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JohninDC

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    Northern VA & DC
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    Golf
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    Celebrity, RCI, Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Does it have a beach?

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  1. JohninDC

    Cozumel Taxis

    Nachi is a great way to spend the day of you are looking forward to an all-inclusive beach club with great food, drinks and service. Quiet, uncrowded (limited to 130 customers per day) and relaxing. When it was just the wife and i, with no kids, it was our favorite pre-virus place on the island. If you don't want AI then check out Paradise Beach - $3 admission fee/chair rental, a HUGE pool, and good food and service (love the new taxi truck!).
  2. JohninDC

    Cozumel Taxis

    Nope! 5-6 ships is about average for Cozumel, or at least it was pre-virus. If there are no cabs waiting the staff at Nachi will call one for you. We have never had to wait more than 5 minutes.
  3. If you are flying into MIA and want a sandy beach, then focus on Miami Beach. The famous South Beach area is closer to the port than farther north. You can even ride the Airport Flyer bus from MIA to South Beach for about $3 - more money for a nicer hotel and drinks! 😎
  4. You need to look in Miami Beach, not Miami if you want a hotel on the beach. Flying into MIA or FLL? Lots of nice beach front hotels in the FLL and Hollywood areas, to the north of Miami. www.sunny.org has lots of FLL area tourist and hotel info.
  5. Taxi to Nachi, Sanchos, Paradise Beach or Playa Mia will run about $15-17 each way. As mentioned above, current fares will go posted on a board near the taxi line. Fares are good for up to 4 passengers in the cab. If you have a larger group there are van taxis available - fares will also be posted. Cabs are easy and fairly well regulated on Cozumel, unlike the crooks in Philly! 😖 No need for a ship's excursion when it is easy to enjoy the island on your own.
  6. The cruise line will post more excursions when you get closer to your sailing date.
  7. What time do you arrive into Orlando? The later you arrive, the easier it is to stay near the airport and then head to PC in the morning. We prefer to use a one way car rental pre-cruise, allowing us to stay, dine and shop where we want, and typically stay in Orlando where there are 1000s of Hotels. Post cruise, unless you have a flight leaving after about 2:00, I would use one of the shared shuttles or Uber and go straight to MCO.
  8. If you have a late flight then Uber or Lyft to South Beach and store your bags at the Luggage Lounge; then you are free to explore, people watch, boozy brunch, beach, art galleries, hop-on/off bus, etc. Or check out resortpass.com for reorts and hotels offering day passes to their spa, pool and beach facilities - tip them to store your bags. UberX or Lyft from POM to FLL will run about $35+ for the car.
  9. Share shuttles like SAS, QLS, MJS and Go Airport (as suggested above) typically charge about $15 per person. UberX/Lyft should be about $35+ for the car - good fro 2-3 passengers plus bags (that was pre-virus) Or grab the first cab in line and expect to for over about $70+ on the meter. Depending upon traffic, day of the week, etc. the ride will take about 40-50+ minutes
  10. JohninDC

    Parking

    There are several hotels in the Rocky Point area (Chase Suites, Hampton Inn, etc) that pre-virus offered packages including parking and a shuttle to/from the port. Or use a site like parksleepfly.com or stay123.com to find a cruise parking hotel deal and then use Uber/Lyft or a taxi for door to door service.
  11. Good luck with your cruise and welcome to the boards!😎
  12. www.sunny.org has lots of FLL area tourist info.
  13. Best is a stretch limo with a stocked bar. 😎 Tri -Rail is a cheap but slow option. Shared shuttles typically stop running to Miami later in the afternoon, and many will not service hotels near MIA. UberX or standard Lyft should be about $35-40 for the car, and you will enjoy curbside to door service.
  14. South Beach is the southern end of Miami Beach -closest to the city of Miami. It is the "Miami" that you typically see in the movies and TV shows. Lots of older, boutique hotels to choose from, as well as some larger, more modern hotels. Besides great dining, people watching, the beach, art deco architecture, museums, art galleries, etc.. I can't think of anything to do in SB. There's also hop-on/off bus tours that will take you around Miami and Miami Beach. Dates, budget and who is travelling (honeymoon? family trip?) will help the suggestions to be closer to your target.
  15. Either would be fine and offer lots of nearby dining, but for two nights why not look at staying in South Beach instead of downtown?
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