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About JohninDC

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  • Location
    Northern VA & DC
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  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity, RCI, Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Does it have a beach?
  1. JohninDC

    Flying into Tampa to Cruise out of PCC ideas?

    Depending upon how late you arrive into TPA and what you plan on doing, I would: Spend the night in Tampa - lots of hotels in the nearby Westshore area offering airport shuttles Shuttle back to TPA and pick up your rental Sat morning Go where you want and stay where you want (Tampa, Orlando or Port Canaveral) Return the car in PC/Cocoa Beach the morning of your cruise and ride the car rental agency shuttle to the port Post cruise I would also use a one-way car rental to get back to Tampa. Have a great cruise!
  2. Money Bar offers all you want - inexpensive cab (about $12 each way, fare covers up to 4 in the taxi), no admission fee, good facilities, lockers, lots of tables, chairs and loungers and good food, drinks & service. No real beach - you enter the water via steps and there's good snorkeling from the shore - but there are sandy areas for sunning and relaxing. No pool. Paradise beach is another option. $17 cab fare each way and $3 admission, but it does offer great facilities, nice beach and HUGE pool, plus good food, drinks and service. Have a great cruise!
  3. JohninDC

    Port of Miami to Fort Lauderdale Airport

    Your best bet is to not use the cruise line transfers and book on your own. Shared shuttles are commonly used between FLL and POM and the typical fare starts at about $15 per person - the ride takes about 40-45+ minutes depending upon traffic/day of the week. Uber and Lyft are also popular - fare for the car (UberX or standard Lyft, good for 2-3 passengers) should be about $35+ between POM and FLL. Cruising from Miami and flying out of FLL I would not look for a flight leaving earlier than about 11:30 or so. You need to be at FLL at least 90 minutes before departure as TSA lines are typically long due to the cruisers and other vacationers. Have a great cruise!