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Forum: Europe Port Chat 05-19-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,288
Posted By geordie
It is often easy to do your own thing and there...

It is often easy to do your own thing and there is little danger of missing the ship if you are sensible
I suggest in Palma you simply take in the city-the cruise line usually puts a bus to take you...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 02-24-2010, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,504
Posted By geordie
If you want to visit Rome from Civitavechia the...

If you want to visit Rome from Civitavechia the ships excursions are both horribly expensive and tiresome due to the traffic
The best way in my opinion is to take the bus to the port gates(usually...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 02-08-2010, 04:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,439
Posted By geordie
Some suggestions for ports you are visiting ...

Some suggestions for ports you are visiting
Ajaccio -this is a delightful town in a lovely harbour-save yourself some money and have a walk round town and maybe go to the beach
Barcelona-the ship...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 12-11-2009, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By geordie
As you are American I would suggest (as a Brit)...

As you are American I would suggest (as a Brit) that you use either a British or US carrier
Costa and MSC are aimed at the Italian market and whilst some other nationalities do use them I have read...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 09-06-2009, 03:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,452
Posted By geordie
In Barcelona you dock in the city and it is a...

In Barcelona you dock in the city and it is a short distance to the main area
Why not consider the hop on hop off buses (there are 2 which you can use) to see all the main attractions in your own...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 08-20-2009, 02:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,221
Posted By geordie
In Funchal it is possible to do your own thing...

In Funchal it is possible to do your own thing and it seems safe enough
A lot of people go on the toboggons down the hill
Not a lot else in Funchal
In Casablanca I would not recommend going it...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 08-10-2009, 04:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By geordie
I have been to Valleta The ship docks in town...

I have been to Valleta
The ship docks in town and it is easy to do your own thing
Do not be frightened to use the buses from the station in Valletta
A lot of them are lovely old British buses...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 06-15-2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,791
Posted By geordie
I have been to Naples There are a couple of...

I have been to Naples
There are a couple of options worth considering
The first is the ferry to Capri which leaves right next to where the cruise ship berths
The second (which I did)was to take a...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 02-24-2009, 04:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,040
Posted By geordie
European weather has been a bit later in settling...

European weather has been a bit later in settling down this last couple of years
I would go for September which is almost always nice in the Med
Forum: Europe Port Chat 02-06-2009, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By geordie
In my experience the French are rude to everyone...

In my experience the French are rude to everyone (especially us Brits!) so do not take it personally
Forum: Europe Port Chat 09-09-2008, 03:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,383
Posted By geordie
In Naples I took a taxi to Pompeii and then...

In Naples I took a taxi to Pompeii and then Vesuvius
There are a lot of beggars etc in Naples and while I did not feel threatened it is probably better to be careful
Others took the ferry to Capri...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 09-09-2008, 03:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By geordie
I have been to Vigo and Malaga Vigo is a...

I have been to Vigo and Malaga
Vigo is a reasonably large city with some nice shops but not much else
Malaga has a lovely centre with good shopping and a castle on the hill
It also has a nice...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 09-03-2008, 04:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By geordie
In Naples consider Pompeii It has a station of...

In Naples consider Pompeii
It has a station of its own and is a great day out
In Civitavecchia get the bus to the port gates and walk a few hundred yards to the station and get a train to Rome...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 08-28-2008, 03:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By geordie
I have done 8 cruises (although never with Ocean...

I have done 8 cruises (although never with Ocean Village) and find that it is usually fine to do your own thing
I can comment on Naples and Ajjacio
When we went to Naples we hired a taxi which took...
Forum: All Other Cruise Lines 07-23-2008, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 874
Posted By geordie
Going on boudicca on 29 July in balcony cabin...

Going on boudicca on 29 July in balcony cabin 8041
This appears to have a symbol for a "fully restricted" view

Anyone been in this cabin or know what fully restricted means?
Forum: Europe Port Chat 05-21-2008, 04:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By geordie
I assume from your content that you are American?...

I assume from your content that you are American?
There are many excellent cruises to be had in Europe
These start from various ports in the UK as well as Barcelona ,Rome Venice etc
The American...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 05-14-2008, 05:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,077
Posted By geordie
Of the ports you mention I can comment on 3 ...

Of the ports you mention I can comment on 3
Valetta is a lovely city worth seeing on foot
There is a bus station and it is easy to get anywhere on the island and costs very little -details can be...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 05-13-2008, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,155
Posted By geordie
In Cadiz the ship stops right in the town and it...

In Cadiz the ship stops right in the town and it is a pleasent place to wander around
Lisbon is easy as well but do not do Casablanca on your own-fascinating place but rather intimidating
Forum: Europe Port Chat 05-01-2008, 03:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By geordie
In Naples I think it is unwise to wander about...

In Naples I think it is unwise to wander about alone
I hired a taxi last year and went first to Pompeii (amazing) and then to Mount Vesuvius
It cost 120 euro at the time and was cheaper (as there...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 03-16-2008, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By geordie
Further to my earlier post I have established...

Further to my earlier post I have established that it is possible to fly to Dublin or Galway in Ireland from Southampton
Details at www.southamptonairport.com (http://www.southamptonairport.com)
Forum: Europe Port Chat 03-16-2008, 02:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By geordie
Why not consider cruising from Southampton in...

Why not consider cruising from Southampton in England
RCI and P&O both have some nice cruises from there
You could then fly to Ireland
Southampton has an airport -not sure if you can fly to...
Forum: All Other Cruise Lines 03-11-2008, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,023
Posted By geordie
When I was on Braemar there was ballroom dancing...

When I was on Braemar there was ballroom dancing and FO employ men to dance with women who are either alone or whose partner will not dance as did Celebrity on Galaxy
Forum: All Other Cruise Lines 03-10-2008, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,023
Posted By geordie
I have sailed with Fred Olsen on Braemar and am...

I have sailed with Fred Olsen on Braemar and am going on Boudicca in July
FO is aimed at a mainly British market (mainly over 50 but not exclusively) and may seem very different to those used to...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 02-18-2008, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By geordie
They try to distract you by showing you the baby...

They try to distract you by showing you the baby whilst they or more likely someone with them will rob you
Forum: Europe Port Chat 02-16-2008, 03:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By geordie
I live in the UK and am familiar with some of...

I live in the UK and am familiar with some of these ports
I have not personally been to Vigo or Lisbon (will be in July)but I am told by those who have that you can easily make your own arrangements...
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