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  1. The AC Marriott is very new and modern and next to Piazzale Roma with no bridges to cross. Hotel Olimpia is older, but nice, with one small bridge to cross. What we do with lots of luggage is to get a taxi from Piazzale Roma to the cruise terminal rather than using the people mover. $15-20 Euro but worth it to us to be dropped right at the cruise terminal and not fight with the luggage.
  2. We like a cruise that has different embark and disembark cities. Allows a few days in each and may avoid a sea day returning to the original port. Rome to Barcelona or reverse is a good starter and tends to hit many of the highlights. The Greek Islands are also great and for us is more relaxing as things tend to be closer to the ports.
  3. Since I didn't get the email, I wanted it to have something if the extra points don't get added. I confirmed with Captains Club that we get the extra points, but don't trust Celebrity's IT department to get it right.
  4. I received your emails with the double points offer. Thank you.
  5. Thanks BEAV and Jim-lain. I called the Captains Club and she said if booked on February 14 through the 28th get double points. The extra points will get us to our next CC level. I checked my profile and I was not opted in for Celebrity promotions. If someone could forward the email to me at rterrill2110 at gmail dot com I'd appreciate it. The Captains Club rep couldn't and I'd like to have something if the extra points don't show up. Thanks. Rick
  6. I'm booked on the May 11 sailing, but haven't seen anything about double points. Is it for all bookings or only new bookings? Thanks. Rick
  7. Thanks for the replies. We are spending the night in Vancouver after our cruise so no rush to the airport. I'll go with the short layover and as pointed out if something goes wrong there is a later flight to MCI from Seattle. We have gone through departure immigration before but not pre-clearance. We have global entry. How much time should we allow at Vancouver airport before our flight? In Europe we allow 3 hours. Don't know if that is needed in Vancouver. Rick
  8. Flying home on Alaska Airlines on Saturday, May 23, from Vancouver with plane change in Seattle. Have choice of 1 hour layover or 2 1/2 hour layover. The 1 hour layover flight leaves Vancouver at 10:55 am. The other leaves at 9:25 am. Both connect to the same flight to Kansas City. I understand we pre-clear US customs and immigration in Vancouver, so the connection in Seattle is considered domestic. Is 1 hour reasonable for a connection on Alaska Airlines at Seattle Sea-Tac airport? How much time should we allow for security and immigration at Vancouver airport? Appreciate everyone's help. Rick
  9. Lucca is very nice for a day trip from Livorno. Closer than Florence. We hired a taxi with Tuscany by Taxi at the port for a tour to Pisa and Lucca.
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    For a port day, Rome in Limo does a great job. Car and driver. They can arrange guides if needed. If staying in Rome, Marisa of Rome with Marisa, is an excellent guide.
  11. Nikos Loukas of Private Greek Tours has a full day tour of Athens that includes either the National Archaeological Museum or the Acropolis Museum. We have done the tour twice and recommend it. Taxis are also plentiful at the port.
  12. Second Hotel Jazz. It is close to Placa Catalunya and Las Ramblas. Nice hotel and frequently mentioned by cruisers. There is a subway station very close to the hotel that you can take to La Sagrada Familia. Pre-book your timed tickets for La Sagrada Familia. We enjoy walking around the Gothic Quarter and the Cathedral of Barcelona which are close by.
  13. We have stayed at Olimpia and at the new AC Hotel by Marriott, across from the people mover on Piazalle Roma. AC is more modern than Olimpia and no bridge to cross, although the bridge to Olimpia is small. Would recommend both. For either book early as the prices tend to go up closer to arrival.
  14. Another option from Livorno is Lucca. Very nice walled town and much closer than Florence.
  15. Agree. We used her from Villefranche to Nice, St Paul and Eze. One of the best guides we have had.
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