We are doing a post hotel after our cruise. Since the hotel check in is not until 3pm I was wondering how long can we stay on the ship (RCCL) before we must leave it and will our luggage be ok? Also, what hotels would you recommend around the MIA airport?
You have to be out of your cabin by 8 am and it can get crowded and boring waiting around. I don't think you can even purchase a drink if you want either. If your luggage color is called and you don't debark, there is a chance someone might accidently take your luggage. We have always been able to check in the hotel early and if the room is not available, they offer luggage storage so you can go have lunch or see the sites till later. Another option would be to take a tour through the ship, they will store your luggage for you under the bus, then drop you off at the airport. Once there you can catch the free hotel shuttle if they offer one.
Teresa and Larry
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get your luggage as soon as you can--it may be picked up by someone who does not check tags---In NYC I saw someone wheeling away with our bag & had to almost restrain him before he would stop & check the tag--many bags look alike--better to have your luggage at the pier & work somehting out at your hotel
Also there is places at the airport where you can store luggage for a price. We had to do this one time. The hotel should hold your luggage for you. Usually you don't have to be off till around 10:30am I think was the latest I got off the ship. I usually worry someone will take my luggage too but mark it real good with bright tape or tie warps or ribbons ect and no one should mistake it for theirs... Debbie