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sonvoltken6's Port Reviews of Villefranche, Florence (Livorno), Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples, Malta (Valletta), Sardinia
Serenade of the Seas cruise in May 2014
Member Name: sonvoltken6
Cruise Date: May 2014
Embarkation: Barcelona
Destination: Western Mediterranean
Member Review: sonvoltken6's Serenade of the Seas Review
Villefranche
Port Rating: Not Rated

We joined a group tour, and as luck would have it, the other 5 didn't show up. So for our price (115 Euro pp) we had a private van and a driver. It was awesome. No waiting for anyone - when we were done exploring, we were done. Period. Eze is cute but St. Paul de Vence is nicer and more to see. Monaco was quite cool as well as Monte Carlo. It was a great day for sure.



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Florence (Livorno)
Cinque Terre Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

So we loved Cinque Terre - absolutely worth seeing. Our tour however was crowded and chaotic. The walking path was closed and the boats weren't running, so we had to take the train from village to village. Us and thousands of our closest friends (and pickpockets). We loved CT and would love to go back on our own schedule.




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Rome (Civitavecchia)
Vatican Museums Rating: Not Rated

This was the other one we booked independently. The operator and driver we had were awesome. He got us right up to the various sites for the morning visit to Rome, then gave us some great tips for the Vatican Museum. Doing the bus with only 7 of us was great. Probably my second favorite port day.




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Naples
Pompeii Walking Tour Rating: Not Rated

OK actually this was Sorrento and Pompeii both. And it was Salerno not Naples. Sorrento was on my list since we live in Sorrento Florida. We loved going to the farm outside Sorrento, then exploring Sorrento on our own in the morning. And our tour of Pompeii was different than what we had done before. Yeah, this was probably my favorite port day of them all!




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Malta (Valletta)
Mdina Walking Tour Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

We did Mdina, Mosta and the handcraft village. We had a great tour, enjoyed it quite a bit (surprisingly the handcraft village was pretty neat too). Afterward we explored Valletta, and I only wish we had more time. It was an awesome little town with lots to see.




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Sardinia
Archaeological Park of Nora Rating: 3.0 out of 5+

Nora was quite cool, though compared with Pompeii and Tindari, not nearly as impressive. This was also the worst tour guide we had the whole time. Afterward we planned on exploring the port town but it wasn't too exciting. All in all our least favorite stop.




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Palma de Mallorca
City Tour Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

We did the hop on hop off bus. We explored the Cathedral and surrounding area. We also explored one of the squares, where we had lunch and Gelato. And then we walked from Hard Rock cafe about 3 miles back to the ship. It was a beautiful day and we had a wonderful time!




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