We are taking a Meditterean cruise on the Brilliance of the Seas departing Barcelona on May 14. If we don't take the ship's shore excursions, how likely are we to find a private tour ,quickly ,once we get off the ship ?Are there lots of taxis, vans etc. waiting there to take cruise passengers where they want to go? I'd appreciate any advice.
Pat.. in some ports of call you may have no problems finding a driver to take you on a tour. In those cases, be sure to negotiate a price for what you want, and DO NOT pay any portion until you're returned to the ship.
In other ports, if you have travel long distances, it may not be so easy, and you may want to try and make these arrangements in advance.
If you list your ports, I'm sure there are people here who'll offer their opinions and experiences.