Terri R. Thanks. If you think you're adventuresome, I am an airline pilot and my wife and I will be flying standby! We plan to go a week early so we are interested in a decent but not overly expensive place. Around 120 euros or less per night seems to be the going rate. There will be a number of us so we are looking into apartments, but we will be going one to two days earlier so we will need a room for 1 or two nights. The B & B you found may be a good idea. Can you post the info on it?
And just for your adventurous side, the return flight on the day the ship gets in is already 99 oversold. Looking to do a train to somewhere else or staying a few more nights on the back end. I tried to convince my wife that we should stay on the ship as it comes back to Miami, but she fears icebergs and hurricanes (I spent 12 years active Coast Guard, I guess I embellished the rescue stories too much).
Look forward to your post after the cruise. Have fun.