Howard Johnson Hotel - Tampa
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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Outdoor pool
- Swimming pool
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... humid) and we were on the way to Destin which was halfway between Clearwater and New Orleans. It was a 6 hour drive so I wasn't particularly looking forward to it... Clearwater was a great stop, it was fun having the dog and good company in the apartment and the beach was ok. It probably was a bit too touristy for me. A lot of billboards and signs and American chavs possibly. The sea was lovely but the apartment made up for it and at least we got to visit the restaurant ...
We left our little slice of heaven at 8 am Italy time and after connecting through Zurich, landed at 7pm EST - roughly 18 hours of travel time - in Tampa, Florida, United States of America. The overly officious ticket agent in Milan that checked us in made sure that our bags were the very last off the plane prolonging the torture, only to have it prolonged another hour yet by the customs agent who decided that we were a very suspicious lot indeed, sticking us in a glass holding pen ...
Checked out of the hotel and headed to the ship a little before Noon. It was only about 5 min by cab, to the pier. The line to drop your luggage was extremely long, and took us almost 20 min. Then upstairs for a much shorter security line, and no line for Suite Guest check in.
The best benefit of being in a suite was that the room ...
... their "system was down" on St. Croix and we'd need to clear customs in San Juan.That innocuous sounding phrase *really* threw a curve at us in San Juan. I've gone through airport customs exactly three times - once at a cruise terminal, once at a Canadian airport, and once in American Samoa. Not a scientific sample, and certainly three places where they deal with it all the time and do it smoothly. Forgetting for a moment that the ...
... with people. All the traditional sterotypes abounded - amost every flight had a gate change at the last minute, nearly every flight was overbooked and relied on people not turning up, they were offering rewards to give up your seat, and duplicate boarding passes abounded. On our flight we had a flight attendant running down the aisle telling them not to close the doors as ...