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Old 10-15-2007, 09:35 PM
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Is anyone else planning on this cruise?

This will be our first cruise and will be our honeymoon! We will be starting in Ireland for my brothers wedding and flying from Dublin to Rome on Sept 30th or Oct 1st.

Our Itinerary is as follows:
Wed Civitavecchia, Italy 7:00pm
Thu Naples, Italy 7:00am 6:00pm
Fri Fun Day At Sea
Sat Dubrovnik, Croatia 7:00am 7:00pm
Sun Venice, Italy 2:00pm
Mon Venice, Italy 5:00pm
Tue Fun Day At Sea
Wed Messina,Sicily,Italy 7:00am 5:00pm
Thu Fun Day At Sea
Fri Barcelona, Spain 7:00am 5:00pm
Sat Cannes, France 9:00am 8:00pm
Sun Livorno, Italy 7:00am 7:00pm
Mon Civitavecchia, Italy 8:00am

Does anyone have any recomendations of where to stay or not to stay in Rome the night of 9/30/08? We really want to try to see a lot of Rome, but we are already spending so much that we don't want to get too many nights there. Also. . .is there a transfer from certain hotels to the ship or are we better off just flying on on the 1st and going to the ship?

Like I said this is our first cruise and our first ( and most likely only) trip to Europe so any and all information would be greatly appreciated!

Even if anyone has any websites that are recommended for looking up info or anything that would be great!!
Wedding - May 25, 2008!!!
Ireland - September 20-29, 2008!!!
Rome, Italy - September 29-October 1, 2008!!!
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:17 PM
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Jupiter, Florida
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Hi Nici,
First of all, welcome to cruise-chat. Secondly, and more important, congrats on your pending marriage and your first cruise.

Lets get things into proper perspective here. (1) You have plenty of time to plan for this - no rushing, OK? (2) Do you have any idea what you'd like to see in Rome? If you are not sure, Google Rome and do a little research. Start a list. Once you get to this point, we can start looking at areas of Rome you might want to stay in.

Don't be afraid to ask questions. Most of us who frequent this and similar sites love helping people out. By the way, I seriously doubt that this will be your first and last cruise.
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