Zelker is correct, the entire thread is comprised mostly of comments made by multiple posters.
This is my first cruise in 20 years, my join date is Feb '12...I have other comments to post, haven't gotten to it, yet.
Just let me know, I will gladly give you anything I am able, hoping to help you in making your decisions for several med cruise ports. Our trip, including Rome and Venice, was wonderful, and we felt we hit a home run with every guide we used...how fortunate was that? I hope yours will be fantastic, as well. Have fun!