Airport Shuttle

We are doing 2 shorter cruises next spring, one is out of Fort Lauderdale and the other is out of Miami. We are thinking of taking the Shuttle from the ship to the Miami airport and then taking the hotel shuttle to the hotel we are staying at in Miami since we have 2 days between cruises. One Carnival rep said we would need to have a flight booked in order to use the shuttle, but another said we could book it . 

Anyone have other recommendations that might be better? Does Uber go between cities?

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Assuming these are sort of a b2b but from different ports.

Is there no shuttle from the Miami Pier to your hotel ?

 

cant help with the Uber question.  How many miles between cities ?

Our first cruise ends in FLL on Friday, and we sail again on Monday out of MIA. Our Miami hotel doesn't have shuttle service from the FLL cruise port.

 

Some Uber drivers will do long distance trips.  When I was in New Mexico two of the drivers I talked to said they'd sometimes do 100+ mile one way trips.  I think Miami-Ft. Lauderdale is about 30 miles?  I don't think that be a problem.

Uber definitely will go from city to city ... I've done it.  However, I would recommend an Alamo rental car at the location right by Port Everglades (take the free shuttle from the pier) and then drop it at the Miami airport and Uber to the port in Miami. If you do the Alamo Insider deal, it should run about $20/day.

Be sure to book the car at the 1700 Eller Dr Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 US location which is about 5 minutes from Port Everglade!

Another tip is to set up the Uber app on your phone and they will give you $10 off - I can email you a referral code too.....

 

The above are good good alternatives. 

Thanks Debbie- I will look into both. 

Another option, if you really want to go back to the airport, wait until you are onboard to book the shuttle. Usually, they don't ask about a flight.  You may need to pick an airline as you'll confuse the driver as to the location where you need to get off the bus.Wink  But having transportation is good, and Uber or Lyft have certain appeal as well.  I am looking forward to your review of the situation.  When we did a similar thing we sailed out of Miami both times and just took a taxi back to the hotel.

If both cruises were leaving from the same port it would be a short cab ride, but since they are different cities, we are looking at various options. I will let you know what we decide. 

Thanks for the great ideas.

All you have to do is to find a flight that fits the shuttle requirements and put that in your online booking info.  They don't check to see if you are actually ticketed for the flight and they really don't care. We did that for shuttle from Orlando to Port Canaveral--we had flown in the day before and the website required a flight arrival the day of cruise.  The times are only restricted to prevent someone from trying to blame Carnival if they book a  flight outside of the guidelines and end up missing their flight. 

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