Port reviews and tips for 21 Night Grand Mediterranean Adventure (Barcelona Roundtrip) on 2017-05-06.

Barcelona, Spain Departs at 7:00pm - May 06, 2017

"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

Marseille (Provence), France Arrives at 8:00am - May 07, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - May 07, 2017

"Have a seafood dinner along the harbor and see the art museums near the shuttle bus drop off point" - joegriffinusa
"Take the metro (one stop ) to main railway station St Charles to Visit Aix En Provence by train. Cost 8 euro return for 45 mins journey." - DubaiDolly
"Be sure to take a trip inland to enjoy the vineyards and beautiful landscape. We visited St. Remy, the home of Nostradamus and the inspiration for the paintings Van Gogh. " - cindyldl

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy Arrives at 7:00am - May 08, 2017, Departs at 6:00pm - May 08, 2017

"Everything, Florence was beautiful and the Pisa Tower very impressive." - emmasardina27
"The small town of Pisa is very charming and the people were really nice. " - wynettebrooks2
"We went to Pisa and the tower was awesome! Bring your camera!" - dfeld.rocketmail.com

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece Arrives at 9:00am - May 10, 2017, Departs at 6:00pm - May 10, 2017

"This was lovely and a bit bigger than lead to believe. There is a "hop off hop on" road train for 6 euros which go's to the small beach area and stops at the local vineyard. We were not aware of this and didn't take any beach gear, but stayed an hour and got train back (every 30 mins)." - louielouie1954
"This was one of our favorite stops, without ever going into Olympia! Use the little tourist train for 6 Euro and get taken to a LOVELY beach with a great hotel/restaurant and enjoy the gorgeous water. The town (Katakolon) also had really great shopping!" - efm16
"Took the train to visit Olympia and it was awesome. Also had great shopping which was unexpected. No Cruise Excursion" - lindsaybartolom

Mykonos, Greece Arrives at 9:00am - May 11, 2017, Departs at 9:00pm - May 11, 2017

"Walk through the narrow streets to the right of the pier to see the 4 windmills and the townhouses on the water with balconies over the water." - judy8259
"We did not do an excursion on this port and we do not regret it. Mykonos has a large but walkable port town full of countless stores, tavernas, cafes, and even a museum here and there. There's also a small public beach right in the center of the port. Had we spent the day on a beach excursion or similar, we would have missed some great time in the town. Definitely check out the windmills." - JPCruiseXpert
"Eat lunch in one of the open air restaurants." - airjordan

Santorini, Greece Arrives at 7:00am - May 12, 2017, Departs at 7:00pm - May 12, 2017

"Highlight of the trip - walked up and back on the donkey track! Top marks to P & O literature for recommending not using the donkeys for welfare reasons, it was apparent that very few English used them, mainly American and Japanese." - louielouie1954
"Do not need an excursion here. Very small island" - Ellenfreeman
"From tender pier take the local tour boat to Oia for blue domes as seen on travel posters, then bus to Thira (included). Walk down with the donkeys to tenders, ride a donkey, or wait in a long line for cable car. " - judy8259

Kotor, Montenegro Arrives at 7:00am - May 14, 2017, Departs at 6:00pm - May 14, 2017

"It's worth waking up early to view the scenery on the way into the port" - Beefysmum
"As in other stops we did the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tours, and as in other cases you have to keep in mind that each Hop-Off eats into the time before you have to return to the ship, particularly in cases like this where you are tendered in. Kotor is worth the visit. Multiple towns along a long coast and backed up against spectacular mountains." - roywinters6
"Wow...just such a beautiful place. Make sure to get up early so that you can see the scenery as you cruise down the fjord to get to Kotor. Also, dont forget to stop and try the "Black Wine" yum" - CruzinRichie

Naples, Italy Arrives at 7:00am - May 16, 2017, Departs at 7:00pm - May 16, 2017

"Pompeii is an absolutely must see." - ItaVero
"For us it was more about Pompeii which was stunning. " - cowboy74
"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

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Arrives at 5:00am - May 17, 2017, Departs at 7:00pm - May 17, 2017

"We walked to the train and got off near Vatican City. Went to the Forum, the Colosseum, and Trevi Fountain. So great to see these awesome places!" - islandcruiser14
"Beautiful and we were lucky enough to be there on Sunday so we got to see Pope! A lot of history a must for anyone who loves history" - 4kstarr
"It's Rome, what can you say? The Civitavecchia train station is a 7-8 minute walk from the port; we took the train to Roma San Pietro (don't go to Roma Termini) and cabbed in to the Trevi Fountain. The train is 10 euros r/t per person." - nx7u

Messina, Sicily Arrives at 7:00am - May 19, 2017, Departs at 7:00pm - May 19, 2017

"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
"probably one of our favorite places so beautiful and the food there is incredible!" - 4kstarr
"go to the Duomo, be there at noon to watch the tower. Do yourself a favor a record the 15 minutes of activity, very impressive. " - robinnbob

Dubrovnik, Croatia Arrives at 7:00am - May 21, 2017, Departs at 11:00pm - May 21, 2017

"Dubrovnik is a very expensive, but beautiful place - generally Croatia is much, much cheaper (we live in Croatia), but with the Game of Thrones etc, you expect it to be. It's also very, very busy (in the summer especially) but well worth the visit. A tip: Don't pay stupid prices for taxis - around the corner from the port exit, there are buses 1A, 1B and 3, taking you straight to the old town for 15kn (2 euro) per person. Buses are frequent, and most you would end up waiting for one is maybe 2-3 mins... " - MWood
"A real hidden gem. I'd never thought of visiting Croatia before, but so glad we did. Beautiful scenery, people and history. Great shopping too. Amazing food! Too short of a stop to really experience the city." - bartlesl1
"Yet again another beautiful place. We took the tour to the Seaside resort of Budva and then had some free time so sat at a table on the beach for a "croatian beer" and still had plenty of time to walk around Dubrovnik before having to get back on the ship." - CruzinRichie

Corfu, Greece Arrives at 8:00am - May 23, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - May 23, 2017

"This was the only port where we did not take an organized excursion. We did a Hop on Hop off bus and explored at the various stops. We loved going through the neighborhood outdoor markets. Saw lots of fish mongers, butchers , spice shops etc. Fun fun. Our favorite stop. " - Nancygray
"We enjoyed Corfu! The shops are open just for the ships that dock here. There is a very nice collection of stores to peruse in Old Town. Also the Fort was fun to tour and from the top, the views are outstanding. You don't need to pay for an excursion here - the cruise ship will have an affordable bus into town." - ivanhoe678
"Loved the shopping and old town area of this city." - Jbhouse

Ajaccio, Corsica Arrives at 7:00am - May 25, 2017, Departs at 7:00pm - May 25, 2017

"One of the best ports on this trip. Good walk around port. Little sight seeing trains are worth doing." - bluemoon1uk
" Very pretty place had a lovely time " - kojock
"Nice, small but still a lot to see" - Rehr

Toulon, France Arrives at 7:00am - May 26, 2017, Departs at 4:00pm - May 26, 2017

"Most people thought this stop was pointless, but we can make anything fun! We explored the small town, saw the market and then took the cable car to the top of Mount Faron! Amazing view, everyone should do this! We then ate at the top and enjoyed the afternoon!" - emilylewis711
"the city tour is great, had done it last year, therefore we thoroughly enjoyed the open market on " - Toulon2017
"Not much to do here unless you book an excursion through the ship that goes to Marsielle or Aix en Provence. We took the Petit Train to the beach for $10 round trip each, but ended up just coming back to the ship to the pool deck." - tygerness