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montys a cruiser's Port Reviews of Gibraltar,, Florence (Livorno), Rome (Civitavecchia), Seville (Cadiz)
Independence of the Seas cruise in September 2012
Member Name: montys a cruiser
Cruise Date: September 2012
Embarkation: Southampton
Destination: Western Mediterranean
Member Review: montys a cruiser's Independence of the Seas Review
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
i had been to Gibraltar before, not a lot to do and see, got off to just stretch our legs.

if you are into monkeys and caves then its the place for you.

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Florence (Livorno)
Florence & Pisa Tour Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
the trip of the ship took us to Pisa first, we had approx 45 minutes to take photo's etc. it takes 15minutes to walk from the car park to the tower, in reality we only had 30 minutes at the Tower, it would have been nice to have climbed the Tower and visit the museum.

Florence was wonderful, so much to see and again not enough time. Place to revisit in the future

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Rome (Civitavecchia)
Colosseum Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Not enough time to enter the colosseum, queues were huge.

Sistine Chapel Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Queue was huge, our guide said it would take 15 minutes to enter the chapel. she was right we started queuing and was in the chapel within the 15 minutes.

do not miss this, its simply outstanding

St. Peter's Square Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Bit disappointed expected it to be much bigger, be warned do not eat anywhere by the square. we had 4 coffee's slice of pizza, and a ham role 55 euros. you have been warned.

Vatican Museums Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Long queues and a bit rushed through the areas, place is a bit of a maze to find the exit, every where you went there was shop counters to part you from your money. place to visit when there are less crowds. wonderful place though

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Seville (Cadiz)
City Tour Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Not a lot to shout about, our guide did not speak English to well, had difficulty in understanding what she was telling us.

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Benfica Stadium Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
Dont bother doing this trip, wanted to see what a world class stadium looked like. seen better at Aston Villa. did not see the players changing room or prematch warm up area, told it was security reasons, shown the away team dressing room instead what a waste of time, then shown the press area great balls of fire.

as for the trophy room, not one to see thay have all been removed for restoration, we only saw the labaratory where people in white coats with little brushes were working on the trophys.

allowed to walk around the pitch couldnt contain my excitement!!!! all in all a waste of time and money at 58 Euros each, in mitigation lunch was not bad.

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