[quote name='Hotshot80']Hi it is surprising how few Brits seem to be aware of Cruise Critic generally and the Roll Calls specifically. I was on a cruise earlier this year and although there were 647 Brits on board the Celebrity Infinity, unusually out numbering Americans , there were only 19 Brits registered on the Roll Call. It is a great web site for getting to know fellow passengers before the cruise and it is possible to arrange private shore excursions at a fraction of the price of the ships excursions, but then it looks as though the majority of Brits are risk adverse and would rather pay through the nose to " make sure the boat does not leave without them". I have been on numerous private excursions and have never come close to missing the ship. The private tour operators do not want to get a bad reputation for their passengers "missing the boat". Look forward to talking to your brother, regards, Harold[/QUOTE]
Thanks Harold. I must say I am fairly new to this site having. I love cruising and been on a few but seems some just live on boats with the long list of cruises people put. Though if I had the funds I would do that as well. Though with prices as good as they are now I have been on two cruises this year and thinking about a third and already have a mini cruise booked next year. Thinking I may be getting a bit carried away.