Wife and I are booked on this cruise. We are just planning our excursions, a mixture external excursion companies and 1 (I think) of Carnival's excursions. We are doing a fair bit on our own, to save cost. It's been over 12 years since our last cruise (her first, our honeymoon) - I don't remember it being quite so expensive though, ha ha. I cruised in Egypt on my own before we were married :-)
We will be meeting wifey's parents in Venice on our last day.
One thing I was disappointed to learn though.... the poker tables are not "real" poker, some form of electronic poker??? I was hoping to play poker in a real casino, just once, so I could experience it. If I understand "Poker Pro", it's just like playing internet poker. I think I'll save my money and spend it in port :-)
Can't wait. Apart from Barcelona, I have never been to any of our stop-offs. Wifey has been to Dubrovnik before, but I haven't - it all sounds great!