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CRUISE EXCURSIONS: Pros & Cons of Cruise VS Private Excursions (my exact planning process)





Going on a cruise and planning your shore excursions? Avoid these mistakes when booking excursions with the cruise line, private excursions or even going on your own! In this video you’ll find out how and when to book private tours, and how to do this safely. I will also tell you about my WORST Excursion ever!!

Many new cruisers have questions about how to book cruise shore excursions. As well, many of you have asked me how to find good and reputable private tour companies. In this video I share my exact process for how I plan and book my excursions.

You’ll find out the pros and cons of booking shore excursions with the cruise line or booking with a private excursion, learn how to save money, use the best resources and make the best decision for you on your cruise vacation.

VIDEOS I mentioned – Shore Excursions & Tours We Have Done

St. Lucia Island Tour Excursion

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