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We are booked on the Silver Whisper for July.  Final payment is almost here and we are anxious to make our shore excursions and dining reservations.  However, a week out from final payment only 2 ports of shore excursions have been listed for the sailing through My Silversea.  When can we expect the remainder of the excursions to appear? 

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Watch for action right around the 120 days out mark. On mysilversea, eventually there will be a .pdf you can download in addition to the live links. Sometimes they link to the document even before it is complete, and you can watch over time as they flesh out the offerings in various ports. Generally speaking, though, it should be finalized by 120 days out so that you can register for your excursions.

 

For my upcoming Muse sailing in late May, nothing appeared until exactly 120 days on the mark. I had to read through the whole document quickly to make my decisions. Within a few weeks, they added a few unexpected excursions (kayaking the glaciers! yes!), so it is worth it to continue checking even after the 120 days.

 

Good luck, and let us know how it goes.

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If you are on silversea.com & look at "my bookings" & open "activities".  You can see a partial list of excursions but if you click on one you will get this message.  Magically on day 120 before your cruise, the message will be removed & you will be able to book.  The specialty restaurants are the same.

 

Activities can be only reserved between 120 and 2 days prior to your cruise. If your cruise departs in less than 2 days, please reserve onboard the ship.

 

 

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Thank you both for your response.  I'm confused as to why SS can't list the shore excursions and pricing so we can make our decisions before booking is opened.  I'd just like time to mull over the final options before the pressure of booking.  

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If you just can't wait, you can get an idea of what they have offered in the past off the website.  It's pretty easy but bear in mind that they are past offerings & might change.  Open the Silversea website.  Go to your sailing...I used the 7/19 sailing.  When you see the itinerary detail, you will see a little arrow by the date & departure time under each port.  Click on that & there will be a sampling of the usual shore excursions.  They seldom sell out so early so don't stress over it.  If a really, really popular one does sell quickly, they are usually able to add another bus & guide.  You'll have plenty of time to decide & the on-board shore ex people are so helpful & accommodating. 

https://www.silversea.com/destinations/mediterranean-cruise/barcelona-to-piraeus-4917.html#itinerary-52468

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Thanks for your responses. The excursions have now been posted, but as you said, not available  for booking until 120 days out.  Very sad that the one I really wanted in Cinqueterre that went to Santa Margarita is not available for our sailing. 

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1 hour ago, traveling6pack said:

Very sad that the one I really wanted in Cinqueterre that went to Santa Margarita is not available for our sailing. 

Why not book a private tour?  I would imagine it would be cheaper than a ship excursion.  Or, what about hiring a car (or taxi) to transport you to La Spezia Centrale train station and ride Trenitalia to Sestri Levante Station in Santa Margherita Ligure?

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This is a bit of an old post but I will hop on as I"m in a similar "boat".  Today is 120 days (Whisper Caribbean) and there is 1 excursion listed in 1 port.  Perhaps since it's Sunday they haven't loaded the rest so will keep checking.  The tour book is only 6 pages and only has just the one excursion too.  Have not seen this before.  Perhaps they are irritated with me as I canceled a cruise next year when SS canceled Cuba!

 

I find it odd that I received an email this morning encouraging me to to book everything.  Dining and Spa are available to book and of course Shop.  I could go with island companies but am tending to stay with SS excursions this time as it's my first solo.

 

If things don't magically appear tomorrow, I will call and ask.

 

Missy

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8 hours ago, MHF said:

This is a bit of an old post but I will hop on as I"m in a similar "boat".  Today is 120 days (Whisper Caribbean) and there is 1 excursion listed in 1 port.  Perhaps since it's Sunday they haven't loaded the rest so will keep checking.  The tour book is only 6 pages and only has just the one excursion too.  Have not seen this before.  Perhaps they are irritated with me as I canceled a cruise next year when SS canceled Cuba!

 

I find it odd that I received an email this morning encouraging me to to book everything.  Dining and Spa are available to book and of course Shop.  I could go with island companies but am tending to stay with SS excursions this time as it's my first solo.

 

If things don't magically appear tomorrow, I will call and ask.

 

Missy

Missy
I am on the cruise before you, 110 days out, and there are no excursions listed for this cruise either.

robin

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You are not alone -I too am sailing in 110 days time on the Whisper, it is nothing to do with it being a Sunday!!

 

Seemingly SS do not realise the passage of time!  I have contacted both SS and also my TA to ascertain exactly when these shorexes will appear on 'My Silversea'- and I suggest you all do the same thing.

 

Kindest regards

 

Master Echo

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