ivyskar
Contributor Level: Purser

Buying excursions

Like to know if you can buy excursions on the ship for ports of call going on the Vista in May.

Tags: Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Vista

5 Answers

SimonCommunity
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Yes, Carnival sells shore excursions onboard and online ahead of your cruise. You can also shop for Third Party excursions with a return to the ship guarantee here:  https://cruiseline.com/excursions

akaGrandmaJo
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Popular excursions sometimes sell out before sailing, so be sure and check how fast the tickets are going before you decide to wait. 

Go to cruise manager then go to excursions.  Hover your mouse on the excursion picture.  Then you can click on Quick View and then click on Departure times to see how many tickets are left.  They do sometimes add more tickets, but if it's something you really want to do, I wouldn't count on that.

Enjoy your cruise!!

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

It is alway prudent to book ahead of time if you are able to do so.  You avoid lines and excursions that are filled. 

Hey ivyskar,

 

we will be on the same cruise, 5/14! There is a Facebook page for our cruise also, another Brian is organizing it with meet n greets and a slot pull. I think we are going to have a great time!

 

Brian

twangster
Contributor Level: Captain

It is always advisable to book your excursion before you get on the ship regardless of who you get the excursion from.  Booking sooner will yield more choices, they do fill up, or the best, desirable times may go first. 

If booking without the cruise line make sure to read the terms and conditions.  Itineraries do change at the last minute due to a number of events, make sure you understand what you need to do if it happens to you.  When booking through the cruise line they tend to take of everything automatically since they know about the last minute changes. 

Weather can cause a ship to miss a port, medical diversions or mechanical issues can too.  The cruise line is not contractually obligated to make each port.  Stuff happens.

The larger more reputable 3rd party excursion companies will accommodate late changes, small local outfits may have something like a seven day notice, partial or no refund.  It's up to you to understand the terms and conditions.

 

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