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  1. Anna, When you exit the luggage tent, you turn right and walk about 600 feet. The ride shares pick up on the curb behind the taxi's. near a blue sign that says berth 92. There were signs and cruise personnel who were directing where to go for ride shares
  2. I just want to report back on my Uber experience from LAX to San Pedro on 2/14/2020. Despite all the doom and gloom news I've read about here on the forum, my experience using Uber from LAX to a San Pedro Hotel was easy, efficient and inexpensive. I'd use Uber again at LAX. If you are an experienced uber user (as I am) there are some different procedures at LAX, so note the differences. If you are new to UBER, here's information that might help you decide to use Uber rather pay more for a taxi. First, I landed at Terminal 1, so after exiting terminal one with my luggage, I turned l
  3. I also recommend staying near the Piazzale di Roma for convenience. We stayed at the Hotel Olimpia and recommend it.
  4. Pre-cruise, We stayed at the Hotel Hera and recommend it. The Rick Steves tours all stay here. Great location within a short walking distance to the Acropolis entrances and to the Plaka. We booked a transfer with Welcome Pickups to take us from the hotel to the port dock. We also booked Welcome pickups to pick us up at the Athens airport to take us to the hotel. We'd use them again. After the cruise, we booked a private tour/transfer service with Michael's Tours to pick us with our luggage from the ship around 830 am. We did a day trip to Corinth before the service dropped us off
  5. 25-35 minutes or longer depending on how fast you walk and how hot it is and how much donkey dung you need to avoid. When we were there, another couple from our ship, decided to walk down at the same time we got in line, and maybe they beat us to the bottom by 10-15 minutes, but we were both on the same tender back to the ship.
  6. The first quote in Sippican's post is mine, so I won't repeat my experience on what we did. But a couple of notes, most tours leave mid- morning (10-11) from Paihia, which gives you ample time to take the ship tender's to the dock and then the free shuttle bus to Paihaia. The tour got back around 3 pm, so that gave us about an hour to walk around the town before catching the shuttle bus back to the tender dock. Because of that schedule we didn't have ample time to visit the Waiting treaty grounds nor did we feel like paying the AUD$50 admission price.
  7. We booked a 4-6 hour private tour with Vicky of Santorini Skyline travel and she customized the tour to what we wanted to see. We told. her we didn't want to stop at the winery. You will have to take the tender from the ship to the dock below Fira and then the cable car to the top of Fira. We arranged to meet Vicky at 9am. So we were on the first or second tender from the ship (for the DIY passengers) Vicky's tour company met us outside the cable car terminal with a sign and walked us over to where the car was parked. She took us first to Oia to avoid the crowds,
  8. We used an Uber from White Bay to the CBD. no problems at all. Cost us AUD$20 to our Hyde Park area hotel. We also used Uber from the airport to our hotel in Darling Harbor and then from our Hyde Park hotel back to the airport. No problems. I can't say if it's the best choice, but it was a good choice for us.
  9. Please let us know how it went. I am also considering this Day pass for February. How did you get there? How much did cost? What was provided? Details please. Thanks!!!!
  10. We did the Jacobite Dinner package in August and recommend it. Pricey but a great experience. The price also varies depending on which section you want to sit in for the show. We were in Section 13, on the side in the middle about 10 rows up . Wherever you sit will be a great view. For our Saturday 7:15 performance, we met at 4 pm at the entrance of the esplanade (yes, you have to walk up to it). You are given a wrist band. From there you are escorted (walk) up to the top of the castle to the Queen Anne room where the dinner is, and that is a steep walk. (They may have had a golf cart fo
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