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Archive for June 14th, 2011

Are The Cruise Lines Using “The Politics of Fear” to Sell You Shore Excursions?

It wasn’t so long ago that the cruise lines didn’t have anything at all to do with selling passengers shore excursions. The sale of shore excursions to guests, and the “shopping talks“; recommending stores in ports of call were left entirely to the ship’s Cruise Directors. The revenue to be made from organizing and selling [...]

I Missed My Ship! What Now?

You arranged a flight from your hometown to the port city where your cruise departs. According to the airline’s flight schedule, you had plenty of time to check into your cruise before the ship sailed. But due to circumstances beyond your control — weather, or mechanical issues with the airline — you miss the ship. [...]