Hi Mort - my wife and I are also on this cruise - not sure of all our pre and post plans -- given thought to Rome tours though-- having a hard time finding a hotel-- the one Princess offers is VERY expensive. My travel agent is (hopefully) looking for an alternate.
Thanks for the reply . We have reservations at he Aldrovandi in Rome arriving there
on 5/5/04. Try a website named "leading hotels of the world" because the euro is so valued agaist the dollar, tourism is way down on the continent. There should be some great rates on 3 and 4 star hotels. Try any search engine "rome hotels " and you'l find many hits. Good luck !