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Old 01-15-2013, 07:22 AM   #121
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I googled the following: "taxi rates from port of miami to FLL" and came up with this:

http://www.taxifarefinder.com/main.php?city=Miami

If you put in from PoM to FLL, the estimated fare is $60.17, without tip.

Hope this helps.
Our return fare from the port to FLL was around $75, not including tip - we made a brief stop at an ATM, which cost us a few extra minutes of time.

When we went from the Hilton near FLL to the port, we used a towncar service, and it was $85+tip.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:32 AM   #122
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Thanks for starting this thread!! We are sailing out of Miami next February for DD's 12th b-day!
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:49 AM   #123
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Port of Miami

Has anyone sailed out of the Port of Miami? If so, can you give me any tips? I've only gone out of Port Canaveral. Is there a specific area (I imagine Disney doesn't have their own terminal) and what time can you get in to the port?
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:11 AM   #124
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We arrived at 11:15ish, parked right at the port in garage G. It was $20 a day. There are cheaper garages about a mile away, but my husband just wanted to be as close as possible.
We were a quick walk away from the terminal.
The terminal is much smaller than PC. We were in boarding group #3 and were getting our lunch at noon up in BBB.

It was easy, just crowded.
Once onboard no crowd issues.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:19 AM   #125
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We arrived at 11:15ish, parked right at the port in garage G. It was $20 a day. There are cheaper garages about a mile away, but my husband just wanted to be as close as possible.
We were a quick walk away from the terminal.
The terminal is much smaller than PC. We were in boarding group #3 and were getting our lunch at noon up in BBB.

It was easy, just crowded.
Once onboard no crowd issues.
We're renting a car and my husband is planning to return it after he drops us off. Do you know what time the terminal actually opens for Disney guests? I want to attempt an upgrade so I need to be there when they open. Thanks!
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:27 AM   #126
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I have read on here 11am, but I am not 100% sure.

What I can tell you I saw yesterday was that there were cars driving into the garage we were parked in at 7:30am. They all appeared to be workers but I could be wrong.

You won't be able to get into the terminal that early, but there are areas outside you can sit at and wait.
The garage we were at was right next to the border patrol area. I would feel safe sitting there. I saw officers present both in the early morning and late morning.

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Old 01-29-2013, 10:54 AM   #127
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We're renting a car and my husband is planning to return it after he drops us off. Do you know what time the terminal actually opens for Disney guests? I want to attempt an upgrade so I need to be there when they open. Thanks!
The rental cars all use a new rental terminal. We have found it easy to return the car, and all of us jump on the free shuttle to the port.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:31 PM   #128
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The rental cars all use a new rental terminal. We have found it easy to return the car, and all of us jump on the free shuttle to the port.

We are going to return the rental car the night before and get a taxi to the terminal. Now does anyone know the official time the terminal opens?
I know Port Canaveral is 10:30. Is it the same in Miami?
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From what I heard, they may very well turn you away if you are not within your Port Arrival Time. So don't go earlier just cause...
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:52 PM   #130
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Mine is 11..... but I've never head a problem standing outside and waiting in Cape. That's why I was wondering what time we can arrive and wait. I don't want to miss a possible upgrade chance because I showed up at 11 and the port opened at 10:30..
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The rental cars all use a new rental terminal. We have found it easy to return the car, and all of us jump on the free shuttle to the port.
Does it work going the other way too? (i.e. shuttle to the rental terminal to pick up a car after the cruise) What car companies are at this terminal? Is there somewhere I can find more information?
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Yes, I'd like to know about renting a car "after" our cruise too. We plan on driving to Disney World in Orlando after our 4/night cruise on the WONDER. Are the car rentals in the Miami Airport or do we go somewhere else in the area to rent a car?? Also- I was assigned an early boarding time too - 11am. I read that the Terminal will open at 11am . I don't think that DCL would assign times before you could actually get into the Terminal. It will be our first time at the Port of Miami also so I'd appreciate any advice or tips that anyone has who has taken a recent Disney Cruise from there. Thanks!
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:24 AM   #133
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Based on the way they run it at PC and the fact that the earliest Port Arrival Time for Miami is 11:00, I think it is safe to assume that the terminal will open at 11:00. I am interested in other cruisers experiences when arriving earlier, like at 10:30. We are also planning to attempt an upgrade at the port so any info is greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:31 AM   #134
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I don't think there are any car rental places AT the port. The city of Miami is across a bridge, about a mile. I think there are a few rental places in downtown. Otherwise you must go to the airport which is a $25 taxi ride or you could see if a rental place has a shuttle.

The Port of Miami is more like dropping people off at an airport. The terminal itself may not be open, but you could wait outside. It is not nice like at PC. In front there are buses and taxis and cars. The luggage guys weren't jumping to take the luggage and I practically had to beg someone to do it.

If your husband drops you off and you want to go inside to start checking in, make sure he has a copy of your itinerary as they do check it and ID at the door. I don't think they check it closely, but she did ask to see it. I think we were ahead of our PAT but they let us in right away (probably 11:15?).

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Old 01-30-2013, 08:09 AM   #135
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From what my husband said (he called car places), you have to take a taxi to a car rental company. The hotels/rental companies can not go in to the port. So, you take a taxi over to the terminal and back from the terminal. That is my understanding.

The exception is coming from the Miami airport, I believe. The rental companies can shuttle you to the port from the airport.
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