Twelve days after embarking on a seven day cruise we were leaving the Carnival Glory. It was a beautiful morning in Miami.
It seemed liked several hundred people left the ship last night so between the 600-800 that got off at Cancun and last night’s exodus there are probably just a thousand people left. This made for an easy experience.
We did eat breakfast at the Lido deck but it was not continental (yay) AND there was cream for coffee.
I think some supplies were either loaded onboard or borrowed from the Vista.
I ran into Hannah, a Carnival employee who we had interacted with a lot in the main dining room, and she indicated the dining room was open for breakfast. I was rather sad to have missed having the avocado toast one more time but had already eaten.
There wasn’t priority debarkation today (nor was it needed) so we just got off when they called our number. It was my first time not having to complete the customs form and that made getting out of the cruise terminal speedy.
We were going to get a taxi but a shuttle was there just about full that would drop us at the Miami Airport for $10 a person. Great!
On the drive to the airport I saw a lot of down trees but no other obvious damage from Irma. For a Wednesday morning traffic wasn’t bad.
T. and I said our goodbyes at the airport as she was leaving in the evening and I was going to try to get on an 10:55 am flight.
The two American Airlines employees I met at the check in were still without power at their homes. They came to work for air conditioning. 🙂
They put me on standby and I hoofed it over to the gate (after stopping for more coffee) waiting to see if I got called. I hoped having Gold status would help.
As it turns out it didn’t matter. I got on as did about 30 other standbys. I got an aisle seat in the front of economy which came with extra leg room.
The lady seated next to me was onboard the Glory (never saw her) and she had missed an earlier flight even thought she did self-assist off the ship early. The problem was she bought the transfer from Carnival and had to wait for the bus to fill up. This was her first time cruiser mistake!
My lunch was a cheese plate on board as the connection in Dallas was short and I didn’t want a lot of food.
The Miami staff had confirmed me on the San Diego flight so no stress waiting to see if I had a seat. It was nice to get home and see my husband’s smiling face.
I enjoyed the San Diego weather and view while waiting for Lyft.
I’ll do one more post on this trip with last thoughts.
If you missed the other parts of the recap the links are below.
Next Vacation: Carnival Glory
Pre-Cruise Travel to Miami
Carnival Glory: Embarkation
Sea Day 1
Mahogany Bay, Roatan
Cozumel Day 1
Cozumel Day 2
Sea Day 2
Sea Day 3
Sea Day 4
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