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Forum: Italy Ports Today, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By cruisemom42
OP, you are giving us information only in bits...

OP, you are giving us information only in bits and pieces.

Trying to work you through the entire arrival process, if you arrive at FCO at 7:45 am.

Allow an hour to get through passport...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports Today, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By cruisemom42
Lots of hotels and tours post their prices in...

Lots of hotels and tours post their prices in euro in Turkey; I've noticed that when you go to their websites. Probably due to the many European visitors they have.
Forum: Holland America Line Today, 09:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,981
Posted By cruisemom42
Sure, a few posts have been inappropriate (and...

Sure, a few posts have been inappropriate (and some have been removed). But the majority focus on an important issue related to travel and to HAL -- that is, what (if any) is an appropriate role for...
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty Today, 09:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,412
Posted By cruisemom42
Their brand changed a lot through the years. I...

Their brand changed a lot through the years. I was thinking about it last night and realized that I first purchased something from a Coldwater Creek catalog back in 1998 to wear on a 10-day trip to...
Forum: Italy Ports Today, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By cruisemom42
Like eurocruiser, my experience over the past 5...

Like eurocruiser, my experience over the past 5 years or so has been that allowing about an hour is usually sufficient. This includes deplaning, going through passport control, and claiming luggage. ...
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By cruisemom42
I'm really surprised he would recommend a ship's...

I'm really surprised he would recommend a ship's tour for Capri, given how very easy it is to take the ferry over on your own (from right next to the cruise port). The rest are not too surprising and...
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 170
Posted By cruisemom42
Probably because Salerno and Naples are on the...

Probably because Salerno and Naples are on the mainland of Italy but Etna and Taormina are on Sicily. Seems a bit odd to mention them as if you'd done them from the same location is all...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports Yesterday, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By cruisemom42
I haven't been to any shows at Ephesus, but this...

I haven't been to any shows at Ephesus, but this definitely looks like something to avoid, at least for me.
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By cruisemom42
I did the same as well. It is so easy from San...

I did the same as well. It is so easy from San Basilio, but not so easy from the Maritimma port, even with the People Mover.
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By cruisemom42
The fish and produce part of the Rialto market...

The fish and produce part of the Rialto market doesn't operate on Sundays.

Vaporetti schedules are the same on Sundays, as far as I can tell. The actv website has all the schedules:
...
Forum: Greece Ports Yesterday, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By cruisemom42
The OP listed all their ports in their second...

The OP listed all their ports in their second paragraph.


Depending on what you want to see, walking in any of these ports could be problematic.

I haven't tendered at Mykonos either, but...
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By cruisemom42
What kind of "stuff" are you specifically asking...

What kind of "stuff" are you specifically asking about? Most things tourists will want to see -- St. Mark's, Doge's Palace, museums -- are open on Sundays. (Although St. Mark's basilica will be...
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By cruisemom42
Thanks for your report. I'm sorry to hear of your...

Thanks for your report. I'm sorry to hear of your disappointing experience at the Musei dei Fori Imperiali. Were they not letting you go down into the forum or the markets? If not, that's a real...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 15th, 2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,686
Posted By cruisemom42
So odd. :confused: Less than an hour after...

So odd. :confused:

Less than an hour after you posted this, you are answering a post on the Italy boards with what sounds like a recommendation for small, private tours....
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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 15th, 2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,686
Posted By cruisemom42
Yes, exactly. I think there's...

Yes, exactly.

I think there's misunderstanding of how these private tours are generally arranged in the Med ports (particularly Italy and France, from my experience).

The agencies mostly want...
Forum: Holland America Line April 15th, 2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,981
Posted By cruisemom42
It's my humble opinion -- which I'm sure others...

It's my humble opinion -- which I'm sure others will not agree with -- that HAL's job is to keep passengers safe, based on current knowledge. This would include taking into consideration any...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 15th, 2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,413
Posted By cruisemom42
But many folks are spending much more than $500,...

But many folks are spending much more than $500, if you think about a couple of nights in a hotel before your cruise, plus meals x no. of travelers, entrances of museums, payment of private tours,...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports April 15th, 2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By cruisemom42
Sirince Village if you like shopping. ...

Sirince Village if you like shopping.

Miletus and Didyma if you like ruins.

BTW, I went to Priene, Miletus and Didyma a few years back with a private driver. It took us about 6 hours to see...
Forum: Italy Ports April 15th, 2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By cruisemom42
....and you have tried ALL of them, so you know...

....and you have tried ALL of them, so you know this?

I have no problem with people making a recommendation when requested, but perhaps it is better to avoid ridiculous superlatives....
Forum: Italy Ports April 15th, 2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By cruisemom42
Most lines offer a "walk off" option now, to help...

Most lines offer a "walk off" option now, to help cruisers that need to be off the ship early. You will be the first ones allowed off the ship once it is cleared, but you MUST take your own luggage,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 14th, 2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,686
Posted By cruisemom42
As a starter, pay no mind to those who don't...

As a starter, pay no mind to those who don't understand the advantages of small group private tours in the Med; most probably haven't researched it (but I respectfully suggest that reading a few...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports April 14th, 2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By cruisemom42
There are several highly recommended private tour...

There are several highly recommended private tour agencies in Kusadasi. I will be going on my 4th private tour there in October, with never a concern. (Besides tours to Ephesus from Kusadasi are...
Forum: Italy Ports April 14th, 2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By cruisemom42
Viator is only a clearinghouse of services, they...

Viator is only a clearinghouse of services, they do not actually provide the tours -- they just arrange with local providers. Thus, the tour will only be as good as the local provider.

I prefer...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports April 14th, 2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,619
Posted By cruisemom42
Pamukkale is a long way from Kusadasi. Most...

Pamukkale is a long way from Kusadasi. Most private tours won't take you there on a day-trip from port unless you have a really long day (e.g., more than 12 hours). Are you going as part of a...
Forum: Italy Ports April 14th, 2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By cruisemom42
While RomeInLimo is undoubtedly an excellent...

While RomeInLimo is undoubtedly an excellent service, they are primarily a driver service and I think they are most useful for folks with only a quick one-day port stop to see Rome. With two days in...
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