Tampa to Fort Lauderdale & Princess Cruise Check In
Travelling from Tampa (Sunday 11th), we arrived to Port Everglades “Park & Go” in Fort Lauderdale around 9:30am. 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 that 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 way finding, 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 is categorized as an “Obstructed View” (due to hanging lifeboat).
Our Room View
Our room would be considered small compared to most hotel rooms but we found it to be very nice and comfortable. The bathroom is a bit cramped with the shower being a bit of a challenge for a tall person.
Gallery – Our Room
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