I am going to be on the Liberty sailing May 7th, and did a Med. cruise last Oct. with RCCL.
If you join www,cruisecritic.com you will find that there are many people who will be cruising with you, or you can start your own thread and others will follow. This is a great website as well. If you need a private land tour in Naples, we are hooking up with 2 other couples we met thru the cruise critic, and are using
Italy Limousines, website www.italylimousine.it
They are by far the least expensive and most amicable to deal with. they have English speaking drivers and their reviews are great.
We took the ship's tour last Oct., and wasted our time and money. All the ships have a thing going with the Cameo Factory and everyone has to make a stop there. Only a few got off our bus and that was to use the restrooms. I think that tour cost aroune $125 with lunch, and ours is around $70 w/out. We are customizing our tour as well. You can do the same with a return bus to the airport when you get back. It's much cheaper to do it this way. Everyone else out there is looking for groups to get together so you can save some money. I found that out this trip.
Take a colored marker with you and mark your caper the night before so that you know which activities you want to attend the next day. You will meet many new friends. I have already spoken to a few I met on the cruise critic website and we are having a group party the day we board. Make sure you make your spa and special restaurant reservations as soon as possible upon boarding. We brought a few bottles of water with us, and just refilled each time we needed to. If you want more info and bits of suggestions, please let me know.
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. Remember, this is your vacation, relax and have a great time.