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Old 08-12-2004, 02:57 AM
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anyone else travelling on the mediterranean cruise 18th august 2004.
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anyone else travelling on the mediterranean cruise 18th august 2004.
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Old 08-12-2004, 04:40 AM
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I wish I were!!! The ship is absolutely beautiful and a Mediterranean cruise is one of my favorite itineraries. Is this the Barcelona to Rome sailing?
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hi

it is the cruise from barcelona taking in rome. it is an excellant itinerary. we have been to most of the cities before, as we live in england, but we have never been on a cruise.i am VERY excited.

could i ask you though, do the men really wear tuxedos on the formal nights. i've dusted down my husbands, but he will be mad with me if he is only guy wearing one !!

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Old 08-12-2004, 05:32 AM
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You will find about half of the men will be in tuxedos(Actually on my last Med cruise it was even more than that). They look so much more distinguished and elegant - pack it to go, he won't be alone!
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Yes Nancy. The sailing we are on is the Barcelona-Rome and back to Barcelona. We are spending 3 nights in Barcelona prior to the cruise and flying back to Canada via Frankfurt where we also will spend 3 nights.
Do you know by any chance the earliest time we can get aboard - we would like to get checked in as soon as possible as we will be in Barcelona anyway, we can arrive at the Port at any time. Any other tips would be appreciated.
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Old 08-14-2004, 11:02 AM
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Mike, There are no guarantees, but in most cases I have been able to board around noon or shortly thereafter. I know when you receive your docs they will specify the earliest boarding time, but my experience has been that, barring any unforeseen circumstances, boarding one or two hours before the scheduled time is pretty standard. Of course, in Barcelona, you could always drop off your luggage to the porters early and if general check-in and boarding has not started, you can get an exact time it will begin. Then just wander the short distance back to Las Ramblas or check out the shopping, eating and drinking venues right at the pier.
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Old 08-15-2004, 04:45 AM
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Mike, my experiences have been similar to Nancy's. In fact, I have been lucky enough to get onboard by 11:00 am (on rare occasion) But, as she said these are not hard and fast rules - I have occasionally had to stand outside the terminal because there was some kind of problem (usually with immigration) with passengers leaving the ship from the previous cruise.

Nancy - Thanks for the tip on Barcelona. Since I will be sailing from Barcelona (soon - Yipee!) I will try to board early and if I can't, I'll take your advice.
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The inner harbor (yacht basin) has some excellent restaurants and shopping opportunities and is only a 10 to 15 minute walk from the outer harbor where hte cruise terminal is. Also, across from the inner harbor lies the foot of the Gothic District and is well worth exploring. Just head up the main street and then turn left onto any of the small pedestrian streets that will lead you into the Gothic District's wonderful shopping and restaurants.

Enjoy Barcelona and have a wonderful time.

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