Originally Posted by TheReverend
Okay, we're flying in a day early and grabbing a hotel for the night. Then after the cruise, we're staying 2 nights in South Beach.
Anyone have good hotel recommendations? I'm looking for something that's affordable so I can blow a few more grand on the cruise itself.
Also, logistically speaking, won't have a car. So any hotels with a shuttle service that first night we land from Airport and to Port the next day would be awesome.
And is cab fare standard?
It doesn't look like the airport, the port, and south beach are far away at all from yahoo maps, but I might be doing it wrong.
Worm and AK, you both sound like you've been there multiple times. Advise please, along with anyone else who has some input on this subject.
The Intercontinental is right on the bay and a lot cheaper than you think..also Kimpton Hotels have a new one there that I keep getting offers from. A cab from both of thos is like $5. (Ive always gone out of Miami, so outside of that I dont know) Also ignore what they say board time is (I have only been on Royal Carribean, so I assume this is the same on all) show up at like 10 am and you avoid all the lines. You will have to walk around the ship with your carry ons, and your room wont be ready till like 2, but I think its the way to go. Most the bars are already open and you can start getting loaded.