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About Corby114

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    Western Caribbean

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  1. The downtown Miami Budget location is very busy on turnaround days, especially if the turnaround day is on the weekend. If you have extra time to kill just get on line and wait your turn. The Budget location at the Miami International Airport Rental Car Center is a lot bigger, open twenty four hours seven days a week and usually has adequate coverage for the busiest times. They don’t provide free shuttle service but the standard cab fare is reasonable. Alamo, National, Enterprise, Dollar, and Thifty provide free shuttle service in both directions. I normally get a better deal when I rent from the larger location.
  2. Just up the block from Jaxson’s is Grampa’s Restaurant in Dania Beach. Excellent diner type food. The place is also well known for there breakfast items. Was featured years ago on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive In’s and Dives. I would save Jaxson’s for there home made ice cream, especially their sundaes and banana splits!
  3. Terminal 1 and 2 are located at the northern end of Port Everglades near 17th Street. Terminal 18 which is the Oasis class Terminal is at the southwestern end of Port Everglades. The terminals used for gasoline tankers are in between. Just too far of a walk, especially in hot weather. If possible you would have to first walk south and then west around the gasoline terminals. Definitely not worth the hassle! Grab a cab, tip them well and make the short ride over to Terminal 18.
  4. Princess normally docks at Terminal 1 or 2 which is at the northern end of Port Everglades, near 17th Street. Royal Caribbean normally docks at Terminal 18, which was specially built for Oasis class ships. When a second Royal Caribbean ship is in at the same time they can dock almost anywhere. It’s just too far of a walk in the Florida heat and a cab is the way to go. Some cab drivers won’t be happy about the short ride between terminals but a nice tip helps the process go smoothly.
  5. Yardbird and Havana 1957 are great restaurants in Miami Beach. If you decide on Yardbird it’s always busy so make sure you have a reservation before you go.
  6. It’s always better to rent a vehicle at the airport location. In most cases the airport location is open twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. They always have enough employees to handle busy times and there’s always adequate inventory of vehicles. It’s worth the expense of either a cab, Uber, or Lyft to get you over to the airport. In reference to FLL it’s a short ten minute ride for around fifteen dollars plus tip.
  7. I’m fairly certain that the Riverside Hotel doesn’t offer a regularly scheduled shuttle service to Port Everglades. They most likely will be able find you some transportation options to get you there. There’s always Larry’s Limos to get you there in style.
  8. Terminal normally opens for arriving passengers around 10:00AM when the preceding voyage gets down to a zero passenger count. If everything is on schedule the first passengers to board the vessel begins around 11:30AM. Everyone is in a rush to board so the first two hours are always the busiest.
  9. No way would I be satisfied with a thirty four minute connection. Call American Airlines again and plead your case. If they say they can’t or won’t help you make a flight change ask to speak with a supervisor. Drip honey when you call and tastefully explain that you are so upset over the situation and hopefully they will accommodate you and make a more reasonable flight connection. I wish you luck. Let us know how you make out.
  10. Alamo, National, Enterprise, Dollar, and Thifty provide free shuttle service from the Miami International Airport Rental Car Center to the Port Of Miami. Avis, Hertz, and Budget have downtown Miami locations that are relatively close to the Port Of Miami. The downtown Miami are smaller facilities that get very busy on cruise turnaround days. In reference to the Rental Car Center if you are renting a vehicle post cruise they provide free shuttle service in the opposite direction.
  11. Publix Supermarket has a decent selection of wines. They have locations all over the South Florida area. Most stores have a selection of over one hundred different bottles ranging in price from under ten dollars to over fifty plus.
  12. Larry’s Limos provides clean vehicles, knowledgeable drivers and reasonable rates. I personally recommend them to friends and families when they are visiting the South Florida area.
  13. The only safe place to park your vehicle is directly at the Port Of Miami. I have read too many sad stories since I joined Cruise Critic in 2001 of damaged vehicles which were left at off site locations in the City Of Miami. Pay twenty two dollars a day at the Port Of Miami and your vehicle will be safe and secure during your cruise. Many long time Cruise Critic posters who live in Miami say the same thing about this subject. There are plenty of safe and secure off site parking locations in Port Everglades, Port Canaveral, Jacksonville, and Tampa. Unfortunately there aren’t any in Miami.
  14. Larry’s Limos is the way to go. Clean vehicles, knowledgeable drivers, and reasonable rates. Highly recommended by many Cruise Critic posters including myself that have used there services.
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