Il Lugano Hotel
Travel Blogs from Fort Lauderdale
... due to confusing markers and buoys and protected areas. More importantly, there were very few marinas until Biscayne Bay that could accommodate a boat with our draft. Given the dearth and quality of marinas, we opted to go all the way to our next destination, just south of Miami. We knew it was going to be a long day if we went all the way to Biscayne Bay but we thought it would be worth it. Folks told us we would make faster time on the Hawk Channel where the waters were deep and ...
... And the other reason is that one of our cruzing buddies uses Rodeway and thinks it's a good deal. Free breakfast, too. So here we are at Rodeway. The lobby looks like a combination of 7-11 and a liquor store with plastic covered sofas. Laundry detergent and condoms are sold behind the registration desk. We purchased neither. There is a restaurant/bar. Service was slow, the crowd was loud but we had excellent rib eye steaks! Our room is ...
Today was another day at sea. After breakfast in the dining room, we made our way poolside, claimed four chairs, and spent the rest of the morning relaxing. Nancy, Ron and Ady spent a little time in the hot tub. We all had some lunch, then Dee did the slot tournament, Ron and Nancy went to the casino, and Ady went back to the room to do some reading.
We had dinner in the dining room (The Bordeaux Room). Ron was ...
... so we should be towards the front. The quickest way to get off the boat is to carry your luggage off during the express time rather than for the attendants to do it but we just have too much stuff.
For dinner, we finished our 2 week food festival with a dinner at Chop Grille - I enjoyed it but I've come to the conclusion that I don't love steak houses as much as I use too. I always ...
... cost $7, very reasonable and straight to the ship. We had a full bus, but only two lots of cruise passengers, just three of us for Celebrity. There were six massive cruise ships waiting, Celebrity Eclipse, Caribbean Princess, Holland America ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center