Originally posted by cameron:
we are off on our first cruise in the summer (RCI Western Caribbean)
Since you are new is way better to do it by the book Just go with the company tours in this case. RCCL can give the security you will need on an unknown island.
I have been on 4 cruises and live on the caribbean and I still book from the company because if anything goes wrong they still wait for you on a private tour you are on your own they won't wait for you check this other two post on the carnival forum:
Sometimes cheaper is not good 20 dollars less can cost you...a lot