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On 11/8/2019 at 11:13 PM, Lovetocruise2002 said:

My vote is for leaving Friday. 😉🌮

We’re dealing with a similar conundrum right now for our end of November cruise. We arrive in FLL around 2 and can’t decide between staying nearby or heading down to Miami right away. Staying in Ft Lauderdale would allow us to try La Bamba, but heading to Miami always feels more comfortable, and after reading some reviews I’m really interested in trying out the Select Service on the BrightLine train. It even drops off right by the area where the JW, Intercontinental and others are. Plus what’s not to love about a departure lounge and having two or three drinks in a 45 minute train ride. 
https://onemileatatime.com/brightline-train-review/

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16 minutes ago, Andrew72681 said:

We arrive in FLL around 2

We debated the same thing for March for Oasis.  We are flying to FLL because it is way cheaper.  We even went so far as to book two hotels at the moment, Intercontinental and the Holiday Inn Express on 17th St.  In the end, I am pretty sure we will be staying in Fort Lauderdale.  It's hard to find a La Bamba substitute, we've tried over the last year.  The drive on a Sunday morning to Port of Miami should not be too bad, especially not around 9am.

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It was so much cheaper for us to fly into FLL as well.  I’ve always wanted to go to South Beach, so we are staying there for the night.  We also arrive around noon, so wanted something active for the kids to do all day.  I’ve booked cars transport.  We have 7 in our group-so I find multiple Uber’s just a pain.  With all that being said-last time we stayed in Ft Lauderdale and it was no trouble getting to the port in the morning.  

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20 hours ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

We debated the same thing for March for Oasis.  We are flying to FLL because it is way cheaper.  We even went so far as to book two hotels at the moment, Intercontinental and the Holiday Inn Express on 17th St.  In the end, I am pretty sure we will be staying in Fort Lauderdale.  It's hard to find a La Bamba substitute, we've tried over the last year.  The drive on a Sunday morning to Port of Miami should not be too bad, especially not around 9am.

It’s a no-brainer for us. The southwest companion pass means anytime we fly as a family we go southwest. 

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On 11/10/2019 at 7:27 PM, Lovetocruise2002 said:

We debated the same thing for March for Oasis.  We are flying to FLL because it is way cheaper.  We even went so far as to book two hotels at the moment, Intercontinental and the Holiday Inn Express on 17th St.  In the end, I am pretty sure we will be staying in Fort Lauderdale.  It's hard to find a La Bamba substitute, we've tried over the last year.  The drive on a Sunday morning to Port of Miami should not be too bad, especially not around 9am.

It’s settled, just booked the brightline train and the JW Marriott Marquis for Saturday night. For almost the same price as an Uber XL for three of us we can take the train with food, drink, and get vacation started early. Now to find a good place for dinner in Miami. 

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6 hours ago, Andrew72681 said:

It’s settled, just booked the brightline train and the JW Marriott Marquis for Saturday night. For almost the same price as an Uber XL for three of us we can take the train with food, drink, and get vacation started early. Now to find a good place for dinner in Miami. 

Let me know if you find a good place. I am still holding two reservations for March 😉

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On 11/8/2019 at 5:53 PM, Tiffeven said:

We are officially down to the single digit countdown, so we figured it was time to get our butts in gear.  Today, we finished packing and did our pre-cruise spring clean.  Now, we are just trying to decide if we want to leave Friday or Saturday.  We will be driving from Tennessee, so it is a twelve and a half hour drive, but with babies, it usually takes much longer.  If we leave Friday, we can finally try La Bamba.  We will be staying at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Airport West in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, and if we leave Friday, we will just find a hotel when we get tired.

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My wife and I will be on our Oasis cruise for November 4, 2020 sailing. This will be our first time on an Oasis class ship.

 

 

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9 hours ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

Let me know if you find a good place. I am still holding two reservations for March 😉

While I won’t be reviewing the cruise here (cough, cough, not RC) but I’ll be sure to put a review of the brightline train up as it could be a cool way to get between the two cities. 

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