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Venice/flooding in Oct 2019

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Hello All!  We will be in Venice at Halloween.  We've read and seen pictures of flooding that occurs during that time frame.  For those of you who have experienced that while on NCL, does NCL provide the rubber boots we've seen people wearing?  If not, how do you obtain them?  Thanks for the information. Janet

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I don't know if NCL provides them but have been in Venice many times in late fall and winter. You can pretty much count on lots of flooding. Venetians have cool elevated walkways that you've probably seen photos of. Vendors all over Venice sell plastic protectors for your feet/shoes, they work marvelously and cost very little. There will be people selling them as soon as you get off the ship.

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6 hours ago, Petoonya said:

I don't know if NCL provides them but have been in Venice many times in late fall and winter. You can pretty much count on lots of flooding. Venetians have cool elevated walkways that you've probably seen photos of. Vendors all over Venice sell plastic protectors for your feet/shoes, they work marvelously and cost very little. There will be people selling them as soon as you get off the ship.

Thank you!  Your info is very helpful.

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also FYI- you may see some people splashing in the water and taking pics, be aware there could be sewage in the water, it's not a smart thing to do.

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We were there mid-October on the Jade in '15 & NCL did NOT offer any type of rubber boots or shoe protection.  So if wet shoes are a concern plan accordingly.

 

As Petoonya correctly points out there are raised platforms & walkways in St. Mark's Square that you can walk on & not get your feet wet.  Flooding IS an issue there during that time of year so I wouldn't be walking around in expensive shoes...🙄.  The rest of the island stays fairly dry so you can walk around.

 

Hope you have a great cruise...in spite of the excess water...🤗

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local radio stations forecast warnings as need, there are no surprises. my landlady would knock on my door and tell me time and cm of flooding

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23 hours ago, Been There 2 said:

Hello All!  We will be in Venice at Halloween.  We've read and seen pictures of flooding that occurs during that time frame.  For those of you who have experienced that while on NCL, does NCL provide the rubber boots we've seen people wearing?  If not, how do you obtain them?  Thanks for the information. Janet

 

Here are some ideas for the same kind of boots and shoe covers they sell in Venice that are on Amazon. and you can fit in your luggage. Even the plastic shoe covers that look like plastic bags work great, fit in your luggage and they're only $1.99 with $3 shipping. The second choice is only $8.99 with shipping, and we have something similar to that as we go at least once a year. Lots of other choices on Amazon too. Have a wonderful time. Venice is enchanting! Hope you're able to spend a few nights there.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Covers-Overshoes-Galoshes-Waterproof-Amiley/dp/B07T6ZHV3M/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=waterproof+rain+reusable+boots&qid=1568217360&s=gateway&sr=8-7

 

https://www.amazon.com/HaloVa-Waterproof-Slip-resistant-Overshoes-Transparent/dp/B073PR7D8G/ref=sr_1_16?keywords=waterproof+rain+reusable+boots&qid=1568217679&s=gateway&sr=8-16

 

 

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2 hours ago, Petoonya said:

 

Here are some ideas for the same kind of boots and shoe covers they sell in Venice that are on Amazon. and you can fit in your luggage. Even the plastic shoe covers that look like plastic bags work great, fit in your luggage and they're only $1.99 with $3 shipping. The second choice is only $8.99 with shipping, and we have something similar to that as we go at least once a year. Lots of other choices on Amazon too. Have a wonderful time. Venice is enchanting! Hope you're able to spend a few nights there.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Covers-Overshoes-Galoshes-Waterproof-Amiley/dp/B07T6ZHV3M/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=waterproof+rain+reusable+boots&qid=1568217360&s=gateway&sr=8-7

 

https://www.amazon.com/HaloVa-Waterproof-Slip-resistant-Overshoes-Transparent/dp/B073PR7D8G/ref=sr_1_16?keywords=waterproof+rain+reusable+boots&qid=1568217679&s=gateway&sr=8-16

 

 

Thank you!  These are great.  Really appreciate it.

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