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  1. I am checking everyday as well. My return flight seems to not be listed anymore so I can't check it. Anyone have that happen? It is on Delta and the flight is offered on Delta's site so not gone, and it is on the EZ air if I were to book the next day. Anyone have this happen? On the seating chart when I sign in with Delta, most of the seats are still open. Cruise is not till May.
  2. Fantastic review Dana!! Thank you for taking us all along!! Looking forward to the London part as well, as we do a British Isles cruise next May and it will be our first time there so I am in the research phase, and I know you will have some great ideas for me!
  3. Thank you for the information on this place to both you and euro cruiser, I have not had that come up before in any of my research, and I think that will be added to our "on our own" tour day from Naples this September.
  4. Last October we used AirBnB to rent in Civitavecchia before a cruise and in Rome for a few days after, and had no trouble at all, they were great. This is just my experience and cancellations could happen at any time. We try to book with Superhosts and I thoroughly read the reviews. While that in itself cannot prevent a last minute cancellation, it makes me feel more secure. We have an AirBnB booked this September in Florence as well and one in Rome the night before coming home. Then next May we have two different ones booked in England, so you can tell I trust it. If it makes you nervous in any way, I would not do it, you would probably spend valuable time worrying about it. We do it to save some money as hotels are just crazy expensive. Good luck and enjoy your time in Rome!
  5. We went in October 2018, and I did a review of our cruise. Our La Spezia experience starts on post #106. Even though things did not turn out as planned, it was one of my favorite memories of our cruise! Loved the Cinque Terre! One of my posts include amazing Gelato!!!
  6. We used SharedShuttle.it last year for Civitavecchia in to Rome airbnb. They picked up on time and did a great job for those of us sharing the shuttle. The best compliment I can give them is that we are using them this September again to go from Rome to the cruise ship in Civitavecchia. I think they have good prices as well.
  7. Thank you Clarea! I did as you suggested, and they already have him as Diamond Status too so we must be linked. He will be glad to know. LOL He always says he is riding on my shirt tails.
  8. I am receiving Diamond status from my status on Celebrity Cruise Lines on our upcoming September cruise on Jewel of the Seas. I have several Royal Caribbean cruises but not quite Diamond status so it is because I am Elite on Celebrity. My husband is a few cruises behind me on Celebrity and is not an Elite. SO... how is that handled when one person in the room is getting Diamond status. Does your spouse receive it also, and do we both get to go to the Diamond lounge and receive the drinks, or will it only be me. I know on Celebrity he is also given the Elite status, but not sure how RCCL handles this. Anyone in this situation and can give me a idea of what will happen? Thank you!
  9. Our ship hours are 7a.m. to 6p.m. this September, so we plan on hiking from Fira to Oia. I am hoping you get your answer on how difficult the bus or taxi are to catch back to Fira. That has been my question also.
  10. This will be our first time being Diamond, and we will be cruising in September. What are people's favorite ways to have a cocktail type drink with those liquors offered. I love frozen drinks, but I know those are not part of this deal. But what kind of drinks would be more what I call a "foo foo" drink that fits in with the menu. I do like wine and that will be my go to, but just wondered what kind of things people are ordering?
  11. Thank you for all replies, I appreciate it!
  12. Regarding google search, it gave me a few confusing things, that is why I wondered other’s experiences. The Hertz topic page is especially odd. One paragraph seems to say United States is exempt from it. Then another sentence doesn’t. This is it: At the time of rental, the driver must present a valid national driver's licence which has been held for at least 1 year. Italian citizens who hold the new European driver's licence, must also show a valid national identity card at the rental counter as proof of their residential address. An International Driver's Permit (IDP) is required if your national driver's licence is not in Roman script. An International Driver's Permit (IDP) is also mandatory by law for non-European Union renters except for customers from the following countries who can rent with their national driver's licence and passport: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and United States. The IDP translates the national driver's licence into various languages and is not accepted without the national licence. Please note that, if stopped by the Police while driving without an IDP, you might incur into a fine and the vehicle may be confiscatedfor 3 months. In this case, Hertz reserves the right to charge you the amount of the non-waivable excess applicable for the vehicle group. Driver's licences issued by the People's Republic of China/ Japan/ Korea may be accepted provided you present an official Hertz Certification form. Hertz China/ Japan/ Korea will issue this form on Hertz notepaper and will incorporate the Hertz China/ Japan/ Korea Corporate seal. A scanned copy of the original licence will appear on the Certification form. The Certification form is valid until the expiry date of the Driver's Licence. Both the Certification and the original licence (with an International Driving Permit strongly recommended by Police authorities in Europe) MUST be produced at the time of rental. If you hold a Driver's Licence issued in Vietnam, you need to present the original licence together with an authorised translation issued by the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport. If both documents are presented at time of rental these licences are acceptable worldwide.
  13. Greeting, We are planning on renting a car at Civitavecchia this September to drop off at airport next day. We will rent from Hertz, and I have read you just need your National Driver’s license to rent from them. I wondered if anyone could give me their recent experience with renting cars in Italy. Did you feel your license was enough or did you get the International Driver’s Permit. Were any of you pulled over without having it and what was your experience? We will just be going between Civitavecchia and the airport area not in to Rome. Would you get one in this case? Thank you!
  14. I have not stayed here yet but it has good reviews. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/7387298?guests=1&adults=1 If you do book this, will you go through my invite so I get the credit on my Airbnb? Thank you! https://www.airbnb.com/c/katheriner4250?currency=USD
  15. I went through https://www.italiarail.com/ i see the price is higher than I paid today so maybe wait and check over a few days. It seems to go up and down. The one CruiserBruce suggested was the same price at the time, and I liked the website better on Italiarail. Best thing is to compare prices. Good Luck!
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