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Old May 16th, 2009, 01:02 PM
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Default Transfer from fort lauderdale airport to princess and back

I would like to know what would be the best method for transfer from fort lauderdale airport to port everglades princess dock and back. I am going on 2 week cruise. I am trying to find the best way. I know that taxis are always available but I was wondering if there is a more economical form of transportation.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 04:12 PM
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Taxi is probably your best bet especially if there is more than one person. It is a very short distance from the airport to the pier. Fare should be under $20 for the entire cab. The pp charge for a shuttle is usually about $10.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 06:51 PM
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Princess shuttle is definitely NOT the way to go. You have to drag your luggage to the bus area (or pay for a cart at $3) and then wait until the bus is full before they leave. In returning to the airport, you again have to wait until the bus is full and again be left a good distance from your airlines checkin.

In both cases, taxis are readily available and for one person about $15 - it's only 10 minutes from the port. And, you are dropped off at your airline.

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Old May 17th, 2009, 09:18 PM
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Take one of the many cabs waiting and arrive at the airport in just minutes, refreshed from NOT taking the transfer....

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Old May 17th, 2009, 09:28 PM
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Even though you don't need it you I'll give you another: "Take the Taxi". It's less expensive, easy and faster.

The port is just ten minutes from the airport so it's a short ride.

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Old May 18th, 2009, 11:52 AM
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Default I'm going to take taxi. Thanks for advice.

Thanks cruisemates for the advice concerning the best conveyance to the Princess from the Fort Lauderdale Airport. This may seem like a minor
thing to most travelers, but I almost missed a flight because NCL arranged for transit and then told me on the day we rerurned that they would not start the transporting of customers until after the flight was gone. I went via taxi.

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Old May 22nd, 2009, 09:48 AM
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ditto what the others have said, TAXI, TAXI, TAXI, lol. the cruise ship terminal is so close to the airport, not more than a 10 minute ride
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