BACKGROUND: 51 cruises, 36 of which were on Princess. Solo world traveler who enjoys adventure, sea days, lots of ports for the money.
TRAVEL TO PORT: For convenience, I flew nonstop from Boston to Miami. However, getting back to Ft. Lauderdale took some time and extra money. Next time, will fly one stop to Ft. Lauderdale. Used an outstanding private limo company for all my FL travels – airport, cruise pier, hotel.
HOTEL: Hilton’s Homewood Suites near the Ft. Lauderdale Airport and Cruise Port. Very welcoming staff, comfortable suite, extremely convenient – but no on-site restaurant. However, they do offer a free breakfast buffet with limited options and a free evening reception with light, limited options during the week but not on weekend nights, including Fridays, for the evening feed.