E – Excursions

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This past week has been extremely busy for Scott and myself.  The new floors look great and the next project is already in process.  By the time December gets here we will need a vacation for sure.

“E” is for excursions that are enjoyable and entertaining.  To enhance your cruising and vacation fun you have the opportunity to purchase excursions for any or all of the ports of calls we will be at.  There are several companies you can purchase the excursions from but I strongly recommend that all excursions be purchased from Carnival.

Carnival will refund you 110% of the price difference if you find the same excursion for a lower price from a different company. While this is a great reason to purchase from Carnival the best reason is they guarantee to wait for you if your excursion hits a delay.  This means that Carnival will not depart the port until you arrive back even if you are late.  Now this doesn’t mean that you can go on the excursion then when it is finished hit the town and take your sweet time getting back to the ship.

Here is a little story for you. When Scott and I were on our second cruise we were at the port of Cozumel.  There was a group of passengers that took an excursion on the ferry to the mainland. The ferry’s engine stopped working on the way back.  Because the passengers were on a Carnival purchased excursion a new ferry was sent for them and they arrived at the ship over 2 hours after the ship was scheduled to depart the port.  If the passengers were not on a Carnival purchased excursion the ship would have left on time and they all would have been left stuck in Cozumel.

If you go to the Carnival website you can browse all of the excursions to see if any of them peak your interest.  We prefer to do an excursion at every port.  Now any excursion you purchase must be paid in full at the time of purchase.  You can make payments for the cruise but not for excursions.  We prefer to finish paying off our cruise before we purchase any of the excursions.  We also purchase before the cruise.  Any excursion can be purchased online or on the ship.  The Shore Excursion desk is located on deck 3 Atrium.

  If you are working on budgeting for your cruise I suggest browsing the excursions to get an idea of the cost.  As always, if you have any questions just ask away.

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