Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Elisse, who says:
“Prior to cruising we always join the CruiseCritic.com ‘Roll Call‘ board for our cruise, and we share info on fun things to do in the various ports. I have shared info on cooking classes and other fun things we were going to book (spear fishing in St. Thomas, dinner on the beach and riding trikes in Aruba, jet-ski fishing in Grand Cayman, etc.), and on one cruise we were able to join a GREAT private tour to a remote village in Panama by dugout canoe through another cruiser on the board!”
Thanks for the great tip, Elisse! I love CruiseCritic but didn’t know about the Roll Call tool. Just keep in mind that if you book a private tour and you’re late getting back to the ship, the cruise won’t wait for you, which means you’ll have to find your way to the next port on your own dime. That reminds me of the time my wife lost her passport while we were cruising in Estonia. It was a nightmarish three hours. Here’s her story.
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