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Cardiffgirl, the Horizon is another ship that the...
Cardiffgirl, the Horizon is another ship that the Sovereign. Horizon is ex-Celebrity, Sovereign is ex-RCCL.
I was researching the Azores for my own (land)...
I was researching the Azores for my own (land) vacation, and I found the official website (http://boards.cruisecritic.com/visitazores.com) very helpful. They have some great ideas for walking routes...
We flew Condor last year returning from Recife,...
We flew Condor last year returning from Recife, Brazil to Frankfurt after our TA. It is a standard economy product like most average airlines. Nothing fancy, but great value considering what we paid....
The entrance fee is now (Jan 2017) for 3 tombs...
The entrance fee is now (Jan 2017) for 3 tombs only.



Generally, at the really touristy attractions, there are Western style toilets. How clean they are, is in the eye of the beholder, but for...
That is impossible to say. Amsterdam has 5...
That is impossible to say. Amsterdam has 5 runways in all directions, because of the wind. Landing is done on runways based on wind speed and direction at that certain time. Pilots do not know which...
Please keep in mind that work is always carried...
Please keep in mind that work is always carried out on cruises, to keep the ship in tiptop order. On all our cruises, there was some kind of maintenance going on. On our Costa cruise, new carpet was...
We were on the Transatlantic to Brazil last year....
We were on the Transatlantic to Brazil last year. Most passengers were not Spanish, but a mix of 39 nationalities. Almost all European countries were represented, as well as Brazilians. This cruise...
If I am correct, this is the third time in a...
If I am correct, this is the third time in a couple of months that a Viking ship is involved. People pay good money for a Viking river cruise, but there are obviously safety issues.
The current is going to be very strong due to the...
The current is going to be very strong due to the abudant amount of rainfall we have had in our region in the last couple of weeks.
We were on the Pullmantur Sovereign TA to...
We were on the Pullmantur Sovereign TA to Salvador last November. We are hoteliers, another English lady at our table was also a professional chef, and we were all very pleased with the food. Of...
Second time in 2 days! Viking Bragi rammed...
Second time in 2 days! Viking Bragi rammed another bridge in the same county on Saturday.
From the website of the US State department on...
From the website of the US State department on travel in Greece:
"You must carry a valid U.S. license as well as an international driver’s permit (IDP). If you don’t, police may detain you and you...
It may be a good idea to contact the airlines you...
It may be a good idea to contact the airlines you are flying on beforehand and get it in writing, so you can print it out and show it to the check-in agent, or so they can place a comment in your...
For Athens you dock in Piraeus. You could walk to...
For Athens you dock in Piraeus. You could walk to the subway, but it is a long walk. The Hoho-bus is excellent, even if you only use it to get to the centre. It stops right at the exit of the port...
I'm surprised nobody has addressed the issue of...
I'm surprised nobody has addressed the issue of walking around with large amounts of cash. I think that is very iffy security-wise. Gangs do wait in airports and in large hotels for tourists who have...
The website from the Concertgebouw offers all the...
The website from the Concertgebouw offers all the information you need, and it is in english too: https://www.concertgebouw.nl/en/dinner-in-the-mirror-hall

It even offers an option to book...
You could go to the website of FCO airport, or...
You could go to the website of FCO airport, or google for a map. Then you can all make an X on the map where to meet. There is talk of a tourist information office, a post office, an info desk in the...
I worked at AMS for 11,5 years for KLM and...
I worked at AMS for 11,5 years for KLM and partners. It is a legal connection, but only just. That said, the morning flights from the US regularly come in early ahead of schedule.
If you are able...
We travelled from Salvador to Recife 3 months...
We travelled from Salvador to Recife 3 months ago, and were actually surprised how few people speak a foreign language in Brazil, not even Spanish. That said, if you speak Spanish or French yourself,...
When coming out of the bagage reclaim, you will...
When coming out of the bagage reclaim, you will have to just follow signs saying "Fernbahnhof" and a logo of a train or DB. It is very easy and straight forward. It is a walk to the actual intercity...
Another vote here for a land tour. Many of...
Another vote here for a land tour. Many of Spain's sights are not on the coast, and a cruise would mean losing unnecessary hours on a tour bus commuting to and from the port. If you have not been to...
We just returned from Brazil, but cannot comment...
We just returned from Brazil, but cannot comment on Rio. We backpacked on the local buses from Salvador to Recife for 2 weeks. We had a bridge camera with us, an older and simple one that is probably...
That is a bit over the top, normal tourists do...
That is a bit over the top, normal tourists do not go to jail for this. I used to work in Amsterdam Airport where custom officials told me that if somebody has one or two counterfeit articles, it is...
Nobody in the Netherlands wears wooden shoes on a...
Nobody in the Netherlands wears wooden shoes on a daily basis anymore really, especially not in a big city such as Amsterdam. You will almost only be able to buy them in tourist shops. Most who make...
Sometimes you have to go off the beaten path a...
Sometimes you have to go off the beaten path a bit and just get lucky. I went into this old-fashioned little shop in a backstreet in Rome when I was on a study trip in uni in 1993, and found just the...