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Because I'm ignorant and don't know what I want. ...
Because I'm ignorant and don't know what I want. :D

I'm sure it will work out ... and sounds like there are options if not.

Interesting to read everyone's experiences!
I figure ... if HAL has figured this out and come...
I figure ... if HAL has figured this out and come up with an amount they consider reasonable, I'm going with it. I'm certainly not capable of figuring out which behind-the-scenes person is more...
Alas, I have discovered the museum is chiusura on...
Alas, I have discovered the museum is chiusura on martedi ... which happens to be the day our ship is in port. Will have to visit it another time!
Great, thanks! *off to Google Naples Metro*
Great, thanks! *off to Google Naples Metro*
I see this but there is one page with our booked...
I see this but there is one page with our booked excursions listed and then a whole brochure with descriptions of ALL the excursions available on the cruise. If it's personalized, I would like a...
What if you really hate your dining mates?
Our TA signed us up for a table for 8 ... so we'll be meeting 6 strangers the first night. Last cruise we did the anytime thing, so had different dining mates every night ... like the woman who...
So that price is per day? Not sure ... we might...
So that price is per day? Not sure ... we might order a bottle of wine at dinner ... I suppose that doesn't fit.
Where do I find info on the drink card thing?
We generally have wine with dinner ... maybe another drink while listening to an evening concert. What is that drink card called? I can't seem to find info on the HAL website. Is it a good deal...
I see the U.S. Embassy in Athens ...
... lists schedule demonstrations in Athens on their website, including where they will be. I thought this was pretty funny! But good to know!
I pack only dark colors because I figure at some...
I pack only dark colors because I figure at some point I'm going to spill some red wine on something!:p
Naples/Pompeii
If you're on a cruise ship day tour of Pompeii, can you ask the driver to drop you off at a point of interest in Naples (e.g., the archaeological museum) rather than taking you back to the ship? ...
I would think carrying some of those hand wipes...
I would think carrying some of those hand wipes in packets would be better than a "squirt" ... because you'd get some rubbing action along with the sanitizer.
Great! I'll figure out the best stop once I get...
Great! I'll figure out the best stop once I get a hotel reservation. Would just need one-way, so I'm guessing that's around 6 euro ... a good deal, I say.
Where does the train take you to in Rome? - the...
Where does the train take you to in Rome? - the station called Termini? Is there only one rail line at Civitavecchia? (Our cruise ends there, so we just want to get into town for a couple days...
Oh to spend longer! But some family obligations...
Oh to spend longer! But some family obligations limit the length of our trips.
I've been on a couple HAL cruises so I know the...
I've been on a couple HAL cruises so I know the ships are quite nice ... but honestly, some of that decor looks like old Las Vegas hotels that have since been blown up!

Someone really likes...
I find "fully obstructed view" a very curious...
I find "fully obstructed view" a very curious description.
So is 8 am - 5 or 6 pm as a port call adequate to...
So is 8 am - 5 or 6 pm as a port call adequate to see places like Ephesus, Rhodes, Santorini, Olympia?
I see Celebrity has one they call "Greece and...
I see Celebrity has one they call "Greece and Italy cruise" ... it makes one stop at Mykonos! Not much Greece!
Wow ... this is great info! Thanks, everyone! ...
Wow ... this is great info! Thanks, everyone!

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"Ocean view" cabins
Just what kind of view do you get with an "ocean view"? Is there usually a tender boat or other equipment blocking the window?
Ah ... ok ... yes, port time more important than...
Ah ... ok ... yes, port time more important than stuff to do on board.

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Gosh, where do I start??
The more I research, the more my head spins! There seem to be lots of cruises that stop at some of the Greek Islands ... but what do I choose?

Is a smaller ship best?

Is in-port time a factor?...
Greek Islands
I see several complimentary posts here about Azamara. Not a line I had heard about until a friend of mine went on an Athens-Venice cruise last fall.

What is your favorite itinerary for the Greek...
We enjoyed being able to go directly to our cabin...
We enjoyed being able to go directly to our cabin upon embarking Volendam in Jan. Only glitch was ... the trash hadn't been emptied yet and it didn't look like it had been vacuumed. Made me wonder...