Originally Posted by Paul Motter
I really hope you can figure out a way to see Venice. Sometimes things get so hectic there you don't get to see the city before the ship leaves.
I certainly agree with Paul!
When we embarked in Venice, we were lucky enough to have an overnight there, so we got a nice time to visit the city.
Hopefully, your ship will offer a shuttle to St Mark's Square that will run the afternoon and evening of embarkation. AT LEAST you will be able to have a gondola ride! I always hate to miss meals on the ship, but you might consider having dinner at one of the many places on the square too.