Bradley - Answered a Question by Tucker (23 Aug 08 15:36)

If you type rome into the keywords section of the 'find a question' box on this site you will find previous answers to your question.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Vincent - Answered a Question by Tucker (23 Aug 08 20:48)

Hello Tucker, I hope I might be of assistance to you.My wife and I were faced with this situation a few years back.We too wanted to see Rome and Vatican City and decided to go it alone rather than take the tour.Now we DO tend to take tours whilst cruising but decided in this case to make our own arrangements.It really could not have been easier there is a fast and regular (if I remember correctly)train service from Civitaveccia to Rome.The train stops at the Vatican and it is but a short walk to the Vatican itself.I think it took about 50 minutes by train and would have been another 10 minutes in to the centre of Rome. I do remember the tour coach takes almost twice as long to do the journey. I was amazed at how cheap the return fares were compared to the tour.We had plenty of time and as it was only a few weeks after the Pope had died we visited his tomb.It was a memorable day which we really enjoyed.It really could not have been easier and I would suggest you look up the timetables on the internet.Our ship berthed within a 10 minute walk of the railway station so it was a comfortable stroll.Oh! and by the way we met other passengers on the platform who had made the same decision! I hope you find this information useful and wish you a very pleasant cruise.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Ingle - Answered a Question by Tucker (23 Aug 08 23:20)

Get train from Civitaveccia to Rome which stops at St Peters before central Rome. Costs €9 return (last year) which includes all buses /subway in Rome, so if you dont want to walk (15mins)from the station get on the bus and off at the second stop, go under the underpass and you are in St Peters square. For train times http://www.trenitalia.it/en/index.html.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
knapman - Answered a Question by Tucker (24 Aug 08 07:19)

Hi we are also going same cruise same date, we have been to this port quite a few times before and it is so easy to get around on your own, received our tickets on wednesday and just out of interest I had a look at excursions and noticed that we are supposed to be going to la spezia and on there it has livorno, not that I mind but, wondered if you have noticed the same. I see you are from Devon I was born and bred there. if you would like to get in touch before we go I will give you my email address. Sally.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Ford - Answered a Question by Tucker (24 Aug 08 09:19)

Watch your time to go back to the ship. On our cruise a number of people had a delay on their train, missed the ship and had to take another train to Naples which was fortunately the next stop. They spent the night in a cafe.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
janda - Answered a Question by Tucker (24 Aug 08 10:23)

We went on Island Star and decided that it was to risky to travel to Rome independly but took the cheaper trip on offer by the ship, which was transport only with a guide on the coach, this was brilliant and we got to see the Vatican the Coloseum and the trivi fountain and numerious other sites and monuments the trip was called Rome Alone and the guide on the coach gave each person a street map and suggest where to start and which route to take, we had been to Rome before and had taken ship excursions before but had never seen as much as we did by going at our own pace we even ate pizza at the trivi fountain as suggested by the coach guide.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
irvine - replied to janda (25 Jan 11 12:06)

Thankyou for your advise, going on the island escape in June looking forward to Rome I think we will go on the Rome Alone tour as it sounds perfect , Plus no worries about not getting back in time for the ship!!

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Castro - Answered a Question by Tucker (24 Aug 08 11:59)

We rather prefer to do excursions on our own too. Unfortunately you cannot rely on public transport schedules in Italy, so make sure that whatever plan you have for your independent excursion you have time enough to be back on board (be ready to book an, 'expensive', taxi, as a plab b, just in case). As I remember every year there is someone left in Italy.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
O Meara - Answered a Question by Tucker (30 Aug 08 11:13)

Hi this Margaret from Ireland, we made our own way to Rome for 9 euros which got us on the train from Cuvuteccia I asked someone how did we get to the Spanish Steps and were told where to get off and then we had to go down to the underground and go a few stops all which again we asked to make sure we got on the ring metro we followed the crowd found the steps walked further down this lane and found the fountain walked further found a bus stop which took us to the Vatican we then got a taxi to the Collicum excuse spelling but only cost us 18 euros for the bus train and metro there and back eary peasy enjoy yourselves.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report

Daily Top 10 Deals

  • PRICE DROP - Rotterdam, Bruges & Paris!

    P&O - Oceana - 3 Jan 19 - 7nts

    Southampton : Rotterdam : Bruges (Zeebrugge) : Paris (Le Havre) : Cherbourg : Southampton

    Now from £388pp

    • Only £1pp Deposit Needed to Book Your Stateroom Today!*
    • Cruise From Only £55pp per night!

    Click To View All P&O 2018 Cruises > 


  • FLASH SALE! 5* No Fly Scandinavia & Baltics

    Celebrity Cruises - Celebrity Silhouette - 7 Jul 2018 - 14nts

    Southampton : Bruges : Copenhagen : Stockholm : Tallinn : St. Petersburg (Overnight) : Berlin (Rostock) Southampton

    Now from £899pp

    • LAST FEW CABINS REMAINING
    • Includes All Meals & Entertainment
    • Cruise From Just £71pp Per Night

    View More Celebrity Cruises From Southampton >>


  • 5* Transatlantic Cruising With New York, Miami & New Orleans

    Celebrity Silhouette - 03 November 2018 - 19nts

    Southampton : Boston : New York (Overnight) : Bermuda : Bahamas : Fort Launderdale : (1 Night Hotel Stay South Beach Miami) Fly To New Orleans (3 Nights Central Hotel Stay) : Fly Uk

    Now from £1949pp

    • 15 Nights 5* Modern Luxury Cruising Onboard Celebrity Silhouette
    • 3 Nights Central Hotel Stay In New Orleans
    • Includes Return Flight & All Overseas Transfers

    View Full Detailed Itinerary>>

Show More Deals
Julia Rhodes's blog

Im going on Independence of the Seas!

By Julia Rhodes

 As you read this blog post, I will be heading down to Southampton to board the Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas for a 2night mini cruise over to Le Havre!I booked this cruise as a treat for my other half and little boy who is 4.5yrs old. He knows what mommy does for a job and has really wanted to go on a ‘big ship’ like mommy does. He is super excited and counting down the sleeps!The Indy is currently undergoing a refit to add on some amazing new things to bring it u...

Read More

May 15 2018 11:00:39:000AM


Jills Guide To Rivers Part Deux

By Jill Johnson

Jill Johnson's blog

 My second installment on River Cruising, for people who would like to try something new & looking for help and information. I am pleased to help. Here are some brief details of some of the Tour Operators I deal with on a regular basis, along with transport options Rail, Flight, Coach there is something for everyone.Maybe you dont like flying or due to health you are not able to fly, well all is not lost you can opt for Coach or Rail – the journey is longer but imagine all th...

Read More

May 16 2018 06:00:00:000AM

Fred Olsen and me! A match mad...

By Holly Crabtree

Holly Crabtree's blog

After recently returning form a 6 day adventure to the Fjords on Fred Olsen Balmoral it is easy to see why people have such affectionate things to say about them. Many of my colleagues feel the same way regarding Fred Olsen. It is just the feel of the ship when you embark it just feels like you are back home. Maybe this has something to do with the smaller ships so much more personal and so much more warmth than the larger ships.I sailed from Newcastle which was fab for me living in Leeds , o...

Read More

May 15 2018 07:11:50:000AM