Can anyone give us advise on planning our own excursion trips as we are going on our first Princess cruise 7-19th July and have noted that the excursions are not only very expensive (especially for a family of six!) but at this stage are pretty much booked up. What I really need to know is how can we get to places of interest by ourselves from the cruise ship/tender dock(our youngest is 5 years old). The places the cruise visits are - Stavanger, Hellesylt, Geiranger, Tronheim, Honningsvag, Tromso, Flaam and Bergen. I know this is very long winded and alot to ask but I would greatly appreciated any information that may help. Thanks.