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.
After transferring from your ship to St. Mark's Square, you’ll meet your guide and see the facade of St. Mark’s Basilica, a church of inestimable beauty. Your next stop is the Doge’s Palace, a magnificent Gothic masterpiece with its pink marble exterior and lacy stone arches dating from the 14th century. A guided visit will take you through apartments and rooms filled with paintings. ‘Paradise,’ by Domenico and Jacopo Tintoretto, fills an entire wall in the Great Council Hall. Also learn about Venice’s political history.
See the lagoon through the grillwork of the Bridge of Sighs as you walk across to the old prison cells on the other side where Casanova was once held. After this visit to Doge’s Palace you’ll continue to a nearby glass factory showroom where you'll see a demonstration on how the famed Murano glass is made, followed by some free time to take a gondola ride, explore the area, shop, or perhaps visit the interior of St. Mark’s on your own. You’ll meet your escort at a designated time and place for the return to your ship.
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.