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Old April 1st, 2005, 02:32 PM
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Hi, I have a question for you experienced cruisers...I have booked a trip for this winter on Royal Caribbean, and we dock at Miami at 9 am at the end of the cruise. The only flight that will work with my frequent flyer miles leaves Miami airport at 11:25. There is no way that will work is there? A friend told me that they actually dock earlier than that...what can you folks advise??
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Old April 1st, 2005, 03:30 PM
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I personally will not book a flight before 1:00 p.m.. On our last cruise we docked on time but didn't get off the ship until 11:30 p.m. I'm not sure what the holdup was. Another time we were delayed in getting off as there were people who were not reporting for immigration and customs couldn't clear the ship. I wouldn't chance it.

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Old April 2nd, 2005, 07:55 PM
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The problem is what happens if you dock late? It takes about an hour to get off the ship, find your luggage, clear immigration & customs & then another 1/2 hour to the AP. If there's an accident or a problem at TSA, you're stuck.

11:25 might be possible but it would be alwfully stressful for me.
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Old April 4th, 2005, 11:01 AM
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I wouldn't chance it. There is really more chance that you won't make it than you will. Why worry through your whole trip?
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Old April 5th, 2005, 08:32 AM
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Thanks, everybody. I won't chance it.
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Old April 6th, 2005, 10:23 AM
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good call Jenjen - not worth the risk and stress, get something after 1pm
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