Carnival Tests Advance Booking of Shore Tours
July 30, 2002
The usually progressive Carnival's not actually out in front on this trend. Royal Caribbean, Princess and Celebrity are among the other lines that have already put a program in place though they all encourage booking via the Internet -- and feature online shore excursion brochures on their own web sites.
Carnival isn't relying on the Internet in this case; guests booked on the two applicable cruises will get an order form with their cruise documents and are then asked to fax or mail them back to the company's tour operations department.