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How Early Should I Book my Shore Excursions?

Published: Jan 01, 2021
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2023

We get asked all of the time by guests how early they should book their shore excursions. The simplest answer? As soon as you know you're going on a cruise! Every year we see guests wanting to book their shore excursions with us earlier and earlier. Oftentimes we're getting inquiries for the following year before the current season is even over!

On our end we're very aware of the fact that for some of our most popular tours, like helicopter excursions, the demand for these tours always outweighs the supply! A helicopter seats a maximum of 6 guests which means that there is very limited availability for this type of tour. We easily start having sold out dates for helicopter tours months before the season even begins in May.

What we recommend is starting your search for the perfect shore excursion for your party as soon as possible. The benefit of booking your excursions earlier means that you're guaranteed those seats and don't have to worry about trying to find space for your party last minute! When you book with us, you can cancel any of your tours for any reason up until 7 days prior to the date of the tour. We make cancellations very easy and hassle free so that you can change your mind and not have to go through any headaches.

We do our best to start offering availability for tours for the following cruise season as early as October the prior year and keep our website updatad with availability yearround so that booking with us is easy! If you ever have any questions or need assistance with booking tours, you can contact our helpful customer service reps by phone, email, or chat on our website! So what are you waiting for? Start booking your tours now so that you can relax and focus on all of the other aspects of planning your vacation!

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