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  1. Ok, I see the area you are talking about. I'm trying to make sure I avoid that area and only going to Oakland Blvd and back. We get in at 4:15pm. Take time to gather luggage, go outside, call for the transport to the hotel. Online it says sunset is at 7:42pm the day we arrive. So hopefully we'll have time to get to the hotel, put the luggage in the room and go get something to eat right away and be back before dark or shortly after. As with anyplace, I never carry money on me, be very aware of the surroundings, and usually try not to go anywhere after dark. Sometimes it can't be avoided if you're coming in late. If there's a chance that it wouldn't be safe to walk, I would just eat somewhere within the airport prior to leaving and not worry about it. That's what I'm trying to figure out which to do. I really appreciate your help and knowledge. I will ask the hotel about the shuttle to go to the Plaza or get food and see what they say. Thanks. I do have a question you might or might not know. I have recently (over our last few stays in FLL) that they are closing the pools at dusk. Does this hold true for this place too? BNBR can you elaborate on this closed pool thing at dusk in FLL?
  2. Not only that but notice in that picture there is a table there (it's bolted to the floor and you can't move it). Does there need to be a sign on it not to let your child climb on the table to look out? I mean isn't that a danger? It's just ridiculous.
  3. I was on the Freedom a month or so before it happened. Here's one of my overall pictures of the kids waterpark area and you can see to the side to the windows of the ship. You can TELL even from me standing all the way up at the top and taking an overall picture, which windows were open. This on the opposite side from where it happened (dive shop on one side and the squeeze on the other) and you can see the exact same window it was (except other side). Notice the windows go all the way down to the floor. If she wanted to look out or bang on the glass, no need to pick her up or put her over a railing. Here's another view of the same windows, but located in the adult Solarium. RCCL has multiple "funny" signs on this deck to remind you of dangers. I imagine they will have to add another about the windows being open now. So sad all the way around. 😞
  4. I'm trying to figure out where this Sheridan Street is. I can't locate it in the area on a map. The hotel looks like there's a lake on one side and the street on the other side that leads to it. I see the bridge up and over to the Plaza. Right next door is a park and on the other side is an apartment building. Where is this Sheridan Street and where are you referring to "right behind the hotel"? There's water back there. ? I also don't see any gas station across the street. There's a canal there as well. I'm so confused. I definitely want to hear the truth and take precautions. I'm just trying to figure out where you are referring to.
  5. My daughter will be celebrating her 12th birthday while we are cruising next. I considered buying the birthday decorations package for her but it states they decorate the room on "Day One". Her birthday isn't until toward the end of the cruise and just wondering can you request that they decorate the room on the actual day? Or does it always have to be the first day of the cruise? I guess I could always go out and get my own decorations and do it myself but just thought it would be neat for us to be out and her come back to a room all decorated. Thanks in advance on thoughts.
  6. Thanks Blue. I made a post over there. Hopefully they will have some good suggestions and maybe localsailor will chime in on it.
  7. Thank you both very much. I appreciate it. KroozFoolz, you must like it there if you've stayed 3x and staying again. That makes me feel better. I just couldn't find anyone on here mentioning this particular place and it had me a little worried. Do you feel it's in a safe area? (Since we will be walking and have a child)
  8. Anello said in his interview that he leaned her in so that she could reach the glass. You have mentioned downloading the video and high resolution several times. I haven't been able to find anything more than 6 minutes long and they are all the same crappy video that isn't clear. Where do you find this and how did you download it? I haven't seen anything that can be downloaded.
  9. The only problem is...we are booking a dive and we have to reserve and pay for the dive. So, checking the day when we arrive really isn't going to do us any good. I need to find a place that even if the weather isn't the greatest, then we will be able to go ahead with the dive and not forfeit any money. (Of course if the weather is absolutely terrible and storming, that's a different story). Do you know if SH is good for snorkeling/diving? The dive company there told me that it is a "sandy bottom" with coral and a lot of juvenile fish in the area because it's protected. Sandy bottom is telling me I'm not going to be seeing much coral and probably not any bigger fish like we normally do when diving. I'm just not sure what to do. 😞 Thanks for the info on localsailor. I'll see if I can find him.
  10. I have decided to go ahead and buy the filter before my next cruise to help with the color when diving. My camera came with a housing but I see most of the filters include a housing with it. Anyone know if the housing is different than what the camera would have came with? I'm trying to figure out how you put the filters on? I don't want to end up buying the wrong thing.
  11. I just booked a room at La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham in FLL. I've tried searching on here and not having any luck with this particular location. It says the address is 2620 North 26th Avenue, Hollywood, FL I'm trying to find out if there's anything within walking distance from the hotel to eat dinner at that night when we arrive. I noticed reviews on La Quinta that stated places to eat, but when you look at a map, it looks like the hotel is by the water and you'd have to cross a bridge to get over to the food section. I'm just wanting to make sure it's safe to do so. Anyone?
  12. Thanks for your thoughts and advice Blue. I appreciate it. What about at Coki? Does it get the swells and rough water as well since it's in a different location? What about Secret Harbour?
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