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We are first timers with HAL and will be on the Koningsdam next month-.  Do they ever offer new and additional shore excursions on board?

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Yes, they do, and sometimes remove tours, too.  Good to check once you are on board, or there will be a booklet with tours on your desk.

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We had more excursions cancelled than added on our recent Caribbean cruise on the Prinsendam.  Check the tour excursion booklet when you board, and then make sure you read the daily newsletters delivered to your cabin each evening. You can also attend the EXC talks that preview each port. They not only go over the available excursions, but also give  you  some ideas of what you can do on your own.

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12 hours ago, SWFLAOK said:

We had more excursions cancelled than added on our recent Caribbean cruise on the Prinsendam.  Check the tour excursion booklet when you board, and then make sure you read the daily newsletters delivered to your cabin each evening. You can also attend the EXC talks that preview each port. They not only go over the available excursions, but also give  you  some ideas of what you can do on your own.

 

I also was able to check tour listings and book tours through the TV and navigator wi-fi "app (site)".  They didn't open it until about 2p on Embarkation day for bookings though.

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The Exec tour presentations were very valuable on our 82 day cruise. Some less fit people should have listened and heeded the advice. Some passengers did and changed the excursions to match their fitness level. And yes, excursions were canceled because of lack of participants. It's good to learn about alternatives.

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1 hour ago, Floridiana said:

The Exec tour presentations were very valuable on our 82 day cruise. Some less fit people should have listened and heeded the advice. Some passengers did and changed the excursions to match their fitness level. And yes, excursions were canceled because of lack of participants. It's good to learn about alternatives.

Thanks - we have had the same experience on our (shorter) cruises.  👌

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The shore excursion booklet also gives information on how fit you should be, and what walking distance and type of walking is required for each excursion. What's not pointed out very well is how far you might need to walk from the ship to the terminal to get on the excursion bus, or how hard it might be to tender to the dock to get to your excursion. Many of the people with walkers and scooters signed up for excursions but couldn't make it to the bus. This seemed to be a bigger problem on HAL than on other cruise lines we've been on, but there are always at least a few.

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