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Aug052013

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Naples Shore Excursion: Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples

Naples, Italy

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

This was a good excursion. Enjoyed it a lot although if you have issues with breathing or walking, I recommend you sit at the bar/shops instead of climbing the path up Mt. Vesuvius...people in better shape than I were huffing and puffing! The crew will get you back to the ship on time, show/do all that is promised, and you will pay less than the cruise lines charge.

Aug022013

Tour/Activity

Izmir Shore Excursion: Day Trip to Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary

Izmir, Turkey

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

The best excursion we have done in a long time. The guide was amazing, food was great, and all of the spots visited were worth seeing...although I don't know how we were able to do so much in just one day!!! We arrived in port and 2 people did not show so we waited an extra 20 mins for them. Our guide felt very bad that we had to leave and then later received a call from them...she made the right choice. This left us with a virtually private tour of 7 people for a much lower price then Carnival. The next port we scheduled a Carnival excursion and it was cancelled due to low interest...the "only" had 12 or 14 people according to the Carnival Excursions desk...I think I will be booking all excursions with Viator from now on.

Aug012013

Tour/Activity

Athens Shore Excursion: Athens Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Athens, Greece

My Rating
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

My Review

This ones has potential but we did it wrong so if you want to use it effectively, DO NOT go to the Acropolis first...switch to the other line and go to the Acropolis in the afternoon. Why? Everyone goes to Acropolis in the morn which means we all wait in line there, and then finish at around the same time to wait for the red line bus. We waited in line to get on the red line bus and realised there would be at least a 3 bus wait. Instead we left and went to Plaka on foot. If you would rather do what we did (Acropolis/Plaka) I am sure there must be a cheaper way to get there...maybe 2 couples get a cab? Public bus system is close...maybe look into that?

Jul282013

Tour/Activity

Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

Venice, Italy

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

This was nice...give yourself lots of time to get there. You may wish to get there 20-30 mins early as you will be in a BIG line. The same excursion on Carnival was twice the price and the only difference was the transportation to St. Mark's Square was included.

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