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#41
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Originally posted by itdjbw
So good to see you here, was wondering if we would get to cruise with you again - whoo hoo!!
Good to see you here, too, Julia BTW, how did you like your hotel in Venice?
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#44
South FLorida
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Originally posted by Adventurous Grandmom
Hi Julia--I am watching all the excitement over the Royal--waiting to see the pricing. Not sure--I wish the ports were different than the Ruby but would love to see the new ship. Kathy
Kathy...there are two new ports So they are different!!
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#45
South FLorida
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Originally posted by Carolyn R
Yea Dorothy! We missed you last fall.

I just had a thought. Wouldn't it be great if Princess rolled out new menus for the Royal?

I have also been doing some homework and booked Fabrizio for Naples and Rome. I guess I am going. I am so easy! I am going to have to cancel the 10 day part of my CB cruise next fall though.

There is no Livorno this time but it would have been a Monday (again) anyway. Sicily and Madeira Island will be new for me as will Cannes as I was sick for that port last year and the weather was horrific.
Carolyn...how do you know that Livorno would be a Monday again if we have no itinerary? Does that mean that Rome will be a Sunday again, that would be very disappointing!
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#46
San Pedro, CA
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Originally posted by bronxgirl25
Carolyn...how do you know that Livorno would be a Monday again if we have no itinerary? Does that mean that Rome will be a Sunday again, that would be very disappointing!
Here is the port info that I copied from Princess's news page:

"18-day Maiden Venetian Passage departing October 9, 2013
This cruise begins in Venice with an overnight in this iconic city, and sets sail to Fort Lauderdale with calls at Messina (Sicily), Naples (for Capri and Pompeii), Civitavecchia (for Rome), Cannes (for Monte Carlo), Barcelona and Funchal (Madeira Island)."

Here is what I'm guessing - If we board on Wed. the 9th & overnight Venice, then we would leave port on Thurs. the 10th. Friday the 11th would be a sea day & Saturday the 12th for Naples. Sunday would be the 13th & if we follow Princess's typical sailing history then Sunday the13th would be Civitavecchia! So possibly we would again be in Civitavecchia again on a Sunday (:<)

Judy
#47
Oregon, USA
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Ann, I am so happy that you will be once again taking care of the roll call for us. Any other roll call I've been involved with just pales in comparison. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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#48
San Pedro, CA
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Originally posted by bronxgirl25
Carolyn...how do you know that Livorno would be a Monday again if we have no itinerary? Does that mean that Rome will be a Sunday again, that would be very disappointing!
Originally posted by volvodoll
Here is the port info that I copied from Princess's news page:

"18-day Maiden Venetian Passage departing October 9, 2013
This cruise begins in Venice with an overnight in this iconic city, and sets sail to Fort Lauderdale with calls at Messina (Sicily), Naples (for Capri and Pompeii), Civitavecchia (for Rome), Cannes (for Monte Carlo), Barcelona and Funchal (Madeira Island)."

Here is what I'm guessing - If we board on Wed. the 9th & overnight Venice, then we would leave port on Thurs. the 10th. Friday the 11th would be a sea day & Saturday the 12th for Naples. Sunday would be the 13th & if we follow Princess's typical sailing history then Sunday the13th would be Civitavecchia! So possibly we would again be in Civitavecchia again on a Sunday (:<)

Judy
One new idea popped into my head - If we're adding Sicily that may throw my port dates off by a day. The 12th may be Sicily, 13th Naples & the 14th a Monday could be Civitavecchia! Hopefully!
#49
Palmdale, Ca
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Originally posted by volvodoll
One new idea popped into my head - If we're adding Sicily that may throw my port dates off by a day. The 12th may be Sicily, 13th Naples & the 14th a Monday could be Civitavecchia! Hopefully!
It would be so nice if we would be in Rome on something else other than a Sunday. Three T/A's in a row with Rome on a Sunday is enough for me.

Bob
p.s. Judy; are you going to book the T/A? Hope so. Looks like we might have to have the Royal version of the West Coast RHR meeting in RPV.....
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#50
Atlanta
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Joined Jul 2004
Originally posted by dsawyer
Good to see you here, too, Julia BTW, how did you like your hotel in Venice?
It was good for us, nothing fancy and we didn't have a problem crossing the bridges with our luggage cause we travel pretty light and Aubrey got the bags up the stairs - it was about a 10 minute walk to SM but didn't worry us and we hardly spent time there. Defiantly nothing fancy
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#51
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Originally posted by volvodoll
One new idea popped into my head - If we're adding Sicily that may throw my port dates off by a day. The 12th may be Sicily, 13th Naples & the 14th a Monday could be Civitavecchia! Hopefully!
Judy...thanks for figuring it all out. I like this way better. We'd like to get to the Vatican and museum.
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#52
Atlanta
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Originally posted by Adventurous Grandmom
Hi Julia--I am watching all the excitement over the Royal--waiting to see the pricing. Not sure--I wish the ports were different than the Ruby but would love to see the new ship. Kathy
Come on... Surely traveling with all of us again beats different ports
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#53
Atlanta
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Originally posted by Adventurous Grandmom
Hi Julia--I am watching all the excitement over the Royal--waiting to see the pricing. Not sure--I wish the ports were different than the Ruby but would love to see the new ship. Kathy
My thoughts exactly

Lynda, did you see I updated my signature
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#54
San Pedro, CA
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Originally posted by Woobstr112G
It would be so nice if we would be in Rome on something else other than a Sunday. Three T/A's in a row with Rome on a Sunday is enough for me.

Bob
p.s. Judy; are you going to book the T/A? Hope so. Looks like we might have to have the Royal version of the West Coast RHR meeting in RPV.....
I'm booking but it may not be until late June when I can buy a few more FCCs. I foolishly used my last 2 for the June cruise that I'm doing with my dau. The last one was for her. It was so dumb of me as there was really no benefit to using it except the $100 credit off her fare.

If I should do another pre-cruise party it wouldn't be until the fall of 2013. By then there will be more So. Californians onboard. We'll see !

Judy
#55
Atlanta
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Originally posted by volvodoll
One new idea popped into my head - If we're adding Sicily that may throw my port dates off by a day. The 12th may be Sicily, 13th Naples & the 14th a Monday could be Civitavecchia! Hopefully!
That's what I thought and maybe why they added Sicily cause they got it's of complaints last time
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#56
Palmdale, Ca
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Originally posted by volvodoll
I'm booking but it may not be until late June when I can buy a few more FCCs. I foolishly used my last 2 for the June cruise that I'm doing with my dau. The last one was for her. It was so dumb of me as there was really no benefit to using it except the $100 credit off her fare.

If I should do another pre-cruise party it wouldn't be until the fall of 2013. By then there will be more So. Californians onboard. We'll see !

Judy
Check with your T/A. Maybe he/she will be able to offer reduced deposits.....

Bob
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#57
San Pedro, CA
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Originally posted by Woobstr112G
Check with your T/A. Maybe he/she will be able to offer reduced deposits.....

Bob
Yes but by using a FCC, I will then get the benefit of the $150 onboard credit.

I can wait to book in June as there will still be 16 months to go! Lots of time left !

Judy
#58
Eastern Virginia
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I'm thinking that we'll be in Rome on a Monday on the Royal cruise because of the addition of Sicily. It really will be nice to be there on a day other than Sunday. When we were there in 2010 it was not only Sunday, but also May Day. The year before when we stopped in Rome it was the Sunday that the Pope canonized Father Damien and three or four other new saints so the city was packed and it was impossible to get near St. Peter's.
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#59
Oregon, USA
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Originally posted by itdjbw
My thoughts exactly

Lynda, did you see I updated my signature
No, I didn't see that. I'm so happy that you are joining our Caribbean cruise. Marilyn will also be delighted. She keeps asking me if you'd booked yet. I told her no, but I thought you might do so. With Marcia and David and the four of us, it should be a great, laid back trip! Fun, fun fun! Now if we can just get Jim and Jerry to book!
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Vermont
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Originally posted by volvodoll
One new idea popped into my head - If we're adding Sicily that may throw my port dates off by a day. The 12th may be Sicily, 13th Naples & the 14th a Monday could be Civitavecchia! Hopefully!
I think you are right Judy, Naples on Sunday and Rome on Monday. We will soon see!

It is looking like I will need to book three vans with Fabrizio's company. I have no idea what I want to do in either port but just know I will be having a great day with the best driver/guide in Italia! His other drivers are very good too. I am thinking that we could all meet up for lunch at da Costantino, but plan on three different tours depending what everyone wants to do.

I hate planning tours this early but sometimes you have to.

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