My wife and I sailed on the Navigator of the seas from May 5, to May 12, 2013 and this was a first cruise for both my wife and myself. I can not comment on price as my wife purchased this as a surprise for my birthday.
We flew to Rome on the same day that we boarded to Ship. We have traveled in Italy before and because of that we were familiar with the trains. We purchased ticket from the Airport to the Port online. Planning and research allowed us to leave enough time so our transfer at Rome Trastevere, even though we had to go up and down stairs, not all elevators were working. the walk from the Station in Civitaveccia was not long, very flat and there is a shuttle from the entrance to the port to the embarkation area.
The check-in process was amazing, very short and the person who checked us in explained everything very clearly.
A place for everything and everything in its place.
The cabin has enough room for two people travelling together. The bed is comfy and spacious, There are enough outlets for everything and we travel with a great deal of electronics.
Saw the Parthenon and the Agora
used the Hop on Hop off Bus - tickets were available and cheaper
if there is a line at the Parthenon, go down to the Agora and by tickets no waiting there.
there is a bus for 3 euro round trip from the port - great idea and great value