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beachbum13 November 13th, 2012 10:44 PM

Shuttle from FLL to Port Everglades
 
Just take the Royal Caribbean shuttle!!!

We booked another shuttle and they told us we had to wait 45 minutes because ship was not boarding yet. Walked over to RC kiosk they said they would be leaving in 10 minutes. Called back to cancel pick up and got in to a huge arguement with a very rude disaptcher. I canceled my credit card just so they would not bill me!

We were in RC holding area waiting to board before they would have picked us up. RC shuttle goes right through the check point where all other shuttles & taxi's have to stop and be checked. And once we got on shuttle we never had to deal with our luggage until it was in our cabin! :cool:

Sticc0 November 13th, 2012 10:59 PM

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Originally Posted by beachbum13 (Post 1454747)
Just take the Royal Caribbean shuttle!!!

We booked another shuttle and they told us we had to wait 45 minutes because ship was not boarding yet. Walked over to RC kiosk they said they would be leaving in 10 minutes. Called back to cancel pick up and got in to a huge arguement with a very rude disaptcher. I canceled my credit card just so they would not bill me!

We were in RC holding area waiting to board before they would have picked us up. RC shuttle goes right through the check point where all other shuttles & taxi's have to stop and be checked. And once we got on shuttle we never had to deal with our luggage until it was in our cabin! :cool:

When I cruise out of Port Everglades.. I just hop on the Rental Car's shuttle from the airport.. Might be wrong but it gets the job done, and for free.

Sticc0 November 13th, 2012 11:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Sticc0 (Post 1454749)
When I cruise out of Port Everglades.. I just hop on the Rental Car's shuttle from the airport.. Might be wrong but it gets the job done, and for free.

I do however give the driver a nice tip..

Donna November 14th, 2012 08:24 AM

You can also just hop on a cab, it is a 10 minute ride and plenty of cabs usually available.

Mike M November 14th, 2012 09:44 AM

I have yet to use a shuttle in FLL. The cab ride is easy and less expensive for two people.

When using the cab the driver always loads the bags in the trunk and unloads them at the ship. From there the luggage handlers take them and put them on board. Not really any more luggage handling than you would have with the cruise line.

One time, shortly after 9/11, we did have to wait about ten minutes at the port entry because they were checking the cabs and other shuttles. Otherwise we've had little or no wait.

It really is a matter of preference. If you like to use the cruise line shuttle then go for it.

Take care,
Mike

Trip November 14th, 2012 09:57 AM

If ever there was a port/airport to do your own thing this is the place. The few times I did a cruise shuttle, hated it,beginning with the fact you had to wait till the bus fills up. Here. 1-2-3, done and gone.

EMG November 24th, 2012 10:22 AM

You should have done your research PRIOR to booking. You obviously chose an option other than RC because of price, then you turned around and ended up paying the higher price anyway.

beachbum13 November 27th, 2012 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by EMG (Post 1456258)
You should have done your research PRIOR to booking. You obviously chose an option other than RC because of price, then you turned around and ended up paying the higher price anyway.

I got the name of the shuttle company from here on another blog. We did not choose the shuttle company because of money. We choose because of price, we have a bad experience with another cruise line's shuttle.

cruise planner November 27th, 2012 10:15 PM

I agree with the others - best way is by cab. The pier is only about 3-1/2 miles from the airport and about $12 for a taxi. No waiting, no hassle. Sure beats any of the shuttles, unless you happen to have a group.

Pete


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