SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    Melissani & Drogarati Cave

    Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Behold the natural attractions of Cephalonia, including those beneath the surface, such as the Drogarati Cave and subterranean Melissani Lake.


    Departing from the pier, you'll drive toward the eastern shore of Cephalonia, the largest Ionian island. Arriving at the Drogarati Cave, you'll descend a flight of stairs into a large cavern which is lighted for dramatic effect. Stalactites hang from the ceiling like jagged curtains, and ancient stalagmites reach up from the rocky floor. The colors are predominately red, orange, yellow and white, from the iron content in the rock and the layers of chalk and limestone.


    Although estimated to be 100 million years old, the cave wasn't discovered until about 300 years ago when a violent earthquake opened an entrance. Inside the cave's Chamber of Exaltation, the acoustics are considered near perfect, and concert events are often held in its voluminous interior. Even the famed opera soprano, Maria Callas, sang here.


    Continuing on, you will travel in a northerly direction, passing the town of Sami en route to the renowned Melissani Lake. This underground phenomenon looks absolutely magical in the shafts of light that come from 100 feet above, where parts of the ceiling collapsed decades ago. You'll enter the lake by small boat, paddled in so it hardly disturbs the surface of the water, which is a brackish mix of saltwater from the Ionian Sea and freshwater that originated back in Argostoli and then flowed across the island. The stalactites hanging from the ceiling here are estimated to be at least 20,000 years old.


    Afterwards, you'll return to Argostoli via a picturesque coastal route that offers spectacular views across the strait to the island of Ithaca, and further along, Myrtos and its dramatic, sheer white cliffs.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 1 hour of moderate walking; however, surfaces inside the caves are natural, uneven and can be slippery. There is also a flight of steps to negotiate at Drogarati Cave. Participants must be able to enter and exit the small boats at Melissani Lake with limited assistance. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns. Comfortable clothing, hat and flat walking shoes are recommended. No heels please. Temperatures in the caves can be cool so a light sweater or jacket is also suggested.
    • Adult from: $79.00 USD
    • Child from: $69.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    The Perfumed Isle and Prunelli River Gorges

    Ajaccio, Corsica, France

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Relax on this panoramic driving tour of Corsica’s spectacular interior, a land little-changed over centuries. Pass through Cuaro village and beautifully rugged, mountainous terrain, resplendent with lush forests. You’ll see the dense shrubbery known as “maquis” blanketing the countryside and inhale the extraordinarily fragrant evergreen, interspersed with aromatic lavender, myrtle and wild mint. Journey past modest vineyards and cultivated fields before you enter peaceful Pineta Forest, dominated by tall, striking laricio pines, expansive chestnuts and dramatic beech trees. Enter heart-stopping Prunelli Gorges with its jagged granite walls and descend through serpentine twists and curves. Arrive ultimately at serene, man-made Tolla Lake, source of Ajaccio’s hydro-electric power, and snap a postcard-worthy photo. Sharp pinnacles emerge from the forest just past Tolla, a ridge-top village nestled into the mountainside, then the amazing vista opens to an expanse of fertile valley below. Delight in numerous picturesque hamlets, including Ocana, known for austere granite homes, and imagine everyday life in this timeless land.

    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour is primarily panoramic, with walking at the guest’s discretion during stops. It is available to guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. The tour may not be suitable for guests with mobility concerns, who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. It is not considered suitable for those who suffer from motion sickness or vertigo.
    • Adult from: $79.00 USD
    • Child from: $79.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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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.

    Need to Know:

    Note: Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: $184.00 USD
    • Child from: $104.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Accessibility
    • Family Recommended
    • Snack
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    Go Local - Santorini's Musical Heritage

    Santorini, Greece

    Duration 4 3/4 hrs

    Gain an understanding of how local craftsmen make traditional Greek musical instruments and take in the island’s natural beauty. Pyrgos is known for its 13th-century Venetian castle, the classic Cycladic design of its homes and the panoramic views from its hilltop location. It will be an ideal setting to pause for a cup of coffee and a Greek sweet. Megalochori is equally picturesque, as you will discover while meandering the village’s atmospheric cobbled streets lined with neoclassical houses. The intriguing Museum of Musical Instruments honors the history of the instruments that make Greek music so recognizable. You will learn how classic instruments such as the bouzouki and laouto are handmade and have the chance to play some of them. Afterwards, you will visit the family-owned Gavalas Winery, which has been producing traditional wines such as Katsano and Nykteri since the 19th century. There you will sample wines indicative of Santorini’s terroir and snacks that pair perfectly with them.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Pause for a snack and to revel in the village of Pyrgos’ classic Cycladic setting.
    • Discover how some of the most recognizable Greek musical instruments are hand-crafted.
    • Sample a selection of traditional wines and local delicacies at a family-owned winery.

    • Adult from: $349.00 USD
    • Child from: $349.00 USD
    DURATION 4 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Snack
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    Highlights of Rhodes

    Rhodes, Greece

    Duration 4 hrs

    The old port of Mandraki, where this tour begins, is believed to be the site of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Historic sites abound in Rhodes, as you will soon discover after enjoying a panoramic view of the city and Rhodes Bay from atop Monte Smith.


    Visit the fully restored 14th-century Grand Masters Palace, which contains beautiful alabaster windows, French and Venetian furniture, and floor mosaics with scenes from Greek mythology. It served as a fortress in times of war, and a residence for the Grand Master and a meeting place for senior knights during times of peace. As you continue down the Avenue of the Knights, where the knights lived, the cobblestoned street seems to exude a noble and somewhat forbidden aura, as its lofty buildings stretch in an unbroken wall of honey-colored stone, punctuated by huge doorways and arched windows. At the conclusion of this tour, you can either return to ship, or remain in the old town to explore further on your own.


    • Adult from: $85.00 USD
    • Child from: $55.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
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    Go Local - A Day in the Country Life of a Corfiot Family

    Corfu, Greece

    Duration 6 hrs

    Spend an enlightening day on a farm in nearby Alevropari , where you will experience country life with the owners. Before reaching Bioporos farm you will stop at the traditional village of Agios Matheos and explore the real Corfiot Village life. Once you arrive at Bioporos, Kriton the elder son of the family will be your host, Although you won’t be doing any real chores, you will share a few fun responsibilities such as feeding the horses and the donkey. You will also have the opportunity to tour the farm, which will give you a greater understanding of Greek rural life. During the course of the day, you will pick ripe tomatoes and cucumbers, sample fresh herbs from the garden and see the farm’s beehives. Spending the day as a farmer will provide you with a genuine look at country life that few visitors ever experience. You will have a cooking demonstration for the family’s lunch from the daughter of the family Afterwards, you will travel though the coastal part of Corfu and drive along the sea on the way back to the port.


    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Experience Greek country life with the owners of a farm near the village of Alevropari.
    • Do fun chores such as feeding the horses, the donkeys and picking ripe vegetables.
    • Sample home made fruit dessert with coffee.
    • Reconvene with the farm owners at their residence in Alevropari to further discuss rural life.

Need to Know:

This tour includes about three hours of walking and standing with some inclines and uneven and cobbled surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who should evaluate their stamina and ability before joining the tour. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.

  • Adult from: $89.00 USD
  • Child from: $89.00 USD
DURATION 6 hrs
ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
  • Snack
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    Let's Take a Selfie – Santorini

    Santorini, Greece

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Santorini! 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 the Prophet Elias monastery. Your walking tour will have designated selfie stops at: • The Prophet Elias monastery
    • Aroma Avlis
    • The Blue Domes Churches of Oia
    • Church Bells in Fira


    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. While at Aroma Avlis, you will enjoy a wine tasting and explore one of the most famous wineries on the island.


    Need to Know:

    Note: The tour is not recommended to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. The order of sites visited may vary. Wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses and comfortable clothing. Bring your own fully charged cellphone or camera. A limited amount of selfie sticks will be available to share.
    • Adult from: $129.00 USD
    • Child from: $109.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Daytona International (NASCAR) Speedway Tour

    Orlando & Beaches (Port Canaveral)

    Duration 5 hrs

    On this 90-minute Private All Access Tour (exclusive to NCL guests), you will have a unique opportunity to explore the 2.5-mile Speedway from a variety of vantage points. Take the rare opportunity to come face-to-face with the track as you visit the well-known start/finish line and 31-degree high banks or ride down pit road to get a close-up view of the pit stalls. This tour provides you with unprecedented access like a visit to the media deadline room, a photo in Gatorade Victory Lane and a look inside the world's first motorsports stadium as you hop onto one of the 40 escalators and are transported into the new front-stretch stadium for a stunning view of the tri-oval and infield.


    End the day by standing next to the car of this year’s DAYTONA 500 champion, left in the same condition as the day it conquered the World Center of Racing inside the new Motorsports Hall of Fame of America that is now housed in the DIS Ticket and Tours Building. The Hall of Fame showcases spectacular displays honoring all forms of motorsports: Stock Cars, Sports Cars, Open-Wheel, Motorcycles, Drag Racing, Land Speed Records, Power-boating and Aviation.


    After your tour, visit ONEDAYTONA located across the street via raised safety-bridge. ONE DAYTONA will serve as the Daytona Beach area’s epicenter for premier retail, dining and entertainment.


    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $89.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Family Recommended
    • Limited Accessibility
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    Go Local - Villagelife of Valbonne & Olives of Opio

    Cannes, France

    Duration 3 3/4 hrs

    Discover the charms of two inland villages, one a medieval gem with fine shopping, the other featuring a rare olive mill. Unlike other villages in Provence, Valbonne was designed on a Roman grid plan, so the streets are straight and perpendicular rather than winding. After a guided walking tour through the leafy plazas, you will enjoy free time in Valbonne. You might be surprised by how cosmopolitan it is, especially with regard to shopping and dining. You will then drive a bit farther inland to Opio, a smaller village surrounded by olive groves and pine trees. Opio has one of the area’s few remaining olive mills, which has been operating since the 15th century. Now powered by electricity rather than water, the mill still presses fresh oil from locally gathered olives as it has for centuries. After hearing about the mill’s history, you will sample some the olives and freshly pressed oil with a glass of wine.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Enjoy a leisurely and immensely picturesque drive inland to two villages in Provence.
    • Spend free time in medieval Valbonne, where you may shop in its sophisticated boutiques.
    • Sample olives, freshly pressed olive oil and a glass of wine at a 15th-century olive mill.

    Need to Know:

    This tour includes about 1½ hours of walking and standing with some inclines and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who should evaluate their stamina and ability before joining the tour.

    • Adult from: $159.00 USD
    • Child from: $159.00 USD
    DURATION 3 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Snack
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    Breathtaking Beauty of the Fundy Trail

    Saint John, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick

    Duration 7 hours

    Admire the natural beauty surrounding the Bay of Fundy by visiting a coastal park full of hiking trails, lookouts and historical buildings from the years when this area was logged.


    After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a relaxing drive to St. Martins, a lovely coastal village settled in 1783. It is known for its twin covered bridges, which you will view from a vantage point that allows you to capture both bridges in one spectacular shot. Continuing on, you will travel the winding Fundy Trail Parkway, passing forest lookouts, more beautiful beaches and the spectacular Bay of Fundy that rims the park.


    At the Big Salmon Interpretive Centre, you will watch an enlightening video about the park’s history and the modest lodge that newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst built nearby. You will then have free time to enjoy the attractions that interest you most. You might meander the hiking paths, cross the suspension footbridge that spans the crystal-clear Salmon River, and explore the replica sawmill.


    Be sure to see Flower Pot Rock, a tall thin rock tower that the pounding sea has shaped over time. The bay’s rising tides have also created sea caves in the red sandstone, which you will see on the return to St. Martins. While totally submerged during high tide, the caves are easy to reach at low tide and make for a memorable photo any time. Following lunch at a restaurant that overlooks the caves, you will return to Saint John.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes a moderate amount of walking mainly at the guest's discretion. It is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, are able to both make their way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Areas of the Fundy Trail Parkway, as well as sea cave beach, may not be accessible to guests utilizing mobility aids. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual, layered, weather-appropriate clothing, sunglasses and flat walking shoes are suggested.
    • Adult from: $199.00 USD
    • Child from: $199.00 USD
    DURATION 7 hours
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
    • Meal
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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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    Let's Take a Selfie – Naples

    Naples, Italy

    Duration 7 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Naples! 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 Sorrento. Your walking tour will have designated selfie stops at: • Sorrento Viewpoint
    • Lift to Water Viewpoint
    • Villa Communale
    • Piazza Tasso
    • Basilica Reale Pontificia San Francesco da Paola
    • Castle Nuovo


    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. During the tour, you will get to taste traditional Neapolitan pizza and local beer.


    Need to Know:

    Note: The tour is not recommended to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. The order of sites visited may vary. Wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses and comfortable clothing. Bring your own fully charged cellphone or camera. A limited amount of selfie sticks will be available to share.
    • Adult from: $109.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Printed on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 07:51pm