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Cruise ship schedule October 19-23 2014

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Cruise ship schedule October 19-23 2014

Can anyone help? We are planning a stay on these dates but if the cruisers are too bad we may stay in Ragusa instead.

Many thanks

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1. Re: Cruise ship schedule October 19-23 2014

anyone?

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2. Re: Cruise ship schedule October 19-23 2014

There are different resources available on line but you'll find that they have differing information, so look at what you find as just a guide.

…cruisett.com/schedule/…694-Taormina_Sicily

www.cruisereport.com/crPort.aspx?id=971

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3. Re: Cruise ship schedule October 19-23 2014

Thank you! Looks like none while we are there so will book our hotel - Villa Carlotta.

Thanks again

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4. Re: Cruise ship schedule October 19-23 2014

There will be cruises in Messina on those dates, especially on the 23 October.

shipsofmessina.altervista.org/Scali_2014.pdf

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Edited: 04 April 2014, 13:32
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5. Re: Cruise ship schedule October 19-23 2014

Actually, Messina is probably the more important port to look at to get a sense of the day-trip traffic into Taormina. That's where the larger ships will stop, the ones that disgorge a couple of thousand people at at time.

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6. Re: Cruise ship schedule October 19-23 2014

Yes Messina, and then Catania, but if you see ships in Messina, you know Taormina will be crowded during the day. That's when you plan your own day trips, and return when the cruisers depart.

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7. Re: Cruise ship schedule October 19-23 2014

Thank you. I can't open the Messina link, can anyone tell me what days these are in port there? We are flying to venice on 23 late morning so no real problem there, what about other days?

We are planning to stay around our hotel during the day enjoying the views and then walking into the town in the evening for dinner and to explore a little so hopefully not a major issue anyway.

We are coming to relax as it's our anniversary aNd we are travelling without family 😄

Edited: 04 April 2014, 14:33
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8. Re: Cruise ship schedule October 19-23 2014

The Regal Princess will be in port on the 19th. There are no ships on the 20th. The Msc Splendida would arrive on the 21st, and Cunard's Queen Elizabeth on the 22nd, but then Silver Wind, Arcadia, and Horizon would arrive on the 23rd.

Tanti Auguri!

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9. Re: Cruise ship schedule October 19-23 2014

Thank you so much. Loos like leaving for airport after breakfast on 23rd is a good idea!

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10. Re: Cruise ship schedule October 19-23 2014

With the schedule you describe, I think you won't have an issue with tour groups. We tend to go into town in the early morning before they arrive - this is really pleasant, it's cooler as well and the streets are just coming to life. Then take it easy in the daytime and come back into town after 6 when they're long gone. It works for us.