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nhraformula00

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  1. I would just walk thru the mall to the Hilton Riverside and ask them to hold your luggage ( $ 5 TIP ) as if you were staying there. Then walk over to the french quarter, all are very close to the port. Spend the day sightseeing, have lunch, ect. When you are ready get your luggage and head to the airport.
  2. Not recently but the nicer rooms are in the tower, not the low rise buildings.
  3. Do not attemt to eat at the windjammer unless you go there on OFF peak hours. There are manny other places to have breakfast or lunch that are less crouded. Shows are really great IMOP. Deck 5 in the rear of the ship under the diving pool is a great spot to sit and watch the ocean.
  4. https://pevvesseltraffic.broward.org/webx/ I would check the port scheduel to see how many ships are in port that morning of arrival. There can be as many as 7-8 in the winter months and the airport will be a nightmare. Those posting that they were off the boat and at the airport by xxx hours most likely were in port with only 2-3 ships. This is why we always stay annother day in town and not sweat the details. GOOD LUCK!!!
  5. Hyatt Place is in a better location as far as walking a block or 2 for dinner, wine purchase, or sundries in gereral. Never been to Wyndham, but its location does not seem desireable unless you are just planning on staying there.
  6. https://www.google.com/maps/place/1850+Eller+Dr,+Fort+Lauderdale,+FL+33316/@26.0974775,-80.1284976,16z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x88d900753a1b6c0b:0x4c3d67b4653f812d!2s1850+Eller+Dr,+Fort+Lauderdale,+FL+33316!3b1!8m2!3d26.0816782!4d-80.1206082!3m4!1s0x88d900753a1b6c0b:0x4c3d67b4653f812d!8m2!3d26.0816782!4d-80.1206082 Here is a map of the port area. The Harbor shops area is were there are stores for wine and such. Zoom in and all Hotels will pop up into view. Most of them along 17th street area are pretty nice to stay at.
  7. This is a general under the lido deck and not specific to the area that you have booked. Sorry for any confusion.
  8. Yes a long, long time ago. Chairs at night are dragged by the crew and stacked up before they wash down and clean the decks on a nightly basis. We always book a room with rooms below and above us. I like it quiet at night.
  9. They do not make a whole bunch of stops as they have several vans working, maybe 3 stops total for 1 van. Also they are very friendly and also efficent at what they do.
  10. https://www.windy.com/-Waves-waves?waves,33.119,-76.069,5,m:epNad8f link for wave heights, just click anywhere and it shows current height.
  11. If you like taking chances of being mugged than by all means walk the town. San Juan is not what it used to be 10-20 years ago. I have been cruising since 1981, and have been there at least 15 times over the years and have seen the changes. For a first time cruiser I woud not advise this.
  12. Stay very close to the port in San Juan if walking, 3-4 blocks.
  13. Go and enjoy your cruise, it will cruise somewhere.
  14. Everyone , PLEASE BE SAFE !!!!!
  15. Take a walk down the street to Hyatt Place while your at E.S. You will be amazed at how much nicer it is. Clean and no attitude.
  16. We have stayed at Hyatt Place 4 times, Hilton Marina 3, Renaissance 1, Four Point By Sheraton ( used to be Comfort Inn )2, Holiday Inn 1, Embassy Suites 1, Extended Stay America 1. This is the order of how we would pick to stay at if Hyatt Place is full.
  17. We have never had a problem with SAS and have used them 4 times.
  18. I would pick from these 3 in that order. All 3 are doable with Renaissance the nicest.
  19. I would book a later flight out and just spend some time in the 17th street area of Ft.Lauderdale. We grab a cab and go to the closest hotel and just ask them to hold our bags, $5. Then walk around, have lunch,ect. Head to the airport when you are ready, its a 10 min ride, about 3 miles. That airport can get real crowded if there is 5-7 ships in port that day.
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