Ships Docked in the
Port of Valletta, Malta
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It is no secret that shore
excursion sales are a huge part of the cruise line's
income, but many people are independent enough to strike
out on their own if they have enough information to do
so. This site will provide that sort of information and
make your cruise much more enjoyable than if you stick
to the traditional shore excursion Here is the
Take a Shore Excursion:
You and 44 of your soon to be closest friends all meet
in the ship's theater and wait until your tour number is
called. Then you swarm down to the gangway one by one
and get off the ship. Once you have been led to your
motor coach, you push your way onto the motor coach and
end up in horrible seats because the seasoned shore
excursion people know how to get the best seats and left
you in the dust when boarding the motor coach. The tour
guide comes on and start talking at you while you
neighbor that has the window is talking to his wife in
the window seat in front of you and will not shut up.
You can't hear what the tour guide is saying and are
starting to get irritated. Then you finally arrive at
your destination and wait, and wait and wait some more.
Finally your group leader returns and hands out tickets
to everyone. Once again the guy in the window next to
you grabs your ticket and you end up the last person in
line to enter the attraction. You see something that you
would really like to explore, but the group moves in the
opposite direction to something that you are not at all
interested in. You are extremely thirsty, but cannot
stop until the group takes a break. You can't hear the
tour guide because other people crowd around him or her
and ask an endless array of stupid questions. This one
idiot keeps insisting he knows more than the tour guide.
Finally, it comes time for a break only all 44 people
converge on the snack bar at the same time and by the
time your get to order, it is time to move on. And so it
goes. By the time you get back to the ship and finally
get off the motor coach, stand in line to clear
security, wait while 44 people put their purchases
through the x-ray machine, look for their sign and sail
cards, wait forever for an elevator and finally push
your way onto a full car with who else but the expert
that is now telling everyone what they saw.
Ahhhh, you disembark when you want, not when someone
tells you to. You go see what you want, not what someone
thinks you should see. You stop when you want, not when
someone tells you to. You see 10 times what the shore
excursion people do because there is no waiting, you
simply go. You craft your own personal experience in a
port doing what you like to do, when you want to do it.
Best of all, you save hundreds of dollars during the
cruise by not purchasing shore excursion and you have a
better time, see and experience more and get the true
flavor of the port rather than a distorted view
presented by a group tour.
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On-Your-Own. When a port is not suitable for an
On-Your-own experience, we will share that too
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benefit from your new found knowledge.
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