We just returned from a great cruise on HAL Volendam to Australia and Indonesia. During this cruise, we had quite a few ship's excursions and quite a few private tours. We made the decisions port by port based on a variety of factors, including what we wanted to see, slight mobility limitations, and reviews on the web.
To see the choices we made, and how both ship's excursions and private tours worked out for us, go to
Australia and Indonesia Cruise