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  1. We went once or twice, did prefer the bigger one though..but no, did not notice an ice cream machine however there may have been one. Good to know though, we are doing the Seaside, so now I know where to find it:)
  2. We tend to either explore on our own or maybe take an excursion from a third party, but find the ones offered by the cruise lines such a rip off. In Civi we easily took the train to Rome, tickets were inexpensive and we explored on our own. I had pre purchased tix to the Colosseum but that was about all we planned (I figured "when in Rome"). The rest of the day we walked to Trevi fountain, Pantheon, got gelato etc (had googled mapped a plan for the day). It was a very enjoyable and cool experience as a family, and cheap considering it was Rome. I loved our day in La Spezia, we explored Cinque Terre on our own, all we did was buy the passes and then explored the towns/ate/went in the water as we wished. Again, it was one of my favourite days and pretty cheap..beautiful seaside views and old town charm! As I mentioned, if you can, pre purchase the Cinque Terre passes, as the line was crazy long! In both Corsica and Cannes we stayed within walking distance to the port, brought our beach stuff and went in the water/got crepes/explored the little towns..all very inexpensive. In Mallorca we took bus #3 to Illetas beach..we did get a bit lost but once on the bus it was easy! It was beautiful and HOT, again a very inexpensive day but memorable, especially taking the local bus..but budget for a lot of water/gelato/umbrella if its like it was in July it was extremely hot, and we like nice hot weather, but we could barely stay out of the water for more than 10 minutes and needed to cool off:)
  3. Thanks for the link, very interesting!
  4. Just kind of like to plan our days/what were doing in port/what the plans are after dinner etc.. Dont get me wrong, we like an early dinner, but being ready for dinner at 515 on vacation is quite early, especially on a port day I would think. I wonder if its the same on Seaview, I cant recall what time we ate last summer on her but I dont recall it being too out of the norm for us.. Certainly wont ruin the cruise for us..I guess I just feel early and late work because usually people prefer one or the other.
  5. Noooo..Im looking for mid August, right where it cuts off:( March is so late.. Anyone know when Frontier might release?
  6. Wow, so even worse!? So if it says we will be told our dining time on board, even though it says early, it can be between 515 and 715? This is so bizarre! Hard to book things before boarding if you dont know if dinner is at 515 or 715..
  7. This is a big difference, we are early, and like early, but prefer 6 to 530, which seems too early, even for us. Can you request Seashore so that its 6pm?
  8. Agreed! We were on the easy pkg, I dont really drink wine, but I enjoyed the Borgo Dolce!
  9. We did not have to "rush" off so Im not quite sure, but I think it was pretty early..we went through customs very quickly, then waited in line outside to get a taxi. Airport was about 20 minutes:)
  10. We used it on the Seaview, paid $100 before the cruise, for $180 value I believe. The way it worked for us was I "put" it on my card which gave us $180 "credit" to use, which we used on bowling, cinema, and F1..it basically just "charged" my card. I would use my card to "pay" for, say, F1 rides for the 6 of us, and they would just use my card, slowly depleting the $180 credit that I started with. Hope this makes sense..
  11. How is the beach here? I havent found too much info on this, but it sounds up our alley! Low key inexpensive day at the beach by the port with a couple drinks and sand for the kids. We wont be the only ones from the ship right? Id like to be at least around other tourists since we'll be on our own.. Will we "find" it by just walking from the port/follow crowd/signs? Thank you!
  12. Oh so I can buy at BUF airport, perfect?! Yes, it would just be a couple bottles of wine to carry on..sparkling is ok right? Also, do we literally just "carry" it on the plane/cruise in whatever bag we purchase it in? Thx
  13. Can you buy alcohol at BUF before a flight?
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