Hi Chrisin and congratulations on fhe fall wedding and honeymoon cruise. Hope our paths cross onboard.
We're doing a two night stay in Rome prior to the cruise - and will use Celebrity's transfer from airport to the docks so after the hotel stay we'll travel back to the airport to connect up with the dock shuttle. Would like to hear how that works at the airport and I assume we'll learn more when we get our cruise package. Trying to freelance most of the Rome stay and feel like it's doable by train, taxi, metro without too much dependence on having the more expensive packages. We'll be in the Hotel Santa Maria prior the cruise.
I've read that Celebrity does some itinerary alterations as local conditions dictate so not assuming too much at the moment - in particular the port call in Turkey. In fact I'd trade that for Dubrovnic or more time in Athens. The Athens port call sounds rather brief for the importance of the city - basically half a day.
We'll likely "underschedule" shore excursions - leave some time for ambling about the cities and pace ourselves taking stamina and terrain into consideration. We're not exactly newlyweds - closer to our 40th anniversary than our honeymoon.
Fun to meet our cruse companions ahead of the cruise. And still lots of questions but that's half the fun of it - anticipation, research and planning. Hard to think back to doing all this pre-internet.
Dick and Gay Williams
Kansas City Missouri