I found the direct contact to a horseback tour in the Grand Bahamas, and decided to save $30 pp by booking directly with them instead of through NCL... But they tell me I can ONLY book with the cruise line. Is there a binding contract with NCL that in order for cruisers to enjoy those particular local excursions, it has to be through NCL? What if non-cruising visitors decide to try that certain tour operator the same day NCL cruisers descend? Are they automatically shut-out due to overbooking?
I end up booking for a Dolphin Close Encounter, since horseback riding soldout in the interim I was trying to get a reply. The dolphin tour is even crazier - UNEXSCO charges $75, but with NCL, they jack it up to $125 for the same UNEXSCO tour. Come on now, help a sister out and let me book directly so I can save $300.