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Old February 13th, 2006, 11:15 AM
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Default Taxi from Dock to Airport?

Hi, Sailing next week and just realized that I didn't make arrangements for a Taxi to the airport when we get back to Tampa. Do you think this will be a problem? or are there Taxis hanging around?? What a twit I am! I see that you have to book up 15 days in advance to make transfer arrangements through Holland America. Any suggestions....... Thank you in advance (I hope)
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Old February 13th, 2006, 12:48 PM
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No problem, we have done this at least twice. There are taxis right outside the customs hall. Just tell the porter you'd like to be taken to a taxi. It's about 20 - 25 minutes to the airport and will cost about $20 for the cab. With a $5 tip, it's about 1/2 of what HAL will charge two people to ride their bus to the airport.
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Old February 13th, 2006, 05:36 PM
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I just have to second what Howard has told you. There are plenty of taxis. On a domestic cruise I almost always use a taxi over a cruise line transfer. I find it easier and less expensive.

Even on foreign cruises I will research the taxi/cruise line transfer alternative and many times I will opt for the taxi. On my upcoming Hong Kong to Osaka cruise the transfer from the Osaka pier to the Kyoto airport is $160 per person while a taxi is $80 for two people. I am going with the taxi. I think I can find one who can understand enough English to figure out: Kyoto Airport. 9500 Yen

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Old February 15th, 2006, 08:50 AM
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I thank you both for your replies, much appreciated.. You have put my mind at ease now. I had visions of us Hoofing it down the road with our suitscases in tow!! Taxi it is - anything to save a dollar! Have a great day Carole X
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Old February 17th, 2006, 06:59 PM
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Another advantage of taxi is that you travel in you own time. You don't sit for an hour while the bus fills up.
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