Port reviews and tips for Riviera & Aegean Splendours on 2017-07-16.

Barcelona, Spain Departs at 5:00pm - Jul 16, 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

Roses Arrives at 8:00am - Jul 17, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Jul 17, 2017

Sete, France Arrives at 8:00am - Jul 18, 2017, Departs at 11:00pm - Jul 18, 2017

Sanary-Sur-Mer, France Arrives at 8:00am - Jul 19, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Jul 19, 2017

Hotel In Monte Carlo Arrives at 8:00am - Jul 20, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Jul 20, 2017

San Remo, Italy Arrives at 8:00am - Jul 21, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Jul 21, 2017

"Looked very nice but were on an excursion to Monaco and Monte Carlo so didn't see much of the town" - dotty1808
"Got tendered into port ,nice quiet town ." - RFC

Portofino, Italy Arrives at 8:00am - Jul 22, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Jul 22, 2017

"Portofino is too commercialised and attracts hordes of tourists. For a more relaxing time visit Santa Margarita 1.80 Euro one way; 15 minute bus ride along the coast." - DubaiDolly
"Picuresque and charming" - RonR
"Had to divert to Genoa. Bad ship excursion." - belair333

TUSCANY REGION, ITALY Arrives at 7:30am - Jul 23, 2017, Departs at 7:00pm - Jul 23, 2017

"Port was lovely, our excursion was great, after s coach ride we the went on a mini train into Pisa. Fantastic sights. " - WamC
"On this day we actually never made it to Florence as planned. The cruise line said they were selling shuttles to go to Florence and or Pisa. However, we left the ship at 0845 and they had already sold out of shuttle tickets to Florence (disembarkation was 0800) so if you opt for this, make sure you're off the ship right at 0800. If you brave the train to Florence, note that the employees at the train station do not speak English, there are long lines for train tickets and it takes 2 hours by train to get to Firenze (Florence). However, it is only approximately 20 minute train ride to Pisa and was considerably cheaper to do, " - jaceymorgan
"Florence and Pisa again well organised and not so much walking" - Vanjam23

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Arrives at 7:30am - Jul 24, 2017, Departs at 7:00pm - Jul 24, 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
"We departed from this port and if your departing from here stay in Hotel Traghetto less than a 2 minute walk to where the buses leave from to bring you to the check in terminal. The train to Rome is very very cheap ensure you get your train ticket stamped before getting on and it takes just under an hour to get to Roma termini also the port offers a bus to train station for a couple of euro highly recommend as the walk is doable approx 15-20mins but with luggage and the warm weather when we were there this was well worth it. Civitavecchia has a few nice restaurants and is nice for a stroll around but not much to actually do." - Olivia101

Amalfi,Italy Arrives at 8:00am - Jul 25, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Jul 25, 2017

"Our 2nd time here.... love it! " - pattigirl44

Monemvasia, Greece Arrives at 8:00am - Jul 27, 2017, Departs at 6:00pm - Jul 27, 2017

"Our hearts fell for Monemvasia and its charming walled town. Don't bother waiting for the bus to the Old Town. The walk is about 15 minutes." - acemanuel1
"The Old Town is the attraction." - WendyP3
"Dramatic, beautiful and historical." - NormB1

Ermoupoli, Syros Arrives at 8:00am - Jul 28, 2017, Departs at 6:00pm - Jul 28, 2017

Piraeus (Athens), Greece Arrives at 7:00am - Jul 29, 2017,

"Skip the high priced excursion package. Catch the X-80 bus outside the cruise terminal--4 euros for a 24 hour ticket--for an express ride to the Acropolis. The same ticket takes you back to the cruise terminal; buses run every 30 minutes. " - RSFinNC
"In Piraeus, we skipping our usual train trip into Athens and opted for the “PR01 Corinth Canal”. After a couple of hours on the bus, we arrived in Corinth and went out on a bridge to see the canal from above. The bus went down to water level where our group hopped on a private boat to traverse the canal. They provided a surprising nice selection of local Greek food including spanakopita, shrimp, octopus and other snacks, washed down with a small glass of Ouzo." - Zip01002
"Took an excursion to the acropolis. It was breathtaking. Great guide, cool shopping in Athens. " - haroldlindo