The ports are: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Messina (Sicily), Italy; Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey; Chania (Souda), Crete, Greece; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy.
Has anyone been on this cruise or one similar?
Also is it a good idea to book excursions offered by the cruise line or to wait till we get to each port to find local tours?
Answer on My fiance and I have booked our Honeymoon with Royal Caribbean - Navigator of the Sea.?
If you wait until you board, all the best private tours will be booked up already. Go to cruisecritic. com and join your roll call. Many people there will a) give good recommendations for legitimate tour operators b) be organizing tours for less than the cruiseline charges and they will be less crowded and more flexible than the ship sponsored tours.