Ths DIS is a great place to ask Disney Cruise Line questions and share tips.
Dreams Unlimited Travel - The official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums Dreams Unlimited Travel - the official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums  

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Cruise Line > Disney Cruise Line Forum
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-25-2013, 11:36 AM   #1
readytogotodisney
DIS Veteran
 
readytogotodisney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,052

FLL to POM and timing

I know that DCL doesn't provide transportation from FLL to POM, but that's where we have to fly into due to free tickets via airline miles on SW.

My question is what is the latest you would fly into FLL and still be able to make the cruise at POM using arranged travel using an outside company? Or would it be better to fly in late the night before and then arrange travel using an outside company?

And if we fly in the night before, any suggestions on a nice hotel?

For a return flight, what would be the earliest you'd schedule a flight out of FLL?
__________________
Me 34 , DH 34 , and DS 4 and DD 1 My Photobucket with Disney Name Fills
Trips: DW '82,'86,'87,'89 Off site, '91 CR, '92 WL, '94-'99 OKW, '02 OKW, '05 off site '06 BWI, '07 OKW, '09 BWV, '11 BLT,'12 BCV '13BLT/BWV
'13AKL/POFQ GFV '14 ASMusic '14, Pop/WLV '14 US/IOA and BWV/BLT '15
DL - 10/12 DCL - 4/13 ~ Dream 11/14 ~Dream
readytogotodisney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 11:52 AM   #2
CruznLexi
DIS Veteran
 
CruznLexi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,153

I would land no later than 1230. It takes about 35 give or take in traffic. We carried our bags off and made a 1030 flight. I don't recommend this. There are hotels plenty near FLL or you can take a taxi to one of the hotels near Miami.
CruznLexi is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-25-2013, 12:08 PM   #3
Max02215
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 53

I agree with cruzenlexi, you never know about delays arriving the day of the ship leaving. Arrive the night before. It will be a more relaxed way to start your trip.
We just got off the Wonder yesterday, They have 2 options for flights leaving earlier than 12 noon. You can carry your bags off the ship, or get Express check out and your bags are cleared first thru customs. we were worried at first, but the debarkation went very smoothly. left ship about 7 :45AM, We were at FLL by 9:15am. We used SAS transport from port to FLL. They were great.
Max02215 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 12:23 PM   #4
readytogotodisney
DIS Veteran
 
readytogotodisney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,052

Great! Thank you both so much!
I think we'll plan on flying in the night before then and then an early afternoon flight.
__________________
Me 34 , DH 34 , and DS 4 and DD 1 My Photobucket with Disney Name Fills
Trips: DW '82,'86,'87,'89 Off site, '91 CR, '92 WL, '94-'99 OKW, '02 OKW, '05 off site '06 BWI, '07 OKW, '09 BWV, '11 BLT,'12 BCV '13BLT/BWV
'13AKL/POFQ GFV '14 ASMusic '14, Pop/WLV '14 US/IOA and BWV/BLT '15
DL - 10/12 DCL - 4/13 ~ Dream 11/14 ~Dream
readytogotodisney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 07:04 PM   #5
just2girls1
Mouseketeer
 
just2girls1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 195

We will be flying in to FLL the day before our cruise and staying at Hard Rock. First time cruiser here so was not sure about times for boarding. Just figured I did not want to miss the ship! I was trying to decide where to stay and just was not sure since I don't know the area very well. We will be having private transportation to POM so a car was not an option to get around the day we get there. We have stayed at other Hard Rock Hotels before and have been happy so I figured we would just do that and have everything right there.
__________________


August '08 here we come. We had a blast!

August '12 can't wait. Another great trip!!

April '13 First Cruise on the Wonder!

August '14, could not stay away!

April '15 Cruise #2 on the Magic!

DH ME, Retired! DD23 DD16 DS15 DGD5 DGS4mo

My best freind asked me to marry him in front of the castle on Friday, August 15,2008
We were married December 31, 2009!
just2girls1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:53 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.