I was a travel agent for seventeen years and something just hit me in the head. How many passengers from the Florida Gulf Coast, Orlando and Southeast Florida take cruises out of Fort Lauderdale and Miami? I'd say lots. Someone at Brightline should get with the cruise lines and offer their service rather than air in those markets. Imagine that even with a "Premium Fare", it would be much less than air. I live in Sarasota and our closest airport for a great choice of flights is Orlando. So, I drive to Orlando, park the car, get dropped off at the airport, go to the Brightline check in, my bags go on the train, and I pick them up in Miami. The Port of Miami is under two miles away, so I free Uber service there. No brainer, I'd say. Comments.