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Old 04-20-2013, 07:56 PM   #1
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Private Transfers Party of 11 MCO to Port

I was able to convince a very cost cost conscious group of 11 to take the Fantasy in late August (vs Norwegian out of NY) to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary.

Due to other commitments we will all likely be flying into MCO early on embarkation day (ugh). I need to secure transfers to the port that are reasonably priced.

When my immediate family cruises, we normally do a one way rentals. Maybe we can do 3 car rentals and call it a day. But has anyone ever rented or hired a large vehicle to the ports (will likely need to do the same for the return)..

If you could share experiences it would be great.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:33 PM   #2
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I'm going on the dream in September with a group of 23 we are using happy limo cheapest i seen so far 520$ rt
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:55 PM   #3
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Our Florida TownCar was 250 rountrip for 8 people. Had a large van. Jc was great with the arrangements. We've used them twice and will use them again.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:56 PM   #4
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I would do a private shuttle. THey charge by the vehicle not person and it always works out fairly inexpensive. The pick up from the port is super easy too.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:15 PM   #5
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We are using Sunshine in May for 9 people - approx $350 including tip - I will report back and tell you how it went.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:29 PM   #6
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We have a party of 13 and were thinking of a 14 passenger van but are worried about luggage. If we each bring 1 suitcase will the luggage fit?
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:53 PM   #7
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We had a group of 11 and used Happy Limo. They were great!
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:00 PM   #8
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Cocoa beach shuttle has very good rates too
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Our group of 11 used Happy Limo too. We splurged on a limo to port, but just a minibus back. Both were great and still cheaper pp than the Disney bus. Contact them and they will put you in the right vehicle for your size.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:40 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the replys. I have some phone calls to make!
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:50 AM   #11
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I'm going on the dream in September with a group of 23 we are using happy limo cheapest i seen so far 520$ rt
We used them also for a mini bus when we had 19 ppl. Plenty of room for luggage & people. It's so convenient, you may not want to go back to renting a car.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:53 AM   #12
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Cocoa beach shuttle has very good rates too
Kind of OT but glad to see your countdown to do a cruise again!!

Best wishes for an awesome cruise!
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:43 AM   #13
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I used Happy Limo to organize a large group coming back from MCO. We did have one issue: I rented the largest size bus and specifically told them my party size would likely increase to the bus max prior to arrival. They sent a smaller bus and a van for my original party size and then had to scramble. We all got to MCO by the time we were expecting, but it was a pain to deal with for me - there were 56 people relying on my arrangements to MCO. Because we switched from having 1 driver to 3, we also had issues then with the calculated cost pp because the tip amount was being multiplied by 3. They ended up getting undertipped, which is a shame because I'm sure it wasn't their fault, but neither was it ours and it was a huge jump in price.

Still, with all that said, I would still use happy limo again, I would just be very specific in some of my requests.
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