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    The Cozumel City Tour By Trolley

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Duration 3 hrs

    Hop on our classic-like trolley bus for an enjoyable and fun way to visit the highlights of downtown Cozumel and have some spare time for strolling and shopping by the main square. ...
    Hop on our classic-like trolley bus for an enjoyable and fun way to visit the highlights of downtown Cozumel and have some spare time for strolling and shopping by the main square. more...

    Hop on our classic-like trolley bus for an enjoyable and fun way to visit the highlights of downtown Cozumel and have some spare time for strolling and shopping by the main square.


    After meeting your guide at the pier, you will board your trolley and enjoy the sightseeing as well as the entertaining narrative about Cozumel's fascinating history. Visit key points of the city such as the Church of the Cross. It was built in 2018 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the first mass celebrated on the island – and in Mexico.


    Stretch the legs and explore the shops by the main square. Find goods from all over; from cheerful crafts to sophisticated brand clothing, jewelry, and perfumes.


    Don't miss the opportunity to take some selfies by the colorful Cozumel add or the gigantic Mexican flag before it is time to go back to the ship after a memorable outing.


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    • Adult from: $50.00 USD
    • Child from: $50.00 USD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Cultural Journey & Soul Food Delight

    Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

    Duration 4 hrs

    Enjoy an enlightening tour of Puerto Limon as a prelude to a cultural performance and hands-on cooking class. ...
    Enjoy an enlightening tour of Puerto Limon as a prelude to a cultural performance and hands-on cooking class. more...

    Enjoy an enlightening tour of Puerto Limon as a prelude to a cultural performance and hands-on cooking class. The walking portion of the tour will begin at leafy Parque Vargas, a popular gathering place that overlooks the sea. Be sure to notice Uvita Island just offshore, as it is renowned as the spot where Christopher Columbus landed in 1502 on his fourth and final voyage to the New World. He is credited with naming Costa Rica, which is Spanish for “Rich Coast.” You will also pause to take in the sights at Playa Bonita, a beautiful stretch of sand nearby. A dance performance to live calypso music follows at the House of Culture, after which you will learn to prepare a few signature local dishes. Chances are, they will include a Costa Rican version of rice and beans, a beef-stuffed turnover and a sweet plantain tart. Later, you will snack on your tasty concoctions.


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    • Adult from: $109.00 USD
    • Child from: $79.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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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. ...
    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. more...

    Snorkel the azure waters adjacent to the 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 while listening to Caribbean rhythmic vibes. After returning to the pier, as you step off the boat, you can pick up your complimentary rum punch.


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    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Tulum Mayan Ruins

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Duration 8 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! ...
    Come experience the world famous, magnificent ruins of the walled city of Tulum, the only Mayan city built right on the blue Caribbean Sea! more...

    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.


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    • Adult from: $129.00 USD
    • Child from: $89.00 USD
    DURATION 8 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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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. ...
    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. more...

    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.


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    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $69.00 USD
    DURATION 4 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Panama Canal Experience

    Panama City (Pacific Cruise Terminal), Panama

    Duration 7 hrs

    Experience the wonders of the Panama Canal on this spectacular partial canal transit. Arriving in Panama City, you will disembark the ship and take a short transfer by coach to the La Playita dock where you will board a spacious ferry and begin your unforgettable tour of the Panama Canal. ...
    Experience the wonders of the Panama Canal on this spectacular partial canal transit. Arriving in Panama City, you will disembark the ship and take a short transfer by coach to the La Playita dock where you will board a spacious ferry and begin your unforgettable tour of the Panama Canal. more...

    Experience the wonders of the Panama Canal on this spectacular partial canal transit. Arriving in Panama City, you will disembark the ship and take a short transfer by coach to the La Playita dock where you will board a spacious ferry and begin your unforgettable tour of the Panama Canal. The first lock you will pass through is the Miraflores Locks, where your ship will be raised the first 56 feet and enter Miraflores Lake. From here, you will transit through the Pedro Miguel Locks, where you will be raised the second 28 feet and enter Gatun Lake, once the largest man-made lake in the world. Crossing the Continental Divide at this point, you will continue to Gaillard Cut. The Gaillard (or Culebra) Cut, was the most challenging section of the canal to build. As you pass through the Cut, you'll see the continuing excavation that keeps this passage open to marine traffic. Enjoy a buffet lunch aboard the ferry before your fascinating tour of the Canal ends in the small village of Gamboa. While not large, Gamboa is home to the headquarters of the Panama Canal dredging division and some of the largest floating cranes in the world. After leaving your ferry, board a waiting motorcoach for the just over 1-hour drive back to the ship at Amador. Each tour participant will receive a certificate that commemorates their crossing of the Canal.

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    • Adult from: $159.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    GIBB'S CAY BEACH & STINGRAY ENCOUNTER

    Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands

    Duration 2 hrs

    Swim with stingrays in the shallow crystal-clear waters off Gibbs Cay and then relax on one of the lengthiest beaches on Grand Turk. ...
    Swim with stingrays in the shallow crystal-clear waters off Gibbs Cay and then relax on one of the lengthiest beaches on Grand Turk. more...

    Swim with stingrays in the shallow crystal-clear waters off Gibbs Cay and then relax on one of the lengthiest beaches on Grand Turk. A scenic cruise on a sleek, 45-foot catamaran will bring you to the island, which is little more than a speck in the sea. Although the cay is nicknamed Stingray City, conch are also plentiful. After demonstrating how this delicacy is prepared, the guides will offer you samples to taste. You will then have the opportunity to swim with the abundant stingrays that frequent these waters. Stingrays don’t have a bone in their bodies, but rather flexible cartilage that allows them to gracefully swim by flapping their sides like wings. Feel free to touch them as stingrays are remarkably docile. Following the encounter, you will spend free time on a nearby beach, where you can stretch out on a lounge chair and take a refreshing swim in the sea.

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    • Adult from: $69.00 USD
    • Child from: $59.00 USD
    DURATION 2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    St. John Champagne Catamaran Sail & Snorkel

    St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Board a catamaran and glide along the eastern end of the island before setting sail to the most pristine of the U.S. Virgin Islands - beautiful St. John. The brisk sail across Pillsbury Sound brings you to a special mooring destination where you can swim, snorkel or simply relax under the palms. ...
    Board a catamaran and glide along the eastern end of the island before setting sail to the most pristine of the U.S. Virgin Islands - beautiful St. John. The brisk sail across Pillsbury Sound brings you to a special mooring destination where you can swim, snorkel or simply relax under the palms. more...

    Sail across Pillsbury Sound to the enchanting island of St. John on a catamaran and then snorkel in the turquoise waters just offshore. All that is required of you is to sit back and relax as the catamaran glides along the eastern end of St. Thomas and continues to St. John, the most pristine of the U.S. Virgin Islands. In time, you will arrive at Honeymoon Beach within the Virgin Islands National Park. You will be free to snorkel, stroll along the sugar-white beach and relax as you see fit. You might stretch out on a beach towel, linger in the shade of a coconut palm and swim in the sea with nothing on your mind other than enjoying yourself. On the return cruise to St. Thomas, the champagne will be flowing and an array of cheeses, freshly baked breads and fresh tropical fruits will be served.


    HIGHLIGHTS

    • Sail on a sleek catamaran to neighboring St. John, half of which is a national park.
    • Snorkel the crystal-clear waters off Honeymoon Beach on the island’s western edge.
    • Bask in the sun, relax on the beach and delight in the natural beauty.
    • Celebrate the adventure with a tropical beverage from the open bar on the return cruise.


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    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Let's Take a Selfie - Bonaire

    Kralendijk, Bonaire

    Duration 3 hrs

    Snap selfies and plenty of other picture-perfect photos at the most scenic spots on Bonaire and really wow your followers on social media. ...
    Snap selfies and plenty of other picture-perfect photos at the most scenic spots on Bonaire and really wow your followers on social media. more...

    Snap selfies and plenty of other picture-perfect photos at the most scenic spots on Bonaire and really wow your followers on social media. The island’s natural beauty is spectacular and you will visit many of the most picturesque settings, including the idyllic beaches Chachacha and Te Amo near the port. If you wish, the guide will offer suggestions as to the best camera angles to capture the beauty of Bonaire.


    One of the most panoramic inland views will be from the observation point on the hill Seru Largo in the center of the island. From there, you can see all the way to the salt pans on the coast, which you will soon visit for a much closer look. Two of the most historical sites are nearby—the huts of the slaves that once worked the salt pans and a 19th-century lighthouse, the oldest on Bonaire.


    A different sort of beach setting awaits you at Sorobon, a stretch of sand that juts far into Lac Bay.


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    • Adult from: $65.00 USD
    • Child from: $65.00 USD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    DAMAJAGUA'S WATERFALLS & BUGGIES

    Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    Duration 7 hrs

    Race through the countryside in an all-terrain vehicle and enjoy a cool mountain stream and its tumbling cascades. ...
    Race through the countryside in an all-terrain vehicle and enjoy a cool mountain stream and its tumbling cascades. more...

    OVERVIEW
    Race through the countryside in an all-terrain vehicle and enjoy a cool mountain stream and its tumbling cascades. The Damajagua River is the waterfalls’ source and the setting couldn’t be more beautiful. After hiking through the jungle, you will arrive at a series of cascades that comprise this natural wonder. You will be free to swim in the numerous mountain pools, slide down cascades with slick rock chutes and even jump off some of the waterfalls into the refreshing water below. This area is only accessible on foot, which limits the number of other adventurers. The adrenaline rush will continue once you ease into an ATV and tear off into jungle. You can take the wheel or ride in the passenger seat. Either way, it will be exhilarating, especially if it’s been raining because the mud will be flying. Although you will be mostly off road, you will stop in a village to interact with the locals.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Enjoy a refreshing swim in the pools below the Damajagua waterfalls
    • Slide down the slick chutes that the cascades have carved into the rocks.
    • Marvel at the secluded pristine setting, which can only be reached on foot.
    • Race through the countryside in an open-air ATV built for adventure.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Bring a swimsuit and towel.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


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    • Adult from: $179.00 USD
    • Child from: $159.00 USD
    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Highlights of Panama City

    Panama City (Pacific Cruise Terminal), Panama

    Duration 4 1/4 hrs

    Boarding your mini-coach at the pier, you'll commence a 40-minute drive to fascinating Panama City. Panama City is located at the entrance of the Panama Canal and is an exciting city with a colorful history. ...
    Boarding your mini-coach at the pier, you'll commence a 40-minute drive to fascinating Panama City. Panama City is located at the entrance of the Panama Canal and is an exciting city with a colorful history. more...

    Boarding your mini-coach at the pier, you'll commence a 40-minute drive to fascinating Panama City. Panama City is located at the entrance of the Panama Canal and is an exciting city with a colorful history. The city today combines a rich collection of both modern and colonial architecture, historical monuments, and tree-shaded boulevards.


    Your tour of the city begins by viewing highlights of the part of the city that is referred to as Old Panama, and which was founded in 1519 by Pedro Arias Davila and later destroyed by Captain Henry Morgan. Old Panama City was the first city of the Pacific Coast of the Americas and played a major role in the conquering of South America. In later years, it was the place where gold was sent to Portobelo and then on to Spain.


    Following your tour of Old Panama, you will make your way to what is known as Casco Antiguo or Colonial Panama. This area of the city was founded in 1673 after the original capital was left in ruins following Captain Henry Morgan's attack two years earlier and features some lovely French and Spanish architecture. Several points of interest in the city are the Cathedral, the National Theater, and Las Bovedas.


    Following your tour of Panama City's most notable sights, you will make the return transfer back to Amador and your waiting ship.

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    • Adult from: $69.00 USD
    • Child from: $59.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    San Francisco Treats Walking Tour

    San Francisco, California

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Indulge in a selection of delectable desserts while walking through some of San Francisco’s most attractive neighborhoods. Your confectionery adventure will begin with a snack not often thought of as a treat—a slice of toast—but one that has been elevated to an artisanal plane. ...
    Indulge in a selection of delectable desserts while walking through some of San Francisco’s most attractive neighborhoods. Your confectionery adventure will begin with a snack not often thought of as a treat—a slice of toast—but one that has been elevated to an artisanal plane. more...

    Indulge in a selection of delectable desserts while walking through some of San Francisco’s most attractive neighborhoods. Your confectionery adventure will begin with a snack not often thought of as a treat—a slice of toast—but one that has been elevated to an artisanal plane. Your so-called “fancy toast” may be topped with freshly ground almond butter or smashed avocado. One bite and you will understand how toast became such a craze. Upon reaching Alamo Square, you will pause for photos of the Painted Ladies, a cluster of seven colorful Victorian and Edwardian homes that are so iconic to San Francisco that they are referred to as Postcard Row. They are a treat for the eyes. Ahead lies the hip Hayes Valley neighborhood, where you will sample several unusually flavored ice creams before tantalizing your palate with a fresh-baked macaroon or an over-the-top cupcake.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Walk through some of the city’s most delightful neighborhoods while sampling treats.
    • Snack on a slice of “fancy toast” topped with a spread that makes it irresistible.
    • See the Painted Ladies, a row of colorful Victorian and Edwardian residences.
    • Savor treats such as uniquely flavored ice cream, macaroons and cupcakes.

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    • Adult from: $209.00 USD
    • Child from: $209.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 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.