I had subscribed to this thread a long time ago and I am glad to read that overall it was the Trip of a Lifetime and only with a few hiccups which of course I was disappointed for you when I read them. I am with you on the Navigators - my husband would complain about it every night LOL he never got over the new format for the same reasons as you state! Your mini report confirms my fears about DCL excursions but sounds like the Portofino one was good so I may try that one next time We avoided this time round because we just found them sooo expensive. We did Cinque Terre on our own that day and bar the long wait for tenders at La Spezia it would have gone totally according to plan but we still had a great day and including lunch, 2 taxi rides, train journeys we paid for 4 people the same price Disney were charging for 1 person! Monaco/Monte Carlo we also did on our own and bar the rain at the end of the day and the mad dash walk from the bus back to the tender at Villefranche we really enjoyed walking around the Principality! I was however a bit surprised to read your review on See Amalfi Coast only because we used them on the same day and had the most wonderful time but with a couple of changes. What a shame they were not consistent for you and very frustrating for you indeed. We must have lucked out as we had a driver and a tour guide plus we paid for another tour guide at Pompeii which was well worth the money. They picked us up at 8am and we were at Pompeii for opening. Originally the company wanted to take us to La Tagliata overlooking Positano but it wasn't my sort of place so we requested that they take us to Ristorante Constantino - which yes was full of tourists but the view was amazing - we didn't want the prix fixe menu which they were trying to push onto us but we know what we like and we wanted the a la carte so our lunch took a little longer but it was actually cheaper than the prix fixe and we had wine and bottled water too. Because we had chosen to linger over lunch our Driver was concerned about time and getting us back to Naples because I wanted us to be back at 5pm even though the all aboard time was 5.30pm (OCD). This meant they gave us the option to go down to the lovely less busy Positano or go to Sorrento - Sorrento was a must do for us. I then came up with another plan as we were concerned about traffic on the way back to the city. We only wanted about 50 minutes in Sorrento (in that time I managed to do some damage on the credit card and buy gelato - it's very touristy and I am sure Positano would have been less crazy but I needed that pin in Sorrento LOL). When we got back to Naples we still had tour time and so our driver dropped us off and waited for us whilst we walked around Naples for a little bit - this worked out well and given how we felt DCL were running the place down a bit (dangerous, traffic etc) honestly everything that DCL were telling us they could have said about NYC and London and I really thought there was a lot of scaremongering - After walking around Naples we found it to be a beautiful city with a lot of culture and we were grateful to See Amalfi for keeping us on track and being so flexible. I just wanted to put that out there because I think Trip Advisor puts See Amalfi Coast as #1 for a reason but of course I appreciate that there are companies out there that I have used that I too thought were not worthy of their accolade only to hear that others had a wonderful experience.