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#21
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Originally posted by KmomChicago
Most people on cruise Critic boards are planners, not gamblers when it comes to travel. Not many people are going to advocate your plan because of the fact that travel is not always smooth. It’s more like 45 miles to port from OIA and if your flight is on time, you get your luggage and rental car quickly, and have smooth traffic, it’s doable. Anything off and there’s a chance for disaster-a chance many would not be willing to take. But it’s your vacation, if this is how you want to do it then it’s up to you.


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Rental car probably isn't an option. It will have to be a hired car. Probably not possible to even turn in a rental car near the port and make it on time if a car company would even do that rental. Rental car counters in Florida are a circus.
#22
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Originally posted by ShakeDaddy
Easy to be on the Epic by 2:30 and sail away isn't until 5pm.
Then why even ask if you have already decided? You aren't going to get much, if any affirmation here.
#24
Scottsdale-Arizona
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Originally posted by Rasvar
Then why even ask if you have already decided? You aren't going to get much, if any affirmation here.
Yes no need to over plan.
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#25
Syracuse, New York
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Good grief. The OP is unrealistically optimistic. Doesn't seem to have much clue at all the dynamics. Maybe they don't travel much? I travel and fly every month. (16 cruises last year) and I have run into numerous snags, delayed flights- hours, misdirected luggage- last week, etc. No mention of how they are getting to the port??? I'm actually looking to get on this ship, planning on being on the Magic prior.

If they miss the cruise, they'll be able to get on in Bermuda. So at least one additional option. .
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#26
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I would never do this. Always fly in the day before. Or 2 days. Cruises are too important to miss!
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#28
Scottsdale-Arizona
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Land at 12:20pm on Saturday, it's only a 50 minute ride to the port 30 miles.

At the port by 2:45pm.

Last boarding on the ship by 4:00pm.

Good golly, no need to stay over in pathetic Florida.
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#29
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Seriously, Google is your friend. The port is more than 30 miles away.

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#30
Scottsdale-Arizona
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Easy, on Epic by 2:45.

Sailing @ 5pm
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#31
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Just out of curiosity, on your 15 day cruise is it a transatlantic? Where is your first port?


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#33
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If you want to keep your flight, get trip insurance and prebook transportation. If at all possible, make sure all your luggage can be carried on (I did this for a two week vacation in Europe before I had kids. Now each kid gets a bag the size of my carry on for Europe just for the plane).

My SIL once found a great deal on a flight from the east coast to SF. It was the last flight of the day, and required her to switch planes in Las Vegas. She got grounded by fog for two hours before taking off, and missed her connection, which was the last one of the day. It was a weather related delay so the airlines didn't technically owe her anything, but they saw her there alone with two toddlers and kindly issued meal vouchers and a hotel voucher. But she didn't have any clothes or toiletries for herself and her oldest child (and her oldest kid spilled juice all over herself and the mom so they were both soaked). If you can't carry everything on, make sure you have enough packed in your carry on to hold you until Bermuda, which should be a fairly easy flight from Florida. But without trip insurance you'll need to pay for a hotel room in Florida or Bermuda until you can meet the ship.
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#34
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Your counting on everything to go 100% right that day and risk missing the ship because you don’t want to pay for a hotel for one night near the port? You don’t know where your plane your counting on is coming from to be in position at the exact time you need it. There’s still a chance of winter weather issues in parts of the country and what happens if that plane is stuck on the ground in some city. I personally wouldn’t risk it during winter weather months

Two years ago, I was back east before a huge blizzard and I only got out of Newark because my plane had spent the night before in Miami, flew up to Newark that morning and was in the position to fly me cross country home. It hadn’t even snowed yet, but half the planes couldn’t get to Newark because the storm was coming from the west and many flights were canceled already.




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#35
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We once spent 3.5 hours trying to get to the port the day there was a shooting on the highway...by the time we got to the port, the porters were gone and we and the other people on our shuttle were the last ones through. It is not a good feeling at all!


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#36
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The OP is from Arizona, I’m guessing not a lot of weather there? Living under 25 miles from 3 major NE airports, delays and cancellations are common.
#37
long island, new york
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I think that is a big gamble. So many variables. flight delay, traffic etc. We always go the day before. Wake up all rested from all day traveling and ready to go.
#38
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Joined Oct 2016
Originally posted by mjkacmom
The OP is from Arizona, I’m guessing not a lot of weather there? Living under 25 miles from 3 major NE airports, delays and cancellations are common.


I’m just saying planes fly in from all parts of the country and then airline is sending the plane his flight will use, let’s say from Boston to Phoenix and its snows, that plane is stuck in Boston or delayed for a long period of time and then the plane will either be late going to Florida or cancelled because that plane it needs for the flight is stuck on the ground. Airlines seldom have spare planes just sitting on the ground during the day.




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#39
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Originally posted by ShakeDaddy
Easy to be on the Epic by 2:30 and sail away isn't until 5pm.
You've already made up your mind that there will be no flight delay and no traffic delay. So there's no sense in asking us for our opinion.
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#40
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Originally posted by nevada2121
I’m just saying planes fly in from all parts of the country and then airline is sending the plane his flight will use, let’s say from Boston to Phoenix and its snows, that plane is stuck in Boston or delayed for a long period of time and then the plane will either be late going to Florida or cancelled because that plane it needs for the flight is stuck on the ground. Airlines seldom have spare planes just sitting on the ground during the day.




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I agree with you, just because there are no reasons for delays at the departing or arrival airport, there can still be delays. DH flies from NJ to NC about once a month, he’s delayed about a quarter of the trips.