We have never been on a European cruise. We will be flying in from Florida to Barcelona two days before cruise departure. We have two boys with us 20/18 year old. We have done many Caribbean cruises. Any advice on where to stay in Barcelona and what to do while there would be great. We always like to book our tours in advance with a private guide not a royal caribbean package. If anyone has any advice who to book excursions through at the different ports would be great. Thanks in advance. These are our ports of call Nice, France, Florence, Italy, Rome, Italy, Naples, Italy, Kotor, Montenegro, Venice Italy for two days arrive at @2pm Zadar, Croatia. Not sure where they dock in Venice maybe take a water taxi to the main city. Thanks again for all the help.