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Travelling Pearnz's Port Reviews of Sardinia, Corsica (Ajaccio), Cannes, Nice
Seabourn Legend cruise in September 2009
Member Name: Travelling Pearnz
Cruise Date: September 2009
Embarkation: Rome (Civitavecchia)
Destination: Western Mediterranean
Member Review: Travelling Pearnz's Seabourn Legend Review
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
Porto Rotondo - part of the Costa Smeralda in Sardinia - is a small but exclusive marina. Filled with boutiques, quaint streets and fabulous restaurants (not that we ate anywhere than on Legend. A walk around the village doesn't take long but offers up some lovely, quiet locations where you can sit and sip a cold beer and think about how lucky you are. Word of advice, the shops typically close between 1-5pm.

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Corsica (Ajaccio)
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
All things Nepoleon! Small enough that you can't help but keeping on bumping into his childhood home and museum almost at every turn, but large enough to spend a good morning or afternoon in the town. We took a sightseeing train to get our bearings and then wandered the narrow streets at our own pace.

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Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
Cannes is Cannes. There was a load of activity around the port which is pretty typical for Cannes. Stop off at the tourist Information booth at the port and take the walking map into the old down, then down to the far end of the beach and wander back up to the port. Good shopping if not typical 'upper end High Street' style shops and the € doesn't make getting a bargain any easier. The good old hotels are still style setting with their own beach/lounge areas on the front.

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Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
So much prettier than Cannes and so much to see between Nice and Monte Carlo. With visits to Eze and a 'celebrity' villa spotting commentary, you know that you are in the right part of the Cote d'Azur. Again, take a walking map with you which you can get from the tourist information centre and meander through the markets, marvel at the private yachts, be intrigued by the souvenir style linens and home goods that are definitely a cut above the usual. Small beers, wine and some great meat & cheese abound. Great fun to people watch. Do some comparison shopping at Gallerie Lafayett vs Harrods - pity about the € or else it could be on par.

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