Royal Princess European Explorer May 7,2004



I am taking this 12-night cruise with three other adults. I was wondering if anyone knew about how to take private excursions at any of the following ports. I rarely take a Princess (or any other ship) excursion because they are often overpriced. Contacts would be appreciated for private tour guides. Especially Normandy beaches; and my mom would like to go into Paris for a few hours.

We want to take a private car/guide to the port from Rome (it is unwise to take any public transport in Rome, including taxis, because of gypsy pickpockets and Albanian muggers). We want to very briefly stop at a couple of places along the way.

I read their is an outlet mall about 45 minutes outside of Florence but don't know the name of it or how to get there. Does anyone know?

How is the weather (eg temperature) during this time?

1410 - European Explorer from Rome
Royal Princess
12 day/night sailing from Civitivecchia (Rome) to Southampton (London)

Day Port Arrive Depart
Day 0 Civitivecchia (Rome) --- 6:00 PM
Day 1 Livorno (Florence/Pisa) 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
Day 2 Cannes 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
Day 3 Barcelona 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
Day 4 At Sea --- ---
Day 5 Gibraltar 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Day 6 Casablanca 5:00 AM 6:00 PM
Day 7 Cadiz 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Day 8 Lisbon 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Day 9 Vigo 8:30 AM 4:00 PM
Day 10 At Sea --- ---
Day 11 Le Havre (Paris) 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
Day 12 Southampton (London) 5:00 AM ---

Post Edited (03-02-04 17:51)