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Old 05-20-2012, 09:17 PM   #151
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I will post back when I find the info. We used the same company for Rome and Florence and both were excellent. I will also put out there who I would NOT use in Naples. Nice older man, but definitely a major language barrier so we were not able to do what we wanted to do. He asked us if we wanted to stop for lunch at a certain point, we said yes which should be easy to understand. He misunderstood and we drove the whole Almalfi Coast starving, which made getting car sick alot easier for a few of us. Wound up eating at an extremely expensive resort area, Positano,(everything is expensive, but this was higher) for pizza. Had very little time at Pompeii. We still laugh about this day almost two years later.


Jeez. Looking forward to your recommendations. Good that you can laugh about it, now!

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Old 05-24-2012, 12:56 PM   #152
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For any Brits with a kindle, Amazon have the top sights travel book for Dubrovnik free today. Just downloaded it. Recent experience has shown it could be a "one day only" freebie!

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Old 05-25-2012, 01:23 PM   #153
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OK so Dubrovnik has disappeared today from being a freebie, but Pisa is there instead!

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Old 05-28-2012, 11:51 AM   #154
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Today Monte Carlo is a freebie on the kindle if anyone is thinking of heading there whilst we dock at VilleFranche

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Old 05-30-2012, 06:34 PM   #155
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Celestine - Just to let you know, you are not posting to yourself, I am following every step of the way!!!! Just that I haven't got a Kindle!!!

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Old 06-09-2012, 08:48 AM   #157
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Hi All

We are back from a GREAT Hawaii cruise and have signed up for this cruise Venice is on my Bucket list so lets have some FUN Gene & Chery here we will be in cabin 6622
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We are back from a GREAT Hawaii cruise and have signed up for this cruise Venice is on my Bucket list so lets have some FUN Gene & Chery here we will be in cabin 6622
Was the inboard discount 10 percent? I am only asking since I know other years it was 20 at times. That may have been closer to the date of the cruise though
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Was the inboard discount 10 percent? I am only asking since I know other years it was 20 at times. That may have been closer to the date of the cruise though
We are doing this cruise on DVC points we booked a dummie cruise on the boat at 10% discount and a $300 room creditWe want to go to Alaska next
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As this thread has been quiet for a while I thought I'd just way everyone up! My parents have just returned from a Med cruise covering some of the same ports of call. It is my aim to share the info. they were given by their cruise company over the next few days/weeks. Some of it will be obvious stuff like in Rome try & see the Colosseum, but hopefully there may be a few bits people have not heard of. Whoever has the first post of the thread may wish to copy it to there (to have a central point of info. which is easy to find) or may be just something which says "Rome info. post number xx"

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Old 06-24-2012, 01:20 PM   #161
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Hi everyone! Trying not to drive my family to nuts about this cruise. Have been watching airline prices though and they are looking significantly cheaper then the last time we went. Right now we are planing a trip to WDW for the week of Labor day. We weren't going to go this year but had some extra points and decided to use them instead of bank them. Never been that time of year so I'm hoping once the holiday is over the parks will be a little less crowded.

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As this thread has been quiet for a while I thought I'd just way everyone up! My parents have just returned from a Med cruise covering some of the same ports of call. It is my aim to share the info. they were given by their cruise company over the next few days/weeks. Some of it will be obvious stuff like in Rome try & see the Colosseum, but hopefully there may be a few bits people have not heard of. Whoever has the first post of the thread may wish to copy it to there (to have a central point of info. which is easy to find) or may be just something which says "Rome info. post number xx"

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Looking forward to the information. Still subscribed and taking it all in. This will soon be my focus after next month's WDW trip and cruise have passed. August release of flights to Europe for next year will be an important turning point as well.
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Been watching, but have only been able to check about once or twice a week. Work has been heavy lately. And, with DW and (mostly) DS taking up computer time at home, I get to only check at work.

Still thinking of all of you, and the cruise. It's just been more a back burner type of think, and probably will be for a few more weeks.

Look forward to the new info. My co-worker got back from the Med, but most of his information was on Greece. Not much help.
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Barcelona
Situated in Catalunya in NE Spain, just 92 miles from the French border and 386 miles east of Madrid, Barcelona has a population of about 17million.

The tourist office is at Catalunya square

Most museums are open Tuesday - Saturday, and on mornings only on Sunday. Many shops - not the large department stores - also have lunchtime closing. Shops are open 1000 - 2000. Shops in the Old Town close for lunch. Credit cards are widely accepted. The 3 main shopping areas are La Ciutat Vella, the Eixample Quarter and north of Avinguda Diagonal.
Best buys: leather goods, Lladro porcelain, locally produced sparkling wines, Mallorca pearls, Sagrada Familia souvenirs

The currency in use is the Euro.

Time zone: GMT +1

The HoHo has 2 routes - red and blue. The blue route leaves from the bottom of Las Ramblas or the CHristopher Columbus monument and you can then transfer to the red route at the Placa Catalunya. The Barcelona "Bus Turistic' follows a route with 18 stops at the city's met interesting places - you can hop on and off as many times as you wish. First bus 0900.

Tomorrow (hopefully) I'll post some of the Barcelona places of interest

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Old 06-26-2012, 03:54 PM   #165
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Barcelona Places of interest

Visit Las Ramblas - Barcelona's famed shopping district is alive and colourful with flower stalls and cafes. Stroll the old medieval quarter of Barri Gotic, visit the great monastery at Montserrat or tour one of the city's fine museums.

La Sagrada Familia - Barcelona's great architect Antonio Gaudi designed the church in 1883. Unfinished after a century, the awe-inspiring building with its massive spires lacks completed walls and roofs.

Barri Gotic - The narrow streets of the city's old gothic quarter are home to historic buildings including Casa del'Arcadia, the Historic Archive, and King's Square, site of the former Palace of the Kings of Catalonia-Aragon.

Cathedral of Barcelona - At the heart of the the Barri Gotic is the city's 600-year old Gothic Cathedral. The altar holds the crypt of St.Eulalia, to whom the cathedral is dedicated.

There are some more suggestions to share - maybe tomorrow if I get time between being Mum's taxi!!!!
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