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Old 01-30-2013, 12:52 PM   #136
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Can I ask if a party of 6 (4 adults ad 2 toddlers) can find a taxi VAN (one vehicle that would fit all of us) from the Miami airport to the Port?

Also we're have a full day to explore Miami (well 8 am to 4 pm) on our final day. I guess the only place to dump our luggage would be at the airport or would the Port have luggage storage where we can keep our bags for a few hours while we explore? We may be better off renting our own car that day for a few hours too I suppose... If so, can we rent at the Port and drop off at the airport?

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Old 01-30-2013, 06:33 PM   #137
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From what I've read, you will not get off the ship AT 8. That is when they expect to arrive, then they need to clear customs, etc. If you have time, I'd just enjoy your last breakfast on board, take it easy and get off as late as possible. Then drive to the airport.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:24 PM   #138
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I've read through the posts here and maybe I've missed the answer to this question so please forgive me.

I read that Disney has transportation from the airport to the port. Do they have a connection with any of the hotels at or near the airport where they will take your bags from the room that morning so we don't have to lug them to the bus?

Thank you in advance for any info you can share.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:53 PM   #139
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Just an FYI, be sure to make a ressie for a rental car SOMEWHERe! We had a ressie but questioned our decision, so my DH hopped a shuttle to one rental agency....no cars! Took a taxi to another, the rate for one day with drop off at MCO, $179, plus a two hour wait minimum! He called me, I said no way! He taxied to the agency that we had the ressie with, got the SUV for an extra two days, with MCO drop off for $212! Few!
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:46 AM   #140
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Does anyone have any recommendations for off site parking we will be driving down the morning of the cruise and wondered if there were any good optional site to park other then the Port for $20/day. We have found a great one for Port Canaveral but this will be our first time out of Miami
I am thinking about www.portofmiamicruiseparking.com It says that it is $4.50/day. They are 2-3 blocks from the port. They recommend a shuttle for $5 each way. I would think DH could drop off myself, DD & the luggage, go park & then just walk over (or shuttle). I think this is a great way to go.

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Old 01-31-2013, 12:42 PM   #141
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They are 2-3 blocks from the port. They recommend a shuttle for $5 each way. I would think DH could drop off myself, DD & the luggage, go park & then just walk over (or shuttle). I think this is a great way to go.

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I am from Miami. This seems like a great deal. I'm going to look into it myself for our upcoming Disney cruise. Your husband will need to take the shuttle though. 2-3 blocks in that area is over a mile long. And there's no sidewalk on the bridge to get to the port.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:50 PM   #142
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I am from Miami. This seems like a great deal. I'm going to look into it myself for our upcoming Disney cruise. Your husband will need to take the shuttle though. 2-3 blocks in that area is over a mile long. And there's no sidewalk on the bridge to get to the port.
Cool. Thanks!!! I think we will do this if we drive up AM of the cruise (and we are from Tampa, so that's a good 4-5 hrs.....). It's that, or book a hotel that includes parking..... Decisions!!!

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Old 01-31-2013, 02:40 PM   #143
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Shuttle back?

Hi! This parking deal sounds great. Do they have a shuttle that picks up from the port after disembarkation and takes you back to your car?

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Old 01-31-2013, 02:50 PM   #144
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I am from Miami. This seems like a great deal. I'm going to look into it myself for our upcoming Disney cruise. Your husband will need to take the shuttle though. 2-3 blocks in that area is over a mile long. And there's no sidewalk on the bridge to get to the port.
You are right, it is long. I think they are counting the '2-3 blocks' to the BRIDGE, not to the actual terminal of the port. There is a sidewalk over the bridge, however. It is on the same side as the basketball Arena. I saw many people, with suitcases, walking over it when we sailed Dec. 23 and returned Dec 30. I'd guess it was a mile, maybe even more.

the shuttles are a disorganized mess (IMHO). Just take a taxi. It was $9 to go from the port to this lot (across the bridge, up a few blocks and then around and back down a block because of the one way streets).

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Old 02-11-2013, 06:50 AM   #145
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Since DCL does not have a permanent terminal,I imagine this changes. So can you park at a garage but walk or take a shuttle to your terminal if different? Today, wonder is at terminal E, which only has a lot and no garage. TIA.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:54 AM   #146
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are stayingt Holiday Inn the night before at the port. I hoped someone was familiar with the port area and could answer me- it looks like Bayside MArketplace area is right there, we could walk to it from hotel? Wondered if there was a place we could pick up beer and rum? I am not sure how/where they sell it in Miami(here we cant buy beer or alcolor at regular store, just specific liquor stores.)
Also, how close to the port area are the port hotels? I assume we would still need a cab over?
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:24 AM   #147
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Ok... So the wonder is docked at terminal F. But we can park in the garage by terminal G.

When you drive in, you can stop by the terminal and drop off your luggage. Then continue towards terminal G, drive around the garage and enter. Then I would park towards terminal F...

It was nice and easy.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:50 PM   #148
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thanks this was very helpful
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:46 AM   #149
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I read in another thread that Miami is not like Port Canaveral where in they charge you only by the night. So if it is a 5 night cruise you would only be charged for 5 days(5 x 20). Can anyone confirm this?
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:07 AM   #150
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I read in another thread that Miami is not like Port Canaveral where in they charge you only by the night. So if it is a 5 night cruise you would only be charged for 5 days(5 x 20). Can anyone confirm this?

We just came back from the Feb 21 Feb 25-Wonder Cruise... 4 nights.. and we were charged $80. It was really easy... I was dreading the Miami Port, but this was a breeze... ery easy, parked close to the boats
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