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Going back home from Miami Airport

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Going back home from Miami Airport

Happy New Year!

We are sailing with Royal carribean from Fort-Lauderdale on January 23-January 31, 2010. They say arrival time is 7am. I am in process of ordering flight back to Toronto and found a reasonable price for flight from Miami at 10:30am. Am I taking a big chance to get late?

Do you know if the ships usually arrive on time?

Please advise!

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1. Re: Going back home from Miami Airport

They usually say get to the airport about 3 hours ahead of time, especially now with all the new security procedures. MIA is about 30-45 minutes from Fort Lauderdale... it could work if everything goes as planned, but you're always taking a chance of being late.

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2. Re: Going back home from Miami Airport

Just because the ship arrives at 7 am doesn't mean you can disembark, find your luggage and get through the immigation procedures quite that soon. Especially considering the enhanced security, I think that time is too early to even consider it. The cruise lines generally tell passengers flying out of Ft. Lauderdale even that 11 am is the earliest they should consider booking a flight for to be safe- adding a 40 min drive to Miami would make an earlier departure time than that really risky in my opinion.

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3. Re: Going back home from Miami Airport

This is definately not enough time. Although the ship docks at 7 (they are usually on time), it could be an hour later that you actually get off, then you have to get your luggage, then wait for transport (queues for taxis are usually long). Journey to Miami can be awful - 40 minutes if road is OK but in my experience, allow at least an hour.

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