Felix, we are finally booked for Italy. We booked another transatlantic for next year as we loved, the one in 2007. I also like not 2 longs flights-but one. We will be on the Equinox, in Nov. 2012.
We will go over early-perhaps spend a week in Italy-or elsewhere in Europe, and we may even book the previous cruise and do a b to b. Hubby just can't plan to take that much time off together 17 months in advance because of his job-he gets 5 weeks vacation-they are just sometimes fussy about him taking too much at one time. If nothing major is going on-he would be allowed though.
We picked this cruise because the previous week is Thanksgiving-so he knows he can have that extra time as he always has Thurs and Friday off. If we can swing it to do the previous cruise, that would be great-it goes to Egypt, Greece, and Naples.
If we can't, we can at least come to Rome a few days early, and take day trip to Pompeii-it is 13 hours roundtrip from Rome-but we found a company that will do it.
Equal opportunity cruiser since 1998-4 Carnival, 4 RCI, 3 HAL, 3 Princess, 5 Celebrity, 3 NCL, 1 Disney
I have now achieved-
ONE HUNDRED DAYS ON A CRUISE SHIP!!!!!!!!!!
146 days total