Hi bobbo, I don't want to sound negative but the best part of our trip to Albania was the boat journey back to Corfu.
I badly wanted to go to Albania last time we were on Corfu, but didn't get the chance. We managed to get round to it in May and I am sorry to say that I was really disappointed.
You would be better off taking the east coast cruise and taking pictures of Albania with a good zoom lens.
Having said that, if I had read this report before I went, I would still have gone just to say I had been.
p.s. You DON'T get your passport stamped in Albania