SHORE EXCURSIONS

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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. 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.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Minimum age to participate is 4 years of age
    • Adult from: $109.00 USD
    • Child from: $79.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Age
    • Snack
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    High Country Explorer

    Lyttelton, New Zealand

    Duration 8 hrs

    Treat your inner adventurer to an exhilarating multi-transport survey of the Southern Alps high country by coach, 4x4 touring vehicle and jet boat. It all starts sedately enough, as you head out by motorcoach into the fertile earthen patchwork of the Canterbury Plains – where the island grows its wheat and grazes its cattle. But don’t get too comfortable; the scenery changes dramatically as you reach Rubicon Station on the banks of the spectacular Waimakariri river gorge and make the switch into rugged 4x4 touring mode. Piloted with skill around Rubicon and Mt Torlesse Station, bouncing heartily across a spectacular landscape framed by jagged Southern Alp peaks and gorges, you’re bound to fill your camera with Facebook-likeable shots. A well-deserved stop for lunch provides a break from the action, but it won’t last. Soon enough, you’ll shift back into thrill gear as you board a lightning-fast jet boat capable of 360-degree spins and strap in for a ride up the steep-walled Waimakariri River gorge to Stair Case Viaduct. After that little jaunt, the coach drive back to Lyttelton will feel like slow motion.

    Need to Know:

    NOTES:While this tour includes limited walking, it is geared toward the more adventurous traveler. The tour is not recommended for wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. This tour cannot operate when the Waimakariri River is flooded; if an issue, you will be notified by 7 a.m. on the day of the tour.

    • Adult from: $361.90 USD
    • Child from: $361.90 USD
    DURATION 8 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Meal
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    Beach Getaway at Beach Escape

    Costa Maya, Mexico

    Duration 5 hrs

    Spend hours relaxing however you please at the Beach Escape Beach Club in nearby Mahahual. After a brief orientation to help you maximize the experience, you will be free to enjoy the club’s amenities, which are considerable and all offered for your enjoyment. You might stretch out on a lounge chair and bask in the sun, take a refreshing swim in the sea and gather around the thatched-roof poolside bar, which will be open for unlimited drinks the entire time. One end of the Beach Escape is typically busier and more party-oriented, while the other end by the pier is quieter, allowing you to easily find an ideal spot to make the most of your free time. If you wish to explore offshore, kayaks are available. The beach club is located right on the boardwalk at Fisherman’s Village, a great place for people-watching and dining on your own as there are plenty of restaurants.

    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Spend hours of free time doing whatever you please at the Beach Escape Beach Club.
    • Enjoy the festive atmosphere around the poolside bar or relax at the quieter other end.
    • Swim in the sea and freshwater pool, use the included kayaks and enjoy unlimited drinks.


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


    Need to Know:

    This tour includes limited walking, mainly at the guest's discretion. It is available to guests who utilize a folding manual wheelchair, folding lightweight scooter/electric wheelchair, walker, and/or cane. Guest must be able to make their way on and off the coach, able to walk approximately 100 yards, and have a companion to assist them. Guests must be at least 21years old to consume alcohol. Alcohol will be distributed under a watchful tolerance to everyone. An adult must accompany children and teenagers under 18 years old.


    Presence of seaweed in the Mexican Caribbean Coast is seasonal and could cause limited visibility and be present in the water during the portion of the tour. Seaweed is not harmful but may cause light itching on sensitive skin. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.


    • Adult from: $79.00 USD
    • Child from: $59.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Sightseeing
    • Age
    • Limited Accessibility
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    Barrier Reef Snorkel

    Harvest Caye, Belize

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    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.


    Need to Know:

    Note: The minimum age to participate is 8 years. The 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 swimsuits under clothes, bring a towel, sunblock, hat or cap. Bring a camera, cash for souvenirs. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Weight
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    Whale Watching & Seafood Fest

    Icy Strait Point, Alaska

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Cruise into waters teeming with humpback whales and other marine life, and then dine on traditional Alaskan dishes at a seafood feast. Point Adolphus has the highest concentration of humpback whales in the Alaskan panhandle, so be on the lookout for these majestic and intelligent creatures. They will be breaching the water’s surface, waving their flukes up and down as they dive, and feeding voraciously to fatten up for their winter migration south. You might also observe frolicking Dall’s porpoises, Stellar Sea Lions, curious Harbor Seals and Orca whales, which sometimes feed on infirm or wounded humpbacks. Be sure to look skyward for majestic bald eagles, too. Following the whale-watching adventure, you too will have the opportunity to feast. A sumptuous meal of classic Alaskan dishes awaits you back in Hoonah. The menu will include seasonal shrimp and crabs, Andouille sausage and all sorts of sides. Afterwards, you can roast marshmallows around the campfire.


    Need to Know:

    Note: The operator guarantees that a whale will be sighted on this excursion. If not, you will receive a refund for the whale watching portion only which they have never had to pay.


    All guests must be able to manage 2 steps in to the boat and 2 steps to get out of the boat, there will be some gravel and boardwalk surfaces to negotiate in some areas. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests. Weather appropriate clothing and waterproof outer wear, binoculars, sun cap, sunglasses; and flat comfortable non-slip shoes are recommended. Tour order may vary. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.**For dates beginning in 2023 and beyond, an All Access Pass will be included with your tour.**


    • Adult from: $269.00 USD
    • Child from: $189.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
    • Shopping
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    A Day At The Beach With Royalty

    Stanley, Falkland Islands

    Duration 7 hrs

    Travel by 4x4 to a remote beachside nature preserve to observe and walk among a colony of King penguins, Gentoo penguins and Magellanic penguins.


    After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a scenic two and one-half hour’s drive north to Johnson’s Harbour and then on to Volunteer Point via a 4x4 vehicle. Along the way, you may spot remnants of the 1982 Falklands War, the result of the Argentine invasion of the British-owned islands. Still, it is the natural beauty and abundant wildlife of this rugged landscape that are most impressive.


    Birds in particular are the attraction at Volunteer Point, a nature preserve that supports the largest concentration of King penguins in the islands. Volunteer Point is also home to a multitude of Gentoo penguins, Magellanic penguins and dozens of other avian species.


    As you walk along the beach, you will observe these birds interacting in their native habitat. At up to three feet tall, king penguins look regal even waddling about. Their size and bright orange coloring on their heads and beaks make them easy to distinguish from the other penguins.


    Gentoo penguins are smaller and sport white feather caps, while Magellanic penguins feature two distinct black stripes across their chests and often bray like donkeys. You may also see ruddy-headed geese, black-throated finches and peregrine falcons, which can reach speeds of up to 200 miles per mile.


    Before rejoining your vehicle and traveling back to Stanley, you will be provided a boxed lunch.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of moderate to strenuous walking over uneven, natural and sandy surfaces. Travel in the 4x4 vehicle is mainly off-road over rough tracks and the ride can be bumpy. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests, those with mobility concerns, pregnant women, or those who suffer with back, neck or hip problems. Warm layered clothing; cap; sunglasses; and flat, sturdy walking shoes with a closed-toe are recommended. The tour is operated by a driver/guide. Prevailing road conditions may impact the tour’s operation.
    • Adult from: $379.00 USD
    • Child from: $379.00 USD
    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Family Recommended
    • Meal
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    Siginaka Island by Cruise & Paddle

    Sitka, Alaska

    Duration 3 hrs

    Settle in aboard an expedition catamaran for a wonderfully picturesque cruise to a private island, the starting point for a kayaking adventure through the Siginaka Islands. The cruise will set the stage for what lies ahead, as the scenery will be spectacular. Still, few experiences rival exploring the islands in a sea kayak, where the serenity is so overwhelming that you will feel at one with nature. As you paddle around the islands, the guide will point out the marine life, which should be easily visible in the shallows. Abundant crabs, sea stars and jellyfish live just below the water’s surface. Animals such as sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions and porpoise are frequently spotted as well, some breaching the water’s surface, others sunning on the rocky shores. And be sure to scan the trees for majestic bald eagles. The guide will also describe the influence and culture of the indigenous Tlingits, the area’s first inhabitants.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Cruise to a private island in an expedition catamaran.
    • Kayak around the Siginaka Islands as the guide points out marine life in the shallows.
    • Look for playful sea otters, sea lions and porpoise in the water and bald eagles overhead.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress warmly in weather-appropriate clothing i.e. light rain jacket and layers.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


    Need to Know:

    NOTES: Tour not recommended for guests full confined to a wheelchair. Guests should be able to navigate stepping (2 steps down) into boat with assistance and be fit enough to paddle in two-person kayak. Access to boat is at the same pier as cruise ship. Boat has an enclosed heated cabin and a restroom onboard. Guests are paired up in 2 person kayaks. Kayaks are launched from a private island that has indoor facilities and a bathroom on the island. Bring light rain jacket, wear layered clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

    • Adult from: $239.00 USD
    • Child from: $199.00 USD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Snack
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    Alaska Bears & Silver Bay Homestead Adventure

    Sitka, Alaska

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    See how orphaned and displaced bears are rehabilitated in a rescue center and explore a remote homestead on a deep-water fjord. You will enjoy an up-close view of the animals at the Fortress of the Bear, where brown and black bears are typically in residence. The naturalists will elaborate on why the bears were brought to the center, their personality traits and their chances of being released back into the wild. The stories are inspiring, as many of the bears were once malnourished, injured or orphaned. Learn about the history of the area and look for wildlife while cruising through Silver Bay on your way to the Homestead. Living in the remote Alaska wilderness can be challenging for animals and people, as you will discover in more detail at a private homestead on Silver Bay. The same family has lived there for generations and are happy share their experiences as you tour the property and gather around a campfire. You can also expect to learn about the indigenous Tlingits that first settled the area.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Watch rescued brown and black bears in the Fortress of the Bear rehabilitation center.
    • Hear how the bears have been brought back to health in hopes of releasing them.
    • Cruise on a heated, expedition boat to a remote homestead on the deep-water fjord Silver Bay.
    • Learn about the challenges of living in the Alaska wilderness.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress warmly in weather-appropriate clothing i.e. light rain jacket and layers.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


    Need to Know:

    NOTES: This tour is also conducted in reverse order. Bring light rain jacket, wear layered clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Boat is accessed on the dock. Guests may need to walk up or down a steep ramp. The boat is a heated expedition catamaran that has inside seating area with a restroom.

    • Adult from: $249.00 USD
    • Child from: $199.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Snack
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    Adventure Jeep and 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..


    You will 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 drive along JFK Drive, 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 25 years with a valid driver’s license. The minimum age to participate is 5 years of age (there are no child car-seats). There are 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: $169.00 USD
    • Child from: $129.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
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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. 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.

    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour is strenuous in nature and it is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. The minimum age to participate is 5 years old and maximum weight allowed is 250 lbs. Guests are recommended to bring sunscreen, towel and sunglasses. Guests with respiratory, heart conditions or neck and back injuries are not permitted on this excursion. Guests should wear swimsuit underneath clothing and non-skid shoes. Guests need to be comfortable with swimming in the open and with water above their heads.
    • Adult from: $69.00 USD
    • Child from: $59.00 USD
    DURATION 2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Weight
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    Dzibilchaltun Mayan Ruins

    Progreso, Mexico

    Duration 4 hrs

    After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a picturesque drive inland to the magnificent ruins at Dzibilchaltun. Until the arrival of the Spanish, the Mayans lived here for about 3,000 years. The site is considered to be the longest functioning city of the Mayan world.


    Archaeologists have found thousands of structures here, although not all of them have been excavated. The name Dzibilchaltun translates to “place with writings on the stones,” and these messages reflect life in the ancient world.


    Of all the buildings, the Temple of the Seven Dolls is the most impressive, certainly with regard to astronomy. The temple is oriented so that the doorways fill with light as the sun rises on the spring and fall equinoxes, to mark the planting and harvesting seasons.


    During excavation, seven dolls were found in the temple and are now displayed in an on-site museum. Other artifacts include stone tablets, Spanish armor and items from the Catholics who later tried to convert the inhabitants to Catholicism. A 16th-century church made with stones from various buildings also lies in ruins on the grounds.


    After exploring Dzibilchaltun, you will have the opportunity to take a refreshing swim in a nearby cenote, a natural sinkhole that formed centuries ago when limestone on the surface collapsed, exposing the groundwater underneath. Following this unforgettable adventure, you will rejoin your coach and return to the pier.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of moderate to strenuous walking/climbing that covers nearly 1 mile over a rocky, uneven path. The steps to climb the pyramids are steep and can become slippery when wet. Guests should be in good physical condition. Light-weight weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; insect repellent; a swimsuit worn under clothing for those who wish to swim; a towel from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes with a non-slip sole are recommended. Guests must be at least 3 years of age to take part in this tour. A waiver will be required by the local operator before being allowed to participate. Those who participate in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility.
    • Adult from: $65.00 USD
    • Child from: $55.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
    • Age
    • Hiking
    Available languages:
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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: $499.00 USD
    • Child from: $499.00 USD
    DURATION 5 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 Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 03:36pm