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Old 03-16-2009, 05:25 PM
spoheat spoheat is offline
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We used island Marketing in the past, but paid only a deposit to them. They are a marketing umbrella for private tour operators. The balance of our tour was paid on completion to the tour operator directly. Sorry about your bad experience. Just did a ship's tour in San Juan and it was unbelievably bad. The 16 of us on the bus were organizing at the stops to try to take over the tour. He nearly had us (12 people had 4 p.m. flights) missing our planes home, and didn't think it was a big deal. You can get interesting service in foreign countries, even with the layer of protection of a cruise line behind it.
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