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Old 07-06-2013, 04:01 PM   #811
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They came out starting around 4:00 PM. I missed Mickey be ause I woke up from a nap at 4:15 and DH was watching from the verandah and told me Minnie had just gone out. He knew I was trying to get photos with her every chance I got. Today she rode in the elevator with me before dinner. I was over the moon!
Oh! I just LOVE these kind of random character interactions on the cruises. Another reason why I love the classic ships. Don't you just adore the Italian Mickey & Minnie outfits? Soooooo cute.

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Old 07-06-2013, 06:25 PM   #812
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WOW. JUST WOW.

I mentioned a few pages back (and in my TR) that we had a negative experience with the company "See Amalfi Coast" in Naples.

I ended up posting a Trip Advisor review on the same subject. I just checked it and See Amalfi Coast's "response" accuses me of posting a false review since I'm allegedly a secret competitor. WTH?

FWIW, it's easy to see on my TA profile that I've been a member since 2004 with 44 reviews in 19 different cities. I'm obviously not a "shill" poster.

This "not my problem" and bullying attitude was the reason why our whole day was so horrible.

I'm really hoping others who read this will avoid this company at all costs. I specifically did not post the driver's name because this company has my name, address and credit card number and I didn't feel like getting miscellaneous false charges on my card since I wouldn't put it past them to do something like that.

Here's the link to my TA review: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserR..._Campania.html

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Old 07-06-2013, 07:33 PM   #813
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Unbelievable. Well, I just went on it and voted that it was a very helpful review.

I'd go back in and write "another" review to rebut this bozo ... naming the driver. It could be this driver is pulling the wool over their eyes too. As for them having your name, credit card, etc ... it's one thing to accuse you of being a fake, it's quite another to be fraudently charging your credit card ... while you're in the U.S.



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WOW. JUST WOW.

I mentioned a few pages back (and in my TR) that we had a negative experience with the company "See Amalfi Coast" in Naples.

I ended up posting a Trip Advisor review on the same subject. I just checked it and See Amalfi Coast's "response" accuses me of posting a false review since I'm allegedly a secret competitor. WTH?

FWIW, it's easy to see on my TA profile that I've been a member since 2004 with 44 reviews in 19 different cities. I'm obviously not a "shill" poster.

This "not my problem" and bullying attitude was the reason why our whole day was so horrible.

I'm really hoping others who read this will avoid this company at all costs. I specifically did not post the driver's name because this company has my name, address and credit card number and I didn't feel like getting miscellaneous false charges on my card since I wouldn't put it past them to do something like that.

Here's the link to my TA review: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserR..._Campania.html
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:50 PM   #814
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Unbelievable. Well, I just went on it and voted that it was a very helpful review.

I'd go back in and write "another" review to rebut this bozo ... naming the driver. It could be this driver is pulling the wool over their eyes too. As for them having your name, credit card, etc ... it's one thing to accuse you of being a fake, it's quite another to be fraudently charging your credit card ... while you're in the U.S.
Thanks for the support. I actually tried to submit a further review in order to provide clarification in response to the "owner comments." However, TripAdvisor does not allow editing or the submission of a 2nd review within 3 months of your 1st review. I wasn't previously aware of that rule.

In any event, my profile on TA is open to receiving user messages. I will respond to user messages if any are sent on the subject.

Sorry to interrupt everyone's planning. I know people are subscribed to this thread for planning and tip purposes. Rant over
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:20 PM   #815
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Thanks for the support. I actually tried to submit a further review in order to provide clarification in response to the "owner comments." However, TripAdvisor does not allow editing or the submission of a 2nd review within 3 months of your 1st review. I wasn't previously aware of that rule.

In any event, my profile on TA is open to receiving user messages. I will respond to user messages if any are sent on the subject.

Sorry to interrupt everyone's planning. I know people are subscribed to this thread for planning and tip purposes. Rant over
I also said your comment was helpful & reported his comment as inappropriate. Even if technically it isn't, it still is. What a dog.
If I were you, I would note my calendar for 3 mos from now just to say my piece & clear my name. I can hold a grudge forever.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:31 PM   #816
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I can hold a grudge forever.
You guys are too funny Thanks for the support.

I've calmed down now and I'm thinking that his ridiculous comment might actually backfire on him. It's fairly obvious that I'm not a shill poster and when deciding which company to use, I frequently look at how the owner responds to low ratings. There was one company that I didn't use (also in Naples) because the owner response was pretty rabid for a legitimate complaint about being picked up late. The angry owner responses usually indicate that the owners will argue with you when problems arise. Now I know how they would have responded if I called them asking for a rate reduction for missing Sorrento.

We are thinking of doing the Med in the future and we'll be using RIL for Naples like everyone else.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:25 PM   #817
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What was the other company you didn't use. I want to make sure I know what I am getting into if I am booking tours. Thanks for all the info. so far!
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What was the other company you didn't use. I want to make sure I know what I am getting into if I am booking tours. Thanks for all the info. so far!
Italy limousines based in Naples. Contact name was Josephine. We initially agreed on a date and a price. About 9 months before the tour she emailed asking for a positive review on TripAdvisor. When I told her that we hadn't taken the tour yet, she told me she didn't care. All they wanted were positive reviews even though they hadn't provided the service.

If you look closely at the reviews for many of the Naples companies, many of them have 5 star reviews from posters who only have 1 review submitted. For me that lacks credibility. Alot of DIS'ers have had luck with Rome In Limo. I didn't book with them due to pricing but will probably go with them next time.
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I appreciate the time you put into writing your tripadvisor review. I agree that the owner's response looks unprofessional. It's frustrating; I think it often boils down to luck of the draw of whether you get a good or bad driver. But it should be the owner's responsibility to weed out the bad guides/drivers. It's also so frustrating when you ask for the driver's advice on where to eat lunch and they sit you down in the back room of a mediocre tourist trap. I've had that happen once with Rome in Limo in Rome. Of all the Italian restaurants in Rome, they took us to the crumbiest one. I gave your TA review a helpful vote. Thanks again.
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:08 AM   #820
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I appreciate the time you put into writing your tripadvisor review. I agree that the owner's response looks unprofessional. It's frustrating; I think it often boils down to luck of the draw of whether you get a good or bad driver. But it should be the owner's responsibility to weed out the bad guides/drivers. It's also so frustrating when you ask for the driver's advice on where to eat lunch and they sit you down in the back room of a mediocre tourist trap. I've had that happen once with Rome in Limo in Rome. Of all the Italian restaurants in Rome, they took us to the crumbiest one. I gave your TA review a helpful vote. Thanks again.
Thanks for the vote of confidence.

May I ask.... which restaurant was bad in Rome? I'd like to know the name so we can avoid it in the future if any tour companies suggest it. Thanks!
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Thanks for the vote of confidence.

May I ask.... which restaurant was bad in Rome? I'd like to know the name so we can avoid it in the future if any tour companies suggest it. Thanks!
I'd like to know too. We're using RIL for Rome. Well, all 3 Italian ports.
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Thanks for the vote of confidence.

May I ask.... which restaurant was bad in Rome? I'd like to know the name so we can avoid it in the future if any tour companies suggest it. Thanks!
Sorry, I can't remember. It was across from the Vatican City walls (even though we did nothing near the Vatican). We sat in a room where other DCL guests taking private tours were sitting. Obviously organized. We otherwise enjoyed RIL and used them in the Amalfi Coast as well with great results - we requested a specific restaurant there. I'm using RIL this month in Rome again, but will request some place specific.
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I'd like to know too. We're using RIL for Rome. Well, all 3 Italian ports.
I don't know what your plans are for lunch for your Naples day, but if you're heading out to Positano there are TONS of cafes and restaurants in Positano. Literally, every other storefront in Positano was either a cafe, sandwich shop, gelateria, cafe or bar. So if RIL suggests a restaurant that is just outside of town, you're probably better off just getting dropped off in the town and finding lunch on your own.

We had a quick snack at "Paradise Lounge" Cafe in Positano. It has ocean views from their balcony, sandwiches, espresso, gelato and dessert. It's self serve so no tip or cover charge. Prices were very reasonable for the prime location. The only thing "wrong" with this place is that they play Top 40 American music. It's kinda weird to listen to Ne-Yo while you're on the Amalfi Coast in Italy

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In 2011, we requested RIL to take us to Chez Black in Positano. I liked that a lot. Everything tasted very fresh. Great relaxing restaurant.
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Thanks. We didn't make any definite lunch plans in any port except Villefranche because lunch in Eze is included. I guess I should start looking at places so we don't get stuck with their "recommended" restaurants.
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