On a recent cruise out of Miami we chose to fly into Fort Lauderdale to save some considerable money on airline tickets. However, that meant we needed a convenient and fast way to get from FLL to the Port of Miami. A quick Internet search led us to Larry's Limo (www.larryslimo.com). We wasted no time in booking a meet-and-greet transfer upon our arrival and an additional transfer from the Port of Miami to the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale for a post-cruise stay.
Meet-and-Greet In Fort Lauderdale
When we arrived at Fort Lauderdale International airport, we made our way down to the baggage claim area where we found Kenny Jr. waiting for us, sign in hand.
After our checked luggage arrived, Kenny assisted us with our rolling bags out to the vehicle. The "limo" is actually a brand new Chrysler 300, not the typical Lincoln Town Car. This was our first time to ride in the big Chrysler and we were impressed. The black leather seats were plush and comfortable and the ride was very nice and quiet. Kenny was also very conversational and informed us that the drive would only take about 25 minutes since it was Saturday and there is a new tunnel that goes directly to the Port of Miami which means no more weaving through downtown Miami!
Kenny was right, we arrived at the pier in under 30 minutes. Our luggage was unloaded and we were on our way to enjoy an 8-night Carnival cruise. Of course, we could have purchased the Carnival transfer for $25, but then we would have to wait at the airport for Carnival to fill a bus, then be shuffled on to that bus with 50 other people. The last thing we want is to stand in any more crowded lines. A private transfer is a little luxury that we have decided we cannot live without.
Transfer From Port of Miami to Hotel
We had pre-arranged for Larry's to pick us up at the end of our cruise outside the port terminal at 10am. We planned to disembark the ship at around 9:15 and figured it would take at least 45 minutes to get through Customs and Immigration. We were shocked when we found ourselves standing outside the terminal at 9:15 instead of 10am! Carnival did a great job with disembarkation, so we were 45 minutes early. No problem. I called Larry's Limo and the dispatcher told me he would contact our driver. A couple of minutes later I got a call back from Mike, our driver, telling me he was just a few minutes away. Sure enough, in less than five minutes, Mike drove up in another brand new Chrysler 300C.
Mike loaded our luggage and we were off to the W Hotel Fort Lauderdale. Mike was also very easy to talk to and filled us in on the 25-year history of Larry's Limo. Apparently, Larry's has been serving the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area for quite some time. They offer a variety of transfer services to individuals, celebrities and large groups. Larry's has everything from sedans, like the Chrysler 300, to stretch limos, 15-passenger vans, 24- and 38-passenger mini-buses and 61-passenger luxury motor coaches.
There's really not a lot you can say about a limousine service when everything goes right. The vehicles were clean and comfortable, the drivers were polite and on time. What more can you ask? We now have a reliable car service we can depend on when we travel to Miami-Fort Lauderdale.
The cost for a transfer from FLL to the Port of Miami is approximately $ 70 + gratuity.
The cost for a transfer from the Port of Miami to a Ft. Lauderdale hotel is approximately $85 + gratuity.
For more information, contact Larry's Limo at www.LarrysLimo.com or call toll-free 1-800-611-6631.
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Originally posted on: 9/10/2014