Saturday, June 27, 2015

Transportation to the Port of Civitavecchia

First I should start with - research traveling in a city I have never visited before is exhausting but exciting.  You cruise/travel fans will understand.

We both like to do things independently and go with the flow.  

After much research of the options for travel to the port to catch the cruise we decided on the train.

We ended up booking it thru ItaliaRail cause the price was right and was in US dollars instead of Euros at a better exchange rate.

So for two first class tickets to the port for less than an hours journey from the train station in Rome to the port of Civitavecchia it cost $18 each and then there was a $5 service fee for the entire order.  So a total of $41.  

The walk from the train to the port is not long and we can manage our bags easily.

There are other options:

  • The cruiseline offers shuttles from Rome directly to the ship - very convenient, don't need to worry about your bags, but price is very high.

  • Independent shuttle thru some of the many services available - very convenient, cost can be high (one quote was 160E for two but for 6 it is 190E, you may have to share with others).  Here are some companies I have found this company that provides shuttles, but there are many out there  Rome in Limo

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Vickie's Interview on Cruise Radio

My favorite Podcast about cruising is Cruise Radio and I am always happy when Doug Parker, the host contact me for an interview about a past cruise.

Recently I spoke with Doug about our last cruise on the Crown Princess back in April.  

The cruise was a repositioning from Los Angeles to Vancouver with stops in Catalina, San Francisco, Astoria, and Victoria.

Here is a link to the podcast. 


Here is a link to Cruise Radio's web page where you can find lots of information about cruising.

Cruise Radio