This is the second time my husband and I stayed at the Crowne Plaza before a cruise and though there is nothing special about the hotel the transportation between the airport, hotel and ship work quite well. Unlike our last time here there is a dedicated shuttle service between the airport and the hotel (last time it was shared between multiple properties and had several stops). They also provide a dedicated shuttle to the cruise port, arrangements should be made ahead of time and there are two time choices. The hotel is in a business area so we have yet to find good restaurants in the area but the menu at the hotel restaurant is ok, breakfast is better than dinner. The bar has a reasonable selection, it's just a drab.
Rooms are standard, boring business rooms; both times our room was on the back side of the hotel and the view is unpleasant, it may be better on the other side.
Basically the transportation works, the restaurant and bar are ok and the rooms standard. Also, there is no executive lounge for IHG loyalty members. The best part of the hotel is the outdoor pool area on the 5th floor.