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We just returned from a Celebrity cruise that stopped in St. Lucia. We did the Coastal Cruise to the Pitons. It was a great shore excursion! We cruised through Marigot Bay and stopped at a different area that had some snorkeling and a great little beach. We were only there for 30 minutes. The cruise out to the Pitons was beautiful and I would highly recommend it. The staff was friendly, the catamaran wasn't overly crowded, and the Pitons were 100% worth it to see from the water.

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Thanks for the feedback.  We are leaving 12/7 on the Celebrity Reflection and have been considering booking that excursion with OBC.

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On 11/30/2018 at 4:45 PM, conbon78 said:

We just returned from a Celebrity cruise that stopped in St. Lucia. We did the Coastal Cruise to the Pitons. It was a great shore excursion! We cruised through Marigot Bay and stopped at a different area that had some snorkeling and a great little beach. We were only there for 30 minutes. The cruise out to the Pitons was beautiful and I would highly recommend it. The staff was friendly, the catamaran wasn't overly crowded, and the Pitons were 100% worth it to see from the water.

How many peoples was on this catamaran? Do you have pictures of the boat?

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There were about 40 people on the boat. I don’t really have any pics. It wasn’t very crowded though. Here was the sister boat in front of us.

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22 minutes ago, conbon78 said:

There were about 40 people on the boat. I don’t really have any pics. It wasn’t very crowded though. Here was the sister boat in front of us.

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Thanks!

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So, with 40 people you didn't feel crowded and everyone had a seat? I keep reading such varied reviews about this excursion thru Celebrity so I am concerned about it being too crowded. Thanks for any help and info.

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We have done this excursion several times and enjoyed it.  The last time we did it was November 2018 and we paid $59 per person.  I see it is "on  sale" now for $110 per person.  I have written to Celebrity to ask if this is an error of some kind.  Perhaps they have a new shore partner but there's no way its worth that kind of $$.   We are going again in March and I had intended to book this but not at that price. 

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32 minutes ago, Josie2 said:

We have done this excursion several times and enjoyed it.  The last time we did it was November 2018 and we paid $59 per person.  I see it is "on  sale" now for $110 per person.  I have written to Celebrity to ask if this is an error of some kind.  Perhaps they have a new shore partner but there's no way its worth that kind of $$.   We are going again in March and I had intended to book this but not at that price. 

I was wondering about this as I thankfully purchased it a couple weeks ago for 69!

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Just following up on my post.  Captains Club replied basically telling me that $110 was the correct price, they don’t know why it doubled, they were sorry I was disappointed and wished me a pleasant day .  Today the sale is over, and the price is $69 ....   I realize errors can be made but did they even look into it .....   I’m booking today at that price.  

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Just be aware that there are 2 methods of conveyance that the cruise lines use on these excursions.

One is on a covered barge type boat with plastic lawn chairs for seating. One is on a sailing catamaran, as pictured. 

 

The descriptions ahead of time are vague / deceptive on  which one you are getting.  You can't blame the call center agents, they probably don't have the complete info either. 

In your case, I might be concerned that the $69 is on the barge, the $110 is on the sailing catamaran.

 

You'll have a nice trip either way. It's my favorite thing to to in St Lucia.

If you can get 10 ppl together, Mystic Man is a great alternative to the ship cattle calls. They have a nice (not luxury) catamaran to sail down there, and serve drinks and lunch along the way. $88 or so. 

 

 

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34 minutes ago, EatonDoolittle said:

Just be aware that there are 2 methods of conveyance that the cruise lines use on these excursions.

One is on a covered barge type boat with plastic lawn chairs for seating. One is on a sailing catamaran, as pictured. 

 

The descriptions ahead of time are vague / deceptive on  which one you are getting.  You can't blame the call center agents, they probably don't have the complete info either. 

In your case, I might be concerned that the $69 is on the barge, the $110 is on the sailing catamaran.

 

You'll have a nice trip either way. It's my favorite thing to to in St Lucia.

If you can get 10 ppl together, Mystic Man is a great alternative to the ship cattle calls. They have a nice (not luxury) catamaran to sail down there, and serve drinks and lunch along the way. $88 or so. 

 

 

I understand there are two options.  The other excursion is listed as well and its indicated its on a "powerboat"  As I said, my main enquiry related to what we had experienced in the past and the significant increase in price.  I feel like the call centre agent simply went on the website and confirmed that it was $110 as I had indicated, and did not actually check into my specific enquiry.  We have done this coastal cruise to the pitons for years and always enjoyed it. 

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I am considering the "Powerboat" Pitons Cruise & Snorkel.  We have been to the beaches and the idea of snorkeling right at the Pitons is appealing, however the "Powerboat" Is not , does anyone have experience with this Celebrity Excursion?

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We’re also interested in the Pitons Cruise & Snorkel since we’ already done the Coastal Cruise to the Pitons which was on the barge type boat. I emailed Shorex for a more detailed itinerary and received the following. It sounds like you spend all your time at the Pitons. Has anyone taken the Pitons Cruise & Snorkel? 

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