Again, my wife and I joined an excursion offered by the ship which was a visit of the National Archeological Museum of Naples and Pizza Tasting. Again, I found myself wasting money here. Now keep in mind I have been in the area before on a previous trip. The last trip, though we stayed at a local hotel, we went to Pompeii, visited Sorrento and had a scenic drive up and down the Amalfi Coast. If this was my first time in Naples, I highly recommend this itinerary instead of what we took. I ran into some of my Port Promotions friends that used them to go touring the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento and Pompeii and they said they were perfect and the trip was spectacular.
Anyway, the visit to the Museum was good and I thought our guide was very knowledgeable explaining most of the major pieces within the Museum. I tipped him well given his passion and knowledge. The Pizza tasting however was a disappointment. I thought it was more like a Pizza lunch than a tasting. One would think you would have several slices of different types of Pizza in Naples especially this was where Pizza was born. Besides, the itinerary description said "pizza tasting" not pizza lunch. At the restaurant, we each received a full, personal size cheese pizza and a glass of wine. Yes, that’s it!
For what I paid for the tour, I thought again, I wasted my money. I would have walked to the Museum which was just a few blocks away from port and picked myself a restaurant to eat the local pizza (which there was tons). The ship will be docked at a very good, central area where all the action in Naples can be safely navigated by a good map and a good pair of walking shoes.