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Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports May 22nd, 2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By cruisemom42
In mosques and in Italian churches, shirts need...

In mosques and in Italian churches, shirts need to have some kind of a sleeve. Or take a scarf or lightweight cardigan or shirt to throw over your shoulders.

Mosques will often provide a wrap if...
Forum: Italy Ports May 22nd, 2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By cruisemom42
With all due respect, I'm not sure I'd say the...

With all due respect, I'm not sure I'd say the ports are similar. Athens was a major hub of Classical civilization with some pretty amazing ruins to prove it. There is nothing similar on Santorini or...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 22nd, 2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,911
Posted By cruisemom42
It's a public discussion forum. People are...

It's a public discussion forum. People are allowed to post their opinions and discuss issues, not just "answer questions."

If you can't handle a few differences of opinion without getting all...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports May 21st, 2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By cruisemom42
Princess is pulling the oldest trick in the book...

Princess is pulling the oldest trick in the book in order to get you to buy one of their shore excursions.

For as long as I've been traveling to Turkey via cruise ship (since 2005, almost...
Forum: Italy Ports May 21st, 2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 414
Posted By cruisemom42
No one knows for sure. It is beginning to look...

No one knows for sure. It is beginning to look rather permanent.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 21st, 2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,140
Posted By cruisemom42
My favorite small ship, Aegean Odyssey, has two...

My favorite small ship, Aegean Odyssey, has two deluxe solo cabins with verandas. I got upgraded to one on one of my cruises and it was very nice. However, I'm not one to really sit on my balcony...
Forum: Italy Ports May 21st, 2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 414
Posted By cruisemom42
1.) Depending on the type of train, it takes...

1.) Depending on the type of train, it takes about 50-70 minutes. That's just for the train ride. You also have to factor in the amount of time to get from your ship to the train (or vice versa).
...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 20th, 2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,558
Posted By cruisemom42
I've been fortunate to visit many "bucket list"...

I've been fortunate to visit many "bucket list" destinations already (in my early 50s). But almost as fast as I knock one off, I add another. Many are not cruises though.

I just did a SE Asia...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports May 20th, 2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By cruisemom42
While the Bosphorus cruise is interesting, it's...

While the Bosphorus cruise is interesting, it's not usually what I recommend to people visiting Istanbul for the first time and who have limited time in the city.

From the cruise, you'll get a...
Forum: Italy Ports May 20th, 2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By cruisemom42
Having been to both, I'd choose Palermo over...

Having been to both, I'd choose Palermo over Cagliari -- but I like cities and history. Palermo has beautiful mosaics in the Capella Palatina, and (outside the city, you'd need to take a tour or...
Forum: Italy Ports May 20th, 2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By cruisemom42
High season for tourism in Italy now tends to...

High season for tourism in Italy now tends to start around May 1 (when prices go up for hotels and crowds increase) and goes through about mid-October these days....

I find the weather in June...
Forum: Italy Ports May 19th, 2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By cruisemom42
The cost of the train seems pretty cheap to me....

The cost of the train seems pretty cheap to me. Especially when you remember to factor in the cost of gas (high) and the cost of parking in a major city (very high).

Of course, as buggins wisely...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 19th, 2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,140
Posted By cruisemom42
Many, many European hotels have solo rooms. (One...

Many, many European hotels have solo rooms. (One bed, tiny room). They also will often offer a discount on a standard double room for single use. It's not much, but it's a discount.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 19th, 2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,140
Posted By cruisemom42
They are outside cabins (at least the ones I...

They are outside cabins (at least the ones I looked at), so not inside -- but no verandah.
Forum: Greece Ports May 19th, 2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,429
Posted By cruisemom42
I highly recommend contacting the hotel directly....

I highly recommend contacting the hotel directly. Often they will take a reservation although they don't have the info loaded onto websites that far in advance.

(In many instances you also get a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 18th, 2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,140
Posted By cruisemom42
The poster who you've quoted has made it...

The poster who you've quoted has made it blindingly clear (in various callous posts over the years) that she has no idea why anyone would ever travel solo. I wouldn't hold your breath expecting a...
Forum: Italy Ports May 18th, 2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By cruisemom42
Chip and pin cards are still not widely available...

Chip and pin cards are still not widely available in the US. For some reason, most banks have chosen to go with the chip and signature rather than chip and pin card. I've heard these will work in...
Forum: Italy Ports May 17th, 2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 414
Posted By cruisemom42
RV stands for Regionale Veloce and they are also...

RV stands for Regionale Veloce and they are also included in the BIRG. "Veloce" means fast, but they are only a little faster than the regular Regionale trains.
Forum: Greece Ports May 17th, 2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By cruisemom42
Research and planning yes, but not as much as...

Research and planning yes, but not as much as with some ports.

Patience? Hmmm.... Taking a taxi in is just as easy and fast as taking a private tour. No extra time; pick up at the same place...
Forum: Holland America Line May 17th, 2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 7,333
Posted By cruisemom42
I have to admit that reading threads like this...

I have to admit that reading threads like this depresses me. I will probably now stop to wonder, the next time I am conversing with someone over dinner, whether they are inwardly seething or offended...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 17th, 2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By cruisemom42
There's an excellent review (with photos) on...

There's an excellent review (with photos) on Coral Princess II here: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2058711
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty May 17th, 2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By cruisemom42
In addition to cruise kitty's excellent thoughts,...

In addition to cruise kitty's excellent thoughts, I would also add that Royal Caribbean is more relaxed than some lines in regards to what should be worn on a "formal night" (not really formal!). If...
Forum: Greece Ports May 16th, 2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By cruisemom42
If anyone is wondering, it's quite easy to do...

If anyone is wondering, it's quite easy to do Athens on your own without a tour. All the sites are located very close to one another and much of the area is pedestrian only anyway....

I would...
Forum: Italy Ports May 16th, 2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By cruisemom42
Unfortunately no one has reported on arrivals,...

Unfortunately no one has reported on arrivals, only a departure.

I'm going through FCO on Friday; it would be nice to know how things are currently being routed since most International flights...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports May 16th, 2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By cruisemom42
Without knowing your kids, it's difficult to say...

Without knowing your kids, it's difficult to say which ports are a better fit.

Dubrovnik vs Zadar: Dubrovnik has the wonderful opportunity to walk the old city walls (you can walk part rather...
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