We have been thinking about this same excursion, as well. It seems like a good excursion, and MFM states that he has always made it back to the ship ON TIME! However, as with everything, there is a first. Not to be a pessimist, but that would really hurt!
We are cruising on the FREEDOM Sept 25, 2010, and yes, we will probably go ahead with MFM. Everything that I have read seems good, and one time I read that the ship tour went to a "staged" village. I especially want to purchase some baskets and carvings for souvenirs. They can also be purchased at port, but at inflated prices. Buying from the Embera's benifits the tribe first hand.
Anyone else with opinions or experience ... PLEASE REPLY! ~ Tom