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Old 06-13-2006, 07:30 AM
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If you book in advance, through Princess, you are not charged until you get on board. And then, if you decide to cancel, they will refund your money if it is a valid reason or they have to cancel the excursion. Last year we cancelled Curacoa snorkeling because it was lightning. We cancelled on the morning of the excursion. They told us they probably could not refund the money, which I understood. However, later that morning, they had to cancel all excursions due to the weather, so they refunded the money. We usually book through Princess for our excursions. The reasons are: you know where you are going, when you are going, how much you are going to spend, what you are going to do, you are guaranteed a space, you get to pick what you want to do, and you know the ship will not sail without you. We also do some on our own when we get to a port. We'll ask one of the cab drivers how much he'd charge to take us around the island or some place we may have seen that looked interesting. It usually is a reasonable price, and we've had a lot of fun. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you allow plenty of time to accomplish it. Have a wonderful cruise!!