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To: Capt. Tom

The cruise only excursions requirement is just another way for the cruise line to make more money.
When I went on cruises, we usually hired our own guide or toured on our own. After you’ve travelled a while, you want the flexibility of your own guide or doing you’re own thing.

But I don’t see things going to back to where they used to be anyways.


9 posted on 02/09/2021 1:03:35 PM PST by grumpygresh (Civil disobedience by jury nullification. )
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To: grumpygresh
The cruise only excursions requirement is just another way for the cruise line to make more money. When I went on cruises, we usually hired our own guide or toured on our own. After you’ve travelled a while, you want the flexibility of your own guide or doing you’re own thing.

Absolutely.
Where the cruise lines once again shoot themselves in the foot is with the ship only -no contact with the locals approach.

The reason ports welcome cruise ships is the money spent ashore in bars, restaurants, shops, excursions etc.

When you forbid those ship/shoreside interactions the ports have no problems saying go somewhere else, you are not helping us out financially. This is happening in a lot of ports.

The cruise lines don't seem to know how to handle this. -Tom

13 posted on 02/09/2021 1:29:34 PM PST by Capt. Tom (It's COVID 2021 - The Events, not us, are still in charge -Tom)
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