First off, we’re fairly new cruisers, In our late 50’s and 60’s. We’ve sailed on Disney, Celebrity, Norwegian, Princess, Emerald Waterways and MSC. We like trying different lines to compare. We were excited to try Viking after reading all the great reviews. There were items we loved and others not so much. More on this to come.
We drove a rental car down from Port Canaveral after just getting off an MSC cruise and spent a week enjoying Fort Lauderdale, staying at The Kimpton Goodland Hotel about one block from the beach. The hotel had been recently remodeled and our room was just wonderful. A very nice restaurant and a beautiful roof-top pool (only open on the weekends, unfortunately). Other than the lack of a micro-wave and a coffee maker the room was excellent. Would definitely stay here again.
We took an uber over to the terminal, about a 10-minute ride from the hotel.