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Bryce - Answered a Question by Treasure (20 Oct 08 18:01)

From £28 upwards at 2008 prices. If you go to the OV website and select 'Action Ashore' you will see the summary and prices of the current excursions.

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Treasure - replied to Bryce (11 Nov 08 09:33)

Thanks for your comments.

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ward - Answered a Question by Treasure (03 Nov 08 16:56)

You would not really need to book any excursions as you can reach all the places by taxi at approx. half the cost. This is perfectly safe to do, especially in Europe. You would only need to book excursions to places in Egypt or South America that could be remote or dangerous .

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Treasure - replied to ward (11 Nov 08 09:32)

Thanks for your comments.

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Stewart - Answered a Question by Treasure (10 Nov 08 22:07)

The excursions are very expensive and if you are not careful, can add substantially to your onboard bill. We did both week long cruises on OV back to back (Sep-Oct 08) and whilst everything else to do with the cruise was excellent, we found that some of the excursions could have been done much cheaper by making our own way. OV do not provide all the local transport information on the daily newsletters distributed around the ship the night before each port of call and in some instances, exaggerate the distance from where the ship will be berthed from the town/city centre in order to sell their bus tickets (especially true in Mykynos and Dubrovnik). The most expensive (and most disappointing) organised trip was in Athens (£60 per head) and I would sincerely recommend making your own way by Metro from Pireaus to Athens. Unfortunately on the day we visited, there was a public transport strike therefore the organised tour was the only sure way to get there! We managed to cancel one of the pre-booked tours ( from Katakolon to Olympia) and by chance stumbled across a train from Katakolon taking us direct to Olympia (50 mins on comfortable air-conditioned train) which cost us 2 Euros each (return) and 8 Euros entrance to the ancient site (aboout £8 in total each) when OV were charging £40 each. It pays to research the transport situation in each port before you go on your cruise, and will definitely be doing so next year when doing Western Med on OV. All in all however, OV does what it says on the adverts - no more, no less and is highly recommended.

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Treasure - replied to Stewart (11 Nov 08 09:36)

Thanks very much for your comments I will bear this in mind. It is always helpful to converse with someone who has already done the trip.

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Treasure - Answered a Question by Treasure (11 Nov 08 09:30)

Thanks very much for your comments I will bear this in mind.

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mould - Answered a Question by Treasure (01 Feb 09 13:40)

Traveling o/v2 october 2009 on palace and pyramids can anyone tell me price of excursions/ also cost of drinks on ship //beer.

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