Sunday, May 28, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017 – Miami, FL – Sunny - 80F

Distance from Cozumel to Miami, FL: 526 Nautical Miles

Total Distance Sailed: 4,370 Nautical Miles

A beautiful day in Miami.

Skyline From Quest

After a pretty uncrowded and very good breakfast (yes, the same breakfast embellished with some scrambled eggs), we waited for our group to be called and headed for the terminal.  We found our bags easily, and went through immigration quickly. 

We decided to take an airport van ($20) - they are usually parked across the street from the terminal.  This time the process did not go smoothly.  While we and another couple were there and ready to go, we sat in the van while the driver waiting for a late arriving party (they must have reserved the ride).  The van was hot - the other couple gave up - and I debated with the driver (who was trying to be nice) about why we had to wait.  He said his boss wouldn't let him go - I wound up talking to the boss who said the same thing.  We were just about to give up on our van when the last group (a bunch of foreign ladies - origin unknown) finally arrived.  They yakked the whole way to the airport, which just made the situation all that more annoying.  Some people - no class.

We got to the airport with time to spare.  We were booked on UAL330 departing at 12:30 PM (Airbus A320).

UAL330 - Loading Luggage

The plane took off pretty much on time.  No pictures in our 3X3 seat configuration.  The flight was pretty smooth and we arrived in Chicago on time.

This combination of cruises - Sea of Cortez and Panama Canal - was the best combo that I can recall.  The cruise was pretty much perfect (with the exception of a lack of excursions and some pretty warm temperatures).

It was fun.

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