Sorry I won't be joining you on that cruise, but I just returned from a Venice to Barcelona cruise on Celebrity Millenium. The itinerary is awesome. If the Brilliance makes a stop in Villefranche/Nice I can highly recommend Revelation Tours for a wonderful 8 passenger van experience. We used them for a tour of Eze, Monaco, Cannes, and Nice. Our driver/guide Michele spoke fluent English, was extremely knowledgeable, had a fantastic personality, and provided a truly outstanding overall experience. (Just in case you are still researching your excursion options).