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Steph27's Port Reviews of Lisbon, Seville (Cadiz), Palma de Mallorca
Celebrity Solstice cruise in May 2011
Member Name: Steph27
Cruise Date: May 2011
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Destination: Transatlantic
Member Review: Steph27's Celebrity Solstice Review
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Next stop was Lisbon and as we had not been here before did a city tour on our own. Took a taxi to Liberdade for shopping. Saw the San Justa elevator and then walked to Rua de Carmo for a few other shops. Bought a few things at the Muji store and then had delicious gelato at Santini. Took a taxi to Jeronimos Monastery which was very beautiful and easy to walk around. We then made our way to the Discoveries Monument and the Torre del Belem. Managed to get a taxi at Torre Belem with a pit stop at the Antiga Confecteria for the tarts. Worth the stop. We jad purchased the port shuttle tickets the day before but never used them. Taxis were easier.

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Seville (Cadiz)
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
We had been to Malaga and Barcelona before so decided in advance to disembark the ship in Cadiz and spent 2 nights in Seville. The disembarkation was delayed as they needed some extra time docking. They finished docking around 12:30 pm and we proceeded off the ship and took a quick taxi ride to the train station. It was 1 hr 45 min to Seville but the trains are slower and adequate. It was a 20 minute taxi ride Hotel Casa 1800. Went that afternoon to the Alcazar and I was so glad we did! It was cooler in the later afternoon and also not crowded. The Alcazar was amazing. I think I was more impressed with it than the Alhambra in Granada. We spent the rest of our time shopping and eating. The Robles restaurants were excellent.

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Palma de Mallorca
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Palma de Mallorca: Although this port was not on the ship’s itinerary, thought I would mention that we enjoyed our time (3 nights) here. We flew Air Berlin from Seville to Palma. A short and pleasant flight. Palma is large but we also made our way out to Soller and Porto Portals.

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