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    Whale Watching & Wildlife Quest

    Juneau, Alaska

    Duration 4 hrs

    This sightseeing cruise features guaranteed whale watching! 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. ...
    This sightseeing cruise features guaranteed whale watching! 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. more...

    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. less

    • Adult from: C236.25 CAD
    • Child from: C148.75 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Great Barrier Reef Adventure

    Cairns (Yorkeys Knob), Australia

    Duration 8 hrs

    Experience a full day adventure visiting the world's richest marine habitat - Australia's Great Barrier Reef. ...
    Experience a full day adventure visiting the world's richest marine habitat - Australia's Great Barrier Reef. more...

    Experience a full day adventure visiting the world's richest marine habitat - Australia's Great Barrier Reef.


    Your fast catamaran awaits by the ship to transfer you directly to the activity platform. After approximately 90-minutes, you will arrive at one of the most pristine, accessible and versatile Outer Great Barrier Reef sites available. Your reef experience will provide you with approximately 3 hours at a pontoon over the reef. During your time on the platform, you can choose from several activities included in your package.


    Step aboard a Glass-bottom Boat to view colorful fish and intricate coral reef gardens. The inviting aquamarine waters are sure to provide a tempting attraction for those wishing to snorkel (mask, snorkel, fins and flotation device provided). Optional scuba diving and special escorted snorkelling tours are available at an extra charge, as well as an assortment of souvenirs. Your pontoon conveniently offers an underwater viewing chamber so that you may view the beautiful coral and the magnificent array of fish without getting wet.


    The platform has a spacious deck, with ample undercover seating, large easy access snorkel decks, an Underwater Reef Viewing Observatory and a children's safety swimming enclosure. The ultimate in comfort, the pontoon also features access to fresh water showers and changing rooms. Reef life is located just meters away from the platform, making it suitable for all age groups and swimming abilities from the novice snorkeler to the most discerning diver.


    Complementing your day aboard, you will be treated to morning and afternoon tea, as well as a hot/cold buffet lunch. Other optional refreshments and a licensed bar are available for an additional cost.


    Following what will surely be an unforgettable day at one of the World's greatest natural treasures, you will retrace your route back to Cairns and your awaiting ship.


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    • Adult from: C419.38 CAD
    • Child from: C419.38 CAD
    DURATION 8 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Saigon Highlights

    Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My), Vietnam

    Duration 9 hrs

    Gain an overall understanding of Saigon through landmark architecture that reflects the changing face of the metropolis known as Ho Chi Minh City since 1976. In the lively Chinatown district of Cholon, you will find Giac Lam, the city’s oldest pagoda. ...
    Gain an overall understanding of Saigon through landmark architecture that reflects the changing face of the metropolis known as Ho Chi Minh City since 1976. In the lively Chinatown district of Cholon, you will find Giac Lam, the city’s oldest pagoda. more...

    Gain an overall understanding of Saigon through landmark architecture that reflects the changing face of the metropolis known as Ho Chi Minh City since 1976. In the lively Chinatown district of Cholon, you will find Giac Lam, the city’s oldest pagoda. A haven of tranquility where Taoism and Confucianism merge with Buddhism, the pagoda compound includes ornate tombs, a rare bodhi tree and an elegant statue of the Goddess of Mercy. For a more contemporary perspective, you will view Independence Palace, also known as the Reunification Palace, a modernistic white building that was home to the president of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon presents a glimpse into colonial life, as the French constructed it in the mid-1800s. The ornate Central Post Office is another French-built colonial gem. If not for the large portrait of Ho Chi Minh inside, you might think you were in Paris.

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    • Adult from: C106.25 CAD
    • Child from: C50.00 CAD
    DURATION 9 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    World Heritage Sites Shirakawago & Gokayama

    Kanazawa, Japan

    Duration 7 1/2 hrs

    Behold the architecture in two isolated villages that UNESCO found so unusual that it deemed them World Heritage sites. ...
    Behold the architecture in two isolated villages that UNESCO found so unusual that it deemed them World Heritage sites. more...

    Behold the architecture in two isolated villages that UNESCO found so unusual that it deemed them World Heritage sites. The villages of Shirakawago and Gokayama are in the remote Shogawa River Valley surrounded by high rugged mountains, a location that made them difficult to access for centuries.


    To cope with the abundance of snow that falls there, the residents constructed farmhouses with steeply pitched thatched roofs to reduce the amount of snow that accumulates on them. The roof design also allows for large attics, in which the residents rear silkworms, which they feed leaves from the surrounding mulberry trees. Only one other nearby village boasts this type of architecture, known as gassho-zukuri, a style that means “constructed like hands in prayer.”


    Following free time in both villages, you will watch a demonstration of paper-making in Gokayama. The specialized washi paper is exceptionally colorful and patterned. The fiber for it comes from mulberry trees.


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    • Adult from: C186.25 CAD
    • Child from: C123.75 CAD
    DURATION 7 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Best of Beppu

    Beppu, Japan

    Duration 4 hrs

    Visit two of Beppu’s many hot springs known as jigokus and a forested park that countless wild monkeys inhabit. With more than 2,500 thermal springs in and around Beppu, thick clouds of steam can always be seen rising from the ground. ...
    Visit two of Beppu’s many hot springs known as jigokus and a forested park that countless wild monkeys inhabit. With more than 2,500 thermal springs in and around Beppu, thick clouds of steam can always be seen rising from the ground. more...

    Visit two of Beppu’s many hot springs known as jigokus and a forested park that countless wild monkeys inhabit. With more than 2,500 thermal springs in and around Beppu, thick clouds of steam can always be seen rising from the ground. At the Umi Jigoku, the so called Sea Hell, you will notice that the cobalt-blue water is near boiling and so hot that visitors only observe the thermal phenomenon. However, at the Chinoike Jigoku or Blood Pond Hell, you might take a foot bath in the iron oxide-rich water that gives the pool its reddish color. The hot springs throughout Beppu are said to have restorative powers, and visitors come from all over to soak in them. The Takasakiyama Monkey Park is also wildly popular, as it offers a rare close-up look at macaques freely roaming the forested mountain slopes. You too will be free to wander about while observing these Old World monkeys.


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    • Adult from: C161.25 CAD
    • Child from: C123.75 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Highlights of Hiroshima

    Hiroshima, Japan

    Duration 4 hrs

    View the landmarks of Hiroshima, some commemorating the atomic bomb blast here in 1945 and others reflecting the city’s celebration of peace. ...
    View the landmarks of Hiroshima, some commemorating the atomic bomb blast here in 1945 and others reflecting the city’s celebration of peace. more...

    View the landmarks of Hiroshima, some commemorating the atomic bomb blast here in 1945 and others reflecting the city’s celebration of peace. At the poignant Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, you will behold the ruins of some of the few concrete buildings left after the atomic bomb was dropped. One of them, the Atomic Bomb Dome, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site and has become a symbol of Hiroshima. You will also browse the Peace Memorial Museum whose exhibits show Hiroshima before and after the bombing and personal artifacts from the victims that humanize the devastating event. The museum encourages visitors to make a vow for universal peace. While the mood there is somber, serenity is the overarching theme at Shukkei-en Garden. Besides being a wonderful respite from the hubbub of the city, the garden is a visual delight, as plants are always in bloom. Although the atomic bomb destroyed the garden, it has been fully restored.


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    • Adult from: C136.25 CAD
    • Child from: C86.25 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    The City, The Reef and The Red Center - Single Occupancy

    Darwin, Australia

    Duration 5 Days / 4 Nights

    Calling all adventurers! Immerse yourself into the Australian way of life while visiting various UNESCO World Heritage sites during this five-day overland program. You’ll begin by exploring the beautiful city of Darwin before your visit the Indigenous heartland of Australia when you journey to the ‘Red Centre’ to experience the beauty of Uluru (Ayer’s Rock). Finish your trip in style by enjoying the illustrious city of Cairns where you will experience wildlife encounters and the famous Great Barrier Reef. ...
    Calling all adventurers! Immerse yourself into the Australian way of life while visiting various UNESCO World Heritage sites during this five-day overland program. You’ll begin by exploring the beautiful city of Darwin before your visit the Indigenous heartland of Australia when you journey to the ‘Red Centre’ to experience the beauty of Uluru (Ayer’s Rock). Finish your trip in style by enjoying the illustrious city of Cairns where you will experience wildlife encounters and the famous Great Barrier Reef. more...

    Calling all adventurers! Immerse yourself into the Australian way of life while visiting various UNESCO World Heritage sites during this five-day overland program. You’ll begin by exploring the beautiful city of Darwin before your visit the Indigenous heartland of Australia when you journey to the ‘Red Centre’ to experience the beauty of Uluru (Ayer’s Rock). Finish your trip in style by enjoying the illustrious city of Cairns where you will experience wildlife encounters and the famous Great Barrier Reef.


    DAY 1
    In the morning, disembark the ship in Darwin and meet your dedicated tour guide for the next five days. Board your awaiting coach and start exploring the Northern Territory Capital. Your first stop will be the renowned Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory where you will appreciate a comprehensive display of Indigenous art and artifacts that reveal much about the various Aboriginal groups from Darwin. You’ll also learn about Cyclone Tracy which caused devastation in Darwin on Christmas Eve in 1974.


    After this introduction, you’ll enjoy a scenic drive along the pristine coast of the northern city and its surroundings, with a stop at the stunning East Point Lookout and the magnificent displays of the Botanic Garden. Back to the city, you’ll have some free time to explore at leisure with and enjoy lunch on your own.


    Following this, you will check-in to your hotel where you can relax for the next couple of hours. Feeling recharged, you will depart the hotel with your guide for a short walk, enjoying the scenery of Darwin City, to a local restaurant where you will indulge in a flavorful dinner of modern Australian cuisine, and the opportunity to connect with your fellow traveling companions, before making your way back to the hotel.


    Overnight in Darwin.


    DAY 2
    Refuel with a hearty breakfast this morning before check-out and your transfer to the Darwin airport for your onward flight to Ayers Rock. Following your arrival, into Ayers Rock, transfer to your hotel for the next two nights.


    Note: Guests will have time to purchase food at the Darwin airport and/or purchase in-flight snacks as the transit falls over the lunch period.


    There’ll be no time to waste as you embark on the Mala Walk to Kantju Gorge at the foot of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Your guide will highlight the ancient rock art and traditional bush tucker of the Anangu, as well as the cultural and geologic significance of this site. Your view of the beautiful sunset will be from a special vantage point this evening followed by a BBQ dinner before returning to your hotel for the evening.


    Overnight in Ayers Rock.

    DAY 3
    Wake up early to witness the sunrise at Uluru and see the desert come to life in the morning glow.


    Following your sunrise experience, you will return to the hotel for breakfast before you visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is traditionally owned by the Anangu, one of the world’s oldest continuous societies. Admire its remarkable red rock formations of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas).


    Lunch will be on your own and the rest of the afternoon at your leisure.


    Tonight, experience ‘A Night at Field of Light’ dinner under the stars with sunset views of Uluru to begin your evening spectacle. This 3-course bush tucker inspired menu with premium wines will be enjoyed whilst overlooking the infamous Field of Light; 50,000 bulbs of colored light creating a vista of beauty that can only be appreciated in person.


    Overnight in Ayers Rock.


    DAY 4
    Set your alarm for an early start as you check-out and depart from the hotel, with a boxed breakfast in hand, to Ayers Rock airport for your flight to Cairns.


    Note: Guests will have time to purchase food at Ayers Rock airport and/or purchase in-flight snacks as the flight falls over the lunch period.


    Continue to your hotel for the next two nights where you can take some time to refresh and relax before reuniting with your group in the hotel lobby.


    A short walk from the hotel, Cairns Aquarium will welcome you with open doors as you experience an exclusive after hour private visit. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine before your biology guide introduces you to the incredible biodiversity of Tropical North Queensland with 10 amazing North Queensland ecosystems and over 70 different habitats. Afterward, you’ll make your way to the Aquarium restaurant and watch beautiful the sea creatures in a 14-metre 70,000-litre marine exhibit while a delightful dinner is served.


    Overnight in Cairns.

    DAY 5
    Indulge in one final breakfast before hotel check-out and an unforgettable experience on the Great Barrier Reef.


    Your friendly crew will welcome you on-board your exclusive catamaran at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal before you depart the marina for a day of water activities split between two unique sites, each showcasing a variety of colorful corals and marine life.


    Snorkel over stunning coral gardens where anemones, sea whips, clams and plate corals are home to clown fish, angel fish and bat fish. Large schools of giant trevally, red bass and sweetlips congregate between the bommies, while turtles, cuttlefish, rays are frequently seen.


    On your way out to your first reef location, you will be served morning tea. Once you arrive at your first outer reef location, you will be able to jump in and explore the under-water world. A delicious lunch will be served whist venturing to your second outer reef location.


    On your way back to Cairns, relax with afternoon tea and reminisce your adventures with fellow travelers before you return to your ship.


    Note: snorkel equipment will be provided but you may also bring your own. Guests should pack a towel from the ship for this trip as towels are not provided on the boat.


    Land Program Step by Step:
    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Direct flights are never guaranteed. Final itineraries with the most up to date details including flight 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
    10:00am Disembark ship in Darwin and board coach for city tour
    12:30pm Time for lunch on own
    3:00pm Check-in at hotel, free time
    7:15pm Walk to a local restaurant
    7:30pm Group dinner
    Overnight at the DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin or similar hotel


    DAY 2
    From 6:00am Breakfast at the hotel
    11:00am Check-out of hotel and transfer to airport
    11:30am- Airport check-in
    1:30pm Flight from Darwin to Ayers Rock (flight details TBA and subject to change)
    3:50pm Kantju Gorge walk and sunset tour with dinner
    9:00pm Check-in at your hotel
    Overnight at the Desert Gardens or similar hotel


    DAY 3
    5:00am Sunrise tour
    7:00am Breakfast at the hotel
    9:00am Kata Tjuta tour
    12:00pm Afternoon at leisure, lunch on your own
    5:30pm Field of Light dinner experience
    9:30pm Return to your hotel
    Overnight at the Desert Gardens or similar hotel


    DAY 4
    4:45am Check-out, transfer to airport (boxed-breakfast to go)
    5:30am Airport check-in
    7:10am Flight from Ayers Rock to Cairns (flight details TBA and subject to change)
    2:45pm Collect luggage, board coach, hotel check-in
    3:45pm Free time
    6:20pm 300m walk to Cairns Aquarium
    6:30pm Exclusive evening guided tour of Aquarium followed by 3 course dinner
    9:00pm 300m walk to hotel
    Overnight at Crystalbrook Bailey or similar hotel


    DAY 5
    6:00am Breakfast at the hotel
    6:45am Check-out and board coach
    7:00am Transfer to Cairns Reef Terminal for tour check-in
    7:15am Board vessel and safety briefing
    7:45am Great Barrier Reef Tour begins, lunch on board
    2:30pm Return to the ship


    Expected Weather:
    Daytime: 97°F or 34°C
    Nighttime: 65°F or 18°C
    Because of the breeze, nights and mornings during the summer can still be cool and guests should pack appropriate clothing.


    What to Bring:
    Bring comfortable casual clothes. You may want to include a smart pair of shorts (or skirt) with a polo shirt for dinner occasions. Swimwear and beach shoes (flip flops or sandals) are a must. Remember to include a light sweater or jacket in case it gets cooler in the evening. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for the Uluru portion of the trip. A hat and sunscreen are essential. A towel is required for the Great Barrier Reef tour- please pack one from the ship and don’t forget to bring it back. Snorkel gear is included but you may wish to bring your own.


    Local Currency:
    Australian Dollars. The U.S. dollar is not accepted. However, all major credit cards can be used. A credit card will be required by each hotel at check in for any incidentals.


    Electricity:
    Australia operates with 220 volts, and guests should bring an international travel adaptor for electronic devices.


    Luggage information:
    Guests can bring a maximum of 1 complimentary checked suitcase weighing no more than 23 kilos (50 lbs.) for the domestic flights. One small carry-on per person that can fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you is also permitted weighing no more than 7 kilos (15 lbs). Any excess or overweight luggage will be at the expense of each guest and payable upon check in for each flight.


    Documents and Visa Requirements:
    Guests will need a visa to visit Australia and you should check with your travel agent or embassy for requirements for your nationality. Guests must bring their passport on this trip.


    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.


    Hotel addresses:
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin
    122 Esplanade, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
    Phone: +61 8 8943 3600


    Desert Gardens Hotel
    1 Yulara Dr, Yulara NT 0872, Australia
    Phone: +61 2 8296 8010


    Crystalbrook Bailey
    163 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD 4870
    Phone: +61 7 4253 4000


    *We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required, they will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure, then you will be staying at the hotels listed in this program.


    Please Note: 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 Land Program/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 Norwegian Cruises nor our local ground operator will be responsible for.

    Program Includes:

    • 1 night at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (Darwin) or similar hotel – King Guest Room
    • 2 nights at Desert Gardens in Uluru or similar hotel – Standard Double Room
    • 1 night at Crystalbrook Bailey or similar – Deluxe Queen Room
    • Economy class flights per the itinerary including 1 checked bag per guest – direct flights not guaranteed
    • 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners (drinks included with dinner)
    • Hotel porterage
    • Transfers
    • Tour Director to accompany the group
    • Tours and entrances per the itinerary


    Program does not include:

    • Gratuities to drivers and guides
    • Hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service
    • Any meals or beverages not listed above
    • Excess or overweight luggage fees for the flights
    • Visa fees if required
    • 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: C5,361.13 CAD
    • Child from: C5,361.13 CAD
    DURATION 5 Days / 4 Nights
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Cultural Performance & Busan City

    Busan, South Korea

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Enjoy a glimpse of this with visits to the Yongdo Culture & Arts Center for a beautiful performance, an exploration of Yongdusan Park and by walking side-by-side with the locals at their famous fish market. ...
    Enjoy a glimpse of this with visits to the Yongdo Culture & Arts Center for a beautiful performance, an exploration of Yongdusan Park and by walking side-by-side with the locals at their famous fish market. more...

    Renowned for its trendy cosmopolitan ambience and maritime activities, Busan is a great place to immerse yourself in the culture of South Korea. Enjoy a glimpse of this with visits to the Yongdo Culture & Arts Center for a beautiful performance, an exploration of Yongdusan Park and by walking side-by-side with the locals at their famous fish market.


    Drive to the Yongdo Cultural Center to experience the art and beauty of the Korean traditional dance. This unique performance is one of the main attractions of Korea. Traditional Korean music and dance are sophisticated forms that embrace the interplay of hung and mot-form and spirit. The performance includes a selection of regional dances featuring dancers in traditional costume.


    Visit Yongdusan Park, a favorite relaxation place for the citizens of Busan and a wonderful back-drop for many photo opportunities. Here, you can find 70 different species of trees and view the Busan Tower. The tower was built in 1973 and stands close to 400 feet above the Pusan landscape.


    Travel to the Jagalchi Fish Market which is famous throughout the country and is a great representation of Busan. The Jagalchi Fish Market is Korea's largest seafood market and is where you can see the lifestyle of the indigenous Busan natives. After the Korean War, the market solidified itself as a fish market. Most of the people who sell fish are Jagalchi Ajumma; 'ajumma' meaning middle-aged or married women.


    At the conclusion of your tour, you will have the option of exploring the downtown area on your own or returning straight to the pier.


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    • Adult from: C148.75 CAD
    • Child from: C148.75 CAD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Meijimura Museum & Inuyama Castle

    Nagoya, Japan

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    Delve into the history of the surrounding Aichi Prefecture by browsing an open-air museum and a 16th-century castle that is remarkably intact. Dozens of buildings from the Meiji Period have been carefully reconstructed at the Meijimura museum, and you will easily recognize the Western influence in the architecture. ...
    Delve into the history of the surrounding Aichi Prefecture by browsing an open-air museum and a 16th-century castle that is remarkably intact. Dozens of buildings from the Meiji Period have been carefully reconstructed at the Meijimura museum, and you will easily recognize the Western influence in the architecture. more...

    Delve into the history of the surrounding Aichi Prefecture by browsing an open-air museum and a 16th-century castle that is remarkably intact. Dozens of buildings from the Meiji Period have been carefully reconstructed at the Meijimura museum, and you will easily recognize the Western influence in the architecture. This short period in Japanese history ended in 1912 and marked the end of samurai rule and the beginning of Japan’s modernization.


    The nearby Inuyama Castle is even more impressive architecturally as it is one of the few castles in Japan that survived wars and natural disasters without being severely damaged. As you meander through this official national treasure, you will see artifacts relating to the Naruse family that once owned the castle. The armory of samurai weapons and the hidden doors for the guards are of particular note, as they shed light on the fact that the castle was under constant threat of attack.


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    • Adult from: C286.25 CAD
    • Child from: C211.25 CAD
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    The City, The Reef and The Red Center - Double Occupancy

    Darwin, Australia

    Duration 5 Days / 4 Nights

    Calling all adventurers! Immerse yourself into the Australian way of life while visiting various UNESCO World Heritage sites during this five-day overland program. You’ll begin by exploring the beautiful city of Darwin before your visit the Indigenous heartland of Australia when you journey to the ‘Red Centre’ to experience the beauty of Uluru (Ayer’s Rock). Finish your trip in style by enjoying the illustrious city of Cairns where you will experience wildlife encounters and the famous Great Barrier Reef. ...
    Calling all adventurers! Immerse yourself into the Australian way of life while visiting various UNESCO World Heritage sites during this five-day overland program. You’ll begin by exploring the beautiful city of Darwin before your visit the Indigenous heartland of Australia when you journey to the ‘Red Centre’ to experience the beauty of Uluru (Ayer’s Rock). Finish your trip in style by enjoying the illustrious city of Cairns where you will experience wildlife encounters and the famous Great Barrier Reef. more...

    Calling all adventurers! Immerse yourself into the Australian way of life while visiting various UNESCO World Heritage sites during this five-day overland program. You’ll begin by exploring the beautiful city of Darwin before your visit the Indigenous heartland of Australia when you journey to the ‘Red Centre’ to experience the beauty of Uluru (Ayer’s Rock). Finish your trip in style by enjoying the illustrious city of Cairns where you will experience wildlife encounters and the famous Great Barrier Reef.


    DAY 1
    In the morning, disembark the ship in Darwin and meet your dedicated tour guide for the next five days. Board your awaiting coach and start exploring the Northern Territory Capital. Your first stop will be the renowned Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory where you will appreciate a comprehensive display of Indigenous art and artifacts that reveal much about the various Aboriginal groups from Darwin. You’ll also learn about Cyclone Tracy which caused devastation in Darwin on Christmas Eve in 1974.


    After this introduction, you’ll enjoy a scenic drive along the pristine coast of the northern city and its surroundings, with a stop at the stunning East Point Lookout and the magnificent displays of the Botanic Garden. Back to the city, you’ll have some free time to explore at leisure with and enjoy lunch on your own.


    Following this, you will check-in to your hotel where you can relax for the next couple of hours. Feeling recharged, you will depart the hotel with your guide for a short walk, enjoying the scenery of Darwin City, to a local restaurant where you will indulge in a flavorful dinner of modern Australian cuisine, and the opportunity to connect with your fellow traveling companions, before making your way back to the hotel.


    Overnight in Darwin.


    DAY 2
    Refuel with a hearty breakfast this morning before check-out and your transfer to the Darwin airport for your onward flight to Ayers Rock. Following your arrival, into Ayers Rock, transfer to your hotel for the next two nights.


    Note: Guests will have time to purchase food at the Darwin airport and/or purchase in-flight snacks as the transit falls over the lunch period.


    There’ll be no time to waste as you embark on the Mala Walk to Kantju Gorge at the foot of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Your guide will highlight the ancient rock art and traditional bush tucker of the Anangu, as well as the cultural and geologic significance of this site. Your view of the beautiful sunset will be from a special vantage point this evening followed by a BBQ dinner before returning to your hotel for the evening.


    Overnight in Ayers Rock.

    DAY 3
    Wake up early to witness the sunrise at Uluru and see the desert come to life in the morning glow.


    Following your sunrise experience, you will return to the hotel for breakfast before you visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is traditionally owned by the Anangu, one of the world’s oldest continuous societies. Admire its remarkable red rock formations of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas).


    Lunch will be on your own and the rest of the afternoon at your leisure.


    Tonight, experience ‘A Night at Field of Light’ dinner under the stars with sunset views of Uluru to begin your evening spectacle. This 3-course bush tucker inspired menu with premium wines will be enjoyed whilst overlooking the infamous Field of Light; 50,000 bulbs of colored light creating a vista of beauty that can only be appreciated in person.


    Overnight in Ayers Rock.


    DAY 4
    Set your alarm for an early start as you check-out and depart from the hotel, with a boxed breakfast in hand, to Ayers Rock airport for your flight to Cairns.


    Note: Guests will have time to purchase food at Ayers Rock airport and/or purchase in-flight snacks as the flight falls over the lunch period.


    Continue to your hotel for the next two nights where you can take some time to refresh and relax before reuniting with your group in the hotel lobby.


    A short walk from the hotel, Cairns Aquarium will welcome you with open doors as you experience an exclusive after hour private visit. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine before your biology guide introduces you to the incredible biodiversity of Tropical North Queensland with 10 amazing North Queensland ecosystems and over 70 different habitats. Afterward, you’ll make your way to the Aquarium restaurant and watch beautiful the sea creatures in a 14-metre 70,000-litre marine exhibit while a delightful dinner is served.


    Overnight in Cairns.

    DAY 5
    Indulge in one final breakfast before hotel check-out and an unforgettable experience on the Great Barrier Reef.


    Your friendly crew will welcome you on-board your exclusive catamaran at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal before you depart the marina for a day of water activities split between two unique sites, each showcasing a variety of colorful corals and marine life.


    Snorkel over stunning coral gardens where anemones, sea whips, clams and plate corals are home to clown fish, angel fish and bat fish. Large schools of giant trevally, red bass and sweetlips congregate between the bommies, while turtles, cuttlefish, rays are frequently seen.


    On your way out to your first reef location, you will be served morning tea. Once you arrive at your first outer reef location, you will be able to jump in and explore the under-water world. A delicious lunch will be served whist venturing to your second outer reef location.


    On your way back to Cairns, relax with afternoon tea and reminisce your adventures with fellow travelers before you return to your ship.


    Note: snorkel equipment will be provided but you may also bring your own. Guests should pack a towel from the ship for this trip as towels are not provided on the boat.


    Land Program Step by Step:
    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Direct flights are never guaranteed. Final itineraries with the most up to date details including flight 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
    10:00am Disembark ship in Darwin and board coach for city tour
    12:30pm Time for lunch on own
    3:00pm Check-in at hotel, free time
    7:15pm Walk to a local restaurant
    7:30pm Group dinner
    Overnight at the DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin or similar hotel


    DAY 2
    From 6:00am Breakfast at the hotel
    11:00am Check-out of hotel and transfer to airport
    11:30am- Airport check-in
    1:30pm Flight from Darwin to Ayers Rock (flight details TBA and subject to change)
    3:50pm Kantju Gorge walk and sunset tour with dinner
    9:00pm Check-in at your hotel
    Overnight at the Desert Gardens or similar hotel


    DAY 3
    5:00am Sunrise tour
    7:00am Breakfast at the hotel
    9:00am Kata Tjuta tour
    12:00pm Afternoon at leisure, lunch on your own
    5:30pm Field of Light dinner experience
    9:30pm Return to your hotel
    Overnight at the Desert Gardens or similar hotel


    DAY 4
    4:45am Check-out, transfer to airport (boxed-breakfast to go)
    5:30am Airport check-in
    7:10am Flight from Ayers Rock to Cairns (flight details TBA and subject to change)
    2:45pm Collect luggage, board coach, hotel check-in
    3:45pm Free time
    6:20pm 300m walk to Cairns Aquarium
    6:30pm Exclusive evening guided tour of Aquarium followed by 3 course dinner
    9:00pm 300m walk to hotel
    Overnight at Crystalbrook Bailey or similar hotel


    DAY 5
    6:00am Breakfast at the hotel
    6:45am Check-out and board coach
    7:00am Transfer to Cairns Reef Terminal for tour check-in
    7:15am Board vessel and safety briefing
    7:45am Great Barrier Reef Tour begins, lunch on board
    2:30pm Return to the ship


    Expected Weather:
    Daytime: 97°F or 34°C
    Nighttime: 65°F or 18°C
    Because of the breeze, nights and mornings during the summer can still be cool and guests should pack appropriate clothing.


    What to Bring:
    Bring comfortable casual clothes. You may want to include a smart pair of shorts (or skirt) with a polo shirt for dinner occasions. Swimwear and beach shoes (flip flops or sandals) are a must. Remember to include a light sweater or jacket in case it gets cooler in the evening. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for the Uluru portion of the trip. A hat and sunscreen are essential. A towel is required for the Great Barrier Reef tour- please pack one from the ship and don’t forget to bring it back. Snorkel gear is included but you may wish to bring your own.


    Local Currency:
    Australian Dollars. The U.S. dollar is not accepted. However, all major credit cards can be used. A credit card will be required by each hotel at check in for any incidentals.


    Electricity:
    Australia operates with 220 volts, and guests should bring an international travel adapter for electronic devices.


    Luggage information:
    Guests can bring a maximum of 1 complimentary checked suitcase weighing no more than 23 kilos (50 lbs.) for the domestic flights. One small carry-on per person that can fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you is also permitted weighing no more than 7 kilos (15 lbs). Any excess or overweight luggage will be at the expense of each guest and payable upon check in for each flight.


    Documents and Visa Requirements:
    Guests will need a visa to visit Australia and you should check with your travel agent or embassy for requirements for your nationality. Guests must bring their passport on this trip.


    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.


    Hotel addresses:
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin
    122 Esplanade, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
    Phone: +61 8 8943 3600


    Desert Gardens Hotel
    1 Yulara Dr, Yulara NT 0872, Australia
    Phone: +61 2 8296 8010


    Crystalbrook Bailey
    163 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD 4870
    Phone: +61 7 4253 4000


    *We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required, they will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure, then you will be staying at the hotels listed in this program.


    Please Note: 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 Land Program/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 Norwegian Cruises nor our local ground operator will be responsible for.

    Program Includes:

    • 1 night at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (Darwin) or similar hotel – King Guest Room
    • 2 nights at Desert Gardens in Uluru or similar hotel – Standard Double Room
    • 1 night at Crystalbrook Bailey or similar – Deluxe Queen Room
    • Economy class flights per the itinerary including 1 checked bag per guest – direct flights not guaranteed
    • 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners (drinks included with dinner)
    • Hotel porterage
    • Transfers
    • Tour Director to accompany the group
    • Tours and entrances per the itinerary


    Program does not include:

    • Gratuities to drivers and guides
    • Hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service
    • Any meals or beverages not listed above
    • Excess or overweight luggage fees for the flights
    • Visa fees if required
    • 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 duration 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: C4,398.63 CAD
    • Child from: C4,398.63 CAD
    DURATION 5 Days / 4 Nights
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Charms of Old Manila

    Manila, Philippines

    Duration 3 3/4 hrs

    Manila's tumultuous past comes alive on this exploration of its most historic sites, many of them contained within Intramuros, the city's original 16th-century district. ...
    Manila's tumultuous past comes alive on this exploration of its most historic sites, many of them contained within Intramuros, the city's original 16th-century district. more...

    Manila's tumultuous past comes alive on this exploration of its most historic sites, many of them contained within Intramuros, the city's original 16th-century district.


    Depart from the pier by coach and begin driving along Roxas Boulevard, the wide wonderfully scenic thoroughfare that hugs the shore of Manila Bay. Before long, you'll arrive in Intramuros, the city's oldest district, which is enclosed within a thick wall that the Spanish built for defense in the 1500s. Here, you'll tour notorious Fort Santiago, where prisoners were held and tortured throughout the history of Manila. You may even see the symbolic bronzed footsteps of Dr. Jose Rizal, a national hero who was imprisoned in the fortress before walking to his execution, the penalty for his inflammatory, anti-colonial writings.


    Then, after some free time to shop for souvenirs, you'll travel to serene Rizal Park, whose focal point is the Rizal Monument which was built in honor of the country's national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. After a photo stop you'll continue on to view the Manila Hotel, a luxurious Philippine landmark that opened in 1912. General Douglas MacArthur used the hotel as his command post during much of World War II. After viewing these most notable landmarks of old Manila, you'll return to the pier where your tour concludes.


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    DURATION 3 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Brunei Culture & Visit to Water Village

    Muara, Brunei Darussalam

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    An eye-opening study in contrasts, this tour presents the extravagant world of Brunei's sultan, followed by a look at life in a village built on stilts in the river. ...
    An eye-opening study in contrasts, this tour presents the extravagant world of Brunei's sultan, followed by a look at life in a village built on stilts in the river. more...

    An eye-opening study in contrasts, this tour presents the extravagant world of Brunei's sultan, followed by a look at life in a village built on stilts in the river.


    Starting off from the pier, you will first travel inland toward the majestic Jame Mosque, Brunei's largest, where you will pause briefly for photos. Nearby, you will have a second photo stop that offers you a distant view of the Sultan's Palace (there is no stop at the Palace itself) which is situated on the leafy banks of the Brunei River.


    Continuing on, you will arrive at the white-domed Royal Regalia where you can wander through exhibits of luxurious items from the Sultan's lavish coronation and other celebrations. Some of the items you may have the opportunity to see here are His Majesty's royal chariot, ceremonial swords, a model of the palace and various gifts from foreign dignitaries. But as you will soon see, there's more to Brunei than the extravagances afforded by its abundant oil and natural gas.


    Making your way to a nearby jetty, you will board a boat and cruise to Water Village where you will witness firsthand a much different side of life. More than 30,000 people live here in thousands of structures built on stilts in the Brunei River. The village is an amazing assortment of homes, restaurants, mosques, shops and hospitals, all connected by wooden boardwalks. Surprisingly, some of the homes are quite elaborate, and you will have the unique opportunity of stopping by one for a cup of tea. Amazingly, people have lived in the Water Village for more than 1,300 years, making it one of the most historic areas in Brunei.


    Following your time at the Water Village, you will retrace your route as you make your way back to the pier.


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    • Adult from: C111.25 CAD
    • Child from: C61.25 CAD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    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.