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marybethhuebner's Port Reviews of Rome (Civitavecchia), Florence (Livorno), Palma de Mallorca, Naples
Norwegian Epic cruise in May 2014
Member Name: marybethhuebner
Cruise Date: May 2014
Embarkation: Rome (Civitavecchia)
Destination: Western Mediterranean
Member Review: marybethhuebner's Norwegian Epic Review
Rome (Civitavecchia)
Colosseum Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

It was nice




Private Tour Rating: Not Rated

Went to Coliseum and the forum. Had Francesca as a private Tour Guide she was great. Very personable and knowledgeable. This was booked thru Rome Driving. Picked us and our luggage up at the pier. Toured us thru the city and then dropped us at the hotel.

Before we went on the cruise booked an excursion with the same company to Tivoli. It was a wonderful way to start our vacation.




Sistine Chapel Rating: 2.0 out of 5+

Way to crowded and noisy. Esp with the Guards yelling quiet and move to the center please.




Spanish Steps Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

OK




St. Peter's Basilica Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

Still to packed. However the Pieta was magnificent.




Trevi Fountain Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

Very packed. Nice but not spectacular




Vatican Museums Rating: 3.0 out of 5+

This was so packed it is really hard to enjoy it. I even went on a Thursday do not go on a Wed.




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Florence (Livorno)
City Tour Rating: Not Rated

Went to the Medicis Chapel and loved it. Not crowded so you could get a sense of the majesty of it all. Additionally went to Santa Croce and loved the history there.




Uffizi Museum Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

Immense and beautiful Need to stay a week sometime in Florence




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Palma de Mallorca
Port Rating: Not Rated

Did Palma on our own. The cathedral is lovely. Walked to the Arab Baths. Not much there but still enjoyed the place.Took a taxi to Castle Bellver and loved walking around it. Palma was the port I expected very little from and got the most out of.



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Naples
Herculaneum Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

Small and cozy. Really got a feel for the detruction




Pompeii Walking Tour Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

Nice and large. Very historical. Go see the Brothel




Private Tour Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

Wanted to see both Herculaneum and Pompeii and this was the way we could do both. Went to Heraculenum first and loved the coziness of the place. Our tour guide was very sweet and fun. Learned a lot of the history of the time. Small enough so you could get a fell for the place...esp seeing the bones still there.

Pompeii was next. The place is immense. Glad we had a guide. Between the two places not sure which I would pick to see.




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