Changing cabin from uomo to donna

May 12th, 2006, 11:45 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 51
Changing cabin from uomo to donna

I finally booked my couchettes on an overnight train from Rome to Venice. I had checked availability & prices many times and then when i finally paid for our tickets it hit me I didn't remember to change the default from Uomo to Donna. Its a shared cabin for 4 and we are 2 women.
The tickets say nothing but a car and seat number. The website only lets me change the train. I'm afraid if I wait till I arrive to try to change it there won't be a cabin available. I arrive on a Friday and the ticket is for Sunday night.
Is this going to be a problem to change when we arrive? Any way to check/change them from home?
soccerose is offline  
May 13th, 2006, 04:00 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 5,129
Couchettes are not normally segregated by sex: you share with people of either sex. Some trains now have ladies-only couchette compartments, but I don't think there are men-only couchettes. The Roma-Venezia train doesn't seem to have ladies-only couchettes. In couchettes, you don't undress to go to bed - there's not really any space to hang clothes anyway. Sleeping compartments are normally two- or three-berth and are segregated by sex; if you share with strangers, they will be the same sex.
GeoffHamer is offline  
May 13th, 2006, 05:57 AM
  #3  
ira
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 74,474
Hi S,

If you are taking either the 22:50 or 00:47 night train from Rome Tiburtina, there are no "Men Only" couchettes.

ira is offline  
May 16th, 2006, 08:33 PM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 51
So I guess it is actually the "comfort" sleeper carriage - it says 'Couchettes for four "Comfort"' on my confirmation.

When I go in to select the 'beds' now I see the choices: Promiscuo, Donna and a check box for Posto basso obligatorio (mandatory situated below?). But I swear when I was in before my choices were Uomo, Donna, and the check box. (because I recoginzed both choices).

So maybe its 'whatever you get' or women only. I guess we will just get what we get.

What the heck is Promiscuo? - they have a special cabin for promiscuous people? .... that's the closest word I can find in my dictionary. : )
soccerose is offline  
May 16th, 2006, 09:11 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 898
Not sure, but I think "promiscuo" can mean "mixed".
Maire is offline  
May 17th, 2006, 01:07 AM
  #6  
bellastarr
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I am also guessing that Promiscuo means either Male or Female, Posto Basso Obligatorio means lower berth (probably for those who physically can't use an upper berth-so they make a special request for the lower one.

I took one of these trains some years ago, while traveling solo and ended up the one female in a cabin with 3 men (i Swiss, one Roman and one Venetian. Oh what a night it was! (Seriously-the worst problem was the snoring of the Swiss guy-otherwise they were all perfect gentlemen and even seemed to go overboard to put my mind at ease)
 
May 17th, 2006, 08:11 AM
  #7  
ira
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 74,474
Hi S,

>What the heck is Promiscuo? <

"No preference".

ira is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
JimF
Europe
16
Dec 16th, 2006 05:22 PM
JimF
Europe
5
Oct 11th, 2006 02:30 PM
telemark
Europe
5
Jan 24th, 2006 02:34 PM
PetHead36
Europe
7
Jan 27th, 2005 10:20 AM
sme
Europe
10
Sep 14th, 2004 07:26 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:57 AM.