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Old October 13th, 2000, 11:51 AM
jeff jeff is offline
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Default RE: Transfer from Hotel to Ship

From Rome to Civitavecchia is about a 1 hr. train ride. The key question is:
What is the benefit of purchasing the Cruise Transfer Service versus going through the check in process at the pier? Is it worth it? Can 2 adults in their early thirties with average intelligence manage getting on the ship without buying the Cruise Transfer Service? What is the process of getting on the ship?
(Can you tell this is my first cruise?)
- jeffJeff wrote:
>
> Hi,
> I'm looking for ways to reduce costs on my planned Med. cruise
> in July. I'm thinking about planning my own flight and hotel
> stay. How important is the "Cruise Transfer to the Ship"?
> Costs I'm facing: If we do a pre-cruise package, I'm looking at
> a $50 pp Flight change fee, and $259 pp for the hotel and
> transfer.
> I think I can get the same hotel for about $125 per night, and
> save about $100pp on the flights.
> Am I setting myself up for failure by getting to the ship on my
> own? I know a train runs from Rome to Civatavecchia (port city).
> Is it wise for my wife and I to have 2 large bags of luggage on
> the train and to check in @ the pier? Please help.
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