Posted April 25th, 2012, 10:38 PM
Husband and I were in Fort Lauderdale in January and from FLL airport to the cruiseport is a set amount. We have done this many times and as far back as I remember it has been a set charge. There will be a decal in the window saying that the cost from airport to cruiseport (or vise versa) is $24.00. There was also another sign saying that there was now a $1.00 gas surcharge. Then a tip of $5.00 brings it to $30.00. Not bad for that crazy driving the taxi driver does.
We also went from MIA to Miami port this winter and it was also a set amount. No meter. Not exactly sure what that one was, but I think it was the same amount. The reason is, a taxi driver can not drive people who are not familiar with the area around and let the meter run up to a high amount. Also, if you are stuck in traffic, the meter still runs. If there is a set amount, you can not be overcharged when you are in a traffic jam. If you are ever stuck, that meter keeps ticking away when there is not a set amount.
There was probably an additional charge for the extra 2 people. Still a lot more cost efficient than taking the ship's transfer.
That's strange...most cruise critic members report paying an avg of $13 metered fare from FLL to Port Everglades and a fixed rate from MIA to Port of Miami.
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