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On 12/21/2019 at 12:37 PM, Schnuggums2 said:

I did the train in the other direction returning from the cruise 2 years ago and do not recall having any difficulty handling my suitcase on board. There was a place to leave it. It is however meant to be a commuter train in that direction mostly and it’s not large, old and a bit rickety. I found it very nice and had an historical feel to the ‘adventure’. There will be taxis at the end. There are shops, mostly for trinkets and the abundant ‘Panama’ hats, small cafes right near the ship. There is a Radisson hotel where I stayed for two nights and would be your best bet for air con comfort for hours. I was advised well not to walk Colon alone past certain areas. You’ll know them when you see them and feel them. 

Thanks very much for the tips!

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On 11/2/2019 at 10:40 AM, Jetlagged787 said:

After a bitterly disappointing experience with MSC earlier this year, we decided to give Pullmantur a try with a one-night cruise before booking anything longer. We sailed on Zenith from Lisbon to Vigo as she made her way to the Baltic and left reluctantly, wishing we could carry on further North. This was despite the sea being rough enough for the entertainment to be cancelled. 

 

Consequently, we have since booked on Horizon from Athens to Venice and Trieste with stops in Croatia. Don't expect all the glitz and glamour of the larger lines and you'll be fine. 

 

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We are booked on the horizon for October 11 for a B2B ending in Trieste. this will be our first cruise with Pullmantur.

 

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1 minute ago, osuzanna said:

 

 

 

 

We are booked on the horizon for October 11 for a B2B ending in Trieste. this will be our first cruise with Pullmantur.

 

 

We're doing Athens to Triste in June so if there is anything in particular that you want to know, I'll be happy to check it out for you. 

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Hi,

 

I sailed on the Horizon out of Trieste, Italy in the summer. I'm from Miami - just to give you reference. Our expectations were VERY LOW so we were very pleasantly surprised.  I've cruised RCCL, NCL, and Carnival. I thought the Pullmantaur cruise was just fine.

 

No, you will not have the water slides, etc., however, we used it as transportation from port to port - more of  a hotel, than as a cruise experience.  You probably won't find seating on sea days, but we plopped ourselves at the pool bar and people watched. Very entertaining! We didn't go to any of the shows. Instead we stayed in the casino. They have a great little band. It was fine. We sang karaoke and drank the night away in anticipation of our next port/destination. 

 

The service was excellent throughout the ship. The waiters in the casino would bring our drinks before we ordered. They knew our names and our preferences. The wine was already on the table in the MDR when we sat. 

 

The rooms are huge by today's standards. So that was a plus. 

 

I do have to say that the food and service in the MDR was excellent. We traveled with vegans and they made every effort to accommodate them - and surpassed their expectations. 

 

I would definitely cruise with them again. 

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