Witwicky - yeah I found accomodation overall to be pretty expensive. Some places more than others (Venice especially!!!)
Forkie - we are doing a few transfers by train, so hopefully will be fun. We are in Rome 5 nights all up (2 nights before cruise, then 3 nights after it), and yes I have heard you need a seperate budget for Gelato
We are going to Naples .. well, staying in Sorrento to see the Amalfi Coast and Pompei so that should be awesome.
Girl X - thanks. We are going to Disneyland too so DD is very excited about seeing the Disney Princesses. We are hiring a car in France, but Italy scares me a bit so not driving there. DH has family in Northern Italy, so they can drive us around a bit though
As for clothes, should I take a shawl/cardi type thing maybe?
Thanks for the tips about Paris. Keep them coming