First Med Cruise - Our excellent adventure!

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  1. nifferearly

    nifferearly Mouseketeer

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    Thanks for your great trip report! It's so informative! Can you please give me some details on Villefranche? Was it easy to get to the train station? How long of a walk? Would you recommend seeing both Nice and Monaco? Where was a good place to hang out on the beach for awhile? I'd like to see Rothschild gardens, go on a beach, and I'm unsure of what else - too many options! Thanks in advance for any insight!
     
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  3. the_cave_crew

    the_cave_crew Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for posting this trip report. It is great.
     
  4. Disneyfalcon

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    Hi Nifferearly! Sorry, I missed this! The train station was very easy to find in Villefranche. It's a beautiful 5 minute walk. I would say Monaco is a don't miss. It just blew me away. Nice has a huge beach. We didn't spend long there because we were out of time but I would think it would be a good place.


    Thanks cave crew!:)
     
  5. nifferearly

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    Thanks, Disneyfalcon!
     
  6. Phynixwh

    Phynixwh Earning My Ears

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    Thank you so much for the wonderful trip report. We set sail for the 11 night Med cruise May 28, 2011 (2 more weeks), but we arrive in Barcelona on 25th. I am so excited now after reading your report and someone else's. This is our first cruise of any kind. It will be me, my husband and 4 yr old son. This being our first cruise, we signed up for several excursions because we don't want to miss anything or risk getting back late to the boat. After reading your report though, I'm starting to think maybe we can do more things on our own. I've never been too keen on doing group tours, but we just wanted the peace of mind we wouldn't be running to catch the ship. So we are still deciding, but your trip report has given me some courage.

    Also, your pictures have inspired me to start practicing using my camera out of automatic mode. I hope I will be ready!

    By the way, we will be staying in the Novotel at the end of our cruise, so I really was happy to see your pictures of your stay there. When I look at your pictures, I can't believe that I will be seeing the same sights in a couple weeks! Just gorgeous, only what I have seen in the movies.

    I gather that the itinerary changed since you went because of the unrest Tunisia had. We unfortunately will not get to see Tunisia.

    Thanks again for all the great tips and information of what we have to look forward to. My only regret is that I didn't discover this board sooner!

    Hope you have a great time on your Alaskan Cruise. I will look out for it as We would love to do the Alaskan cruise one day. Happy sailing!
     
  7. Disneyfalcon

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    Hi Phynixwh! I'm so glad I could help! You are going to love this cruise, Tunis or not! There are some wonderful excursions so I'm sure you'll be happy whichever you choose.

    It was definitely full of, "Wow, I cant believe I am seeing this" moments.

    You will not regret moving out of manual once you get the hang of it. If you ever get stuck, just pop it back over to automatic. See what settings the camera picked and that will help you learn too!

    Have a wonderful time!
     
  8. Toria

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    I loved your TR and beautiful pictures!
     
  9. ALK$Disney

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    Nice TR. Thanks :thumbsup2
     
  10. Disneyfalcon

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    Thanks for reading! :)
     
  11. designertravels

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    Hi, I am enjoying my first skim of your blog. We are sailing July 20 Med. Right now i'm just planning the basics. Do you recall what transfer company NOT to use? I am starting to lean towards just cabs from airport/hotel/port. We are just a party of four.

    Nice Beach - I really want a beach day on our trip. Do you think this would be the best place? Do you recall how or where the beach in Nice was that you saw?

    Thanks, Jill
     
  12. Disneyfalcon

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    A2B was the company that was such a nightmare. I will say however that they just gave us a complete refund, so I feel better about them now. They also changed suppliers recently.

    The beach at Nice wasn't amazing, but it was nice. It wasn't really beach weather on our cruise so we didn't search a good one out. It wasn't bad though!
     
  13. KAZPRINCESS

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    I've just spent the last 1/2 hour or so reading your trip report, what a great job you have done with fantastic pictures as well.

    We are taking our first ever cruise in August around the Med with Mickey and I'm sooo excited. I love reading reports and looking at pictures of others. We are planning a few DIY trips to Cinquer Terre, Monaco and Pompeii, you make it sound relatively easy and well worth it.

    Thanks again for a great report.
     
  14. Disneyfalcon

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    Thank you for reading it, Karen!:)
     
  15. mickey1128

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    were going back to!2013 to the Med....we love the disney cruse:banana: great pic!!!! :thumbsup2
     
  16. Disneyfalcon

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    Me too! June 15th for me! I can't wait!! :banana:
     
  17. Joanna71985

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    Just saw this TR, and love the pictures!! My goal is to make it on a Med cruise someday (and wouldn't say no to Alaska or Hawaii either :blush: ).

    And I didn't know you posted over here!
     
  18. Disneyfalcon

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    Joanna!!!! I do! Not very much here, mostly a lurker. :)
     
  19. Joanna71985

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    Heh, surprise! Funny story, but I actually started posting here first. I love the cruise forum (and the TRs).
     
  20. Disneyfalcon

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    That is funny! I prefer the other board in general, but the cruise forum here is great!
     
  21. Pooh667

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    I just wanted to say that I enjoyed your trip report and the pictures were gorgeous!!! Thanks for posting!
     

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