|12-21-2012, 10:13 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Columbus, OH
Transportation - What Would You Do?
I'm reaching out to the Disboarders to see what you would do for transportation. Myself, DW, DD-7 and DD-5 are flying into Ft. Lauderdale 1/27 and staying at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood. 1/28 we Embark on our first Disney Cruise out of Miami! I need some advice. Would you: a) take a cab from the airport to the hotel Sunday night and then a shuttle to the port of Miami Monday morning? or b) rent a car at FLL and return it to MIA then take the rental car shuttle to the port? Price is pretty close when I factor in transportation fees, tips, gas, etc...
Thank you in advance for your opinions!
|12-21-2012, 11:40 AM||#4|
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Jun 2010
I am using SAS transportation from FLL which was the cheapest rate that I found between renting a car for 5, taking a taxi or car service. I will be using them next week so I can let you know how good they are after that.
|12-21-2012, 01:34 PM||#5|
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Dallas, TX
I prefer early check in, so I'd take a taxicab or car service to avoid possible long wait time for the courtesy shuttle.
We're also flying to FLL and cruising out from Port Miami. We'd like to spend a couple days in Miami after the cruise, so I plan to use car services to POM and rent a car afterwards.
Here are some car services:
GO Airport Shuttle
Last edited by goeva; 03-25-2013 at 04:24 PM.
|12-21-2012, 11:15 PM||#6|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Did the same thing on a Carnival cruise 2 yrs ago staying at the same hotel. We took a cab from FLL to the hotel. Then the next morning took SAS transportation from hotel to POM. Worked great, no problems.
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|01-15-2013, 09:46 AM||#7|
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Sep 2010
MJS Transport from FLL to POM
We (5 adults 1 preschooler and 1 infant) just got back from the 1/10/13 4 night Bahamas cruise out of Miami on the Wonder...what a fabulous first cruise experience!
We flew into FLL on 1/08 (coming from Maine I wanted to be sure that we had plenty of time to get to FLL in the event of a winter storm) and stayed there for the first 2 nights as airfare and hotels are SO much cheaper in Fort Lauderdale. We rented minivan for FL, but didn't want to have to deal with returning a car in Miami and then get to the ship. We booked with MJS Transportation (gomjstrans.com) to pick us up at FLL and take us to the Port of Miami and for the return trip back to FLL. I was nervous about booking a service but had read glowing reviews about this service on cruisecritic.com.
I can't say enough good things about this service:
I know this is a lengthy post, but it is such a leap of faith to book a service when you aren't from the area and if they don't show it can really start your trip off on a bad note. MJS was awesome, had fantastic customer service, and was more reasonable than all the other services we checked out. I think that anybody looking for quality transportation to the Port of Miami from FLL should definitely book with them!
I hope you enjoy your cruise as much as we enjoyed ours!
|03-25-2013, 01:44 PM||#8|
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