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What Med excursions (DCL ones) are people considering?
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The following are the excursions we are planning to book for our Med Cruise (Sept 8th) we are 2 adults and a 8 year old girl. This one will be our 3rd Disney Cruise. Hope this helps.
Malta - Beach Club
Tunis - Bardo Museum and Medina for Families
Naples - Pompeii (Half Day) We might book The Hidden treasures of Herculaneum instead
Civitavecchia - Drive a Ferrari (Our DD Madison who is 8 will be happy to stay at the kids club in order to let us enjoy this excursion )
La Spezia - Cinque Terre Scenic Boat Tour
Corsica - Beach Break
Villefranche - Monaco, The Marina and the Little Train.
Besides the excursions, we are planning to book Palo brunch (first day at sea), Palo dinner, and a few Vista Spa Treatments
This is what we are planning on doing, DH and I, never been to Europe. May 15th sailing and my 5th cruise and DH's fourth.
Malta: Gozo Experience
Tunis: Jeep 4x4 Experience (not sure on this one yet)
Naples: Amalfi Coast Drive and the Ruins of Pompeii
Civitavecchia: Treasures of Rome or Jumping back into Eternal Rome
La Spezia: Florence on your Own
Corsica: Prunelli and Corsican Treats
Villefranche: Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze
plus a Palo Brunch and Palo dinner on our anniversary.
Can't wait...just over 90 days away!!!!
Malta: On Our Own - Walking Tour of Valletta I found on PlanetWare.com
Tunis: DCL Excursion - Medina and Carthage
Naples: Private Tour - Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast
Civitavecchia: DCL - Italian Countryside and Olive Oil*
La Spezia: Private Tour - Cinque Terre
Corsica: Not Sure Yet
Villefranche: DCL Excursion - Nice and Eze with Wine and Cheese
* We would have booked a tour in Rome except we were just there for 4 nights awhile back.
Here's what we have scheduled
Malta: DCL Excursion - Blue Grotto and Fishing Village
Tunis: DCL Excursion - Medina and Carthage
Naples: Private Tour - Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius and Sorrento
Civitavecchia: Private Tour - Rome & Vatican City
La Spezia: On our own - plan to take train to Pisa
Corsica: On our own - walking in to town and then headed to beach in afternoon
Villefranche: DCL Excursion - Monaco and Top Car Museum
Also have Palo Brunch and Dinner
We are doing the EBTA and the 1st Med....some ports we will do on our own, and some we have excursions planned for. So far we have planned:
Valleta, Malta-Blue Grotto Boat Trip and Fishing Village (MT10 BLUEGROTTO)
Tunis, Tunisia-Panoramic Tunis (TU04 PANTUNIS)
Civitavecchia, Italy-Jumping Back into Eternal Rome (CV20 ETERNALRM)
Cadiz, Spain-Seville On Your Own (CD07 SEVILLAOWN)
ETA we are definitely doing "self-tours" in places like Naples, Villefranche and Gibraltar. We'll likely get off the ship and poke around in the other ports also. With 6 people in our family doing the Disney tours can get insanely expensive rather quickly. Thankfully since we booked early we got $600 in onboard credit which helps take some of the sting out of the cost of the tours.
Have you booked yur private tour for Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius and Sorrento?
If so, with whom. I am looking for the May 26 Med. and need all the help I cn get.
I've booked with Pleasant travel (Mariano Fiorentino). Of all of the emails that I exchanged with tour operators - my DH and I felt that he seemed the most personable. Hard to tell from an email - but he gave us good "vibes" Here's a link to his website www.pleasanttravel.com He also had good reviews on tripadvisor
Tunis: DCL on our own
Malta: on our own
Naples: Private Tour
Rome: Private Tour
Florence: DCL on our own
Corsica: On our own
Villefranche: Private Tour
Malta- On our own
Tunis- Berber Village
Naples- Amalfi Coast and Ruins of Pompei
Civitavecchia- Best of Rome
La Spezia- Pisa
Corsica- Les Calanches
Villefranche- Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze
A word to the wise, do not go to Capri from Naples.
I posted this in 2007, after staying in Sorrento a few years earlier.
When I was on the Magic in 2007 in Sorrento in the afternoon, after people had been, and after the day in Naples on ship, I had so many people say to me, wish I had listened to you.
The island is ok, but the boats there and back...........
What about if you're going to Capri from Sorrento? Is that just as bad? The ABD for that day goes to Sorrento, then to Capri...
And are we talking seasick or something else?
Any route on the triangle of Naples, Capri, and Sorrento, poor quality boats, rough, seasickness, bad sanitation.
Wow. That's surprising that ABD would go with something like that! I guess it's the patch for me! How long is the trip to Capri?
To be honest as its over three years now cant remember the journey, I think its the longest 30>45 mins of anyone's life. I did it once, not to be repeated.
We are doing the BTB cruises. For the Med part we are doing a private van tour with three other couples in Malta, Naples and France. In Corsica weare doing Corte-Tunisia- The Bardo,Medina, Carthage and Sidi Bou
When I went to Capri several years ago, we took the hydrofoil. My friends who drank way to much grappa the night before did get seasick. I didn't find the hydrofoil dirty.
Jill in CO
My sister in law also did this a couple of years ago with a tour and she also said that is was just awful with everybody barfing! I think I am going to skip Capri too.
Thank you for concurring, I posted this in 2007, and a lot of people came up to me, who were on our cruise and said, either wish we listened to you, or we have herd from others and so pleased we listened to you.
Go to Pompeii,
Hmmm... I'm going to have to post on the ABD board & see what people who did this activity on the Central Italy ABD think. I don't remember anyone mentioning the ship being horrid, so maybe ABD commandeered the one decent ship to Capri.
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