Aldrich - Answered a Question by Manley (24 Aug 08 17:41)

If you type 'Livorno' into the search box you will find lots of threads on this subject. Been covered many times before - as with Pompeii. Livorno is a huge industrial port - To get to the train station you need to take the cruise shuttle to downtown then the No1 bus to the station: buy bus ticket from news-stand (round trip) where you are dropped off. Pisa is actually rather dull, and the leaning tower takes a few minutes to see. Personally I recommend visiting the hidden gem of Lucca. Trains from Livorno to Pisa take 15 mins, then change there for the train to Lucca. On the way back give yourself 90 mins to walk to the leaning tower to take the obligatory picture and then catch the next train back to the ship. Taxis are loath to take people the short hop from pier to station as they would rather be hired for the whole day to drive up to Florence etc.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Manley - replied to Aldrich (25 Aug 08 11:54)

Thank you for all your help. (Unfortunately I couldn't get the "search" to work when I tried yesterday but will try again!) .

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Aldrich - replied to Aldrich (24 Aug 08 17:42)

Train times are easily found on http://www.trenitalia.com/en/index.html.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Aldrich - Answered a Question by Manley (24 Aug 08 17:50)

Naples: When you exit the ship walk across the street to the newstand. Buy a bus ticket to the train station. Walk back across the street and take the #1 bus to the train station. Don't forget to validate your ticket on the bus. The bus ride was is about 10 mins. Take the Sorrento train and get off at Pompeii Scarvi. The entrance to Pompeii is right behind the train station. it takes about 15 minutes on the train. There are private tour guides waiting to be hired, or go to the information booth and get the free map. You will not find the trains listed on the Trenitalia or most other train web sites. The train line between Naples and Sorrento (also goes to Pompeii) is operated by a private company (not the Italian Trenitalia company) called the Circumvesuviania Line. The trains do depart from the lower level of the main train station just like the other train line, but its schedule is often omitted from many web sites. There is generally a train every half hour between Naples and Sorrento. The train costs €3.20pp from Naples to Pompeii and entrance to Pompeii is €11pp. One person should get the audio guide for €6 and they can summarise the key facts for others.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Aldrich - Answered a Question by Manley (24 Aug 08 17:51)

And finally, I recommend that you join the meet&mingle for your cruise - RCI throw you a party!

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

Daily Top 10 Deals

  • Lake Garda To Venice from Southampton with Portugal & Barcelona

    MSC Cruises - MSC Magnifica - 22 Oct 2018 - 14nts

    Southampton : Paris (Le Havre) : Leixoes : Lisbon : Cadiz : Barcelona : Marseilles : Genoa : Lake Garda 3 Nights : Venice Mestre 2 nights : UK

    Now from £999pp

    • Selling Fast!
    • Exclusive to www.CRUISE.co.uk
    • Hotel Stays in Venice Mestre & Lake Garda with Breakfasts Included
    • FREE Wi-Fi at the Hotels 

    Click here to view a detailed itinarary >>


  • Singapore, Bangkok & the Jewels of Indonesia

    Royal Caribbean – Mariner of the Seas - 05 Feb 2018 - 11nts

    UK : Singapore (2nts 5*) : At Sea : Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) : At Sea : Bangkok/Thailand (Overnight) : At Sea : Singapore : UK

    Now from £1399pp Was £1899pp

    • 2 Nights 5* Complimentary Singapore Stay
    • FREE Wi-Fi & International Calls at Hotel
    • Premium Cruising On-Board Mariner of the Seas
    • All Flights and Private Transfers

    View More Far East Cruise Deals >>


  • Singapore Gardens by the Bay with Kuala Lumpur

    Princess Cruises - Sapphire Princess - 24 Nov 2017 - 9nts

    UK : Singapore (2nts) : Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) : Penang (Malaysia) : Phuket (Thailand) : Singapore : UK.

    Now from £1249pp

    • 2 Nights 5* Complimentary Singapore Stay
    • FREE Wi-Fi and International Calls at Hotel
    • Premium Cruising On-Board Sapphire Princess
    • All Flights and Overseas Transfers

    View More Far East Cruise Deals >>

Show More Deals