Having just returned from the Celebrity Reflection Eastern Med Cruise I just wanted to say that the Shorebee excursions we experienced were excellent. These were the first I've booked outside of the Cruise Company, and I was a little nervous. But no need, the guides were exactly where they said, we were met and greeted and taken on our private tours in comfort and with excellent knowledgeable local guides who gave us great insight and information, didn't try to take us on factory/shopping trips we didn't want to waste time on, and got us back to the ship in good time. All at less than half the cost of a cruise organised tour. Highly recommended and I will be using Shorebee for future cruise tours.
I found shoreBee very difficult to book. I tried several times and on a couple of different days to book but when I went to the checkout it kept adding on the booking again and again and wouldnt let me proceed to pay. Eventually it did work but I didnt do anything different than what I had been doing before.
However after that I had a great experience. I got the confirmation email of time of collection at the port and sure enough we stepped off the ship and our lovely representative Fafia was there to great us. She was amazing very helpful and informative. The trip was all we would have expected and more thanks to Fafia.
I would use shoreBee in the future.
I wanted to thank you for scheduling such a FANTASTIC tour! Our guide Tamer was exceptional and we had a wonderful time. Everything was personalized and allowed us to fully enjoy our short visit to Kusadasi and Ephesus.
We again had a wonderful experience with our tour guide Seda!
She was very professional and knowledgeable, thank you !
Your tour agency in Turkey was excellent.
You have gained a loyal customer and will spread the word about your services :)
Last week we enjoyed a cruise with the MSC Poesia. We had booked 3 excursions through Shorebee. I just want you to know that we were 100% satisfied with the quality of the excursions.
- Olympia: Bus was waiting for us when the ship arrived. We were welcomed by Stephen, who was very friendly and helpful. The excursion ran very smooth, and we were back at the ship way before it sailed off.
- Izmir/Ephesus: when we arrived, the taxi was waiting for us, The guide from CurioTravel (a guy called Melich) was very friendly, the taxi was comfortable and the driver was more than OK. The guide spoke very good English, and he had very good knowledge of the history of Ephesus (and of other things). Once again: no complaints!
- Istanbul: same again: a taxi and the guide were already there when the ship arrived. Again a guide from CurioTravel (her name was Seda), and just like Melich: good English, very good knowledge of the city/buildings etc., and a very relaxed way of guiding us. Perfect!
We had never heard of Shorebee before, and we didn’t know what to expect. But looking back, I am sure that the private/guided tours that we had, were much better than the expensive excursions that could be booked on board of the ship. The guides from Curio (but also Stephen in Olympia) took us seriously, and a good time was had by all.
Thank you for a very pleasant experience, I hope to do business again in the future!
All the best,
We enjoyed our Panaromic Tour in Rome on March 30 . . . Once we finally got on the bus. The instructions were unclear about how to get from the cruise boat to the pick-up point, it only read TAKE A SHUTTLE BUS. We expected a shuttle bus from Shorebee to be at the boat terminal so we waited and looked and called searching for a vehicle with that name on it to get us to the meeting point. The people we asked outside of the terminal were not helpful. Finally, we spoke to the right person and they told us that we were suppose to take the MSC shuttle buses to the meeting point. Because we had made a couple of phone calls to the guide they kindly waited for us but we felt awful that we had made everyone else wait 30-45 minutes for us because of not understanding that small detail. My suggestion in the voucher that is printed off to more CLEARLY state how you are suppose to get from the cruise to the meeting point.
- Kusadasi: competent guide, good vehicle and great value; and
- Amalfi: vehicle air-conditioning was very poor and the driver was good. If air-conditioning was working, the tour would be fair value.
Wij zijn onlangs 18 September met 4 personen in Kusadasi op excursie geweest.
Het afgesproken tijdstip was prima en het taxi vervoer uitstekend.
De gids had veel te vertellen over de omgeving en over Ephesus.
Daarom alle lof voor de organisatie Shore Bee.
Bedankt voor alles,
Marco who showed us around Montenegro was very knowledgeable and an extremely good guide and driver. We will be looking to see if you can help us with a shore tour next August in Norway
Thank you for setting this up, our day at the villages of Cinque Terra was fantastic, Simona was a great guide and I would recommend her to anyone.
Everything went very well and the coach driver was excellent and most helpful. I would recommend your service and theirs any time.