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Forum: Celebrity Cruises Today, 06:07 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,969
Posted By cruisemom42
Yes, I know a few ships call there, but not any...

Yes, I know a few ships call there, but not any of the more American mass market lines. (I visited on a Voyages to Antiquity cruise a few years ago & thought it was fantastic.)
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 10:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,427
Posted By cruisemom42
I am a nonsmoker, an equal opportunity cruiser,...

I am a nonsmoker, an equal opportunity cruiser, and not loyal to any particular line. Whether or not smoking is allowed onboard ship -- or where it is allowed -- has zero bearing on whether or not I...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 06:48 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,969
Posted By cruisemom42
I feel lighter in spirit having learned today...

I feel lighter in spirit having learned today that there is actually an airline named Wizz Air. :D Thanks cle-guy.





I don't think a mass market line has called in Beirut in many years. I...
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By cruisemom42
They suspended an "early" ban that the...

They suspended an "early" ban that the authorities tried to impose on larger ships earlier this year, but I think it has always been understood that a ban would come into effect in 2015....
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 09:24 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,969
Posted By cruisemom42
Miaminice, I believe the inference was that the...

Miaminice, I believe the inference was that the FAA and EASA may not have taken the actions they did (out of an abundance of caution) had a commercial passenger plane not been shot down the previous...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,223
Posted By cruisemom42
The problem with AAA is their exchange rate is...

The problem with AAA is their exchange rate is terrible. They may not charge a "fee" but they certainly make money on the markup. (You can always check the official euro/dollar currency exchange rate...
Forum: Holland America Line July 23rd, 2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,859
Posted By cruisemom42
I'd like to make sure everyone at the M&G gets a...

I'd like to make sure everyone at the M&G gets a nice button to wear around the ship that says "I'm from Cruise Critic. Please tell me everything that's gone wrong with your cruise so I can take...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 23rd, 2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By cruisemom42
Your post has me confused. Are you saying Turkey...

Your post has me confused. Are you saying Turkey IS on the euro? (It is not.)

Knowing that most tourist places will take euros is not the same thing as being on the euro. If one wants to go to any...
Forum: Italy Ports July 23rd, 2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,703
Posted By cruisemom42
Most airport websites offer either a map showing...

Most airport websites offer either a map showing ATM locations or a listing of them. It's a good idea to look it up before you go and be prepared.

Here's one showing a listing of all the ATM...
Forum: Italy Ports July 23rd, 2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By cruisemom42
Well.....I'm not sure there's SO much more...

Well.....I'm not sure there's SO much more outside Rome, without going a fair distance. (Ostia being an exception.) Like all large cities, Rome is surrounded by a lot of residential suburbs that...
Forum: Italy Ports July 23rd, 2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By cruisemom42
Ostia Antica is quite close to FCO (you can...

Ostia Antica is quite close to FCO (you can sometimes see it on the approach to landing :)).

I have read there is a COTRAL bus that you could catch at the airport, but given the short distance,...
Forum: Holland America Line July 23rd, 2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By cruisemom42
Ashdod is the port closer to where the current...

Ashdod is the port closer to where the current Israeli-Palestinian fighting is ongoing. Haifa is the port farther north. That said, reading the warning it does not sound like either port is going to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 22nd, 2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,168
Posted By cruisemom42
I leave it in the safe unless the authorities...

I leave it in the safe unless the authorities require you to have it on you. (A few countries do -- like Russia, Japan, and Egypt.) The cruise lines usually make it abundantly clear when this is the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 22nd, 2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,332
Posted By cruisemom42
Sounds like it was more of a personality vs....

Sounds like it was more of a personality vs. nationality issue, as it sounded like in your original post. Personally, I never mind talking to people about places I've never been -- gives me great...
Forum: Italy Ports July 22nd, 2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By cruisemom42
Do you have the correct spelling? It's...

Do you have the correct spelling?

It's Civitavecchia, not Citavecchia. :)
Forum: Italy Ports July 22nd, 2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,703
Posted By cruisemom42
Truthfully it's been years since I haven't had a...

Truthfully it's been years since I haven't had a few euros leftover from previous travel to take with me on my next trip. I might (because I am compulsive) feel the need to have a few with me. On the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 22nd, 2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,332
Posted By cruisemom42
Perhaps you didn't mean this the way it came...

Perhaps you didn't mean this the way it came across, but really? You are seated with a couple from another country and you weren't willing to talk about their country with them? You couldn't...
Forum: Italy Ports July 22nd, 2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By cruisemom42
I spent two weeks in Naples earier this year and...

I spent two weeks in Naples earier this year and a week in Sorrento two years prior. Clearly, I like that area!
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports July 21st, 2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,428
Posted By cruisemom42
There was a lot of talk last year about this...

There was a lot of talk last year about this because of what several people reported when they corresponded with Ekol. They were getting push back on the "no shopping" requirement and were told that...
Forum: Italy Ports July 21st, 2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By cruisemom42
Yes, it's quite easy. When you return to Naples...

Yes, it's quite easy. When you return to Naples on the Circumvesuviana, exit at the next to last stop (Garibaldi/Napoli Centrale), which is the main train station of Naples.

You'll transfer to...
Forum: Holland America Line July 21st, 2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,933
Posted By cruisemom42
Absent a significant safety concern (not...

Absent a significant safety concern (not currently an issue for St. Petersburg; Ukraine ports have already been dropped or changed for most 2014 cruises, I'd imagine), or a government directive, I...
Forum: Holland America Line July 20th, 2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,414
Posted By cruisemom42
How about contacting special services in advance...

How about contacting special services in advance of your travel to see if they can make arrangements to accommodate you?
Forum: Italy Ports July 20th, 2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,150
Posted By cruisemom42
It's 80 euro cents or 0.8 euro.

It's 80 euro cents or 0.8 euro.
Forum: Greece Ports July 20th, 2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By cruisemom42
I think one of the problems (as you found out...

I think one of the problems (as you found out with my other recommendations) is that a lot of the guides/tour providers are based in Athens. So if they are willing to arrange to pick you up in...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports July 20th, 2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By cruisemom42
I'd arrange something through your hotel. The...

I'd arrange something through your hotel. The taxis around the port are some of the less honest taxi drivers I've come across!
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