Shore Excursions

21 Jun

If you have ever taken a cruise, you have more than likely booked a shore excursion at one or more of your ports of call. These excursions make it possible to see some of the highlights of your port of call, along with other people, usually from your ship or any other ships that may be docked at the same time.

Such excursions can be pricey when booked directly through the cruise line. You may spend up to $200 for a dolphin encounter, or $150 for a jet ski and snorkeling combo tour. Many people suck it up and pay it. After all, the excursion is being booked through the cruise line so it ought to be worth it, right?

There is a little known website called Shore Excursions Group that offers much of what the cruise lines offer, only at better prices. They also boast a 12 person average sized tour group.

Yeah, but if you book directly through the cruise line, they have to take care of you if you miss the ship.

True, but if you book through Shore Excursions Group, you get the SAME protection. They have never had someone miss the ship due to the excursion not getting back to the dock on time. Even in the rare event that it happens, the company will arrange and pay for your accommodations, meals, and transportation to the next port of call, and will pay you an additional $500 per customer for the inconvenience.

I’m glad I stumbled upon the website and I will be using them on my upcoming cruises.

What is the best shore excursion you’ve ever taken?

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