Blyth - Answered a Question by Scaling (11 Sep 08 12:05)

What are your port of call lot of places in the Med where cruises ships visit.

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Scaling - replied to Blyth (12 Sep 08 09:46)

Ports of call are Malaga for Granada Barcelona, Cannes, livorna for Florence/Pisa, Civitavecchia for Rome, Gibralter, Lisbon and Vigo any info please.

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BLYTH - replied to Scaling (13 Sep 08 13:31)

Our trip called in at Barcelona where we went to see the beautiful Cathedral they have been building for 400 years+ We went to Piza to the leaning tower and the Garden of Peace,we are no intro art galleries so gave Florence a miss; In Lisbon we did the old tram car trip but Lisbon is very hilly as is Vigo but didn't do much there other than the street markets and in Gib went went dolphin hunting, there are loads of pods in that area and the antics were something to be seen and very close up as well the other 99% went up the rock and sheltered in the cafe to avoid the monkeys ?? Some shots can be seen of some of these ports on http://billblyth.co.uk Have a great trip we will be on Century going from Amsterdam to Barcelona in September next year.

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Ian - Answered a Question by Scaling (11 Sep 08 12:33)

I'm assuming this is on the Jade. If so, I've only done 3 of the ports. Barcelona - There's lots to do near the port, so very possible to do it on your own. Just a walk across the bridge or short taxi ride. Could spend a bit of time hanging round La Rambla. If you want to see the Sagrada Familia, it's not far, but probably best to get a taxi. It's a big place so you need to make a decision as to whether you want to see a bit of everything (have to do a tour really) or just hang out and see a couple of things. Florence - long trip into Florence - I think you'll find it too much. Perhaps just do a short tour to Pisa? I only did a flying visit as part of the Florence tour, but I've heard people say it's a nice place to visit for the day. I think it's quite easy to get the train there, but not done it myself. Rome - again a long and tiring trip. Not sure what the alternatives are I'm afraid.

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Scaling - replied to Ian (12 Sep 08 09:53)

Thanks for taking the time to reply, useful info.

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Taylor - Answered a Question by Scaling (11 Sep 08 15:00)

Easy to get a regular train service into Rome for 9 Euros return. This also gives all day travel on city underground and normal buses, not tour buses. Port of Civitavecchia to train station only 400 or 500 yards. Free bus from ship to port entrance and taxis available for the 500 yards if you can't walk it. Trains available from most of the French ports. They are cheap and clean. Easy to get to Cannes or Nice. Train to Pisa is easy. Shuttle from ship to Livorno centre the walk round the corner for local bus to station. Much too far to walk. Taxi to station an alternative but the will probably try to rip you off. Barcelona has open top buses from where the ship's shuttle drops you off. You have to pay for the shuttle or use the local buses which also run a service from the ship. They are cheaper of course. Open tops tours give a good overview of the city.

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Scaling - replied to Taylor (12 Sep 08 09:51)

Thanks for info, very useful. Am wondering where Easton In Gordano is, sounds lovely.

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