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dogmanpaul's Port Reviews of Gibraltar,, Rome (Civitavecchia), Corsica (Ajaccio)
Independence of the Seas cruise in August 2011
Member Name: dogmanpaul
Cruise Date: August 2011
Embarkation: Southampton
Destination: Western Mediterranean
Member Review: dogmanpaul's Independence of the Seas Review
Gibraltar
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
Gibraltar is a very busy port. It is supposed to be Duty Free, but I found it quite expensive. We did not use the ship excursions, but just got a taxi from the town centre up the rock which was very enjoyable. Most taxi's charge you 25 euros each for the 2 hours trip(that's with 8 in the cab). The cable car was very busy and we couldn't be bothered waiting in the queue, it does not run if its windy.



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Rome (Civitavecchia)
Port Rating: 5+ out of 5+
Fantastic place, but you cant do it all in the day. be realistic as what you can do. Don't rely on the trains, they sometimes just don't run. We made it back with 5 mins to spare because we say at Rome train station for over an hour.



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Corsica (Ajaccio)
Port Rating: 5+ out of 5+
Lovely Lovely place, would of liked more time here.



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Lisbon
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Great city, would love to return. Again done the red bus tour.

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Vigo
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Nice market but didn't do much else here

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