Save some money on Excursions

You can save money on Excursions by purchasing at the embankment and most of the time there's No problem. But we were almost late back on the boat. Scary

It's important to know that if you didn't purchase on the ship and for some reason you are late. You have to find your own way home. Not good.

We will purchase on board they will wait for you.

Tags: Excursions

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Good for you. Some weird goings on in here past few months! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Thanks! Merry Christmas to you as well!!!

This is why I always book with the cruise line and I book in advance to save a few extra dollars. I also feel it's safer to book with the cruise line, a lot going on these days.

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second cruise haven’t done any excursions what’s a good one for The Bahamas

Excursions are always best arranged before the cruise but you can also do so on board. Which port in Bahamas? If in Nassau there are excursions to some of the small islands or to Atlantis or around town or to some of the national parks. If you look on line to the cruise line web sight they will show what they have available ot you can check on Viator.

We've done excursions not with the cruise line, but never one that takes up the whole time at port. We always make sure there is time (usually 1-2hours depending on how far away from port the excursion is) between the end of the tour and when we have to be back on a ship. We actually had RC cancel one of our excursions (and a few others for weather) the morning of and all their others were full so we did a tour we found at the port - one of our favorites of the trip! Just give yourself time and it shouldn't be an issue.

Thats called being conservative and at least recognizing the risks inherent in booking with a non-cruise line approved tour "operator." Especially the ones with the garage-made signs who stand around at virtually every port everywhere. Let one of THEIR buses break down in the back of beyond somewhere as ships departure time approaches, and see how saving that buck three eighty feels. no thankyou.

I personally have never booked an excursion through the cruise line. We always find one at the port. I sometimes feel that the "the ship will leave without you" statement can SOMETIMES be used as a scare tactic to push you in to buying over priced ship sponsored excursions. Now, with that being said, I know that you do not get the "we will wait for you" guarantee with unsponsored guides. However, I think it must be noted that these companies also will get you back to the ship on time, it is their job as well. They are not out to ruin your day and strand you in their country. They want you to tell your friends about "Willie's Taxi". They will do all in their power to get you back. If you are being laze about shopping and sunning yourself and are late, it is not their fault. I have done everything on the cruise lines sponsored excursions for a fraction of the price every time I've been in port. Never have we been in danger of missing the ship. Now that I have said that, I want to say this. If the bus they are attempting to herd you on looks like something out of a serial killer's dream, DON'T GO! A little common sense goes a very long way.

I agree on 100%. We did tens non-ship excursions (usually for something like half of ship price). Partially we joined someone's group, partially I organized groups by myself through roll calls. Definitely you should do your research before it and to see ratings and recommendations for tour operator. But we never were even close to be late. I agree, that you need always leave enough buffer time between tour end and ship leaving.

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