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Old August 5th, 2005, 09:20 PM
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I have been offered transportation from RCI for a nominal fee from the Airport to the Port. I am not so much concerned about the fee, I am more concerned about the promptness of this service. Does anyone have experience with their service. I have a short window to get from the airport to the port and can't take any chances.
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Old August 5th, 2005, 09:34 PM
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If you have contracted with RCI for THEIR transfers then you have no problem. The Ship will wait for the bus. Have a great time.

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Old August 6th, 2005, 01:19 AM
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if you have a tight conection i would go with the transfer. if the bus ends up being late the ship will wait until you arive and then depart. if you take a taxi and you are late you would need to fly to next port to meet with ship.
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Old August 7th, 2005, 12:39 PM
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I agree. Take the ship transfer. If you are late they will wait for you. Otherwise you are on your own.
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Old August 7th, 2005, 01:35 PM
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Take the transfer. You may have to wait on others but the ship will wait for you, as it did on our last cruise due to bad weather and airline troubles (at least it waited for those who had booked air and bus through RCI, and if it couldnt wait RCI got the rest to the next port).

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Old August 7th, 2005, 03:49 PM
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Which port is it and what is your window? I find the transfers to be worth it. Takes the stress out of the arrival. I find the shuttle service to be very efficient.
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Old August 7th, 2005, 07:53 PM
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LAX to Port of LA. Window is 2.5 hours from arrival of plane to begining of cruise boarding. It is about 4.5 hours to end of cruise boarding. I figured if I can catch a cab or towncar right away, I will go straight to the port without having the cruise transportation wait for anyone else. Would appreciate any input based on experience.
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Old August 7th, 2005, 09:33 PM
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Bart,
I agree with Alison, with time that close, take the ships transfers. The ship will wait for their own bus but won't wait for your taxi or towncar.

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