Questions: hotel for Venice and Greek excursions


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Norwegian Jade, departs June 2011

My soon to be wife and I will be arriving in Venice for a 2 night stay before boarding the Norwegian Jade for a Greek Island cruise.

What recommendations do you have for a hotel in Venice?
We'd really like something with easy access to the port and something with a view of a canal (she wants 'romantic').

And on the excursions, are there any you found that you wouldn't recommend?
Figured by working backwards it might help us thin the list some - that is unless you have a 'must see' recommendation.

:thankyou: for any help, guideance or pearls of wisdom.