As you know, we love to travel. For this month, my posts are going to be about how we plan the day to day details of our upcoming cruise.
Now that we know the exact dates we’ll be traveling, it’s time to look at hotels.
For us, we are a member of three different hotel loyalty programs, so that’s what we look at first. We always fly in early, so as not to miss the ship.
Here are some tips to figure out where you want to stay:
Does the city have easily accessible public transportation?
Can we get from the airport to the city easily?
Can we get around to do the things we want to do?
If the answer is “yes” to all three, then we look for a central location that has access to all. In this case, we wanted to be by the train station. This was our central point. We could get to the airport, the cruise pier and all areas we wanted to visit from this train station area.
Next, what hotels are located there? That’s the question. We settled on one in one of our loyalty programs. we didn’t have enough points for a free night, but we could combine our points with cash to reduce the cost. we chose an executive room (that includes breakfast, non-alcoholic beverages, early evening light fare with drinks). This was our choice.
With the executive room, we save substantially on meals and the loyalty rewards program gives us free early check in and late check out as well as WiFi. Great choice for this trip