We took this tour as part of a shore excursion, but turned out to be too much for one day and almost missed our ship.
Once at Pompeii, the Guide gave us 10 minutes to get use the restroom. A girl decided to use the restroom as the group was gathering to go in; so we all had to wait for her another 15 minutes before we could start. Once we got in to Pompeii, the tour was good and our Guide, Maria was very knowledgeable. The only issue-it is hard to hear with 1 ear piece and you get static if you get too far from the guide.
When the Pompeii Tour was done, the group split by the next tour or returning back to the ship. Maria took the Sorrento people to lunch. There was supposed to be 12 for Sorrento but we were missing 3. It took about 30 minutes for Maria to find the missing tourists who had gone with the wrong tour. Then they had to eat, so we were about an hour late getting out, but we were assured that it would not be a problem.
The drive to Sorrento was amazing and Maria pointed out items along the way. Maria took us on a short walking tour, and we had about 30 minutes to shop then meet back at the end of the shopping street. One person was still shopping, so we had another 10 minute late start to head out. Because of all these delays, I was getting worried about getting back to the ship on time, but Maria said it would not be a problem.
When we left Sorrento, there was an accident that caused traffic to really back up. Again, I was thinking it was going to be a problem, but Maria said that they would have us back before the ship departed. Once we finally got more lanes, the driver made up time and I thought we would actually be OK on time to get back to the ship.
At about 5:15, we got in to the Port and I really thought we were going to make it, but that is when traffic came to a complete standstill. We crawled for the next 45 minutes within the Port and by this time I was really stressed that we were not going to make the ship by 6:30.
My husband had the GPS for our Port on his phone and I told him