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Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports April 5th, 2009, 08:21 AM
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Posted By bobthek
I don't know about taxis, but you can take the...

I don't know about taxis, but you can take the bus from Sorrento to Positano/Amalfi. The bus stop is right outside the train station in Sorrento. The road to Amalfi is very congested, but the buses...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports March 27th, 2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By bobthek
We have used Papillon Service for a day tour of...

We have used Papillon Service for a day tour of Tuscany from the port of Livorno in October 2007. We had a wonderful time. There were six of us, which was slightly tight in the car. Here is their...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports March 22nd, 2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By bobthek
We stayed there last year and enjoyed it. We...

We stayed there last year and enjoyed it. We also had a "sun room" facing the street, but it was very quiet. The location is excellent - only 2 blocks to Placa Catalunya. There was a taxi stand...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports March 22nd, 2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By bobthek
MasterCard and Visa seem to be accepted...

MasterCard and Visa seem to be accepted everywhere we have travelled in Europe. However, you should notify your card companies about the countries you plan to visit. Otherwise, your card may be...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports March 21st, 2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By bobthek
We DID walk there during our last visit. It was...

We DID walk there during our last visit. It was at least a 20 minute hike, and the streets were very confusing with garbage overflowing the sidewalks because of the strike. And it was raining,...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 19th, 2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 610
Posted By bobthek
Question Bayeux from port of Cherbourg

We will be arriving in Cherbourg, France at about 10:00 AM and want to visit Bayeux for the day. The ship leaves at 10:00 PM.
I would like to rent a car for the day, but the rental offices seem to...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe January 15th, 2008, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By bobthek
Thanks, Leslie, for your help. I will check...

Thanks, Leslie, for your help.
I will check with Enterprise for their rates and business hours.
Bob K.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe January 14th, 2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By bobthek
Rental car, Harwich, England

Has anyone ever rented or returned a car in Harwich? Which companies have offices in Harwich? If not Harwich, which is the nearest town for rental offices with transportation to the port?
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports October 2nd, 2007, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,913
Posted By bobthek
Hi Mike, The train stop for Herculeum is...

Hi Mike,
The train stop for Herculeum is "Ercolano Scavi" on the Circumvesuviana train. I think this stop is between Naples and Pompeii Scavi.
I have not been able to get a train schedule on the...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports October 1st, 2007, 08:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,913
Posted By bobthek
Hezzy, I recommend taking the train from...

Hezzy,
I recommend taking the train from Sorrento to Pompeii. It is the fastest way to get there because the road is often jammed. The trip takes about 30 minutes, and the train stops right...
Forum: Holland America Line October 1st, 2007, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By bobthek
We booked an MM Guarantee on the Veendam this...

We booked an MM Guarantee on the Veendam this last February. We were assigned a J class Interior (#359). It was a nice room, great location in the middle of the ship. The Veendam is still my...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports September 30th, 2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,913
Posted By bobthek
SITA Bus Video

DedeM -
Thanks for the link to the video. Having done this in April, I will confirm that this video is really representative of the road and the skill of the SITA drivers. As another poster said,...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports September 27th, 2007, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,913
Posted By bobthek
Naples Ferry Information

Here is a link to the ferry schedule out of Naples
http://www.metrodelmare.com/
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports September 26th, 2007, 02:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,913
Posted By bobthek
We stayed at Sorrento this past April. It is a...

We stayed at Sorrento this past April. It is a wonderful town with easy train access to Pompeii and Naples.
While there, we took the bus to Positano and Amalfi. Great scenery, especially since I...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports September 13th, 2007, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,331
Posted By bobthek
I can only make a few recommendations. I am not...

I can only make a few recommendations. I am not sure where the Circumvesuviana train station is in Naples, but the train runs often between Naples/Pompeii/Sorrento. The stop for Pompeii is almost...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports September 9th, 2007, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By bobthek
We rented a car this last April to drive from...

We rented a car this last April to drive from Rome (airport) to Sorrento - big mistake! The drive to Naples was boring and the Amalfi drive was narrow, crowded and infested with impatient Italian...
Forum: Holland America Line September 9th, 2007, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By bobthek
We were on the Veendam in February and the...

We were on the Veendam in February and the Westerdam in April. I love the smaller ships and prefer the Veendam. The Westerdam was OK, but too much like the newer big resort-style ships. We are...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International September 8th, 2007, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By bobthek
You might want to check out the airfares to...

You might want to check out the airfares to Dublin, Ireland from/to the USA. You can then catch cheap European flights from Dublin. We booked a one-way from Dublin to Orlando for about US$350. ...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises August 25th, 2007, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By bobthek
We have stayed at the Hotel Cancelli Rossi. ...

We have stayed at the Hotel Cancelli Rossi. There is a shuttle bus (6 Euros each) that picks up passengers outside the Arrivals Terminal. The hotel has very poor ratings on Trip Advisor, but we...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 22nd, 2007, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By bobthek
We had a wonderful day tour of Merida from port...

We had a wonderful day tour of Merida from port of Progresso. Merida is about 1/2 hours drive from Progresso. We took the pier bus into Progresso and walked to the "bus station". There were...
Forum: Holland America Line August 21st, 2007, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,272
Posted By bobthek
We had an obstructed view on our Westerdam T/A...

We had an obstructed view on our Westerdam T/A this last spring. We had a great view of one of the lifeboats and could see some sky and water. Since we were not interested in the view, we found the...
Forum: Holland America Line August 21st, 2007, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By bobthek
We have used the soft bags for travel to Hawaii...

We have used the soft bags for travel to Hawaii for over 12 years. I recommend you use the canvas ones rather than the vinyl, which can tear. Also, we wrap the clubheads in beach towels to protect...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics August 17th, 2007, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By bobthek
Buying Rubles in St. Petersburg

Where can we buy Rubles before joining our tour group? Are there ATMs at the pier area?
Forum: Celebrity Cruises August 16th, 2007, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By bobthek
We stayed in Sorrento in April. There were...

We stayed in Sorrento in April. There were several stores selling inlaid wood products. Many of the designs seemed very similar. We bought a small wall plaque from A. Stinga on Pzza. F. S....
Forum: Celebrity Cruises August 11th, 2007, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By bobthek
Hi Mary El, Try the Park-n-Fly lot in Fort...

Hi Mary El,
Try the Park-n-Fly lot in Fort Lauderdale. If you go to their website, they may tell you that the lot is not available for Port parking. However, call their 800 number and you will...
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