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Old 12-12-2007, 08:19 AM
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Shore excursions:

Is it more expensive to book them while on ship compared to before the cruise???

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Old 12-12-2007, 09:28 AM
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No, the price is the same whether you book them onboard or ahead of time.
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:44 AM
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:30 PM
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They might sell out though before you get onboard. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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Old 12-12-2007, 01:29 PM
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Good advice from joergr. I always want my cruises to be as stress free as possible, and so to avoid the disappointment of missing a tour that I want, I always book them as soon as I can.
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The prices are the same as f-mattox noted. As most may know, but just in case anyone does not. If you click the shore excursions on the main page at Carnival.com it will not show the prices. You have to click "my reservation" and then add shore excursions. It will not add them at that point, but it will show the prices.

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Old 01-05-2008, 06:51 AM
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Does anyone have recommendations for shore excursions for Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios. We were thinking about the submarine in Grand Cayman and Horse back riding in Ocho Rios. Is there anyway to get the times for the excursions, so we might consider more then 1? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 01-06-2008, 07:48 PM
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I just returned from the Christmas cruise on board Freedom.

I took an independent shore excursion in Grannd Cayman to Sting ray City and loved it. We had 2 stops for snorkelling and one stop for the sting rays. It was great and was cheaper than the cruise line excursion by $10 per head I think. These guys are called as Captain MArvins.. apparently they have been in business for over 25 years. Prompt and courteous service, including reply to your emails. As I was chenking in with them I heard a buy say.. you took care of my family 10 years ago.. so we are coming back to you on their reommendations... they lived up to it.

Ocho Rios: We did the Dunn river and Dolphin combo... I know lot of people including my family members liked it.. I was not thrilled with it.. but that is my opinion.

In general I liked Grand Caymen better than Ocho Rios...

It was also my first cruise.. and I enjoyed it... Just chill... you will have fun.

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Old 01-06-2008, 10:48 PM
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well since this topic about excursions

I had problems trying to book mine online and here is the problem:
When I go to carnival I can see all the excursions on the normal layout all islands with booking options but when I try to book them almost all my port of call don't have that option online (only st.Thomas and San Juan had booking options)

Do I have to call carnival to book them??

Can I book them online??

Why they dont appear as an option on the new route?
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:50 AM
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Hi Cas, What a great itinerary you have!

That is odd that the site is doing that. Usually if they are listed they can be booked. It could be just a glitch, it wouldn't be the first one they have had.

At least you have plenty of time. If you call them and ask, please post back about what the deal is. Thanks.

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