I didn't see a sailing date, is your sail date Nov 2 on Gem from Barcelona ? I'm going to be on that cruise, deck 8. Did you book tour in Italy through NCL or do thing on your own. My friend and I start to look (yeah, we are a little behind schedule.:-). Do you mind sharing info about the tour with us if it is not with NCL ? There tours are a little spendy for us. TIA.