The cruise is booked for April 15. We will arrive the night before in Ft. Lauderdale. Can anyone recommend a hotel to stay in the night before. Preferably one that will shuttle us to the port. Any deals out there that I should know about? What's the earliest you can board the Monarch?
We recommend Amerisuites... near 17th St. ... close to the Port entrance and near some nice restaurants, etc. They'll pick you up at the airport and take you to the Port in the morning. You should plan to get to the pier around noon or so. You'll embark, more of less, by 1pm or so.
I stayed at the Comfort Suites Convention Center in November. Nice room with a setting area. They pick up at the airport and shuttle to the port at no charge. I signed up for the 10:45 port shuttle and was on the ship by 11:30. (Monarch of the Seas)