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About Voelfgar

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    Milwaukee, WI
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    Carnival, only line i've been on.
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  1. I on the other hand like to do things on my own like if you lived there. So when my wife and I went to Rome last year, we used the trains extensively. Took the leo Express to the train station, got a cab to the hotel, although there are a few good hotels within walking distance to the train station. Then took the train to Civitavecchia. The only thing to remember for that part is you will have to carry your luggage down and up a flight of stairs, and getting off and on(on the return trip). The platforms are much lower than the doors to the train cars. But we made due. You can even prepay your trip to Civitavecchia and back before you even start your vacation. I had the tickets right on my phone. Total cost for 2 from rome to the port entrance was 35 Euros. And the train ride was only 48 minutes. We departed at 10am and got there by 11am.
  2. Have you considered taking the train to Rome and then get a taxi to the convent. Rail transportation is pretty good in Rome and not overly expensive. Also the train ride from Rome to Civitavecchia is also a very nice relaxing trip. If you can carry your bag down and up a flight of steps is the only restriction there is. From there, there are shuttles that take you right to where you need to go to get on the shuttle to the ship. Its what my wife and I did last year when we were in Rome for 3 days before doing a cruise out of Civitavecchia. The cost from Rome to the Port was only 35 Euro for the 2 of us.
  3. agree, was looking at PC lodgings last night, and the one's that had a cruise terminal shuttle, charged an additional fee.
  4. Does using the ATM in the destination country still apply if it is say Mexico?
  5. Just want to say, looking to book air travel 11 months out is not realistic. Most airlines don't post more than 10 months out. Then on top of that, when they first come out, they are at full price with any discounts not getting applied for a week or so. Even with international travel, I wouldn't book more that 6-8 months out.
  6. I literally just renewed my DL last week and got the RealID version. All I needed was my passport and SS card.
  7. there's no mile walk. There are port shuttles that will go from your ship to the port entrance area. You then switch to the portolink bus that will take you from the port entrance to the train station.
  8. If you are going by train, then you know when you will arrive in florence. its only a 20 minute walk from train station to the galleria. So pick a time about 30 minutes from when your train will arrive in Florence. At most you will be waiting for about 5-10 minutes.
  9. My wife and I did Florence on our own this past July. It is a flat fee of 25 Euros one way from ship to the train station. We caught the 8:12am train arriving in Florence at 9:32am and returned on the 4:28pm train arriving in Livorno at 5:48pm. We got back to the ship by 6pm with plenty of time. We arrived at the same time a lot of the tours were as well. I would if you purchase the train tickets ahead of time on trenitalia.com, to book the train just before the one I listed. That way if you finish up early and are ready to go you can, and it you don't want to go until 4:28pm you are still good as the ticket is valid for 4 hours from the departure time of the train you had selected. I've attached the pdf ticket that I just stored on my phone. Florence2Livorno.pdf
  10. There are a variety of ways to get from Rome to the cruise port. From Private driver to taking the train. Each has its own Pros and Cons.
  11. But it is a flat fee of 25 Euros from the train station to the port in Livorno. So there will probably be others at that train station, group up and split the cost of the taxi. Also if you pre book your return train from florence, I would recommend selecting the earlier time. The ticket will be good for 4 hours from the time of the train you selected. So if you are done early and want to return early you can but can always catch that later train without any hassles.
  12. This doesn't really affect me at all. United is my 3rd choice for airline, with Delta and American ahead of them.
  13. Delta's miles have had no expiration for several years now.
  14. United Airlines announced today that points in their loyalty/frequent flyer program, MileagePlus will never expire effective immediately.
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