Gerry Barker’s Experience on the Brightline Inter-City Rail Line

Image courtesy of Gerry Barker

  In previous posts I’ve extolled the virtues of Brightline (soon to be Virgin Trains), the nation’s only private, iner-city rail line. If you live in South Florida, like Pam and I do, it’s the best way to get to the ports at Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, hands down. Recently, Brightline gave passengers more reasons to go by train with the launch of its new Train-to-Port packages. A typical package includes train tickets, parking at a Brightline …

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Brightline, MSC Cruises Announce Partnership

  Below is a press release Gerry Barker received and would like to share: (PRESS RELEASE)_MIAMI, Fl. (May 8, 2019) – Brightline (soon to be rebranded Virgin Trains), the premier hospitality-driven intercity passenger rail service in the United States, announced today a strategic partnership with MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe. MSC Cruises is the official cruise line partner of Brightline. The partnership offers travelers a carefree, bag-free experience …

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Brightline connects West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami and makes it easy for South Florida residents to get to their port

Florida can rightfully be called the Cruise Capital of the World. With five active ports – Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Port Canaveral, Tampa and Palm Beach – the state hosts the industry’s biggest and best ships, with more terminal expansions under way. For those of us who live in South Florida and love cruising, it’s an embarrassment of riches. The only  challenge is getting to the port, which for us typically means fighting the traffic on I95, navigating …

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