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Do I Have to Book Shore Excursions on a Cruise?

One of the biggest questions cruisers have is whether or not they're required to book shore excursions in port. The answer is, most often, no, but there are caveats.

Read on to learn about the types of excursions you might consider, when you could be forced to book one and whether or not you should book one if the decision is left up to you.

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In Case You Missed It: A Cruise Industry Coronavirus Timeline of Events

Seven months ago today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a no-sail order, which has kept the industry at a standstill ever since. One day prior, Cruise Lines International Association member lines voluntarily ceased operations as the world faced growing threats from the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

From then until now, what has unfolded has been somewhat of a blur, so we've taken the liberty of recapping the highlights in our COVID-19 cruise industry timeline below.

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