Port reviews and tips for Spain, France, Italy, Malta on 2018-07-20.
Barcelona, Spain Departs at 6:00pm - Jul 20, 2018
"We stayed a few nights in Barcelona before getting onboard. Well worth it. Must sees are La Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, and Casa Mila. Many more things are possible and the people watching is fantastic." - JeannieM
"We stayed at the H10 Metropolitan hotel pre-cruise and the Olivia Balmes hotel post-cruise. Both hotels were phenomenal! The service at both hotels was unmatched and exceptionally clean! The H10 Metropolitan hotel was a little more centrally located for us.
We also did the Hop-on, Hop-off bus tour of Barcelona. Great value and a lot of fun!" - islandcruiser14
"Beautiful city - take in Sagrada Familia - incredbile." - Aprguy
Genoa, Italy Arrives at 8:00am - Jul 22, 2018, Departs at 5:00pm - Jul 22, 2018
"Just love strolling around in Portofino and old town of Genova! ❤️ Also eating at Eataly with the view of "our" ship in the port! 🛳 Also have a small wineshop, which we like to pop into and by a bottle on the best recomendations! 🍷" - Anneli
"Portofino is NOT to be missed. Santa Margherita and Rapallo are beautiful too." - MisterMet
"If I could stay somewhere in Italy for a long period of time, that place is Genoa (Genova). THERE is SOOOO MUCH to see and visit there, that in a day you have to choose what to visit quickly. There are many private and public collections of art in the area close to the Main Square with the beautiful fountain...... and don't forget to stop by the House of Christopher Columbus, and the City Walls next to it.
And the view you will have from the ship to the Palace in front of the Port is picture-perfect! Enjoy it! I know you will." - NYCFinAdvisor
"we did the Pompeii and mount Vesuvius, all I can say is what happened to that mountain, it is less than half its original size. Pompeii was amazing to see and take in. The engineering, better than today." - robinnbob
Messina, Sicily Arrives at 8:00am - Jul 24, 2018, Departs at 6:00pm - Jul 24, 2018
"This was probably my favorite port. We went to Taormina and Mt. Etna on a shared tour excursion: https://italytoursharing.com/messina-port/mtetna-taormina. Being on Mt. Etna was truly life changing but bring a jacket! You're 6,000 feet above sea level and it's freezing! We went to a honey farm for free samples of honey, olive oil and wines and explored the beautiful shopping town or Taormina.
" - cwheels701
"Messina isn't very exciting, take the train to Taormina, which is a really beautifully situated old town with plenty of shopping, restaurants, great views and more. " - paulneworleans
"Just did the highlights tour of Messina as we have done two bus tours to Sicily, loved the cathedral and clockv" - hadacareer
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