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Old December 12th, 2007, 08:53 AM
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For those of you cruising from Miami and need a hotel before your cruise:

The Miami Airport Hilton has what's called "The Pre-Cruise Package"
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- Free shuttle to the hotel from Miami Airport for 2 (every 15 minutes)
- One night accomodations (upgrade to Alcove Room -suite- for $10 more)
- Free buffet breakfast for 2
- free shuttle to the Port of Miami for 2

note: children (3rd and + guest) are subject to a small surcharge

I found better rates are available at 1-800-Hiltons than on the Hiton website.

This offer is not available thru hotel search sites like Expedia or Travelocity (I checked).
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Will you be dropping any hints as to what day you will be leaving.? We really do need to get our balloons and confetti ready ya know! Geeesh!

It seems the ship is narrowed down, so please, let your CM pals know, so we can give you a nice send-off:)
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Well, it IS a Carnival Ship.... and it IS leaving from Miami or Fort Lauderdale....

and we're quite the group now.... almost a free cabin's worth.

but that's all I'm saying.
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Uh oh, I am leaving on a Carnival ship, and I am leaving from Miami or Ft. Lauderdale, and I am leaving in January. Does this mean I have to share my cruise with Cruise Cynic & family??

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As Far as hotel bring a tent and sleep on the beach it will save you a lot of money. I booked Holiday Inn cause it's only one night. I'm sharing with my hubby, sis, and nephew. I don't want the shuttle cause I want to get to the ship as soon as possible.

Okay my guess for the mystery cruise is January 5, 2008 Carnival Freedom 7 day leaves out of Miami stops at Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica. If I'm right here is a link to reviews of this ship and itinerary. http://cruises.travel.yahoo.net/revi.../31/2008&dsc=y
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The Airport hotels are fine if you're just looking for a place to lay your head.

The only problem is there's really nothing around them, so you usually end up spending the pre-cruise night on the property, unless you get a taxi or rental car to get out and about.
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http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Rev...i_Florida.html
I haven't stay at the Airport Hilton but here is some reviews and they have Candid traveler photos. Hope that helps.
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Katlady> It's amazing how people can view the same place so differently.
(Notice the more favourable reviews were rated as "helpful")???

It's a hotel. Get over it. Some folks only want to get their butts kissed, it seems....
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I agree with my Cynic that is why I like the photos it gives you a better sense of the hotel. I think the most vaild review talked about the high noise level being that close to the airport. I wouldn't have thought of that. After I read it I went duh!!! : Why didn't I think of that.

What I care about being close to the ship to hop on that sucker as quick as possible the next day. Oh and no squirrels, rats or mice in my room. I would say no cockroaches but it's Florida so from what I heard I should give up that dream. I just don't want a cockroach crawl on my face while I sleep. Gosh I'm picky.
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