Graag laat ik u weten dat we zeer tevreden zijn over de dienstverlening van Shorebee! we hebben net onze eerste cruise gemaakt met de HAL. Shorebee heeft ons veel nuttige informatie opgeleverd. We hebben ook een cruise/routebook geprint. Erg adequate informatie!! Voor Napels hadden we een excursie geboekt. De Pompei - Vesuvio - Ercolano Private tour. Omdat we met twee gezinnen reisden (9 personen) en we veel op n dag wilden doen hebben we gekozen voor een private tour. Een aanrader! de chauffeur en gidsen stonden ons op de afgesproken tijd op te wachten en we hadden een ruimj, comfortabel busje tot onze beschikking. Voor Pompei hadden we een priv rondleiding geboekt. Onze gids van de dag (Gabriel) en de gids in Pompei (sorry naam vergeten) stonden ook met elkaar in contact dus bij aankomst hadden we elkaar snel gevonden.Rond half tien was het nog niet zo druk en we werden langs een "fast lane" - special voor gidsen- langs de kassa geleid. De rondleiding Pompei was deskundig en to the point. We zijn op plekken geweest die we anders niet zo makkelijk hadden kunnen vinden. 2 uur is ook voldoende, zeker voor de aandachtsspanne van onze pubers :) Gabriel had een andere route naar de Vesuvius in gedachte, maar de wachttijd was te lang. Hierover was met ons ook geen overleg geweest. Uiteindelijk aan de andere kant naar boven. Wel overleg gehad over waar te lunchen. Omdat we op een prachtige plek terecht kwamen met heerlijk eten hebben we gekozen voor een relaxte lunch en hebben we herculum geschrapt. Dat is het grote voordeel van een private tour! De boeking en afhandeling en de excursie zijn dus prima verlopen. De prijzen zijn schappelijk, zeker in verhouding tot wat de cruisemaatschappijen voor excursies rekenen. We zullen zeker vaker gebruik maken van jullie diensten als de gelegenheid daar is. 

Met vriendelijke groet

Ingrid A - Nederland
August 2015

We have recently returned from our vacation. I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how our excursion in Split, Croatia was. Well, Katya was one of the best tour guides we have ever had on any vacation. She is a true historian and didn't miss a thing. We enjoyed her company very much as well as the drivers. Please tell her we had a fantastic day with her and learned so much about Croatian history.

Thank you again for all your hard work

Michelle H - United States
July 2015

We booked thru Shorebee at Katakolon, Piraeus and Civitaveccchia.  We had a hard time at Katakolon to find the bus pickup.  The tours at Piraeus and Civitavecchia were both great. 

Thank you.

Edwin S - United States
June 2015

Let me tell you how happy we were with the Ephesus private shore excursion we had with your company on 3rd June 2015.

The professional service and welcoming friendliness provided by our guide and his driver far exceeded our expectations.

We were restricted with what we could do because of my mothers 80 years of age, so our guide was flexible and very accommodating in providing an excursion that suited both mine and my mothers wishes.

It was also so easy to organise the booking online from Australia.

Thank you ShoreBee. I highly recommend your company.

Kind regards



Evelyn W and Elizabeth B - Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
June 2015

Dank je wel nog voor het perfect regelen van alles. De taxichauffeur stond ons op de luchthaven al op te wachten, we werden in een mooie bus naar het schip gebracht.

De eerste excursie was in Katakolon, Maria stond ons al op te wachten. Onze reisleidster was Dina. Zij wist heel veel te vertellen over het ontstaan van de olympische spelen. Het was een leerzame excursie.

De tweede excursie was naar Athene, Sisi wachtte ons hier op. We reden door Athene en hebben verschillende bezienswaardigheden gezien. Ze wist hoe laat de wisseling van de wacht was, hier waren wij precies op tijd. Het was erg leuk om te zien. Bij de Acropolis ging ze mee omhoog en vertelde van alles. We mochten nog even rond lopen en dan zelf terug naar de bus. Een ouder stel was wel een half uur te laat.  De weg kwijt, tip loop met z'n allen weer terug hierdoor hadden we haast geen tijd om door de plaka te lopen.

De derde excursie was Istanbul, dit was een prive excursie. We hadden hier een geweldige gids, die heel veel van de wereld had gezien en ook veel wist te vertellen over alles. Hij nam ook overal alle tijd voor.

De laatste excursie was in Kusadasie toen gingen we naar Efese. Hier hadden een wat oudere gids, dit was ook een prive tour. Hij deed erg zijn best om alles zo goed mogelijk te vertellen.

Terug was de taxi er weer keurig op tijd om ons naar de luchthaven te brengen.

We hebben genoten van onze cruise, dit kwam mede ook door de perfect geregelde excursies.  Iedereen stond ruim op tijd klaar, we waren ook weer keurig op tijd terug bij de boot.

Nogmaals dank, als we weer gaan cruisen maken we weer gebruik van jullie.

Met vriendelijk groet

Anita D - Nederland
May 2015

I found the booking process fairly straight forward, and you were very quick and helpful in answering my questions. We thought you website was very good.

Our guide met us as arranged and took us to the top gate of Ephesus, so we missed most of the crowds. I can't remember our guide's name, but he spoke very good English and was very interesting, even before we got to Ephesus itself. As he showed us around the site he gave just the right amount of detail, and was willing to answer our questions.

The whole excursion was very interesting, and we will definitely consider using SureBee again in the future.

Thanks for your help,

Nick and Sally W - Great Britain
May 2015

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.


Karen H - Great Britain
May 2015

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 :)

Carolina B - United States
May 2015

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