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Old August 27th, 2008, 03:40 PM
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Default Hotel for Nov 29 pre-Solstice Cruise

Is there any new information on a Cruisemates group rate for November 29 at a Ft. Lauderdale hotel prior to the November 30 Solstice cruise?
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Old August 29th, 2008, 04:54 PM
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Default Rate are for Nov. 29th 2008 (SAT.)

[color=blue][b]Rates comfirmed via internet on Sept. 6, 2008 @ 9:00 PM(PST)

Hyatt Place Ft. Lauderdale Airport-North
Fort Lauderdale Florida USA

1851 SE 10th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
Phone: 954 763 7670
Fax: 954 763 6269


AAA Promo Rate
Check-in Date:
Sat 29 Nov, 2008
Check-out Date:
Sun 30 Nov, 2008
2 Adults
1 Room
$132.09 USD Total After Taxes
Cancellation Policy:
Cancel By 4 Pm Day of Arrival

Located just 2 miles from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, Fort Lauderdale Beach & Downtown, and a half mile from Port Everglades (cruise port).
Complimentry shuttle Service Airport/Port Everglades 6:30 am to Midnight.
Hyatt Place guests will enjoy a spacious guestroom with a 42" flat panel high-definition television, our signature Hyatt Grand Bed™, a plush Cozy Corner oversized sofa sleeper that is separated from the sleeping.

Intimate coffee and wine cafe, free access to a public internet linked computer and printer.Guests at Hyatt Place may purchase signature hot breakfast entrees along with Starbucks® specialty coffees or enjoy a free continental breakfast. Hyatt Place also offers made-to-order entrees, sandwiches, soups, salads and pizza which guests can order 24 hours a day, seven days a week via a touch screen menu.
The complimentary Stay Fit® fitness center is equipped with state-of-the-art Life Fitness® cardio and strength equipment, the cardio machines let users watch their TV programming while exercising.
Rooms have refrigerator, wi fi and coffee pots.
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Hi Jan

In my opinion, I would not call THE BAHIA CABANA a Resort after looking at the pictures, but great location close to the cruise port and the beach.

The Sun Trolley heads right by this place and the water taxi also has a stop here.

There web site stated Best Baby Back Ribs in town $17.95
This Hotel does not provide any shuttle service to or from Airport/Port Everglades .


[b][color=green]Across from Fort Lauderdale Beach, just around the corner from Port Everglades and SE 17th Street.

* Waterfront Bar & Restaurant on the Intracoastal Waterway
* Free Live Entertainment Nightly!
* Great Happy Hour 4-7 M-F!

Water Taxi Dock ~ Cable TV, Safes, A/C, Mini-mart, Pool & Jacuzzi on the beach

Free High Speed Wireless Internet in all rooms and public areas + free computer off lobby.
All rooms totally renovated September 2007.

Standard rooms have 1 bed or 2 double beds with fridge and coffee maker.

Harbor Drive & A1A - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Phone: 954-524-1555
Phone: 800-323-2244

Web Site: www.bahiacabanaresort.com

Email: bahiacabana@hotmail.com
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Old August 30th, 2008, 01:23 PM
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I got a phone call from one of our group asking me if we had a group rate at any hotel for the pre-cruise night. The answer is, "no, we don't. Sorry!"

We are tentatively planning to have the pre-cruise party at the Crowne Hilton, and if anyone is staying there will you please contact me? If no one is staying there, we may move the location. My wife and I are staying next door at the Renaissance because it was almost 1/2-price.

Anyway, the truth is, I am not the person to be calling with reservation-related questions. The group has a travel agent who is handling all of our details for this cruise, and that is Nancy Bogert. Here is Nancy's contact information for those of you who may need it:

Nancy S. Bogert, MCC
900 Grampian Blvd
Williamsport, Pa 17701
Telephone: 570-323-0112
Toll-free: 1-800-561-0802
Fax: 570-323-0702

Email: nancy@planningcruises.com
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Old August 31st, 2008, 12:25 AM
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Thank you to everyone for your hotel ideas and help.

Pheelgood and I considered several options and wanted to stay near the location of the possible pre-cruise get-together at a hotel on 17th Street.

After finding the Comfort Suites Airport & Cruise Port hotel sold out for Nov 29, we decided on their sister property, Hyatt Place for $159 (with our AAA discount). Our Hyatt Place room includes:

free airport shuttle
free continental breakfast
free cruise port shuttle

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Old September 3rd, 2008, 12:38 AM
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Thank you to Dannyboy for researching and posting the significant AAA promo price drop at the Hyatt Place. (See Dannyboy's post at the bottom of the first page in the first topic in the Celebrity Message Board.)

We had booked our hotel room only three days ago and were able to lower our room rate.

Now we can afford to pay for our luggage to go on the plane with us!
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Old September 8th, 2008, 01:38 PM
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I've just booked a room at the Hyatt Place Fort Lauderdale Airport-North at 1851 SE 10th Avenue through Hotwire for $87.93 including taxes.

If you try Hotwire, search for rooms in Fort Lauderdale, and click on the 3-Star Hotel in Las Olas-Downtown-Port Everglades for $74. Keep in mind that Hotwire may give you another hotel, but this area (Las Olas-Downtown) is right next to the Port, so any hotel can't be too far away, and $88 is a nice price.

Good Luck!!
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