Revised - Date should read - departing Sept. 14 from London. We just wanted to start a discussion group for others who are taking this cruise or have taken a similar cruise. We have looked at the excursions and were wondering if anyone had ventured out on their own. How were the prices vs. the planned/prepaid excursions from the ship? Were they as informative? What modes of transportation did you use?
My wife and I are on this cruise and we are pursuing some private tours in Provence and Barcelona. This will be our 5th cruise with Oceania and we do a mixture of ship's tours, private tours on go out on our own. We pursue the latter route when we have been to the port before. We have had excellent results with private tours of 2 to 4 couples from recommendations made by people who frequent the Yahoo and Cruise Critic boards. If you have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org