Thanks so much for you quick and thorough reply, Thereuare. I will follow your suggestions and get back to you when I'm ready to bid. I did use priceline back in December for a pre-cruise hotel in Miami. I happened across a mention of $27.00 bid accepted at the Hyatt in Miami, and thought I'd try it. Got the bid accepted on the first try and was more than satisfied. The Hyatt is a great hotel. On three previous cruises, I had stayed at the Howard Johnson once, and the Days Inn Medical Center twice. (I didn't know about priceline then) Those two hotels are not in the best neighborhoods, and are rather run down, but they did offer free shuttle service to the pier. After the Hyatt experience, I always hope to use priceline. This is a nice website. Is it new?