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Magic/Port Everglades Check In Time

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Hello all!


Have a cruise coming up on the Magic in 41 days and I am just trying to plan some stuff out.  I have completed the check in process and my "scheduled" check in time is 12-12:30; however I know that I can check in early since I purchased FTTF.


My inquiry is if anyone knows how early they will allow folks into the port.  I have a fairly early flight that lands at 8:30 AM the day of the cruise and instead of having to Uber somewhere to just sit for an hour, I would like to head to the port as soon as I get my bags picked up at the airport.


Any information would be great!  Thanks!

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You can get to the terminal as early as you would like.  You run the risk of sitting outside/in a holding area while the ship is unloading passengers and they are getting ready for the check in process. I haven't cruised out of FLL all that often, but the last time we did it was the middle of winter in the Northeast and I booked super super super early flights and we sat outside for about 90 minutes (but, coming from the ice cold northeast, we welcomed the warmth and the sun).  We don't do FTTF (we usually book suites), did the VIP lines, got checked in, and then hung out in the "VIP" Waiting area (not sure if there is a similar room for those with FTTF). 

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They usually open the terminal doors around 10 AM at Port Everglades. Of course there are always exceptions for any number of reasons.  

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