SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    Whale Watching & Wildlife Quest

    Juneau, Alaska

    Duration 4 hrs

    This sightseeing cruise features guaranteed whale watching! Following a short motorcoach ride to scenic Auke Bay, you’ll board a water jet powered catamaran specially designed for wildlife viewing. Relax in the warm, comfortable, spacious main cabin, surrounded by large windows as your experienced Captain guides you through the island studded waters of Stephens Passage. Against a majestic backdrop of snow-capped peaks and glaciers, the onboard naturalist will explain the behavior and habitat of wildlife you may encounter, including humpback and killer whales, Steller sea lions, Dall’s porpoise, harbor seals, bald eagles, bears and deer.


    The operators of this tour guarantee that you'll see a whale. If not, you’ll receive a $100 cash refund as you disembark the vessel. Don’t anticipate a refund; in the past 10+ years, whales have been sighted on every tour! To fully enjoy the sights and sounds of a close encounter with wildlife, be sure to bring a warm, rainproof jacket to wear on the topside observation deck and don’t forget your camera! Day use binoculars and a souvenir wildlife guide and map are provided, along with complimentary snacks and beverages.

    Need to Know:

    Note: Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: C230.00 CAD
    • Child from: C130.00 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Accessibility
    • Family Recommended
    • Snack
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    Summit Scenic Drive

    Skagway, Alaska

    Duration 1 1/2 hrs

    Travel along the incredibly photogenic Klondike Highway to the Canadian border, while pausing along the way to snap pictures of the gorgeous wilderness. The road pretty much follows the trail that prospectors carved out during the Gold Rush of 1898. The countryside is still largely undeveloped, except for a few bridges and the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway that parallels the road. Named for the first Euro-American settlers in the area, the Captain William Moore Bridge offers a particularly panoramic view of Alaska’s interior. Other roadside stops will be made to view natural attractions such as ancient glaciers and Pitchfork Falls, a lovely cascade that splits into branches that resemble the tines of a pitchfork. After pausing again at the highway sign that marks the Canadian border at White Pass summit, you will travel back down the Klondike Highway toward Skagway. Commentary will enhance your understanding of the attractions and the area’s history.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Travel a picturesque highway that follows a trail created during the Gold Rush of 1898. • Snap pictures while pausing at scenic lookouts with views of glaciers and waterfalls. • Stop at the summit of White Pass, which marks the U.S. and Canadian border. • Hear enlightening commentary that describes the area’s history and attractions.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress warmly in layered clothing. • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour is primarily panoramic in nature with walking at the guest’s discretion during stops. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. The order of the sites visited or viewed may vary. Due to current border restrictions, this tour is limited to US citizens and permanent residents. All guests must have passports and green cards if residents. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: C61.25 CAD
    • Child from: C31.25 CAD
    DURATION 1 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    San Francisco Treats Walking Tour

    San Francisco, California

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Indulge in a selection of delectable desserts while walking through some of San Francisco’s most attractive neighborhoods. Your confectionery adventure will begin with a snack not often thought of as a treat—a slice of toast—but one that has been elevated to an artisanal plane. Your so-called “fancy toast” may be topped with freshly ground almond butter or smashed avocado. One bite and you will understand how toast became such a craze. Upon reaching Alamo Square, you will pause for photos of the Painted Ladies, a cluster of seven colorful Victorian and Edwardian homes that are so iconic to San Francisco that they are referred to as Postcard Row. They are a treat for the eyes. Ahead lies the hip Hayes Valley neighborhood, where you will sample several unusually flavored ice creams before tantalizing your palate with a fresh-baked macaroon or an over-the-top cupcake.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Walk through some of the city’s most delightful neighborhoods while sampling treats.
    • Snack on a slice of “fancy toast” topped with a spread that makes it irresistible.
    • See the Painted Ladies, a row of colorful Victorian and Edwardian residences.
    • Savor treats such as uniquely flavored ice cream, macaroons and cupcakes.

    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 2.5 hours of walking. The neighborhood is hilly and there is a large flight of steps to negotaite to see the view of the Painted Ladies from Alamo Square. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Dress in weather-appropriate clothing. Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.
    • Adult from: C261.25 CAD
    • Child from: C261.25 CAD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Family Recommended
    • Snack
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    Crater Hike & Hilo Waterfalls

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 6 hrs

    See the island’s most spectacular natural wonders, starting with a hike to Kilauea Crater in Volcanoes National Park.


    The setting is so extraordinary that UNESCO deemed the park a World Biosphere site and a World Heritage site. To reach the crater, you will hike three miles roundtrip. The sights along the way will make it well worth the effort, as the volcano has been steadily erupting since 1983 and the surrounding countryside is dramatic. Afterward, you will pause for photos at magnificent Rainbow Falls, which is named for the rainbows that often form in the surrounding mist. Another photo opportunity awaits you at Liliuokalani Gardens, which pays tribute to the Japanese immigrants that worked in the sugarcane fields more than a century ago. Enjoy a local shopping stop where you can sample Hawaiian macadamia nuts before returning to the ship.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    • Hike through the dramatic countryside to a volcanic crater that continues to erupt.
    • Enjoy photo opportunities at Rainbow Falls and Liliuokalani Gardens.
    • Enjoy a local shopping stop and sample Hawaii macadamia nuts.


    HELPFUL HINTS

    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be fully mobile and capable of walking unaided for more than three miles on moderately rough surfaces, hills, and uneven terrain. They must also be able to climb in and out of a mini bus unaided. Scooters, wheelchairs and walkers can’t be accommodated.
    • Adult from: C298.75 CAD
    • Child from: C298.75 CAD
    DURATION 6 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Panoramic Seattle & Pike Place Market

    Seattle, Washington

    Duration 3 hrs

    OVERVIEW
    Discover the panoramic beauty and must-see highlights of Seattle in just a few hours, leaving time to explore the destinations you find most intriguing later on your own. Your introduction to the city will begin with a photo stop at the Space Needle, an icon since being built for the 1962 World’s Fair. You will also see CenturyLink Field, the sports stadium for Seattle’s professional football and soccer teams, and Pioneer Square, the city’s oldest neighborhood. The term “skid row” was coined in this now-elegant district, a reference to the logged trees that were once slid down greased skids to the sawmill. There will be plenty more to explore in Pike Place Market, the city’s oldest and largest farmers market. Don’t miss the “flying fish,” a spectacle in which the fishmongers toss even large fish to each other to save steps and entertain the onlookers. The original Starbucks is also in the market.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • See Seattle’s highlights in just a few hours, leaving you with a great overview of the city.
    • Pause for photos at the Space Needle and pass by Seattle’s modern sports stadium.
    • Gain a historical perspective at Pioneer Square and the city’s oldest farmers market.

    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes a moderate amount of walking mainly at the guest's discretion. It is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, can both make their way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: C94.96 CAD
    • Child from: C67.44 CAD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Seattle by Land & Sea

    Seattle, Washington

    Duration 3 3/4 hrs

    OVERVIEW
    Enjoy two unique perspectives of Seattle: from high above the city on the Space Needle and from sea level while cruising Elliott Bay. After riding an elevator up the exterior of the Space Needle, you will arrive at the observation deck, 520 feet above the ground. The views will be spectacular, as you look out over Seattle, Mount Rainer, Puget Sound and the Cascades and Olympic mountain ranges. For the ultimate view straight down, walk along the Loupe, the tower’s rotating glass floor, the only one in the world. The Space Needle is so iconic that Seattle designated it an official landmark. The sights of the city from Elliott Bay will be just as remarkable, but from an entirely different perspective. As you cruise along, you will see lush coastal parks, the edge of historical Pioneer Square and the Seattle Great Wheel, once the tallest Ferris wheel on the west coast. Your cruise ship will also be in sight.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Enjoy the ultimate view of Seattle and beyond from atop the soaring Space Needle.
    • Look straight down 500 feet through the Space Needle’s rotating glass floor.
    • Cruise through Elliott Bay, admiring the sights along the western shore of Seattle.

    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes a moderate amount of walking mainly at the guest's discretion. It is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, can both make their way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: C246.35 CAD
    • Child from: C205.06 CAD
    DURATION 3 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Accessibility
    • Limited Accessibility
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    Whale and Marine Mammals Cruise

    Icy Strait Point, Alaska

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    You'll be escorted to the tender dock to board your whale boat for this 2 1/2 hour tour. Your journey will take you to Point Adolphus, one of Alaska's premier humpback whale watching destinations. You'll travel through waters that support a wide array of marine life including orca, Steller's sea lions, seal, Dall's porpoise and of course the magnificent humpback whale. Along the shore keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles in the evergreen treetops.


    Your onboard naturalist will describe the biology and behavior of the diverse species that gather here every summer to indulge in the nutrient-rich waters, fueled by the long Alaska summer days. 100% guaranteed whales! The whale population at Point Adolphus is so plentiful that if a whale is not spotted on this tour you will receive 100% of your money back.

    • Adult from: C236.25 CAD
    • Child from: C123.75 CAD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Family Recommended
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    White Pass Railway, Klondike Gold Fields & Panning

    Skagway, Alaska

    Duration 5 hrs

    At the White Pass & Yukon Route Depot, board a vintage railcar for a ride up the White Pass Summit. View at the incredible scenery as your train ascends dramatic mountains and your guide shares colorful stories and the history of the gold rush. Marvel at the waterfalls, tunnels and historic sites you pass on your journey to the summit of the White Pass and beyond.


    In Fraser, disembark the train and board a motorcoach for a dramatic journey past the Tormented Valley and Pitchfork Falls en route to Skagway. Your Driver-Guide will regale with a colorful account of the history of Klondike Gold Rush. Taking views of the surrounding mountains, waterfalls and glaciers may be captured during the many photo stops.


    Stop at Alaska 360 where you will learn the art of gold panning and practice your technique in warm-water troughs. Gold is guaranteed in every pan! Haul your treasure into the Gold Shack and have it weighed. Then, browse a collection of gold nugget jewelry and discover unique, souvenirs in the gift shop. Finally returning to your ship with your loot and newly acquired "gold fever."


    Need to Know:

    Note: All guests must carry a valid passport. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.


    This tour is not offered in 2021.

    • Adult from: C273.75 CAD
    • Child from: C161.25 CAD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Passport
    • Family Recommended
    • Accessibility
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    Embarkation Scenic Cruisetrain - Anchorage Airport to Seward Cruise Ship Terminal

    Duration 1 hr

    Experience one of the most stunning, scenic train rides in North America aboard an Alaska Railroads glass-dome railcar from the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to the Seward cruise ship dock.


    Upon arrival at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, you’ll be greeted by staff and directed to the short enclosed walkway to the airport train depot. You’ll travel along the Coastal Classic Route on this 4 1/2 hour picturesque journey. Your train will skirt the edges of lovely Turnagain Arm, before veering into the mountainous backcountry for views of sprawling Spencer Glacier.


    As your train climbs, Bartlett Glacier will come into view. After going through a series of mountain tunnels, you’ll pass Trail Glacier before descending through a mountain valley and skirting the turquoise waters of Kenai Lake. A bistro car offers snacks and beverages for purchase. The train arrives into Seward just steps from the cruise ship terminal.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants flying-in day of sailing should book flights arriving into Anchorage no later than 11am in order to provide sufficient time for baggage claim, train check-in and possible flight delays. For participants already in Anchorage, please meet at the airport rail depot located at the Ted Stevens International Airport no later than 12 noon for train check-in.
    This tour is only available for guests embarking the Norwegian Jewel sailing out of Seward. Guests have the option to book their flights through our Premium Air Department to ensure that flight arrival times do not interfere with this transfer. Estimated arrival time into Seward will be around 6pm.
    • Adult from: C123.75 CAD
    • Child from: C86.25 CAD
    DURATION 1 hr
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Embark
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    Fin Island Lodge & Zodiac Adventure

    Sitka, Alaska

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Before embarking on this true Alaska adventure, you will be outfitted in water-proof gear to help keep you dry during the expedition. This gear is not insulated, so we recommend dressing in warm layers of synthetic materials or wools, regardless of weather. After a brief safety speech, the expedition begins. Adjacent to Sitka lies a network of dozens of picturesque islands that provide a barrier from the swell of the open Pacific Ocean. As your captain skillfully navigates these island groups, you’ll see reefs and rock pinnacles that jet out of the water and provide lookout perches for bald eagles and a myriad of beautiful seabirds. A look downward will reveal rapidly growing kelp forests that disappear into the depths of the sound. In shallow water areas, inaccessible to larger craft, you may even notice sea stars, anemones, and other invertebrates.


    This area is teeming with wildlife, including sea otters, whales, and sea lions. Your captain is trained to approach animals in a way that will not disturb their natural behavior, providing excellent photography and viewing opportunities.


    At Fin Island Lodge, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in a delicious Alaska feast! Alaska king crab, wild salmon, prime rib, homemade side dishes, and dessert are all-inclusive with the tour. In addition, coffee, tea, cocoa, lemonade and water are complimentary. Soft drinks are available for purchase. A breakfast twist on our signature Fin Island feast is featured for guests arriving before 10am. Vegan and gluten free options are available, regardless of tour time.


    After the meal, you may beachcomb, explore the beautiful grounds of the exclusive island, or relax next to the cozy beach fire. When the adventure concludes, your vessel will await to provide the short cruise back to Sitka.


    • Adult from: C311.25 CAD
    • Child from: C311.25 CAD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Family Recommended
    • Meal
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    Alcatraz & Sausalito

    San Francisco, California

    Duration 5 1/2 hrs

    Board the Alcatraz ferry and sail to the notorious prison that once housed the likes of Al Capone and the Birdman of Alcatraz. During your ferry ride, enjoy a panoramic view of the famous San Francisco skyline. Upon arrival, you'll tour the small jail cells as the audio narration brings you back to days gone by.


    You'll return to San Francisco by ferry and board your motorcoach for a journey across the Golden Gate Bridge. After a stop at Vista Point for a fabulous view of the city, it’s a short ride into charming Sausalito. Here, take a stroll and browse some of the specialty shops or galleries.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Walking is on both level and uneven terrain with approximately 10 to 15 steps. Your tour fee includes the $33 National Park Service Entry Fee into Alcatraz.
    • Adult from: C168.75 CAD
    • Child from: C93.75 CAD
    DURATION 5 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Siberian K9 Kennel & Lodge

    Petropavlovsk, Russia

    Duration 4 hrs

    Kamchatka is home to the famous sled dogs. Learn all about the care and feeding of these majestic animals as you visit the Siberian K9 Kennel and Lodge and enjoy local performance followed by Russian lunch.


    Drive to the Siberian K9 Kennel and Lodge in an all-terrain vehicle. The kennel sits in the lowland under the auspices of two magnificent volcanoes, Avacha and Koryak – you will have a great view of their snow-covered peaks as you make your way through the city and into the countryside.


    On arrival at the kennel, it is time to meet the huskies who help the locals travel across this harsh and frozen landscape. You may choose to have a guide take you through the kennel and lodge, explaining the breeding and upbringing of the huskies. Learn how these industrious animals are harnessed and led by professional mushers as well as children and witness a short dogs’ harnessing demonstration. You will also enjoy a local dance/song show together with a typical Russian lunch, tea and traditional pancakes (blinis). A comfortable lodge will be at your disposal during the whole duration of your stay at the kennel. Depending on weather conditions, you might enjoy the opportunity of exploring around the kennel and the nearby forest.


    Need to Know:

    Note: The drive to/from the Siberian Kennel & Lodge by ATV can be bumpy. There may be plenty of snow at the Kennel this time of the year. It is recommended that guests wear comfortable warm clothes, a weatherproof jacket and comfortable, sturdy/rubber boots.
    • Adult from: C373.75 CAD
    • Child from: C373.75 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
    • Meal

Please note: The information in this document was current at time of printing. Tour descriptions and prices vary by ship and sailing date and are subject to change without notice. Log into My NCL for the applicable information specific to your cruise.

Printed on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 03:37am