ladd - Answered a Question by O'Donovan (03 Jul 08 20:45)

Independence of the Sea Med Cruise do have good tour packages we book 3 tours and for both of us it came to a total of £198.00 for all 3. Which was well worth it and then the wife did not worry about getting back encase ship sailed without us also no getting on and off boarding buses and getting taxis, Trains and buses to conect.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Neil and Ida Down - Answered a Question by O'Donovan (30 Jun 08 19:31)

All ok for doing your own. Nice is great to explore on foot, Florence is better visited by using the "Shuttle Bus" to Florence then doing your own thing and Rome best by catching the train from Civitavecchia to Terminus Station (St. Peter's one stop before for the Vatican) and then using the buses or Metro and walking to all the sites. Naples get the "Circumvesuviana" train to either Pompeii or even better Herculaneum (Ercolano) and it depends where your ship is parked in Sicily as to where you go or what you do. Hope that helps ... Neil.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
O'Donovan - replied to Neil and Ida Down (25 Jul 08 08:44)

Thank you very much Neil for your answer it is very informative regards Des.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Wilba - Answered a Question by O'Donovan (30 Jun 08 20:10)

In fifty years of cruising I've never heard or read anyone comment a cruise tour as good value. They have been overpriced since cruising began. Nice: you can get the train to Monte Carlo about 7 Euro return. Florence : Don't know. Rome: Civvy to Rome can be done by train. Buy a B.I.G.A. ticket for one day it covers you for train, underground & city buses. Very cheap about 10 Euro from memory. But be advised the attractions in Rome are spread out & need careful planning with underground & bus to achieve the majority of the sites in one day. Unless your very travel savvy I wouldn't recommend it on your own! Naples: Big choice! Vesuvius, Pompeii, Sorrento, Isle of Capri. All of these can be achieved on your own, Ship docks next to hi speed ferries to Sorrento & Capri. About 15 Euro return. Vesuvius & Pompeii, if you use a cab don't take the first price as you leave the terminal building, keep walking, the offers will get cheaper the further you walk across the dockside area. Negotiate a price & they will wait for you to bring you back to the ship. Sicily: If it's Palermo, I can't get excited about this town. If it's Messina then there is the option of Taomina. Wonderful! About 40 mins by cab. Regards Wilba....& hello again Neil.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Lee Johnson's blog

Ports of Call or Sea Days?

By Lee Johnson

After booking a passenger yesterday on a 24 night Caribbean cruise from Southampton return it got me thinking about the different itineraries, some that are port intensive and some that have lots of Sea days, as this one did.Having taken my first Cruise back in 2002 on board the QE2 transatlantic to New York I fell in love with the cruise experience during those sea days. There was always something going on, be that Ballroom dancing or learning the tango (I didn’t do any of this for th...

Read More

Dec 09 2016 11:34AM


Do You Read Other Passengers Reviews?

By Marilyn Kerr

Marilyn Kerr's blog

How much research do you put in, when you are looking to plan a Worldwide trip?Do you decide where you would like to go, and trust in a travel professional to have all the answers? Or do you do your homework, and read reviews? What I do love about our website, is that our customers will share their experience with us all, pointing out the good, the bad, the excellent, and the worst part of their trip. We do not alter the reviews, and I know a lot of people who really enjoy reading, and sharin...

Read More

Dec 03 2016 11:00AM

Adonia back with P&O

By Gemma Coles

Gemma Coles's blog

 It doesn’t seem that long ago when we said goodbye to the P&O Adonia. P&O Adonia left the fleet in 2015 with much sadness to lots of passengers. The ship went to Fathom Cruises which is a line dedicated to volunteer tourism. Guests were taken to locations such as the Dominican Republic to help teach English or build water filtration systems to help with poorer countries. Carnival Group have now announced that after an upgrade to the ship, with the addition of a new rest...

Read More

Dec 08 2016 02:49PM