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Jan 26th, 2014, 11:52 AM
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Cruise port to airport Tampa

How far is the cruise port in Tampa from the airport thank you.
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Jan 26th, 2014, 01:47 PM
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9.5 miles
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Jan 26th, 2014, 02:58 PM
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Thank you.
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Jan 27th, 2014, 03:13 AM
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Here;s info if you want to take a shuttle:

http://www.viator.com/tours/Tampa/Ta...-2928TPAAPTPRT
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Jan 27th, 2014, 09:54 AM
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Thank you. Our ship is due in port at 0800 and UAL has a flught back to ORD at 1100 which I think is cutting very close but their next flight is 1700. Seems like we should take the later flight but it is such a long wait.
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Jan 27th, 2014, 11:17 AM
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Larry, if you do the "walk off" from the ship, then you will be the first group off the ship, probably before 9, or even 8:30. Hop on a cab and you should be at the airport by 9:30 giving you at least an hour and a half. Risky, but possible.

Note: just in case, walk off means you take all the luggage with you and don't leave them out for the porters the night before.

Option is to book the 1700 flight, if you get to the airport real early, then see if you can pay a change fee for the earlier flight.

I would just get off the boat, rent a car, drive to Sandkey, stay a few days andn head home to ORD. Why rush after a relaxing holiday?
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Jan 27th, 2014, 02:21 PM
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I thought about that E but t hen again what if the ship is late arriving or late in clearing for disembarkation? Also what if we book the early flight then miss it? What are the options then?
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Jan 27th, 2014, 05:58 PM
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Might as well go shop and spend spend spend!
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Jan 28th, 2014, 11:57 AM
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We may have to. What can we do with the bags? Can they be stored at the airport?
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Jan 28th, 2014, 02:31 PM
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Jacketwatch, you possibly could have curbside check-in at the airport. I am not sure about lockers. When I was at Tampa's airport last year, I did curbside check-in but there was a line. After the dropping off the luggage I think I had to take a train to the terminal. I did like the places to eat and shop at the airport. But the next time on the ship, I will sleep a little later, eat and wait for the crowd to die down to get my luggage. My cruise is not until December 28th.
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Jan 28th, 2014, 03:18 PM
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So if our flight is at 1700 how soon can we check in?

I need to find how how late we can can get off the ship. If its in the afternoon we may as well wait on board.
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Jan 30th, 2014, 09:50 AM
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You can check your bags up to four hours before your flight.
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Jan 31st, 2014, 01:19 PM
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We just did this a couple of weeks ago, taxis were readily available at the port and it is a flat rate of $25 to the airport and only about a 15-20 minute ride.
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Jan 31st, 2014, 01:43 PM
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Thanks guy.
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May 8th, 2014, 06:08 AM
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The Tampa cruise terminal is located on the Ybor channel downtown, close to Ybor City. It is about five miles from Tampa International Airport. There's a lot to see and do around the Tampa cruise terminal complex.
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May 8th, 2014, 06:40 AM
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So we did self disembarkation and got off a little after 0900. I had a car ready for us and as it was a Sunday we got to the airport in a breeze. We had plenty of time. .
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