Please provide me with your experience or thoughts
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So what do I do? I haven't found santorini tour that doesn't require deposit. Any suggestionsAGAIN, as I posted above, ask for their cancellation policy in writing. Make sure that if the ship does not stop in Santorini or it cannot tender that you get your deposit back. Then pay the deposit with a credit card.......... if there is a problem then you can take it up with the credit card company...... or .......
Thanks to all for sharing your experiences
I did deposits a few years ago for several tours operators. They had a long track record, "years" and I did it with CC so fraud and failure to deliver goods were less my problem if the worst of worst to happen.
I can fully appreciate why operators may want this. Show up a ship docks waiting and nobody shows up, that is a problem too from their side of the business.
I agree! We did private excursions throughout South America Cruise in 2008 and put deposit on most of them without any problems. If you do your homework and check them out you shouldn't have any problems.
We have rarely used ship excursions over the years.
And if I do get burned on one I will still be far ahead of the game.
These tour operators have to put food on their table and can't afford to run the risk of no show. Remember it's a two way street