Poll Position: Booking Excursions

June 25, 2012 | By | 3 Comments

Cruisers have lots of options for exploring ports of call. Whether it’s an guided coach tour or a day of leisurely shopping or lying on the beach, it can be difficult to choose what to do and how to go about organizing it. So, we wondered how most folks book their excursions — if they do excursions at all.
What we asked: How do you book your shore excursions?
What they said: About 44 percent say they book their excursions through the line pre-cruise. Another 31 percent say they book them with an independent company and not their cruise line. A further 13 percent don’t book excursions, and the remaining 13 percent book through the line once they’re on the ship.
What it all means: Although we expected pre-bookings to be the most popular, we’re surprised at the number of people who book their own excursions independently.
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    3 Responses to “Poll Position: Booking Excursions”

    1. Elizabeth Schaffer
      June 25th, 2012 @ 3:01 pm

      We always book independently. You have a better experience, more personalization, and the costs are greatly reduced. Cruise lines charge too much for excursions.

    2. Julie Anderson
      July 2nd, 2012 @ 10:39 am

      We will be on NCL Epic on the 14th july and we would like to book our excursions independently, is everyone interested to share it?

    3. Kam
      July 2nd, 2012 @ 10:16 pm

      We are going on the Norwegian Jade 10 day mediteranean cruise on Dec. 12, 2012 to DEc. 22. Weare looking at economical excursions – but ebverything is like a grand. do you have any suggestions????

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