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  1. roupa

    Ruins of Herculaneum

    Thinking of this shore excursion from Naples in June. Your thoughts / opinions:
  2. I think we will take the train from the port into Rome...taxi to our hotel, or even Metro as it looks close to our hotel...I am not expecting to be overloaded with luggage.(carry-on with wheels and midsize with wheels.) Not expensive and hopefully a relaxing ride watching the countryside go by. Thoughts? Anybody taken this route?
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    River Palace hotel, Rome

    Comments from anybody’s stay at this hotel ?
  4. Wondering how exciting/interesting the shore excursions from Catania, Sicily are these days....or will be in a few months! 😲
  5. In Catania from about 7AM-4PM. Approximate travel time to Taormina is an hour. Would like any opinions /info on shore excursions you may have taken to Taormina and / or Mt Etna. Supposedly the walk at Mt. Etna is no less than 300 yards...not bad for senior couple with pretty good mobility? (Have seen the Haleakala crater in Maui, Hawaii so wonder if this is greatly different and worth the excursion to include Etna.) One excursion to Taormina includes a brief visit at a winery. Thoughts?
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    Venice hotel?

    Thank you all. We are a party of two seniors...pretty mobile. Hopefully we will have easy/portable luggage ( I am learning to pack lightly these days!) Not looking for tip-top luxury, just someplace with character, clean and hospitable. Will possibly arrive from airport via alilaguna waterbus then head to the cruise port on the "people mover" we have read about.
  7. roupa

    Venice hotel?

    Looking for pre cruise hotel suggestions...3 nights, end of May.
  8. roupa

    From port to Rome

    This will be at the end of our cruise. We will be heading to Rome for a three night stay before heading to the airport. The train seems to be the best alternative...convenience /pricewise...which will encourage me to not overpack!
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    From port to Rome

    Looking for options/suggestions for getting from the cruise port in Civitiavecchia (sp?) to Rome in June.
  10. Looking for suggestions on getting from ship to Rome ...staying there for 3 nights post cruise in June.
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    We are looking at a long day in the port ('til 10 PM)….have heard there is a HOHO bus that will include Valletta and Mdina. Info /suggestions / opinions?
  12. Always among the first on board in order to totally unwind from pre-vaca preparations...skip the mad rush for food and grab a coffee, or booze!, and relax (basically alone) in the Solarium or a top-of-the-ship lounge/lookout. Once the cabin is ready, we are ready to say hello to our little oasis . This first hour or two is like getting a message!
  13. Asking for thoughts / opinions / info on a shore excursion I am pondering from the cruise port of Kotor, 7AM-9PM. 7 hr excursion ---visiting Njegusi (wine, bread, meat tasting), Budva (town with lunch), Kotor at leisure
  14. Looking for suggestions for a port day in Rijeka in early June.