We're departing this Saturday on the Explorer and are flying into Ft Lauderdale. Our flight doesn't arrive until about 11 AM. I wanted to check to see what options we have for transport from the airport to the Port of Miami. My friend's parents did the same thing about 6 weeks ago and said that you can catch a regular shuttle right from the airport. Is this true and if so do they run regularly? Thanks.
Re: Transport from Ft Laud Airport to Port of Miam
We sailed on the Explorer last month and had to fly into Ft.L. instead of Miami due to a delayed flight. The airline put us on a shuttle to Miami and it took only 1/2 hr. or so to get there. We didn't have to pay because it was the airline's (USAir) fault we missed our Miami connection in Charlotte. The shuttles run continuously, so I wouldn't pay $10 more for a limo. Just hope your flight isn't delayed and your luggage comes with you. Our luggage made the flight we missed and then was delayed 3 hrs. due to a windshield prob. w/plane. We got to Miami only to find that our luggage was still in the air. We opted to take the RCI transfer shuttle to the ship (fear of missing the boat ) hoping our bags would get there before sailing. NOT!! We didn't get them until just before sailing from Nassau the next day. That's why they tell you to take all medications in your carry-on. Next time, I'll take a change of underwear, too. The cruise people gave us free shirts and toiletry bags to tide us over. The cruise itself was wonderful and I am green with envy every week when a new one starts. Have fun! Wish I were there!!