Posted March 1st, 2017, 07:20 AM
We will be taking our very first cruise, which will be out of the Port of Miami. We will be flying in at 10 pm with 2 kids, so honestly we will be arriving at the hotel and ordering a pizza and chilling in the room. We are thinking of getting a room at Springhill Suites Miami Airport at 6700 7th St, only because of the free shuttle from the airport, breakfast and the good reviews on Trip Advisor. Although they do have a shuttle service to port, I think a taxi would serve us better.
1) Any idea how much a taxi would be from the hotel to port? UberXL or a mini-van taxi will run about $30 -- ask the front desk to call the cab for you; they know who is reliable
2) Our ship leaves port at 4 pm. When should we plan on arriving to board the ship? The hotel will want you out before noon; we like to check in about 11 or so and enjoy lunch on the ship
3) How much would the taxi or a shuttle be from port to the airport. Flat rate cab fare from POM to MIA is $27+tip
4) Our flight leaves at 7 pm so not sure how to occupy our time until then
Any help would be appreciated.
Post cruise you can pay to store your bags at MIA and then catch the Airport Flyer bus to Miami Beach for about $3 each - site seeing, lunch, people watching, etc.
Some of the larger South Beach hotels offer day passes to their pool/spa facilities for about $25 per person -- tip the staff to store your bags while you swim, sun. relax, lunch, etc.
Or rent a car, put your bags in the trunk, and go where you want. National, Alamo, Thrifty & Enterprise offer free shuttle service between POM and their MIA airport location.