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bharrelslp's Port Reviews of Naples, Rome (Civitavecchia), Florence (Livorno), Cannes, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona
Norwegian Epic cruise in June 2014
Member Name: bharrelslp
Cruise Date: June 2014
Embarkation: Barcelona
Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
Member Review: bharrelslp's Norwegian Epic Review
Naples
Amalfi Coast Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

Very wonderful tour.




Sorrento Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

My daughter did the Amalfi coast and Sorrento tour and it was wonderful. She loved the boat ride and the time she spent in Sorrento. My other daughter and I did Leisurely Sorrento and though there was more walking than a tour 1 would expect it was very nice and we enjoyed our day there buying Lemoncello and a few other things.




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Rome (Civitavecchia)
Culinary tour Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

Taste of Italy tour was really lovely. We made pasta in the Rome countryside at a Farmhouse restaurant and had a lovely 3 course lunch with wine. Very well done. We later got to go into Rome proper and see the major sites from our bus which was fine since we had done all the Rome things before. We had a horrible bus with NO shocks and the seats were meant for children not adults. We all had bruises on our behinds from the seatbelt fixtures poking us for 6 hours. Other than the bus it was lovely.




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Florence (Livorno)
City Tour Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

Our tour guide Danielle was wonderful and very accommodating for my mobility problems. I can walk but not for long, long ways without resting. We were dropped off several blocks from Santa Croce Church and that was our meeting place to return to the bus which again was quite a long ways away. He arranged for a taxi to take me to bus. While in Florence we went to all the places of interest including the Duomo and other piazzas etc. ate lunch at the same outdoor café we ate in 12 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed our day. We bought several leather items and clothing.




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Cannes
Nice Walking Tour Rating: 2.0 out of 5+

We did the Canne and Nice tour with the Little train. The landscape and area is breathtaking. Our tour guide was very unorganized and appeared unprepared. She walked us to a hotel where we were to be allowed to use the restroom and they turned us away making us go across the major highway to the beach area down the horrid flight of stairs into a pay to pea restroom which was not too clean. The little train ride was nice taking us up into the mountains. Our time in Nice was so short that we barely got off the bus until our guide was rounding everyone up to again....hike many blocks to get to the bus. Another disabled person and I told her we could not walk that far...this was a tour 1 excursion, so we had to wait more than 45 minutes for the bus to come back around and pick us up where they let us off in Nice. I would NOT advise this tour as a good tour.




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Palma de Mallorca
Valldemossa Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

By far our most favorite area we went to on our trip. We did the pearl factory and they went to Valldemossa which was just lovely. We say the most beautiful countryside and enjoyed a wonderful slower paced day which was lovely.




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Barcelona
Architecture Tour Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

We left our ship and checked our bags into our hotel and since our room was not ready till two pm we took the double decker bus tours of the city. We could get on and off as we wished but we only got off to eat lunch and then back on. It took us all over Barcelona and to every point of interest on the red line and the green line. The cost was $27 Euro and had we not been so tired we could have gone into many of the sites we stopped at. We got a beautiful view of the city and went back to our hotel to swim and rest for our 15 hour flight the next morning at 6 am. The airport in Barcelona is huge but they are very accommodating if you need assistance with wheel chairs etc. which I had ordered prior to going on the trip.




City Tour Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

Greyline city tours, very nice and we saw almost every inch of Barcelona.




La Sagrada Familia Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

We only saw it from the bus but it is incredible.




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