Official Miami Port Information Thread-5/1 update

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  1. NWmom

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    Miami is a fantastic city I had the pleasure of growing up in. I hope you get to enjoy it as much as I did.

    First though, if all the locals can help on this thread the same way the Seattle crew did it will make it that much better of a thread. All the locals that sned me things to post get the joy of seeing their name in this thread as well.

    PM me any info to add to a topic- I will cut and paste it to the right section. In your PM let me know the number of where it should go, that helps tremendously.

    Those that have sent things to adsd to this thread include:
    breakingd_awn

    Some starting places to get ideas about what to do in Miami while you are cruising
    www.cruisemiami.org

    Please completely explore the websites given before you ask questions. You would be surprised how many people don't look at links and ask questions that are easily found on the links.

    All help from locals is requested and appreciated.
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  3. NWmom

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    Port of Miami oficial site http://www.miamidade.gov/portofmiami/ see travel tips for other pages on activities to do while in Miami

    Car rentals

    Metrorail (miami's version of the monorail with multiple stops) or buses
    http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/rail.asp

    Parking $20 per day

    Taxi Service frrom MIA to PortMiami is a flat rate of $24

    From FLL to MIA

    From FLL to port

    Tolls--http://www.floridasturnpike.com/all-electronictolling/ESP/FAQs.cfm?SunPass
    and here is a amp to show you http://www.floridasturnpike.com/all-electronictolling/ESP/AllElectronicTollingMap.pdf

    If you are driving south to the port you probably want to get off of the Florida Turnpike at exit 47 and switch over to I-95.
     
  4. NWmom

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    www.travelocity.com

    www.cruisemiami.org The accomdation page has a good description of different areas in/around Miami.

    Comfort Suites Miami Airport North. They offer a cruise package which includes: bottle of wine, free breakfast buffett, free shuttle to and from the port and Miami airport. We got a double suite/cruise package for $185.32
     
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    Metrorail is HA
     
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    still setting up
     
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    none at this time
     
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    still setting up
     
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    Okay for the most part this is my quirky sense of humor as east of Miami is pretty much the Atlantic Ocean.

    Still setting up
     
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    You absolutely have to try a Cuban sandwich and platanos maduros. I miss those two things the most.
    Someone needs to find the best place to get one near the port.

    still setting up
     
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    will post all current threads here

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2897398

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2885839

    This one is about air travel specifically http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2897678

    This one about hotels between the airport and WDW just in case anyone is doing a combo trip http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2623325&highlight=miami

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2897713

    Done setting up the sections so I can add to each topic
    Feel free to post away
     
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    saving this one as I think I forgot a section
     
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    I don't know what those are , but they sound good:) Thanks for starting a POM thread:cool1:
     
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    Thank you SO much for getting this thread started. :goodvibes
     
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    Thanks for putting together this information. Someone today told me if we fly into FLL and rent a car there, we will need a Sun Pass for the toll roads? They said there are not toll booths? If you find any information on this can you include it? We will most likely be flying into FLL because it looks like the airfare if much less for that airport. Thank You!
     
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    The toll roads in Florida use a Sunpass to pay. Most of them are unmanned and you either need a Sunpass or exact change to pay. Some tolls are $1 and up. I'm not sure about the fees near Miami, but in Orlando and Port Canaveral, there are several tolls on 528, 407, and the Florida Turnpike.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    But when we have driven from WDW to PC we have had toll booths and could pay a person as we went. My friend told me that you must have a Sun Pass in the Miami area because they have no booths?

    This is just what she told me, I have no idea since I have never been to Miami before. I don't mind paying as I go, but she said that if you rent a car they will charge you a 'per day' charge for the sun pass even if you are leaving it parked for awhile. So she said she went to a CVS and bought one there so she didn't have to pay for a daily pass.
     
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    I haven't been to Miami In 5 years, so I don't exactly remeber that specific area. But there are several around WDW that don't have a person to pay. You either need exact change or a Sunpass. Your friend might be talking about the express lanes where there are no booths and you just drive and there are sensors above. If you don't have a Sunpass you have to go off to the right and pay the toll to a person. There are a few of these on 528 around the airport in Orlando.

    We bought a Sunpass bc both of our parents live 45 mins north of Orlando and we visit often with rental cars. It came to the point where we had to travel with a bag of change to pay the tolls so we bought the Sunpass. This was back in 2006 or 2007, and at the time we had to pay $25 for the Sunpass device. Not sure if its the same 5+ years later, but they do sell them on the turnpikpublicans and a few other places.

    I believe if you use a rental car, you can ask for the unpass to be activated for your rental period. You are only charged for each toll, not a daily fee. We just had to be careful bc our Sunpass was charged and then we were charged again by the rental company for the tolls!!
     

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