No, Shore Excursions can be bought right up to the time the tour leaves. However, for popular excursions, availability might be a bigger issue.
Many cruise lines will have shore ex staff on the pier to do last minute sign ups.
No, Expedia will take payment for your cruise fare only. In almost all cases, you will have to either call the cruise line or ...
To answer your follow-up question, your friend is definitely wrong if he meant that the ship is not subject to the local laws and somehow allowed to go everywhere and disembark passengers without visa in each and every country of the world, just because they are not staying for the night. As far as I know, the only situation in which international law would ...
No, not unless their visa is unaccompanied. If they have an Accompanied minor visa and you’re not listed on it you can not take them with you without the person(s) listed on that visa.
Travelling with an adult
When travelling to the UK with an adult (someone over the age of 18), you’ll need to identify them in your visa application.
If the person you’re ...
You have three choices when your ship comes into port:
take a shore excursion booked through the ship
stay on the ship
wander around the port yourself
I don't really think the fourth possibility, taking an official tour and paying someone for it but not through the ship, is a good idea at all. You probably won't save a significant amount of money and you ...
Cruising Excursions motto "prices lower than the cruise lines".
They claim to have over 5000 shore excursions in 100's of ports Worldwide at prices up to 60% lower than the cruise lines.
Might be worth looking into.