Thoughts that go into picking a shore excursion

Some excursions are easy to pick. We have difficulties do to one liking, one NOT liking. Some basic guidance follows to assist your selection process.

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I go to any shore excursion that doesn't involve beaches or anything pertaining to the beach. I live in Galveston and I see beaches all the time. If I been to the port before, I go on a different excursion. Don't mind bus rides.

The first time we went to Mexico we chose an excursion to see the ruins. Now we check out beaches. Living by Lake Okanagan, we are less than 5 minutes to a beach, but in Feb or March when we cruise, we want to be catching some rays on a warm Caribbean beach.

When it's just DH, DD, and I, we all have similar interests, so it's not difficult.

When it's all the kids and grands, it's more challenging. Finding something that interests 11 people from 1 to 57 is possible, but it takes some thought. We are more concerned with safety and not getting too far off the beaten path.

I try and pick something new each time in a port. I will do the wine tour more then once Big Smile. Not big on water activities (dislike swimming) so more into history of a location, that's why I like the European cruises, history, great food and good wine.

I toss out the different options to the DGF and ask what she wants to do and that's what I go with. piece of pie easy as cake.

I check to see how long the excursion is. If it is an hour or so, it's not worth the price. Sometimes, the excursions are several hours, which eliminates any opportunity for shopping before boarding.

I rarely take beach excursions wince I live on the beach.

We are just 5 min away from the beach, but our winters are dull and dreary, so a late winter cruise with lots of sunny, warm beach time is just what we need.

Being from the east coast of Canada the water is cold as sin, so if there is a beach, we are on it! :)

When Monique and I cruised on Princess, we explored online all the options for excursions. We looked at each and every option. We booked specific ones for Hawaii, and a series of mutually accepted places for the Panama trip. We found that when we were in an American port, we could be on our own and go shopping. In other places, historical and interesting places on the menu.

In Bermuda, we went to the church where my parents were married and looked around the places they lived. Love Bermuda----- Love the GOLF.......


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