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Rome is a great weekend away or a wonderfully busy day from a cruise ship stopping at Civitavecchia. The train in is quite easy but we cannot stress enough two things, one, you MUST VALIDATE your purchased train ticket before getting on the train. Secondly, give yourself time to get back. I guess there is a third tip which...
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It is normal to arrive around 8am and re-board by 1630hrs from a ship. https://youtu.be/nPUPNxVMClo Cartagena is located in the Region of Murcia and is very often on a Mediterranean cruise. It is an important Naval Port as well as the gateway to Murcia. It has been inhabited for two millennium, and the town was know as Mastia and was one of...
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Big West End Shows, and West End stars are the 'meat' and 'loaf' of cruise ships, which is our interest. This show, or an adaptation, will work on cruise ships very easily. On board the big night at the theatre is just along from your cabin, after a silver service dinner in a fine restaurant. Classic cruise ship...... Ships...
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Whilst many cruisers rush off to Morrisons supermarket or the very British High Street which claims to be cheap, there are many tours and the Beverly Hills of this coast, Sotogrande is not far. If you go for a stroll, what will have you transfixed for a while, is the glass blowing which is well worth a visit. It is...
Easy seen by public transport, Athens is a major city and tourist attraction, carry only what you need and watch for pickpockets. Their version of VAT or sales tax can add 25% to your purchases, if you want to try and claim that back carry your passport, get proper receipts and then look for signs showing shows that offer...
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Trains from here are easy. La Spezia is situated in Northern Italy between Genoa and Pisa. It is a commercial port with a modern terminal and one that is easy to explore from. It is straightforward to get the train to Pisa or Florence. Also, Cinque Terre is a very popular place to visit from La Spezia. It can't be...
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Estepona in the Costa del Sol, nearest airport and cruise terminal Gibraltar, next nearest (other direction) is Malaga. Cruises leaving Malaga, you could fly to Gibraltar and do our suggested, and drop the car off in Malaga and jump on the ship. Estepona has had huge investment and boasts a wonderful coastline bookended by a perfect little old town and...
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Marbella, Puerto Banus is the place to party. We went to see Status Quo @ Starlite Club in Costa Del Sol. It was a strange and sad night, but one hell of a concert. We have sailed and flown into Malaga and it is a very interesting port stop, and these other places are great to visit, like Mijas. Please remember...
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If you want to miss the sail from the UK and avoid Gibraltar, some ships use Malaga (Marella) as a home base. Other Mediterranean cruises often visit the port.  If you have done Malaga, then Mijas is a beautiful mountain town just twenty minutes away  and worth a visit. Take a look at Jeans great film guide. Donkey Taxi - Mijas...
  Doris Visits has about 50 chat sites,and we add as the the suggestions are made by you. Some are very active, some not so, but they are all there for you to dip in and out of. The knowledge base of the members is huge and they are willing to share. Also there are often meet ups, the first...
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