Are You Planning Your Cruise All Wrong?

One of the great things about going on a cruise is being able to enjoy all the exciting stops along the way. When most people sign up for a cruise, they usually don’t plan their own shore excursions. After all, one of the benefits of going on a cruise is that they take care of everything for you, right?

Wrong! It is true that pretty much every cruise line provides a variety of organized shore excursions, but these trips are often very rushed and not worth the extra money. Plus, these cookie cutter trips will be aimed at the masses and not tailored to your individual preferences. 

Not to worry, we can take care of all your VIP services at your cruise ports.

3 Major Disadvantages To Ship Sponsored Tours

cruise-excursion-tours# 1. Less choices in your guide: The knowledge and experience of tour operators will vary, with some turning out to be extremely disappointing. On the other hand, you will have more choices and opportunities to make specific requests when you go outside the cruise company

# 2. Time wasted: You will end up spending a lot of time at touristic shopping centers. And let’s be honest, who needs all those snow globes and bottle openers anyway? Instead, decide where you want to go and create your own personalized special interest tour.

# 3. Quality over quantity: Like all businesses, Cruise Lines want to make money and there is no problem with that. However, many companies will try to cram
in as many trip options as possible and this can sometimes lead to fewer high-quality trips for you.

So what is the alternative?

Consider companies like us: Assistant Global Concierge Services. We will help you organize all sorts of luxury shore excursions on your next cruise and you won’t have to worry about a thing!

Why You Should Let Us Help You Plan Your Own Day Trips And Shore Excursions

If you want to avoid spending hours at the same old tourist stands at each port you stop at, consider planning your own shore excursions on your upcoming cruise vacations. Just think about it…

You get the best of both worlds. Just like with ship organized trips, we will take care of everything so you can relax. The difference is, we will personalize your trip to your specific requests for an unforgettable luxury vacation. 

Enjoy Luxury Services Before Your Cruise Even Begins

First things first, you need to get to your ship’s departure point. For example, you may be taking a European cruise that launches from the Port of Cartagena, Spain and you want to see some other parts of the country before your trip begins. Consider making arrangements for VIP services for Barajas Airport in Madrid and then booking a private car service to get to your cruise ship on time.

Experience Day Trips On Your Own Terms

personal-cruise-excursion-toursAs an example, if you are going on a European cruise, you may want to venture off and discover some of the incredible islands around Italy that may not be on your ship’s itinerary. In that case, you can book a private yacht charter for the afternoon or even over night, depending on how long your ship is in the area. Or, maybe you want to visit one of the amazing museums in Vienna, but the one you want isn’t offered by your ship’s activity committee.  Well, we can get you a personal driver and get you to wherever you want to go in style.

The bottom line is: Going on a cruise is a great way to get from place to place, but when it comes to your off boat adventures, we suggest taking matters into your own hands.


Want to learn more about shore excursions for your cruise vacation?

Stay tuned for our next blog posts in this series where we will talk about the best ways to get to cruise ports in Spain, cruise ports in Italy and more! We’ve even got all the information you need about luxury river cruises in Europe. 

And, for more information on luxury travel experiences be sure to visit our website at www.assist-ant.com!