I see a lot of a bad talk about local island travel agent on this page. I just want people to understand that the cruise ship want you to not trust travel agent because it puts money in their pocket. When booking a Shore excursion it is safe to book with Local island agents. It can save you lots of money, for example (zip line tour- cruise line, $85 per person/ travel agent $45) Now people say you’re not safe if you book with travel agent, we can’t keep you safe. Do you really think a travel agent doesn’t want you to be safe and have the best time? Travel agent wouldn’t be in business if people where not safe or missed tours.
I owned a local travel agent business on Roatan for 8 years (tropicalrez.com). I have booked thousands of excursions (zip line tours, diving, horseback rides, so much more) and never left anyone behind. No one has ever not been safe the whole time on a tour.
Just how I feel.
Here is a little blog you might like on this topic: Planning a Cruise (?Way to Save?) TropicalREZ.com Blog
Please feel free to add your feeling on this topic!