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Old 10-18-2007, 05:31 AM
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Hi dl3412, welcome to Cruise-Chat. I sure hope you enjoy Princess as much as we do. They're our favorite cruise line, so far. There are a lot of people who like to book their own excursions through the internet. Personally, if I've not been to a port before, I book through the ship. I do this for 2 main reasons: 1. I know the ship has checked out the vendor operating the tour, and 2. if something happens, I know the ship will wait for me. If you do a tour on your own and do not make it back to the ship on time, they will sail without you and it is your responsibility to catch up to the ship. Another reason I like booking with the ship, if the tour is not good, you have someone you can talk to about the problems you had. Sometimes, not always, if the complaint is legitimate, they will refund your money. They won't refund for invalid reasons. It's up to you on how secure you feel about going on your own though. Once again, welcome aboard. Best wishes!