Originally Posted by Latigo
Is it easy to find tours onshore or is it best to book ahead?
The short answer to your questions is yes and yes.
Many popular tours sell out very quickly.
Booking with the cruiseline assures you some safety and virtually guarantees you a refund if it gets canceled. If you book independantly you take your chances, with your safety on the tour , with getting back to the ship on time, and with getting a refund.
The tour sellers you find off the ship may very likely be cheaper, and sometimes better than the ships tour, but you are on your own with them.
Phil & Liz