We recommend booking all Shore Excursions with your cruise line if they do offer it on board or on-line.
There is a common myth that you can purchase all shore excursions less expensively by going direct to a local operator. While there are usually some price variances, the price differential is not always better with the operator, particularly if you are choosing a reliable and professional operator. In addition, you are on vacation, and there are numerous “peace of mind” reasons which will make your vacation more enjoyable if you book your shore excursions with your cruise lines:
Some cruise lines will allow you to access your reservation information, and modify your Shore Excursions on line while you may have to make overseas calls to do so if booked independently.
When your shore excursion is booked with your cruise line, is always a convenient course of action that you can follow if something does not go exactly as planned; should there be a weather delay or an unexpected change of itinerary, you can conveniently make amends on board.
All costs covered:
Ship to ship most shore excursions sold by your cruise line will have all transport and food costs included, unless specifically stated otherwise. There are never any surprises with extra “hidden” fees.
Best use of time in port:
International ports will observe various time zones, including following or NOT following daylight savings time. Cruise ships may or may not choose to observe the time of their departure port, or that of the port of call. When you book with your ship, you can be sure that you will be on time for the start of your tour, and more importantly, your tour will return before the ship leaves port. In addition, you will be taken directly to your tour, and not have to wander around a strange port wasting your valuable port time.
One stop shopping for all your ports of call:
Cruise lines shore excursion departments perform researches in their ports of call and provide a selection of options in each to accommodate various guest preferences, saving you the time and effort of searching independently.
Reliable and Reputable:
Yes, you have to take all of these into account, but we are happy to say that Atlantis Submarines operates in a number of ports of call and are offered on board all major cruise lines.