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Forum: Ports of Call Chat 08-06-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,171
Posted By ftroute
Booked RCI Radiance 11/20/2011. Anybody else...

Booked RCI Radiance 11/20/2011. Anybody else going? Anybody with feedback on New Zealand?
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 11-15-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,867
Posted By ftroute
Yes, cruise-chat name at bellsouth.net ... ...

Yes, cruise-chat name at bellsouth.net ...

By the way, I have gone back through all photos and have done some tuning and adjustments.

The hull is not white; it has a very light blue tint to it.
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 11-15-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,867
Posted By ftroute
TexCruise (and others), Send me an email and...

TexCruise (and others),

Send me an email and tell me which picture you want (and what size) and I'll send you a jpg image. email my cruise-chat name at bellsoute.net
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 11-13-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,867
Posted By ftroute
Ok Dave, there is a mini wow factor there....

Ok Dave, there is a mini wow factor there. However this http://www.ftroute.com/images/oasis1.jpg taken this morning (from the top of the 17th street bridge) has a real WOW factor to it. Other photos...
Forum: All Other Cruise Lines 11-01-2009, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,064
Posted By ftroute
SeaDream is luxury, but in a more relaxed, less...

SeaDream is luxury, but in a more relaxed, less formal atmosphere. Most probably a younger passenger mix than Seabourne.

Seabourne will be more formal to country club casual. As such, probably...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 11-01-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 23,189
Posted By ftroute
Sammee, You are better off waiting until you...

Sammee,

You are better off waiting until you get to Italy. If you reserve seats they are for specific seats, in a specific car, on a specific train. Trying to change them is next to impossible.
...
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions 11-01-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,894
Posted By ftroute
Sammee, You are better off waiting until you...

Sammee,

You are better off waiting until you get to Italy. If you reserve seats they are for specific seats, in a specific car, on a specific train. Trying to change them is next to impossible.
...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 06-23-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,446
Posted By ftroute
My time reference was from the train station to...

My time reference was from the train station to the port entrance (shuttle bus from there.) You are not allowed to walk from the entrance to your ship.
Forum: Europe Port Chat 06-12-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 23,189
Posted By ftroute
Train schedules have been verified and reflect...

Train schedules have been verified and reflect the changes made by Trenitalia. Nothing really significant to report (only very minor changes - a minute or two) on most routes.
Rome to Civitavecchia...
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions 06-12-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,894
Posted By ftroute
Train schedules have been verified and reflect...

Train schedules have been verified and reflect the changes made by Trenitalia. Nothing really significant to report (only very minor changes - a minute or two) on most routes.
Rome to Civitavecchia...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 06-10-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,209
Posted By ftroute
You are on the same cruise that we were on last...

You are on the same cruise that we were on last Oct (only ours was 13NT). You can walk from the port area to the church and on to the Castello. Not a bad jaunt, somewhat steep in a few areas, but not...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 06-07-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,446
Posted By ftroute
Yes, it is easy to take the train to...

Yes, it is easy to take the train to Civitavecchia. Inexpensive, yes it is. Hard, long walk to to port, no it is not.

Yes, there are stairs if your train does not stop at track 1. Most do not. (1)...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 05-19-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By ftroute
Yes, pre-planning is necessary for any European...

Yes, pre-planning is necessary for any European port if you are going to do it yourself.

In this particulare case, if I were to do the cruise again (could happen), I would probably "miss the ship"...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 05-18-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By ftroute
We have been on the same cruise that he is going...

We have been on the same cruise that he is going on. Considered doing exactly the same but decided to do it the following day from Livorno (which is an overnight stay).

His day is actually 7:00am...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 05-12-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,778
Posted By ftroute
Split is a very easy DIY town. You will most...

Split is a very easy DIY town. You will most likely tender in this port. From where to step on to land you are an easy walk (only a few hundred feet) from the center of town. Go to Italay/Croatia...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 04-13-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,390
Posted By ftroute
Correct link is:Italian Trains for Cruise Ship...

Correct link is:Italian Trains for Cruise Ship Passengers (http://www.ftroute.com/ItalianTrains.htm)

Also the first post under Mediterranean Ports.
Forum: Europe Port Chat 04-13-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,390
Posted By ftroute
Ooops, snafu somewhere.

Ooops, snafu somewhere.
Forum: Europe Port Chat 04-13-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,390
Posted By ftroute
I know that Jim was pointing to my post, whcih...

I know that Jim was pointing to my post, whcih can be found here:
Forum: Europe Port Chat 04-06-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,607
Posted By ftroute
There is no need to book ahead of time. Public...

There is no need to book ahead of time. Public transportation (bus and/or train) is just a 10-15 minute walk from where you will dock. Easy to do and inexpensive too.
Forum: Caribbean Port Chat 03-18-2009, 06:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,020
Posted By ftroute
We just returned from a cruise stopping in...

We just returned from a cruise stopping in Cozumel. Situation normal. There were 'very obvious' police and military patrols on a frequent basis. They reply way too much on the cruise industry to let...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 03-12-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
Posted By ftroute
Suggest you go to my web site and read about our...

Suggest you go to my web site and read about our Italy/Croatia cruise. We did the ports you are talking about on our own (saved $$$.) Get the kids to do research on the web on the cities and let them...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 03-03-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 812
Posted By ftroute
Rent a car and drive. According to Google it is...

Rent a car and drive. According to Google it is about 300+ kilometers. About 3-4 hours drive. A lot of it through mountains.
Forum: General Cruise Chat 02-28-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,346
Posted By ftroute
I would say that your chances are between very...

I would say that your chances are between very slim to none. Just an educated guess.
Forum: Ports of Call Chat 02-24-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,165
Posted By ftroute
Go to the beautiful walled city of Tarquinia. It...

Go to the beautiful walled city of Tarquinia. It is about 20 minutes by public bus (very nice and clean>. Tarquinia boasts one of the best sites for Etruscan ruins (about 10 minutes by another local...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 02-05-2009, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,737
Posted By ftroute
RCCL ships do not have laundry facilities...

RCCL ships do not have laundry facilities onboard. Showers do have a retractable clothes line in them so you can hand wash items and let them dry.

Take a hard look at what you are packing. Most...
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