Posted January 28th, 2012, 06:05 AM
I am hoping to get ideas of what my son (10) and I can do post cruise in Miami on February 16th since our flight doesn't depart MIA until 930pm and I am trying to avoid renting a car due to cost. I know Carnival offers some excursions but they only seem to be 3-4 hours long. Does anyone know of any private companies that do excursions, city tours or hotels that offer Day Passes? Looking to avoid sitting in the airport for 8+hours.
Honestly, look into renting a car. If it is just you & your son there are some great deals out there for compact cars. In October, I rented a minivan for $75 with Alamo through my BJs membership. Most others agencies wanted double that. There are codes online everywhere for car rentals. Alamo and a few others have a free shuttle from the Port to the rental office. I was in my minivan in about 1/2 hr. I did online check in before I sailed. Very easy.
If you think it is something you may be interested, this way you can store your luggage and take a tour of Miami. We were flying out of Fort Lauderdale so we stopped at the Boardwalk in Hollywood, FL. Very nice there but unfortunately it was raining so we had to leave. I would love to visit Hollywood again someday in the sunshine. There are lots of other sites you could see with the amount of time you have.
Good luck and enjoy your cruise.
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