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Oceania Shuttles List

 

Please feel free to copy and paste the list, and add updates or corrections directly to it.

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Free shuttle buses are generally offered when:

The ship is docked a long walk from the main thoroughfare

Taxis and or public transportation are not easily accessible from the port. .

The port is industrial and not pedestrian-friendly.

The decision on whether free buses will be offered will be based on the port used and will be made closer to or during the sailing

Once on board, a list of ports that will offer a complimentary shuttle into town will be provided / shown in daily Currents

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Abidjan, Ivory Coast.....Shuttle to city business centre (post 647) ... April 2023

Acapulco (Mex)............20 min walk to market, lots tours/taxis outside gates -... 04/2023

Acajutla, El Salv...........Free shuttle to Botanical Gardns half hourly -  April 2023

Adelaide Aus...............Tram right at port goes to centre city, no shuttle ...Dec 2019

Agios Nikolaos ............Don't need a shuttle as dock near town centre ......update 2020

Airlie Beach (Aust.) .....Tender, then $5AUD pp each way shuttle

Akaroa NZ ...................Tender of centre of town. ...... Dec 2019

Alanya (Turkey) ...........Taxis take you to the top of the hill . . update 2020

Albany West Aus .........Shuttle to town centre ...........Dec 2019

Alesund Norway............Dock at town so no shuttle

Alexandria ....................Shuttle to city square

Alicante Sp ...................free shuttle .............update 2022

Amalfi .......................... No need for shuttle

Antigua..........................dock in town ..no shuttle

Antofagasta ................. Free shuttle to town

Antwerp ....................... Dock in town - no shuttle needed ... Aug 2017

Aqaba ...........................Shuttle

Arica, Chile....................Shuttle out of port, town opposite port...April 2023

Arrecife (Canary Is.)......free shuttle .............................per Currents 2014

Ashdod Israel .............. Shuttle to Sea Mall ... April/June  2022

Astor (Oregan) .............Shuttle to town - the trolley bus to 39th St for $1 is fun 07/2023

Athens (Piraeus)...........Shuttle to outside port area in Piraeus - need tour to Athens (2022)

Bangkok .......................Free shuttle to town

Banjul, The Gambia......Shuttle to Royal Albert Market, #647 recommend tour...04/2023

Bar Harbor ....................Dock at town so no shuttle

Barcelona .....................O ships often dock at World Trade Center (Moll de Barcelona). Private company often offers free or paid shuttle from WTC & other terminals to near Drassanes Metro 

Basseterre, St. Kitts .....Dock at town so no shuttle

Belfast ..........................Free shuttle to town (near City Hall)

Bermuda (Hamilton)......dock in town .no shuttle

Bermuda (St George)....dock in town

Bermuda (Kings Wharf) shopping area  

Bilbao ...........................Free shuttles reported Apr/May 2023 from Getxo port to Bio's Plaza del Museo near Guggenheim OR Fine Arts Museum near Old Town

Bordeaux (city) .............Dock on river, no shuttle, tram close.  April 2023

Bordeaux (Le Verdon) ..If ship making technical stop only, need shore excursion in area ending in Bordeaux to leave ship..Some itineraries offer shuttle to nearby Soulac sur Mer. Stop is due to tides.

Brisbane (Aus) ..............Free shuttle to town

Bozcaada, Turkey..........Short tender to small city, no shuttle needed .... April 2022

Broome (Australia).........Free shuttle to town

Bruges (Zeebruge) ........Free shuttle to port gates ... August 2017. see  #670 May 2023 

Burnie Tas Aus...............Shuttle to Makers Workshop (meet tours etc) & to town - 2020

Buenos Aires .................Free shuttle to town / Plaza Hotel .......... update 2020

Busan, South Korea.......Free shuttle all day.....April 2023

Cabo Frio, Brazil............Tender, walk to town ......April 2023

Cadiz .............................Dock at town no shuttle. Need train/transport to Seville 05/2023

Cairns Aus .....................Dock at town so no shuttle

Callao (Lima) ................ Free shuttle to town

Canary Islands ..............Shuttle to terminal then walk ...update 2020 (Tenerife? unreported). Also see Arrecife

Capetown......................NO shuttle - walk or  cab. (E berth, Terminal, Duncan Rd  01/2019

Cartegena Columbia.....shuttle to port gates/handicraft  village

Casablanca ..................Free shuttle to town

Castries, St Lucia .........Dock at town so no shuttle

Chania (Hania), Crete (Greece)....shuttle to city center April 2022

Civitavecchia (for Rome)...Free shuttle to Civitavecchia

Cobh.............................Dock at town so no shuttle

Colombo ......................Free from ship to Port Gate 1. (local taxis available there) Jan 2019

Concarneau .................Dock at town so no shuttle

Copenhagen ................Free shuttle to town – but reports of it being difficult see #301

Coquimbo ....................Free shuttle to a hotel in town...updated April 2023

Corfu ............................Free shuttle to town

Corner Brook ...............Dock at town so no shuttle

Cotonou, Benin............Shuttle to town April 2023

Crete............................Shuttle ....Update 2020 ...Oceania stops in several places in Crete; see Chania

Daka, Senegal.............Shuttle to Independence Square......April 2023

Dar es Salaam.............Free shuttle from pier to Hyatt Regency in City Center.   Long walk from ship to exit gate.  There are several gates which may be confusing. Very busy working port  (Jan 2019)

Darwin Aus .................Free shuttle to town

Dubai ..........................Free shuttle from the port to the Dubai Mall

Dublin .........................No shuttle provided (June 2023)

Dubrovnik ...................Free shuttle to town

Dunedin NZ ................Free shuttle to town

East London, SA ........Free shuttle from pier to the Hemingsway Mall (Jan 2019)

Edinburgh (Leith) .......No shuttle - Closest port to town but still a distance to city centre.

Edinburgh  (Newhaven)...Free shuttle from pier to Leith terminal see #701- July 2023

Eden Aus ...................Tender then shuttle but only short walk

Ensenada Mexico.......20 min. walk into townwith wheelchair, shuttle $4  April 2023.

Ephesus (see Kusadasi) .....Quite a drive from Kusadasi - need a tour ..update 2023

Esmeraldas .................Shuttle to  Playa de las Palmas (docked or tender) Mar 2019

Exmouth (Aus) ............Free shuttle to town

Flam Norway................No shuttle needed - dock in town July 2018

Forteleza, Brazil...........Shuttle to downtown hotel opposite beautiful beach....April 2023

Fremantle/Perth ..........unsure, nearby ferry dock, train station very close to dock..... update Dec 2019

Gdansk (Gydnia).........Shuttle to Gydnia but Gdansk required excur/transport (date unknown, but old)

Geiranger ....................No shuttle needed - Dock at town 

Geraldton West Aus ...Shuttle .................Update Dec 2019

Gijon SP .....................Shuttle to Rodriquez San Pedro ("Las Letronas"), then 5m walk to old town

Gisbourne NZ .............Free shuttle to town but short walk

Gothenburg ...............Free Shuttle to Gustave Adolf Square.......September 2023

Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas) - tender to island. No shuttle needed. 

Greenock ...................No shuttle needed - Dock at town  (15-20 minute walk to train to Glasgow)

Haifa ..........................shuttle to port entrance only (April 2022) 

Halifax ........................No shuttle needed - Dock at town 

Halifax pier 31  shuttle  to Pier 22 pavillion  April 2019

Hamburg ....................Shuttle provided by Port to City Hall ....Aug 2017
Harvest Caye..............ferry to mainland *not* operating for independents when there Mar 2019

Havana, Cuba ............Dock in city. walk off on main street.... April 2017.

Helsinki .....................Free shuttle to reach Market Square  September 2023

Hiroshima....................Free shuttle all day......updated July 2023

Hobart (aus) ...............Dock at town so no shuttle ... Sep 2017

Holyhead ....................Free shuttle to town (really to end of dock) ... Aug 2017

Hososhima..................Free shuttle all day.....April 2023

Imzir (turkey)...............Shuttle to town .......July 2023

Invergordon ................Dock at town so no shuttle .... August 2017

Kirkwall (Orkney Is)....Shuttle to visitors centre Castle St .... update July 2023

Killybegs, Ireland......Dock at town no shuttle August 2023

Kobe (japan) ..............Shuttle to town July 2023

Koper .........................Dock at town so no shuttle

Kotor ..........................Dock at town so no shuttle

Kristiansand ...............Walking distance to town ...(South coast Norway)  August 2017

Kristiansund................No shuttle - dock in town (West coast of Norway) July 2018

Kusadasi (for Ephesus) - no shuttle, shopping available nearby in city. April 2022

Kyoto/Kobe..................Free shuttle all day......April 2023

La Coruna ...................Dock at town so no shuttle

Langkawi......................Free shuttle  from pier to Cenang Duty free Mall Jan 2019

La Rochelle .................Free shuttle to town

Le Havre (for Paris)......Free shuttle to city center (Le Havre)... September 2023

Le Verdon ....................Free shuttle to town (Soulac Sur Mer) sometimes offered. Take excursion if not. Also see Bordeaux above

Lerwick, Shetland Is...Dock Mair's Pier, free shuttle to town near Tourist Ctr/Victoria Pier. Aug 2023

Lima  ...........................Free shuttle to Marriott at Larcomar (Miraflores area) 03/2019

Lisbon .........................Free shuttle reported for some cruises; none for others.  Dock below Alfama near transportation/walk opportunities (updated Apr 2022)

Liverpool ......................Dock at town so no shuttle ... August 2017

Livorno (for Florence).. Free shuttle to town but need transport if going to Florence

Londonderry Nth Ire ...No shuttle provided (June 2023)

Luderitz, Namibia.....No shuttle needed - town an easy walk.......April 2023

Male, Maldives.........tender port.... guides waiting + tours there. Walk in town Jan 2019

Mahe, Seychelles.....no shuttle . Jan 2019

Malaga ....................Shuttle ..............update 2022

Manta Ecuador .......Shuttle to main square (longish walk); drops at port gate Mar 2019

Manzanillo Mexico...Long walk to shuttle bus cost $3 (see post 647) April 2023

Maputo ...................Free shuttle from pier to City Center (feima market) Jan 2019

Marcello, Brazil.......Shuttle ->town, shopping, need taxi for interesting places .. 2023

Marseille ................Free shuttle to town (Fort Saint John)

Melbourne Vic Aus ...Tram 109 is 5-10 min walk from port, buy ticket at convenience store, no shuttle.       Trams within City Centre free, no shuttle ...... update Dec 2019

Messina (Italy) - ship docks at City Center; no shuttle needed. 
Miami ......................... Free shuttle to Bayside Marketplace (*not* on embarkation day)  Mar 2019 

Mindelo, Cape Verde Shuttle to Marina Mindelo (downtown.....April 2023

Mitilini..........................This is tender port near town centre....... update 2020

Monte Carlo ............... Dock at town so no shuttle

Murmansk .................. Need to book a tour either O or private for visa

Muscat ........................Free shuttle to the Souk

Mykonos.......................No shuttle needed, dock in town ...update 2020

Naha (Japan) ..............Free shuttle to town .........July 2023

Napier NZ....................Shuttle to ISite info centre on Marine Parade .... update Dec 2019

Nassau, Bahamas ......dock in town

Natal, Brazil ................Shuttle to building with some shops -taxis - NB security see post 647.. Apr 2023.

New York .....................no shuttle (Manhattan cruise terminal) Mar 2019

Newcastle ....................Free shuttle to nearest metro station (limited timing)

Nosy be, Madagascar...Free shuttle  (tender port) from pier to Town Market Jan 2019

Okinawa (Japan) ..........Free shuttle to town ....... July 2023

Oporto (Porto)...............Free shuttle to Parque de Alfandega (riverfront transport parking lot) Apr 2023. Walk left as face water about 10 minutes to get to Ribeira/bridge

Oslo .............................Dock in town so no shuttle .... Aug 2017

Paphos, Cyprus ......... ? no shuttle.  About 10 minutes walk to shops etc April 2022

Palma de Mallorca......Free shuttle to town (cathedral)

Paris - see Le Havre

Patmos........................Dock in town - no shuttle needed .... update 2020

Perth see Fremantle

Phillip Is Vic Aus.........long tender ride in, shuttle to beach /boardwalk, limited car hire/taxis....Dec 2019

Phuket, Thailand........no shuttle Jan 2019

Picton NZ ..................Dock at town so no shuttle

Piraeus (Port for Athens)...Shuttle to outside port in Piraeus, need tour to Athens (2022)

Pisco ....................... Free shuttle to town

Pointe Seraphine..... Walking distance (500 metres) or harbour water taxi to main area town..April 2023

Port Arthur Tas Aus . Tender in to PA Penal Settlement - (no real town so a guess) no shuttle needed updated 2022

Port Elizabeth, South Africa....Free shuttle from pier to the Boardwalk Jan 2019

Port Klang................... Shuttle to Bukit Tinggi Mall. Break from 11:45 - 1:30.  Jan 19

Port Stanley (Falklands) Dock visitors center - 10 min. walk through town.....April 2023

Porto - see Oporto

Portofino ................... No need for shuttle
Puerto Limon............. No shuttle, tours by the local taxis & shops on the pier, walk to town Mar 2019

Portland UK ...............Free shuttle to town

Praislin .............. ........No shuttle . Jan 2019

Puerto Arenas.............Shuttle to Handicraft Market....April 2023 

Puntarenas Costa Rica   no shuttle   ride only to port gates

Puerto Chacabuco......Tender then shuttle to get out of port...April 2023

Puerto Chiapas Mex....$10 RT shuttle or $60 RT for 45 min. drive to town (post 647)...April 2023

Puerto Limon...............No shuttle, tours by local taxis & shops on pier, walk to town.....March 2019

Puerto Montt Chile.......Tender to tours & taxis, suggest early tender (post 647) .. 2023

Punta del Este.............Tender docks right in centre of town........April 2023

Quetzal, Guatemala.....No shuttle, many tour operators, small souvenir shops... 2023

Recife, Brazil................Shuttle to terminal where many tours/taxis available....April 2023 

Reykjavik, Iceland........Shuttle to Harpa Conference Center, even on disembarkation day...July 2023

Rhodes ........................Dock in town. no shuttle - longish walk to port gates. .April 2022
Roatan ........................No shuttle, Oceania docks in Coxen Hole, many port shops etc Mar 2019; can also dock at Mahogany Bay resort port

Richards Bay............... Free shuttle from pier to Boardwalk Mall.  (Jan 2019)

Riga.............................?no shuttle; easy walk to HoHo bus/Rifleman Statue

Rio ...............................??  Free shuttle to town. Terminal with tours & taxis outside....update 2023

Rome ..........................(see Civitavecchia)

Ronne, Denmark........Free Shuttle to St. Nicolai Church.......September 2023

Rotterdam...................Free shuttle to Markethal, Rotterdam ....September 2023

Safaga ,Egypt .............Shuttle to downtown

Saint John NB .............Dock at town so no shuttle

Salalah, Oman ............shuttle to the Souk

Salaverry......................shuttle to Trujillo/or shuttle to port gate - private tours. Tours in Trujillo  Mar 2019

Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.....Walk off ship, tours & taxis at terminal....April 2023

San Antonio de Chile.....Shuttle out of port, then 10 min. walk to town (huge market) post 647 Apr 2023

San Sebastion de la Gomera ...........None needed ........ update 2020

Santa Cruz De Teneriffe ........Shuttle to terminal ....................update 2019

Santander SP docked along waterfront Almirante Quay near Botin Center Apr 2023, no shuttle needed 

Santiago de Compostela SP - see Vilagarcia
Santo Tomas, ...............no shuttle, tours in the terminal,  walk into town Mar 2019

Sao Tome & Principe....Tender, shuttle to main square, taxis available....Apr 2023

Santos ..........................Free shuttle to town -   San Paulo (1hour drive). ? 2017

Seward .........................Loop shuttle ARR station and around town - July 2023

Shimizu.........................Free shuttle all day......update July 2023

Skagan Denmark..........free shuttle to town July 2018

Singapore.....................no shuttle Jan 2019

Sorrento .......................Free shuttle to town

Split ..............................Dock at town so no shuttle

Stavanger ....................dock in town July 2018

Storoway, Scotland....Tender port. August 2023

St Barts ....................... tender to town..no shuttle

St. Lucia ..................... Castries: Dock at town so no shuttle.

Pointe Seraphine: ........walking (500 metres) or harbour water taxi to main area town.

St Malo ........................Dock at town so no shuttle

St Jean De Luz ...........Dock at town so no shuttle

St Petersburg ..............Need to book a tour - either O or private for required visa

Stockholm...................Free shuttle bus to Stromgatan.......September 2023

Sydney N.S. ................Dock at town so no shuttle

Sydney Cove/ Circular Quay Aus ......Free shuttle to Darling Harbour centre ..... 2018

Sydney White Bay (Aus) ...turnaround day .  no shuttles, taxis available ..... Dec 2019

Tallinn, Estonia..........Free shuttle to reach Mere Boulevard ...September 2023

Tauranga /Rotorua......Believe was shuttle to Tauranga city center; Rotorua requires excursion or transport ..............Dec 2019

Tokyo........................Free shuttle (July 2023)

Trapani, Sicily ..........No shuttle; docked very near downtown June 2022

Ushuaia....................Shuttle to town (also walkable) see post 647.............April 2023

Valencia .................. Free shuttle to town

Valletta .....................Dock below town. Take elevator return for €1-€2. April 2022

Venice ......................Free shuttle to town (may be outdated; ships not allowed in city May 2023, but may be possible to dock in nearby Fusina, Maghera now or soon?)

Vilagarcia (port for Santiago de Compostela) Port authority provided free shuttle Apr 2023 to tourist info center downtown at O Cavadelo (closed at 9 AM). Local buses & cab stand nearby but not much open/few people around. I took cab to train, train to Santiago, walked back to shuttle, shuttle to ship.

Walvis Bay, Namibia..Shuttle to Dune Mall (shopping).......April 2023

Warnemunde, Germany.....Short walk to town & train for Rostock  & Berlin September 2023

Wellington NZ..............Free shuttle to several places city centre ...... Dec 2019

Zakynthos, Greece .....Tender port, no shuttle, smallish island. Walk to small town - 2022

Zanzibar.......................Free shuttle from pier to Kelele Square (Jan 2019)

Zeebruge (for Bruges)..Shuttle to port gates ... Aug 2017

Zihuatanejo.Mexico......Easy walk off pier & you are in town...............April 2023

 

Updates in bold Aug-Sept 2023

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On 9/27/2023 at 9:19 AM, Tyskie said:

re:  Oceania Shuttle List Update

Just off the Riveria ( Sept 2-14, 2023)  Updates are in bold.  All info was from the daily Currents.  We used a few of the free shuttles.

Added a few more from our August Riviera cruise and kept your Sept and our Aug updates in bold.

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Quebec City - Insignia offered a shuttle from the dock into town.  I think it depends on where you are docked though.  Our dock in the commercial port area was two km away from the city center.  The huge Jewel of the Sea was docked just below the city center.

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Ketchikan Alaska

 

Comp shuttle provided.

 

Port is way out of town.

 

Nothing there except a large old factory type building with vendors and restrooms. Ship shorex gather there. Must walk through bldg. to get to shuttle.

 

Regatta Sept 2023

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On 10/12/2023 at 8:59 AM, FetaCheese said:

Ketchikan Alaska

 

Comp shuttle provided.

 

Port is way out of town.

 

Nothing there except a large old factory type building with vendors and restrooms. Ship shorex gather there. Must walk through bldg. to get to shuttle.

 

Regatta Sept 2023

I'd add that to the list.  I think that's a relatively new docking location for Ketchikan (for probably all ships).  When we were there before, on Oceania, we docked right in town and I'm pretty sure I just walked off the ship to go explore.  Oh well, those days are probably over.

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2 hours ago, IWantToLiveOverTheSea said:

I'd add that to the list.  I think that's a relatively new docking location for Ketchikan (for probably all ships).  When we were there before, on Oceania, we docked right in town and I'm pretty sure I just walked off the ship to go explore.  Oh well, those days are probably over.

Yes, the pier did appear to be new.  The pier was very nice, not so the building which I think was actually a warehouse/factory.  There was a railroad siding inside the building.

 

Another pax told me that NCLH had built the pier, and all 3 of its NCLH brand ships (O, NCL & Regent) dock there.  Not so nice to be so far out of town, especially for Regent pax, who pay luxury fares.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Just back from Riviera in Sept.  A few additions :

 

Kalundborg, Denmark : free shuttle to town at Torvet

Zeebrugge (for Bruges),  Belgium : in addition to the port shuttle that takes you to gate, Oceania also offers free shuttle to Blankenberge train station. Uber to Bruges old town cost around €50

Tilbury (for London), UK : free shuttle to Lakeside Shopping Centre. Bolt (cheaper than Uber) normal fare to London Oxford St. cost around £30-40

 

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For Saigon/HCMC yes there was a shuttle for us 2023 Feb on Nautica. Shuttle ran to the Union Square shopping mall near to the Opera House in the center of town. Union Square is also about to be the new home to a Mandarin Oriental Hotel, includes Hermes, Tiffany etc boutiques so not exactly the US suburban teenage hangout mall lol. The HoHo bus start/end with sidewalk-based ticket people is just down the street (directly across from the Opera House).

 

There were bus company minders at the site at most times to help coordinate. We ended up taking the shuttle in 3 times (there on parts of 3 days) but took HoHo around a few times and got off nearish the port one day, took shuttle back one day, and found our way back on foot the third day.

 

Not sure what ship you'll be on - Nautica and I assume all R ships come up the river and dock close in to town. I assume that Marina, Riviera and Vista might be downriver in/near the sea but I don't actually know that. According to Google, we docked at/very near 10°46'02.8"N 106°42'28.4"E

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14 hours ago, babysteps said:

For Saigon/HCMC yes there was a shuttle for us 2023 Feb on Nautica. Shuttle ran to the Union Square shopping mall near to the Opera House in the center of town. Union Square is also about to be the new home to a Mandarin Oriental Hotel, includes Hermes, Tiffany etc boutiques so not exactly the US suburban teenage hangout mall lol. The HoHo bus start/end with sidewalk-based ticket people is just down the street (directly across from the Opera House).

 

There were bus company minders at the site at most times to help coordinate. We ended up taking the shuttle in 3 times (there on parts of 3 days) but took HoHo around a few times and got off nearish the port one day, took shuttle back one day, and found our way back on foot the third day.

 

Not sure what ship you'll be on - Nautica and I assume all R ships come up the river and dock close in to town. I assume that Marina, Riviera and Vista might be downriver in/near the sea but I don't actually know that. According to Google, we docked at/very near 10°46'02.8"N 106°42'28.4"E

Thank you very much for that, as we'll be there on Riviera in February.  I was hoping for a shuttle to the area near the Opera House.  I don't know where we'll dock, as we're on a larger ship than you were, but one person on a Roll Call for a call after ours on Riviera, plus a well-known vendor in HCMC have said things that indicate it might be where a smaller O ship docked earlier this year (Hiep Phuoc Industrial Park in Nha Be District of HCMC)..  I'm not sure if that was Nautica, but in any case, I'm hopeful that we won't be way out like the ships even larger than O's seem to be assigned.  

 

Thanks for GPS coordinates.  I'll take a look. 

 

I was curious if you remember about how much time it took for the shuttle to reach the drop point - half hour?  45 minutes?

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14 minutes ago, IWantToLiveOverTheSea said:

Thank you very much for that, as we'll be there on Riviera in February.  I was hoping for a shuttle to the area near the Opera House.  I don't know where we'll dock, as we're on a larger ship than you were, but one person on a Roll Call for a call after ours on Riviera, plus a well-known vendor in HCMC have said things that indicate it might be where a smaller O ship docked earlier this year (Hiep Phuoc Industrial Park in Nha Be District of HCMC)..  I'm not sure if that was Nautica, but in any case, I'm hopeful that we won't be way out like the ships even larger than O's seem to be assigned.  

 

Thanks for GPS coordinates.  I'll take a look. 

 

I was curious if you remember about how much time it took for the shuttle to reach the drop point - half hour?  45 minutes?

Oh never mind that last question about the time.  If we'll be at Hiep Phuoc Industrial Park on Riviera as some people anticipate, it's a bit south of where you were. But at least it's not way down where the river and sea come together.  Google says it's a 32 minute drive to the Opera House.  But thanks again for shuttle and HoHo information.

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1 minute ago, IWantToLiveOverTheSea said:

Oh never mind that last question about the time.  If we'll be at Hiep Phuoc Industrial Park on Riviera as some people anticipate, it's a bit south of where you were. But at least it's not way down where the river and sea come together.  Google says it's a 32 minute drive to the Opera House.  But thanks again for shuttle and HoHo information. Too bad we're on a big O ship.  I prefer the smaller ones, but choose mostly by itinerary and this time it will be on a big boy. But it's all good.

 

 

 

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Bodrum Turkey.   City provides shuttle from port to the Bodrum Marina (castle) which is where the majority of the shops are.   You can also walk there for about 20 mins.   We walked back, passing through stores, restaurants, beaches, very easily done, paved road.

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On 11/9/2018 at 6:12 AM, newhopecruiser said:

Is there a shuttle in Monte Carlo?

You can walk just about everywhere.  Ship docks in town and there are shuttle boats (you pay a couple of EUR) over to the main part of town.  If you are going up to the "rock" - where the Palace is and where the Oceanographic museum is - you can take a bus.

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Does anyone know if there is a shuttle in Ishigaki or do we dock so close to the centre that there's no need for one? Visiting on Regetta October 2024. There's a very interesting article about it in the Cunarder magazine and I'm thinking we won't need a tour here. 

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Dear "T":

We were in Nha Trang on Insignia in June 2023.  The dock is close to town and there was as a free shuttle from Oceania.  We took a taxi from the port to the Po Nagar Tower and Temple Complex.  It was a  wonderful experience with several artisans on site and quite areas for contemplation as well as the Temples..  We then took a taxi to the National Public Market and walked along a very attractive beach promenade in downtown. The people were friendly, and everyone was happy to accept U.S. dollars including for admissions at Po Nagar.  It was a very enjoyable half day.  It was very hot!

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Victoria, B.C. Canada -- No O Shuttle.

 

There was a shuttle bus available to center, C$8. pp. Not sure if it was one way or R/T.

 

Was disappointed, because I  thought O should have arranged for its pax to use that shuttle by either chartering or providing vouchers, especially since O advertises shuttles in many ports.

 

Was a most pleasant day, and we enjoyed the approximately 30 minute walk back to ship, through neighborhoods. 

 

Would recommend the Empress Hotel Tea shorex, really exquisite, which included a guided coach tour around city, prior to hotel drop-off.  One could take coach back to ship if desired.

 

  

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Bozcaada is a small place.  As I noted on the list of ports/cities above (post # 728?),no shuttle is needed in Bozcaada.  (The idea behind this post long ago was to report what people experienced, not ask about specific ports.)  So if your cruise goes to other places in Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, etc. you may find answers for other places. (But I just looked, and Limmasol isn't one of them!)  Bozcaada is a small place with cute, small living area but no cruise dock, so you'll tender there.  But I forget what place we were tendered to...maybe near a fort?

 

As for Limassol (did I answer YOU on a FB post, or someone else?!) I don't know about shuttles.  Our itinerary called for Paphos, which has ancient ruins, beaches, etc.  

 

The screenshot below is from my photo gallery showing our day before and after Bozcaada. 

 

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We will have 2 days in Saigon/HCMC on the Riviera starting 2/18/24 and 2 days in Saigon/HCMC on the Riviera starting 4/25/24.  (We fly home between for a month.)   

Where will we dock?

Will there be an Oceania shuttle from the dock to the city?

thanks,

Marsha

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