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8 Ways to Save on Cruise Excursions

By Donna Tunney

July 15th, 2013

Walking on a glacier in Alaska. Swimming with dolphins in the Caribbean. Joining a lobster bake in Maine. Pondering Michelangelo's statue of David in Florence.

Shore excursions during a cruise vacation offer a slew of opportunities to experience the culture of a destination, mix with local people, view wildlife and have some fun outside the confines of your ship.

Beware the costs, however, since booking an excursion at each port of call can add hundreds of dollars per person to the total cost of a vacation. Shore excursions generate lots of revenue for cruise lines, but there are options to spending more than you bargained for on shoreside activities. Here's how...

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