We will be taking a cruise from Barcelona to Rome one way with port stops in Gibraltar, Marseille, Genoa, Florence and end at Civitecchitia (can never get the spelling right). I have tried to join with others via Cruise Critic to share excursions but for some reason people are hesitating. This is our first time and really want to enjoy the trip and meet other people on the cruise. Not sure how else to go about meeting people except while on the cruise. I would very much appreciate suggestions on port excursions or how to see it on our own. Gibraltar and Cinque Terre are two that I haven't planned out. I have heard that Cinque Terre is easy to do by train.
I would love to hear from those who have experienced doing port days on your own.
Thank you so much in advance!!