What to do with luggage after debarking before a flight?

We are flying out of Miami the evening of debarkation, and will have probably 7 or so hours, roughly, to explore around Miami. What should we do with our luggage between debarking the cruise, and going to the airport? We thought about trying to take a debarkation tour, which would solve the problem. But it appears there is not one available at the end of our sailing.

4 Answers

I would try to contact your customer service agent for you cruise line. If you arrange your travel with them the may handle your luggage from the ship to the airport and check-in.

My wife did that during her first cruise with NCL on a Pacific Coastal repo cruise, and was able to take a tour of L.A. before getting to the Airport 8 hours later.

I couldn't hurt to ask.

Sadly, the only tour that might be available, is of the Miami Airport. It's a self guided tour, and it lasts, coincidentally , about 7 hours. You'll have time to learn where every news stand, eatery, and bathroom are. All from the comfort of your carry-on luggage fort you'll set up near your gate.


OceansDream, There's luggage storage facility available at the Miami Airport http://www.miami-airport.com/baggage_storage.asp for a nominal charge per bag. The storage is open from 5 am to 9 pm daily. Though it would require you to go the airport before you begin touring, it might be your best choice. Hope that helps!

Thanks guys!

It seems that NCL does offer a few different tour options in Miami - the kicker is they appear to be only on the longer sailings, where Miami is a port in the middle of the cruise, rather than the final debarkation city.

Heck, I don't mind paying a fee to store my bags so I can explore Miami without having to haul them around all day. I was even considering renting a motel room to keep them in for the day - then realized most motels don't start their check ins until well after debarkation time from the ship. Silly me!

We are hoping to stop in and see the aquarium we missed last time.

The airport website you posted seems to have a program, like mentioned, so I think I will look into that. It even has a map of the airport on there too. I have been to Miami once in the past, but was on the Greyhound that trip, so a map will come in handy as well.

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