I spent a year of college in Italy - lived in Rome and wanted to share Italy with my wife. Loved the access to the different cities and towns from the ship. Excursions had excellent guides mostly and the pace was typically good - a couple could have been faster paced.
Loved Sorento - it was the perfect day.
Croatia was a gem. It was just beautiful and the excursion to the national park was refreshing. Great Guides - Need to do more around Croatia in the future.