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Forum: Europe Port Chat 05-19-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,187
Posted By Phynger
Hi Hank and Ft! Thanks again for your input. ...

Hi Hank and Ft!
Thanks again for your input. I'm a little concerned about your estimate of a "30 min. walk" and a "taxi" suggestion to get to Accademia? Our ship will be in Livorno from 7A to 8P. ...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 05-13-2008, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,019
Posted By Phynger
Hi Hank- Your input always continues to...

Hi Hank-
Your input always continues to amaze...and, be appreciated! Do they allow you to take your "box o' wine" on shore in those countries?!
best wishes,
Mike
Forum: Europe Port Chat 04-06-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,823
Posted By Phynger
ftroute- Wow. What a great piece of info. ...

ftroute-
Wow. What a great piece of info. Thank you!
We're hoping to take the train from Liv. to Firenze and back, stopping by Pisa in July. Our ship docks at 7:00AM, hope to catch the 9:11 to...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 10-16-2007, 01:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,791
Posted By Phynger
Hi Hank- I hope you are well. We finally...

Hi Hank-
I hope you are well.
We finally found the Black Box merlot and like it the best of the three. Thanks.
Any thoughts on the questions in my previous post?
regards,
Mike
Forum: Europe Port Chat 10-04-2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,791
Posted By Phynger
Hi Hank- Yeah, KJ is good; but, $40 is too...

Hi Hank-
Yeah, KJ is good; but, $40 is too pricey. Not a good value. I see it's on the O Insignia wine list; but, they don't give prices. We'll hope to pick up some "pays du vin" in port each day...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 10-02-2007, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,791
Posted By Phynger
Louiekatz - I've seen Olivier with...

Louiekatz - I've seen Olivier with www.rendez-vous-provence.com (http://www.rendez-vous-provence.com) and Catherine D'Antonio with www.provence-travel.com (http://www.provence-travel.com) recommended...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 09-08-2007, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,791
Posted By Phynger
Hi Travelbug- Your wine party sounds like fun. ...

Hi Travelbug-
Your wine party sounds like fun. Are you going to be in Napa for the "crushing" in early October? My wife and I and another couple are going to Napa 11/8- 11/10. Please let us know...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 09-07-2007, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,791
Posted By Phynger
Hi Hank- I hope you are well. sorry for the...

Hi Hank-
I hope you are well.
sorry for the length of time it took to reply; but, we've been trying you suggestion of box wine in the fridge and, while decent, it's just too darn accessible! I...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 08-31-2007, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,791
Posted By Phynger
Hi Hank- Yeah, my wife has decided in our old...

Hi Hank-
Yeah, my wife has decided in our old age that she's "only going to drink good wine". Of course, since she found a wine she likes, that limits the wines we "try". The Markham is $14.40 per...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 08-30-2007, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,791
Posted By Phynger
Hi Hank (intimate connoisseur)! Had any good...

Hi Hank (intimate connoisseur)!
Had any good wine lately? My wife has us stuck on Markham Merlot!?
I'm surprised a little by comment to take the tour (8 to 9 hrs.?) from Marseille. When we talked...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 08-28-2007, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,791
Posted By Phynger
Hi Hank- How are you? At our stop in...

Hi Hank-
How are you?
At our stop in Marseille, we want to go to the Luberon Villages area (some vineyards, etc.)and we don't want to rent a car. Just to do it and see some countryside (and to...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises 08-22-2007, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By Phynger
Hi Calesso- we cruised the British Isles last...

Hi Calesso-
we cruised the British Isles last year. Would agree with Paul on Dublin; incedibly vibrant city; 2nd to the Silicon Valley in U.S. for computer chip mfg.; the old part of city is still...
Forum: All Other Cruise Lines 08-22-2007, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,594
Posted By Phynger
Thanks Escape! We're sailing Oceania for the...

Thanks Escape! We're sailing Oceania for the first time next year and have a B1 balcony and were a little concerned about the cabin size. Good report!
Mike
Forum: Europe Port Chat 08-15-2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,882
Posted By Phynger
We visitd Holyhead and Falmouth last year on...

We visitd Holyhead and Falmouth last year on Princess. I would have to agree with Hank. The tendering left a little to be desired (had to wait for some freighters, etc., etc.). Not much there in...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 08-10-2007, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,893
Posted By Phynger
Hi Hank- sorry you won't be there. We'll hoist...

Hi Hank-
sorry you won't be there. We'll hoist a glass for you (with an appropriate toast!).
We've booked the Insignia BCN to Rome cruise with a cabin on the starboard side. In hindsight, does it...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 08-02-2007, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,893
Posted By Phynger
Hi Hank (or is it "Intimate Connoisseur" now!?)- ...

Hi Hank (or is it "Intimate Connoisseur" now!?)-
Thanks again for the additional info. about our West. Med. stops in 7/08. After two days in Barcelona before departing, we'll find something in...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 07-29-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,893
Posted By Phynger
Hi Hank- I hope this finds you well (and the...

Hi Hank-
I hope this finds you well (and the wine was good with dinner!). Thank you for your response. WE loved the Pter Mayle books and I think we want to tour Provence (with a stop at a vineyard...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 07-20-2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,893
Posted By Phynger
Hank- your posts are most informative. thanks....

Hank-
your posts are most informative. thanks. We love your thought about trip to Provence (some wine!?) we're taking Insignia from Barcelona to Rome with stops in Palma de Mallorca,St. tropez,...
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