Didn't you ask this over on the 'other' site as there is a very similar thread going on there too..? read tripadvisor.com - i think it is pretty basic but it is only for one night.
We are also going to this hotel on the 20th december 2008, also before a cruise, did you stay here. I would like to know did you manage to get into the city, please could you tell me how long it took. We didnt realise that this hotel was 45mins away.