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  1. bennybear

    Best hotel in Rome for pre cruise

    You have whet my appetite for another visit to Rome! This is why I cannot understand people who have seen a place once and have done it, ๐Ÿ˜„
  2. Apparently a huge whale just slapped his tale in front of you! Sorry to see you sail off into the distance! Are you stopping at Hilo?
  3. Sorry to hear this! So disappointing!
  4. The waves have been insane in Kona and we have gotten off lightly. So while I understand the disappointment I am glad you are safe! To tender into Kona today would have been impossible. I love to cruise but the Hawaiian islands are best seen from the land so you need to come again.
  5. bennybear

    Venice, Port to Airport

    In the same situation we paid to change to afternoon flights and were glad we did. It can be a complete zoo and if your ship docks late...
  6. bennybear

    Venice port to Marco Polo Airport advice please.

    Personally when we were In The exact situation we moved our flights to afternoon and were glad we had. Ships can be late docking. When cruises end the airport is a zoo. You do need to prebook transportation if you are going to try. We had excellent luck with Treviso Car Service.
  7. bennybear

    Airport Transfer to Rome Fiumicino

    I too would pickup at the port. We have done it without issues from Europcar, across the street from where the port buses drop you. We have waited well over an hour for a car rental at FCO. Hank has given excellent advice.
  8. bennybear

    Rome hotels pre-cruise rank these 3

    I am not familiar with them, but would choose based on location. We love the area around campo di fiori or piazza Navona. Or near the pantheon. These are all great areas for walking around.
  9. bennybear

    Email address to submit Shareholder Benefit

    There is an email address that our travel agent gave us, but it is not HALs preference. Sorry I am away from home so donโ€™t have access to it.
  10. bennybear

    Opinion - Hilton Rome Airport vs Crown Plaza Rome

    The good thing about the Hilton is the shuttle, it goes into central Rome often, I think hourly IIRC.
  11. The big island is farthest from the storm, but fingers crossed. I expect all beaches will be closed as they have done in the past. One year for a week.
  12. The main impact will be tomorrow so be prepared! It actually seems quite frightening!
  13. They are predicting near hurricane force winds and up to sixty foot waves!
  14. There are some really huge waves expected so you may be very glad. Perhaps the excursions can be changed to Monday? Kona is awesome, we are here now if you have questions.