When it's time to arrange for a pre-cruise hotel and transportation, I generally venture over to CC and other travel sites to check out recommendations. While I've picked up some great tips, I would love to see a forum section here specifically devoted to such things--a section where the threads wouldn't get buried.
There are seasoned cruisers here as well as folks who live near cruise ports. You guys could give specific advice such as what areas of the city are not places you would be comfortable booking a hotel.
Anybody agree, disagree, or have any suggestions for how this could be accomplished?