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Old 09-29-2012, 10:19 AM   #76
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If you are driving, you are going to need parking, so do not stay in downtown. Parking in a hotel in downtown will be around $25. The Blue Lagoon area hotels will most like be free, but there is not much to do around the area. I like the Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Airport South Blue Lagoon. They have breakfast included and free Wi-Fi. I also like the Hampton Inn Coconut Grove. Nice hotel with breakfast included, free Wi-Fi and parking and close to CocoWalk for fun. Both hotels have a cruise package with free parking to up to 7 nights and two one-way transportation to POM.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:52 PM   #77
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Please tell us about Miami hotels, etc.

Hi all!

Just booked a cruise on the Wonder going out of Miami this spring. We know NOTHING about Miami, the port, the logistics, or what not.

Can you guys suggest:
1) transportation from airport to hotel
2) hotel near the port
3) transportation to the port?

Any information would be greatly appreciated. can't wait!
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:08 PM   #78
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The "Florida Departures" board over on Cruise Critic has some good info:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=495

I've been there a lot reading up for our January NCL cruise out of Miami
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:24 PM   #79
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If you are flying into FLL, how are you planning to get to the port? We have 3 kiddos so hauling car seats does not sound fun.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:57 AM   #80
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If you are flying into FLL, how are you planning to get to the port? We have 3 kiddos so hauling car seats does not sound fun.
When my plan was to fly into FLL, I was planning on taking SAS Transportation from our hotel/airport to the port. They seemed to have the best rates.

But, my plans have changed in that we are now flying into Miami as the airfare was cheaper thru American than thru Southwest to FLL. We'll just use DME for transport to/fro the airport.

Disney hasn't announced any concrete plans to have DME at FLL. Last I heard, they are making a "list" of people to gauge interest.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:42 AM   #81
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This is a great thread. We aren't going till next October and are driving. We will probably end up just paying at the cruise terminal, but who knows.

I'd really love to see some pics of the hotels and rooms of places ya'll stay at when you go to Miami.

Hopefully some people will show pics of the cruise terminal and stuff too once the ships start going out of Miami.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:00 PM   #82
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When my plan was to fly into FLL, I was planning on taking SAS Transportation from our hotel/airport to the port. They seemed to have the best rates.

But, my plans have changed in that we are now flying into Miami as the airfare was cheaper thru American than thru Southwest to FLL. We'll just use DME for transport to/fro the airport.

Disney hasn't announced any concrete plans to have DME at FLL. Last I heard, they are making a "list" of people to gauge interest.
I was thinking of flying American myself, but lately I'm a little scared to fly them. Not so much the fact that their seats keep coming apart but the fact that they might not be flying anymore by next May. What would happen if I got tickets on American and they went out of business before I left? I hate that fact that SW pulled Airtran out of Miami.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:03 PM   #83
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I was thinking of flying American myself, but lately I'm a little scared to fly them. Not so much the fact that their seats keep coming apart but the fact that they might not be flying anymore by next May. What would happen if I got tickets on American and they went out of business before I left? I hate that fact that SW pulled Airtran out of Miami.
I don't understand Southwest. For the week we are going, they cut back on the number of flights AND raised the prices. I'm not surprised about the prices, as that is one of the main spring break weeks in the country. I was able to get great airfare on American that was way cheaper than Southwest even WITH the baggage fees each way.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:29 PM   #84
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There is a couple of places to stay in Miami when you going in a cruise. You can stay by the airport, where most hotels will have an airport shuttle to the hotel, or you can stay in downtown that is the area close to the port. From the airport to downtown, you can get a cab for about $30 with tip or get the Metrorail in the airport to downtown for $2 per person, if you are in a budget and you don’t have a lot of luggage that is a good option.
In the airport area, I stayed at the Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Airport South Blue Lagoon (http://www.hamptoninnmiamiairport.com/). They have a cruise package with two one-way transportations to the port. A cab will be about $30 with tip.
If you stay in downtown, the Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Brickell Downtown (http://www.hamptoninnmiamibrickell.com/) is the place to stay. It is located a block from the Metrorail station, in case you choose that option, and also a block from Mary Brickell Village the best place in downtown to eat and have fun. A cab from this hotel to the port will be about $15.
Both hotels have breakfast included and free Wi-Fi.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:44 PM   #85
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:54 AM   #86
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I was thinking of flying American myself, but lately I'm a little scared to fly them. Not so much the fact that their seats keep coming apart but the fact that they might not be flying anymore by next May. What would happen if I got tickets on American and they went out of business before I left?
There is very little (almost zero) chance of that happening. The most likely scenarios are that they continue as an independent carrier and nothing changes, or they merge with USAirways or another carrier, but still continue to operate (either under the American name or a different name). In either case, you'll be fine. If the fares are good on AA, book them.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:50 PM   #87
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You need to try Versailles. It is not far from the Port. Best cuban food and sandwhich in all of Miami.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:09 PM   #88
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you need to try versailles. It is not far from the port. Best cuban food and sandwhich in all of miami.
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:59 PM   #89
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Recent article on American and Question on debarkation time FLL

Someone in this thread was referencing American and I saw this article and figured I would post Article on American Airlines from Miami Herald

We are still looking at flights and would prefer to fly jetBlue out of FLL as we prefer jetBlue and the fares were cheaper.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:19 AM   #90
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We just booked this cruise! Struggling with airports, hotels and transportation. Do you think we can make a 10AM flight out of Miami on April 4th? Thanks!
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