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We agree with Euro about that 7:58 train. If you...
We agree with Euro about that 7:58 train. If you are up early and are among the first off your ship you should be able to make that early train. We always recommend that independent folks try to...
Yes, a taxi will make the most sense because we...
Yes, a taxi will make the most sense because we assume you are hauling some luggage. There should be a few taxis at the port but you might have to wait in a queue. If that is of concern or if you...
We also enjoy Tom's Port guides (we actually were...
We also enjoy Tom's Port guides (we actually were on a cruise with Tom a few years ago). He works hard on his guides (a labor of love) and tries to keep them up to date. I cannot recommend a...
Our HAL drink package experience was really...
Our HAL drink package experience was really crazy. About 3 years ago we booked a 35 day cruise on the Oosterdam which included a Transpacific journey plus Australia and NZ. Our original booking...
I am trying to understand how I lived (and...
I am trying to understand how I lived (and traveled extensively) for nearly 50 years without a cell phone :). But somehow we did manage...and managed quite well. So what do you do in an emergency...
You have to love the bottled water...
You have to love the bottled water thing...especially if you are the company bottling the stuff (such as Nestle). Folks will pay $2 or more for simply no name bottled water which works out over $10...
I gather we are talking about Holland...
I gather we are talking about Holland America...which actually has about the most limited meal hours of all the mass market cruise lines. You will get a daily schedule that will specify the daily...
You are mis informed, or perhaps you would like...
You are mis informed, or perhaps you would like to by a large bridge in NYC...which I will be happy to sell. But seriously, there is no such thing as a free drink package. Many cruise lines will...
Yes and no. There are places to go on most...
Yes and no. There are places to go on most islands that have few to no cruise ship passengers...and that is our usual destination. Fortunately for us, most cruisers seem to go to the same...
We just take one bottle on cruises and simply...
We just take one bottle on cruises and simply fill it from the tap :). Can't beat the price and the ship's water is fine. Its hard to understand how we have survived over 1000 days on cruise ships...
So you have two different issues and solutions. ...
So you have two different issues and solutions. For beaches you could simply use the local bus to go to a place like Paradise Beach. But if you want to see more of the island you might want to...
WOW....Friar's (which is near one of my favorite...
WOW....Friar's (which is near one of my favorite beaches...Happy Bay). That is a long way from the port and you are talking about a 2 lane road where even a minor accident can cause long delays. ...
We would be worried more about getting a taxi...
We would be worried more about getting a taxi (without a long wait) then the honestly of the driver (we have never had any problems with Copenhagen taxi drivers). In your situation we would probably...
Unlikely (although not impossible) in late...
Unlikely (although not impossible) in late August. But we will tell you a cruise story. A few years ago, while cruising in Norway we met a couple who told us how they really wanted to see the...
ROFL! Both DW and I have our roots in New York...
ROFL! Both DW and I have our roots in New York (we were both born in the city and lived on Long Island so I have trouble even thinking about bus tours of the Hamptons. But I bet somebody is doing...
Yes, parking in Monaco can be a pain....and...
Yes, parking in Monaco can be a pain....and driving around the city can be very slow because of traffic. Agree with Marazul (usually do) on parking in Nice. Unless you get lucky or want to waste...
Not exactly true. A Visa is required if you want...
Not exactly true. A Visa is required if you want to get off the ship in Russia. But there are various types of Visas. An American can apply for a personal tourist Visa (not easy to get..and quite...
Yes and no. We think this "advantage of...
Yes and no. We think this "advantage of cruising" is overrated in practice. Yes, a cruise ship will change their itinerary to avoid a hurricane or major storm. But they do not generally change...
It almost seems like the Turks have some kind of...
It almost seems like the Turks have some kind of death wish when it comes to attracting tourists from the West. We really like Turkey (and have been there quite a few times) but the recent election...
Not sure this had been made completely clear, but...
Not sure this had been made completely clear, but Gozo and Malta are two totally different islands. We happen to like both islands. Gozo (which many Maltese call the "green island") lives up to its...
It is actually the same train that goes to...
It is actually the same train that goes to Cannes, except you just get it going in the other direction (towards Monte Carlo). We are talking about a single commuter train line that regularly runs...
No! :halo: Hank
No! :halo:

Hank
Not totally unusual. A few years ago we took a...
Not totally unusual. A few years ago we took a cruise on HAL's Rotterdam from Rotterdam to NYC. The port of Rotterdam is located in a river several hours from the sea. We were tied at the dock...
You might find it interesting that one of...
You might find it interesting that one of Celebrity's most popular Captains, Demitrius Kefetzis, sometimes has one of his 2 Harleys aboard his ship. I think he is currently still one of the...
Forum: France Ports
Posted By Hlitner
I am still trying to get my hands around "16...
I am still trying to get my hands around "16 people." We feel crowded when in a group of 4 :). I can just imagine trying to get lunch at a favorite cafe and asking for a table for 16! Some of the...