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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by jnjreeves: Moto Bella, Moto Fun

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Member Since 2010
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Cabin 4.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 4.0
Enrichment Activities 3.0
Entertainment 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates 3.0
Service 4.0
Shore Excursions 2.0
Value for Money 3.0

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Moto Bella, Moto Fun

Sail Date: April 2010
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Embarkation: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Great ship, great fun, great food, great ports of call. While Barcelona, Athens, and Alexandria were exciting, we found the smaller ports of call more to our liking - Rhodes, Villefrance, and Messina.

Number one suggestion is to avoid the ship shore excursions -- too pricey, you can do better on your own. In Turkey and Egypt, be sure to make it clear you do not want to be taken to carpet, ceramic, leather or papyrus making places. They are the foreign equivalent of car dealerships - "What's it going to take to get you on a carpet today!?"

RCL could do a much better job of connecting to the culture of the ports of call in their menus beforehand a la Italian dishes, when calling Italian ports, Greek selections, when in Greece etc.

A truly great benefit of both the Transatlantic and Med cruises were the enhancement talks about Digital Photography from Sandra Ettlinger. Wow, what a difference in the photos we and our friends ended up with. Check her out at More Less

Published 05/16/10

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Port and Shore Excursions

So much to see when local conditions are stable. The Acropolis, Old Town, Changing of the Guard are not to be missed.

The Hop on/Hop off bus is okay but only goes in one direction and is not recommended when you are only in port for a day because it takes too long to get back to where you started. The Segrada Familia is a must-see.

Ephesus is a must-see but avoid being taken to carpet, leather or ceramics factories at all costs.

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Loved the boat tour of the Amalfi Coast. Pompeii has to be seen but is crowded and difficult to get people-free pictures in. The cameo factory in Pompeii should be avoided.

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Charming. Discover the backstreets where there are many great places to eat and have a cold one.

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