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grapau27

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  • Location
    UK.
  • Interests
    Cruising,Football,golf and music.
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean,P&O and Princess.
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Venice,Santorini, Valletta, Mykonos,kusadasi, Naples, Dubrovnik Dubai and Barcelona.

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  1. Florence is a beautiful city with lots to see. Pisa has the leaning tower but not much else.
  2. If I lived where you do we would cruise more. We have to fly 330 miles to Southampton for RC or P&O. Newcastle Tyne Dock is only 15 minutes from home but Fred Olsen, Marella and occasionally MSC plus a daily DFDS ferry to Amsterdam are the only cruises from here.
  3. Are you looking forward to 2 sea days? Rome has lots to see but it is 1-1.5 hours from Civitavechia. If you are on a private tour make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get back to the ship as the traffic is horrendous and last year on Freedom the ship was 1 hour late leaving Rome waiting for ships tours and several people missed the boat. Livorno is very convenient for Florence and Pisa as RC usually use La Spezia now which is twice the distance from Florence/Pisa.
  4. Most Brits don't automatically think Tip. At Southampton the porter's get our cases from the taxi driver and put them on a trolley and wheel them to the main case transporter so £1 per case seems appropriate to me. £1,€1 or $1 per case depending where we are is what I give to the porter and I'm from the UK.
  5. Possibly Ryanair. We always try to fly from Newcastle for convenience. When we fly from Manchester we have a 150 mile drive and an overnight stay plus parking for 7-14 days to factor in to the cost. Then the cost of a taxi to the airport in the morning and a taxi back to the hotel after our holiday to pick up our car.
  6. We were on her maiden voyage and there was unusual vibration then.
  7. I understand that they are left on the quayside to make their own way home at their own personal cost.
  8. I totally agree and have seen cases left out early many times. Personally I carry/push our cases off on disembarkation day.
  9. Thank you for taking the time to share your review and photos.
  10. Yes,we were on Independence in May19 and dined the 3 nights in Giovanni's. It was quiet, peaceful food and service was excellent.
  11. This is one of the best reviews I have read with fantastic photos. I recognised most of the places you photographed and it makes us feel like we are back there. Thank you. Graham & Pauline.
  12. I usually give £1 per case.
  13. Good point. Maybe the fact he was faking being Pinnacle was his excitement and once he made Pinnacle the faking thrill was no longer there.
  14. That's what we did last time. Looking forward to the photos. I knew you would have a great day.
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