You sound like my kind of traveller. The only thing that I am not is an early riser although
I can make efforts to visit places and get as much in as I can on a trip.
However , it is not clear if you are looking for a cabinmate or not.
Also, what is the itinerary of your cruise? I have been to Italy twice and am mostly interested in the Greek , and some Turkish islands with Venice thrown in if possible. I shall probably be in southern France in my family in September and it would be quite easy to get to Italy. If you are looking for a cabin mate and you are interested (see my profile above),please let me know and give me more specifics on the ports of call, cost of cruise, etc..
Hope to hear from you, Colette.