You bet I am checking their facebook... at least 4-5 times / day...! Our fingers are crossed that nothing will change... 5/5/13 WILL BE the first cruise and it will be awesome....... but in case it is cancelled, we have decided to leave anyway... this is the trip of our life!
Plan A - no change: We fly to Rome on Thursday, May 2nd and stay there for 2 nights. Then on 5/5, we'll take the train from the Roma Termini to Venice Santa Lucia station and get on the ship. We cruise for 12 nights. We have already booked 5 excursions. At the end of the cruise, we will stay two nights in Barcelona before flying back to Canada. 17 days trip!
Plan B - Cruise is cancelled: We fly to Rome on Thursday, May 2nd and stay there for 2 nights. Then on 5/5, we'll take the train from the Roma Termini to Venice Santa Lucia station. We stay in Venice for 2 nights. We take the train Venice - Florence. Stay in Florence for 3 nights and while we're there, visit Pisa. Take the train Florence - Naples. Go to the island of Capri and sleep there one night. Back to Naples and stay in Naples two nights. Do the Amalfi coast scenic cruise and sleep in Amalfi on night. Back to Naples. Take the train to Rome. Sleep another 2 nights in Rome. Take the train from Rome to Barcelona and sleep in train. Arrive in Barcelona and sleep two nights. Fly back to Canada.
Plan B seems to be as wonderful as plan A, but would be much more expensive (extra hotels & food). We prefer to do the cruise as we would'nt have headaches with all the last minute planning...
Carnival Freedom - April 2008 (Western
Carnival Glory - May 2009 (Eastern
Carnival Victory - January
2010 (Southern Carribean)
Carnival Glory - April 2011 (Eastern
Carnival Valor - May 2011 (Western
Celebrity Silhouette - May 2012 (Mediterranean
& Greek Iles)
Sunshine - May 2013 (Grand Mediterranean)