What AIRPORT is closest to the Cruise Port in Miami

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#1
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Don't recall cruiseing out of Miami before. Will be on the Seaside out of Miami in July. What is the closest airport? I want to start checking Southwest for flights as soon as the dates open. Thanks!!

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Originally posted by toxicfairy
Don't recall cruiseing out of Miami before. Will be on the Seaside out of Miami in July. What is the closest airport? I want to start checking Southwest for flights as soon as the dates open. Thanks!!

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Seaside? Never heard of it, what cruise line?
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Miami International (MIA) is the closest one that I know of.
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Originally posted by myfuzzy
Seaside? Never heard of it, what cruise line?
You are on the MSC Board that should be a big clue. In any case, MSC's newest ship that starts sailing out of the Port of Miami late this year.
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Thanks when i went to put in an airport I didn't see one in miami. Just fort Lauderdale and ugg something else lol ...I'll have to look again it helps to have the code! Thank you again!!

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Originally posted by sptrout
You are on the MSC Board that should be a big clue. In any case, MSC's newest ship that starts sailing out of the Port of Miami late this year.
Sorry, because its MSC's NEWEST ship, I forgot, that it will be sailing out of Miami this year.
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MIA - the Miami airport


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Thanks again. Not sure why but if I put MIA into the Southwest site it changes it to Fort Lauderdale. I wonder id SW doesn't fly into Miami??

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Originally posted by toxicfairy
Thanks again. Not sure why but if I put MIA into the Southwest site it changes it to Fort Lauderdale. I wonder id SW doesn't fly into Miami??

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Correct....Southwest does not fly into Miami so the closest airport is Fort Lauderdale.
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Originally posted by CruisnDeb
Correct....Southwest does not fly into Miami so the closest airport is Fort Lauderdale.
Aaahhh THANK YOU! That makes sense! Darn any idea how far the Fort Lauderdale aiport is from Port of Miami? I screwed up once thinking we were cruiseing out of Ft Lauderdale and it was actually out of cape Canaveral and I've still never lived it down! Wrong hotel, transportation, everything. I was scrambling last minute. Thank God someone on CC actually caught my mistake by saying "umm are you sure because that ship doesn't go out of that port!" Saved my butt...but still my husband makes fun of me!

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Originally posted by toxicfairy
Aaahhh THANK YOU! That makes sense! Darn any idea how far the Fort Lauderdale aiport is from Port of Miami? I screwed up once thinking we were cruiseing out of Ft Lauderdale and it was actually out of cape Canaveral and I've still never lived it down! Wrong hotel, transportation, everything. I was scrambling last minute. Thank God someone on CC actually caught my mistake by saying "umm are you sure because that ship doesn't go out of that port!" Saved my butt...but still my husband makes fun of me!

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Oh no! I would have been freaking out lol

It looks like FLL is about 30 miles from MIA. I think a rental car is a good option to get there. Are you flying in the night before? We've flown into FLL for a cruise and the hotel we stayed at offered shuttles to both Port Everglades and Port Miami.
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I've used Super Shuttle between FLL and MIA and visa versa


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Miami is closest you can choose Miami or fLL depending on price. Tons of shuttles from FLL to POM for $15 pp. Its about 30 minutes depending on trafffic.

I suspect west palm beach might have come out in your search. I've never done shuttle from there so not sure of availability.

Between FlL and MIA it's 6 of one, half dozen of the other.



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It is correct that Southwest does not fly into Miami International Airport . They only go into Fort Lauderdale Airport . Before you buy tickets , since you are planning to fly down a day early , check with the major travel sites , Travelocity , Orbitz , etc . for packages that include flight and hotel room . You can save a good bit of money and some of the hotels offer free transfers from the airport and some even have shuttle service to the cruise port (usually for a small fee). We are going on the Seaside in June of 2018, and I have found several package deals that beat the current flight only prices. Biggest problem , airline tickets are not refundable so you need to be sure you buy what you want and you also need to pay up front .
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Toxic,

As you are running prices for Miami, run a check for the Southwest flights to West Palm Beach. It does pose logistical challenges but sometimes it's cheaper To make it work you have to be renting a car anyway. Otherwise it's not worth the time to check.
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Thank you everyone. Renting a car doesn't always work when we go with our daughters . 4 adults and 8 pieces of luggage and our carry on bags😂. We don't exactly get the whole "traveling light" idea😶
We need to rent a mini van or SUV.

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Originally posted by xmarksx
Toxic,



As you are running prices for Miami, run a check for the Southwest flights to West Palm Beach. It does pose logistical challenges but sometimes it's cheaper To make it work you have to be renting a car anyway. Otherwise it's not worth the time to check.


I live about 15 minutes from Palm Beach International and sadly I have never found a flight to be cheaper from there. While convenient, I often drive to Ft Lauderdale for flights because it's typically a significant price difference.

But kudos to anyone who happens to find it cheaper!!


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Originally posted by toxicfairy
Thanks when i went to put in an airport I didn't see one in miami. Just fort Lauderdale and ugg something else lol ...I'll have to look again it helps to have the code! Thank you again!!

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Southwest don't fly in to Miami just FLL or West Palm Beach