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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By cruisemom42
I am another fan of Albergo del Senato, but there...

I am another fan of Albergo del Senato, but there are other hotels in the vicinity, some less expensive, some more expensive.

Last November I stayed at Albergo Cesari. It is well located halfway...
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By cruisemom42
Yes, you should get off at San Pietro for the...

Yes, you should get off at San Pietro for the Vatican/St. Peters.

I'm not sure if the BIRG is available in machines. Used to be they were not, but perhaps things have changed in the last 18 months...
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By cruisemom42
"Sufficient" will vary by person, of course. ...

"Sufficient" will vary by person, of course.

Do you want to really dig into (pun intended) each site, or is just getting a good look around all you're after?

Do you like to do some...
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By cruisemom42
I've never taken a tour with them so cannot tell...

I've never taken a tour with them so cannot tell you. Those who have used their guides tend to be extremely positive about them as evidenced by the many reviews in the RIL thread.

If you get to...
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By cruisemom42
It is more or less the same price. The...

It is more or less the same price.

The guides that gather folks at the entrance for guided tours at 10 euro per head try to get groups together of 10 people. So 10 people x 10 euro = 100 euros.
...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports Yesterday, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By cruisemom42
Good info -- I suggest you post it on the Greece...

Good info -- I suggest you post it on the Greece forum. ;)
Forum: Italy Ports April 25th, 2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 558
Posted By cruisemom42
My favorite restaurants are mainly located around...

My favorite restaurants are mainly located around the Pantheon area (no metro stop is convenient).

It's sort of a conundrum. If you want to stay close to Termini, that's just not an area known for...
Forum: Italy Ports April 25th, 2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 558
Posted By cruisemom42
Really, there's no need to resort to the Hard...

Really, there's no need to resort to the Hard Rock Cafe or eating in Termini. There are a lot of small places in the vicinity. As I said, nothing distinctive but perfectly adequate. You should be...
Forum: Greece Ports April 25th, 2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By cruisemom42
I agree with the concerns Hank expressed and...

I agree with the concerns Hank expressed and probably wouldn't choose either due to the timing. They are trying to cram too much into a 7-day itinerary, so the port times suffer. This is an itinerary...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports April 25th, 2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By cruisemom42
I don't think Didyma is really two hours from...

I don't think Didyma is really two hours from Kusadasi....it is very near Miletus. The first time I did a tour of all 3 sites (Priene, Miletus, Didyma) on my own, with a driver provided by local...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 25th, 2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By cruisemom42
There are numerous posts on the Baltics board...

There are numerous posts on the Baltics board here from people who've used SPB tours and had a very good experience.

You do not need to obtain an individual visa if you tour with them...or any of...
Forum: Italy Ports April 25th, 2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By cruisemom42
Unfortunately, it looks like the OP will be there...

Unfortunately, it looks like the OP will be there on a Monday, when Ostia Antica is closed.

The plan of visiting the Colosseum is not a bad one. The fastest way would probably be the Leonardo...
Forum: Italy Ports April 24th, 2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 558
Posted By cruisemom42
There are plenty of restaurants all around that...

There are plenty of restaurants all around that area of Termini. Not all of them are very inspired. You should just plan to stroll and look at menus until you see one that looks good to you.
...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 24th, 2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By cruisemom42
Regarding a hotel in Rome, since you are going to...

Regarding a hotel in Rome, since you are going to be there for several days I would strongly recommend looking for something closer to the center of the historic area. This would be around the...
Forum: Greece Ports April 24th, 2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By cruisemom42
If one is interested in ancient history, then...

If one is interested in ancient history, then Olympia, site of the early Olympic games, is worth seeing and there's a good museum onsite as well.

Otherwise, Rhodes has a lot more to offer. The...
Forum: Italy Ports April 24th, 2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By cruisemom42
In addition to the advice above, some smaller...

In addition to the advice above, some smaller hotels will go ahead and take your booking via email before their online booking opens up. If you are set on a hotel, there is no harm in contacting them...
Forum: Greece Ports April 24th, 2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By cruisemom42
Honestly, I'd put Corfu down near the bottom of...

Honestly, I'd put Corfu down near the bottom of the lists as far as Med ports go. It's just a very average place, pretty, but no ancient history.

Rhodes would win out in comparison.
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics April 23rd, 2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By cruisemom42
Granted it's been a few years (but then unless...

Granted it's been a few years (but then unless I'm wrong it has been a few years for you also....;)) but when we utilized DenRus we had an excellent private tour for 4. No large buses.

We were...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports April 23rd, 2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By cruisemom42
I visited Zadar in April 2013 on a cruise aboard...

I visited Zadar in April 2013 on a cruise aboard Aegean Odyssey.

It is a charming town that has not yet been taken over by hordes of tourists.

Zadar has changed hands many times and you will...
Forum: Holland America Line April 23rd, 2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,598
Posted By cruisemom42
I have to disagree. The crew work on contract and...

I have to disagree. The crew work on contract and if well compensated (whether by wage or tips) can earn significantly more than they could in their own country. I'd say that the threat of...
Forum: Greece Ports April 23rd, 2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By cruisemom42
They are not comparable at all. Istanbul is one...

They are not comparable at all. Istanbul is one of Europe's great capital cities with more than you could see and do in a week: churches, mosques, palaces, historical sites, museums, nightlife, great...
Forum: Italy Ports April 23rd, 2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 62
Posted By cruisemom42
Someone else here recently posted about these...

Someone else here recently posted about these baths.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showpost.php?p=45964072&postcount=9

Other than that, I haven't heard much about them. Given there's not...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports April 23rd, 2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 304
Posted By cruisemom42
Everyone is different, but I can't understand...

Everyone is different, but I can't understand what the big deal is about a sunset at Santorini. All the best photos I've seen have been taken during the day.

I certainly would not miss the 2,000...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports April 22nd, 2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 304
Posted By cruisemom42
Istanbul, Istanbul, Istanbul

Istanbul, Istanbul, Istanbul
Forum: Holland America Line April 22nd, 2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,671
Posted By cruisemom42
Pack for seven days, give or take. Wear, wash,...

Pack for seven days, give or take. Wear, wash, dry, repeat.

Take layers to see you through the various climates. For example, instead of a heavier coat, take a lightweight rain shell and a fleece...
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