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Hi,

I am looking into booking a cruise but have only been held back because I have read on the website that you have to book a trip with the ship or you cannot get off, I like to do my own thing. I did cruise about 2yrs ago and went to Santorini and we had a bus that took us to Oia and we spent the day strolling around the town which was really nice. I have just been looking at trips (with Celebrity) in Santorini and you can stroll around on your own for an eye watering £77 each, what I want to know is why cant I just book that myself why have I got to do it with the ship trips?

Thanks

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6 minutes ago, florence11 said:

Hi,

I am looking into booking a cruise but have only been held back because I have read on the website that you have to book a trip with the ship or you cannot get off, I like to do my own thing. I did cruise about 2yrs ago and went to Santorini and we had a bus that took us to Oia and we spent the day strolling around the town which was really nice. I have just been looking at trips (with Celebrity) in Santorini and you can stroll around on your own for an eye watering £77 each, what I want to know is why cant I just book that myself why have I got to do it with the ship trips?

Thanks

Because each port dictates the COVID protocols that cruise passengers have to follow.

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Unless I’m mistaken currently for ports in Greece you are not required to take a ships excursion.  This varies by port and is determined by the country and can change at any time.

We have a Caribbean cruise coming up in a few months and we can’t DYI in Rostand, Cozumel or Costa Maya but can in Nassau. 

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I don't mind paying for something if its good value and I know the staff have to make commission but to bump up prices that much is beyond a joke. I was in Barbados January last year and went to Carlisle Bay for the whole day for $40 for 2 people including a taxi there and back but Celebrity are charging £41 each for 3 hrs!!!

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