A ship tour can be arranged through the shore excursions desk while on board. I think on our last cruise the cost was > $100, I don't remember as we did not participate. There are also Galley Tours - watch the Fun Times during your cruise.
We have not sailed at Halloween but have seen many costume pictures from other cruises.
All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; John Masefield
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, 2014, Caribbean 2013, Coral 2014, Regal 2014, 2016
Sail Windjammer: Mandalay 2017
Star Clippers: Royal Clipper 2015
In 2010 I did the Behind the Fun on Imagination. Was very enjoyable. Working in the hospitality industry myself, I really enjoyed seeing how they make it all come together on a ship. Back then it was $55 for the tour. They only take like 16 people or so and it sells out quick. I know this past December when I was on Imagination again, the friends I was with inquired on like day 2, and it was already gone. So once you are on the ship, make a super fast run to the Excursion desk to try and book it.
Disney Dream - Dec 2013 4n Bahamas
Disney Dream - Dec 2012 4n Bahamas
Carnival Imagination - Dec 2011 4n Western
Carnival Imagination - Nov 2010 4n Western
Costa Atlantica - Dec 2009 7n Eastern
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