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#1
24 Posts
Joined May 2015
Hi all,

We are thinking of booking a taxi transfer (through our personaliser) from Athens Airport to the cruise port. Has anyone done this? will it be any quicker in reality? this way we will already have our luggage with us, would we just wheel our cases through to the ship, or will someone take them from us and take straight to our cabin?

Thanks in anticipation...
#2
berkshire
1,093 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
Can I just say, Don't leave your luggage out of your sight. If you are going to arrange Private Transfer then insist that you'll see your own luggage has been loaded into the boot of the car/transport that you are 'travelling in'. Load your own luggage onto the ships luggage belt when you arrive at the ship.
#3
UK
262 Posts
Joined May 2004
Hi
When we did this last year - we used 'Welcome Pickups'
They were excellent - a Mercedes with a knowledgeable driver who was waiting as we exited the luggage hall.
Thoroughly recommend
#4
24 Posts
Joined May 2015
Originally posted by Mickb
Hi
When we did this last year - we used 'Welcome Pickups'
They were excellent - a Mercedes with a knowledgeable driver who was waiting as we exited the luggage hall.
Thoroughly recommend

Thank you for the reply, it's very helpful, I was also looking at "Welcome Pickups". What happened to your luggage when you got to the ship? do they just take it off you and deliver straight to the cabin, or did you take it through security yourself.

Many thanks
#5
Iowa
1,179 Posts
Joined Mar 2010
Originally posted by catzgirl
Thank you for the reply, it's very helpful, I was also looking at "Welcome Pickups". What happened to your luggage when you got to the ship? do they just take it off you and deliver straight to the cabin, or did you take it through security yourself.

Many thanks
A porter will take your larger checked luggage when you arrive at the port and it will be delivered to your cabin. You will take your hand luggage through security yourself.

Regards,
John
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#6
Nottingham,United kingdom
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Joined Sep 2008
Yes, i can also recommend welcome pick ups. Very efficient and by far the cheapest private transfer.
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#7
24 Posts
Joined May 2015
Hi,

Thank you all so much for your replies, we have now booked our "Welcome Pickups" for our trip, and pleased to say because there was a 24hr period in between booking and paying, (they did not recognise flight number as it's a Charter Flight) they even sent us a 5 euro discount by e-mail.... Happy Days!