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  1. relayforlife

    First time cruiser pretty excited!

    You will be able to have both lunch and dinner on the ship the first day. We did have a delay boarding in San Juan once but still got on in time for lunch. Your cruise documents should say when boarding begins.
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    Native Choice same as David & Ivan tours

    Thanks for the input as we are planning to book with them for our April 9 cruise on the Mercury.
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    All Things Mariner Of The Seas

    Just finished reading all 50 pages - took me several days. Booked for 4/26/09 - my first on Royal Caribbean. I'm elite on Celebrity so looking forward to enjoying my diamond status on the cruise. Marilynn
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    DIY Split

    http://www.vinoteka.hr/eng_index.asp We had great wine and food here. When you check out there location you will see that they are really close to the beach. Marilynn
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    Split croatia advice

    I booked a walking tour, wine and food tasting tour with: Travel49.com Nepotova 6, 2100, Split, Croatia Tel/Fax: +38521572772 Mob:+38598858141 @ : info@travel49.com web: info@travel49.com Others on our ship booked a driving tour with them. We really enjoyed our tour and the folks on the driving tour were pleased. Marilynn
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    How far from port to main city/towns?

    Messina--We docked there last year on very large ship. Katakolon(Olympia)--Tender when we were on the Constellation Dubrovnik--We docked quite a ways from the walled city last year when on large ship - cruise line supplied a shuttle (for a fee) Split--We were on the Quest this April and we were docked. I'd guess if you were on a larger ship then it would be a tender port. Marilynn
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    Private tour of Naples/Pompeii

    I highly recommend: Nello Russo e-mail address: info@drivesorrento.com web site: www.drivesorrento.com Mobile phone number: +39 338 6431 229 I've used him twice and have been very pleased. He was early so was waiting for us even though we were 30 minutes early. He secured a guide for us for Pompeii - guide was fantastic. He has all of the proper paperwork to get close to sites. Pleasant, honest and a gentleman! Marilynn
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    Azamara Air to Rome

    This will be my first cruise with Azamara. It's RT Rome on April 26 so won't be home until May 11.
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    Azamara Air to Rome

    I'm using their air on April 19. Lufthansia from Portland to Rome via Frankfurt. No additional fee for custom air a week prior to the cruise. Yes, transfers are included. We are just using them from the ship to the airport at the end of the cruise.
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    walking the wall in Dubrovnik

    It can be very warm so be prepared for that. I had a great time walking the wall last September.
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    No info on shore excursions?????

    Folks on our April 26 cruise found the following excursion for Split. Sebastiano Coop. Sicily Life Via Salita Branco 1/8 98039 Taormina ME mobil phone +39 3284137533 - 3471293107 fax +39 0623317599 info@sicilylife.com www.sicilylife.com He has offered a full day tour: The entire price of EURO 190,00 for 1/2/3 persons, 220,00 for 4, 240,00 for 5/6 persons, 260,00 for 7/8 persons, includes a private deluxe auto with English speaking driver/Guide. The other person filled his tour in less than a day. I was able to book a second vehice. Can let you know after our excursion on April 29 how it was. Marilynn
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    Quest - Best Of Italy

    Randy, Lee and I are staying at: Hotel Collodi Via Taddea, 6 - 50123 Firenze Tel: +39 055 291317 Fax: +39 055 2654059 mailto:info@relaishotel.com mailto:info@hotelcollodi.com We are paying 124 Euro which includes breakfast, service and all taxes. It is very near the Central Market. I probably walked by it in April on my way to lunch at Trattoria Mario which is 10 meters from the hotel. I have received a response to every email in less than 24 hours. They made the reservations for us for David as well as the Uffizi. As for Taormina...Patrick found a great tour but by the time I responded to him he had found 6 others for it. I've requested a quote from the company and will let you know the details when I receive them. Okay if I email directly to you? Marilynn
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    Penthouse 7119 on Quest (5 Threads Merged)

    I used custom air for our April 26 cruise. I gave the travel agent the flights we wanted and we got all flights and times as requested. Not sure how long it took for the process since an agent was involved. Hope this helps some. Azarmara's price was better than what I could get. We are going a week early and staying one night at the end as the return flight leaves at 6:45am. Marilynn
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    Quest - Best Of Italy

    Randy, I've heard from folks that the Vatican tickets that Susan mentioned worked very well and I've heard from others that they got to the entrance and were not on the list so they were not able to tour the museum. One can just get in line - when we were there in April, the line was about two hours long. But then you are on your own. As for 3 or 5 hour. We were perfectly happy with the 3 hour. I think the private tours are just that - private. The semi-private that aren't offered every day are the tours that you join without knowing who the other folks will be or how many others will be in the group (up to the 10). Leisa, our guide from April, answered an email I sent her today regarding the Ancient Rome tour. I could send you her email address and you could ask her opinion. I wouldn't be comfortable posting her email here. Hope this is somewhat helpful. Marilynn
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    Quest - Best Of Italy

    Here is the person I used last April from Naples and will use again this year in Sorrento. Nello Russo e-mail address: info@drivesorrento.com web site: www.drivesorrento.com Mobile phone number: +39 338 6431 229 Marilynn