Whether your taking your first cruise, or you are a seasoned traveler, finding the shore excursion you want at the right price can prove to be quite a task.
Unless your travelling with someone like Silversea Cruises, Oceania Cruises or Azamara Club Cruises, if you want to take a tour (shore excursion) whilst in port, then it can prove to be quite a costly part of your holiday.
Cruise lines will start trying to persuade passengers to book shore excursions directly with them as soon as the booking has been made. You don’t even have to be on board for the hard sell! They will guarantee you things like – being back to the ship on time, seeing the best sights the ports of call have to offer and the best guides in the business.
This may well be true, but they are not the only ones to guarantee these things. The Cruise lines are dealing with the same companies that agents like our selves use, only they mark their prices up massively.
If your cruise line doesn’t manage to get you as their shore excursion customer prior to embarking the ship, I can assure you, they will try their hardest once they have you on board and will even discount their high prices to think you are getting a deal!
Be sure to shop around for your excursions prior to purchasing with the cruise line directly. Just ensure you are guaranteed the one main thing: TO GET BACK TO THE SHIP ON TIME!!
In general, passengers booking excursions with ourselves, rather than the cruise line, will save around 60% off of the tour prices.
Check out www.cruiseclubuk.com and click the excursions tab for more information on tours available for your next cruise!
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