The simple trick that will save you hundreds of pounds on a cruise

Island tours are popular for those wanting to visit Nelson’s Dockyard and admire some of the Caribbean island’s famous tally of 365 beaches. Cruise ships dock in the centre of the capital, St John’s, which throngs with taxi drivers who greet passengers as they disembark at Heritage Quay. 

Norwegian Cruise Line ( offers a three-hour island drive that includes a visit to Nelson’s Dockyard for £91pp.

But Antiguan taxi drivers, who are also qualified tour guides, offer half-day tours at around £21pp ($25), saving £70pp. 

Livorno, Italy: save £50

The Italian city is a key gateway to the Renaissance glories of Florence and the nearby city of Pisa.

Princess Cruises ( offers a 10-hour tour of Florence and Pisa that takes in the main sites and includes a three-course lunch, from £182pp ($219.95).

Though lunch is not included, Venture Ashore ( offers an eight-hour tour to the main sights of both cities with prices from £107pp. Put aside £25 for lunch and you’ll still save £50.

Dubrovnik, Croatia: save £110

The Croatian walled city lends itself to a variety of historic and active excursions.

Azamara ( offers a quad-bike tour, lasting just over four hours, to the top of Mount Srd which overlooks Dubrovnik, stopping at the village of Bosanka for a snack of local cheeses and hams. It costs from £196pp.

But shore excursion company Viator ( offers a “Dubrovnik Countryside and Arboretum” quad-bike tour of approximately four hours, including brunch and drinks, from £84pp, saving over £110. 

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