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sonvoltken6's Port Reviews of Marseille, Villefranche, Florence (Livorno), Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples
Liberty of the Seas cruise in October 2011
Member Name: sonvoltken6
Cruise Date: October 2011
Embarkation: Barcelona
Destination: Western Mediterranean
Member Review: sonvoltken6's Liberty of the Seas Review
Marseille
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
The actual port was Toulon, near Marseille. Neat little port, and some really cool places. Not to be missed - Cassis. Great and cute little town with some awesome little shops and bistros. Also cool is the Notre Dame de la Garde - sure you have to climb 220 steps give or take but it is well worth it to see the church - and the views!

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Villefranche
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Also another cute French port. Nice isn't all it's cracked up to be but we saw the old town of St. Paul de Vence. That was one of the coolest things we saw. This is a tender port so be prepared for that. Many folks went to Monaco and Monte Carlo and liked it, so I guess that is for next time.
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Florence (Livorno)
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Yes, it says Florence, but the actual port is Livorno. What a dumpy place. But the countryside you see on the drive to Florence is lovely. And Florence, what can I say. Great city, great food, great art and not nearly enough time. We skipped the Leaning Tower based on a recommendation from my boss. Trust me you want as much time as possible in Florence.

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Rome (Civitavecchia)
Port Rating: 5+ out of 5+
Again, you don't dock in Rome, but maybe 80 KM away. Rome is amazing and was my favorite port. The crowds are insane, there had to be 10,000 people in St. Peter's or it seemed that way. The Pantheon is amazing, as is the Coliseum. The unknown Jewel - St. Peter's in Chains, just up hill from the Coliseum. Besides seeing the chains which help St. Peter in prison, you also see DaVinci's Moses. Again 7 or 8 hours in the port is not nearly enough!

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Naples
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
We enjoyed this port. A must see - Pompeii. It was great, and we had a great tour of this old city. You really could spend a whole day just in Pompeii. After the half day tour, we then went and just walked around Naples. Very good food, some cool shops and street vendors selling knock-off purses laid out on bed sheets (just like New York!).

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