This depends on when they get the latest programme of events arranged and actually firmed up. The best way to find out, because there is no set timing of new excursion programmes, is to look, maybe weekly or monthly, at the excursion page on Royal Caribbean's web site. .... Neil.
When you have a firm booking, check the cruise line web site.....just a point, excursions tend to be expensive so research the ports and decide whether you can do you own thing if you are independantly minded....dont be scared about missing your ship....if sensible this rarely happens.
Shore excursions are very expensive. We have always found that the same excursions can be taken by taxi at a better price. Try and find another couple to share which makes it even less costly.
We were disappointed in our cruise on Eurodam, hopefully the teething problems we encountered on our cruise in late 2008 have now been solved. Good luck with your cruise.
In my opinion and experience (Cunard and P&O) it is better to wait until you are embarked on the ship to consider shore excursions. In your cabin the TV will show daily visual previews of each excursion. So you can better judge whether they are for you, and whether they are value for money. You can book on board if you wish
I have problems walking long distances, so i check on the intrernet with the cruise line, My next cruise is with P&O in nov 09, when i checked them i was informed 10 weeks before sailing date. check with your cruise line.
With P and O (the line of choice for us!) we book those we are really interested in (and which may have limited places!) as soon as they are available on the personal website.
It is always possible to alter them if one has a change of heart once aboard and once one has attended the Port Lectures or seen them on the in-cabin TV.
Hi No doubt it depends who you are cruising with, P&O put out there excursiong 10 weeks in advance Tt is our preferred cruise line though you can book once on board.
Most cruise lines will have an online page where you can arrange what you would like to do. As the person said below me here P&O you can do this up to 10 weeks before. but to be honest with you alot of people sort things out when they are on the ship. With royal caribbeane i wish i would have sorted ours out while on board because if i would have done i would have paid less as they are dollars and not pounds. So where i had to cancel as my mum wasnt well and couldnt go i actually lost money. Do think of this as well before you do anything on line.
We have just returned from a cruise on Fred Olsens "Boudicca" to the caribbean. Approximately 6 weeks before we were due to travel we received a brochure with all the shore excursions listed for each port of call along with a description of each. We also received a booking form which we completed and returned, with a cheque, for the excursions we wished to go on. When we arrived on the ship our tickets were in our cabin for each excursion. If you wait to book when you arrive on the ship you may find that the excursions you want may be fully booked.
2 of our excursions were cancelled due to rough seas as they involved beach and sea travel on a small boat so we spoke to one of the many taxis available at the 2 port. We asked for a price for 3 hours and told the taxi driver what we wanted to do. In our case we wanted a tour of the island, to visit some shops and to go to a beach and we were not disappointed.
Jean Burke .
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