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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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!
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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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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