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Old June 2nd, 2007, 02:41 PM
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Default Holiday Inn Downton has NO SHUTTTLE service...now what?

No shuttle service to airport or cruise port from Holiday Inn downtown. Can I get a cab from the hotel to cruise? How much ? Cant be too bad since its only a couple of blocks away. Also, after cruise, is it a pain to get back to the Miami airport with a Carnival shuttle?
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 04:11 PM
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Taxi to the port is cheap. Taxi to the airport post cruise is easier and cheaper than the cruise line shuttle. It's a set rate from the port to the Miami airport. With tip it's about $25 per taxi (not per person).
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Old June 6th, 2007, 02:08 PM
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Hotel to Port should run you under $10.
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Old June 6th, 2007, 02:49 PM
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I would definitely do the Carnival shuttle to the airport afterwards. They are very experienced in getting a lot of passengers to the airport efficiently and that cab ride could get really pricey.
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 06:31 PM
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I agree.........grab a cab........fast, inexpensive & no hassle......the shuttles take forever......gotta wait til the luggage is on & the people are seated.......done both & always do the taxi now.......

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Old June 23rd, 2007, 09:27 PM
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I also, strongly recommend the taxi both before and after the cruise. Carnival's shuttle will run you $35 per person. A taxi will be around $25 per taxi that will handle two or three people. A far better deal.

The cabs at the pier are plentiful and easy to find, especially if you use a luggage porter. Even if you don't they aren't hard to find. Just go out the door and take a right and they are they right there.

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Old June 25th, 2007, 02:36 PM
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All airports have shared van shuttles for a set rate. You just walk outside and ask where the shuttles are located. It is a set rate.

This is what I do all the time and that is.... I plan to fly back after 4p.m.
so I am free to buy the EVERGLADES TOUR after the cruise. The tour bus takes you to the everglades and then drops you off at the airport by 2p.m. or 3p.m. I LOVE THE EVERGLADES AND NEVER GET TIRED OF SEEING IT. There are other tours you can take and then be taken to the airport. Luci
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Old July 1st, 2007, 03:57 PM
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Some cab drivers in Miami disliked the short run from the port to hotels in dowtown Miami. Our was for one.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 10:56 PM
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We just used a cab to and from our hotel in B. Bay to the port for $11! Just a word of warning......they only take cash, no credit cards!
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