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,


Jeroen K (+ family) - Nederland
April 2015

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.


William H - Australia
September 2014

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,

Familie S. - Nederland
September 2014

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.

Kind regards 

Claire W. - GB - Great Britain
August 2014

In any way we are very glad we booked our excursions with you.

First the way you informed us and organized our booked excursions.

The Excursion  "Athens Private Tour" August 31 rd was excellent,

Very good luxery transportation, very good driver, very charming tour-guide

Pascale Fraissard.

The Excursion  "Istanbul Private Tour" September  2nd was excellent.

The same as in Athens, very good luxery airco 10 p bus, nice and helpfull driver, very good dutch speaking tour-guide Honife Bulat.

In our opinion de organized tours could not be better and now we experienced the by you organized tours, we think the price is modest for what is offered.

Thanks for all, in this way we enjoyed our cruise very much.

Lorenzo F. and friends - The Netherlands
August 2014

We hebben een mooie excursie in Athene achter de rug die goed verzorgd was en met goede uitleg.

1 Klein minpuntje: De bus was van te voren  niet volgeboekt zodat de reisleidster aan de terminal ter plekke de nog openstaande plaatsen heeft verkocht. Een verstandige commerciële keus maar daardoor is de bus wel 30 minuten vertraagd vertrokken. Dit heeft voor irritatie gezorgd onder de mensen die van tevoren hadden geboekt.

 Voor de rest alle lof voor de snelle terug storting van excursiegeld van Kusadasi die wij cancelde. 

Wij hebben uw organisatie al bij diverse mensen onder de aandacht gebracht.

Met vriendelijke groet,

Sylvia B - Nederland
August 2014

Just wanted to send a thank you for the excellent service that your company provided for us on the Grand Mediterranean Princess Cruise. Your drivers were always on time, friendly, welcoming.  Your tour guides were both professional, knowledgeable, passionate about their cities.  We were well taken care of, the restaurant selections were excellent, the sights were interesting.  Thank you for arranging this for us.  It was so easy and convenient via your website and way less expensive than the cruise ship prices.  The value was excellent.  It will always be a memorable experience.

Sincerely yours

Coleman O - San Francisco, California
August 2014