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Old December 25th, 2009, 11:38 AM
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We've only been on one prior cruise that had shore excursions .Is it beneficial to book early through my TA or to wait till we are on board ?
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Hi Henry, the answer is yes and no . You should book any shore excursions you have your heart set on as soon as they're posted on your cruise line's site. If you change your mind there's time to cancel once you board. The cancellation times will be on your tour ticket. Generally, it's 24 hours before the tour. (A very few tours can't be cancelled, but that will be stated in the tour description.)

No, because you don't need your TA to book them . You can book them yourself whenever you feel like it.

You can wait until you board, but some tours will be filled by then.

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Just remember that you can save alot of money by booking your own shore excursions either before hand by researching the internet or by waiting to disembark the ship at the pier.

Cruiselines make alot of money off their tours and cheaper, better, less crowded tours can normally be found.
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We always book thru the cruise line on our first visit to a port. On second and subsequent visits, when you know the “lay of the land”, it’s then safer to arrange your own shore trips.
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Henry, being that you are still a cruise newbie, it would probably be best for you to book your shore excursions thru the cruiseline, unless you are familiar with the island., go to your cruise lines web site and surf around the shore excursions until you find something that makes you go hmmm that sound like fun, then post a question over on our shore excursion board where you will get tons of information
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Where is the shore excursion board ?
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Henry, you will find the shore excursions thread if you scroll down under the Practical Advise banner
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I found it ,thanks
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