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Old 07-08-2007, 02:01 PM   #1
Earning My Ears
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Post June 27th Mediterranean Trip Report Part 1

Before I start – let me just say that our whole traveling party agrees this was the best vacation ever! The Magic has not lost its magic (as I had feared from some other posts). The service was impeccable the ship clean and the food good! The children’s activities are still outstanding with the most patient counselors – and the shows are still Broadway quality. It still has everything I love about it! And add to it wonderful interesting exciting ports of call – WOW! Is all I can say!

The VAT was a “bother” though there’s not much they could do about that.

I had two complaints which I reported to Disney via the comment cards, one was the smoking allowed on the state room verandas. One of the things I love about getting an outside room is enjoying coffee outside on the veranda in the morning, and a cocktail as we set sail in the afternoon. Unfortunately on this trip – we had a neighbor that liked to smoke on his veranda Unfortunately that prevented me from being able to enjoy the outside portion of our stateroom. I made a suggestion to Disney that they somehow segregate the rooms – I know easier said than done – I was just disappointed how infrequently I could enjoy the ocean air on my deck.

The other complaint was some of the behavior of *some* of the teenagers. There were more teenagers on this cruise than any other cruise I remember. And those that chose not to participate in the “stack” activities or find appropriate places to gather – quite a few times were making nuisances of themselves in “public” areas such as hallways and stair wells. There were several parents I spoke to that had run-ins with teens, having to call security or having their sleep disturbed by the constant loud traffic in the wee hours of the morning. My husband even witnessed some violence between an older teen and a pre-teen for which security had to get involved. I guess that’s not much of a Disney complaint - other than perhaps they could increase “trafficking” or “policing” the kids a little better. One would hope they wouldn’t have to do that. But it is something I noticed and several other parents were complaining about, and some of them had teenagers themselves!

Ok so on to the trip report we left Saturday night out of Boston....

Sunday June 24th, 2007

When we got off the plane Air France representatives were waiting for us, since we left Boston 45 minutes late – it cut into our 90 minute layover in France. They actually got all Barcelona passengers and escorted us through the airport, immigration and security so we could make our flight. I was very impressed – we would never have made it on our own. The only problem was once we arrived in Barcelona we had 5 bags missing! Of course they were the bags with the clothes in them. After reporting the missing bags and exchanging our pounds from my last trip to Belfast to Euros we grabbed two taxis and headed to our hotel Icaria in Barcelona. It was about 30 euros for each cab for the 20 minute ride. It was 4:30 in the afternoon by the time we arrived, tired and hungry and unable to change into lighter clothes!! The hotel was very nice, modern and clean. It is a newer hotel built for the Olympics in 1992.

After unpacking what we could we ended up going to Port Olympic, walked along the pier and the beach. We ate at a nice little restaurant along the pier, La Menta. My son had a huge plate of local seafood with mussels and prawns and lobster.

My friend and I shared a lobster paella and a carafe of Sangria! When the waiter fed one of our children her food we knew we were truly on vacation.

After dinner we walked along the board walk towards Barconelatta. Somewhere along there we found a store where I purchased some lighter clothes for myself and a bathing suit for our son. The friends headed back to the hotel – while we headed to the beach so we could have our first swim in the Mediterranean.

We crashed pretty early excited to start our real adventure the next day.

Monday June 25th, 2007

We used the Fodor’s Barcelona book as our guide to see the “top sites” of the city, so with cameras, a Spanish language book and a map we headed out to purchase tickets for the hop on/off bus, “Barcelona Bus Touristic”. For 19 Euro you had 3 bus routes to choose from. This was a great way to look around the first day – and get the lay of the land. Plus we were prepared for jet lagged children – so we tried to keep the walking to a minimum this first day! Sort of!

What a marvelous city! The architecture was beautiful. We decided to get off at the Museum of National Art even though it was closed on Mondays. The building itself and the view of the city from there was quite spectacular. The hop on/off bus ran quite frequently so we never had to wait long for a bus.

From there we rode to the Maritime Museum. That was interesting – we all were impressed with the full sized replica inside the buildings. Note that while we enjoyed it – unless you got the “audio” in English – very few of the exhibits have English text.

After the museum we crossed through Columbus square and headed towards the water, the World Trade Center area, to find food. We tried a restaurant that had various tapas.

Feeling refreshed we hoofed it to another bus stop, cutting off some of the route that we’d already seen in the morning. We hopped off at the Casa Passeig de Gracia – La Peadra – this is the apartment building designed by architect Gaudi.

The apartment rooms you could view were interesting – furnished in the style of when the building was first constructed. The more interesting part was the museum in the “attic” covering most of Gaudi’s work – with miniature replicas. A visit here is not complete without going up another flight for a great view of the roof top as well as the city below.

After our visit we changed to the Red Bus Route and got off at the Sagrada Familia. Fascinating cathedral from every angle! We took an elevator and then the stairs to the tower to get a close up view of all the spires each adorned with different food, fruits, nuts etc.

At this point it was about 7:00 in the evening, we decided to get back on the bus and do the rest of the red route. There were some interesting places to get off but at this hour everything was closed, such as the Park Guell. This part of the city isn’t as interesting to view just from the bus, so if don’t have time to explore the sites it’s not really worth taking the hour long route. We finally arrived at Las Ramblas and walked around looking for food. We picked a traditional tapas restaurant right next to McDonalds! Yes they have them everywhere! Our dinner was yummy – though half the time we weren’t sure what we were eating! But my family is a bit adventurous when it comes to food. The more conservative eaters had pizza here and were quite pleased. We didn’t make it back to the hotel til 11:00. Fortunately our bags were waiting for us when we got there!

Tuesday June 26th, 2007

Today was our day for walking around! We grabbed two taxis which brought us to the Bari Gotic Catedral. We took the elevator to the top for another great view of the city. From here we walked to the Museum of Cultural History where we saw the ancient roman ruins recently excavated under the city. This was very educational – and one of our “kids” had just learned about a lot of this in school this past year so she found it especially interesting.

For lunch we went to the market with the fancy tiled roof (I forget the name of it!) – my pasta with basil pesto and fresh diced tomatoes was excellent! After lunch we went to the Picasso museum. Though there was a 20 minute wait to get in, this seemed to be the highlight of the day for everyone, it was fascinating to see how his work changed and progressed through the years. We wanted to walk to the Cathederal del Mar but at this point we were pretty pooped. There were quite a few of us that wanted to go the chocolate museum as well – but they are CLOSED on Tuesday . So we settled for stopping for pastries and ice cream around the Picasso area – then walking through the shopping district and then finding the Hard Rock Café. This was a compromise for the pickier eaters in the crew that were already tired of Spanish food. The restaurant itself was unremarkable – and the food was just ok, not as good as many of the other hard rock cafes in the US. So it was a poor imitation of American food!

After dinner the women went to a wine store to pick up a few bottles of wine. We are fussy about our wine so we were afraid to buy “Spanish” chardonnay. We picked up two random bottles and one bottle of Cava champagne. When we finally returned to the hotel we popped open a bottle of the Chardonnay – it was WONDERFUL!

General travel notes for Spain – the bus operators and museum attendees all spoke English…. But the waiters in the little Spanish restaurants and the taxi drivers did not speak English at all so it was very helpful to have our language book. And when all else failed pen and paper to draw pictures helped!

Also very few places took Visa for admission (we found this true throughout our trip)! We ended up needing a lot more Euros than we anticipated – even the hop on/off bus you needed cash.

Wednesday June 27th, 2007

We planned to get to the boat early for a day of relaxing by the pool – we ordered two cabs for 10:30. It was a quick cab ride 20 Euros each. I have to say when I saw the boat as we rounded the corner I got teary eyed! What a site it is. Entering the terminal you get a boarding group number, but what we didn’t realize after we checked in that you should move to another area to wait where they will announce what numbers are boarding. So we wasted a bit of time waiting in the wrong place. In the other room there’s entertainment and characters posing for pictures. By the time we realized we were waiting in the wrong place, our # was already passed! We boarded quickly after posing for our picture. As we entered on the 9th floor at about 12:00 they announced our names and had a group of staff waiting and clapping – and I got goosebumps! How many times have I done this and I’m still getting goosebumps? We found our way quickly to Goofy’s Galley for some lunch – as it was overcast and cloudy we stayed in the glassed in cove. Our room was supposed to be ready by 2:00 and our bags delivered by 5:30. Until then I read in the adult pool area and marveled on the journey we had started and all the great new places we’d be visiting soon.

When we arrived at our room! There was our door decorated by our son! The trip was to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary – and our son worked with our friend to decorate the room and order an anniversary cake which was waiting for us with champagne!

At 5:00 we had our life boat drill which was painless and over quickly. This was my friends chance to escape to the wine store to buy more of that fabulous spanish chardonnay for our trip! She left the ship with no knowledge of the Spanish language and ventured off to the wine shop we had found the night before. As I was showering getting ready for our 8:30 Palo reservations, I started to panic that she might not make it back to the ship! Just as that thought ran through my mind I heard her knocking on the door. She had quite the adventure – picking up a cab driver on the return that spoke no English she drew a picture of a boat and Mickey Mouse – Mickey is truly a universal language – he understood her immediately! So we had our wine for the trip!

The adults enjoyed a dinner at Palos that evening, I had rack of lamb…. Our waitress was… Ann Marie from South Africa… and she was delightful. The food and service were impeccable as always.

The kids ate on their own at Animators Palate.

Thursday June 28th - Day at Sea

I started the day off right with a spa service! If you’ve never done “Alone time” I highly recommend it! I did it on the last cruise and could not wait to do it again. It’s 90 minute service… you start by soaking your feet as your therapists scrubs and rinses them, then you have 20 minutes alone in a hot tub… oh did I mention you are on a balcony looking over the ocean?? Then you have a choice of services, I did a facial and a massage. After that you can lounge on your balcony again as you are served tea and fruit. I brought a book to read – and enjoyed the views. I was starting out the cruise VERY relaxed.

Our character breakfast was scheduled for 10:30am. This has changed from the past breakfasts – the characters put on more of a show and ask the kids to join them in some dancing and other silliness. The characters do not go from table to table for pictures – though there are plenty of other opportunities for picture taking throughout the cruise.

After breakfast I went for a walk on the jogging track and then did a quick workout. Our son found his way to the Oceaneer lab for most of the morning. We quickly nick named him “Dash” after the Incredibles character – as he was never still for a moment and was always dashing off to something!

Tonight was formal night – we dressed and went to the golden Mickeys at 6:30! My son – dressed in his tuxedo did the “interview” ahead of time. He and all the other kids were just adorable. The show as usual was not disappointing – I really don’t tire of those shows – they get to me every time – sentimental sap.

Our dinner was nice and we met our servers Alexander and Denis for the first time. Both of them were lovely and sweet. After our first dinner they had our habits down pat – and knew exactly what to bring and what we liked to eat. Their recommendations (except for one wine choice) never failed us!

Friday June 28th, Palermo Sicily

We chose to do the Selinunte tour provided by Disney for this. I must say – the hour and a half ride was actually a blessing on the way there – though there was beautiful country side to see – all of us slept! The Roman temple/ruins when we got there were just fascinating. I think we spent about 90 minutes there.

Our tour guide spoke perfect English – it took me a while to detect her ever so slight accent. She had great knowledge of the history of the area and I enjoyed listening to her.

Afterwards we headed to the beach for the afternoon and some lunch. There were 3 tour buses doing this tour and I must say – they handled it very well considering the number of people. Our lunch time was split in 3 groups – and we had the 1:00 session. Prior to lunch we all had our own lounge chair and umbrella. Lunch was lovely with wine, antipasto, buffet, pastas, mini pizzas. Just when we thought we were done eating they brought out cantaloupe. Ok – now were done – no here comes the lemon ice! Followed by lovely almond cookies!

I must say for our first day this was a perfect combination of site seeing, relaxing on the beach and eating! We headed back with one more stop for a wine tasting at a local shop. The wines were not to my taste but several people bought bottles. They were very different and unique to the area – one of them was an almond flavored wine! Nice to taste but not worth carrying home!

We headed back around 3:00 to return to the ship by 4:30. On the way back I managed to stay awake for the views of the country side, fields of grapes and olive trees. Truly beautiful country side – one I would love to explore more!

As we headed back into the city of Palermo our tour guide pointed out more interesting sites – so it was almost like a mini-city tour as well.

We made it back to the ship in time to enjoy lots of character pictures and the 6:30 show which was the “Comedy and Ventriloquism of Taylor Mason”. For those of you who made this show, my husband was the “man” in the front row who was being stared at by the pig!! “I’m staring at da man”.

Saturday June 29th, Naples

Today we arrived in Naples! We chose a Disney excursion “Pompei, Sorrento and Capri”. We started off on a Hydrofoil that took us to the Island of Capri, after a 45 minute boat ride we were left in the little port with a “ticket” for free gelato. We spent a little time shopping here and sending off postcards. There wasn’t enough time to really do anything here – I think we were left on our own about 45 minutes. We then hopped on a boat and sailed around the island. This was spectacular! With incredible views of the island.

After our boat tour of the island we took a short hydrofoil ride to Sorrento. We took little mini-buses up the walled port to our restaurant. Just a note at this point we’d been traveling with quite a few people – maybe 7 or more tour groups. After we arrived at Sorrento we were back to just our tour group, so lunch and the afternoon spent in Pompeii were with a much smaller group.

Our lunch was the typical Italian fare with antipasto, pasta, salads, wine, bread and dessert. After lunch we had time to walk around the shopping area where we picked up souvenirs and postcards. After about 45 minutes we boarded the bus to head to Pompeii. This was truly the highlight of the day. The tour in Pompei last about 90 minutes, plus 30 minutes to walk around the "gifty" shops afterwards.

Sunday July 1st

After two busy tour days we were ready for an easy day. We arrived at Olbia around 8:00am. We took the opportunity to sleep in, have breakfast out on the deck at topsiders before heading into town. When you get off the boat there are complimentary buses to take you to the end of the working pier. There really didn’t seem to be much to see or do here, and we aren’t big shoppers, so we decided to hire a taxi to the Costa Smeralda. For a 110Euro we hired a taxi to take us there leave us for an hour and drive us home. While it was BEAUTIFUL and the money oozing everywhere was impressive with the yachts and shopping – I think going to a beach or staying on the boat to rest up would be a better alternative. The friends we were traveling with spent .80 to hop a public bus to a close by beach where they could rent umbrellas.

Regardless we had a nice time, and snapped lots of photos of impressive boats and the great views of the country side and of course the Disney magic. Our driver spoke virtually no English at all! So Dave struggled with his Italian but managed to communicate. We found words like “mickey mouse” and “bill gates” are universally understood. Pen and paper was a must for communication however! Our driver was very pleasant and stopped at many scenic vistas for us so we could take pictures. And yes we saw Bill Gates yacht – fully equipped with a helicopter!

We were back on the boat by 2:30 and took advantage of some “relax” time by the goofy pool before the 6:30 show of Art of the Story.

To be continued...

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Old 07-08-2007, 08:13 PM   #2
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We got off the boat the day you guys got on! It was overcast that first day for you in Barcelona, I remember that.

Enjoying your recaps so far, and how I miss our trip already! Keep them coming!
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As a future Med cruiser, I am really enjoying your posts. Please keep them coming. I have read all the previous blogs and can't seem to get enough.
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I have to agree with your comments on the teenagers. I am a parent of a 16yo and was on the same cruise. My teen went to the stack ONCE the first night and never again. She said the kids there were rude, cliquish (sp), and she didn't have anything to do with the Stack after the first night. Unfortunately, I requested a room midship to lessen the impact of the sea swells but that means we were very close to the midship elevator and lobby area. On the third night of teens yelling, laughing loudly, calling to each other, and running up and down, I called guest services and made a complaint. Two nights after that, I stepped out and told a group of 13 to 16 yo's to move along, they were making too much noise and this was around 1 in the morning!

As you stated though, this was the ONLY problem we had at all the entire cruise.


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Old 07-09-2007, 06:41 AM   #5
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On Med. 6/27/07 too

We also echo your sentiments about the teen behavior on this cruise and included it in our comment card. We saw several teens sleeping in the stairwells at 6 and 7 am with towels; in 6 previous Disney cruises, we had not previously observed anything like this. Our 15 yr old DD also felt uncomfortable going to the stack, which was fine with us.

Our 1 Disney excursion was the Day at Sea at La Maddalena in Sardinia, which I would highly recommend. The boat was fabulous, with seating for 8 around tables on both upper and lower deck. The beach water was the most incredible aquamarine color I have ever experienced. We had a wonderful Italian lunch on board and it was a most relaxing day.

We also stayed at the Hilton Diagnol Mar which I would highly recommend. It was so relaxing as compared with our last night at the LaRamblas. Have never witnessed so many people up waat 4 am in my entire life.

For us, this too, was a dream vacation. Our servers were Emmanuel and Pema and we had incredible service with non-stop laughter. The head server, John Cunningham, was very helpful, especially with dealing with my DD's nut allergies. He would bring my DD the menus for the following day ahead of time so that her selections could be pre-screened and then served at the same time as everyone else's.

We did a number of private tours which worked out incredibly well. We had a private tour guide at the Vatican as well as a Roman tour guide in Civitivecchia. I never dreamed we would see so much in Rome. We also had private tour guides for wine tasting at the Chateneuf de Pape and the Pope Palais in Avignon. We hired a guide who walked the Cinque Terre with us. Portovenere was one of the highlights of the trip.

Capri and Sorrento we did on our own and found this very doable. We even took the local bus in Capri and visited the Blue Grotto where we were serenaded in a row boat with Italian arias. We also found Monaco very doable on our own. An unbelievable experience overall.
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Part 2

Well I'm *glad* sort of that it wasn't just me regarding the teens. One woman I spoke with said after a show they were blocking the stair well as grandmothers and mothers with babies on their hips were trying to navigate through and politely asked them to move. They did not move so... she said "I put on my coach/mom voice on and told them to MOVE IT NOW!". That just should not be necessary and is unfortunate.

Nobody should be sleeping in the hallways at 6am I don't care what age they are - and if that's the case and the parents are letting that happen then Disney will have to step in and do something. I'm guessing like us - they have never experienced this before. This was my 4th cruise.

On to more of "fun stuff" of the trip report....

Monday July 2nd Civitavecchia, Italy

Today we chose to use our own private tour to fit in as much as possible! I booked all of our private tours through “travel with friends dot com” – with no spaces (we booked 3 private tours, did two disney tours, and two days on our own). Antonio met us at the pier at about 8:20 for our 8:30 tour and he wasted no time whisking us off to Rome. He’d already made reservations for us at the Coliseum. The first site of the Coliseum was overwhelming (and yes we beat most of the disney buses there!!). Antonio left us there with instructions of how to avoid the line, and how the pictures with the dressed gladiators are ‘fun’ but they will ask for money – he told us not to give them more than 5 Euro if we wanted a picture. We spent about an hour wandering around in awe.

Antonio picked us up promptly and showed us sites including the Forum as we made our way to the Spanish steps. A quick stop there and we were off to St Peters. We had about an hour to explore – but we ended up waiting in line for security to get into St Peters so we stretched our time to 90 minutes. We were able to view St Peters Basilica and the Grotte Vatican which contains the tombs of many popes including John Paul II and the Tomb of St Peters. We did not do the Vatican or the Cistine Chapel - that was a conscious decision as we'd rather go back to Italy and spend lots of time there.

After visiting St Peters we went to the Trevi Fountain. This was spectacular and much more impressive than I ever expected. We ran into quite a few Disney tours here – and yes it was packed! We managed to get some pictures and throw our coins in the fountain. Next we headed off to lunch – it was just ok – wish I could remember the name of it but it was very expensive – and the food just average. We all had pastas and pizzas… the bruschetta was the only memorable thing about it!

Next we went off to the Pantheon, at this point it started to drizzle slightly. It only added to the amazing affect with the opening in the dome. I have a picture of my son catching the rain under the light of the dome! Next was a stop at Piazza Navona for some great gelato. Antonio then took us up to the Park Gianicolense – he told us we were “special” because they don’t allow tour buses up there! What a view we could see Vatican city on one side, and ancient Rome on the other! After many photo shots from there we headed to the catacombs.

Antonio gave us an extra “hour” so our 10 hour tour didn’t get back til 7:30. What a day!

At this point we had no desire to have any “real” dinner, they pushed late seating back to 9:00 which was way too late, so we went to topsiders and called it an early night to get ready for our next very busy day!
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Old 07-09-2007, 11:04 AM   #7
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we were on the 6/27 cruise as well and had a marvellous time

regarding the teens, i have a dd 17 and ds 14 who found some -well--a few--very nice kids to chill out with but did not really enjoy mixing with the majority--some were really loud and rude to them. At first my kids thought that they were not so friendly cause we r not from the U.S but the few friends they made were great. I think its up to the parents really not to let their teens run so wild even though they might be on vacation-we always gave our kids curfews and they always ended up coming back before from the stack but to be fair to the counsillors the bad behaviour we saw was throughout the outside areas of the ship where they cannot really control the teens.

I still think parents should be more aware of what their teens are up to!

however we all had a marvellous time and did all shore excursions on our own-anyone who needs help just pm me

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I totally agree it is the parents that are responsible. Each time we had an issue we kept asking "Where are the parents?" SO what should DCL do when the parents are letting them run wild and their behavior is impacting other guests?

I know it's not an easy answer - and I'm guessing DCL is not use to having to deal with that many teens on one cruise.

I guess this could be a whole different thread!

It didn't "ruin" our vacation - but we were definitely impacted by it.
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I have to admit that I hate when the teens hang out in the stairways and such. One night coming off the elevator on deck 7 midship there were about 6 teens laying on the floor right in front of the elevator. I told them that they should move somewhere else and they just looked at me like I had two heads. DS 14 did not enjoy the stack at all. He said most of the kids were a bit snobby and not very nice at all. DD 11, only went to the club 2 times. Most of the time she was with me or her older sister, 19. DD 19, made a few friends. She met a girl who knew the brother of a boy she went to elementary school with.

Most of the time we were so tired from the day, we were in bed by 11 PM
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Tickets to the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Does anyone have extra tickets for Sat. August 4 to climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa?
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We also echo your sentiments about the teen behavior on this cruise and included it in our comment card. We saw several teens sleeping in the stairwells at 6 and 7 am with towels; in 6 previous Disney cruises, we had not previously observed anything like this. Our 15 yr old DD also felt uncomfortable going to the stack, which was fine with us.
I highly suspect that if you wanted to find the parents of most of these teens, you need only look in the Cove Cafe. I went there about once a day for a cafe and sometimes spent a few minutes there, sometimes just got the coffee and left. There were a few people that seemed to be there no matter what time of day.

[/QUOTE] We also stayed at the Hilton Diagnol Mar which I would highly recommend. It was so relaxing as compared with our last night at the LaRamblas. Have never witnessed so many people up waat 4 am in my entire life.[/QUOTE]

Our tour guide in BCN told us how that hotel was an issue before the Olympics as people there thought it wasn't finished due to the look of the exterior and I have to agree, we thought the same. But very cool, I heard many people stayed there and were happy with it.

[/QUOTE] For us, this too, was a dream vacation. Our servers were Emmanuel and Pema and we had incredible service with non-stop laughter.[/QUOTE]

I have to say, we had Emmanuel during lunch in Lumiere's one afternoon and he was terribly funny. Hubby suggested we ask for him next cruise. Our servers were great but our main server was from Bulgaria and hubby had a hard time understanding him.

[/QUOTE] We did a number of private tours which worked out incredibly well. We had a private tour guide at the Vatican as well as a Roman tour guide in Civitivecchia. [/QUOTE]

We did this for Naples/Sorrento/Amalfi and it was the best/most expensive tour we did but it worked out great. We should have done this for Rome as well. Instead we took the train in and relied on a tour company for the Vatican. Unfortunately, we were under the impression they would have tickets ready for us when we got there but spent 1 1/2 hours of precious time in line for tickets. With the 3 1/2 tour afterwards, we were exhausted and just wanted to get back to the boat so no steps, no fountain.....:

[/QUOTE] An unbelievable experience overall.[/QUOTE]

I agree totally!

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Old 07-10-2007, 08:22 AM   #12
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Thanks for your report - we're on the next one out so I'm interested to read about the ship. Sorry to read about the teen situation on your cruise and hoping we won't encounter it on ours. Can't wait to read the rest of your report. We're doing the Pompeii, sorrento and capri tour so it was nice to read about it.
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Just wanted to add Im really enjoying your trip report. It is getting me very excited for our trip

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Originally Posted by MrsJobba1 View Post
Just wanted to add Im really enjoying your trip report. It is getting me very excited for our trip

Thanks! It has me motivated to finish the rest tonight! I want to right it down so i don't forget it. I'll send a link on when i have the pictures uploaded. I haven't mentioned the # of pictures we took each day!! I should add picture count to each port of call! That would be interesting

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What ever happened to the luggage? I am assuming you got it over time, but what happened?
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