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Old November 13th, 2007, 01:23 PM
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I know this is a stupid question, but I've always taken the shuttles...
From the airport , when I tell the cab driver I need to go to the port for a Princess cruise, will he know exactly what I'm talking about? Do I need to be more specific? I'm flying in on the same day as the departure, so I want to make sure I get there ASAP.
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Old November 13th, 2007, 02:05 PM
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Which airport are you flying into, and which port are you sailing out of? Your documents should tell you which pier your ship is departing from, and you should know which port, (Miami, or Port Everglades) and that's what you need to tell the cab driver. There may be more than one Princess ship in port on the day you embark!

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Old November 13th, 2007, 02:09 PM
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lukefox,
The fare rules are clearly posted inside the cab.

HE pays the bridge toll, not you.
If he reaches his hand back for the two bucks...hand it to him and call it a tip.
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When the cab arrives there is a massive board that lists which pier each ship is at. He may not speak English but he or she will get you to the pier NO PROBLEM MON!
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rinker250,
Is this true for all cabs? In NY we had to pay the toll for the bridges! Did we get taken?
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No, just the trip from the Miami Airport to the cruise terminal is all I know for certain.
I doubt NY Cabbies have an agreement with the city for stuff like that.
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We sailed out of Fort Lauderdale several times, we told the cab driver the name of the ship, and he kew where it was.

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I think you're on the same sailing as I am in Fort Lauderdale. It's just a hop, skip and a jump from the airport and yes the cabbies know how to get to your ship (Emerald Princess 11/16) and can easily get you through the security gate just be prepared to show your ship ticket there. It's a much better way to go to the ship rather than the shuttle ... same way on disembarkation day cuz you don't have to wait for a bus to be loaded and then be left off quite aways from your airline checkin area.
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Thanks to everyone for the info.! FYI - I'm flying into and sailing out of Ft. Lauderdale on the Emerald. I know it's only 4 miles to the port, but I get really anxious before a trip.

CruzNut - Yes, we're on the same voyage!! I'm looking forward to an exciting, yet relaxing 10 days. I've seen beautiful pictures of the Emerald, but I'm sure it will be better in person...
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No, for NYC if you are taking a cab, you are responsible for all the tolls. It's posted on the yellow sign sitting right there in front of you.

Seriously though folks, for those that are coming to NY out of state, try to stay away from the cabs.

NY is doing a plan to increase the fares for bridges during the day in order to try to bring down the amount of cars coming into the city. One proposed fee was $10 just to enter NYC. Another was charging $8 on one of the bridges, I forgot which one.

Take Amtrak into NY....so much cheaper.
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Make sure these Lauderdale cabbies start the meter. They have a habit of not metering and charging $17-20 for a $11 trip. We speak from experience. In fact $21 worth of experience !
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Thanks for the warning!!
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