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    Explore The Colorful South

    Port Louis, Mauritius

    Duration 7 1/4 hrs

    This wonderful full-day excursion gives a true insight into the different spectrums of Mauritian scenery to be found. ...
    This wonderful full-day excursion gives a true insight into the different spectrums of Mauritian scenery to be found. more...

    This wonderful full-day excursion gives a true insight into the different spectrums of Mauritian scenery to be found.


    Leaving the pier, you will travel from the center of Curepipe along a tarred road that leads gently up to and round the rim of Trou-aux-cerfs, an extinct volcanic crater, whose floor is now heavily wooded. Making a photo-stop here, you will be treated to a magnificent view over the entire island and its towering mountain ranges.


    Your drive continues from here to Grand-Bassin (Ganga Talao), a sacred lake and pilgrimage place for the Hindu where you will have a guided visit. In this idyllic location there is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and other Hindu deities and many Hindu pilgrims make the walk in bare feet from their homes to the lake. Hindu legend is that the lake is filled with the waters of the holy Ganges of India, making this a very significant place for all Hindus.


    From here, you will next make your way through the forest reserve of Plaine-Champagne, with a stop at a viewpoint that looks out over the spectacular Black River Gorges. Further down the winding road, you will reach a local restaurant with a breathtaking view over the coastline for lunch.


    Traveling along through thick Chinese Guava groves, your route next takes you to discover the magnificent Chamarel waterfall which emerges from the moors on the way down to view the unique seven-colored earths of Chamarel. These unusual mounds of undulating land that stretch in contrasting rainbow colored layers of earth are believed to be the result of weathering and volcanic origin.


    Your journey back takes you down a winding road that unveils the West coast - the Morne Mountain where you will have a final photo stop, and Benitiers Island. Before reaching the pier in Port Luis, your route will pass the fishing villages and the famous salt pans of Black River.


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    • Adult from: C186.25 CAD
    • Child from: C186.25 CAD
    DURATION 7 1/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Walking Tour of Luderitz

    Luderitz, Namibia

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Stroll through colonial Luderitz and admire the spectacular architecture built during the town’s heyday at the beginning of the 20th century, when diamonds were discovered nearby. ...
    Stroll through colonial Luderitz and admire the spectacular architecture built during the town’s heyday at the beginning of the 20th century, when diamonds were discovered nearby. more...

    Stroll through colonial Luderitz and admire the spectacular architecture built during the town’s heyday at the beginning of the 20th century, when diamonds were discovered nearby.


    After walking from the pier, you will soon be immersed in the German ambiance of bayside Luderitz. Although Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias landed here in 1488, the area remained unsettled until German tobacco merchant Adolf Luderitz purchased much of the surrounding land nearly 400 years later. The sleepy port soon became an important supply post for Germany’s colonization of southwest Africa, and Luderitz grew accordingly, especially after diamonds were discovered in the nearby Namib Desert.


    As you approach Luderitz’s prominent Diamond Hill, you will see Goerke Haus, one of the most extravagant mansions built during the boom at the start of the 20th century. Renovated and full of period furnishings, the estate was built for diamond entrepreneur Hans Goerke in an Art Nouveau style with German and African themes.


    Felsenkirche is another outstanding Diamond Hill landmark. The Evangelical Lutheran church was built in 1912 with private donations from German citizens and is renowned for the stained-glass panel above its altar, which Emperor Wilhelm II donated.


    Finally, there is Luderitz Museum, where you will learn more about Germany’s colonization efforts, the diamond industry and Namibia’s flora and fauna. Interesting artifacts include whalebones, photos of the indigenous people and colonial mining equipment. After visiting, you may follow the guide back to the pier or return later on your own.

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    • Adult from: C48.75 CAD
    • Child from: C48.75 CAD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Swakopmund Sightseeing

    Walvis Bay, Namibia

    Duration 5 hrs

    Explore Swakopmund’s colonial past during this orientation tour that includes a visit to the Walvis Bay Lagoon. ...
    Explore Swakopmund’s colonial past during this orientation tour that includes a visit to the Walvis Bay Lagoon. more...

    Explore Swakopmund’s colonial past during this orientation tour that includes a visit to the Walvis Bay Lagoon. Journey along the scenic coast to the mouth of the Swakop River and find Swakopmund, an enchanting seaside resort that resembles a Bavarian village. You’ll see the town’s colonial past reflected in the early 19th-century art nouveau architecture found on many appealing buildings that have been declared national monuments. Discover the neo-Baroque German Evangelical Lutheran Church and the elegant historic Railway Station, which is now the Swakopmund Hotel’s reception area. After passing the town’s historic jetty, you’ll walk to the Karakulia Weavers where Karakul sheep wool is spun, dyed and woven into rugs and wall hangings. Explore the Kristall Gallery, which displays crystals weighing up to 14 tons, and appreciate free time at the Brauhaus Gallery, a town center shopping arcade. En route back to Walvis Bay, you’ll pause for photos at Dune 7, the highest sand dune in the area, then make a brief stop at the Walvis Bay Lagoon and tidal flood plains, declared a Wetland of International Importance, and marvel at its rich marine life and myriad bird species.

    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Uncover early 19th-century art nouveau architecture in Swakopmund, a seaside resort town that evokes a Bavarian village.
    • See the lovely neo-Baroque German Evangelical Lutheran Church and the ornate former Railway Station.
    • View the town’s beloved jetty and the Karakulia Weavers, where sheep wool is made into rugs and wall hangings.
    • Study crystals up to 14 tons at the Kristall Gallery and browse the shops in the Brauhaus Gallery.
    • Observe the Walvis Bay Lagoon and tidal flood plains, recognized internationally for its environmental importance.
    • Capture dramatic photos at the commanding Dune 7, the area’s tallest sand dune.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Wear casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
    • Bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.


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    • Adult from: C198.75 CAD
    • Child from: C198.75 CAD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Shakaland

    Richards Bay, South Africa

    Duration 7 hrs

    Relive the history of King Shaka, King of the Zulus, during this enriching visit to the tribal village of Shakaland. ...
    Relive the history of King Shaka, King of the Zulus, during this enriching visit to the tribal village of Shakaland. more...

    Relive the history of King Shaka, King of the Zulus, during this enriching visit to the tribal village of Shakaland.


    Journey through Empangeni en route to Shakaland, the location where the movie Shaka Zulu was filmed. Upon arrival, you’ll meet your Zulu guide and share welcome refreshments before being invited to relive the momentous and turbulent days of King Shaka, a revered early 19th-century Zulu ruler. During your walking tour through the Zulu village, see a variety of displays, including women doing beadwork, weaving mats, sculpting pottery, baking bread and brewing beer. You’ll also watch the men make a spear and shield as well as build a beehive-style grass hut.


    Enter the chief’s hut to observe Zulu dancers performing rapturous rhythmic drum dances and witness a ritual done by the traditional healer, or sangoma, followed by a short audio-visual presentation and some time at your leisure to browse the village’s enticing curio shops. Delight in a traditional Zulu buffet lunch at the Kwabonamanzi restaurant overlooking the Umhlatuze Lake, a satisfying finale to your fascinating outing.


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    • Adult from: C223.75 CAD
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    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    La Digue Highlights

    La Digue, Seychelles

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Experience the Old World beauty and charm of the Seychelles during an orientation tour of picturesque La Digue. ...
    Experience the Old World beauty and charm of the Seychelles during an orientation tour of picturesque La Digue. more...

    Experience the Old World beauty and charm of the Seychelles during an orientation tour of picturesque La Digue. Enjoy a scenic drive to L’Union Estate, where you’ll gain insight into La Digue’s history at the estate’s old Creole house and coconut factory, and delight in daily life characterized by a decidedly relaxed pace punctuated by bicycles. Continue to La Digue’s beaches, considered to be among the world’s finest, including nearby Anse Source D’Argent, which has been called a bather’s and photographer’s dream. You’ll thrill to the soft white sands and dramatic granite boulders that have long enchanted visitors to the island. Keep a sharp lookout for the resident avian wonders, as you might catch sight of a Seychelles paradise flycatcher, a rare bird endemic to these islands that sports glossy black plumage with elongated tail feathers.

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    • Adult from: C148.75 CAD
    • Child from: C148.75 CAD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Thanda Safari Lodge (LIZ-RIC) - Single Occupancy

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    Duration 3 Day / 2 Nights

    Following a flight from Port Elizabeth, enjoy a beautiful scenic drive from Durban to Thanda Private Game Reserve. The integration of South Africa's best climate and rich bush land has made Thanda Private Game Reserve the top award-winning safari destination in South Africa. ...
    Following a flight from Port Elizabeth, enjoy a beautiful scenic drive from Durban to Thanda Private Game Reserve. The integration of South Africa's best climate and rich bush land has made Thanda Private Game Reserve the top award-winning safari destination in South Africa. more...

    Following a flight from Port Elizabeth, enjoy a beautiful scenic drive from Durban to Thanda Private Game Reserve. The integration of South Africa's best climate and rich bush land has made Thanda Private Game Reserve the top award-winning safari destination in South Africa.


    Special Note: Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.


    Program details and the number of game drives are subject to change depending on flight details:

    DAY 1
    Disembark in Port Elizabeth and transfer to the airport to check-in for a flight to Durban.


    On arrival at Durban’s King Shaka International Airport, an English-speaking representative will meet and accompany you on the road transfer to Thanda Private Game Reserve (a packed lunch will be provided for the journey). The travel time approximately 4 hours.


    Thanda is a spectacular private game reserve set in 14,000 hectares of Big 5 indigenous bush. Thanda Safari Lodge is the reserve’s flagship property. Each of the 9 suites has their own majestic master bedroom, double sided fireplace, large bathroom and indoor and outdoor showers. The common areas include an inviting lounge, an expansive deck overlooking a watering hole, a cigar bar, a wine cellar and the Thanda Safari Spa.


    On arrival at the main entrance gate, you will be met by game rangers who will transfer you to your lodge in 4-wheel drive open vehicles.


    Enjoy dinner at the lodge and overnight.


    DAY 2
    The day begins with an early-morning wakeup call, followed by tea, coffee and biscuits in the lounge. This too is an ideal time for wildlife viewing. As before, you will head into the bush in an open-topped 4x4 vehicle, accompanied by knowledgeable rangers and trackers who are skilled at pointing out the various animals.


    Following your game drive, you will return to the lodge for breakfast, followed by leisure time throughout the day to perhaps take a nap, maybe relax on the expansive deck overlooking the watering hole or take part in one of the many optional activities that they offer.


    Optional activities may include guided bush walks and cultural excursions to neighboring Zulu villages where you can visit families in their traditional homesteads and perhaps take part in community projects and celebrations. Perhaps spend some time with their specialist rhino monitors and conservation team or exploring beyond the reserve on a guided boat tour to experience hippos and crocodiles in the nearby iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site. (additional expenses may be applicable and space can only be reserved at the lodge).


    Lunch and afternoon tea are included before meeting for your evening game drive.


    Following the game drive, sundowners and light snacks will be served at a clearing in the bush, where you might see nocturnal wildlife. In time, you will return to the lodge for dinner and to spend the evening.


    DAY 3
    After an early morning wake-up call, set out on one last morning game drive, followed by breakfast at the lodge.

    After breakfast, gather your belongings and complete check-out formalities before transferring to Richard’s Bay Harbor. Travelling time is approximately 2.5 hours.


    Land Program Step by Step: Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations that are beyond our control. All program details, including timings and any flights indicated below, are approximate and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change. Direct flights are never guaranteed. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Shore Excursion Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.


    DAY 1 – timings and a game drive on this day are dependent on actual flight times once assigned, below is a sample itinerary
    11:30am Disembark in Port Elizabeth and transfer to the airport
    12:00pm Check-in for your flight to Durban
    1:20pm Flight to Durban (flight details TBA and subject to change)
    2:35pm On arrival at King Shaka International Airport, collect your luggage
    3:15pm Depart the airport and transfer by road to Thanda Private Game Reserve (lunch box included)
    7:00pm Upon arrival at the lodge, check-in and freshen up prior to dinner
    7:30pm Dinner is served at the lodge
    Overnight at the Thanda Safari Lodge

    DAY 2
    5:00am Early wake up call
    Gather in the living area for tea, coffee and biscuits
    6:00am Early morning game drive
    9:00am Breakfast at the lodge
    Free time at leisure
    2:00pm Afternoon tea will be served on the patio
    4:00pm Afternoon game drive
    7:00pm Guests return to the lodge
    7:30pm Dinner is served at the lodge
    Overnight at the Thanda Safari Lodge

    DAY 3
    5:00am Early wake up call
    Gather in the living area for tea, coffee and biscuits
    6:00am Early morning game drive
    9:00am Breakfast at the lodge
    10:00am Gather belongings and complete check-out formalities
    10:30am Depart Thanda Safari Lodge for Richard’s Bay
    1:00pm Approximate arrival time at Richard’s Bay harbor

    Expected Weather:
    South Africa’s seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. Midwinter is June and midsummer is December and January. The climate varies from region to region but is generally mild throughout the year. Expect it to be hot during the day and much cooler in the evenings. On average - 25°C / 77°F


    What to Bring: Sunhat, sunblock, camera, chargers, binoculars, something warm as the mornings and evenings may be cool


    Local Currency: ZAR (credit cards accepted)


    Electricity
    South Africa’s electrical system is 220/230 volts A/C 50 cycles. Most hotels and lodges have hair dryers and plug adaptors in the bedrooms.
    If you bring electric appliances, take along an international converter kit complete with a set of adapter plugs.
    Outlets in South Africa require a three-pronged adapter plug with 3 round prongs.
    Adapters can be brought from home as not all will be provided.
    Be aware, however, that overnight recharging may not be possible where generator use restricts the availability of electricity.

    Luggage information
    On the flight guests are permitted to check-in 1 piece of luggage at a maximum of 23 kg (50 lbs.) and maximum dimension of 158 cm (62 inches).
    Hand luggage cannot exceed 3 kg (7 lbs).

    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)


    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.
    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)
    3. These documents need to be sent to the Shore Excursion Team via Reservations at NCL at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).
    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which NCL nor our local ground operator be responsible for.


    Documents and Visa Requirements:
    Guests must bring their passport with them
    Please consultant the embassy to obtain the latest visa regulations for your nationality.

    VERY IMPORTANT – The name on your cruise booking, passport and any visas if required, must all be exactly the same for flight ticket purchase for this program otherwise guests may be denied travel by flight. Please ensure that all documents are identical in spelling to the names provided for your cruise reservation including first, middle and last name. Manifests generated by the cruise line must match your travel documents.


    Please Note:

    • The contents and order of activities in this program are subject to change by the lodge management without prior notice, due to the prevailing weather conditions and movement of dangerous wildlife on the reserve
    • During early morning game drives in open vehicles it can be a little cool. We recommend that guests take along a windbreaker or jacket
    • Please note that the game drive vehicles traverse over uneven terrain and that the game-drives can be “bumpy”. This tour is therefore not recommended for guests with back & neck problems
    • Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed
    • Children under 5 years of age are not permitted
    • This program is not fully guided. Local representatives will assist you with your transfers however, the program at the lodge is run solely and at the discretion by the lodge staff.


    Program Includes for guests

    • 2 nights at Thanda Safari lodge (Villa room) including accommodation, game drives, all meals and local beverages during meals and afternoon game drive.
    • Limited drinks package, soft drinks available all day, house wines and local spirits and beers on evening game drives, pre-dinner and at dinner
    • Transport in a luxury air-conditioned coach with A/C and PA system
    • 1 x lunch box on Day 1
    • Qualified English-speaking tour guide to accompany on transfers to/from the lodge
    • Porterage for maximum 1 piece of luggage per person
    • 1 x 500 ml bottle of mineral water per person on transfers
    • Economy class flight per the itinerary


    We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards. If you are not notified of any changes before your sailing, then you will be staying at the lodge listed in the program.

    Program Excludes for guests:

    • Any other meals not listed above
    • All other drinks including Champagne and premium brand spirits and liquor
    • Gratuities for drivers, guides, game rangers, trackers and lodge staff
    • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, curio shop purchases and laundry
    • Overweight or excess luggage fees on the flight
    • Any other discounts or promos offered by NCL including but not limited to Latitude and Free at Sea discounts


    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing, hats, sunglasses, and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.


    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Not combinable with any other discounts or promos including but not limited to Latitude and Free at Sea discounts.


    Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid-cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.


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    • Adult from: C3,373.75 CAD
    • Child from: C3,373.75 CAD
    DURATION 3 Day / 2 Nights
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Let's Take a Selfie - Limassol

    Limassol, Cyprus

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Limassol! Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site as many of the stops will include wi-fi in real time. ...
    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Limassol! Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site as many of the stops will include wi-fi in real time. more...

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Limassol! Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site as many of the stops will include wi-fi in real time. Professional photographers & selfie experts will teach you how to take the best selfie photo including composition, posing, lighting etc. Capture the spirit of this incredible destination.


    Your tour will start with a drive to the Rock of Aphrodite. Your tour will have designated selfie stops at: • Rock of Aphrodite viewpoint
    • Aphrodite’s rock beach
    • Limassol old town


    To make this experience even more fun you will be provided with a selfie stick to help catch the perfect picture. End your picture-perfect day you will enjoy some free time at the old town and a cup of coffee in a typical kafenio.


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    • Adult from: C73.75 CAD
    • Child from: C73.75 CAD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Panoramic Port Elizabeth

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Take in the landmarks of Port Elizabeth from the comfort of your coach, leaving you with a wonderful impression of South Africa’s beloved Friendly City. ...
    Take in the landmarks of Port Elizabeth from the comfort of your coach, leaving you with a wonderful impression of South Africa’s beloved Friendly City. more...

    Take in the landmarks of Port Elizabeth from the comfort of your coach, leaving you with a wonderful impression of South Africa’s beloved Friendly City.


    At the entrance to the harbor, note the soaring Campanile, which was erected in 1923 and holds a carillon of 23 bells in honor of the area’s first British settlers. Continuing along the scenic shore, you’ll pass the lovely suburb of Summerstrand, drive through the campus of the Nelson Mandela University and perhaps stop at Shark Rock Pier to take in panoramic views of the city.


    Pausing for photos whenever possible, see the beautiful Victorian Gothic Main Library, the Feather Market, constructed during the ostrich feather boom, and Dias Cross, a tribute to Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias, who erected a cross nearby after discovering Algoa Bay in 1488. At the Donkin Reserve park, you’ll observe a stone pyramid dedicated to Elizabeth Donkin, after whom the city was named in the 1820s. Admire well-preserved Fort Frederick and two sporting venues, Saint George’s Park Cricket Ground, which is South Africa’s oldest bowling green, and the more modern Nelson Mandela Stadium, all testament to Port Elizabeth’s dynamic role in South Africa’s history.


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    • Adult from: C86.25 CAD
    • Child from: C86.25 CAD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Highlights Of Mossel Bay

    Mossel Bay, South Africa

    Duration 2 hrs

    Discover highlights of beguiling Mossel Bay and explore a museum complex dedicated to the first European to land in South Africa. Enjoy an enlightening drive around Mossel Bay, a beach-blessed city in the shadow of the Outeniqua Mountains that was named by a Dutch explorer in 1601. ...
    Discover highlights of beguiling Mossel Bay and explore a museum complex dedicated to the first European to land in South Africa. Enjoy an enlightening drive around Mossel Bay, a beach-blessed city in the shadow of the Outeniqua Mountains that was named by a Dutch explorer in 1601. more...

    Discover highlights of beguiling Mossel Bay and explore a museum complex dedicated to the first European to land in South Africa. Enjoy an enlightening drive around Mossel Bay, a beach-blessed city in the shadow of the Outeniqua Mountains that was named by a Dutch explorer in 1601, when he found a huge collection of mussel shells in a nearby cave. As you travel along the town’s charming streets, you’ll learn that South Africa’s first post office was established here centuries ago after sailors began leaving letters in the cleft of a milkwood tree so that other sailors could deliver them on their journeys.


    See that revered, 500-year-old tree, now a National Monument, standing near the Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, which is named for a Portuguese navigator who was the first European to set foot in South Africa in his search for a spice route to the Far East. During your time at the complex, perhaps you’ll visit the absorbing Shell Museum or the Maritime Museum, where a replica of Dias’ ship is on exhibit, along with early maps and navigation instruments. Experience the compelling sites and seafaring history of enchanting Mossel Bay on this captivating excursion.


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    • Adult from: C111.25 CAD
    • Child from: C111.25 CAD
    DURATION 2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Safari at Amakhala (CPT-LIZ) - Double Occupancy

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Duration 3 Days / 2 Nights

    Fly to the Eastern Cape of South Africa where you will spend two nights at Amakhala's Safari Lodge. Take part on several game drives into the bush where you will enjoy an up-close unobstructed view of Africa’s most iconic animals. ...
    Fly to the Eastern Cape of South Africa where you will spend two nights at Amakhala's Safari Lodge. Take part on several game drives into the bush where you will enjoy an up-close unobstructed view of Africa’s most iconic animals. more...

    Fly to the Eastern Cape of South Africa where you will spend two nights at Amakhala's Safari Lodge. Take part on several game drives into the bush where you will enjoy an up-close unobstructed view of Africa’s most iconic animals.


    Special Note: Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.


    Program details and the number of game drives are subject to change depending on flight details:


    DAY 1
    Upon disembarkation in Cape Town, you will be met by a local English-speaking representative who will accompany you on your transfer to the Cape Town Airport where you will check in for a flight to Port Elizabeth.


    On arrival at the Port Elizabeth Airport, you will be met by a local representative who will accompany you on the transfer to Amakhala Game Reserve. Travel time by road is approximately 1.5 hours.


    Amakhala Safari Lodge can be found in a valley of indigenous bush at the northern boundary of Amakhala Game Reserve. African tribal design-inspired owners and artists, Mike and Justine Weeks have given meticulous attention to detail to this prestigious lodge, which is reflected in the fine African beadwork and handcrafted designs. The thatched lodge, with its unique safari huts and signature stone-capped rooftops, offers luxurious comforts and is an undisturbed retreat where you can regenerate your soul and tune into the sounds of nature. The view from the safari huts and lounge area is of the waterhole where monkeys play and antelope and zebra quench their thirsts. 11 luxury air-conditioned suites are complete with private plunge pools and separate lounge areas.


    Depending on the time of arrival, you may enjoy lunch and then free time at the lodge. In the afternoon, you will gather in the main lodge for tea followed by an open-vehicle game drive. Later, you will return to the lodge for dinner and to spend the evening.


    DAY 2
    After an early morning wake-up call enjoy tea, coffee and biscuits before you head out into the wild for an early morning game drive in search of the Big Five and countless other fascinating creatures that make their home in the Eastern Cape.


    Return to the lodge for breakfast, after which you have the remainder of the day at leisure. Lunch will be served in the lodge.


    Later in the afternoon enjoy afternoon tea before embarking on your evening game drive. Enjoy drinks and snacks in the bush at sundown, before returning to the lodge for dinner.


    DAY 3
    Another early morning start allows you one last chance to head out into the wild for a morning game drive. On your return, breakfast will be served followed by check-out.


    Depart the lodge together with an English-speaking representative, who will accompany you on the road transfer to Port Elizabeth harbor where you will rejoin the ship.


    Land Program Step by Step:
    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations that are beyond our control. All program details, including timings and any flights indicated below, are approximate and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change. Direct flights are never guaranteed. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Shore Excursion Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.


    Day 1 - timings are dependent on actual flight times once assigned, below is a sample itinerary
    • 9:30am Transfer from Cape Town harbor to Cape Town International Airport
    • 10:00am Check-in for a flight to Port Elizabeth
    • 11:35am Flight: Port Elizabeth – Cape Town (flight details TBA and subject to change)
    • 12:45pm Arrive in Port Elizabeth and collect your luggage
    • 1:15pm Transfer by road to Amakhala Game Reserve
    • 2:30pm On arrival at the lodge enjoy a welcome drink & check-in formalities (lunch is time permitting)
    • 3:30pm Gather for afternoon tea at the main lodge
    • 4:00pm Afternoon game drive
    • 7:00pm Return to the lodge
    • 7:30pm Dinner at the lodge
    • Overnight at Amakhala Safari Lodge


    Day 2
    • 5:30am Early wake-up call, gather in the living area for tea, coffee & biscuits
    • 6:00am Early morning game drive
    • 9:00am Breakfast at the lodge
    • 1:00pm Lunch at the lodge
    • 3:30pm Gather for afternoon tea at the main lodge
    • 4:00pm Afternoon game drive
    • 7:00pm Guests return to the lodge
    • 7:30pm Dinner at the lodge
    • Overnight at Amakhala Safari Lodge


    Day 3
    • 5:30am Early wake-up call, gather in the living area for tea, coffee & biscuits
    • 6:00am Early morning game drive
    • 9:00am Breakfast at the lodge
    • 10:00am Gather your belonging and proceed with check out formalities
    • 11:00am Transfer by road to Port Elizabeth harbor
    • 12:30pm Approximate arrival time at Port Elizabeth harbor


    Expected Weather:
    South Africa’s seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. Midwinter is June and midsummer is December and January. The climate varies from region to region but is generally mild throughout the year. Expect it to be hot during the day and much cooler in the evenings. On average - 25°C / 77°F


    What to Bring:
    Sunhat, sunblock, camera, binoculars, something warm as the mornings and evenings may be cool


    Local Currency:
    ZAR (credit cards accepted)


    Electricity
    South Africa’s electrical system is 220/230 volts A/C 50 cycles.
    If you bring electric devices make sure to bring an international converter kit complete with a set of adapter plugs.
    Outlets in South Africa require a three-pronged adapter plug with 3 round prongs.
    Be aware, however, that overnight recharging may not be possible where generator use restricts the availability of electricity.


    Luggage information
    On the flights from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and vice versa, guests are permitted to check-in 1 piece of luggage at a maximum of 23 kg (50 lbs.) and maximum dimension of 158 cm (62 inches). Hand luggage cannot exceed 3 kg (7 lbs).


    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.
    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)
    3. These documents need to be sent to the Shore Excursion Team via Reservations at NCL at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).
    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which NCL nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

    5. Documents and Visa Requirements
      Please consultant the embassy to obtain the latest visa regulations for your nationality.


      VERY IMPORTANT – The name on your cruise booking, passport and any visas if required, must all be exactly the same for flight ticket purchase for this program otherwise guests may be denied travel by flight. Please ensure that all documents are identical in spelling to the names provided for your cruise reservation including first, middle and last name. Manifests generated by the cruise line must match your travel documents.


      Please Note:
      • The contents and order of activities in this program are subject to change by the lodge management without prior notice, due to the prevailing weather conditions and movement of dangerous wildlife on the Reserve.
      • During early morning game drives in open vehicles it can be a little cool. We recommend that guests take along a jacket or windbreaker.
      • Please note that the game drive vehicles traverse over uneven terrain and that the game-drives can be “bumpy”. This tour is therefore not recommended for guests with back problems.
      • Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed
      • No children under 6 years of age are permitted on safari.
      • This program is not fully guided. Local representatives will assist you with your transfers however, the program at the lodge is run solely and at the discretion by the lodge staff.


      Program Includes:
      • 2 nights at Amakhala Safari Lodge (suite) on a fully inclusive basis - accommodation, game drives, meals and local house drinks
      • Road transfers in luxury air-conditioned touring vehicles
      • Registered English-speaking driver/guide to accompany guests for transfers only
      • 1 x 500 ml bottles of mineral water per person on transfers
      • Porterage for maximum 1 piece of luggage per person


      We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards. If you are not notified of any changes before your sailing, then you will be staying at the lodge listed in the program.


      Program excludes:
      • Personal expenses such as telephone calls; curio shop purchases; laundry, hotel incidentals etc.
      • Additional beverages and meals not mentioned in the itinerary
      • Visa fees if required
      • Excess or overweight luggage fees
      • Gratuities to drivers, luggage porters, tour guides and safari guides
      • Any other discounts or promos offered by NCL including but not limited to Latitude and Free at Sea discounts


      Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing, hats, sunglasses, and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.


      All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Not combinable with any other discounts or promos including but not limited to Latitude and Free at Sea discounts.


      Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid-cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.


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    • Adult from: C1,998.75 CAD
    • Child from: C1,998.75 CAD
    DURATION 3 Days / 2 Nights
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Nosy Komba - Isle of Lemurs

    Nosy Be, Madagascar

    Duration 3 3/4 hrs

    Enjoy meeting the locals and being entertained by whimsical lemurs on this delightful tour to nearby Nosy Komba. ...
    Enjoy meeting the locals and being entertained by whimsical lemurs on this delightful tour to nearby Nosy Komba. more...

    Enjoy meeting the locals and being entertained by whimsical lemurs on this delightful tour to nearby Nosy Komba.


    Board your local boat from the ship's gangway and cruise across the east coast of Nosy Be to Nosy Komba, passing the verdant Lokobe evergreen forest along the way. Reaching the fishing village of Ampangoriana, you will tender ashore (please note it is a "wet" landing) and then have a bit of time to mingle with the locals and browse for souvenirs. Approximately 500 yards from the village is the Black Lemur Sanctuary, home to Madagascar's most famous residents, the black lemurs. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to observe these lively creatures as they leap from tree to tree. The black lemurs are the males and the brown lemurs the females. Although these animals live in the wild, they are tame enough to be fed with bananas and their capricious behavior will no doubt be fun to watch.


    Leaving the sanctuary, you will walk to a nearby snack bar where you will be treated to a light snack while relaxing in the shade of a Tamarind tree and taking in the wonderful views of the Lokobe Reserve and surrounding islands. During your break, the local Sakalava embroiders will give you a demonstration on tablecloth making and the village children will perform a brief folk show for you. Free time will be provided for you to stroll on the beach, shop for souvenirs or perhaps take a dip in the ocean.


    At the conclusion of your visit, you will re-board your boat and cruise back to Nosy Be and your awaiting ship.


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    • Adult from: C223.75 CAD
    • Child from: C223.75 CAD
    DURATION 3 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Thanda Safari Lodge (LIZ-RIC) - Double Occupancy

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    Duration 3 Day / 2 Nights

    Following a flight from Port Elizabeth, enjoy a beautiful scenic drive from Durban to Thanda Private Game Reserve. The integration of South Africa's best climate and rich bush land has made Thanda Private Game Reserve the top award-winning safari destination in South Africa. ...
    Following a flight from Port Elizabeth, enjoy a beautiful scenic drive from Durban to Thanda Private Game Reserve. The integration of South Africa's best climate and rich bush land has made Thanda Private Game Reserve the top award-winning safari destination in South Africa. more...

    Following a flight from Port Elizabeth, enjoy a beautiful scenic drive from Durban to Thanda Private Game Reserve. The integration of South Africa's best climate and rich bush land has made Thanda Private Game Reserve the top award-winning safari destination in South Africa.


    Special Note: Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.


    Program details and the number of game drives are subject to change depending on flight details:

    DAY 1
    Disembark in Port Elizabeth and transfer to the airport to check-in for a flight to Durban.


    On arrival at Durban’s King Shaka International Airport, an English-speaking representative will meet and accompany you on the road transfer to Thanda Private Game Reserve (a packed lunch will be provided for the journey). The travel time approximately 4 hours.


    Thanda is a spectacular private game reserve set in 14,000 hectares of Big 5 indigenous bush. Thanda Safari Lodge is the reserve’s flagship property. Each of the 9 suites has their own majestic master bedroom, double sided fireplace, large bathroom and indoor and outdoor showers. The common areas include an inviting lounge, an expansive deck overlooking a watering hole, a cigar bar, a wine cellar and the Thanda Safari Spa.


    On arrival at the main entrance gate, you will be met by game rangers who will transfer you to your lodge in 4-wheel drive open vehicles.


    Enjoy dinner at the lodge and overnight.


    DAY 2
    The day begins with an early-morning wakeup call, followed by tea, coffee and biscuits in the lounge. This too is an ideal time for wildlife viewing. As before, you will head into the bush in an open-topped 4x4 vehicle, accompanied by knowledgeable rangers and trackers who are skilled at pointing out the various animals.


    Following your game drive, you will return to the lodge for breakfast, followed by leisure time throughout the day to perhaps take a nap, maybe relax on the expansive deck overlooking the watering hole or take part in one of the many optional activities that they offer.


    Optional activities may include guided bush walks and cultural excursions to neighboring Zulu villages where you can visit families in their traditional homesteads and perhaps take part in community projects and celebrations. Perhaps spend some time with their specialist rhino monitors and conservation team or exploring beyond the reserve on a guided boat tour to experience hippos and crocodiles in the nearby iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site. (additional expenses may be applicable and space can only be reserved at the lodge).


    Lunch and afternoon tea are included before meeting for your evening game drive.


    Following the game drive, sundowners and light snacks will be served at a clearing in the bush, where you might see nocturnal wildlife. In time, you will return to the lodge for dinner and to spend the evening.


    DAY 3
    After an early morning wake-up call, set out on one last morning game drive, followed by breakfast at the lodge.

    After breakfast, gather your belongings and complete check-out formalities before transferring to Richard’s Bay Harbor. Travelling time is approximately 2.5 hours.


    Land Program Step by Step: Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations that are beyond our control. All program details, including timings and any flights indicated below, are approximate and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change. Direct flights are never guaranteed. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Shore Excursion Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.


    DAY 1 – timings and a game drive on this day are dependent on actual flight times once assigned, below is a sample itinerary
    11:30am Disembark in Port Elizabeth and transfer to the airport
    12:00pm Check-in for your flight to Durban
    1:20pm Flight to Durban (flight details TBA and subject to change)
    2:35pm On arrival at King Shaka International Airport, collect your luggage
    3:15pm Depart the airport and transfer by road to Thanda Private Game Reserve (lunch box included)
    7:00pm Upon arrival at the lodge, check-in and freshen up prior to dinner
    7:30pm Dinner is served at the lodge
    Overnight at the Thanda Safari Lodge

    DAY 2
    5:00am Early wake up call
    Gather in the living area for tea, coffee and biscuits
    6:00am Early morning game drive
    9:00am Breakfast at the lodge
    Free time at leisure
    2:00pm Afternoon tea will be served on the patio
    4:00pm Afternoon game drive
    7:00pm Guests return to the lodge
    7:30pm Dinner is served at the lodge
    Overnight at the Thanda Safari Lodge

    DAY 3
    5:00am Early wake up call
    Gather in the living area for tea, coffee and biscuits
    6:00am Early morning game drive
    9:00am Breakfast at the lodge
    10:00am Gather belongings and complete check-out formalities
    10:30am Depart Thanda Safari Lodge for Richard’s Bay
    1:00pm Approximate arrival time at Richard’s Bay harbor

    Expected Weather:
    South Africa’s seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. Midwinter is June and midsummer is December and January. The climate varies from region to region but is generally mild throughout the year. Expect it to be hot during the day and much cooler in the evenings. On average - 25°C / 77°F


    What to Bring: Sunhat, sunblock, camera, chargers, binoculars, something warm as the mornings and evenings may be cool


    Local Currency: ZAR (credit cards accepted)


    Electricity
    South Africa’s electrical system is 220/230 volts A/C 50 cycles. Most hotels and lodges have hair dryers and plug adaptors in the bedrooms.
    If you bring electric appliances, take along an international converter kit complete with a set of adapter plugs.
    Outlets in South Africa require a three-pronged adapter plug with 3 round prongs.
    Adapters can be brought from home as not all will be provided.
    Be aware, however, that overnight recharging may not be possible where generator use restricts the availability of electricity.

    Luggage information
    On the flight guests are permitted to check-in 1 piece of luggage at a maximum of 23 kg (50 lbs.) and maximum dimension of 158 cm (62 inches).
    Hand luggage cannot exceed 3 kg (7 lbs).

    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)


    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.
    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)
    3. These documents need to be sent to the Shore Excursion Team via Reservations at NCL at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).
    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which NCL nor our local ground operator be responsible for.


    Documents and Visa Requirements:
    Guests must bring their passport with them
    Please consultant the embassy to obtain the latest visa regulations for your nationality.

    VERY IMPORTANT – The name on your cruise booking, passport and any visas if required, must all be exactly the same for flight ticket purchase for this program otherwise guests may be denied travel by flight. Please ensure that all documents are identical in spelling to the names provided for your cruise reservation including first, middle and last name. Manifests generated by the cruise line must match your travel documents.


    Please Note:

    • The contents and order of activities in this program are subject to change by the lodge management without prior notice, due to the prevailing weather conditions and movement of dangerous wildlife on the reserve
    • During early morning game drives in open vehicles it can be a little cool. We recommend that guests take along a windbreaker or jacket
    • Please note that the game drive vehicles traverse over uneven terrain and that the game-drives can be “bumpy”. This tour is therefore not recommended for guests with back & neck problems
    • Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed
    • Children under 5 years of age are not permitted
    • This program is not fully guided. Local representatives will assist you with your transfers however, the program at the lodge is run solely and at the discretion by the lodge staff.


    Program Includes for guests

    • 2 nights at Thanda Safari lodge (Villa room) including accommodation, game drives, all meals and local beverages during meals and afternoon game drive.
    • Limited drinks package, soft drinks available all day, house wines and local spirits and beers on evening game drives, pre-dinner and at dinner
    • Transport in a luxury air-conditioned coach with A/C and PA system
    • 1 x lunch box on Day 1
    • Qualified English-speaking tour guide to accompany on transfers to/from the lodge
    • Porterage for maximum 1 piece of luggage per person
    • 1 x 500 ml bottle of mineral water per person on transfers
    • Economy class flight per the itinerary


    We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards. If you are not notified of any changes before your sailing, then you will be staying at the lodge listed in the program.

    Program Excludes for guests:

    • Any other meals not listed above
    • All other drinks including Champagne and premium brand spirits and liquor
    • Gratuities for drivers, guides, game rangers, trackers and lodge staff
    • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, curio shop purchases and laundry
    • Overweight or excess luggage fees on the flight
    • Any other discounts or promos offered by NCL including but not limited to Latitude and Free at Sea discounts


    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing, hats, sunglasses, and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.


    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Not combinable with any other discounts or promos including but not limited to Latitude and Free at Sea discounts.


    Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid-cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.


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    • Adult from: C2,623.75 CAD
    • Child from: C2,623.75 CAD
    DURATION 3 Day / 2 Nights
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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*Prices vary by ship and sail date. See Terms & Conditions

NCL makes arrangements for Guests for shore excursions solely for the convenience of the Guest; NCL does not act on behalf of or supervise the parties or persons who own, furnish, or operate such excursions, and the same are provided by independent contractors. NCL assumes no responsibility for, nor guarantees the performance of, any such excursion provider, and Guests acknowledge that NCL shall not be liable for losses or injuries arising from the acts or omissions of such provider.

Participation in activities and excursions may involve physical exertion, and may be potentially hazardous or dangerous. It is the responsibility of each individual to determine whether you are capable of engaging in any activity. Participation in any activity or excursion is at your own risk.

Photographs are for illustration purposes only used to represent the excursion experience and may not accurately depict the excursion, location, or activity indicated.

Our group shore excursions are offered in English. Depending on the booking situation, various excursions are also offered in German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian (minimum number of 30 participants). The tours offered may vary from cruise to cruise. Please see the detailed information for your shore excursion on board.