for Miami cruises twice now and
have found the price to be cheaper and the times better.
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Thanks for the replies. Yes the ship leaves I think at 4 or 5. I figured it is enough time, as long as the flight leaves on time and there are no weather delays. But I guess now that it is paid I will just wait and see.

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