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Joined Jan 2018
I am planning a short cruise - 5 days, maybe 7 where it looks like we will only be a port for a day. Some of the excursions I like are around 6.5 hours, which makes me nervous about missing the cruise ship. Is this something to be worried about? Will the boat wait for you, or are you screwed in this case?
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Joined Jul 2000
CruiserBruce has it right. If you a considering an excursion that will run most of the time you are in port and are worrying about getting back in time that is a benefit of booking the excursion through the cruise line.

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Joined Jul 2001
Ship excursions are always a safe bet if you are nervous about not getting back to the ship before it leaves.

The ship will wait only for it's own excursions. If you are looking at private excursions -- maybe you should choose a shorter time length one.
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