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carolans's Port Reviews of Gibraltar, Florence (Livorno), Rome (Civitavecchia), Corsica (Ajaccio), Seville (Cadiz), Lisbon
Independence of the Seas cruise in August 2012
Member Name: carolans
Cruise Date: August 2012
Embarkation: other
Destination: Western Mediterranean
Member Review: carolans's Independence of the Seas Review
Gibraltar
Dolphin Watch Rating: 5+ out of 5+
Fantastic day. Saw dolphins play right next to our boat. Will never forget this day. Wonderful memories and experience. Definitely recommend.


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Florence (Livorno)
Florence & Pisa Tour Rating: 5+ out of 5+
Pisa amazing to see. Tour guide very friendly and knowledgeable. This is probably one of the highlights of our entire cruise. So much so, we plan to return to Florence on holiday in future.


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Rome (Civitavecchia)
Port Rating: Not Rated
We didnt take Rome excursion as we did Florence the day before. Zero information provided on this port, because they expect everyone to do Rome. The port, Civitavecchia - no information provided, including the fact that their shops close from 12-4pm [even on the Saturday we visited].

Absolutely nothing to do in this port and by far the biggest and poorest port we visited.

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Corsica (Ajaccio)
Port Rating: Not Rated
This was by far the most beautiful port we visited but we only had between 7am to 1pm.

I would love to have had more opportunity to explore. We have also marked this as one port we would return to on holiday.

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Seville (Cadiz)
Port Rating: 5+ out of 5+
Probably one of my top 2 ports. Beautiful.

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Lisbon
Jeep Tour Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
It was fantastic to be able to see more of Lisbon from the 4x4, unfortunately though our tour guide wasnt very knowledgeable.

We were generally just pointed out: "here is a museum", "Here is a view", "Here is a little fort", "Here is a bit fort". When we were told "here is the BIG fort". When asked how old, we were told "it is very very very old"!

Worthwile to get quite further afield but dont expect much of a history lesson.


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Vigo
Port Rating: 1.0 out of 5+
Very built up, disappointing. Not at all rustic, intimate or picturesque like some of the other ports. Very much like a UK city...with sun!

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