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I just got the package from Royal Caribean for my Mediterranean cruise.  I have to check-in online to register my passport and credit card.  There are some information of onshore excursion tours come with the package.  On each port the cruise ship stop over, we can get off the ship to visit the place.  You don’t want to travel around on your own, if you are lost or get into trouble, the ship won’t wait for you.  It is better to join the day tour package run by the cruise.  At least they gaurantee the ship will wait for you.  On average the tour cost about $50 for half day trip and $100 for full day trip.  Two people stopping 5 ports easily add another thousand dollar to your cruise bill.  That add almost a quater of the cost of the cruise.

Paying that much for the day trip, I would expect I get some decent information help me to decision which trip to join.  All I got in the booklet is a few wordy paragraph for each trip on each port.  I would expect the online version is more helpful, but it is even worst!  The online version is the same as wordy paragraph from the paper copy, but the list is sorted according to type of activities.  Please list all the tours of a port in the same.  I can only do one or two things at each port, it is important to see see all my options is one place?  I have a hard time deciding which tour to join.  All the tour description looks quite similar, there are only a few famous places at each port after all.  What I really need is a matrix highlight the difference between each tour.

4 comments to Royal Caribean

  • uncle ray

    會否他們都預了那些遊客一定會join他們,所以也不花大多心機了?

  • I attended the 4 crusie workshops in May. It really didn’t tell much about the detail of onshore excursions. Mostly like city tour, snorkel, scuba diving, bike and horseback adventure depend on what you need. It charges at least $50. If your package is about $1000 per person, it will end up double the price at the end. (Onshore excursions, Tips for each meal on the cruise, Drink Package, Other resturant other than buffet on crusie, Lunch out of the ship, and more). Money can burn easily! One more thing, the average age for people go to curise is 50+.

  • I can understand city tour, snorkel and scuba diving, but why would someone go bike and horseback adventure in a cruise? You can just do those thing right at home.

    Cruise is not cheap, that’s why mostly old people can afford it.

    Well… it’s my honeymoon, so it gotta be good.

  • Onshore activities 其實都係各有所需, 我相信緊有人鐘意騎馬同踩單車, 如果唔係都唔會放入活動選擇其一, 不過當然我唔會選擇玩呢樣啦, 除非真係最平消費. 其實兩個人去Honeymoon, 去邊都係咁開心, 最緊要都係彼此一齊經歷生活嘅一點一滴. 總之將所有煩惱, 憂慮等等通通拋諸腦後, 去渡過一個輕鬆浪漫嘅蜜月之旅. 沒有時間束縛, 悠閒寫意, 想做自己想做嘅事, 越簡單可能係最好. 我衷心祝福你同你未來太太有個愉快嘅Honeymood. ^o^

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