My wife and I are also booked on the March 3rd sailing. Maybe we will see you on board. We live in Sacramento, CA. I have been doing some research on alternate tour operators. Some of the pricing is dramatically different from what RCI is charging. Unfortunately, most of the operators are responding with the message that they are chartered to the cruise line on the days we are in port and cannot sell to us directly. I understand RCI has a right to make a profit for coordinating the tour, but in some cases the markup is 300%. I am going to send an email to RCI and complain about the pricing.
Best wishes for your cruise.