Subject: Re: Cruise line excursions vs. private guides
Hi Bill, your idea that the cruise lines' shore excursions are way too high is right on. We've done them both ways - but the cruise lines do warn you that if you go off on your own and you don't get back to the boat by the time it sails, its *Bye, Bye, Bill* because the ship won't wait. For example, we took a wonderful, small company in Alaska - so personal, so friendly, they went out of their way to please our group. Unfortunately the bus broke down. We made it back, it but it took awhile for them to get another bus there for us. I might think about it twice before I did it again.