This is my first post and my first Mediterranean Cruise! I am so excited- my husband is taking me on my dream trip for my upcoming 30th birthday. I have some questions (I have been doing research on these boards but couldn't find the exact answers I am looking for).
How far is FCO airport from the port? Our flight arrives on Friday August 3rd at 7:10 am. The Equinox leaves port at 5:00 pm. What time should we get to the ship? Is there anything to do at the port (bars, restaurants, etc?) This is only my second cruise ever and I am not sure exactly what the procedure is for embarkation. If we arrive early will they let us drop our luggage off and then go back to ship closer to the departure time? What time will they let us on the ship and get into our room? Or will let they let us onto the ship, but not let us into our room until later on? Supposedly through my travel agent we have priority embarkation/disembarkation- not exactly sure what that means. We had arranged transfers through celebrity, but I just checked and we are not getting picked up at the airport until 1:30pm. That means we have almost 6 hours to wander around the airport being jet lagged. I wasn't sure if it would be better to arrange our own transfer (through Romeinlimo or Romecabs) and get to the port earlier. Can anyone offer some recommendations for my above questions- sorry for so many questions..lol...I have been saving them up!