Ida and Neil Down - Answered a Question by Scott (09 Jan 08 15:17)

If you go to the Celebrity Cruises web-site and follow the signs to excursions you can see all of the tours listed and their prices. You can book them if you wish and often the price is high but by looking you can pick out the ones that you can afford or feel that you must or ought to do. In the other ports you can either stay on board or go ashore on your own or with people the you meet an the ship and this way the costs of sightseeing can be greatly reduced…….Nei.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Wilba - Answered a Question by Scott (10 Jan 08 11:46)

Be aware every taxi/van driver in every port knows all the cruise excursions by heart, so do your research on the various trips & then negotiate, negotiate, negotiate!We work on, if a cruise tour costs for eg 100Euro per person, work on about 120/150Euro BETWEEN 4 sharing a cab/van. That's been our rule of thumb for the last fifty cruises. Hope it helps Regard.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Scott - Answered a Question by Scott (10 Jan 08 23:39)

Thank you to Ida & Neil Down of Southhampton for their reply concerning excursions on MV Galaxy, have acted as you suggested, printed offered trips and we are thinking about it. This is our first Cruise other than Nile your help is appreciated. Given your experience do you recommend the Company Excursions or go it alone or with others? Martin & Sue Scott, Bristol.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Emily Watts's blog

Are Room Keys a Thing Of The Past?

By Emily Watts

The latest technology available in the near v=future on Royal Caribbean is facial recognition. the latest technology is already functioning on Allure of the seas and oasis of the seas and will be found on 13% of the fleet.So what does this mean?It means passengers can now check in really quickly thanks to their pre loaded photo, open their cabin doors without a keycard and a luggage tracker will monitor their bags and send them an alert once the luggage has arrived to the cabin. Is this a ste...

Read More

Jan 16 2018 12:00:51:000PM

Sailing with MSC ? This is a g...

By DJ Weatherall

DJ Weatherall's blog

The gift of giving just goes on !Christmas may now be the last thing on our minds as we head towards the end of January. Some of us I am sure with a huge sigh of relief! I know the majority of us look forward to the festive period but likewise we and our bank balance are often glad its all done for another year!MSC have introduced a match your loyalty program to encourage us all to try their product. This year many of you will be aware MSC will have a ship home berthed in Southampton. Custome...

Read More

Jan 19 2018 07:47:09:000AM

A magical winter wonderland!

By Sally Walker

Sally Walker's blog

 We have just returned from what was an absolute winter paradise. Whenever you say paradise you may think of tropical beaches like the Maldives or Bora Bora, but we have just come back from Quebec in Canada where we went skiing in Mont Tremblant in the Laurentian mountains over xmas and New Year, and it was simply stunning.This was somewhere new for us as we do tend to go back to same the places over xmas and New Year such as Lapland or Banff in the Canadian Rockies, so it was great to g...

Read More

Jan 16 2018 11:01:15:000AM