Thanks for the information on the excursions, dizy. I printed out the brochure and have done some research online and in various guidebooks. Since there are five of us it may be in our best interest to just rent a taxi. Does anyone know if there are taxis that can accomodate 5 people? But just in case we want to do excursions, is there a website that has a review of HAL excursions or even which HAL excursion is best at each port? I ask because it seems that in the port of call forums, the excursions from cruise ship to cruise ship differs somewhat.
Thanks for all your help!