My Husband and I are traveling on the Norwegian Gem, embarking from Barcelona on September 13, 2009.
We have booked a private tour guide in Naples to take us on (from what I've heard from others) the most amazing tour of our lives. We will visit the Amalfi drive coastline via Sorrento Positano, Amalfi and Ravello (many of these locations, due to the road conditions, are not accessible by the tour buses rented through the ships excursions).
In addition to the tour, we will stop for what the tour guide calls “a memorable Italian food experience in a family trattoria where food is cultivated by self sufficient farmers like their grandfathers used to do (fixed deal of Euro 20 per person)." A friend of mine did this and said it was the MOST AMAZING lunch he's ever had. The "trattoria" is at the top of a cliff with views over the ocean. The "lunch" is a big one with full wine pairings at each course
The 6 passenger van is 400 euro and we already have it reserved. Just need 4 more people to come along with us and it will only be around 67 euro per person! Reply here if you're interested!