HeinBloed's Cruise Guides

LAST UPDATE: March 2013









AIRPORT: Lounge Salon Paul Casals
AIRPORT: Meeting Points for Cruisers and Drivers
AIRPORT: Terminal 2
ATTRACTION: Arena Entertainment-, Dining- and Shopping-Center
ATTRACTION: La Boqueria
ATTRACTION: Las Golondrinas Harbour Cruise
ATTRACTION: Miramar Garden/Montjuic
ATTRACTION: Rope Car Montjuic/Mirador, World Trade Center, Mare Magnum Entertainment-, Dining- and Shopping-Center, Cathedrale
ATTRACTION: Sagrada Familia
ATTRACTION: Sagrada Famila and other venues: Collecting Tickets at the ATM
BAGGAGE STORAGE: Sants Station
BAGGAGE TRANSFER: DW Consigna
FOOD: Bodega Joan (in a classical neighbourhood with 99% locals - but best when FC Barcelona has a soccer game)
FOOD: Farga (Downtown Location)
FOOD: Farga (Park Güell Location)
FOOD: La Marina de l'Hospitalet (Catalan Cuisine near airport)
FOOD: El Mon de la Tapa (near Sants Station)
HOTEL: AC Hotel Sants
HOTEL: AC Hotel Sants
HOTEL: AC Hotel Sants (Breakfast)
SHIPSPOTTING: Harbour Cruise
SHOPPING: El Corte Ingles Department Store
TRANSPORTATION: pre-booked Taxi
TRANSPORTATION: pre-booked Taxi
TRANSPORTATION: AeroBus
TRANSPORTATION: PortBus
TRANSPORTATION: Bus 116 to Park Güell - Upper entrance, FGC-Commuter Trains to Tibidabo, TramviaBlu to Tibidabo, Metro
TRANSPORTATION: Metro
TRANSPORTATION: Metro, Airport-Commuter Train, Transfer at Passeig de Gracia, pre-booked Taxi
TRANSPORTATION: Metro, Bus, PortBus
TRANSPORTATION: PortBus, pre-booked Taxi, Mini-Bus



AIRPORT: Baggage Transfer Collection Point
ATTRACTION: La Padrera (Casa Mila)
ATTRACTION: Montjuic
BAGGAGE TRANSFER: DW Consigna at Port
BAGGAGE TRANSFER: DW Consigna at Airport
TERMINAL: Baggage Transfer, PortBus, Metro
TRANSPORTATION: PortBus, Metro
TRANSPORTATION: Taxi-Service




ATTRACTION: Cabo Girao
ATTRACTION: Camera de Lobos
ATTRACTION: H.M. Borges - Madeira Wine Tasting
ATTRACTION: Market Hall
FOOD: By the Sea "Furna" in Praia Formosa
TOUR OPERATOR: Bendix Tours




ATTRACTION: Alhambra
ATTRACTION: Nasrid Palaces (Alhambra)
FOOD: Paco Rama in Loja
TERMINAL: Cruise Terminal Malaga
TOUR OPERATOR: VIP Malaga Tours




ATTRACTION: Taxi-Tour, Grande Dame
TRAIN STATION: Marseille St-Charles
TRANSPORTATION: Taxi




ATTRACTION: on the way to Mount Teide
ATTRACTION: Mount Teide
PORT: Fascilities
SHIPSPOTTING: Taxi
TOUR OPERATOR: Turisbeds
TRANSPORTATION: Taxi







ATTRACTION: Hjörundfjord, Sunnmöre-Alps (click on newer postings to see all pictures)
ATTRACTION: Magerholm-Ferry, Fjellstua, Art-Deco-Quarter, Eier T23 Taxi Aalesund
ATTRACTION: Urke, Hotel Union Öye, Hellesylt, Geirangerfjord, Hellesylt Taxi
TRANSPORTATION: Eier T23 Taxi Aalesund
TRANSPORTATION: Hellesylt Taxi




ATTRACTION: Bryggen
ATTRACTION: Mt. Floyen, Fish Market
FOOD: Filini Bar Restaurant
TRANSPORTATION: Public Bus to Cruise Terminal




AIRPORT: Baggage Claim Area
AIRPORT: Check-In-Situation in Terminal 3
AIRPORT: Lost Baggage Contact
AIRPORT: SAS Lounge
ATTRACTION: Helsingborg, Sweden
ATTRACTION: Karen Blixen Museum
ATTRACTION: Kronborg in Helsingör
ATTRACTION: Malmö, Sweden
ATTRACTION: Öresund-Bridge
FOOD: Café Mäster Hans in Malmoe
FOOD: Gl. Humlebaek Kro in Humlebaek
FOOD: Karen Blixen Museum
FOOD: Pronto in Malmö
FOOD: Strandvejristeriet in Helsingör
HOTEL: Linnea Hotel in Helsingborg
HOTEL: Linnea Hotel in Helsingborg
TERMINAL: Fascilities
TRANSPORTATION: The-Sound-Train to Malmoe




ATTRACTION: Glendalough
ATTRACTION: Powerscourt Gardens
ATTRACTION: Scenic Coastal Ride
FOOD: The Wicklow Heather in Laragh
PORT: Fascilities
TOUR OPERATOR: Nicholas Glynn
TRANSPORTATION: Nicholas Glynn




AIRPORT: Europcar Car Rental (incl. collection and delivery at Ocean Terminal in Greenock), Hotel Holiday Inn Express
ATTRACTION: Douane Castle, Loch Venacher
ATTRACTION: Loch Katrine, The Scottish Wool Center (Shopping), Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
ATTRACTION: Royal Yacht BRITANNIA
ATTRACTION: Stirling
FOOD: Guy's Restaurant in Glasgow
FOOD: Harry Ramsden's in Glasgow (THE Fish and Chips Restaurant)
FOOD: John Cowane's Coffee-House in Stirling
FOOD: Myrtle Coffee House in Callandar
FOOD: Royal Yacht BRITANNIA in Leith
HOTEL: Holiday Inn Express at Glasgow Airport
TERMINAL: Fascilities
TRANSPORTATION: Europcar Car Rental (incl. collection and delivery at Ocean Terminal in Greenock)




ATTRACTION: A ride to Jarlsberg
FOOD: Havly Café
FOOD: Monty's BistroTRANSPORTATION: Grantfield Garage




ATTRACTION: Taxi-Tour
TRANSPORTATION: Taxi




ATTRACTION: Blue Lagoon
ATTRACTION: Geysir
ATTRACTION: Gullfoss
ATTRACTION: Hallgrims Church
ATTRACTION: Helicopter Sightseeing Flight over Thermal Lava Fields (click on newer postings to see all pictures), Nordurflug
ATTRACTION: The Pearl, Saga-Museum
ATTRACTION: Thingvellir
FOOD: Thai Kevlavik in Kevlavik
FOOD: Vegamot in Reykjavik
PIER: Fascilities
TOUR OPERATOR: Island Horizon
TOUR OPERATOR: Nordurflug (Helicoptor Sightseeing Flight)
TRANSPORTATION: Europcar Car Rental




ATTRACTION: Birdcliff Tour (click on newer postings to see all pictures), Sightseeing.fo
ATTRACTION: Bus Ride to Vestmanna
TOUR OPERATOR: Sightseeing.fo
TRANSPORTATION: Bus Ride to Vestmanna







AIRPORT: Hilton Garden Inn, Lufthansa Senator Lounge
FOOD: David and Dean
HOTEL: Hilton Garden Inn




BELOW: THE OLDER EDITION / NOT UPDATED FOR A WHILE - SORRY:


Dear Cruise-friends,

I love cruising and in preperation to my ship's call I love to be informed what it is expecting me at the several destinations. The more you know the less you can be disappointed and have a great time to spend.

I love helping and but I am somehow frustrated if you get exactly the same questions like

on even days:

How do I get from Rome to Civitavecchia...

on odd days:

How do I get from Civitavecchia to Rome...

So I do not like to waste my time to answer to the same questions.

That's why I am changing the form. In this blog I can update from season to season and if I have new pictures I can add myself.

Later I can just add a link to my forum-posting to my blog where you find the answers.

Same type of answers like before, but easier for me to handle and just one click more for you. That's the difference.

Regards,
HeinBloed



Germany

Berlin

General impressions
Warnemünde Train Services 2010 / Tickets
Cruise ship train vs. Public train and 1st class vs. 2nd class in trains
Buying a Day Pass for Berlin Public Transport
Renting a Bike
Walking and Public Transport Guide 2009 for a very personal tour suggestion
Parking at the City Limits and Public Transport to the City Center
Ho-Ho-Bus in Berlin
Buying online train tickets (Ländertickets and Schönes Wochenende Ticket)

Güstrow

Güstrow (Palace of the Dukes of Mecklenburg)

Hamburg

General impressions
City Walk from Cruise Terminal to the Landing Stages and back
Warnemünde Train Services 2010 / Tickets
Access public transportation at Hamburg Airport
Buying tickets at the Airport Commuter Train Station machines
Buying ticket for local transportation
Access public transportation and HoHo-Buses at Hamburg Central Station
Access public transportation and HoHo-Buses at Hamburg Cruise Center
Access public transportation at Cruise Center Altona (Alternative Cruise Terminal)
Access public transportation at Hamburg Jungfernstieg (Noble Shopping District and Canal Cruises)
Buying online train tickets (Ländertickets and Schönes Wochenende Ticket)
Maritime Circle Line-HoHo-Boat-Service

Kiel

General impressions
City Walk from Cruise Terminal to Central Station and back
Sightseeing Tour by bus
Car Rental
Transfers from the Cruise Terminal to Central Station
Around Central Station to find the bus to Hamburg Airport and Kiel Cruise Terminal Ostseekai
Buying Tickets for Lübeck
Holsteinische Schweiz (Plön, Eutin, Malente)

Laboe (Navy Memorial)
Buying online train tickets (Ländertickets and Schönes Wochenende Ticket)

Lübeck

General impressions
Warnemünde Train Services 2010 / Tickets
1st class vs. 2nd class in trains
Parking, Walking, Ship Tours
Travemünde - Cruise Terminal - Finding around
Travemünde - Buying tickets for Lübeck
Buying online train tickets (Ländertickets and Schönes Wochenende Ticket)

Molli-Train (Bad Doberan and Kühlungsborn)

General impression
Buying Tickets to Bad Doberan 2009

Potsdam

General Impressions

Ribnitz-Damgarten

Riebnitz-Damgarten (Amber Museum)/Bodden Landscape

Rostock

General Impressions
Boat Tour Options 2010
Train and Tram Guide 2009
Buying Tickets 2009
Buying online train tickets (Ländertickets and Schönes Wochenende Ticket)
Ships in Rostock Seaport 2010

Schwerin

General impressions
Warnemünde Train Services 2010 / Tickets
1st class vs. 2nd class in trains
Walking and Public Transport Guide 2009 for a personal tour suggestion
BUGA 2009 - National Garden Festival
Buying online train tickets (Ländertickets and Schönes Wochenende Ticket)

Warnemünde

General impressions
Train Station Guide
Warnemünde Train Services 2010 / Tickets
Car Rental 2010
Bike Rental
Buying online train tickets (Ländertickets and Schönes Wochenende Ticket)

Wismar

General Impressions
City Walk
Scenic ride from Wismar back to Warnemünde
Warnemünde Train Services 2010 / Tickets
Buying online train tickets (Ländertickets and Schönes Wochenende Ticket)


Belgium

Bruges

Impressions

Ghent

Impressions
Tram between Ghent St. Peter and City Center

Zeebrugge

Transport Options to/from Bruges


Denmark

Copenhagen

Baggage Storage at Central Station
Airport-Transfer by Cruise Ship Company
Airport-Trains to the City and then to the Frihavn-Cruise Terminal or Langeline-Cruise Terminal
From Frihavn-Cruise Terminal to Nordhavn Train Station for City Center and Airport
Frihavn-Cruise Terminal: Taxi, Internet, Shop, Ho-Ho Bus
Langelinie-Cruise Terminal: Bus, Tourist-Information, Outlet-Shopping, Coffee-Bar
Tour to kill time until your late flight departure



Egypt

Alexandria

Out of the blog: Private Tour by Ramses Tours in Alexandria, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6
Out of the blog: Alexandria Cruise Terminal


Estonia

Tallinn

Private Tour: Guided Walking Tour


Finland

Helsinki

City Tour by boat


France

Buying French train tickets

Cannes

Independent DIY Tour (by bus): Grasse

Le Havre

Independent DIY Tour (by car rental): Giverny - Rouen - Honfleur

Marseille

Private Tour: Marseille - Cassis


Greece

Piraeus


Out of the blog: Piraeus Cruise Terminal - Internet Café - Hertz Car Rental - Walk to Metro Station
Out of the blog: Taxi Tours in Athens, Part 2 (Acropolis), Part 3 (Acropolis), Part 4 (Lunch at Plaka)
Out of the blog: Riding Metro in Athens


Italy

Civitavecchia

Getting to Vatican City and Rome by train
Private Tour: Rome
Toilets in trains
Out of the blog: Transfer from Rome to Civitavecchia
Out of the blog: Civitavecchia Port
Out of the blog: Buses in Civitavecchia - Civitavecchia Train Station - Taxi in Civitavecchia

Civitavecchia-Livorno

Independent DIY Tour (by car rental): San Gimignano - Florence (overnight) - Pisa

Livorno

Out of the blog: Walk from Pier 75 to the City - Buying Tickets for the bus - Taking the Bus to Livorno Central Station
Out of the blog: Taking the train to Cinque Terre
Out of the blog: Monterosso (Cinque Terre)
Out of the blog: Taking the boat to Riomaggiore (Cinque Terre)
Out of the blog: Taking the train from Cinque Terre - Taking the bus from Livorno Central Station

Naples

Independent DIY Tour (by train): Ercolana (Mt. Vesuvius/Herculaneum) - Naples Pizzeria Da Michele

Rome

Out of the blog: Arrival at Rome Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci Airport - Transfer to Hotel
Out of the blog: Hotel Riviera in Fiumicino - COTRAL Bus from Fiumicino to Lido di Ostia - ROMA PASS - Metro in Lido - Tickets for Rome
Out of the blog: Ostia Antica
Out of the blog: Porto Turistico - Il Delfino Restaurant in Fiumicino
Out of the blog: Hotel Riviera in Fiumicino (Part 2) - Private transfer from Fiumicino to Rome - Hotel Express by Holiday Inn in Rome S. Giovanni - Rome Tuscolana Train Station
Out of the blog: Metro in Rome - Roma Termini Train Station - Trains to the airport and Civitavecchia
Out of the blog: Colosseum - COTRAL Bus from Rome to Tivoli
Out of the blog: Villa Adriana in Tivoli
Out of the blog: COTRAL Bus from Tivoli to Rome - Roma Tiburtina Train Station - Buying tickets for regional trains - Tram - Baffeto Restaurant in Rome
Out of the blog: Hotel Express by Holiday Inn in Rome S. Giovanni (Part 2) - Bying tickets for trains - Trains to the airport and Civitavecchia (Part 2)
Out of the blog: Roma S. Pietro Train Station - Getting to Peter Square and Vatican Museums
Out of the blog: Vatican Museums - Sistine Chapel
Out of the blog: Roma Termini Station (Part 2) - HoHo-Buses - Online-Tickets for the trains - Train and bus to Villa d'Este in Tivoli
Out of the blog: Villa d'Este in Tivoli - Getting from Villa d'Este to the train station in Tivoli - Roadhouse Grill Restaurant in Rome - Roma Termini Train Station (Part 2)
Out of the blog: Transfer from Rome to Civitavecchia
Out of the blog: Transfer from Civitavecchia to Fiumicino-Leonardo Da Vinci-Airport - Around Train Station at the airport - Baggage claim
Out of the blog: Civitavecchia Cruise Terminal - Port Shuttle - Tourist Information - Hertz Car Rental - Necropolis
Out of the blog:


Sorrento

Out of the blog: Sorrento Tender Pier - Jetfoil from Sorrento to Amalfi
Out of the blog: Amalfi
Out of the blog: SITA-Bus from Amalfi to Positano
Out of the blog: Positano
Out of the blog: Boat from Positano to Sorrento


Lybia

Tripoli

Ship's Tour: Leptis Magna


Malta

Valletta

Private Tour: Southern Malta
Out of the blog: Valletta Cruise Terminal
Out of the blog: AVIS Car Rental - Private Tour and Part 2


The Netherlands

Amsterdam

Private Tour: Marken-Volendam-Schermen-Amsterdam
Out of the blog: NH Hotel Amsterdam Centre and NH Hotel Barbizon Palace
Out of the blog: Using the tram in Amsterdam - around Central Station - around Cruise Terminal
Out of the blog: Private Water Taxi Tour
Out of the blog: Dinner at Kantjil & De Tijger
Out of the blog: Using the train in Amsterdam - around Central Station - Lyra-Train to the airport and Rotterdam - Albert Hijn Supermarket - Baggage Storage - Buses to Zaanse Schans, Volendam, Marken
Out of the blog: Breakfast at Villa Zeezicht - Walk through the City Center - Flower Market
Out of the blog: Zaanse Schans and Lunch at De Krooi

Rotterdam

Out of the blog: Rotterdam Centraal Station - Around Rotterdam Central Station und buying train tickets
Out of the blog: Rotterdam Transportation from Central Station to Cruise Terminal
Out of the blog: Rotterdam Willemsplein - Access to Public Transport around the Cruise Terminal
Out of the blog: Rotterdam Maritime Hotel - Part 1 and Part 2
Out of the blog: Dutch Rail Services 1st class
Out of the blog: Delft
Out of the blog: Rotterdam Maritime Hotel - Part 3 - Parking in the street - Dinner at Tai-Wu
Out of the blog: Cruise passenger parking in Schiecentrale - Part 1
Out of the blog: Cruise passenger parking in Schiecentrale - Part 2
Out of the blog: Kinderdijk


Norway

Ålesund

Out of the blog: Private City Tour

Bergen

Independent DIY Tour (by train and ship): Bergen - Bergen-Railway - Myrdal - Flåm-Railway - Flåm - Fjordcruise through Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord - Gudvangen - Scenic Bus - Voss - Bergen Railway - Bergen and Fløi-Funicular-Railway.

Flåm

Out of the blog: Private Tour - by car - Stegastein - Borgond Stavechurch
Out of the blog: Private Tour - by boat - Mini-Fjord Safari

Geiranger

Out of the blog: Private Tour - Mount Dalsnibba

Stavanger

Out of the blog: Privat City Tour


Poland

Gdynia

Private Tour: Gdansk


Spain

Barcelona

Baggage Storage
Hotel-Recommendation
Getting to Columbus Column
Airport-Transfer - Ho-Ho-Bus - Port Cruise
Pre-Cruise Airport-Transfer - Hotel - Tapas-Dinner - Segrada Familia - Casa Batllo
Out of the blog: Around Cruise Terminal South at World Trade Center - Getting around to Columbus Column - Taking the Metro from Drassenes to Passeig de Gràcia - Buying tickets at the Metro
Out of the blog: La Pradrera (Casa Mila)
Out of the blog: Taking the Metro to Lesseps - Walk to escelators to Park Güell
Out of the blog: Park Güell
Out of the blog: Taking the Mini-Bus from Park Güell - Best pastries/hot chocolate at FARGA - Taking the Metro to Sants Train Station
Out of the blog: WiFi and Baggage Storage at Sants Train Station - Taking the Metro to Placa Espanya - Transfer to FGC-Trains towards Montserrat
Out of the blog: Taking the Bus to Montjuic - HoHo-Buses
Out of the blog: Taking the Montjuic Cable Car - Taking the Bus to World Trade Center
Out of the blog: Various Hotels around the cruise terminals - Walking from Mol Adossat Cruise Terminal to Columbus Column
Out of the blog: Airport Taxi - Hotel 54 - Tapas at Casa Alfonso
Out of the blog: Breakfast at Farga - Monstserrat by train
Out of the blog: Around Montserrat and Part 2
Out of the blog: Return from Montserrat by train - Dinner at Mussol - Milano Campari Bar
Out of the blog: Hotel Transfer to the Cruise Terminal - Fascilities at the Cruise Terminal
Out of the blog: Debarkation in Barcelona and Part 2
Out of the blog: Taxi tour from ship to the airport, Part 2, Part 3

Eivissa

City Walk


Tunisia

La Goulette

Out of the blog: Ship's tour to Carthage and Sidi Bou Said


Turkey

Izmir

Out of the blog: Izmir Cruise Terminal
Out of the blog:Private Tour by Ephesus Deluxe to Ephesus, Terrace Houses, Virgin Mary House, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5


United Kingdom

Brighton

Out of the blog: City Walk

Canterbury

Out of the blog: Canterbury Cathedrale and City Walk

Dover

Cruise Terminal, City Center, Pencester Road Bus Station, Sightseeing Bus, National Express
Car Rental, Castle
Eastern Docks (Ferry Terminal), Taxis and Foot Passenger to Calais, France by P&O Ferries
Out of the Blog: Express by Holiday Inn in Folkestone, Dover White Cliffs, Pencester Road Bus Station

Gatwick Airport

Out of the blog: Lingfield Park Marriott Hotel and Country Club in Brampton

Heathrow Airport

Hotel-Recommendation
From Southampton City Center Terminal to Heathrow Airport by National Express Coach and Taxi

London City Airport

Out of the blog: Finding around London City Airport and access to public transport towards Dover

Petersfield

Out of the blog: Uppark House and Garden

Sheffield Park

Out of the blog: Visit of the Park

Southampton

Hotel-Recommendation
From City Center Terminal to Heathrow Airport by National Express Coach, Taxis, Car Rental, Hotels and Baggage Storage
Out of the blog: Walking from City Center Terminal to AVIS, Holiday Inn, Devere Grand Hotel, Europcar
Out of the blog: Hythe Maples Hotel Part 1 and Part 2
Out of the blog: Southampton City Wall Walk, Dinner at Coriander Lounge and Greyhound Bus and free City Shuttle from Town Quay


Cayman Islands

Spotts (for George Town)

Private Tour Grand Cayman


Colombia

Cartagena des Indias

Private Tour (Cartagena Tours)


Costa Rica

Puerto Limón

Private Tour Cahuita and Tortuguero Nationals Parks


Honduras

Coxen Hole, Roatan

Private Tour "Best of Roatan" (Victor Bodden)


Mexico

Cozumel

Ship's tour Tulum and Beach Break (Celebrity)


Panama

Colón

Private Tour Gatun Locks - Panama City (Rudy's Tour)

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