Sutton - Answered a Question by Turner (25 Jan 09 19:21)

You need to tell us which ports you are visiting and then we can give advice.

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Turner - replied to Sutton (26 Jan 09 12:41)

Sorry, I meant to have listed them! They are Malaga, Dubrovnik, Corfu, Messina, Naples, Rome, Cadiz .

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Rees - replied to Turner (18 Feb 09 18:51)

Just to say that we are also going on this cruise and like you are very much looking forward to it. May be we will get to meet you - would be nice. This is our second time on Oriana because we loved the ship so much four years ago we have booked again.

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Turner - replied to Rees (19 Feb 09 11:20)

I am delighted to hear of someone who will be on the same cruise, and I hope very much we will meet you. Have you been to any of the places on this cruise before? When I booked I hadn't thought of checking where the cabins were, so just chose a number and hoped for the best! The cruises we had been on before we weren't given a choice of cabin, just the deck. I shall know better next time. Meanwhile our cabin is C104.

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Rees - replied to Turner (20 Feb 09 18:39)

. Do hope you enjoy the cruise and if you havnt been on Oriana before you are in for a real treat Our Cabin is C 183 so it seems we are on the same deck. What age group are you = we are 65+. We will look out for you but if you are much younger than us you may prefer to be in a younger group, but in any ase it would be nice to meet up.

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Turner - replied to Rees (25 Feb 09 11:51)

I shall look forward to seeing you on the Oriana. No we haven't been on it before, but have heard lots of good reports. We are also 65+. We are ballroom dancers - how about you?

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Walker - Answered a Question by Turner (25 Jan 09 22:56)

If you are moored close to a town, look out for the hop on/hop off buses which you can use all day. I don't know where else you're going, but they start close to the dock at Cadiz. Happy riding!-Jo.

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James - replied to Walker (25 Jan 09 23:44)

The hop on hop bus tours are usually an excellent economy method of getting around and sightseeing most even have their own websites where you view fares etc, confirmation of ports for further suggestions.

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morris - Answered a Question by Turner (26 Jan 09 18:55)

Dubrovnik - a taxi was fairly cheap to the entrance to the old town from the port, but some ships anchor off and tender passengers in to the little harbour and then you will be right in the old town and able to explore it very easily. Corfu - You will be about half an hours walk from the old town - we did it fairly easily on a very hot day with our bottled water and a few rest stops! Just come out of the port gate and turn left and keep walking . We also did a very nice excursion to the North West of the island to a monastery at Paleokastritsa (?spelling) on another occasion. Messina - we did an excursion to Taormina which was well worth it - just a half day so not too expensive. we have explored Messina as well but theres not much there except an interesting clock I remember!! Naples - we have only been once and took a trip to Pompeii. Rome - is easy to do by train from Civitavecchia 9 euros return by train which includes bus and metro!! (I'm sure the instructions for doing this are elsewhere on this site.) If you don't want to do Rome, Civitavecchia itself is not unpleasant with a seafront promenade and acrossthe road from it there is a really nice cafe which does lovely fresh cakes and coffee!! Hope this helps a bit!

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Sutton - Answered a Question by Turner (27 Jan 09 10:51)

When we went to Dubrovnik there was a shuttle bus to take us to the old town which we paid for in euros. We then bought tickets to walk the wall for around 5 euros. We did this in the pouring rain but the view is still good. You may be luckier with the weather. We used a nationwide debit card to take out some kuna as we were going to Split as well. We bought an ice cream and it was the best I've tasted outside of Italy. Husband also bought a nice shirt!!We have done Rome by train and it is very easy. Last time we hired a car from Hertz and went to Bracciano castle (where Tom Cruise got married) and then drove all the way around Bracciano lake. Very pretty.We also did Pompeii by train for just a few euros. Come out of the port,cross the road and get a tram ticket to the station. Get the train for Pompeii scavi. Much cheaper than any trip. If you take a copy of your passport you get free admission to lots of sites in Italy as a senior but you don't get any allowance for that on an excursion. In Messina we caught the train to Taormina and 'climbed' up to the town. It is a steep path.It is easier to get a taxi or local bus but I enjoyed the challenge. Taormina is pretty with a amphitheatre.If you stay in Messina make sure you are by the church at 10 to 12 to see the clock turn. It takes around 15 mins.

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