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    Go Local - Insider Access in Edam

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Enjoy an insider’s look at life in Edam by visiting a local family and touring a cheese-making facility to see how Edam’s famed cheese is produced. ...
    Enjoy an insider’s look at life in Edam by visiting a local family and touring a cheese-making facility to see how Edam’s famed cheese is produced. more...

    Enjoy an insider’s look at life in Edam by visiting a local family and touring a cheese-making facility to see how Edam’s famed cheese is produced. An enlightening walking tour will introduce you to the city, where you will see St. Nicholas Church and the Edam Museum, which occupies an 18th-century sea captain’s house. For a deeper understanding of life in Edam, you will stop by a centuries-old residence and enjoy coffee and cake with the owners. They will elaborate on the long history of their home, how Edam has changed just in their lifetimes and what the future may hold. Still, it is impossible to escape the draw of cheese in Edam. More than a quarter of the cheese produced in the Netherlands is the city’s namesake cheese, a soft variety made with less milk fat than most other cheeses. While touring a cheese-making facility in town, you will watch the process and then taste samples.

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    • Adult from: C204.69 CAD
    • Child from: C204.69 CAD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Local - Burges Through the Eyes of a Local

    Brussels / Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium

    Duration 4 3/4 hrs

    Experience Bruges like a local by exploring areas off the beaten path but still in the shadow of landmarks such as Kruispoort. ...
    Experience Bruges like a local by exploring areas off the beaten path but still in the shadow of landmarks such as Kruispoort. more...

    Experience Bruges like a local by exploring areas off the beaten path but still in the shadow of landmarks such as Kruispoort. Although you will stop at this 15th-century gate, the sites that lie ahead will reveal a lesser-known but not less spectacular side of Bruges. You will see windmills along medieval ramparts, follow atmospheric lanes through residential neighborhoods and pause at the bridges and inner canals that gave Bruges its nickname, the Venice of the North. Upon arriving in St. Anne’s, you will behold the Jerusalem Chapel, which was designed to mirror the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. By the 16th century, Bruges had become a textile center for woven lace, and you will observe a demonstration of this artisan trade that continues to flourish. Another way to become immersed in local life is at the Markt, a sprawling square that has been a marketplace for more than 1,000 years.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Explore atmospheric areas of Bruges that are typically unknown to all but the locals.
    • Cross landmark canals that gave Bruges its nickname, the Venice of the North.
    • Watch a demonstration of lace making, a trade that has flourished in Bruges for centuries.

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    • Adult from: C153.19 CAD
    • Child from: C153.19 CAD
    DURATION 4 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Let's Take a Selfie – Amsterdam

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Duration 5 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Amsterdam! 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 Amsterdam! 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 Amsterdam! 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 scenic drive from the ship to Zaanse Schans Windmills. Your walking tour will have designated selfie stops at: • Zaanse Schans Windmills
    • Dam Square & the Royal Palace
    • The Canal Belt
    • Bloemenmarkt


    To make this experience even more fun, you will be provided with a selfie stick and utilize our Selfie Station in order to help catch the perfect picture. End your picture-perfect day with an included beer tasting at the Heineken Experience.


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    • Adult from: C204.69 CAD
    • Child from: C204.69 CAD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Green-Off Shore Blue Energy

    Brussels / Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Cruise into the North Sea to a large offshore wind park that greatly contributes to Belgium’s ambitious sustainable energy goals. Before you head out to sea from Blankenberge harbor, you will hear about Belgium’s commitment to wind power ...
    Cruise into the North Sea to a large offshore wind park that greatly contributes to Belgium’s ambitious sustainable energy goals. Before you head out to sea from Blankenberge harbor, you will hear about Belgium’s commitment to wind power more...

    Cruise into the North Sea to a large offshore wind park that greatly contributes to Belgium’s ambitious sustainable energy goals. Before you head out to sea from Blankenberge harbor, you will hear about Belgium’s commitment to wind power, how wind turbines work and their effect on the climate and marine life. The country has embraced the development of wind parks because other means of energy emit excessive carbon dioxide and importing electricity has its limitations. It will be quite the experience to view the dozens of offshore wind turbines up close from the comfort of the boat. They soar high above the water and continuously generate power by optimizing the available wind. As part of your immersion into clean energy, you will see how the power is transported to shore for distribution.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Observe offshore wind turbines up close from a boat that provides a unique perspective.
    • Learn the benefits of wind power and why Belgium is so committed to its development.
    • See how the power from the offshore wind turbines is transported to shore.


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


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    • Adult from: C204.69 CAD
    • Child from: C204.69 CAD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Green-Beach Clean Up and Green Energy

    Brussels / Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium

    Duration 5 hrs

    Help keep Zeebrugge’s coastline free from debris during a beach clean-up and then take the collected material to a facility that will convert it into green energy. The exact beach will be chosen the day of the excursion, but you can be sure it will be one of Zeebrugge’s ...
    Help keep Zeebrugge’s coastline free from debris during a beach clean-up and then take the collected material to a facility that will convert it into green energy. The exact beach will be chosen the day of the excursion, but you can be sure it will be one of Zeebrugge’s more...

    Help keep Zeebrugge’s coastline free from debris during a beach clean-up and then take the collected material to a facility that will convert it into green energy. The exact beach will be chosen the day of the excursion, but you can be sure it will be one of Zeebrugge’s most beautiful and popular stretches of sand. After about an hour of cleaning the beach, you will drive to nearby Oostende, where the collected debris will be taken to Biostoom, a biosteam plant that produces sustainable energy from waste. During the insider’s tour of the facility, you will gain an understanding of the fascinating process that creates green energy from household trash. You will learn how the debris is sorted and combusted in an eco-friendly way that makes enough steam to drive a generator and produce electricity. Steam power is just one of the sustainable energies that have made Belgium a leader in green energy.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Join a beach clean-up to help beautify one of Zeebrugge’s most popular stretches of sand.
    • Take the collected debris to Biostoom, a facility that produces steam power from waste.
    • Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Biostoom to see firsthand how it creates green energy.


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


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    • Adult from: C204.69 CAD
    • Child from: C204.69 CAD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Highlights of Oporto

    Oporto, Portugal

    Duration 4 hrs

    The city of Oporto lies on the north bank of the Douro River, near where it meets the Atlantic Ocean and is the second largest city in Portugal. While it has always played an important role in international trade, Oporto's historic center has been recently recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ...
    The city of Oporto lies on the north bank of the Douro River, near where it meets the Atlantic Ocean and is the second largest city in Portugal. While it has always played an important role in international trade, Oporto's historic center has been recently recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. more...

    The city of Oporto lies on the north bank of the Douro River, near where it meets the Atlantic Ocean and is the second largest city in Portugal. While it has always played an important role in international trade, Oporto's historic center has been recently recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


    Your tour begins with a lovely walk around the historic heart of Oporto where you will see many of the city's notable landmarks. Dating mainly from the 18th century when trade was booming and merchants were financing elegant homes for themselves and grand buildings for the city, the local architecture reflects the elaborate gilt-work of the baroque-style and the neoclassicism and romanticism of the 19th and 20th centuries. You will also have the opportunity to drive over the unique double-decker bridge which spans the Douro River, the work of the famous Parisian engineer Gustav Eiffel. At the conclusion of your city tour, you'll be given some free time to explore on your own or browse through some of the colorful local shops.


    Before returning to the ship, a final stop is made at one of the many port wine lodges that Oporto is internationally famous for. After an informative tour of the cellar where you will learn about the processes involved in creating fine port wine, you'll be treated to a wine tasting of some of their finest products.


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    • Adult from: C101.70 CAD
    • Child from: C63.08 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Go Local - Helsinki Through the Eyes of a Local

    Helsinki, Finland

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Experience local life by exploring food markets and a shopping mall, sampling Finnish cuisine and then strolling a serene waterfront park. As you meander about the historical market Vanha Kaupahalli, you will gain an understanding of daily life in Helsinki. ...
    Experience local life by exploring food markets and a shopping mall, sampling Finnish cuisine and then strolling a serene waterfront park. As you meander about the historical market Vanha Kaupahalli, you will gain an understanding of daily life in Helsinki. more...

    Experience local life by exploring food markets and a shopping mall, sampling Finnish cuisine and then strolling a serene waterfront park. As you meander about the historical market Vanha Kaupahalli, you will gain an understanding of daily life in Helsinki. Similarly, after a short tram ride to the Kamppi Shopping Centre, you will get a feel for other types of merchandise available to the residents, mainly fashions and jewelry. You will then ride the metro to Hakaniemi Market, a shopping area that specializes in gourmet foods and delicacies. To see if the local cuisine suits your palate, you will sample traditional snacks such as cold smoked reindeer with marinated red onion, Finnish archipelago bread with lemon crème fraiche and salmon, and non-alcoholic rhubarb soda. To become further immersed in local life, you will stroll through waterfront Kaivopuisto Park, which is on the southernmost tip of Helsinki and surrounded by embassies and extravagant homes.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Observe local life while browsing the merchandise at several popular shopping areas.
    • Recognize the vast range of stores available in urban Helsinki.
    • Sample traditional Norwegian snacks and stroll a waterfront park.

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    • Adult from: C191.81 CAD
    • Child from: C191.81 CAD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Go Local - Like a Parisian in the Marché D'Aligre

    Paris (Le Havre), France

    Duration 9 1/2 hrs

    Experience the Marché d’Aligre, one of Paris’ most extraordinary markets, like a Parisian for a true picture of daily life in the capital of France. You will meet up with a local guide that will show you around the market where so many Parisians come daily for garden produce, baked goods, fresh seafood, cut flowers and all sorts of gourmet delicacies. ...
    Experience the Marché d’Aligre, one of Paris’ most extraordinary markets, like a Parisian for a true picture of daily life in the capital of France. You will meet up with a local guide that will show you around the market where so many Parisians come daily for garden produce, baked goods, fresh seafood, cut flowers and all sorts of gourmet delicacies. more...

    Experience the Marché d’Aligre, one of Paris’ most extraordinary markets, like a Parisian for a true picture of daily life in the capital of France. You will meet up with a local guide that will show you around the market where so many Parisians come daily for garden produce, baked goods, fresh seafood, cut flowers and all sorts of gourmet delicacies. You may see the finest chefs in Paris stocking up their kitchens, locals engaged in lively conversations as they browse the stalls and vendors proudly offering tastings of their wares. The guide will be an invaluable resource and introduce you to vendors who will happily elaborate on what makes their goods so special. Then, as a prelude to spending a bit of free time in the area, you will linger over a glass of wine at a nearby wine shop. Before leaving Paris, you will also enjoy a panoramic drive, taking in some of the iconic landmarks.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Experience the Marché d’Aligre, one of Paris’ most extraordinary markets, like a Parisian for a true picture of daily life in the capital of France. You will meet up with a local guide that will show you around the market where so many Parisians come daily for garden produce, baked goods, fresh seafood, cut flowers and all sorts of gourmet delicacies.
    • Meet venders that the guide personally knows and sample some of their offerings.
    • Reflect on the experience over a glass of wine in a Parisian shop.
    • Drive through Paris, passing some of the most iconic landmarks.

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    • Adult from: C475.03 CAD
    • Child from: C449.28 CAD
    DURATION 9 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Let’s Take a Selfie - Barcelona

    Barcelona, Spain

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Barcelona! 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 Barcelona! 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 Barcelona! 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 begins with a scenic drive to the Sagrada Familia Park. You will have designated selfie stops at:

    • La Sagrada Familia
    • Paseo de Gracia – Gaudi´s Houses
    • Old Quarter Most Spectacular Corners
    • Las Ramblas
    • Christopher Columbus Statue


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    • Adult from: C88.83 CAD
    • Child from: C75.95 CAD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Life & Culture of Isafjordur

    Isafjordur, Iceland

    Duration 3 hrs

    Travel by panoramic coach on a tour that offers fascinating insights on the lives of those who make the sometimes-harsh landscape of Iceland’s Westfjords their home. Beginning from the pier, you’ll drive through the streets of Isafjordur and out along the coastal road for a tour of wondrously remote Bolungarvik, a fishing village towered over by its surrounding mountains. ...
    Travel by panoramic coach on a tour that offers fascinating insights on the lives of those who make the sometimes-harsh landscape of Iceland’s Westfjords their home. Beginning from the pier, you’ll drive through the streets of Isafjordur and out along the coastal road for a tour of wondrously remote Bolungarvik, a fishing village towered over by its surrounding mountains. more...

    Travel by panoramic coach on a tour that offers fascinating insights on the lives of those who make the sometimes-harsh landscape of Iceland’s Westfjords their home. Beginning from the pier, you’ll drive through the streets of Isafjordur and out along the coastal road for a tour of wondrously remote Bolungarvik, a fishing village towered over by its surrounding mountains. Nearby, you’ll stop at the outdoor Ósvör Museum, where a century-old fisherman’s hut has been restored, complete with the tools of the trade – and the fisherman.


    On another leg of the journey, you’ll find yourself up amidst breathtaking views of the magnificent mountains of the Djup, largest of the West Fjords and the Buna River. Not far from that spot, you’ll stop to admire a beautiful stepped waterfall in Tunguskogur and take an opportunity to taste the freshest, clearest mountain water you may ever have encountered. Back in Isafjordur, you’ll stop in at the Maritime and Folk Museum, which calls one of the town’s oldest and best-preserved houses its home. The museum presents an excellent collection of artifacts related to the region’s maritime history – as well as a sizable accordion collection. Gotta have something to do during those long winters.


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    • Adult from: C204.69 CAD
    • Child from: C204.69 CAD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    GL- Belfast Food Trail

    Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Duration 4 hrs

    Gain a greater understanding of Northern Ireland and its culture by following a foodie guide through Belfast, pausing every so often to sample classic dishes and delicacies. ...
    Gain a greater understanding of Northern Ireland and its culture by following a foodie guide through Belfast, pausing every so often to sample classic dishes and delicacies. more...

    Gain a greater understanding of Northern Ireland and its culture by following a foodie guide through Belfast, pausing every so often to sample classic dishes and delicacies.


    After departing from the pier, you will soon reach the heart of Belfast, where you will commence a walking tour, accompanied by a local food enthusiast. The exact locations to be visited will be determined the day of the excursion, but they will definitely be establishments that best represent the cuisine of Northern Ireland. These will be the markets, restaurants and cafés that the locals frequent, rather than those typically found in guide books.


    You may well start at St. George’s Market, the oldest covered market on the entire island of Ireland. While browsing the stalls and soaking up the atmosphere, you will sample delicacies that are distinctly Irish. You may be offered a chunk of fried eel or a bite of Belfast bap, a hearty sandwich typically loaded with Irish bacon, scrambled eggs and cheddar cheese.


    Continuing on to other foodie locales, you might try a few spoonfuls of colcannon, a mixture of mashed potatoes, cabbage, cream and butter. Of course, potatoes appear in all sorts of classic dishes such as Irish stew, Ulster fry and boxty, a tasty potato pancake.


    Other Irish staples that you may sample include fluffy soda bread and wheaten farls. The latter is a griddle cake that is served in quarters known as farls.

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    • Adult from: C359.17 CAD
    • Child from: C359.17 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Local-Playing Gaelic Games

    Cork (Cobh), Ireland

    Duration 4 1/4 hrs

    Learn to play Gaelic football and hurling, two decidedly Irish and wildly popular games that share similarities to sports you may be more familiar with. ...
    Learn to play Gaelic football and hurling, two decidedly Irish and wildly popular games that share similarities to sports you may be more familiar with. more...

    Learn to play Gaelic football and hurling, two decidedly Irish and wildly popular games that share similarities to sports you may be more familiar with.


    After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a scenic drive to a sporting club that is ideal for the Gaelic games that you will be playing. The Gaelic Athletic Association promotes many of these traditional games throughout Ireland, the history of which you will learn during an introduction to the organization. You will also gain an understanding for how dominant sports such as hurling and Gaelic football came about and the basic rules of both.


    Then, the fun will begin. With a hurling stick in hand, you will practice driving the ball through the goal. A coach will be standing by to offer tips to increase your chances of scoring. The sport of hurling is more than 3,000 years old and is considered the world’s fastest field game. If you’re good in lacrosse, field hockey and baseball, you will likely be a skilled hurler.


    You will also have the chance to try Gaelic football. It is played with a round ball that is somewhat smaller than a soccer ball. The ball can be caught, kicked and passed, but with certain conditions that the coach will explain. For instance, if you carry the ball, you can only take four steps.


    Following your invigorating immersion into Gaelic sports, you will enjoy a drink at the club.

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    • Adult from: C294.80 CAD
    • Child from: C256.18 CAD
    DURATION 4 1/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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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.

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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.