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Joined Mar 2003
DH and I looking into vacation next year. Would like to find a cruise that either begins or ends in Rome, as we would like to spend some extra days there. Does anyone have any recommendations on a cruise? Preferably something around a week in length?
Fort Lauderdale, FL
166 Posts
Joined Apr 2004
Don't know too much, but my hubby & 2 sons (16&11) are booked on the Galaxy 7/24/06 RT Rome. 11 nights, great itinerary... Check it outl... We are def. planning on spending 2 solid days in Rome pre-cruise ) Maybe see you there...

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This will be our 11th cruise..

31-July 2010 Oasis of the Seas
25-July 2008 Liberty of the Seas
29-Jul 2007 Freedom Of The Seas
25-Jul 2004 Explorer Of The Seas
31-Jul 2003 Enchantment Of The Seas
02-Aug 2002 Majesty Of The Seas

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northridge calif. usa
1,853 Posts
Joined Jan 2001
We did the 10 day last june. We flew L.A. to Rome and took train to Sienna. Stayed two days winery hopping and touring including an olive oil factory and cheese factory. a one day wildcat national train strike forced us to hire our tour driver to take us the 2.5 hours or so to the port to catch the ship. that however was a fantastic side trip.
the stops were naples, a sea day, mykonos, santorini, a sea day, malta, a sea day, barcelona, ville franc (nice/edz/monaco) and back to rome. we then stayed a day before flying home. loved rome but loved tuscany much more. going again in november with two days in rome and transatlantic on princess. you will love it!!!!
Maryland USA!
10,313 Posts
Joined Apr 2003
We too are booked on the Galaxy, but for June 12th. this is the Itinerary:

Day 1 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

Day 2 At Sea

Day 3 Mykonos, Greece

Day 4 Rhodes, Greece

Day 5 Santorini, Greece

Day 6 Istanbul, Turkey

Day 7 Istanbul, Turkey

Day 8 Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

Day 9 Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Day 10 At Sea

Day 11 Naples, Italy

Day 12 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

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Peoria, Arizona
90 Posts
Joined Jul 2003
We have booked a 10 day cruise with Oceania Cruiseline for Rome to Athens april 21. Have friends who highly recommend the line. Smaller ships (680 passengers). Suggest you consider their 2 for 1 plus free air specials on their 2006 European itineraries.
Just a consideration for you.
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Oceania Insignia - 2006 - Mediterranean
Princess Golden - 2003 - Canada/New England
149 Posts
Joined Apr 2005
Try Costa Cruises. Two weeks ago I returned from cruise that started from Rome (Civitavecchia). The itinerary:
Day 1 Civitavecchia (Rome)
Day 2 Barcelona
Day 3 Mallorca
Day 4 Tunis
Day 5 Malta
Day 6 Sicilly
Day 7 Civitavecchia (Rome)
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COSTA Magica
705 Posts
Joined Jun 2002
Try Princess. We are leaving tomorrow for their Greek Isle cruise - includes Monte Carlo, Livorno, Naples, Kusadasi, Mykonos, Santorini, Athens, Katakolon, Corfu and ends in Venice. It begins in Rome. We are doing a 3-day pre-cruise stay in Rome and a 2-night post-cruise stay in Venice. The itinerary gives you a good mix of touring and relaxation.