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Old 03-27-2005, 09:27 AM
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I figured I'd turn to all you cruise professionals. I'm booked on Carnival Destiny for the Southern Caribbean cruise leaving San Juan on this coming December 11th. I just visited the 'my reservation' section on Carnival.com and see that I can now add/purchase my excursions. I had been so excited about the excursions as for the past 5 months or so I have been pouring over all the excursions that Carnival says it offers for each port listed on their website. I had my list all picked out and ready to book only to find that last night when I went to book/purchase not one of my selections are being offered. This is a big disappointment to me as all I'd mostly selected were scenic tours of the various islands. I find it strange that none are being offered (except for St. Thomas...they are offering a few island/scenic tours). This is my first time booking excursions online. Does this really mean that Destiny isn't offering any type of traditional scenic tours of Aruba, Barbados, or Dominica (I think one of them tied in some form of tour with a 4 x 4 adventure)? Or are scenic/island tours going to be something we have to or can book on the ship?

Have you guys used or what local tour companies have you guys used for Aruba, Barbados, and Dominca? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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Check out http://www.caribbean-shore-excursions.com/ to see what is available from off-the-ship vendors.

Have a great cruise!

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is the glass bottom boat tour good in cozumel???
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The glass bottom excursion in Cozumel is probably better in Cozumel than anywhere, due to the clarity of the water. You will enjoy it!

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Old 05-19-2005, 03:38 PM
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Thanks for the tip!! : )
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Old 05-19-2005, 06:11 PM
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Aruba has some great shopping right near the pier. There are also several casinos. This is probably where they offer the 4X4 as well.
Dominica is quite easy to get in a cab & do an island tour. The rain forest is lovely.
Barbados is the same. Easy to do island tours off the ship.
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THANKS!!!
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My advice about the online excursion booking is to keep checking back. Dec. 11th may be just a bit far ahead to book them - it's possible firm contracts between Carnival and local tour guides aren't all in place yet. Perhaps toward late summer or early fall, more of them will be available.
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Old 05-19-2005, 09:13 PM
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They're posted now. Now the problem is deciding which ones are the best choices. : )
 
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