Rogerson - Answered a Question by WARD (27 Aug 08 17:39)

Find yourself the nicest hotel you can. As long as it is in Palma, you are never a stones through from OV2. I would have said 15 euro will get you a taxi from airport into Palma, and then maybe 10 euro just to take you over to the ship, which is docked right on the far side of the harbour.

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wootton - Answered a Question by WARD (10 Aug 08 19:15)

It will still need a cab to get to the port unless you are a mule! So really any hotel in Palma will do. The Catalonia is nice so long as you get a sea facing room.I am suprised it will be a less expensive option than taking the flights with Ocean?

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WARD - replied to wootton (11 Aug 08 11:54)

Price with OV inc flights based on basic cabin = £515 pp.Cabin only £299 Return fights with EASYJET=£119 giving a total of £418.As there are 3of us it works out £291 cheaper doing it ourselves.As you say we need hotel & taxis but it gives us an extra day/night in Palma.Just something I was loking into.....

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Clarke - Answered a Question by WARD (11 Aug 08 19:14)

Sorry haven't got any particular recommendations for hotels in Palma but Sol Melia/Tryp hotels are usually fine across Spain. Agree with you though on buying cruise only deal as we did the same it is was much cheaper. They wanted £750 for flight/cruise deal. We got the cruise only for c£550 and got our flights for £70 each. It also meant we could choose our flight times. Some people were stuck without a cabin from 8.30am in the morning until their flight in the evening. We were home at lunchtime and it was great.

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Randall - Answered a Question by WARD (18 Aug 08 16:04)

Nobody should worry about taxi fares in Mallorca, a 45 minute ride to / from Magalluf cost less than 50 euro!

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