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    Gibraltar in 5 hours?

    A Great Top Of The Rock Tour By Neil's Cab & Tour notnilc@gibtelecom.net 3-505-400-3022 Neil picked up on time at the port building of Gibraltar and we proceeded to have one of the best tours of the Rock of Gibraltar you could ever ask for. Neil's knowledge of the history of the rock and the surrounding areas was outstanding. He first took us around the backside of the rock and explained the different rock formations and its vegetation. Then he took us up to the top of the rock so that we could view the surrounding areas and the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Along the way we encountered a group of monkeys who live on the rock. He knew some of them by name and called to them to come over to the vehicle. We were able to see them up close without leaving the vehicle. We ended the tour by going through the main town square. His background and knowledge of the area and his ability to explain it made the tour a wonderful experience. I highly recommend this tour.
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    Azamara Wine tours

    We will be sailing on Azamara Quest in late August. There are two excursions offered in the port of Bordeau, France. Both are to wineries. One is called Margaux Wine Tour, and the other is Vineyards of Sauternes & Graves. If anyone can share their thoughts on either or both of these excursions we would appreciate the input as we can only do one of them. Thank you.... Fred (Sea-FAB)
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    Azamara Wine tours

    We will be sailing on Azamara Quest in late August. There are two excursions offered in the port of Bordeau, France. Both are to wineries. One is called Margaux Wine Tour, and the other is Vineyards of Sauternes & Graves. If anyone can share their thoughts on either or both of these excursions we would appreciate the input as we can only do one of them. Thank you.... Fred (Sea-FAB)
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    considering purchasing travelscoot

    I, like others have problems distance walking & have ordered a scooter for travel. It is travel friendly & when folded is the size of a large travel bag (45 lbs) that is easy to wheel. My questions are: 1. Do I have to notify the cruise company (Azamara) that I will be traveling with it? 2. How to I (they) get the scooter on & off the ship when we dock? On the ports that we tender can I board the tended & take my scooter with me? Thanks for your help--I have done 11 cruises & this will be my first with a scooter. Thanks Fred (Sea-FAB)
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    Civitacchia Hotel

    Hotel San Georgio, Civitacchia, Italy---After a 22 hour flight, Hotel San Georgio was a welcome surprise, just a wonderful hotel overlooking the Mediterranean . It is a small hotel, with great staff, our room was good size.with marble bath. The hotel also has a wonderful restaurant with delightful Italian menu. Just an overall wonderful hotel.
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    Tangier Tour

    Nov.27 2011 we did a Tangier Private Five Hour tour of Tangier Morocco, in an air-conditioning minibus, we toured through Tangier’s zone of villas and palaces, ncluding the king's palace. Visit Cape Spartel where the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean meet. We then returned to Tangier an toured the Kasbah, the Medina, Gran Socco,Petit Socco,Old American Legation, the Mendoubia building and Gardens & market for shopping. Benami Tours ([EMAIL="info@benamitours.com"]info@benamitours.com[/EMAIL]) Mr. Aziz was wonderful & made our day in Tangier.
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    Hola! Barcelona Tours

    Nov. 26, 2011 we did a five hour tour to Montserrat from our ship docked in Barcelona. Our tour guide was Patrick from Barcelona Tour Guides. It was the second time I had been on a tour with Barcelona Tour Guides ( [URL="http://www.barcelonatourguides.com/"]www.barcelonatourguides.com[/URL]) & again the tour was outstanding. We started with a drive through Barcelona, when a scenic drive to Montserrat and visited the Banta Maria Benedictine Basilica, and its grounds, the chamber of the Black Madonna all narrated wonderfully by Patrick. Again, just like the first time, a wonderful tour by Barcelona Tour Guides .
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    TV--Fox News only!!!

    FOX NEWS Just got back from a Holland America, 28 day Baltic cruise---First 2 days got CNN & Fox news--26 days FOX News only. Also have had the same problem on Princess, NCL & RCCL. Why do ships only get FOX News? I can not imagine that Fox News is the only one that has the satellite power because this has happened to us on cruises all over the world. Help!!!! Fred--SeaFAB :cool:
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    Cruise TV-Fox News

    FOX NEWS Just got back from a Holland America, 28 day Baltic cruise---First 2 days got CNN & Fox news--26 days FOX News :eek: only. Also have had the same problem on Princess, NCL & RCCL. Why do ships only get FOX News? I can not imagine that Fox News is the only one that has the satellite power because this has happened to us on cruises all over the world. Help!!!! Fred--SeaFAB :cool:
  10. Tours of the Realm,--Jane Martin---5/31/2011 We had a wonderful tour today (5/31/2011) from the port of Dover,UK called Tours of the Realm ([URL="http://www.toursoftherealm.com/"]www.toursoftherealm.com[/URL]) The tour took us from Dover to wonderful picturesque countryside towns like Leeds, Dixter, Canterbury, Sandwich & The White Cliffs of Dover. Jane Martin our guide, knew the history of the area & regailed us with many local stories witch made our Tour of the Realm a five star day.
  11. Busybus--Peter Rosenfeld---5/28-2011 We had a wonderful tour today (5/28/2011) from the port of Liverpool,UK called North Wales Adventure with Busybus Tours. ([URL="http://www.busybus.co.uk)./"]www.busybus.co.uk).[/URL] The tour took us from Liverpool to wonderful towns like Conway, Colwyn Bay, Betws-Y-Coed (Capital of Wales), Snowdonia National Park with its breath-taking mountains,lakes & valleys with many photo stops as we drove along this "off the beat path" lane. Then to wonderful Chester. Peter our guide, knew the history of the area & regailed us with many local stories witch made our North Wales tour a five star day.
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    "E-Z-Check" for puggage

    Yes, we plan to take a small overnight carry-on bag for our overnoght stay in Amsterdam. As for U.S. customs, we used E-Z- Check on our last trans-Atlantic cruise from Rome to Ft. Lauderdale & we never saw our luggage at our first U.S port--Ft Lauderdale. What was most interesting:rolleyes:--the luggage tags that they gave us onboard ship said Ft Lauderdale-Dallas only, not Ft. Lauderdael-Dallas-Palm Springs:cool:. I call to say we had the wrong luggage tags they said "Don't worry Dallas is your first stop, the bar code has Palm Springs":confused:. And sure enough got to Palm Springs & the bags came in with all the other passengers luggage:D. As for luggage fees, we are in first class-no fees. Fred Sea-FAB
  13. On our last Princess cruise we did "E-Z Check" ($20.00 per bag)for our luggage. That is, the last night of the cruise you put your luggage outside your cabin & the next time you see it is at your final airport baggage area. On this trip we are planning to stay in Amsterdam one night & fly out the next morning. First, does Holland America & Oceaia offer E-Z Check & can you use E-Z check if you are doing a one night stop before flying home? Fred Sea-FAB
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    Nice but reasonable hotel in Venice??

    First, sorry for your loss. We just returned from Venice & stayed at the wonderful Hotel dell'Opera [URL="http://www.hoteldelloperavenice.com"]www.hoteldelloperavenice.com[/URL] . It is a small (16 rooms) boutique hotel, wonderful rooms, modern updated bathrooms, elevator & full breakfast. The hotel staff are wonderful & all requests where handeled with a smile. As others have said--because you will have luggage--take a water taxi from the airport (walk out front of the airport, on left side-follow the marked sidewalk to the water taxis). The water taxi will drop you at the front door of the hotel & handle all your luggage. The hotel is close to St. Marks & near the opera house. When you leave the hotel, the hotel can arange to have a water taxi take you & you luggage to the ship. Just steps from the hotel there are wonderful places to have dinner, some with outdoor cafes seating that face the front of the opera house, so you can watch people going to the opera while you eat dinner. The Hotel dell' Opera is a wonderful hotel, great location at a very reasionable price. Fred Sea-FAB
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    Italy-Train Travel

    Italy--Trains--Before our Marina "O" cruise, we will be doing a pre-cruise 4 day visit to Florence, Italy, then taking a train to Civitavecchia, with a change of trains in Rome. My question: Never having traveled by train in Italy, are their people (porters) to help with luggage at the train stations in Italy? Also, at the train station at Civitavecchia are taxis available? Fred Sea-FAB
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