Princess Panama Canal Cruise
Port Everglades | Fort Lauderdale
09 Dec 2018 | Sun
Day 01 of 09
Princess Panama Canal Cruise – Arrival and Check-In
Tampa to Fort Lauderdale & Princess Cruise Check In
Traveling from Tampa (Sunday 11th), we arrived at Port Everglades “Park & Go” in Fort Lauderdale around 9:30 am. It only took us around 3.5 hours to get here from Tampa. We quickly unloaded our bags and jumped onto a van that took us to the area where we would board our cruise ship. After waiting a few minutes, they quickly processed our Passports and handed us our travel documents and “Princess Ocean Medallion”. The Ocean Medallion is a wearable device that acts like a personal concierge, offering wayfinding, food and beverage ordering, gaming, entertainment, and other functions. The device itself is a quarter-sized, 1.8-ounce disc that hangs from a neck lanyard. In addition to this Medallion, you can also hang your room key from the same lanyard. It uses a proximity type scanner so when you arrive close to your room your door automatically unlocks – which was very nice.
Our room would be considered small compared to most hotel rooms, but we found it to be very pleasant and comfortable. The bathroom is a bit cramped, with the shower being a bit of a challenge for a tall person.
Our room was categorized as an “Obstructed View” (due to the hanging lifeboat outside our window).