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I agree with others that its risky, but.......As someone who lives in NY, I have to fly to just about every cruise port, and with kids in tow I understand trying to maintain a budget. Assuming you have direct flights, weather in April is less risky in VA for snow/weather delays, I might be persuaded to chose that option of flying in on the day of. I would get travel insurance, and make sure it covers the what ifs just in case...........

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23 hours ago, stallings06 said:

Hey guys! We are getting ready to hit BOOK on our first Royal Caribbean cruise. We are flying in from Virginia to Fort Lauderdale and the ship is leaving from Miami. Airfare is half as much to land in Ft Lauderdale and Uber to the Miami port (45 mins). Our flight lands in Ft Lauderdale at 0951, so assuming all runs on time and we grab the Uber without issue and no traffic, we should be to Miami around 11am. Is this okay? Are we leaving too much to chance?

THANKS!

By the time you get to the terminal, grab your luggage and secure a ride share it will be 10:45am. You could probably get to the ship closer to 11:45-noon. With that being said, it’s always a good idea to come in the day before and have a buffer (if possible). Good luck. 

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We just considered the same thing and decided to do what we always do, head down the day before.  We live in Tennessee and are traveling in March (still a small risk for snow) and really wanted to take the cheaper flight but I would be worried to death the whole time so we didn't.  Normally we drive and go out of PC so the drive is 10 hours or less but lately we have been sailing out of FLL and MIA which puts us closer to 13-15 hours with stops and that is a long day my friends!  So this time we are paying the extra and flying🤷‍♀️ 

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33 minutes ago, Trevor said:

Is Air2Sea worth considering for a day of booking? They may be able to assist in the event of a hiccup.

I have found that air2sea is a good value price wise and potential  benefits should there be a glitch.  They have guaranteeds in place to get you to the ship. While my experience is limited, the times I have used it, they had the best price. Additionally, if the price changes, you can reprice up until final payment .. and you pay with final payment not at booking. 

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Hope you bought travel insurance. I knew better but yielded to relatives pressure to fly the same day as cruise. Straight flight from Seattle to London ,arriving at 6AM. We arrived at airport early and were in the queue when I received email from airlines our flight was delayed 8hrs. fortunately we had RC insurance and they rescheduled on another airlines. Long story short ,we made it but were one of the last to board. Lucky, panic ,rushed just not worth it

 

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