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Old 01-12-2009, 07:19 AM
Join Date: Jan 2009
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Our cruise is booked for January 2010. The shore excursions are not available for booking yet. Does anyone know how far in advance that becomes available? How early should we book those? And any suggestions for shore excursions on the Western Caribbean route to Labadee, Ocho Rios, George Town, and Cozumel (we are taking 3 teenagers and a 9 year old).

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Old 01-12-2009, 07:47 AM
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Hi BarbH and welcome to Cruise-Chat.

Shore excursions usually show up on the web site 6-9 months prior to the next year's cruises. Booking early eliminates the possibility of the tours you want being sold out when you request them on the ship. There is usually a 24-hour-prior window to cancel or change excursions, if need be.

As to which excursions to book, it really depends on what your family likes to do. If you take a look at the excursions currently available for your ports, you can assume the same ones will be available for the January 2010 sailing as well. Is your family looking for active excursions, such as snorkeling or kayaking? Do you prefer sightseeing by bus? On foot? Do you want a two hour excursions or a six hour excursion? Do you want to play golf? Go to an all-inclusive resort? etc.

Folks will make suggestions, but you always have to put them through the filter of your own family's preferences.

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Old 01-12-2009, 10:09 AM
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We are doing the same trip leaving on the 18th of this month. We have two teenagers girls.When we come back we can tell you more about it.
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:25 AM
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Thank you Sandy and Devon. I have a lot of research to do, and I'm tickled there are so many options. Can't wait to hear about your trip Devon. Thanks for the help!

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