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Old January 25th, 2008, 01:59 PM
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I am debating if I should fly in the day before my cruise, I will be leaving from Rome can anyone tell me a good place to stay if I decide to do this.

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its always a good idea to fly in the day before
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Ditto what Lisa says. Reasons: No chance of missing the ship. Allows you to get your internal clock reset to make the whole experience more pleasant and relaxing.
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Best Western has 17 properties in Rome...all under 200 euro
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Thanks for the info, I will check out the Best Western
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ALWAYS fly the day before anything that is important enough that you don't want to miss it (like getting on the ship!!)

I work for an airline, and it never ceases to amaze me the number of people who travel the day of their cruise (or weddings or other important functions). Too many things can go wrong... including things that are totally out of the airlines control including weather(both in origin/destination and the airline hubs) medical emergencies resulting in diversions, etc.
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Coming from someone who watched their ship pull away from the dock, YESSSSSSSSSSS!
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Thank you all for the info I told my TA to book me the day before, I am sure I will be much more relaxed and will get to see more of Rome.
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If you can afford it do a few days in Rome, Im sure you won't be disappointed and remember you have to reset your internal clock due to time changes.
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Definately fly in at least one day early in case of delays or lost luggage and to rest a little. We did 3 days in Rome before and one day after our 12 day Grand Med and wished we had done 4 up front and 3 after. The additional cost of hotels and meals for the 3 extra days is nothing compared to paying another airfare to return. We hope to go back to Italy in a year or so and skip the cruise so we can see more.

If you are only staying one day up front, try to fly in early. There is a Hilton right next door to Rome FCO airport (we walked to the airport our last morning). They offer a free shuttle into Rome and back. You can arrange transfer from their (or any hotel) to the port the morning of your cruise departure. I highly reccommend Stefano of Rome Cabs for this. Have fun. Wish I was going with you.
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Quote:
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Coming from someone who watched their ship pull away from the dock, YESSSSSSSSSSS!
OMG!!!!! I cannot BELIEVE how you must have felt!
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