Excellent embarkation and disembarkation at Southampton.
Food tasty, but sizes of portions vary greatly some starters filled the plates others were mouthful. _ note you can ask for a side plate of vegetables in the main dining room.
Ports visited were great, some I would love to spend more time in
February 2016 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Splendor
Gibraltar (U.K.) - The Apes were behaving badly due to the stormy weather......but they are wild animals and should always be treated as such.
We walked to the cable car then £14.50 for a return ticket - fantastic views
Malaga, Spain - Sorry I loved our replacement for Genoa (Cartagena) a lot better
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Free shuttle to port gate (3 mins) or 20 min walk to rail st.
Take your cruise compass into town with you ( emergency telephone numbers on it) and shops displaying RCI symbol offers discount to passengers.
We took a private car into Rome (1 1/2 hours drive away) , will need to spend more time here to explore more
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy - Shuttle service sold off the ship €5 return
Private car again was waiting for us on the deck took us to San Gimignano and Volterra ....😍
Lisbon, Portugal - Would have been excellent except for he horrendousl queues to get off the ship _ lifts bringing people into an already compacted area as we waited to enter down the 1st floor corridor to a single sea pass zapper (40 minutes!)
Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France - Tenders needed here, you head up for a ticket number then wait to be called......an injury occurred here as the sea moved the steps and someone stood too close to them.
€6 for a return train ticket to Monaco _ train every 30 mins
Navigator of the Seas - Avoid the windjammer and head to the promenade cafe....especially for cookies and cream scones
St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands - Originally booked a Garden tour but 24 hours before joining it was cancelled due to lack of numbers - would have preferred shore excursion desk help me find a way of getting there, but instead offered beach and countryside coach tour...very informative driver, beautiful scenery and plenty of time to see St. Peter's port independently
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