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  1. We’ve booked a similar time flight in the past and used SAS transportation to the airport. We did self assist off the ship, got right on the shuttle and were at the airport in record time. I’ve actually booked them a few times, they never disappoint!
  2. Whenever I was unsure whether the offer was “worth it” I would do a mock booking and go through and see rate of the cabin that they’re offering me and see how much it would cost me. Usually it wasn’t that “great” of a deal. In my experience you could upgrade yourself for the same or very similar cost.
  3. I’m finding a lot of all over the place answers. If anyone has experience in a shuttle from either FLL or MIA to a Miami hotel, and from said hotel to Port of Miami, I’d be interested in hearing your experiences. I want my children to be safe, but I’m also aware that car seats are not required in mass transit busses, trains etc. I may just end up buying travel boosters to have just in case, but we are not at all interested in traveling with 2 toddlers, luggage, and 2 car seats. Only to use the seats to and from the airport. There has to be an easier way!
  4. Such a bummer, I don’t know if I know how to cruise without a balcony. That may be what makes my ship decision!
  5. Anyone have any knowledge on the status of family harbor suites on the Mardi Gras? I was looking at booking a family Harbour suite for our next cruise and I don’t see those as an option on the Mardi Gras? Just an interior and ocean view. Is this true?
  6. I am in search of a Miami hotel that offers an airport shuttle and a cruise shuttle. I’m trying to avoid packing car seats for my kids, so a shuttle is necessary, as I wouldn’t be allowed, nor is it safe to travel in an Uber or a taxi without car seats. Anyone know of any hotels off hand?
  7. Thank you! I’ll look into that.
  8. We’ve never traveled with our twins anywhere where we haven’t taken our car. What do others do as far as car seats? We really don’t want to take them as our only land traveling will be from the airport to the hotel, to the cruise port and from the port to the airport at the end of the cruise. What do other parents do in this situation? We’ll be cruising out of Miami.
  9. Thank you! All of those things sound pretty nice and I’ve always wanted to try a cove. So it sounds pretty perfect for our needs. Easy access to snacks (and coffee) is a huge perk to me, especially with traveling with little ones. thanks for your input!
  10. I would carry it on. My husband has always traveled with his as a carry on. Basically, we just don’t trust the airlines or cruise lines to not lose it. Yeah, I’m sure it would be fine, but in the small chance it wasn’t, it could really affect the enjoyment of our vacation.
  11. My husband and I are looking to the future to book a cruise for us and our toddler twins. We’re going to wait another year for potty training and all that, but what I was wondering is if someone could help me decide if it’s more worth the value to do a family harbor suite or a regular suite? The kids will be 3.5 yrs old when we cruise, so I just don’t know if they would benefit from a lot of the kids stuff. They likely wouldn’t care about puzzles, games etc. that the family area offers. We would be taking advantage of the kids clubs for them, I’m sure. Also, what are the benefits to booking a suite? Priority boarding? Do you get access to your room early or no? Please provide any insight that may help us make a decision.
  12. Honestly, I don’t really know? It’s been years since we’ve cruised. And I just liked the idea of being in a family space that’s kid friendly. We’re not worried about the cost of the room, do you think an average suite with extra space would be just as good? I’m totally rusty when it comes to cruise details and planning.
  13. It’s been a while since we’ve been on a cruise, like maybe 4 years. We have young children now, and our travel interests and needs have changed. I know the Vista has the family style rooms, but I haven’t kept up with the renovations and new builds. What other ships offer those style rooms? We’re looking at booking a cruise when our twins would be 3 years old, so a ship with the family rooms would be perfect for our needs.
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