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Oct 27, 2016 - Civitavecchia Italy - Jewel of the Seas

Arrived in Rome this morning and drove to Civitavecchia where we boarded our ship, Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas. Had some lunch and then waited to get into our stateroom. There wasn’t much scenery on the road down from Rome – just a few houses here and there. Our ship sailed about 5 p.m. and we were on our way to our Mediterranean adventure. Our first day was “at sea” and the seas were a little rough. Rog and I did okay, but a lot of passengers and some of the crew were seasick. The main dining room was a bit empty at dinner. Saw a...

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Retired at Last!

Nov 29, 2014 - On way to Heraklion Crete

Sat. 29 Nov. 2014 Weather:-19 degrees/Sunny 5thday at sea Our take off from Civitavecchia was at least 1 ½ late yesterday, I do not know the reason but I would not be surprised if one of the tour busses came back late, they had a lot of mileage to cover in Rome yesterday. We have watched from our balcony people leisurely sauntering up the pier 20 minutes after the all aboard deadline. The crew have everything packed up, the Captain is on the bridge and they just calmly dawdle along-- amazing. We had another date with the Captain last night...

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Med. Melodies Encore

Nov 28, 2014 - Civitavecchia

Fri. 28 Nov. 2014 MSC Sinfonia Weather:-14Degrees/Overcast/Sunny Civitavecchia (Rome) 7:00  17:00h 10h Civitavecchia, the port of Rome is 1 ½ hours either by train or bus away from Rome and as we have already been there a few times and are spending the last 5 days of our holiday there on this trip we are sticking close to the ship and just having a little walk around the town. MSC have put on a shuttle bus that takes us to the town centre so that will be the extent of our adventures out today. Civitavecchia (means Ancient City) was almost...

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Med. Melodies Encore

Sep 12, 2014 - 7th Port on Med. Cruise - Civitavecchia, Rome

As we had already done Rome, we felt no need to take the 1.5 hr journey from port back to the city. We did think about going to shore to the beachand to explore, but in the end we stayed on ship. Nice and quiet on board. Did the gym and relaxed. Audi and I hit some golf balls and shot some hoops. As people arrived back from their tours, we ended up spending the remainder of the day in the hot tub. Night was quiet. Did trivia then a show featuring a Russian Acrobat lady and her husband who did foot juggling. Then did a run to the Galaxy...

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Living the Dream

Apr 27, 2014 - Party at the Pope's House

Kev must've had a good sleep overnight. He woke up full of beans this morning. First he did "jazz hands" as he went into the bathroom to have a shower. He then decided to play a trick on our house-keeper Alex & participate in the crew-only evacuation drill. As the siren sounded, Kev put on the life jacket stored in our wardrobe, exited the room and started running down the very long hallway shouting "Run Alex run". He said "Mr Kevin, it's okay. Not for you Mr Kevin". Very funny!! A nice humorous start to the day :). So today is...

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Apr 26, 2014 - Civitavecchia

Today, Saturday, we are in Civitavecchia which is the port for Rome. We had thought of taking the train into Rome for a wander around but we found out how busy it was going to be because of the Cannonisation of the 2 Popes on Sunday. We decided we did not need to join the million+ pilgrims and visitors. Instead we had a nice walk along the seafront and found a nice pizza restaurant full of locals. We had a large Margarita Pizza and a small carafe of wine looking out at the sea – life is beautiful to quote an Italian movie from a few years...

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Oct 27, 2013 - Rome, italy

The ship docked in the port of Civitavecchia, Italy as Rome is not a port. Rome is about 90 miles from the port of Civitavecchia and we were required to take a bus or train into Rome. Unfortunately it is a Sunday and most of Rome is closed and the Vatican is busy holding services. The Sistine Chapel is open but group tickets are not available on the last Sunday of the month so you would have to stand in a line that would take hours to get entry. So we signed up for another bus tour and the tour description: "Those who prefer a less...

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Oct 9, 2013 - Civitavecchia

Civitavecchia is the main cruise port for Rome and many passengers make a dash to Rome for a few hours as it is nearly two hours away and we are only here from 7am until 4pm. It is also the end of the first half of this cruise and for many people it was the end of their 11 day cruise. We walked around the town instead of dashing into Rome as we have been there for a few days a couple of years ago. We were very pleasantly surprised about how nice Civitavecchia was. I don’t know why but we expected it to be a grungy old port town. The town...

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Nov 4, 2012 - Civitavecchia - the cruise begins

Today we boarded the Celebrity Equinox for our cruise of the Western Mediteranean. We love cruising. First, we get to unpack and that's it, no dragging suitcases around. We especially appreciated it on this trip as we had 3 suitacases apiece as we were going to be gone 6 weeks and in a wide range of weather. It was an ineresting balancing act hauling them up and down stairs! I ended up sending one of our suitcases down the up escalator. (Fortunately, noone was behind me!) We are also a target for people who wanted exorbitant amounts of...

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Sep 16, 2012 - entry 1

9-16-12 Civitavecchia Got in to port yesterday, Italy is beautiful. There is so much to learn aboard the Argo, however I feel better knowing I’m not the only person who is on a sailboat for the first time. I swam in the Mediterranean yesterday. It was much colder than anticipated, but refreshing nonetheless. It is very salty, which made floating easy. Tomorrow our crew is taking a day trip to Rome, the next day we are taking the Argo out of port for the first time and heading to our next destination. Internet is scarce, so I anticipate...

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The Experience

Jul 7, 2012 - Mediterranean Cruise on the MSC Sinfonia

Keep an open mind, have unlimited time, and some extra money, and the skies the limit on unexpected adventures. I found out Friday Nikki and her daughter were going on this cruise. She called and got me a great last minutes rate, so early the next morning I left with them for the 2 1/2 hour trip to Civitavecchia, near Roam, to board for my FIRST cruise on my birthday!

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Apr 21, 2012 - Ostia Antica (Roman ruins)

April 21 - Civitavecchia (“the old city”) , the port for Rome Today was Rome's birthday (founded 753 B.C.) so we decided it would be too busy and crowded! We elected to take a tour to Ostia Antica, the remarkable remains of a Roman city an hour south of this port. While Pompeii was said to have been a more upscale community, Ostia was a city will all classes of people. It had been a very important seaport but it no longer sits on the ocean. Founded in the 4th century it was a prosperous city with temples, baths, a theater and many homes. It...

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