Thinking about a Mediterranean Cruise 2011. How are the prices for hotels in Barcelona or Venice. Any recommendations where to stay? Do the hotels pick you up at the airport or is it only Taxi? Anyone know the cost involved? Is one community easier to deal with, people, airport, language issues, etc?
Also, when going on a Rome excursion, it states this year that you only can purchase them on the ship. Has anyone had trouble getting the excursion you want? I'm interested in visiting the Vatican for sure and sightseeing of Rome. Are there any ports and excursions that were especially good? I'd like to hear the good and the bad. Also if you've been on another cruise line instead of Carnival, I'd still like your input.