Thank you for the review and I am interested in your comment about booking excursions through Cruiseline. We have cruised enough so that we have been on many of the cruise line sponsored Caribbean excursions that interest us.
Our hesitance for doing third party or 'on your own' excursions might be allayed if a reputable third party offered the excursions and insured them. Recommendations and reviews are great, but insuring transportation to the next port due to a late returning excursion, for example, is more significant than any recommendation.
Please tell us about your excursions through Cruiseline, the convenience and cost, and how they assured you about the excursions, if these are things you would like to share.