Once you've booked your cruise, click on "Log In to My NCL" and enter your user name and password. If you are a new user, create an account. Once you're logged in, you should see a summary of your booked cruise(s). Click the button for "Shore Excursions". If this button is not clickable, you may need to wait at least 60 days prior to your vacation date. Once you get to the Shore Excursions shopping page, you should see each port city offering Shore Excursions for every day of your cruise itinerary. Click through each port city to get more info and pre-book excursions for each guest you’re traveling with. You can also call 1-866-625-1167 if you have any questions.
There is a great abundance of marine life in the Gulf of Maine. Your destination is 20 miles south of Bar Harbor, the feeding grounds of the larger whales. Travel aboard the one of the fastest, largest, most luxurious whale watch catamarans in North America. All equipped with the latest in navigation and communication equipment. The vessel has full galley and bar service (not included in the price of the tour), and excellent viewing from all three decks. Stable, fun and propelled by water jets; safe for whales and the environment.
Along the way, your crew will point out wildlife sightings such as Harbor porpoise, seals and a great variety of Pelagic seabirds. Offshore, search for pods of Pilot whales and Atlantic white-sided dolphin, sharks such as basking, blue and Mako and schools of Bluefin tuna. Commonly encountered are Humpbacks, Finbacks and Minke whales and occasionally, Northern Right whales. Your naturalist will describe each whale’s behavior, adaptation to life in the ocean and conservation issues affecting their survival.
Note: All adult participants must show a valid photo I.D. to board the whale watch vessel. We recommend that you dress warmly, wear a jacket, layered clothing, rubber-soled shoes, hat and gloves and bring sunglasses and sunscreen as it is much cooler on the open ocean. Wildlife sightings are frequent, but not guaranteed. This tour is not available for Norwegian Dawn guests on the September 20, 2013 sailing.
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.