Just booked the Mythical Medley cruise, which begins in Venice and ends at Civitavecchia (Rome). We're seeking advice on port-call activity, and feel that some of Oceania's excursions are over priced.
Port calls include Venice (my 4th visit), Dubrovnik, Kotor, Valletta, La Goulette, Barcelona, Marseille, Livorno (alternatives to Florence and Pisa), and Rome.
We're not against booking some ship tours (e.g., Aix / Souks @ La Goulette) but would prefer to set off on our own. Given the size of most of the ports, it appears that most can be covered by short taxi rides and walking.