After coming back from my first cruise (I have been on two so far and I am hooked). I thought of a new idea for a shore excursion. Let me know what you think.
But first, let me give you some background. When I was exiting my ship at the dock in Nassau (Prince George Wharf), I was chatting among my fellow passengers as we were being led out of the dock on to our shore excursions. There were at least two other cruise ships also docked there. These giants of the sea were impossible to ignore. So, the topic of our conversations were comparisons between our ship and the other two. We all were wondering what it would have been like to cruise on one of the other ships. So, when I got back, this thought occured to me.
Like I said, tell me what you think:
Wouldn't it be nice to have a shore excursion, that would consist of a guided tour aboard a neighboring cruise ship?
I don't know exactly the logistics involved but I would imagine it might go like this:
- You will sign up for the shore excursion ahead of time, not knowing exactly what cruise ship you will be given a guided tour of. This would be due to the variable and sometimes unpredictable nature of scheduling and changes in cruise ship itenerary
- In port, you would be guided to the neighboring cruise ship and undergo security screening (just as the passengers on that ship and your ship undergo).
- You will then be greeted by the Cruise Director and/or his staff (of that neighboring cruise ship) who will then give you a guided tour of their ship.
- Of course, this would serve as an opporitunity for that neighboring cruiseship to entice you to take a future cruise aboard that ship. I suppose there would be the necessary reservations staff on hand to handle any of the passengers that were sold on taking a future cruise onboard. I would not even mind all the sales pitches, so long as I get the chance to go aboard at least two cruise ships during my cruise.
- An added bonus would the offering a lunch for these neighboring cruiseship passengers at the end of the tour. Perhaps served in one of the dinning rooms or pool deck cafeteria. Perhaps even during the sales enticement/pitch process.
So... Tell me what you think.
When I got back from my first cruise, I did write all this to the cruiseline I cruised on. I don't know if I can mention it's name, but it has a logo that has both an anchor and a crown. A couple weeks later they wrote me back. They said they appreciated feedback from passengers like me, and apreciated any ideas or suggetions. However, they thought the security needed for such a shore excursion might be too complicated, so they didn't think it was feasable.
So tell me what you think. Could it be possible for the cruiseline to do such a shore excursion? Would you book a shore excursion like that if they offered it? I be waiting to hear your replies. Thanks in advance.