Does anyone know how to find out how many ships would be in any one port on any given day?
Example: We will be in Cozumel on Feb 10th 2003 (Carnival Truimp). I was wondering how many other ships will be there as well.
I hear stories that either they where the only ship at port that day and the excursions were not so crowded, and in other cases I here that there were six other ships and there were wall to wall people every where they went.
This is pretty excessive, but we use one of the searchable cruise sites like I-cruise, search by departure port using ports that would probably have ships going where we're going, then put them on a spreadsheet according to their itineraries. Some ports, like St Thomas, have an actual schedule by day. See http://www.vinow.com/general_usvi/ge...ruise_ship.php
The number of ships in port on any given day will vary a bit. But a cruise line contracts shore excursions out to local operators who reserved space in advance. It may be mobbed in the port, but this should affect the operation of the excursion.