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Wow so much to read through!


I hope to find most things out as I get on board and the cruise continues but what I would LOVE advice on is the shore excursions for my 12 day cruise from Southampton on the Independance of the Seas with RC to the Canary Islands. Do i pre book, do it on my own, are they worth it?


Any advice would be MUCH appreciated thanks x

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I don't know if I can help all too much, but I typically only pre-book excursions when either:


1.) the place is really sketchy or possibly dangerous (ie. various places in the Middle East)


2.) It's an excursion that I wouldn't be able to do on my own (I usually rent a tour van with some other people for a fraction of the price) that I really want to do.


This is because pre-booked excursions with the cruise lines are often way more expensive than they should be :p

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Welcome to Cruise Critic.

You can get lots of information on the RCI board here:



You should join your Roll Call and see what excursions others are doing. You may even be able to join some of them. Just scroll down until you find the date of your cruise here:



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