Posted June 18th, 2008, 04:26 PM
Please help. I'm beginning to panic. I want to make the most of our cruise, but don't want to pay ship prices for 2 adults and 2 children but don't know to go about arranging private excursions. I've picked up a few names for our Western European itineraries but don't know how to go about meeting others to cut the price. Can I ask for suggestions please as we head 13th July?
You still have time - don't panic! Depending on where you're going to, you may want to seek out a local tour company once you're in port. You may even come across other people in your same situation who want to just do a shorter tour with less people. When we want to go to the beach, we'll hang out at the gangway with our towels in hand and when I see other people doing the same, I ask them where they're headed and if they'd like to share the ride. Chances are, they'll want to stay for maybe 2-3 hours because by then, we all have to be pack on the ship at the same time anyway!
We've booked all our tours with people from the CC board going to the Med. The best part was that I didn't have to do the searching! They confirmed it and then just asked who would like to join in and said "we have 8 spots left for a van holding 12 people." Sure helps save a few $$!