Regal Princess; Mediterranean

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Regal Princess; Mediterranean

21 Day Mediterranean Cruise

We have a challenge that limits mobility these days, Parkinson's. We are grateful for Fodorites help, the help of the cruise line and airline. We want to share our experience with you.

At every port we took our time getting off the ship. When available we rode hop on hop off buses all the way and did not get off unless mentioned. Each port was magical.

Naples; we walked off the ship, across the street, actually wondered for about a half hour. Realized on the return that we would definitely take hop on/hop off bus
Crete; rode hop on hop off; got off at one stop, had coffee, walked a couple blocks then back on hop on hop off bus
Santorini; took water shuttle from ship to port; walked short coastal town; walked on beach; had coffee and took in beautiful Greece
Kusadasi; stayed on ship
Istanbul; rode hop on hop. Market looked colorful, dense and interesting but was too much for us
Mykonos; Took water shuttle to port; Short line to take cable car up into city, we took it, walked around a bit, sat and people watched. Cute city. Line to go down cable car was huge, I waited in line while husband with Parkinson's waited in shade.
Athens; rode hop on hop off. We had to take bus to Acropolis then switch buses for entire route. Same in reverse for way back to shop.
Kotor; took water shuttle from ship to port; caught hop on hop off bus, was a nice introduction to a cute town; we did not walk the streets but are sorry to have missed it
Messina; ticket included two hop on hop off bus routes, we took both, one along the coast and one through the city
Naples; ticket included two hop on hop off bus routes, we took both, one along the coast and one through the city. what a beautiful place. we had been to Naples fifteen years ago and on this day we were introduced to things we had not seen before. The Amalfi Coast will have to wait for another time.
Barcelona; ticket included two hop on hop off bus routes - we only took ONE - the route we took did not include Gaudi Parc. We are thankful to have visited Barcelona on our own many years ago
Gibraltar; took a short shuttle taxi ride into town; then we took a TAXI TOUR with Charlie, Gibraltar Official Tours, Charlie Baglietto, Licensed Guide. The tour was FANTASTIC, reasonable, very informative and we cannot recommend it enough.
Marseille; ship shuttle into town; we took local choo choo train tour of city, beautiful place. Choo Choo Train tour took us to Cathedral, we got out and walked a bit, then back on train to city center and shuttle back to bus.
Genoa; we had to walk from ship to city, we asked taxi driver how far to hop on hop off bus, he said 1K. took hop on hop off bus tour of city.
Livorno; we stayed on ship and are grateful to have visited Florence twice on our own before. Pisa will have to wait for another time.
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