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“Better than expected”
Review of Port of Miami

Port of Miami
Ranked #30 of 375 things to do in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Getting there is the issue, but once at the terminal it was pretty much smooth sailing. Organized and efficient. Can't ask for more than that.
Recommend finding reputable off-site parking with shuttle service. Parking in the garage can be an ordeal and is a bit more expensive.

Thank JimMc67
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Love Carnival cruise line and everything went very quickly and smoothly going through boarding process. Everyone was helpful and polite

Thank davidl0uisa
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Located on Dodge Island, POM is the largest passenger port on earth. There were about five ships docked at the pier we were on. Very cool to see!

Our 2018 Western Caribbean cruise aboard the Celebrity Equinox brought us here for start and ending.

ARRIVAL:
It’s a choreographed mess of people and luggage anxious to board for their vacations. The complex is divided into lettered sections which helps a tremendous deal. Pull up to your letter and give all the luggage you don’t want to carry to any of the porters, free of charge. Naturally, tips are customary. But, be sure to have the luggage tags given to you by your cruise line affixed so your bags don’t get lost! We received our bags about three hours later at our stateroom door which is normal.

Head into the designated terminal where your ticket and passport gets checked. Security is next, which flows much faster than TSA. Then comes the check-in for your cruise. For Celebrity, there were different queue lines for specific classes which took maybe 20 minutes from line to boarding. After this, head up the gangway to your ship!

DEPARTURE:
Depending on your ship, you normally disembark by time so it’s not pure madness. We left the ship around 8:15 and headed straight to one of the six baggage claim rooms. Your cabin attendant should’ve dropped off departure luggage tags a night or two before so you know which carousel to find. It’s amazing to see the amount of luggage that came out! Porter service is available here too but we didn't utilize them.

Next is a real quick passport check with immigration, then you’re out on your own, back on land.

Uber pick up was available and arrived quickly. We were in the car by 9am.

OVERALL:
Smooth flow, very organized.

1  Thank MauiWorldTravelers
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

We had a great experience at the port. They promptly took our luggage, and we were directed each step of the way through the boarding process. Bravo to the staff. Excellent work.

Thank TLBPsyD
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

We had a great experience, super friendly and super fast staff. Explained everything we needed and we great to the 3 kids we had with us.

Thank MilitaryMama4
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