Don't book shore excursions on
Grand Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Sail Date: January 28, 2012
Ship: Grand Princess
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
The cruise was great. The point I want to make is how risky it is to book shore excursions through .
We did 3 excursions. 2 through Princess 1 through . The Princess ones were wonderful. No problems, no stress, very organized. The one ruined our day and almost the entire cruise.
From the beginning we were worried that the excursion wouldn't get us back to the boat in time for "All Aboard". The trip was 1-4 and "All Aboard" time was 4:30. We called several times to confirm that we would be OK and were constantly assured that we would be back with plenty of time.
Well we weren't. We got back to the port at 4:50. We ran as fast as we could as the harbor master and hundreds of people on the ship were waving us on. One of the captains met us as we got on board and reprimanded us for being late. We were minutes from being left behind (which happen to a couple that was on the excursion with us but cruising on the boat docked next to us). It was very embarrassing.
We will NEVER book another excursion through again.
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Pros: Great ship layout
Cons: We almost missed the boat because of an Orbitz excursion