Hi. We are taking Allure of the Seas out of Fort Lauderdale in June. What is the best airport to fly in to that will offer shuttle to a hotel near the port. And what is the port called for this ship?
Airport to fly into if going on Allure of the Seas out of Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale International Airport.
We usually fly into FLL (Ft Lauderdale) and rent a car (less than $50) from Thrifty so we can return it to the Thrifty close to the port. They then take us to the port on their free shuttle. We aren't limited to where we stay since our plan is to arrive at the car rental by the port early am. (Again, we get the car at the airport but return it to the car rental near the port)
Thrifty Pick Up FT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (FLL)
600 TERMINAL DRIVE
FT LAUDERDALE, FL UNITED STATES 33315
Thrifty Drop Off FT LAUDERDALE - PORT EVERGLADES, FL TLE (FL9)
2400 MIAMI ROAD
FT LAUDERDALE, FL UNITED STATES 33316
This is usually much less than any type of shuttle.
Flying in to FLL is your best choice. I do know of people who have found flights into MIA (Miami) for a lot less and it was worth it for them to then take a shuttle up to Ft. Lauderdale (30-60 minutes depending on traffic and schedule) but I think that’s unusual.
FLL Is a hop skip and jump away. We like it because we fly southwest. We flew in the same day as a cruise (was a bit stressful) and took a taxi to port.
FLL is the airport you want.
As for shuttles, check with the hotels to see if they offer shuttle service. The Marriott hotel on LeJeune offered an airport shuttle last I knew. They also had a special rate for cruisers that included breakfast and a shuttle to either Miami or Port Everglades. Not sure if that is a regular thing though; you will have to do some homework.
Yes, fly into Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL). Miami is a traffic nightmare.