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  1. The time is fine. We were on Oasis in May with a United flight at 11:15 to Newark. Left the ship at 7am. Lots of cabs and took maybe 20 minutes to the airport. Little traffic on a Sunday morning at that time. United opens around 8:15 or so. Unless you have Priority Access, it's best to get to the check-in line as it gets pretty long. Security was fast. Passport control took maybe a half hour. Boarding begins around 10:50. You should have plenty of time to grab some breakfast at one of the cafeteria type places near your gate.
  2. Runnerbean is excellent. We used them in May for a 2 hour Bari Gotic tour. Met at Placa Reial just off Las Ramblas. Our tour guide was Raquel. Just fantastic. The tour is free but a gratuity is recommended and highly warranted for the tour you get.
  3. Used them in May on our Oasis cruise. Same company as RomeCabs. He owns both. Excellent service. We took the Countryside Splendor tour. Wonderful experience. Also used them 10 years ago for all transfers and a Rome tour pre cruise from our hotel. Highly rated company.
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    Rome Cabs

    We used RomeCabs on May 23 during an Oasis of the seas cruise. Took the Country Side Splendor tour with Savino as our driver. Wonderful experience. He picked us up on time at the port and drove through the country side to Bracciano to tour the castle. Spent some time walking around the town and lake front and had a great coffee at a small local café which was terrific. We then went to Ceri where Savino brought us to a nice mountain top restaurant named Sora Lella. Good food and great views. Not touristy and very quiet. Afterwards we went to Cerveteri to visit the Etruscan Necropolis. The complete tour was an all day event with lots of walking. On our drive back, Savino showed us the different wine fields and gave a great narrative. We arrived back at the port in plenty of time. We also used RomeCabs 10 years ago for transfers and a tour of Rome. Stefano was our driver and he did another excellent job. We were glad they were still in business and getting good reviews. From start to finish, this an excellent company to use.
  5. Personally, I would carry off luggage and self-disembark. That's what we did. It worked fine. Our flight was with United and the check- in counter didn't open until 8am. The lines were crazy. Got through security maybe 15 minutes. The passport control stop took us about 1/2 hour to get through.
  6. I was in Barcelona last week. From hotel to port was around 25 euros with luggage. This was from the Olivia Plaza on Placa Catalunya. From the port to the airport it was a flat 39 euros. Plenty of taxis at the port. I got off the Oasis on Sunday morning around 7am. Took maybe 20 minutes to the airport. Easy drop off but El Prat is like controlled chaos (somewhat) if you never went through there. Which I never have.
  7. Just finished two tours with Italy tours during our May 19th Oasis of the seas cruise. We did a semi-private Florence/Pisa tour and a private Pompeii, Sorrento, Positano , Amalfi Coast tour. Don't remember the driver's name for Florence/Pisa as he was not very engaging. The tour guide for Florence was Laura and she was great. She showed us so much and made good recommendations throughout the tour. Pisa was a drop off and tour on your own. Not the greatest place but we wanted to try it and see the tower up close. Very crowded and a bunch of cheesy gift places in the rear of the site. Our driver for the Pompeii and Amalfi coast was Ceasar. Very good and informative. The Pompeii guide was Margarite. With 2 hours in Pompeii she was very knowledgeable and knew how to navigate the crowds. The rest of the tour consisted of photo stops along the Amalfi coast, a stop in Positano to shop and basically roam around on your own, a stop in Sorrento for lunch and walking the streets on your own. Very easy. Meeting times and places were designated for each stop and there was no problem finding the driver. For both tours, drivers were on time and got us back to the ports in plenty of time. Highly recommend Italy tours and will use them again.
  8. Excellent company. We used BDT for the first time for a semi-private tour on May 17 of Barcelona/Montserrat before our Oasis of the seas cruise. Booking was super easy and email response to questions was very quick. Our tour guide was Marta and she was the best. Our driver was Wilfredo and he knew how to navigate through and around traffic with no problem. The Mini bus we had was clean and comfortable. Highly recommend them. Will use them again next time we are in Barcelona.
  9. Not sure if this helps but there is a way to find recent posts without having to go to last page manually. On the right of the thread, it shows post information like replies etc. Simply click the last time posted like 5 hours etc. It will take you to the most recent post. It sorts from bottom to top so you have to scroll upwards. Hope this helps.
  10. I received concierge email on Monday, May 29 before my 6/2 Harmony cruise. So you should be getting It today. If not, contact them at the emails in the link previously given. The concierges are Jeremias and Checker. They were excellent. I was in Grand Suite 7660. Very nice.
  11. As mentioned by Stinger, Café Manolin is excellent. Went there for lunch on 6/6 during a Harmony port stop. Located on Calle San Justo, just off Calle Forteleza, an easy walk from the piers. Frequented by lots of locals. Only a few tables and a long sit in counter. Food was very good and not expensive. Get there before noon as it fills up quickly.
  12. I applied Visa OBC last Thursday for my 6/2/18 Harmony cruise. It showed up today as a pop-up while checking the cruise planner. I also received (without calling) an updated invoice today via email showing the OBC. I guess they might have recently automated this process.
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