We stayed one night pre-cruise. Hotel was booked solid, so 30 minute wait for shuttle at FLL was not unexpected. On check-in the front desk clerk made a few strange comments (great card, AMEX doesn't offer this product anymore, things like that) about my Optima AMEX card. I didn't think anything about it until the card was compromised with European charges while we were in the Caribbean. It had never previously been out of my desk drawer and spent the cruise in the safe. So don't know what happened here...... Very strange coincidence.
6 of us had dinner (pizza, salad and drinks) in the hotel lobby. WAY overpriced!
When we asked about a taxi the next day to the cruise port we were told it was cheaper to take the shuttle transportation that was sold in the lobby. This proved to be a mistake. Huge hassle waiting outside for a bus that was 45 minutes late. One taxi ferried folks over to the cruise port 3 times while we waited - so I don't think the fare could have been very high. Live and learn....
Room was okay. Not the cleanest we have ever been in, but acceptable. Noisy air conditioner and room remained humid, which again is not unusual for Florida hotels. Pool area was very nice, but also where smokers hung out.
All in all, it was about what I expected. Next time I will probably stay elsewhere.