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Thursday, December 22, 2011
What To Expect: Port Days on A Cruise
Arriving in port
The Captain deftly inches his vessel alongside the pier as line handlers scurry to grab the ropes and secure them. The gangway appears and everyone is anxious to proceed ashore. But first there is a delay until the announcement that the ship has "cleared."
What's that all about? And what is there to do ashore? Should you sign up for a shore excursion or tour on your own?