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3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
It would be awesome if HAL could offer a shuttle to passengers into a town center/square, or at least to the outside gate of this very ugly port. The town is very interesting, the port area is not.
It would be awesome if HAL could offer a shuttle to passengers into a town center/square, or at least to the outside gate of this very ugly port. The town is very interesting, the port area is not. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2019
Took a taxi to Toarimina 4 people €120 return. ( ship tour $89 pp ) Took about 1 hr 10 mins each way. Beautiful place
Took a taxi to Toarimina 4 people €120 return. ( ship tour $89 pp ) Took about 1 hr 10 mins each way. Beautiful place Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Our guide was Antonella. We went on two hour walking tour of the major highlights of the city. She then sparked if we would like to go Mt Etna. So off we went. On the way back from Etna my explained how she was looking for a certain ... Read More
Our guide was Antonella. We went on two hour walking tour of the major highlights of the city. She then sparked if we would like to go Mt Etna. So off we went. On the way back from Etna my explained how she was looking for a certain type of pan for baking pastries etc. off we went to the mall and my wife bought five different pans. Nice city, great to go the volcano. My dice is basking as I write. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
It was pouring that day so we didn't have a chance to really enjoy this excursion as much as we hoped.
It was pouring that day so we didn't have a chance to really enjoy this excursion as much as we hoped. Read Less
17 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
Taste of Sicily, Mt. Etna & Taormina. Rainy day and this should have been cancelled. We rode on a bus up to Mt. Etna (which you couldn't see because if was pouring rain then we were told to get off the bus and we all crammed ... Read More
Taste of Sicily, Mt. Etna & Taormina. Rainy day and this should have been cancelled. We rode on a bus up to Mt. Etna (which you couldn't see because if was pouring rain then we were told to get off the bus and we all crammed into a small shop to get our Cannolli with at least 4 other busloads of tourists. It was elbow to elbow and then we ran back through the rain and road down to Taormina which was interesting. Did a little shopping and came back on the bus. Read Less
17 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
Took the ship's excursion to Etna. Never saw it because of rain and clouds. Celebrity was aware of weather on top of Etna and should have offered us the option of cancelling.
Took the ship's excursion to Etna. Never saw it because of rain and clouds. Celebrity was aware of weather on top of Etna and should have offered us the option of cancelling. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
We took a small group tour to Taormina and Castlemola with Sicily with Mario. Our guide Ignazio was fantastic and so knowledgable. We had a great day and LOVED the town of Taormina.
We took a small group tour to Taormina and Castlemola with Sicily with Mario. Our guide Ignazio was fantastic and so knowledgable. We had a great day and LOVED the town of Taormina. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
Shared a taxi with 2 other passengers and drove to Taormina. What a beautiful hilltop town. The drive from Catania to Taormina is breathtaking with Mt. Etna overshadowing the route. The Med is so ideallic from the road.
Shared a taxi with 2 other passengers and drove to Taormina. What a beautiful hilltop town. The drive from Catania to Taormina is breathtaking with Mt. Etna overshadowing the route. The Med is so ideallic from the road. Read Less
19 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
We had limited time in Catania from 2-8pm, so markets were closed by the time we got there and other sites closed shortly after we arrived. It was dark coming back to the ship. However, it's an easy port to do on your own. The ... Read More
We had limited time in Catania from 2-8pm, so markets were closed by the time we got there and other sites closed shortly after we arrived. It was dark coming back to the ship. However, it's an easy port to do on your own. The downtown area is walkable from the ship, approximately 15 minutes to the Duomo and square. Nearby are markets, lots of churches, shops, and some cafes. We did not see Mt. Etna, which would have required a bus or some other transportation. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
Whether it was because we arrived on a Sunday we don’t know, but we thought it was a poor place to wander around.
Whether it was because we arrived on a Sunday we don’t know, but we thought it was a poor place to wander around. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
We did the Etna & Taormina tour which was great. Best thing in Taormina is the ancient theatre - spectacular views.
We did the Etna & Taormina tour which was great. Best thing in Taormina is the ancient theatre - spectacular views. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
Our original booked shore excursion to the Roman Villa was cancelled due to lack of participation, but Celebrity did right by giving us a discount on any other excursion we chose. Decided to take the excursion that visited Taormina. ... Read More
Our original booked shore excursion to the Roman Villa was cancelled due to lack of participation, but Celebrity did right by giving us a discount on any other excursion we chose. Decided to take the excursion that visited Taormina. Beautiful!!! Plus, we went on a boat ride to visit their Blue Grotto. Fun. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
Cannot say we felt very safe here. to many scooters. just had a quick look around. On speaking to staff on the ship they felt the same too
Cannot say we felt very safe here. to many scooters. just had a quick look around. On speaking to staff on the ship they felt the same too Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
Mt Etna was great but if weather would have cooperated it would have been fantastic
Mt Etna was great but if weather would have cooperated it would have been fantastic Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
Had a cooking class as my shore excursion. Lovely experience! Will never forget the trip through the marketplace.
Had a cooking class as my shore excursion. Lovely experience! Will never forget the trip through the marketplace. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
We hired a private guide (just us and our guide) to Mt Etna and a wine tasting. It was a beautiful way of seeing the port and we could tailor it to our needs.
We hired a private guide (just us and our guide) to Mt Etna and a wine tasting. It was a beautiful way of seeing the port and we could tailor it to our needs. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
Hired Private Cab for 1 hour trip to UNESCO Villa Romana Casalles, Winter Imperial Roman Palace with amazing mosaic floors, roman baths, frescos, and aqueducts. 4 hours costs 200 euros divided among 4 passengers.
Hired Private Cab for 1 hour trip to UNESCO Villa Romana Casalles, Winter Imperial Roman Palace with amazing mosaic floors, roman baths, frescos, and aqueducts. 4 hours costs 200 euros divided among 4 passengers. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
The best port lots to see and explore. Sites are beyond beautiful Capri is exquisite a place to return and visit. Sorrento was beautiful and the Cosst was breath taking
The best port lots to see and explore. Sites are beyond beautiful Capri is exquisite a place to return and visit. Sorrento was beautiful and the Cosst was breath taking Read Less

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