SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    Tikal National Park by Air

    Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

    Duration 9 hrs

    Transfer to a nearby airport for a one hour flight by chartered airplane to the vast Northern region of Petén. Upon arrival at the airport in Flores, enjoy a one hour drive along rainforest-lined roadways while your guide provides an overview of the region in preparation for the visit to the famed Maya Ruins of Tikal, the greatest Maya City known and studied to date. Tikal was declared a ""World Cultural Heritage"" by UNESCO in 1970.


    Disembark at the entrance of the Park and begin a 3 mile stroll along dirt roads and pathways leading back in time. A mysterious realm unfolds entering the forested surroundings that now envelope the ruins where your guide will explain the theories of life in the time of the Maya. You will visit the pyramid of The Great Jaguar, The Central Plaza, The Palace of the Masks and Temple IV, the tallest of all pre-Columbian structures in the Western Hemisphere.


    A typical Guatemalan lunch is served at the premises of the Maya Internacional Hotel at the Park. In the afternoon, you will be transferred back to the local airport for the flight to Puerto San José.


    Need to Know:

    Note: The total walking distance covered on this tour is about 3 miles. The tour includes a 1 hour flight, followed by 1 hour bus ride in each direction. Sturdy, comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes are recommended, as well as insect repellant, long-sleeved shirts and trousers to ensure protection from insects. Also, participants must have their passports for immigration purposes.
    • Adult from: $799.00 USD
    • Child from: $799.00 USD
    DURATION 9 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Meal
    • Passport
    • Flightseeing Tour
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    Atlantis Aquaventure

    Nassau, Bahamas

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    Aquaventure, Atlantis Paradise Island’s Water Park, is a one-of-a-kind 141 acre waterscape. Aquaventure features over twenty million gallons of water, thrilling high-speed water slides like the Mayan Temple and the 7-story Power Tower, a mile long river ride with rolling rapids, a spectacular kids water-play fort, 20 swimming areas, refreshing pools, and access to the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean! Plus access to view the renowned Atlantis marine habitat, home to more than 50,000 fish representing 250 species and the Caribbean’s largest casino and stroll through Marina Village, a charming and vibrant marketplace featuring 20 retail shops, restaurants, and local entertainment for a distinctly Bahamian vacation experience.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Complementary lounge chairs and towels will be provided. Some slides and rides require a minimum height of 48 inches. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants 3 years of age or younger are free if accompanied by a participating paying parent or guardian at least 18 years of age. There is a considerable amount of walking on this tour, approximately 0.4 mile.


    Bring a credit card for food and beverage purchases. The bus to Atlantis takes approximately 25 minutes each way. Guests are required to meet at the place and time stated on their Shore Excursion ticket, as tickets will not be honored directly at the resort.


    • Adult from: $179.00 USD
    • Child from: $109.00 USD
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Height
    • Family Recommended
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    Guided Shore Dive

    George Town, Grand Cayman

    Duration 2 hrs

    OVERVIEW
    Dive beautiful Casuarina Point Reef and observe a seemingly endless diversity of marine life along this superb coral reef. Once you are outfitted with diving equipment, you will receive a brief orientation of the dive site, so you can maximize the experience. Casuarina Point Reef has a depth of only 50 feet or so, which allows you to dive for as much as 50 minutes without surfacing. The relatively shallow water is ideal for those who haven’t dived in the past two years and for newly certified or junior open-water divers. You can expect to see an abundance of marine life that may include sea turtles, sea cucumbers, crabs and an ever-changing array of brightly colored tropical fish. Starfish or sea stars are also commonly spotted. While the starfish in Grand Cayman typically have five arms, some species have as many as 40 arms.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Dive a shallow reef teeming with marine life.
    • Bring nothing more than a sense of adventure, as all the equipment will be provided.
    • Observe an endless array of exotic fish and perhaps sea turtles.
    • Remain in Georgetown to shop after the dive, if you wish.

    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear a swimsuit under a cover-up and bring a towel.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

    Need to Know:

    Note: This dive of about 50 minutes has a maximum depth of about 50 feet. All diving equipment is included, although guests are welcome to bring their own. There will be one dive master for every 12 guests. Participants must present a valid certification card, fill out a medical waiver and sign a liability release. Divers must be between 12 and 70 years old unless they bring a doctor’s note stating that they are physically able to participate. This is for certified divers only. Diving is not exclusive to NCL guests.
    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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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 snorkelers.


    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 colorful 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 snorkeling, 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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    Pearl Island VIP Oceanview Cabana

    Nassau, Bahamas

    Duration 5 hrs

    OVERVIEW
    While away the hours on Pearl Island in an oceanfront private cabana with everything you could possibly want at your fingertips. Following a short ferry ride to the uninhabited island, you will settle into your own oceanfront thatched-roof cabana. This open-air oasis is furnished with padded loungers for stretching out, convenient side tables and a beverage cooler. A waiter will be standing by to serve your hearty Bahamian lunch and bring most anything else you might need. You are welcome to spend the entire day in the comfort of your shaded cabana or explore the rest of the beach-blessed island, if you please. Kayaking and paddle boarding are available and the crystal-clear water couldn’t be more inviting. If you are feeling particularly ambitious, climb the lighthouse at the island’s tip. The views from the circular observation tower are spectacular in every direction.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Ride the ferry the Pearl Island, the closest private island to Nassau.
    • While away the hours in a VIP oceanfront cabana, doing whatever you please.
    • Enjoy attentive waiter service, as lunch and beverages (one cocktail pp is included) will be served in your cabana.
    • Take a refreshing swim in the sea or stretch in the sun on the beach.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear a swimsuit under your clothes and bring sunscreen and a towel.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

    Need to Know:

    Note: The tour is available to guests who utilize a wheelchair who are able to make their way on and off the ferry and have a companion to assist them. There are 4 steps to the first beach and 1 step to the restrooms.


    Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by one paying adult on the island. Guests prone to motion sickness should take precautions. Bring cash or credit cards for optional purchases (gift shop/bar). Price is per cabana. Max 2 adults and 1 child per cabana.


    • Adult from: $479.00 USD
    • Child from: $479.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
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    Tulum Mayan Ruins

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Duration 7 hrs

    Come experience the world famous, magnificent ruins of the walled city of Tulum, the only Mayan city built right on the blue Caribbean Sea! After a 45-minute ferry to Playa del Carmen, your guide will lead you to an air-conditioned motor coach for a scenic and informative one-hour drive to Tulum.


    Once there, your guide will escort you through the ruins giving a complete narration along the way. See the restored temples and some of the mysterious hieroglyphic writings still visible today. Visit the temple of the frescos, famous for the detailed carved figures and original paints. And perched on the edge of the Caribbean and rising high above all of the other ruins is “El Castillo” with its breathtaking view of the aqua-colored water below.


    Once back in Playa del Carmen, you may have free time for shopping etc., depending on the ferry schedule. There will be a stop on the way to Tulum to purchase food, refreshments, souvenirs and use of the restroom.


    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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    Rome & The Vatican

    Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

    Duration 9 1/2 hrs

    You'll see the Eternal City on an orientation drive passing iconic structures which includes the Colosseum of ancient Rome where gladiators fought. In Vatican City admire the beauty of St. Peter's Square, and view some of the treasures of the world's largest church, St. Peter's Basilica during your brief visit. The Vatican Museum is home to masterpieces spanning the centuries, marvel at the Sistine Chapel, topped by Michelangelo's magnificent ceiling. Lunch is included.


    Need to Know:

    Note:

    Tour is quick paced, with an extensive amount of walking over cobblestone terrain and several steps to negotiate. As tour visits a religious site, please dress appropriately - no bare shoulders, shorts, or skirts above the knee. Large bags or backpacks aren't permitted in the Vatican.


    Your guide will join you in Rome, however you'll have an escort with you throughout the day. Expect large crowds at the Vatican and Sistine Chapel, especially during summer. Tour will not operate on Sundays as the Vatican is closed.


    • Adult from: $309.00 USD
    • Child from: $199.00 USD
    DURATION 9 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
    Available languages:
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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 colorful 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 recognizes President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 meeting in Nassau to discuss Polaris, the United Kingdom’s submarine-based nuclear-weapons program. 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: $165.00 USD
    • Child from: $135.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
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    St. John Champagne Catamaran Sail & Snorkel

    St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Your relaxing fun-filled day begins with a short scenic ride to a quaint marina where you’ll board the catamaran. At the marina dock, your friendly crew will greet you and acquaint you with the vessel. Glide along the eastern end of the island before setting sail to the most pristine of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The brisk sail across Pillsbury Sound brings you to a special mooring destination where you can swim on a beautiful St. John beach, snorkel or simply relax under the palms. Enjoy freshly baked breads, cheeses, fruits, and a variety of beverages onboard. Champagne and other beverages are complimentary after swimming and snorkeling. After your relaxing stay at the beach, delight in the tropical breezes as you make the downwind return sail to St. Thomas.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Wear your swimsuit, and bring a towel and sunscreen. Participants must be at least 6 years of age and weigh no more than 350 lbs. Guests must be able to navigate a six-step ladder through a hatchway to access the restroom on board. There are several steps required to enter and exit the water. Guests entering the water must be able to reboard the vessel without assistance. Alternate snorkel site may be used based on weather and sea conditions. Snorkeling equipment including snorkel vest, professional instruction, and supervision are provided. Alcoholic beverages are served after snorkeling. Participants must be at least 21 years old to consume alcohol.
    • Adult from: $109.00 USD
    • Child from: $89.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
    • Age
    • Weight
    • Snack
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    Pacific Train, Bus & Boat Adventure

    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Costa Rica

    Duration 4 3/4 hrs

    This combination excursion gives you the opportunity to ride a historical train that has been in service for more than 50 years and participate on a scenic ride through rural countryside and tropical fields. Afterwards, board your motorcoach en route to the Tarcoles River where you’ll go on a boat and explore the spectacular natural scenery this river has to offer.


    The river and mangroves attract many types of bird wildlife such as toucans, spoonbills, herons, egrets, jacanas, pelicans, scarlet macaws, iguanas and crocodiles. Upon your return enjoy some live marimba melodies and enjoy a delicious buffet of seasonal fruits and tropical refreshments. Enough time will be provided to select crafts made by local artisans before returning to your ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This excursion might operate in reverse order. Please wear casual clothing, comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and bring a camera and raingear. Wildlife sightings while common cannot be guaranteed. Advance notice is needed for guests in wheelchairs; motorized scooters cannot be handled, only foldable wheelchairs. The type of walking required is along even roads and compact gravel trails. A free bird guide will be provided at the beginning of the river cruise, which will allow participants to identify any feathered creatures seen along the way.
    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $69.00 USD
    DURATION 4 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Accessibility
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    Coast to Coast Scenic Drive

    Bridgetown, Barbados

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    This scenic drive was especially designed for guests who want to take in the island’s highlights with little or no walking. Discover many scenic island sights, such as the National Heroes Square and the Parliament buildings in Bridgetown. Passing Gun Hill, you’ll see the carved stone lion, a landmark dating from 1868. As you drive across the island, you’ll pass through peaceful villages, eventually reaching St. John’s Church, which offers spectacular views of the east and southeast coasts.


    After St. John’s Church, continue to the craggy and scenic area on the east coast called Bathsheba, a photographer’s paradise. From here, you’ll have an incredible panoramic view of the hills, gentle slopes and sweeping bays. The stunning boutique hotel, Atlantis is located in the quaint fishing village of Tent Bay. Dramatic views from here create excellent photo opportunities! On the way back to your ship, you’ll pass through Holetown, with its monument commemorating the landing of the first English settlers in 1625.

    • Adult from: $69.00 USD
    • Child from: $43.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Family Recommended
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    Bocelli Wine Experience

    Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy

    Duration 6 hrs

    Experience the joys of Andrea Bocelli’s world by visiting places that the revered tenor and his family own in and around his hometown of Lajatico. Your enlightening journey will begin at the Teatro del Silenzio, an open-air amphitheater that Bocelli’s architect brother designed. Andrea performs here but once a year; the rest of the time the theater is silent, filled only by the sounds of nature. The family’s influence also extends into wine making, as you will discover while touring the Bocelli wine cellars, which hold classic Italian wines produced on the Tuscan estate that the family has owned since 1730.


    You will have the opportunity to sample the wines and indulge in a buffet-style lunch of Tuscan delicacies at the Officine Bocelli restaurant. The wines may include a red made entirely from Sangiovese grapes and a crisp, complex Pinot Grigio. Upstairs, you will find a museum with a collection of awards, photos and memorabilia that celebrates Andrea’s musical achievements.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour has very light walking. It is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them, however, there is no elevator in restaurant to reach museum - about 13 steps to reach museum. There is a ramp available for entrance to restaurant. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested.
    • Adult from: $329.00 USD
    • Child from: $329.00 USD
    DURATION 6 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal

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 Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 06:42pm