|Opus dining room|
|Edie and Gloria in the Sky Lounge|
|Deck three Foyer|
|Baggage claim area inside the port|
From this area you walk over to another line to exit the building. Be sure to have your passport and customs form filled out and ready to go. There was a Customs officer and a large German Shepherd sniffing bags as we went by them (Yes, I did quietly say, "Hi doggie!") and like that, we were outside. I had discussed taking a cab with Edie and Gloria to the airport, but they were nowhere to be found and you cannot wait back in the building as they won't allow you in or in front of the building. They certainly keep things moving along.
|Jeremy from MJS|
Anna had arranged for a ride to the Fort Lauderdale airport with Jeremy from MJS (gomjstrans.com) and the price? Only $13 and she got to ride in style in a super clean Mercedes shuttle. She had gotten a card from Lori and Ellisa when we met them in St. Maarten and she had called Jeremy before breakfast this morning. He said to call when she was getting her bags and she only waited five minutes before he was there. When she arrived at the airport, she put her bags in storage and spent the day with a friend at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. She was able to leave her bag for up to 24 hours at $6 a bag in Public Baggage Storage by Bags-to-Go-Enterprises. They are open Friday through Monday from 9 am - 5:30 pm only.
|Miami International Airport|
When you arrive at Miami International airport after a cruise, you can expect long lines no matter what airline you are flying back home on because usually there will be a few other ships arriving into port along with yours. As I went over to check my bag, some guy with one of those double wide strollers ran over my foot all in an effort to cut me off in line. Just as quickly as I believed in chivalry with Rocky, in an instant I was back to my old way of thinking. The security lines were long and I am so thankful to be working on my TSA Pre-Check to fly through the TSA screening lines. I'll keep you updated on that as it happens.
|My favorite bartender, Agus!|
In the next few days I will offer my review of the ship and also my interview that I conducted while on board. If you're wondering about my posts from the Celebrity Summit, they'll be up soon!