We originally planned on going to Rome for a week but soon realized it was cheaper to take this cruise back to the states than fly back! 16 nights for $509 pp. This was an unbelievable bargain. Especially starting in Rome and going to Corsica, Mallorca, Cartegena, Spain, two different stops in the Canary Islands and Nassau before disembarking in Galeveston.
We spent 6 nights pre cruise based in Rome and had a blast. The trip to Citavecchia was easy as we used Zelit Tours in Rome and I would highly recommend them. We arrived around 3pm and got on the ship quickly though I heard the folks who got there around noon took over two hours due to some problems with the ship's previous cruise.
I am not a fan of the RCCL ships with the Promenade. Too crowded in the public areas but I tend to stay away during the busy times. Most people seem to like these ships though.