September 2015 - 12 Night Grand Mediterranean (Barcelona To Venice) Cruise on Island Princess
Loved the itinerary, but not the cabin location on this ship. Being a European trip you expect to walk a lot, but did not need the additional walking to/from cabin for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The Tour in Toulan was a waste, but those in Florence, Athens and Turkey were a must and worth the money. We took the train into Rome (highly recommend it over booking a tour). r/t for four people was $48.00 directly into St Peters Square, paid $15 p/person for quick access to Vatican and taxis to Coluseium, treve fountain and Spanish steps. Including all ticket costs, we paid less than $200.00 for four people while ship cost $229 bus tour per person. We also paid bus transportation in Istanbul to major sites - no need to take tour here.