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Carnival Vista | Day Nine, Disembarkation


Today is the last day of our cruise. Sadly, it is a rainy day in Miami and a stark contrast to our past beautiful sunny days in the Caribbean. Are disembarkation time was 10:30 and so we slept in a bit and then got up to head to the Lido deck for breakfast. We had a leisurely breakfast as we waited for our zone number to be called.

Our zone was the last zone, and at right before 10:30 we were called. We made our way to the gangway on the 3rd deck with our carry-on luggage to leave the ship. Once we got off the ship, we noticed several ships in port from other cruise lines. Miami is such a busy port. We found our luggage at the luggage carousel and made our way through customs. We then walked to the shuttle area and hopped on our ride to the airport.

Once at the airport, we quickly checked-in and made it to our gate area. We had enough time to grab some pizza for lunch and then make it on to the flight. Sadly, we were officially no longer on vacation. Until, next time.

Reflections and tips:

Transfers are important: It is important to both have transfers to the ship and back to the airport. Ports are busy places and while there are cabs around, it is much easier to have pre-arranged transportation.

Passports are helpful: While you can just use a Passport card on a Caribbean cruise, I recommend having a Passport Book. It does cost more but you will have more flexibility, especially if you end up needing to fly home from one of the ports.

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