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When parking at the port, how far is the walk to the terminal. Should we drop off our luggage or park and roll it with us? (This is for a Symphony OTS cruise).

 

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Thanks for posting - I was wondering the same thing. (We're on the Allure.)

Also are reservations necessary/desired/accepted?

Thanks.

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I was on Mariner in December at Miami new Terminal A.

I assume your large ships will be at the same terminal.

Pull right in to the parking garage & go to level 3-porters will be waiting to take your luggage.

You will park your car in the garage & take the elevator down.

The terminal will be right there! 

The luggage drop off, parking, security, check in & 1st pre-board photo took about 20 minutes-we were on the ship at 10:40am.

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48 minutes ago, RCCLNYMETS41 said:

I was on Mariner in December at Miami new Terminal A.

I assume your large ships will be at the same terminal.

Pull right in to the parking garage & go to level 3-porters will be waiting to take your luggage.

You will park your car in the garage & take the elevator down.

The terminal will be right there! 

The luggage drop off, parking, security, check in & 1st pre-board photo took about 20 minutes-we were on the ship at 10:40am.

Was just going to post this.

 

i made the mistake of circling on the first level to drop off luggage not realizing they had porters on the parking levels they are directing people to.  Great system.

 

here you can see the ramp to the garage.  Photo courtesy of Andrew (A&L)

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When approaching the garage stay all the way to the left to pick up the ramp ... otherwise you might get caught in the traffic going to pickup and it will take a while to get back to the ramp.  Learned the hard way :classic_laugh:

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Thank you....that will be very helpful. 

So much better than going in and not knowing which way to go. 

Appreciate all the good advice. 

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The elevator from parking drops you at the front door of the terminal. Up the escalator for checkin (unless you are a suites guest, then you take the elevator to the private security and checking)

 

BTW: on disembarkation, the parking elevator is a bottleneck with a long line. 

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Is it necessary to make a reservation or pre-book - or just show up?

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11 minutes ago, hew2nd said:

Is it necessary to make a reservation or pre-book - or just show up?

Just show up.  You can’t make reservations 

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We are thinking of taking the Symphony.  We haven't sailed out of Miami in years.

 

I think read somewhere on the forum about the approach on the roadway to the terminal parking garage is "interesting".  Can someone give any hints they may have about this.

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Just now, gatour said:

Can someone give any hints they may have about this.

They may have been referring to the construction, which should be done by now.

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5 minutes ago, gatour said:

We are thinking of taking the Symphony.  We haven't sailed out of Miami in years.

 

I think read somewhere on the forum about the approach on the roadway to the terminal parking garage is "interesting".  Can someone give any hints they may have about this.

It was fine in December when we sailed 

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Thanks.  I believe the post(s) I am thinking about mentioned something about construction.

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1 minute ago, gatour said:

Thanks.  I believe the post(s) I am thinking about mentioned something about construction.

It’s minor.

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Here is a picture of the terminal and parking garage from the ship side of terminal A. We could only see 3 cars in the garage when we returned on Allure on 2/24. I hope this helps!

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Here is a picture of the terminal and parking garage from the ship side of terminal A. We could only see 3 cars in the garage when we returned on Allure on 2/24. I hope this helps!

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6 hours ago, gatour said:

We are thinking of taking the Symphony.  We haven't sailed out of Miami in years.

 

I think read somewhere on the forum about the approach on the roadway to the terminal parking garage is "interesting".  Can someone give any hints they may have about this.

Here's a youtube video of the drive to terminal A to view. A little construction and a crossover, but not bad.

 

https://youtu.be/bV6DWASE9GM

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Actually these quite a bit of construction still going on. Norwegian is building a terminal next to Terminal A. But, it is not difficult to navigate through the port at all. The lanes are marked with the terminal letters which is much easier to follow than having to look for road signs

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We are boarding MSC Seaside at Terminal F, Port of Miami.  My question is regarding signage from the Florida Turnpike to get over to the port.  Do we get on 395 going east.  Do we look for Port Signs and a tunnel sign, or do we get off on 5th Street?  I just want to know if the signs will be clear for us.  Thanks for any suggestions.

 

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9 hours ago, mimi7ccr said:

We are boarding MSC Seaside at Terminal F, Port of Miami.  My question is regarding signage from the Florida Turnpike to get over to the port.  Do we get on 395 going east.  Do we look for Port Signs and a tunnel sign, or do we get off on 5th Street? 

 

Get on I95 S and the signs will be obvious as you approach 395 - stay in the lanes for the tunnel to POM, don't get off any other exit.

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Thanks, Biker19.  I just saw on Google maps how you stay on 395 (MacArthur Causeway) until the tunnel.  Before I thought we had to exit on 2nd Avenue and then go over 5th St.  Your suggestions seems a lot easier.  

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Islandgirl and Biker,

 

Also thanks from me.

 

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