You really don't need to take an excursion. Just grab a cab and you can purchase a ticket to see the property. Last time I did this and it was great. I took my swimsuit. they have a great pool and it was fantastic. When you walk through the property, you will end up in downtown and it is very easy to catch another cab back to the dock.
Life is too short to let the ship of your dreams sail without you.
Carnival Destiny Feb. 2006
Carnival Fascination Feb. 2007
Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas Feb. 2008 The DTW & MsBJ tour
Carnival Valor MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2009
Carnival Glory MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2010
Carnival Dream MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2011