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Old 09-19-2013, 09:33 PM   #16
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Why does no one seem to use the DCL transfers?
Do you mean generally? Or in Houston/Galveston?

DCL transfers in Houston/Galveston cost $90 per person and only go from IAH. Many people fly in to Houston Hobby, so no DCL transfer available. Others fly in the day before and wish to stay the night closer to port - no transfers the day before the cruise.

Could be any number of reason.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:50 PM   #17
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For 5 people, the transfers work out to be quite expensive, and we are flying in the day before the cruise just in case there are flight delays so it isn't offered. Wondering though if there is an excursion with a tour of houston and drop off at the airport after the cruise? I know a lot of cruise lines do things like that.

The super shuttle rate I was looking at was not for a van but for a private car, so I don't think we would have the same problem of waiting for a full bus. I will call super shuttle in the morning and see what I can find out.
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:04 PM   #18
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I just read some reviews of super shuttle houston on Yelp. They are atrocious. Will have to keep looking.
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:30 PM   #19
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I just read some reviews of super shuttle houston on Yelp. They are atrocious. Will have to keep looking.
Do you think this means Execucar is awful as well? They are the town car portion of SuperShuttle.
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:36 PM   #20
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Do you think this means Execucar is awful as well? They are the town car portion of SuperShuttle.
that's a good point... execucar is what I was looking at and where I found the best price so far. Looking further into renting a car and staying at a hotel which offers free parking is getting pricey (the hotels with free parking are more expensive), and I got a quote of 285 from the cool tours place.
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Has anyone had experience with the supershuttle execucar (not pay per person shuttle bus but one price car service)? That is what I am looking at, for a cost of $155 round trip.
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:50 PM   #22
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that's a good point... execucar is what I was looking at and where I found the best price so far. Looking further into renting a car and staying at a hotel which offers free parking is getting pricey (the hotels with free parking are more expensive), and I got a quote of 285 from the cool tours place.
How many people is that for and from which airport?
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:57 PM   #23
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We were quoted $60 per person round trip for DCL transfers from IAH for our Oct 12 cruise. It's $90 now?? We ended up booking a rental minivan for the entire week with frequent flier miles. We did find a rental rate on Hotwire for a minivan for less than $500 (for 10 days since we are staying in Houston for 3 days prior to the cruise). Yes I agree with all that it is a huge headache to plan transport to Galveston. We used to live in Houston so it was always a breeze, but not anymore!
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:05 PM   #24
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How many people is that for and from which airport?
there are five of us, 2 adults and 3 kids, flying into Bush.
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there are five of us, 2 adults and 3 kids, flying into Bush.
Ok that explains it. It's a little higher per person from IAH.
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Wink This Journey Had Me Stumped Also

Hi All,

I flew transatlantic to Houston to join the Eastbound Transatlantic cruise this May and found this annoying little trip to be a complete pain, I was going to use the public bus however they cancelled it after 25 years a month before. I then was going down the hire car choice, no choice a rip off drop off charge, and they think they are doing you a favour.

I ended up with Galveston Limo, they arrived on time and charged a fair price

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A friend took a taxi, and they charged her $210 INCLUDING TIP.
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Execucar is $130 SUV EACH WAY without tip from Hobby to Galveston hotel, then from cruise terminal back to Hobby. This is for our family of four, 2 adults and 2 kids. It states their sedan service will seat only three passengers so that won't work for us.
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Execucar is $130 SUV EACH WAY without tip from Hobby to Galveston hotel, then from cruise terminal back to Hobby. This is for our family of four, 2 adults and 2 kids. It states their sedan service will seat only three passengers so that won't work for us.
did you look online at execucar.com? I called the Hobby airport branch of execucar (cause I couldn't find a number for Bush) and they told me they could pick up at Bush and quoted me $324 round trip. I then went on line for execucar and put in all the information, and with an SUV to seat 5 suddenly the price was 155 roundtrip. Not sure what is up with that. but maybe try the website? I actually just looked it up to go from our house to our airport--the cost where I live with a 40+ mile drive to the airport is 105 roundtrip, which beats what it would cost to park our car for that length of time (132). I may try them out, would rather have car service door to door for less than schlep to the economy parking lot and pay more, and have to drive ourselves home when everyone is tired and cranky late at night!
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:01 PM   #29
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did you look online at execucar.com?
Yes, online. I did a dummy booking last week and came up with $130 each way, thought the roundtrip price was too much and decided to use points to book a car and go that way. But, since I have been reading more here, including your quote, I hopped online again and did another dummy booking and it is $130 each way, $260RT. I, too, prefer door to door service but not at that price.

Not sure how you got quoted $155RT but I would check it again to be sure.

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did you look online at execucar.com? I called the Hobby airport branch of execucar (cause I couldn't find a number for Bush) and they told me they could pick up at Bush and quoted me $324 round trip. I then went on line for execucar and put in all the information, and with an SUV to seat 5 suddenly the price was 155 roundtrip. Not sure what is up with that. but maybe try the website? I actually just looked it up to go from our house to our airport--the cost where I live with a 40+ mile drive to the airport is 105 roundtrip, which beats what it would cost to park our car for that length of time (132). I may try them out, would rather have car service door to door for less than schlep to the economy parking lot and pay more, and have to drive ourselves home when everyone is tired and cranky late at night!
I think you may have done what I did. I think That price is not round trip. When you go all the way through the booking you get to the payment screen and the total will 2 times what they show you on that first screen with the car choices. I thought since they asked if it was one way or round trip the first number was a round trip quote but it wasn't.
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