You only need walk two minutes to enter the cruise terminal. And, across the street you can board the tram transport system. The central station is the first stop on the tram. You can easily walk to the city highlights from central station. But, be prepared to pay over $300 per night. Some deals might be available, but do your research. The hotel is professionally run and the staff is generally helpful. The rooms are standard hotel rooms. The hotel is right on the waterway atop the cruise dock. Most rooms have great views. English is widely spoken around the city. Best deal is to buy an unlimited day pass for the tram. The fare 7.5 euros for the day pass. If you use the tram more than three boardings, you will save money. The hotel offers an excellent but pricey morning buffet.
The only close alternative is the subway about a block distant. The hotel accommodated our early checking request at 1pm.