We stayed at the Embassy Suites pre and post cruise and loved it. If you can't get to priceline through biddingfortravel, just go directly to Priceline.com. Choose the Fort Lauderdale zone (not fort lauderdale beach), 3*, and bid $55. It was that simple. Biddingfortravel tells you how to go about bidding with free zones, but I bid in December for an April room and then bid again in February for another April room. Both times I got the Embassy Suites on the first try. Our check-in and stays were wonderful. I'm a believer. Good Luck!