SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    Best of Tortola & Beach

    Tortola, British Virgin Islands

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    This unforgettable excursion will have you travelling along the coastline on the Sir Francis Drakes Highway to the famous Pussers Landing where you can browse in the quaint boutiques. After your 30 minutes stop, drive to Capoons Bay, Apple Bay and Carrot Bay then you will ascend about 900 feet above sea level between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy the stunning views and the different shades of the beautiful water.


    Enjoy a complimentary fruit punch as you travel to Long Bay Beach at Beef Island. Take your photos and a plunge in the warm crystal clear water.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Transportation is either by open-air safari bus or air-conditioned bus, depending upon availability. Tortola is a very beautiful island, however there will be many curved roads and going up and down hills. Please note that the beach that this tour includes (Long Bay Beach on Beef Island) is a very pristine and natural beach, and has been specially chosen for its tranquility, and is known to be less crowded. Guests must be aware that this beach does not offer any services at all. There are no restrooms, no deck chairs, no umbrellas only (natural shade), nor food concessions. This has made this beach particularly attractive for those seeking a more natural beach, for which the British Virgin Islands are world famous. Guests should wear swimsuits; bring towels, sunblock and additional water.
    • Adult from: $79.00 USD
    • Child from: $59.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Family Recommended
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    Chacchoben Mayan Ruins & All Inclusive Blue Lagoon

    Costa Maya, Mexico

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    Experience Mayan history and a jungle retreat with an open bar & buffet lunch. Your tour begins when your bilingual guide meets you at the end of the pier and escorts you to your air conditioned transfer vehicle waiting on site. Listen to your guide and learn about the interesting local area and culture from onboard commentary as you pass through the fishing village. Continue this tour inland to visit "The Place of the Red Corn", Chacchoben, learn about the fascinating Mayan culture during the journey from our knowledgeable guides.


    Enjoy a guided tour of this unique archaeological site set in beautiful surroundings still partially covered by the rain forest. Climb to the top of the "Gran Basamento" taking you above the tree line and visit two sacred temples. Before leaving, you will have the opportunity to buy souvenirs from shops on site. Your journey continues to a buffet lunch waiting for you at our Blue Lagoon Restaurant, the most beautiful lagoon with fresh water, located 20 minutes away from Chacchoben Mayan ruins. After your meal, sunbathe on a sun lounger, take a swim and enjoy all complimentary drinks including your favorite cocktails. Feeling fully relaxed, well fed and in good spirits your transfer awaits to return you to the ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Guests must be at least 21 years old to consume alcohol. Alcohol will be distributed under a watchful tolerance to everyone. An adult must accompany children under 18 years old.


    Medical restrictions apply to guests wishing to swim at the lagoon. Guests with sight or hearing conditions must be accompanied by an interpreter/friend or family member and they will not be permitted to swim. There is a $5.00 USD (approx). Government imposed fee for the use of video cameras on the Archeological site. Guest may purchase additional soft drinks, chips & cookies at the archeological site. This excursion features a fair amount of walking over uneven surfaces and climbing. Guests will have between 10 to 15 minutes for purchases at the local market inside the Archeological site. Wheelchair guests - please note that the area is uneven and bumpy. Guests must be able to be transferred to a seat on the bus and climb steps.


    • Adult from: $159.00 USD
    • Child from: $119.00 USD
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
    • Meal
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    The Golden Circle

    Reykjavik, Iceland

    Duration 8 1/2 hrs

    Venture into the beautiful Thingvellir national park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site only about 30 miles from Reykjavik, and ranking at the top of Iceland's attractions. This national park offers outstanding sceneries of mountains surrounding a vast lava plain covered in green moss and wild flowers. Head to the Geyser area where you'll see hissing springs, bubbling pools and other geothermal phenomena. Lunch will be served nearby, amongst these scenic surroundings.


    Another highlight of your day is the Gullfoss waterfall. The 'Golden Waterfall' is the most famous of the country's many waterfalls. Here, the river Hvita drops 96 feet in two falls, creating an awesome spectacle. Then, visit waterfall Faxi with its salmon ladder and adjoining traditional sheep round up pen You'll also stop in the town of Hveragerdi to see an earthquake exhibition. Being located on an old magma chamber, Hveragerdi is notorious not only for its abundance of hot springs, which heat the community's greenhouse industry, but also for its earthquakes. Lastly, enjoy a scenic drive of the city on your way back to your ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Most of the sights of this tour can be seen from the coach. We recommend that you wear warm clothing in layers and sturdy shoes ashore as the weather in Iceland can change quite quickly.
    • Adult from: $229.00 USD
    • Child from: $149.00 USD
    DURATION 8 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
    Available languages:
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    Skywalk & The Reversing Falls Rapids

    Saint John, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick

    Duration 2.5 hours

    Experience the thrill of walking high above the Reversing Falls Rapids at the new Skywalk in Saint John! You will be suspended 120 feet above the water on the Skywalk, made using the most advanced technology in glass and steel, which offers an unparalleled view of this natural wonder.


    When you arrive onsite at the Skywalk, there is so much to see and do! Be brave and take a walk on the glass Skywalk, suspended 24 feet past the rock cliff's edge over the Reversing Falls Rapids! Take in a short film that explains the tides in the Bay of Fundy, and how the unique Reversing Falls Rapids are created when the force of the Bay of Fundy collides with the mighty St. John River, forcing the river to reverse direction and flow backwards twice each day! The Skywalk offers an incredible vantage point to take a thrilling walk over the Reversing Falls Rapids!


    Enroute to the Skywalk with your local guide, you tour begins by exploring Saint John's highlights, including the colourful streets of Saint John's historic uptown, a short walk along the water's edge on Harbour Passage, and the breathtaking view from Fort Howe.


    Stop for a photo at Fallsview Park, where the mighty St. John River meets the powerful tides of the Bay of Fundy, thus creating this unique phenomenon. Tides in the Bay of Fundy rise-and-fall up to 50 feet each day! Fallsview Park, one of the geosites in Stonehammer UNESCO Global Geopark, will give you a look at the Reversing Falls Rapids from the lowest point on land, before you make your way to the highest and most exciting lookout at the Skywalk. The rocks at the Reversing Falls Rapids exhibit one of the most interesting stories in the Stonehammer Geopark. Here you can see where two continents collided and view the exposed rock ranging from 50 million to 1 billion years old.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Although rare, severe weather can affect the availability of the Skywalk. Children must be able to walk on their own on the glass Skywalk.
    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 2.5 hours
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Tulum Mayan Ruins

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Duration 7 hrs

    Board your comfortable fast ferry for a 35 minute ride across the Caribbean to the famous resort town of Playa del Carmen , in mainland Mexico. Take an informative, narrated 50 minute ride to Tulum, via an air-conditioned motor coach. On your way to Tulum, you will enjoy a 30 minute restroom/shopping stop at MAYA HA, a local Mayan Cooperative Centre. Get ready to witness the evolution of Mexico through pieces of handcrafted art, find souvenirs, collector's items, clothing and reproductions of ancient Mexican art. Continue on to Tulum, where you'll be escorted by your English speaking guide, with a 45 to 50 minute narrated overview of the ancient walled Mayan City. Visit the famous castle ruins, situated on a spectacular 40 ft. bluff overlooking the Caribbean Sea.


    You'll also admire the Temple of the Frescos known for its detailed carved figures and frescoes, depicting original Mayan paintings and writings, the Temple of the Descending God, the House of Chultun and the House of Columns. Don´t forget to photograph the giant iguanas sunning on temple walls. Experience and photograph the breathtaking views from the towering cliff. After your guided tour, enjoy 90 minutes of free time to relax or explore ruins on your own. At this point you'll return to Playa del Carmen to board your ferry and return directly to your ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: There is approximately 1 mile of walking over rocky uneven terrain. Ferry ride across may be rough at times and guests who suffer from motion sickness should take this into account.
    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $75.00 USD
    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
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    Game of Thrones – Venture Through Kings Landing

    Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Duration 4 hours

    Visit several of Old Town’s most iconic sites, which gained even greater fame after serving as locations for the fictional capital King’s Landing in “Game of Thrones.”


    After departing from the pier, you will soon arrive in the oldest section of Dubrovnik, a revered UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fans of the TV series “Game of Thrones,” which is based on George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” fantasy novels, will recognize this part of Dubrovnik as King’s Landing, the fictional capital of the Seven Kingdoms.


    Your first stop will be imposing Lovrijenac Fortress, located just outside the medieval walls that encircle Old Town. Known as Dubrovnik’s Gibraltar, the 11th-century fortress perches atop a craggy rock overlooking the sea, which represented Blackwater Bay in the books.


    Continuing on, you will enter Old Town and make your way to the defensive walls to the south. After climbing the steps, you will walk along the stone battlements, which afford extraordinary views of the sea and the inner city. These walls appeared in numerous scenes in "Game of Thrones"; they were particularly prominent in the Battle of Blackwater Bay.


    Later, you will enjoy free time within Old Town, where you may explore other sites that you may recognize from the series. For instance, the Jesuit Staircase was where Cersei Lannister began her Walk of Shame in Season Five, and many of the show's market scenes were filmed along St. Dominic Street. Following free time, you will return to the pier.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour involves approximately two hours of compulsory walking and is therefore unsuitable for passengers with limited mobility. Lots of steps will be encountered at each of the venues visited. Passengers will have approximately 60 minutes of free time, where walking is at the discretion of the individual. Order of sites may vary. We recommend that you dress in layers, wear comfortable shoes, hat, sunglasses and bring bottled water. Minimum age to participate in this tour is 8.
    • Adult from: $89.00 USD
    • Child from: $89.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hours
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Adventure Jeep & Beach

    Nassau, Bahamas

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Drive a Jeep through downtown Nassau and its suburbs, taking in attractions such as the caves where the indigenous Lucayans once lived and then pausing to relax at the beach..


    After a short walk from the pier, you will hop into a Jeep Wrangler and hit the open road. There is plenty to see during your time behind the wheel, starting with downtown Nassau, the capital, largest city and cultural hub of the Bahamas..


    Depending on the route, you might drive through the colourful shopping district on Bay Street and see highlights such as palm-dotted Rawson Square, lovely government buildings such as the Supreme Court and the pink-hued House of Assembly. You will then head west past lovely Cable Beach and on towards the Nassau Caves for a photo stop..


    The Lucayans, the original residents of the Bahamas once lived in these caverns. Settlers later used the caves for religious services and the guano inside to fertilize their crops..


    You will also see the JFK Memorial, which recognises President John F. Kennedy's 1962 meeting in Nassau to discuss Polaris, the United Kingdom's submarine-based nuclear-weapons programme. The fabulous and sprawling Baha Mar resort is another Bahamian landmark that you will pass. .


    Free time on one of Nassau's most inviting beaches follows, during which you might stroll along the shore, bask in the sun or simply admire the natural beauty and serenity of the sea. Then after a bountiful lunch at the Bahamian Grill, you will return to the pier..


    Need to Know:

    Note: Tour is priced per person, not per vehicle and you may be paired with other guests. Maximum 4 guests per vehicle. The minimum age to drive is 21 years with a valid driver’s license. There are 3 stops on the tour where you will be able to switch drivers. Maximum weight limit is 300 lbs. per person and maximum height is 6”2”.
    • Adult from: $170.00 USD
    • Child from: $139.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
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    Whale Watching & Wildlife Quest

    Juneau, Alaska

    Duration 4 hrs

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


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

    • Adult from: $184.00 USD
    • Child from: $104.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Guests with Disabilities
    • Family Recommended
    • Snack
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    Barrier Reef Snorkel

    Harvest Caye, Belize

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Snorkel the azure waters of Belize's Barrier Reef, the world's largest living barrier reef. This is a shallow water entry, well suited for beginners and intermediate snorkellers.


    Depart from the Harvest Caye Marina on one of our comfortable snorkel vessels for the short scenic ride to a beautiful site along the reef. This location is teeming with multitudes of colourful reef fish, co-habiting among the beautiful hard and soft coral formations, intermingled with sponges, sea fans and delicate sea anemones. Possible sightings of spotted eagle rays and schools of larger fish are quite common, large starfish, queen conchs and sea cucumbers also call this patch of the reef home.


    After snorkelling, re-board your boat and enjoy the return trip with complimentary rum or fruit punch while listening to Caribbean rhythmic vibes.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Minimum age to participate is 8 years. Maximum weight is 275 lbs. Pregnant women past 1st trimester, guests with preexisting respiratory or heart conditions, neck, back, or joint issues are not allowed to participate. All guests must be mobile and able to swim. Guests should consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Guests with cardiac conditions should take particular caution when selecting a tour with snorkeling/swimming elements. Guests must be able to climb in and out of the boat on a 3 step vertical dive ladder. Guests should wear swimsuit under clothes, bring a towel, sunblock, hat or cap. Bring camera, cash for snacks, drinks and souvenirs.
    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $79.00 USD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Weight
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    Mount Teide With Cable Car

    Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands

    Duration 5.5 hours

    Enjoy the amazing scenery of Teide National Park and ride a cable car up Mount Teide, the world’s third highest volcano and a sacred site for Tenerife’s aboriginal people.


    After departing from the pier, you will drive inland along an immensely picturesque, circuitous route and on into Teide National Park. The largest of the Canary Island national parks, Teide features a colossal stratovolcano that contains Mount Teide, the highest peak on Spanish soil. Its stunning geological formations are so important to understanding how volcanic islands are created that the park has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


    The now dormant volcano last erupted in 1798. It also erupted in 1492, supposedly as Christopher Columbus was sailing past on his voyage of discovery. Your approach to Mount Teide will be through a volcanic crater 30 miles in circumference.


    The closer you come to Mount Teide, the more surreal and lunar the landscape will appear. The terrain is a jumble of bizarre natural rock formations, petrified lava rivers and endemic vegetation. One of the most spectacular plants is the red bugloss, a species with 6-foot, cone-shaped stems covered in pinkish-purple blossoms.


    More phenomenal sights await you while ascending Mount Teide via cable car. From this unique perspective, you will enjoy sweeping views of the volcanic landscape and the ancient crater rimmed with red, brown and yellow walls. Upon reaching the summit, you may explore further during free time before retracing your route back to the pier in Tenerife.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Warm jacket recommended as the temperatures can be cooler at the top of the peak. From October to April the temperatures can reach below freezing. It is forbidden to remove any stones or plants from the National Park. This excursion will travel up some mountain roads to approximately 7,000 feet above sea level and eventually to 11,600 feet with the cable car. This tour is not recommended to guests who suffer from heart problems or have previously undergone heart surgery, pregnant women, respiratory problems including asthma or infants under the age of 1 year. Comfortable, flat, walking shoes are recommended. This tour is subject to weather conditions and may be cancelled at short notice. Due to its popularity, queuing may be experienced at the cable car.
    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $79.00 USD
    DURATION 5.5 hours
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
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    Wines & Horses - Intransit

    Santiago (San Antonio), Chile

    Duration 6 hours

    During the tour you will be able to experience the very best of the Chilean spirit. First, your bus will take you into the heart of Casablanca Valley. Since 1875 there have been vineyards in Casablanca Valley but only since the 1980's was the true potential of the valley discovered. It was determined only recently that the soils and the conditions were in many ways similar to the Napa and Sonoma Valleys in California. The valley is oriented in such a way that daily ocean breezes cool the grapes on the vine and result in intensely fruity wines when properly vinified.


    Here you will visit one of the wineries located in this valley. You will be shown the wine-process and will taste some of the wines they produce.


    Afterwards, drive towards Puro Caballo, a unique place where you will be introduced to the "huaso" traditions of our country. First, learn about the Chilean horse, a pure breed, able to do things that no other horse races in the world can do due to its special morphology. Then, while enjoying a glass of wine or pisco sour, witness an exhibition of the skills of the "duet" man-horse in our national sport: the Chilean rodeo. A delicious typical lunch awaits for you in the restaurant locate

    Need to Know:

    Note: Tour is for in-transit guests only. It begins and ends at the pier.
    • Adult from: $199.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 6 hours
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
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    Epic - Highlights Tour Package (CIV Embark)

    Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

    Duration 1 hr

    This package lets you discover the highlights of each destination while taking advantage of a 20% discount. Tours included in this package are:


    Livorno, Italy - Florence & Pisa

    Cannes, France - Highlights of Nice

    Palma, Spain - Palma in Depth

    Barcelona, Spain - Scenic Barcelona

    Naples, Italy - Pompeii Excavations

    Please see individual tours for content.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This package is ONLY for guests embarking in Civitavecchia. You will receive a 20% discount on additional tours purchased; prices will be adjusted onboard. Package is non-refundable nor exchangeable.
    • Adult from: $505.00 USD
    • Child from: $342.00 USD
    DURATION 1 hr
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    Available languages:

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

Printed on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 01:17pm