We sailed on a seven day Western Caribbean Cruise which immediately followed the "cruise to no where." As such, the Crown Princess just completed its 48 hour sanitation and cleaning.
Embarkation - We arrived the night before the cruise and stayed at the Embassy Suites near Port Everglades. Ended up with free transportation from the hotel to the Port, arriving at the Terminal at approximately 1:00 p.m. Hotel has a great location, only needs a near by Starbucks to better! Room was clean and ready. However, price was a little on the high side.
Although we were forewarned via a phone call from Princess that we would need to report to the convention center, when we arrived at the Terminal it was operating as normal. So, no convention center waiting for us! Being Platinum members we made use of the Preferred Member entrance and were through the embarkation process and on board within fifteen minutes.