My wife and I also booked this cruise this week. Our experience has been that arranging private tours is by far the best and most economical way to tour ports. Historically, arrangements with 3-4 couples makes it perfect and fun........no waiting around. Making your own arrangements saves you 50% and you travel in smaller groups. No huge buses. Anyway.....I will start looking at private tours in the next month or so and if you would like to join us...let me know.