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how to go to Miami cruise terminal from Miami int. airport

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how to go to Miami cruise terminal from Miami int. airport

HI, we have a party of 6, like to know what is the most economical

way to go from Miami airport to the cruise terminal.

How many people max can ride in a cab in Miami ?

Is there like a van service that can sit all six in one car?

About how long to go from airport to cruise terminal

Is there anything to kill time around the cruise terminal or

airport? We have a little time on my arrival day ( arrive at early

morning 5 am and on day of leaving, cruise arrive at 8 am

& our flight leaves at 4:30 pm. If you can suggest something to

do to kill time both on embarkation and disembarkation day, please let me know. How is traffic between airport and cruise

terminal like ?

Thanks for your suggestion.

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1. Re: how to go to Miami cruise terminal from Miami int. airport

There are buses that take you directly from point to point. Talk to your airline/cruiseline/travel agent. Or there is always a taxi.

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2. Re: how to go to Miami cruise terminal from Miami int. airport

Thanks for the reply. If anyone can let me know if there are van taxi

that can take more than 5 people, I would appreciate if someone can

tell me.

Also, If someone can comment on what to do near the airport or

cruise terminal for precruise and postcruise for 5 to 6 hours, I would

greatly appreciate it too. The only trouble is I do not know what to do

with our luggage while we are trying to kill time before we board the

boat and after we disembark

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3. Re: how to go to Miami cruise terminal from Miami int. airport

Yes, there are van sized taxis as well that can carry 6 people, just ask the dispatcher by the curb where you get taxis at the airport. I think it's the same cost ($24 + tip) as a normal taxi, but I've never done it so not 100% sure about that.

I've heard some airlines will let you check in your luggage at the port after your ship docks, so you're free to move about. Check with your airline if that's an option. In that case you'll have enough time to go to south beach for a few hours.

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4. Re: how to go to Miami cruise terminal from Miami int. airport

Hi, thanks for your reply.

Our luggage is carry on luggage, not checked in, so that is the biggest

problem.

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5. Re: how to go to Miami cruise terminal from Miami int. airport

hi,

having cruised from Miami before, you can store your luggage at the airport and then spend your last hours in Miami. we usually go to the Dolphin Mall to do some last minute shopping and it's close by so very convenient.

thanks

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6. Re: how to go to Miami cruise terminal from Miami int. airport

Hi, can you give me an idea how much is the storage fee at the airport, also, is the dolphin

Mall close to the airport? Approx how much is the taxi fare from the airport ?and approx.

how long does it take.

My friend said Miami would be extremely hot in August which is when we are going.

She said ti would be so hot we would not even want to walk around, if that is the

case, she suggest we rent a hotel close by airport and spend a few hours then, is

there one that is close to the airport and has free shuttle to the airport ? What do you

think of my friend's suggestion ? We probably would just rent a cheap one to kill time

for a few hour.

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7. Re: how to go to Miami cruise terminal from Miami int. airport

Hiya,

Storage fee depends on size (+weight) of suitcase.

I think we paid about 50 dollars for all our large cases.

The dolphin mall is approx 10 min drive.

But I think there are buses u can get on to get there cheaper.

Last time we were in miami and our flight was delayed we managed

to call+book a hotel nearby which sent a van to pick us up all included

in price. We called from the airport. Ask at the information desk.

All depends on how much time you have spare until your flight and what you want to do.

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8. Re: how to go to Miami cruise terminal from Miami int. airport

Hi, thanks for your input.

h3tna, can I ask how many suitcase you have that costs $50 for

storage. We only have carry on luggage, there are 6 of us, there is

at most 6 carry on, maybe 5.

h3tna, did you remember the name of the hotel that sent a van to pick

you up ?

If anyone has been on a cruise and have good ideas to kill time from

between we diembark from the cruise till 1 to 2 pm, please send it

to me. I would greatly appreciate it.

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9. Re: how to go to Miami cruise terminal from Miami int. airport

Hi

I think we had 3 med/large suitcases and 2 small ones.

Sorry can't remember the name of the hotel but there are quite a few that provide free transportation, only thing is you might have to wait up to 30 mins for it to arrive!

Thanks

H

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10. Re: how to go to Miami cruise terminal from Miami int. airport

Hi, many thanks for your reply

dolphin Mall looks nice. By the way, I hope this is not the "open top" mall, as we

are not used to heat .

H3tna, can you tell me where you go to have your luggage stored at the airport?

Many thanks again.