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    Coral Cruise

    Port Victoria, Seychelles

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Discover the magic of the Seychelles during this captivating visit to its mesmerizing underwater realm. ...
    Discover the magic of the Seychelles during this captivating visit to its mesmerizing underwater realm. more...

    Discover the magic of the Seychelles during this captivating visit to its mesmerizing underwater realm.


    After embarking on your catamaran, depart the pier for a delightful cruise over coral reefs to lush Moyenne Island. Upon arrival, you’ll receive safety instructions and snorkeling equipment, then begin exploring the island’s fascinating aquatic ecosystem, glimpsing tropical species that include scorpion, parrot and butterfly fish, as well as red gorgonian coral fans.


    After your snorkeling adventure, transfer from your catamaran to a semi-submarine viewer featuring a window through which you can behold the abundant marine life and, with the assistance of a helpful guide, thrill to hand-feeding the fish who call these warm waters home. You’ll surely cherish your immersion into the undersea world of the idyllic Seychelles.


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    • Adult from: C178.40 CAD
    • Child from: C178.40 CAD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    City & Sun

    Maputo, Mozambique

    Duration 5 1/2 hrs

    Upon departing the pier, you will pass a beautiful Train Station which is definitely an architectural highlight of Maputo. The station was built in 1910 by Gustav Eiffel, who is known for building the Eiffel Tower. ...
    Upon departing the pier, you will pass a beautiful Train Station which is definitely an architectural highlight of Maputo. The station was built in 1910 by Gustav Eiffel, who is known for building the Eiffel Tower. more...

    Upon departing the pier, you will pass a beautiful Train Station which is definitely an architectural highlight of Maputo. The station was built in 1910 by Gustav Eiffel, who is known for building the Eiffel Tower.


    Your first stop will be to the local Maputo market for a glimpse of how the locals barter for a variety of goods and foods.


    Afterwards it's on to Independence Square, a focal point for the city. Around it is a statue of the country's first president, Samora Machel, the gleaming white Roman Catholic cathedral, the neo-classical City Hall and the French-Mozambican cultural centre. The latter being a splendid old colonial building which has been tastefully restored and now presents art exhibitions. You will also have the opportunity to take photo’s of the weird and wonderful concept of a house made entirely out of iron.


    Continue on to the Natural History Museum, which amongst other things, plays “host” to the only collection of elephant fetus in the world. Afterwards, you will enjoy lunch at a local hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is spent enjoying the magnificent facilities of this hotel. Remember to bring your towels and enjoy the magnificent view across the bay, whilst sipping cocktails around the pool.


    Please note: This tour includes moderate walking over mostly even surfaces, although there are some steps to negotiate at the central market and crowded conditions there as well. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the transportation and have a companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Lightweight clothing; a hat; sunglasses; sunscreen and flat comfortable walking shoes are suggested.


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    • Adult from: C316.69 CAD
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    DURATION 5 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Panoramic Port Elizabeth

    Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha), 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: C95.42 CAD
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    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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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: C247.55 CAD
    • Child from: C247.55 CAD
    DURATION 3 3/4 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: C53.93 CAD
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    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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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: C123.08 CAD
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    DURATION 2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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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: C164.57 CAD
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    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Durban City Tour

    Durban, South Africa

    Duration 4 hrs

    Explore Durban's unique blend of diverse Asian, African and European cultural influences during a tour of this coastal city. ...
    Explore Durban's unique blend of diverse Asian, African and European cultural influences during a tour of this coastal city. more...

    Explore Durban's unique blend of diverse Asian, African and European cultural influences during a tour of this coastal city.


    Depart the pier for a scenic drive along the palm tree-lined Victoria Embankment. Pass by highlights such as the Vasco Da Gama Clock, the Dick King Statue, the imposing Durban Club and the Yacht Club, before stopping briefly at Currie Hill for panoramic views and photo opportunities of the city below.


    Visit the Durban Botanical Gardens. Upon arrival, you will take a leisurely stroll through the lush gardens, which house a wide variety of local flora and are renowned for their orchid house and rare collection of cycads, a plant dating back to prehistoric times.


    Your scenic drive also takes you past the Old Market Square, which is reminiscent of the City Hall in Belfast and serves as Durban's municipal offices. Drive by the Juma Mosque, which is reputedly the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, and famous for its massive golden dome and turrets, stopping for pictures at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.


    Pay a visit to the Victoria Street Market, commonly known as the Indian Market. Browse amongst a splendid array of delicately-fashioned ebony and ivory ornaments, herb and spice stalls, and wooden carvings. Bargains are endless, and time permitting, you’ll have a brief time to shop independently.

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    • Adult from: C53.93 CAD
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    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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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: C206.06 CAD
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    DURATION 7 1/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Green-Ecological Village Clil & West Galilee

    Tel-Aviv (Haifa), Israel

    Duration 8 1/2 hrs

    Visit an independent, eco-friendly village in west Galilee where the residents live “off the grid” much like the inhabitants did thousands of years ago. Life in Clil is mostly agricultural and entirely in harmony with nature. ...
    Visit an independent, eco-friendly village in west Galilee where the residents live “off the grid” much like the inhabitants did thousands of years ago. Life in Clil is mostly agricultural and entirely in harmony with nature. more...

    Visit an independent, eco-friendly village in west Galilee where the residents live “off the grid” much like the inhabitants did thousands of years ago. Life in Clil is mostly agricultural and entirely in harmony with nature. The landscape is blanketed with organic gardens and ancient olive groves that are harvested using traditional methods. Alternative medicine is commonly practiced, and the businesses are green and sustainable. Artist Batya Margalit will offer her perspective of living in the community and how she invented a gas-fueled oven because there wasn’t electricity. Similarly, the founder of Tzuf honey will show you around the organic honey company that he founded in Clil. The story of Clil is inspirational, as is the nurturing lifestyle. A light lunch follows at a boutique dairy farm in nearby Kibbutz Shomrat. There, you will sample a variety of cheeses and yogurts made from goat’s milk using time-honored techniques.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Explore the village of Clil, whose residents live completely “off the grid.”
    • Meet an artist that works with glass and hear her perspective of the Clil lifestyle.
    • See how organic Tzuf honey is produced in Clil while touring the company’s apiary.
    • Dine on organic cheeses and yogurts at a family-owned dairy farm near Clil.


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


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    • Adult from: C275.20 CAD
    • Child from: C275.20 CAD
    DURATION 8 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Vallee De Mai Nature Walk

    Praslin, Seychelles

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Embrace the exquisite beauty of the Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve during a scenic and memorable nature walk inside this World Heritage Site. ...
    Embrace the exquisite beauty of the Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve during a scenic and memorable nature walk inside this World Heritage Site. more...

    Embrace the exquisite beauty of the Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve during a scenic and memorable nature walk inside this World Heritage Site.


    Depart the pier for the drive to the Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve. Upon arrival, you will commence your guided walking tour. Along the way, you will see tropical vegetation and many species of rare, endemic palms that include the unique double coconut, or coco de mer, which bears the largest nut in the plant kingdom. This idyllic paradise is also home to the rare black parrot, which feeds on the reserve's abundant fruit.


    Following your nature walk, a refreshing beverage will be served before re-boarding your bus for the return drive to the pier.


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    • Adult from: C178.40 CAD
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    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Go Local - Nicosia, "Building Bridges"

    Limassol, Cyprus

    Duration 6 3/4 hrs

    Explore the lifestyles in the two vastly different sides of Nicosia by crossing the demilitarized zone that separates the Greek side from the Turkish side. ...
    Explore the lifestyles in the two vastly different sides of Nicosia by crossing the demilitarized zone that separates the Greek side from the Turkish side. more...

    Explore the lifestyles in the two vastly different sides of Nicosia by crossing the demilitarized zone that separates the Greek side from the Turkish side. Your immersion into local life will begin in Laiki Geitonia, a traditional Greek Cypriot neighborhood in the south. Many of the sandstone buildings date to the 18th century and have been beautifully restored. Then, after stopping for coffee and a sweet known as bougaza, you will walk to the Green Line, the long United Nations Buffer Zone that has divided the entire island since 1974. On the Turkish side of the line, you explore Buyuk Han, a Ottoman-designed 16th-century caravansary that has been restored for merchants to sell their wares once again. This snapshot of local life, along with watching whirling dervishes, will show you that some aspects of Nicosia have changed little. To further understand the divisions within Nicosia, you will converse with two local journalists—one a Greek Cypriot, the other a Turkish Cypriot.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Experience life on both sides of Nicosia, Europe’s only divided capital.
    • Explore a Greek Cypriot neighborhood with restored 18th-century buildings.
    • Cross the Green Line that separates Nicosia and enter the Turkish side.
    • See whirling dervishes and speak to two journalists—one Greek, the other Turkish.

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    • Adult from: C233.72 CAD
    • Child from: C206.06 CAD
    DURATION 6 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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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.