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DH and I looking into vacation next year. Would like to find a cruise that either begins or ends in Rome, as we would like to spend some extra days there. Does anyone have any recommendations on a cruise? Preferably something around a week in length?
Don't know too much, but my hubby & 2 sons (16&11) are booked on the Galaxy 7/24/06 RT Rome. 11 nights, great itinerary... Check it outl... We are def. planning on spending 2 solid days in Rome pre-cruise ) Maybe see you there...
This will be our 9th cruise..
29-Jul-2007 Freedom Of The Seas
25-Jul-2004 Explorer Of The Seas
31-Jul-2003 Enchantment Of The Seas
02-Aug-2002 Majesty Of The Seas
1 on Carnival Sensation
1 on NCL
1 Oceanic (way back when before she became a Disney Ship...)
We did the 10 day last june. We flew L.A. to Rome and took train to Sienna. Stayed two days winery hopping and touring including an olive oil factory and cheese factory. a one day wildcat national train strike forced us to hire our tour driver to take us the 2.5 hours or so to the port to catch the ship. that however was a fantastic side trip.
the stops were naples, a sea day, mykonos, santorini, a sea day, malta, a sea day, barcelona, ville franc (nice/edz/monaco) and back to rome. we then stayed a day before flying home. loved rome but loved tuscany much more. going again in november with two days in rome and transatlantic on princess. you will love it!!!!
We have booked a 10 day cruise with Oceania Cruiseline for Rome to Athens april 21. Have friends who highly recommend the line. Smaller ships (680 passengers). Suggest you consider their 2 for 1 plus free air specials on their 2006 European itineraries. www.oceaniacruises.com
Just a consideration for you.
Try Costa Cruises. Two weeks ago I returned from cruise that started from Rome (Civitavecchia). The itinerary:
Day 1 Civitavecchia (Rome)
Day 2 Barcelona
Day 3 Mallorca
Day 4 Tunis
Day 5 Malta
Day 6 Sicilly
Day 7 Civitavecchia (Rome)
Try Princess. We are leaving tomorrow for their Greek Isle cruise - includes Monte Carlo, Livorno, Naples, Kusadasi, Mykonos, Santorini, Athens, Katakolon, Corfu and ends in Venice. It begins in Rome. We are doing a 3-day pre-cruise stay in Rome and a 2-night post-cruise stay in Venice. The itinerary gives you a good mix of touring and relaxation.