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    Barcelona - help

    Sorry to jump in on this thread. We have an overnight in Barcelona and are interested in spending time at a beach. Can you provide more information about this? Thank you! Sent from my iPad using Forums
  2. Thank you so much for the info about the bus from the port. We checked the cruise planner and just saw the train option. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  3. Does anyone have any info they could share for where the drop off and pick up locations might be for ships excursions "Rome On Your Own"?, so we can plan our day in Rome.
  4. Just back from Oasis May 17th sailing - tip of the day/week/year Don't waste your time or bother going to the Windjammer for breakfast lunch" etc. it has completely lost value, food quality etc. you have so many better options, Park Cafe, Solarium Cafe, even the Wipeout Cafe. Food much fresher, friendlier atmosphere, no "pushing and shoving" cleaner, better organized, must I go on. Bottom line avoid the Windjammer! Sent from my iPad using Forums mobile app
  5. So what deck and location was that for your sail way? Sent from my iPad using Forums mobile app
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    New Underground Tour Available in Rome

    I am so excited that I saw this post today! My dh and I will be in Rome late February and I was searching for things to do in Rome beyond the basics, since this will be our third visit to Rome. We were able to secure tickets and will add our comments as well.
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    AP Tours

    In our opinion the ferry back to Naples might be an option has other posters have suggested. It might depend on the time you must be back on board the ship, time of year, driving conditions, etc.). Our driver asked us the time we had to be onboard the ship (we did factor in some extra time for ourselves). Our driver obtained our ferry tickets, walked with us to the entrance of the ferry for the correct boat and made sure we boarded safely and on time. He also provided us with explicit instructions. It was our decision to take the ferrry and we chose this route back.
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    Need help with Ravenna

    Susan, We are on May 30th sailing. We would be so grateful if you could email me your notes on Ravenna to santamariad14 @aol.com. Dorothy
  9. We were on the Equinox September 2011. Private tours were arranged for Instanbul with both Kagan and Lale. We were in the group that had Lale as our tour guide. Lale is a highly professional and knowledgable tour guide. In our opinion, she was excellent and we would use her services again, given another opportunity to visit Istanbul.
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    Malta help needed

    Thank you so much for the information and the link. Since we are trying to plan our time, is the Hypogeum tour about an hour or longer? Would you compare the tour similar to the Scavi tour?
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    Malta help needed

    Kirk: Did you take a taxi or arrange a private tour company? Do you remember the travel time from the port to the Hypogeum?
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    AP Tours

    We used AP Tours in June 2010 in the port of Naples. We did a private tour to Pompei, Positano, and Sorrento. This year, September 2011 we used AP Tours and did the Amalfi Coast (Sorrento, Ravello, and Amalfi). AP Tours will tailor your itinerary to what you would like to see and do and spend more or less time where you want. Their drivers (not licensed tour guides) are very professional, courteous, and service orientated. Their office contact (Sarah) is very helpful and responsive to any questions you may have. Our experience with AP Tours has been outstanding and we are planning to use them again in June 2012 doing a different itinerary. Our costs were based on a private tour for two people, so we're not sure we could compare. It depends on how many people are in your party, private tour, shared tour, etc. Dorothy
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    Naples-positano day trip

    We have recently returned (Sept. 2011) from a Med cruise and used APTours for the Amalfi coast and agree with the above response. ApTours will customize your day. Last year we used RomeinLimo during our precruise stay in Florence.
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    Rick Steves Europe - Is cruising really travel?

    He was on the Celebrity Equinox Med sailing September 19, 2011.
  15. Would appreciate the report - we are on the 1/19/08 sailing on the Crown - by the way is the pier in Old San Juan????? Thanks enjoy