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.
Explore the city of Cartagena, once considered the gem of the Spanish Main and today still surprises visitors with its colonial architecture and impressive fortifications. Pass through the famous “Republican” architecture of Manga residential area, home to some of the most ornate mansions and homes of the city. Continue your journey to one of the most important works of Spanish Military engineering in South America - Fort of San Felipe de Barajas for a photo stop. Wander the narrow cobblestone streets and squares inside the walled city. Beginning at Santo Domingo´s Bastion, you’ll pass by charming colonial architecture to the oldest church in the city - Church of Santo Domingo. Continue walking to Plaza de Bolivar, a picturesque tree lined square adorned with statues saluting the city’s illustrious past and features a statue of its namesake. Across the street, see the Inquisition Palace.
Then, make your way to the Gold Museum where you’ll find beautiful displays of valuable pre-Colombian gold artifacts and some of the old ceramics in the Americas. Learn about the Zenu´s nation’s hydraulic engineering achievements. Continue to the colonial commercial district of Custom Plaza and down the street to the Cathedral and the Governor’s house, headquarters of the Spanish government. Stroll to Plaza San Pedro to see the shrine and church honoring Saint Peter Claver, the patron saint of slaves. Soak up the local flavor as you continue your guided walk amidst towering colonial, republican and Spanish-style buildings and surrender to the majesty of this historic city. Do some shopping at Las Bovedas Artisan Center, built as dungeons, today local artisans display their work here. On the way back to your ship, enjoy a sightseeing tour through the modern part of Cartagena.
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.