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hungrytraveler's Port Reviews of Corsica (Ajaccio), Sardinia, Capri
SeaDream I cruise in August 2010
Member Name: hungrytraveler
Cruise Date: August 2010
Embarkation: Civitavecchia
Destination: Western Mediterranean
Member Review: hungrytraveler's SeaDream I Review
Corsica (Ajaccio)
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Crowded, exciting because Alicia Keys just got married there! We loved the shopping, the French Foreign Legion buildings and walking around. Bonafacio is very crowded in August and we had a hard time getting around~ we ended up spending the night there because the next stop was even more crowded. No place to swim in water and this was disappointing.



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Sardinia
Port Rating: 2.0 out of 5+
No one's fault, I suppose, but we had to port at Porto Rotondo, a fake village with the charm of a suburban cul de sac. So many private yachts and rich people we couldn't go into Porto Cervo. Okay, so Leo and his Hollywood pals were in town. The water was choppy for swimming,and water sports. But by then we had been on ship for 2 nights were anxious to swim in the sea.


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Capri
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
We then went to little towns along the Amalfi Coast, and the final night in Sorrento. Positano was crowded, full of smokers, wall to wall people. But it was charming, the water was calm for swimming and it was our fault we wanted to enjoy an evening stroll, in August, on the Amalfi Coast! Kind of like any July 4th event at the Jersey shore......Ignore Capri and go directly up the mountain to Anacapri, and take the chairlift to the top of the mountain. Plan your shopping for ASAP in the morning, and prepare yourself for the most remarkable crowds of people. If you want to see a church, go to a store or buy anything go early!!!! We took only 2 excursions - one to the Blue Grotto on Capri. This was, and is, and always will be, one of the biggest tourist rip offs known to the traveling world. However, we couldn't resist seeing something that had been so universally panned - I can say with certainty now - ignore the Blue Grotto. Save your money. We also took the excursion from Sorrento to Pompeii - we were too tired to follow our usual independent streak. This was a very good thing because the traffic is horrendous, and we liked our guide very much. Naples is a polluted remmant of its past glory -

It was August, in the Italian sea...of course there were crowds and everywhere was a happening place. It was pretty cool......



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