My wife and I just put a deposit down on the 12/8 Mediterranian sailing onboard the Jade. Anyone do this cruise before, with stops in Rome, Alexandria, Athens, etc? How were the excursions? Any you would recommend either way? Also, how was getting to and from the airport? How much was your airfare to BCN?
I went to Rome 3 years ago, and this year I might repeat.It's a very beautiful town, I loved it. I'll tell you who we could see all the city in only 5 hours (more or less) + bus:
We took a bus with the boat, which took us to the Vatican Square.
From there we went walking to the Panteon.
The, also walking, to the Fontana di Trevi.
Later we ha lunch in the Piazza Navona.
When we finished eating, we went to the Piazza Espagna and the Escalinata.
Almost finishing, we visited the Roman Forum and the Coliseum.
At the end, we took a taxi to the Vatican Square, where the bus brought us back to the boat.
If you wanna know anything about Barcelona, ask me it (I'm from Barcelona and I live here).
And if you tell me the others stops which your cruise makes, maybe I can help you.
(Sorry for the faults)
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