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Old January 14th, 2007, 04:10 PM
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I am looking to take my first cruise and was wondering how the excursions work. I have read that after the boat has docked that it is 2 more hours before you can get off the ship. How do the excursions work if you are only in port 6-8 hours and the excursion is 6 hours?
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Old January 14th, 2007, 04:57 PM
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You can usually get off the boat soon after it docks -- not 2 hours later. The excursions sold through the cruise are never longer than the length of the time the ship's in port. You can always explore independently too -- just make sure you know when to be back on ship.

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Old January 15th, 2007, 04:24 PM
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I was a bit confused...about what I was reading in the cruise book.

thank you for your help
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Old January 17th, 2007, 11:21 PM
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In planning shore exercusions booked outside the cruise line it is good to know if you are being docked at a pier or anchored in a harbor and served by tender boats. Tenders can slow things down a bit in terms of getting off the ship.
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you can leave the ship as soon as she clears customs, they will make an announcement over the loudspeaker. On average, you can be off the ship 30 minutes after she docks. If you book a ships excursion there will be a meeting place on the pier to meet your tour. If you book independant or just go off on your own, its much easier to get off the ship if you wait a bit, after the mad rush of folks who must be the first-one's off the ship.
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