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March 3rd, 2006, 08:58 PM
Will Oceania charge our credit card if we book the shore excursions two months before our Nautica cruise? Thanks
March 3rd, 2006, 09:52 PM
Yes they will, most lines do now it seems. I set up one ship excursion for our June cruise a few weeks ago and it was on my statement that arrived this week.
March 4th, 2006, 12:07 AM
Yes, they will charge your CC immediately, but if the port gets cancelled in advance, it will take them several weeks to credit your CC.
March 4th, 2006, 08:35 AM
They pre-charged our credit card this past August, cruise into the Baltic.
One of the excursions was later cancelled, and the credit appeared on our on-board account, rather than as a credit on the card. Fine by us either way.
March 4th, 2006, 08:58 AM
Thanks for the replies! There are a few excursions we would like to prebook fearing that they might sellout before we sail. :)
March 4th, 2006, 05:40 PM
I have never seen a shore excursion sell out before even boarding a ship. We have always booked onboard. Most cruise lines let you change your mind and cancel right up to 24 hours before the tour. I noticed on the complete package tours, they don't allow cancellation. Those are the packages that provide a tour a day. I think there are two of them ranging from around $749 - $799 approx. I hope cancellation is allowed on day tours.
We are going to wait and see for the Nautica June 8 sailing. I had thought we might need some of the ship's tours but the more I research the ports and sights, the more I think we can do a lot on our own or with a local tour guide or company. I have found some tours identical to the ship's tour, but much cheaper and mostly include a lunch where the ship's tour did not.
March 5th, 2006, 02:43 PM
When you return home, we hope you post a report here about these shorex booking experiences for those of us who will follow.
March 6th, 2006, 09:38 AM
Watch your shipboard paper. They publish the date and time for you to cancel your individual ship based shore excursions.