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Originally posted by royalcruz
Same in Fort Lauderdale.
Hi Royalcruz, thank you for your responses, could I ask for your guidance a little more, is there a good wine shop you can recommend in the Las Olas area? it will be our 30th Wedding anniversary whilst we are on Emerald Princess, I would like to get a really nice bottle of wine to take with us, and the ship choices are limited. We are going to spend the Sunday afternoon in the Las Olas area. Also have you eaten at the Eastendbrasserie in the Atlantic Hotel? we thought about eating there on the Sunday evening.

Again thank you for your time in assisting us.

Steve
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Ft Lauderdale, FL
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Originally posted by schars
Hi Royalcruz, thank you for your responses, could I ask for your guidance a little more, is there a good wine shop you can recommend in the Las Olas area? it will be our 30th Wedding anniversary whilst we are on Emerald Princess, I would like to get a really nice bottle of wine to take with us, and the ship choices are limited. We are going to spend the Sunday afternoon in the Las Olas area. Also have you eaten at the Eastendbrasserie in the Atlantic Hotel? we thought about eating there on the Sunday evening.

Again thank you for your time in assisting us.

Steve
We had a very nice meal at the East End Brasserie, but a few friends went and described it as horrible, so perhaps it is inconsistant. There aren't any wine specialist shops in the Las Olas downtown area, but there are a few stores that sell wine: Macabe Liquor, Meditteranean Market, and Cheese Culture.
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Pennsylvania
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SpringHill Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port
151 Southwest 18th Court · Dania Beach, FL 33004 USA

Anyone have any experience of staying here and what it is like and all?

Thanks
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Ft Lauderdale, FL
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Originally posted by momfrommn
I'm wondering if there is a liquor store within walking distance of the Hilton Garden Inn in Dania. Thank you in advance
The only place that I know of is BJ's Club. You don't need a membership to go to the liquor store, but if you want wine or beer that is sold inside the membership warehouse. Beer and Wine is also sold at Kmart. These stores are in Oakwood Plaza across Stirling Rd from the hotel.
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In fall of 2011 I received your input on alligator shows in or near Fort Lauderdale. At the time you mentioned: "Everglades airboats and there is a native american alligator zoo on state rd 7 in Hollywood. The Jungle Queen used to have an alligator show but I don't know what the current show entails."

Do you have any updated info? We are sailing May 20, 2012.

Thanks
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Ft Lauderdale, FL
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Originally posted by redlobster
In fall of 2011 I received your input on alligator shows in or near Fort Lauderdale. At the time you mentioned: "Everglades airboats and there is a native american alligator zoo on state rd 7 in Hollywood. The Jungle Queen used to have an alligator show but I don't know what the current show entails."

Do you have any updated info? We are sailing May 20, 2012.

Thanks
No, sorry, I'm not in the business, so I don't get information updates on tourist attractions.
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Beautiful BC, Canada.
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Another question for Royalcruz....

Is there anywhere nearby the Embassy Suites where I can buy a pair of good ladies runners? I see there's a Ross across the highway, would they have them? We won't have a car so I need something within walking distance.
Ft Lauderdale, FL
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Joined Aug 2007
Originally posted by startwin
Another question for Royalcruz....

Is there anywhere nearby the Embassy Suites where I can buy a pair of good ladies runners? I see there's a Ross across the highway, would they have them? We won't have a car so I need something within walking distance.
The only places within walking distance are Ross and Payless, or you could take the Suntrolley to Galleria Mall.
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Mid-Coast Maine
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Joined Mar 2009
Has anyone stayed at the Sheraton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Hotel?
Any information on this hotel will be helpful.. thanks
Patty
Mid-Coast Maine
417 Posts
Joined Mar 2009
Originally posted by patch62
Has anyone stayed at the Sheraton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Hotel?
Any information on this hotel will be helpful.. thanks
Patty
And you are wondering what I want to know.... how far is it to the cruise port? and is breakfast available? won't be there until Nov. but like to have my ducks in a row.. thanks...
Huntsville, AL, USA
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Originally posted by patch62
Has anyone stayed at the Sheraton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Hotel?
Any information on this hotel will be helpful.. thanks
Patty
We have stayed there. At the time, it was the only hotel directly on the beach. It was the setting for the movie "Where The Boys Are".
It was the Yankee Clipper when we stayed there and it has been over 5 years I know.
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Ft Lauderdale, FL
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Joined Aug 2007
Originally posted by patch62
And you are wondering what I want to know.... how far is it to the cruise port? and is breakfast available? won't be there until Nov. but like to have my ducks in a row.. thanks...
Much better, LOL! It is about 1.5 miles from the port entrance. Breakfast is served in the Mexican restaurant and internet cafe at the Sheraton and at the Bahia Cabana across the street. Some of the rooms are on the beach side of the street and some are across the street. It is about a mile or so to Beach Place, and there are lots of bars and restaurants along the way.
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Have stayed at the Sheraton. Great location, staff and close to all of the action. Like the fact that it is right on the beach and right across the street from the water taxi. Bob
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Ft Lauderdale, FL
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Originally posted by patch62
Thanks, royalcruz for your answers...
we are booked through NCL for Nov cruise to the Panama...
Sounds dreamy
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Mid-Coast Maine
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Joined Mar 2009
Originally posted by royalcruz
Sounds dreamy
Actually the cruise is with Princess in Nov. .... with NCL in three weeks from Boston
Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Joined Mar 2012
Originally posted by patch62
And you are wondering what I want to know.... how far is it to the cruise port? and is breakfast available? won't be there until Nov. but like to have my ducks in a row.. thanks...
Double check your port of departure. You seem to think that you are leaving from Port Everglades (Ft. Lauderdale) but if you are booked on NCL (Norweigan Cruise Line) I bet you are departing from Port of Miami, which is about 40 miles south of Port Everglades!
Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Originally posted by Port Everglades Veteran
Double check your port of departure. You seem to think that you are leaving from Port Everglades (Ft. Lauderdale) but if you are booked on NCL (Norweigan Cruise Line) I bet you are departing from Port of Miami, which is about 40 miles south of Port Everglades!
Disregard, I just saw your corrected post of 11 am.
Mid-Coast Maine
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Joined Mar 2009
Originally posted by Port Everglades Veteran
Disregard, I just saw your corrected post of 11 am.
Thanks for noticing.. a bit mixed up with two cruises on tap..