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Forum: Greece Ports Today, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 131
Posted By cruisemom42
If your ports are more in the southern/eastern...

If your ports are more in the southern/eastern Med, your weather will likely be better than you would find in more northern parts of the Med -- no surprise as the Med is a large area and the weather...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports Yesterday, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By cruisemom42
"Safe" means different things to different...

"Safe" means different things to different people....

There are currently no US Travel warnings or alerts for Turkey, so relatively speaking, it is safe. However, no one can guarantee that any...
Forum: Holland America Line March 25th, 2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,557
Posted By cruisemom42
I wouldn't have any interest in the Caribbean in...

I wouldn't have any interest in the Caribbean in summer.

As to why HAL doesn't leave a ship in the Caribbean, I suspect it's related to two factors. First, I think cruising has changed/evolved...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 25th, 2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By cruisemom42
@slidergirl (since the quote function doesn't...

@slidergirl (since the quote function doesn't seem to work for me at present....)

It's a funny thing. I am not even interested in ANCIENT pottery, let alone modern. It's the one section in an...
Forum: Italy Ports March 25th, 2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,173
Posted By cruisemom42
tex -- if you are staying at Minerva, give...

tex -- if you are staying at Minerva, give Armando's a try (unless I missed that you are already going there....)

They are open on Friday nights but closed on Saturday evening and all day Sunday....
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 25th, 2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By cruisemom42
I did mean to add that I realize my approach (in...

I did mean to add that I realize my approach (in terms of preparing for a site like Pompeii) isn't something everyone wants to do and a guide isn't a bad idea for someone who has just a casual...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 25th, 2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By cruisemom42
I find it interesting that everyone has their own...

I find it interesting that everyone has their own slant on advice for the OP. :D

Personally I've spent two FULL days at Pompeii on one trip and it wasn't enough. Two hours would be just a tease --...
Forum: Holland America Line March 25th, 2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,631
Posted By cruisemom42
I thought this thread was about Tunisia (which is...

I thought this thread was about Tunisia (which is not in the Middle East....)
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 24th, 2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By cruisemom42
There's a bus service that departs for Pompeii...

There's a bus service that departs for Pompeii from very close to the cruise port. Scheduled times are less frequent than the trains but it is easier if the timing works for you.

As already noted,...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports March 24th, 2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,003
Posted By cruisemom42
Not sure what you are saying. Do you really think...

Not sure what you are saying. Do you really think it is unsafe for families to visit Western Europe? :confused: What about the millions of people who live in Europe now and vacation in their own and...
Forum: Holland America Line March 24th, 2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,631
Posted By cruisemom42
MSC just had 12 passengers killed and 13 injured...

MSC just had 12 passengers killed and 13 injured in the shooting. It is understandable they may not want to return to this port anytime soon, both from the company perspective and in terms of...
Forum: Italy Ports March 23rd, 2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By cruisemom42
Yep, marazul beat me to it. That's the Villa of...

Yep, marazul beat me to it. That's the Villa of the Mysteries, which is one of the most amazing treasures of Pompeii. It's a great photo to show anyone who thinks Pompeii has less to offer than...
Forum: Holland America Line March 23rd, 2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,631
Posted By cruisemom42
If it's one thing I'm certain of, it's that the...

If it's one thing I'm certain of, it's that the cruise lines will use an excess of caution in determining whether any port is safe. They probably are reluctant to cancel ports too far in advance in...
Forum: Italy Ports March 23rd, 2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By cruisemom42
As Lew says, the actual process may vary from...

As Lew says, the actual process may vary from line to line, but that information will be clearly communicated to you while onboard ship. Whatever it is, you shouldn't have any problem going to Rome...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 23rd, 2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,713
Posted By cruisemom42
Sorry, I can't claim to have any algorithm; if...

Sorry, I can't claim to have any algorithm; if such a thing is even possible, it would be way beyond me. There's a difference between understanding a concept and being expert enough to create such a...
Forum: Holland America Line March 23rd, 2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,631
Posted By cruisemom42
Slightly OT, but jeez, what a terrible question...

Slightly OT, but jeez, what a terrible question to ask a 12-year-old!!
Forum: Italy Ports March 22nd, 2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By cruisemom42
The Villa of the Mysteries is one of the most...

The Villa of the Mysteries is one of the most impressive sights at Pompeii. Unfortunately a lot of the shorter tours don't go there -- a real shame.

I hope the influx of new funding from the EU...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 21st, 2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,713
Posted By cruisemom42
I have not belittled your choice at all. I merely...

I have not belittled your choice at all. I merely wanted to correct the impression left on others by a statement you made.

It's very true that we do not know what shoes others have walked in. I...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 21st, 2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,713
Posted By cruisemom42
I do understand that. I was only trying to...

I do understand that.

I was only trying to suggest that people should understand the difference between actual risk and perceived risk. (And not pass off the second one as a fact.)

I am a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 21st, 2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,713
Posted By cruisemom42
Actually, I'm pretty sure that is not true. There...

Actually, I'm pretty sure that is not true. There are far more individual deaths via shootings (whether accidental or intended) that occur in US hotels than there are terrorist or or other violent...
Forum: Italy Ports March 21st, 2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,363
Posted By cruisemom42
Let us know what you end up doing. :D One can...

Let us know what you end up doing. :D One can never hear enough about Rome....
Forum: Italy Ports March 20th, 2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By cruisemom42
What exactly are your arrival and departure...

What exactly are your arrival and departure times?

Where are you staying?

What things do you already have in mind that you want to see?


That would help greatly in terms of advice. With...
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty March 20th, 2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,356
Posted By cruisemom42
ok, this is the year I'm going to try them. ...

ok, this is the year I'm going to try them.

I have to admit I'm a fan of her pants. I think I went a little crazy and bought 6 pairs within the last year. (Mainly because I found a style in black...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports March 20th, 2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By cruisemom42
I've been to Turkey a number of times. Never...

I've been to Turkey a number of times. Never thought of it as a place that was particularly humid; at least, not near the coast.

Istanbul is likely to be cooler than Kusadasi, which could still...
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty March 20th, 2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,356
Posted By cruisemom42
I've read many of the capri discussions over the...

I've read many of the capri discussions over the years, and I have a question particularly for casual settings.

Let me start by saying there is not ANY length of shorts that looks good on me....
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