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Can you book these excursions privately ? Party Bus and Vibes Beach Bar in St. Kitts and Rum Bus Beach in Antigua.

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Was wondering if you can book these excursions privately on your own. 


Party Bus and Vibes Beach Bar in St. Kitts

Rum Bus Beach in Antigua.

 

I know usually the cruise lines charge more for the excursion when you book through them ?   
 

suggestions thoughts.   
thanks. 

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You might be better off booking with the cruiseline, you seem to be the type that may not make it back to the ship if you do these tours on your own...........😵

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1 minute ago, Jimbo said:

You might be better off booking with the cruiseline, you seem to be the type that may not make it back to the ship if you do these tours on your own...........😵

Born and raised in Rockaway beach NY.   And if I can survive Trench Town I think I’ll be fine.  But thanks for the useless information.  

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Idk when you are going but I've already heard some having problems getting refunds.

 

There are almost sure to be port changes. Until the virus is under control and it's not hurricane season, I'm booking thru the cruise line 

 

Most port when you get off there are bunches of people ready to take your money and take you wherever you go. If you dont want to book thru rcl  consider last minute?  At least until things improve.

 

Last cruise was a cold snap, almost never 40 degrees in miami, was 60 in belize. I can tell you I heard quite a few regretting booking water excursions privately.

 

Of course I admit I like spur of the moment. There are always deals fo be had once you get off the ship.

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12 minutes ago, Ptroxx said:

Was wondering if you can book these excursions privately on your own. 


Party Bus and Vibes Beach Bar in St. Kitts

Rum Bus Beach in Antigua.

 

I know usually the cruise lines charge more for the excursion when you book through them ?   
 

suggestions thoughts.   
thanks. 

 

Party bus - not able to comment 

Vibes and Rum Bus yes

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15 minutes ago, firefly333 said:

Idk when you are going but I've already heard some having problems getting refunds.

 

There are almost sure to be port changes. Until the virus is under control and it's not hurricane season, I'm booking thru the cruise line 

 

Most port when you get off there are bunches of people ready to take your money and take you wherever you go. If you dont want to book thru rcl  consider last minute?  At least until things improve.

 

Last cruise was a cold snap, almost never 40 degrees in miami, was 60 in belize. I can tell you I heard quite a few regretting booking water excursions privately.

 

Of course I admit I like spur of the moment. There are always deals fo be had once you get off the ship.

not going till feb 2021.  So have some time.   
I was thinking last minute too. For the same reason.  
Going with a big group of drinkers and  I don’t drink anymore. And friends are booking these so I’m just going to tag along and don’t see the point in spending more than I have to to get there.    

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1 minute ago, Ptroxx said:

not going till feb 2021.  So have some time.   
I was thinking last minute too. Going with a big group of drinkers and  I don’t drink anymore. And friends are booking these so I’m just going to tag along and don’t see the point in spending more than I have to to get there.    

 

Shared minibus Taxi Fare is about $8.00 e/w

 

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1 minute ago, PORT ROYAL said:

 

Shared minibus Taxi Fare is about $8.00 e/w

 

That’s a lot better than the 65.00 the cruise line wants.  Especially when I’m just going to veg on the beach and eat lunch.  

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24 minutes ago, Ptroxx said:

Born and raised in Rockaway beach NY.   And if I can survive Trench Town I think I’ll be fine.  But thanks for the useless information.  

Not really useless.  It's true that unless the independent tour operator guarantees to pay your way to the next port if they cause you to miss the ship, you are on your own.

 

I know that SEG and Viator do guarantee.

 

If you go independently, be sure to take money and your passport.  We had a poor guy that got stranded in Cozumel with no ID and no money, and he had to wait until the next morning to get to the US Consulate.  Some local took pity on him and fed him.  True posting here on CruiseCritic.

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11 minutes ago, Ptroxx said:

That’s a lot better than the 65.00 the cruise line wants.  Especially when I’m just going to veg on the beach and eat lunch.  

 

Two beds and one umbrella is usually $20.00

 

Could the whole group now do the Math?

 

The above is for Vibes......

 

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On last visit there were no charges for beds at Rum Bus, but they have 2 person Cabanas for rent with Hammocks for $10.00 pp

 

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Many of the independents will take bookings through Shore Excursioneer, Shore Excursions Group or Viator.  Look up your cruise on these.  If a tour is offered through them but NOT available for your cruise (the operator has an exclusive agreement with the cruise line) the site won't let you book it.  I've seen the Rum Bus on these consolidators but haven't noticed the other.

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8 hours ago, LeeW said:

Many of the independents will take bookings through Shore Excursioneer, Shore Excursions Group or Viator.  Look up your cruise on these.  If a tour is offered through them but NOT available for your cruise (the operator has an exclusive agreement with the cruise line) the site won't let you book it.  I've seen the Rum Bus on these consolidators but haven't noticed the other.

For info:  Shore Excursions Group is SEG that I referred to above.  Also, if you are a Costco member, use the promo code CSTSHRX to get a 10% discount.

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