Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On May 14, 2015
    Jessica from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are looking to book our flight for our cruise aboard Disney Magic in November. We will be departing from Port of Miami and traveling to Fort Lauderdale airport to catch our flight home. What is the earliest flight you think we could make?

    Ahoy, Jessica!

    The Disney Magic was the first Disney ship I sailed on, and she holds a special place in my heart. I absolutely love the reimagined areas, especially Carioca's. The food is delicious!

    I did a little research in order to answer your question. Since the Fort Lauderdale airport is about 24 miles from the Port of Miami, I would allow at least an hour for travel to be safe. I think you could make an 11:30am flight home, but I'm not sure I would book travel any sooner. I believe Disney Cruise Line recommends not booking a flight before noon. When we cruised out of Miami and flew home from Fort Lauderdale, it took us longer than expected to do everything due to traffic. I was very nervous, and our flight was at 12:30pm!

    I would definitely recommend just taking a taxi from the Port to the airport. While it is relatively easy to rent a car in Port Canaveral, it is NOT as easy in Miami.

    I hope this helps with your cruise planning. Please visit the Disney Parks Moms Panel with more questions as your potential cruise gets closer.

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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