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Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports Today, 07:28 PM
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Posted By Hlitner
If you want to shop you are better off just...

If you want to shop you are better off just staying in Kusadasi. Sirence used to be a very cute town, but now has become a bit more touristy (and less cute). As to other ideas, we agree with seeing...
Forum: Italy Ports Today, 07:24 PM
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Views: 171
Posted By Hlitner
When DW and I take a Gondola, we prefer to be the...

When DW and I take a Gondola, we prefer to be the only ones in the boat (with the Gondolier) rather then being packed in with up to 4 other strangers. Somehow, being in a Gondola by ourselves (with...
Forum: Italy Ports Today, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By Hlitner
I am not aware (my DW tells me this all the time)...

I am not aware (my DW tells me this all the time) of any direct ferry service between Naples and Positano (Euro Cruiser might have better info and should see this post). You would normally have to...
Forum: France Ports Today, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Hlitner
It is a tough way to learn a valuable lesson. In...

It is a tough way to learn a valuable lesson. In most cases it is wise to avoid third-party companies when it comes to tours. Perhaps Viatour is a major exception although we would generally opt to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By Hlitner
Hmmmm. I should be warm. And it might be sunny,...

Hmmmm. I should be warm. And it might be sunny, cloudy or rainey :). Just like in Pittsburgh. But how can anyone in "Steeler land" leave during the football season :).

Hank
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 412
Posted By Hlitner
The first rule is be comfortable :). Do not get...

The first rule is be comfortable :). Do not get hung-up in not looking like a tourist because you are a tourist, everyone will know it, and so what. In Greece you are fine wearing shorts wherever...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Today, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,256
Posted By Hlitner
We are 4 Star Mariners (with about 350 days) on...

We are 4 Star Mariners (with about 350 days) on HAL and Elite Plus on Celebrity...so obviously enjoy both lines. But when trying to draw a comparison with HAL we advise that much is dependent on the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By Hlitner
If you take a cruise, especially on HAL, that...

If you take a cruise, especially on HAL, that begins and ends in Holland you are going to have a disproportionate number of Dutch. Take that same HAL ship on a cruise that begins and ends in Ft...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By Hlitner
I should rant about RCI (we have been Diamond for...

I should rant about RCI (we have been Diamond for many years) which used to be our line of choice, and is now our line to avoid! RCI has tried to create a Carnival (no pun intended) atmosphere on...
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 07:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,516
Posted By Hlitner
We in the era of the "O"word (offensive) and some...

We in the era of the "O"word (offensive) and some folks do carry this to extreme. But when you are dealing with a crew where many are Muslim, and others are possibly anti-alcohol, why risk offending...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports Yesterday, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Hlitner
We have been to Istanbul several times (including...

We have been to Istanbul several times (including multi-night hotel stays) and never carry our Passports (which remain locked in our hotel safe). We do carry ID (usually our drivers license) and...
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Hlitner
The answer to your hotel and transportation...

The answer to your hotel and transportation question is no! The airport is about 20 min from Venice and the cruise port. As you are probably aware, the two common places used for overnight stays is...
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 03:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,231
Posted By Hlitner
DW and moi have spent lots of time in Europe...

DW and moi have spent lots of time in Europe doing our own driving trips. We book all of our own hotels and have grown accustomed to not always getting fast internet responses (we sometimes think...
Forum: France Ports Yesterday, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By Hlitner
I misspoke in the earlier post and the regional...

I misspoke in the earlier post and the regional TER trains are actually 48 min (one way) with a few slower trains (they make more stops) taking about an hour. The train fares vary and can run in the...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,109
Posted By Hlitner
Once upon a time many cruise lines would excuse...

Once upon a time many cruise lines would excuse passengers from subsequent drills on back-to-backs. But since the Costa Concordia disaster, the cruise lines have tightened-up their procedures. The...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By Hlitner
We have cruised on more then 60 different ships...

We have cruised on more then 60 different ships (of 14 cruise lines) and the Solstice-class ships are among our favorite large ship designs. The ships have a spacious feel and lots of public...
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,231
Posted By Hlitner
Ca Doge is a real hotel (although it seems like a...

Ca Doge is a real hotel (although it seems like a B&B) and their desk is staffed 24 hours a day. But one might surmise that the night person does not normally handle check-ins. In your situation...
Forum: France Ports Yesterday, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By Hlitner
The local trains called TER take about 25 min and...

The local trains called TER take about 25 min and will take you to the better located Central station in Aix. These trains are cheap and have a no reservation policy. There are faster TGV trains...
Forum: First Time Cruisers Yesterday, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Hlitner
We have "preached" for many years that folks...

We have "preached" for many years that folks should simply do a little online shopping around among the options already mentioned by the OP. Most cruise lines now enforce a lot of price control so...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 280
Posted By Hlitner
We would just suggest that you look for a shuttle...

We would just suggest that you look for a shuttle from MIA directly to the port. However, if you are now stuck with the inter-airport transfer then a taxi from FLL to Port Everglades is the most...
Forum: Italy Ports August 26th, 2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,433
Posted By Hlitner
The policy varies....sometimes with the manager...

The policy varies....sometimes with the manager on duty. But it is very common in many countries (and with many merchants) to require you to "check" any large bags when you enter a market. So you...
Forum: Italy Ports August 26th, 2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,433
Posted By Hlitner
It is actually pretty easy to find as long as you...

It is actually pretty easy to find as long as you do not walk right by the small door :). When giving directions we find it best to just tell folks to walk down to the Grand Canal adjacent to the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 26th, 2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 536
Posted By Hlitner
We have spent over 3 years cruising and colds are...

We have spent over 3 years cruising and colds are part of the game :(. Most experts say it is simply a matter of being crowded into a closed environment with thousands of other folks. So what to...
Forum: Italy Ports August 26th, 2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,433
Posted By Hlitner
Am not Davedex, but can answer your question. ...

Am not Davedex, but can answer your question. The COOP market is the only supermarket (and the word "super" probably does not apply) near the port. And yes, you can easily use this on embarkation...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 26th, 2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By Hlitner
Lots of different issues in what seems like a...

Lots of different issues in what seems like a simply question. If the OP is talking about a "closed loop cruise" that begins and ends at the USA, the cruise line must adhere to very stringent US...
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