ILast spring, whilst docked in Naples, we decided to go on our own on a day trip to Sorrento, using one of the fast ferries which dock alongside the Cruise terminal. In spite of thoroughly checking the time table and ticket office to confirm that there was a return trip which would get us back to the ship in time, when we waited at the scheduled pier at the time appointed it eventually became obvious that this boat had been cancelled without notice. There followed a hair raising, 100$ taxi ride around the perimeter of the Bay of Naples by a manic itaian driver, to arrive only just before the cruise ship sailed. About a fortnight later, a colleague was on an organised trip to the Isle of Capri which was also left in the lurch and the cruise director had to organise a replacement vessel to get 42 guests back on board. The moral is, do not trust Italian travel timetables if you wish to go ashore independently and rejoin your ship in time.