Thank you for your reply. I think the cruise will be great - wonderful itinerary. You're right, it will give a nice taste of several different places. I've gotten such great advice from the boards and chat and I think we are going to mix it up a bit. I have booked private tours for some ports and I think we are going to be adventuresome and go it alone in the ports that we only visit for half a day. Still working on the final specifics but I think it will be great. Happy cruising!!!