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    Bicycle Experience on Amadeus Cruises

    Yosemitegal....my daughter and I were on that trip too...and my daughter (20 yrs. old) did the bike trip with that group. Let's just say it was an "adventure" and it still makes for some great stories. Let me also say, that I was glad I backed out of that ride! :D Not sure how often they do that ride on the ship, but the "guide" from the ship got them lost and the trip took even longer than normal....plus they all got caught in torrential rains! Also, even tho the bikes looked good....if you are taking out a bike...make sure to check it out thoroughly BEFORE you head out! There were a couple on that trip that got stuck with bikes that were faulty (stuck in gears that made the trip difficult to say the least!). Having said all that...if you asked my daughter today she would tell you that bike riding adventure was one of the highlights of her trip!
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    Venice restaurants???

    Just wanted to thank everyone for their replies and recommendations so far. You have all given me some great restaurants to research further! Thanks again...and anyone else who has any suggestions...please feel free to add them here!
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    Venice restaurants???

    Hello all....we will be overnighting in Venice on a Royal Caribbean cruise in November. WE are really looking forward to actually being in port overnight, and would like to take advantage of the opportunity to have dinner at a very nice Venetian restaurant. Preferably something not geared to tourists....but something very authentic that the locals frequent. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you in advance!
  4. I wish we would have booked more time both in the pre and post cruise cities we were in. But alas, work vacation time limited us on that!
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    hydrofoils from Naples to Capri

    Krazy...how LONG of a ride is it?
  6. Can anyone tell me how long of a ride it is on a hydrofoil from the docks in Naple to Capri? Also, is it a fairly smooth ride, or bumpy? I'm asking because we were wondering if people tend to get sea sick on this type of ride? Thanks for any feedback and experiences.
  7. Hi....has anyone had experience and/or feedback on a guide named Isoline from REvelation Tours? Unforutunately, Michel Legrand is already booked for our date...and has told us Isoline is available. Any feedback most welcomed! Thank you!
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    Amadeus vs Viking

    Alice, Yes, the bikes were used. My daughter was with a group that biked from one port town to the next actually (about 21 miles). We had so much rain during our trip, unfortunately. I signed up to go biking with the group, but backed out at the last minute due to the weather. I haven't written a review....but if you have any questions, I'd be glad to answer!
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    Amadeus vs Viking

    Food is such a subjective subject. I just returned from Amadeus' European Heartland cruise and I personally thought the food was pretty darn good! In addition, the service and the presentation were excellent too. The only downside was that the portion sizes were so small. Fine for me, but if I had a bigger appetite I would be ordering a second helping (which is perfectly acceptable, as I saw it being done on the cruise). Like a previous poster said, usually a choice of three different appetizers/salads, entrees and desserts...plus standby items available every night. I know that "I" did not personally hear anyone complaining about the food while on this particular cruise. Bon appetit!
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    Trip Report Brilliance 14-night Med April 29

    Dr. Pam...oh yes, one more "memorable" for the 8 year old (altho it TOTALLY creeped ME out! LOL) were the pidgeons at the park in Barcelona (can't remember the name of the plaza...but it is at the top of Las Ramblas). It reminded me of Venice in St. Marks square with all the pidgeons. Anyway, you can buy feed for them and BELIEVE ME..they will swarm! We have pictures of my 8 year old with pidgeons on her head and arms! Gross! :eek:
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    Amadeus Amalegro

    Lorraine....do you remember between which two stops it was where people rode the bikes instead of the boat? That sounds like alot of fun!
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    Trip Report Brilliance 14-night Med April 29

    Dr. Pam, I had my three kids and husband along for the trip. Kids ages are 21, 19 and 8 (at the time of the trip). For my 8 year old daughter...I would have to say the "highlights" were (in no particular order): Street performers on Las Ramblas in Barcelona Climbing the Leaning Tower of Pisa; and then taking those silly pictures of everyone trying to HOLD UP the Tower Seeing Michaelangelos's David (altho, she giggled alot :) ) Throwing Quarters into the Trevi Fountain Gelato Gelato Gelato (LOL) Getting to try a "little" Limincello during lunch on the Amalfi Drive (by the way....she HATED the little sip she took...but got such a kick out of TRYING it and feeling so grown up) EUROS (she said they reminded her of Monopoly Money). She really got a kick out of trying to figure out how to pay for things in Euros and what it would convert to in dollars Getting her passport stamped Seeing all the Vespas on the Amalfi Drive and how they manipulate in and out of the traffic Learning some phrases in a foreign language and then speaking them on the trip Before we left for our trip, we rented a few movies to watch to familiarize her with some of the sights she would see. For example, we watched the Lizzie McGuire Movie, Roman Holiday and parts of Under the Tuscan Sun. There is also an Olsen Twins movie where they go to Italy....but I couldn't find that one. You'll have a great time!
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    Trip Report Brilliance 14-night Med April 29

    Dr. Pam, Do not worry....MY 8 year old daughter is the PICKIEST of all eaters I know! :rolleyes: And she certainly did NOT try everything that was offered, and in no way did I feel she was offending anyone at all! Also, I'm sure the menu varies daily...but on our visit, we did not have any rabbit served to us. Mavis, My husband and myself are booked on the BOS for November WITHOUT our kids this time. Do you have any suggestions for an alternative itinerary to Pompeii/Amalfii coast when docked in Naples (as we did that last year). Did you hear any feedback from other guests on what they did while in Naples? Thanks!
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    Amadeus Amalegro

    OOPS...another question! Did you use the bicycles on board? Did you notice if alot of people used them, or if they were easy to nab?
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    Amadeus Amalegro

    Can you tell me how long the bus ride is from Prague to Nuremberg where you got the Amalegro? Was it a comfortable ride? Also, did you stay at the Renaissance Prague Hotel? Any tips you can offer for the time you spent in Prague? Also...the same for Paris....did you go off on your own to venture, or did you stick with the cruise tours? Can't wait for our upcoming Prague-Paris tour!
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