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June 6th, 2004, 08:09 AM
I am concerned about the logistics of getting a rather large group on a tender in Villefranche and on shore by 10:30 AM. We are doing a private tour and do not have priority tendering. What was your experience at this port?
June 6th, 2004, 08:20 AM
If any of your group is an elite cruiser with celebrity or they are in a suite they can get priority tendering.. otherwise get to the celebrity theater early for a tender ticket.. my recollection from our med cruise 2001 was that we got into town early..
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June 6th, 2004, 09:24 AM
We don't have anyone in a suite, but we do in Concierge Class. Can they get priority tendering?
June 6th, 2004, 06:52 PM
you have plenty of time for a 10:30 tour My experience has been that the private tours have a list and will wait a reasonable amount of time for tenders
June 6th, 2004, 08:30 PM
When on the Millennium Barcelona-Venice last Sept., we had a Celebrity shore excursion, so I can't answer your question from that perspective, but . . . My husband and I got priority tendering when in Villefranche last month while on the Galaxy Transatlantic -- I think due to being Captain's Club Select (or Elite). I don't know if or how that works with a group, however. Maybe someone can answer that part.
The tenders worked rather well for getting people off the ship.
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June 7th, 2004, 11:04 AM
We just got off the Millie Barc-Venice on May 21 and had no problem meeting a private tour guide in Villefranche for a 10:30 meeting time. We had no priority tender tickets but it all went rather smoothly. The rest of our small group caught a tender after us so we waited around for them about 10 minutes but the guide was very patient. We went with Dream-Tours and they were fabulous. Our driver was Jean Marc--just great!
June 7th, 2004, 02:15 PM
Thanks for your help. Ten minutes delay would be no problem. We have 17 in our group and I can easily imagine that we would be separated.