We disembarked this morning....all went quite smoothly. We did the EZ check, so were in the group leaving just after the self-disembarkation crowd. We were to be in the Casino at 7:30 am. As it was looking like an very early departure, we decided to bypass the Elite lounge and just cool our heels in the casino for that brief time period. The gangways were on deck 6. They released us at just after 7:45, we were off the ship about 6 minutes later, through ICE in another 6 or 7, took a few minutes walking to the "cab stand" - new location - plenty of cabs. In one in less than a minute, and off to the FLL airport after we figured out which language we needed to speak to the driver in - whole 'nother story there. Anyway, we were at the airport before 8:30 and the lines for baggage check were only about 6 deep at the curbside stands, not too bad inside, but we didn't have to bother with either. It took about 8 minutes to get through security - not bad at all, but it certainly had the potential for a bad backup later on in the morning.
But to address your concerns about the cab situation - early off the ship - not an issue today. Hope it remains the same.
There were at least 4 ships in, including Oasis, could have been more but we didn't really have a chance to count and make sure we spotted every one.
We could have made a 10 am flight with ease, but of course, we are such chickens we don't like to book before 11:30. That was the earliest flight one could have to do the EZ check. And our luggage did make it home....now to unpack.
Maybe I will call room service first for some cookies and milk to ease the pain.....no answer. The help around here is so unreliable. They are probably out partying or something. Boy, they better be in early enough to make the bed in the morning.
Hope this info helps.....hugs.
cruising.calm ggprincess 2004
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