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Princessa22's Port Reviews of Monaco, Florence (Livorno), Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples, Mykonos, Istanbul
Ruby Princess cruise in September 2012
Member Name: Princessa22
Cruise Date: September 2012
Embarkation: Barcelona
Destination: Western Mediterranean
Member Review: Princessa22's Ruby Princess Review
Monaco
Grasse Perfume Factory Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
Had private tour through perfume/soap factory. Walked past all the lines and had private demonstration. Bought perfume and soap.


Nice & Eze Rating: 5+ out of 5+
Eze is not to be missed. It is a medieval village with quaint shops, restaurants and hotels. Be prepared to walk. It is the only way you can get there. Well worth it.


Scenic Drive Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Had a private tour through Monaco and Monte Carlo, drove the Formula 1 road, saw the city sights. Stopped for many photos and had time to go to the casino. We lost 1 hour on our tour being tendered into port. Took way too long.


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Florence (Livorno)
Accademia Museum Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
We took the connoisseur tour which was intense and lots of walking but well worth it. When you are with a tour you get through the lines much quicker. Seeing the David was great but now that I've seen it I don't need to see it again.


Chianti Region Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Loved our meal the best. Great group of people, great food and great wine.


Leaning Tower of Pisa Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Definitely worth seeing. Time on our own. Loved it and would of like to spend more time there.


Statue of David Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Worth seeing.


Uffizi Museum Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Good tour of the museum. A little bit of art goes a long way with me but it was interesting. Again went through the long lines fast.


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Rome (Civitavecchia)
Catacombs Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Truly something to see. Don't miss it. Very moving.


Colosseum Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Inspiring. Don't miss it. Would have like to spend more time there. We took the connesiur tour and saw so much. Intensive day with lots of walking.


St. Peter's Square Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Beautiful to see. We were not able to get into the Sistine chapel as it was Sunday. Be prepared for lots of people there. Stay with your guide.


Trevi Fountain Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Another don't miss. In the middle of the city. Throw your coins there and return again. Inspiring.


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Naples
Private Tour Rating: 5+ out of 5+
Best tour ever with Diego Sardella (Diego-sardella@hotmail.it) of the Amalfi coast, beautiful drive, best Italian food at Da Costantino in Positano, sorrento. Diego took us to the most beautiful spots, gave us time in each, sang to us until the next location. He is the best and picked us up at the ship in his Mercedes. Best day on the trip. Look him up.


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Mykonos
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Beautiful little island that you can see all on your own. Spend time strolling the city, shopping and do eat there. Great picture taking, shopping and eating.

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Istanbul
Hagia Sofia Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Another excellent private tour with Semih Kazak (guidesemih@hotmail.com) through Istanbul city, blue mosque, lunch at the pudding shop which was great, and grand bazaar. Don't spend too much time in the bazaar as it can be overwhelming. Spend the most time in the mosques and walking the city. It is beautiful. Don't miss the Turkish rug demonstrations.


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Kusadasi
House of the Virgin Mary Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Great private tour with Ceyla Ergon (zeynepceyla@gmail.com through the ruins of Ephesus, house of the Virgin Mary is not to be missed. Take an empty bottle to get water from well under Mary's house. Also write a prayer for the prayer wall. Don't miss the Turkish rug making. Well worth it here.


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Venice
Gondola Ride Rating: 5+ out of 5+
best thing we did. Sunset gondola ride through the canals. Don't miss doing it. It was very reasonable in price plus we had the singer in our gondola.


Venice Walking Tour Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Was met in St. Marks square for a private 2 1/2 hour walking tour for beginners. Was well worth it as we found the nooks and crannies of the city plus got into the basilica of San Marco without a wait.


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