I been on two cruises before but We always took excursions from the ship. The prices seam pretty expensive since we are taking our kids with us and the average price would be around $400 for each port. I've checked on-line for off the boat tours and seam like a better deal but how safe are they? You always hear stories of bad experiences. Unfortuntly I don't speak spanish either, so how easy is it to communicate? Thanks for your input.