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  1. Yes, you can, but as you're all inclusive, I'd just get a drink from one of the bars to take to your cabin. That's what we always do.
  2. Sorry for the delay in replying. We didn't pre-book the train or get an express service. We just went to the station and got the next available train. However, if you need to get there for a certain time, it could be worth prebooking. The express service is more expensive, but again, if you need to get there for a certain time it could be worth It. It's your day, so it's up to you how you plan it. As suekay has said, most train strikes are announced in advance and ate quite uncommon. Lighting strikes are rare. I've used the train service in italy 7 times and never had a problem. In fact, personally I find the trains in italy more reliable than in the UK. Hope that helps.
  3. In ajaccio, you can just walk off the ship, as it docks right in the centre of town. Napoleon's house is about 10 minutes walk away down the road by the sea. There are bars and cafes by the roadside. In civitaveccia, if you're confident juat get the shuttle buses to the station then get tje train. It's much cheaper and gives you more freedom. Any questions, please ask. Sent from my G3311 using Tapatalk
  4. No need to apologize. We all feel unsure about things. Sent from my G3311 using Tapatalk
  5. It depends on if it's short or medium haul or long haul. If it's long haul, a meal is included. If it's short haul, you can buy snacks and drinks on the plane. It's the same as if you were flying somewhere to stay in a hotel. Hope that helps. Sent from my G3311 using Tapatalk
  6. We were on d2 in the school holidays 2 years ago. There were quite a lot of kids on board, but they never bothered us. To be honest, we didn't see much of them. Like you, we tend to eat late. There were kids in the main dining room, but mainly older ones, so probably won't be there when you are and they never caused any problems. On the rest of the ship, there are a lot of places to go other than the main pool, where the kids are. I often cruise in the school holidays and i've never have bothered by the kids there. Most of them are well-behaved and, like i say, it's fairly easy to go to quieter places on board. Sent from my G3311 using Tapatalk
  7. Hi. We're going to be visiting bar in Montenegro in August and I was wondering what was best to do in that port. I've read about an old town, but was wondering about the best way to get there or if there was plenty to see near where the ship docks. We're not bothered about going further afield if we can help it. Thanks. Claire Sent from my G3311 using Tapatalk
  8. I would suggest getting the port shuttle bus to Las ramblas, then a taxi, as taxis from the port itself are more expensive. You might also want to bear in mind that it's a long walk from sagrada familia to place catalunya about 30 minutes, so it might be worth using public transport or a taxi. Sent from my G3311 using Tapatalk
  9. When I was there last year, we got a free shuttle bus to the port entrance, then a tram into Porto. Porto itself is really easy to walk round and is a lovely place to visit. We walked down to the river and sat and had a drink and a bite to eat Sent from my G3311 using Tapatalk
  10. Thanks for that advice. I'm going again this year, so that's worth bearing in mind. I was obviously very lucky then, as the train I got wasn't that busy at all. The train I got though was from ortense and was an express that didn't stop again until civitaveccia, so maybe that made a difference. Sent from my G3311 using Tapatalk
  11. As I said in a previous post, I personally prefer using the outer stations, as I find getting through termini very stressful. I've used the trains twice now. They're usually quite big and I've never found them that crowded or had a problem getting a seat. You might not be sat together, but it depends on how important that is to you. Sent from my G3311 using Tapatalk
  12. I've used the trains in Italy several times and never known them to be delayed. The last time I used it was two years ago though, so maybe things have changed. The hardest part to me has always been getting from the ship to the train station, as you need to use two buses. There are several stations in Rome, so there is usually one near most major attractions. All information about the train service including any strikes (they're usually planned in advance) is easily available online. You can also find train times online, so you can plan the train to get well in advance. I have an app on my phone which gives me train times and any known delays. The best advice I can give you is to allow plenty of time to get back. I usually plan to get a train back about 4pm, to allow me time to allow for potential delays, get from the station to the ship and relax a bit, before getting ready for the evening. I'm usually back on the ship about 5 to 5:30. Hope that helps. Sent from my G3311 using Tapatalk
  13. It really depends on what you're after. Most of the city based itineraries are more about sightseeing, while the Greek Islands one will probably be more relaxing. When you talk about having fun, you would probably find it beneficial to do a bit of research in the cruise line as well, as different lines have a different atmosphere and some can be more fun than others, depending on what you enjoy doing. Sent from my G3311 using Tapatalk
  14. Those train times should allow you plenty of time. You can also get a bus from the train station to the port gate, which is usually really reliable and a lot easier than walking. I personally prefer using the outer stations, as it can take a long time to get through termini, but if you feel better doing that to avoid the crowds, then that's up to you. I've never had a problem getting a seat, but I might just have been lucky. Sent from my G3311 using Tapatalk
  15. I visited the colliseum indendently 2 years ago. We hadn't booked a tour and just walked round on our own, but it was a Bank Holiday and we had to wait nearly 1.5 hours to get in. The queue for those who'd paid in advance was next to us and as far as I could see, they weren't much better off, as they still had to go through security checks and it was a bank holiday, so really busy. Sent from my G3311 using Tapatalk
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