After many ocean cruises (MSC and others) and many river cruises this is the first time I was looking forward to disembarking.
It was not a complete disaster, embarking/disembarking was as expected, the ship was nice, cabin was suitable, cabin steward was good and drink waiters were very good.
However, the dining and over 8 hours spent with disrespectful customer service during the cruise spoilt it for us.
We used the Hop on Hop off bus independently
We walked about by ourselves taking advantage of the local flavour since we were there on Independence Day
We took the Lubeck tour, it was very enjoyable