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  1. sprockie

    Pre-cruise hotel: FLL

    We really like the Best Western on State Rd 84. We've stayed there for the last 10 years or so. Very handy to pick up quick items on foot - 2 minute walk from Winn Dixie, liquor store, fast food restaurants etc.. We don't want/need to spend big money to be on/near the beach for the night before. We figure we'll be seeing it enough on the cruise. BW was $279/night a few weeks ago when we stayed, and that's about the max I am prepared to pay for a basic hotel and breakfast the night before the cruise. It's always been very clean and a cab is about $15 to the port. Hampton Inn beside it is also very good.
  2. Hope you have better luck than us. We get off tomorrow and we have missed or had 3/4 ports cancelled or changed.
  3. sprockie

    Oosterdam aft pool out of commission?

    The lido pool was looking pretty cloudy and scummy a few days ago
  4. sprockie

    Oosterdam aft pool out of commission?

    It was closed for the first few days of our cruise, but it's open as of yesterday.
  5. Exactly our thinking. San Juan has absolutely no appeal to me. We've been here several times too many. Here we are on the ship. Might as well be at sea. I sure wish it was an option to circle back to HMC and catch it on the way back but that is never done. I don't know why. We've missed HMC a few times and GT once before, but never this kind of a mess. Do other lines miss ports often or is this a smaller ship HAL thing?
  6. That's too bad. Charlottetown is a very nice port
  7. We got on the Oosterdam on Saturday and because of this nasty storm that doesn't seem to go away, we missed HMC, had Cap Cana changed to Samana and now we're in San Juan instead of grand Turk. I fully grasp why, but very disappointed. We booked this itinerary for the beaches.☹️
  8. We'll be on that tooting oosterdam this Afternoon! Flew in yesterday thankfully before thstorm.
  9. Thanks. It is concerning. I've never been so glad to be Canadian;). However, we hope for the best. Hopefully by the time our cruise is over, this very unfortunate situation will be over and not have taken a turn for the worse. Cheers!
  10. My understanding is that customs and immigration are not affected, just TSA no?
  11. Thankfully we'll only have delays on the way back from FLL. Flying from Canada so we won't be affected on the way down. Also thankful I booked the 3:13 flight on the way back instead of the 11:00am!
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    I have also been following this quest. There are quite a few posts about the current offerings. You pay after you board. There are three tiers social, surf and premium.
  13. Just to clarify, the surf package was what you bought and could surf anywhere?