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Booking Port Adventures

We're going on a cruise in September and I know booking port adventures through Disney opens in July. Any advice on if it's necessary to book these ASAP? If I wait until closer to the sailing date, are things usually sold out? I think members of Castaway Club can book in advance of the July date, so will options be limited even by time it opens to everyone?

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What Ports of Call will you be hitting?

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I'm probably not much help as last year I did a med cruise.

You are right in terms of how far out you can book excursions - the top level get to book at 180 days, then 90 days, then 1st timers at 60 days if I remember rightly.

As it turned out none of the ones I picked sold out but like I say it was a different itinerary. I was dead set on 1 excursion in particular so was up at silly o'clock UK time to book but I needn't have worried.

From my 'just in case research' I found that you can still go to guest services when you board to check for last minute availability.

My advice would be - get it booked sooner rather than later if you have your heart set on something. Also for some of the excursions they just get extra buses to deal with the demand (but again I'm sure that will depend on the excursion you are booking)

Good luck and have an awesome time.

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Kristen K. wrote:
What Ports of Call will you be hitting?

We're doing the Western Caribbean which stops in Cozumel Mexico, Grand Cayman and Falmouth Jamaica.

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I agree with Brin, it is better to do it sooner than later. The Castaway Members will have first choice before it opens up to everyone, and the more popular excursions can go fast. They don't always sell out, sometimes you can book on board, but if you want to secure something without a doubt sooner is better.

I haven't been on port adventures in those places, so I can't offer any advice on what to do. I did disembark the ship in Cozumel and went shopping in town on my own.

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The one I am most interested in is a tour of the Mayan ruins in Mexico, and they have an adults-only option. So I am thinking I may want to book that one first and as soon as I can.

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misspatatie wrote:
The one I am most interested in is a tour of the Mayan ruins in Mexico, and they have an adults-only option. So I am thinking I may want to book that one first and as soon as I can.

We did this exact excursion and I would book this as soon as the window opens. The adult only option was great! Most of the adult only excursions were completely booked before we sailed.

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That sounds fun! I did Mayan Ruins in Belize one year and it was amazing. Standing on the top of the Temple of the Sun in the middle of the jungle was just a total wonder.