I'm looking for ways to reduce costs on my planned Med. cruise in July. I'm thinking about planning my own flight and hotel stay. How important is the "Cruise Transfer to the Ship"?
Costs I'm facing: If we do a pre-cruise package, I'm looking at a $50 pp Flight change fee, and $259 pp for the hotel and transfer.
I think I can get the same hotel for about $125 per night, and save about $100pp on the flights.
Am I setting myself up for failure by getting to the ship on my own? I know a train runs from Rome to Civatavecchia (port city).
Is it wise for my wife and I to have 2 large bags of luggage on the train and to check in @ the pier? Please help.