SHORE EXCURSIONS

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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: $79.00 USD
    • Child from: $49.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Family Recommended
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    4X4 Adventure & Green Monkey Encounter

    Bridgetown, Barbados

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Discover what Barbados has to offer as your convoy of 4x4’s explores the Scotland District. Experience wild monkeys in their natural habitat at the wildlife reserve – they’re free to roam where they please, eating and playing all around you. Stop for photos in Bathsheba, home of local surfers and the main fishing village in the parish of St. Joseph. The 4x4 vehicle is driven by a guide and seats 11 guests.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 5 years of age and weigh no more than 280 lbs. Guests with back or neck problems, heart ailments, or who are pregnant are not permitted. Must be in good physical health and able to lift themselves on and off the vehicle. This tour is not offered on Norwegian Getaway.
    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $69.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Weight
    • Age
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    Let’s Take a Selfie – Barbados

    Bridgetown, Barbados

    Duration 4 hrs

    The Historic UNESCO City of Bridgetown, of nearly 400 years of history is famous for its historic buildings and the best cityscape in the Caribbean. Your selfie experience will start at the Gothic style Parliament Building, the third oldest in the Americas and the most striking historic building. You will take amazing selfies at the Promenade and Waterfront.


    After leaving Bridgetown, you will proceed to the east coast, a very popular tourist destination, where the rich and famous live and vacation. The tour then goes to the Animal Flower Cave, an amazing cave with a coral floor that opens directly into the Atlantic Ocean. Witness the stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and take advantage of the waves beating on the rock for spectacular photo taking.


    The next place to take a great selfie is Cherry Tree Hill, one of the most fascinating places in Barbados; it is 850 feet above sea level, with a phenomenal view of what Barbadians refer to as the Scotland district and learn the mysterious circumstances that locals and visitors have experience on cherry tree hill. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you the mystery!


    Your Selfie Experience will end at Bathsheba. It is breathtakingly stunning; white sand beaches extend along a spectacular coastline of remarkable rock formations broken away from ancient coral reef!


    Take unique and memorable selfies while you learn about the history of beautiful Barbados and sightsee the best landmarks across the island.


    Selfie Spots:
    • Bridgetown Parliament Building
    • Promenade and Waterfront
    • Animal Flower Cave
    • Cherry Tree Hill
    • Bathsheba Beach

    Need to Know:

    Note: Bring your own cellphone or camera for this tour. Tour not recommended for guests on wheelchairs. Tour Sequence may vary.
    • Adult from: $109.00 USD
    • Child from: $89.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • U Tour
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    Island Splendor

    Bridgetown, Barbados

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Step aboard your air-conditioned coach for a scenic drive through the rolling hills of the countryside to Orchid World, which sits on 6 acres of land in the central parish of St. George. A meandering path winds its way between beautiful outcrops of coral, rock gardens, cool shady gullies and ponds. Hummingbirds and the soothing sound of running water add to the natural beauty of the natural terrain.


    The orchids themselves are spectacular - thousands are grown in shaded houses and outside on freestanding palisades. Wonderful photo opportunities abound for the professional and amateur photographer.


    You’ll continue to Farley Hill National Park, the imposing ruins of a once magnificent plantation house are surrounded by gardens, lawns and towering royal palms. Your drive then continues along the scenic west coast, home to many wealthy residents.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Approximate walking distance – 300 feet on cobblestone terrain. Wear comfortable shoes and resort casual clothing.
    • Adult from: $75.00 USD
    • Child from: $49.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Copacabana Beach Day

    Bridgetown, Barbados

    Duration 4 hrs

    Board your transportation for a short ride through Bridgetown as you pass by the historic Nelson Statue and the Parliament Buildings which are a masterpiece of Gothic Architecture. Upon arrival to Copacabana Beach Bar, you'll be given a brief orientation before you set out on the beach, a beach chair and shared umbrella is provided for your comfort as you spend the day relaxing and soaking up the sun on a beautiful white sand beach or go for a swim in the cool Caribbean Sea.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 3 years of age, in good physical condition and weigh no more than 350 lbs. Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel. Food and beverages are available for purchase at an additional cost at the Copacabana Beach Bar. Changing rooms and showers available.
    • Adult from: $65.00 USD
    • Child from: $49.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Age
    • Weight
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    Barbados Heritage Railway

    Bridgetown, Barbados

    Duration 4 hrs

    Take a journey through time as you travel in the Tjepper No. 5 steam locomotive along the St. Nicholas Abbey Heritage Railway, learning about Barbados’ farming heritage and relishing island-wide views atop Cherry Tree Hill. Your four-hour outing begins at the doorstep of St. Nicholas Abbey, a Jacobean-style great house built in 1658 and its surrounding sugar plantation hold a colorful history spread among several local families.


    Trace 300 years back, from early planters to today’s owners, the Warren family, who are still distilling St. Nicholas Abbey rum. You’ll even get the chance to hop aboard Tjepper No. 5, a historic Mallet steam locomotive built in 1914 and recently restored for modern-day use. Enjoy a narrated train ride on a narrow-gauge railway that crosses the plantation’s sugar cane fields and winds through mahogany forests that intersect tropical gullies full of cabbage palm trees.


    You’ll make a stop at Cherry Tree Hill to admire sweeping views of Barbados’ east coast, as rolling hillsides and the Caribbean Sea unfold before you. Be sure to pick up sweet Barbadian molasses, fruit preserves and handcrafted rum at the gift shop before heading back to the pier.

    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour is not available on Saturdays or Public Holidays.
    • Adult from: $109.00 USD
    • Child from: $79.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Best Of Barbados

    Bridgetown, Barbados

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Step aboard your air-conditioned coach for a scenic drive through the countryside to Gun Hill Signal Station. Built in 1818, the signal station was restored and landscaped by the Barbados National Trust and now houses a collection of military memorabilia. An officer at the signal station carved the statue of the lion, out of a single piece of rock in 1868. Enjoy a fantastic view of the island from here.


    Continue on to Orchid World, which sits on 6 acres of land in the parish of St. George. A path winds its way between beautiful coral, rock gardens, shady gullies and ponds. The orchids are spectacular - thousands are grown in shaded houses and outside on freestanding palisades. You’ll be fascinated by the sight of orchids growing mid-air with their roots completely free of soil. Wonderful photo opportunities abound.


    Continue to the Highland Adventure Centre, from here the view of the east coast is breathtaking – you’ll also see Mount Hillaby the highest point on the island. Refreshments are available for purchase at the well-stocked bar.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Wear casual clothing, comfortable shoes and bring your camera.
    • Adult from: $89.00 USD
    • Child from: $59.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Atlantis Submarine

    Bridgetown, Barbados

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Experience a unique, exciting underwater adventure aboard a real submarine. Seated in spacious, air-conditioned comfort you'll see beautiful coral reefs and abundant marine life, including coral formations, sponge, and colorful fish through large view-ports to depths of 130 feet.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 3 feet tall and be able to safely climb an 11-step ladder. The minimum age is 4 years old. No infants allowed.
    • Adult from: $149.00 USD
    • Child from: $149.00 USD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Family Recommended
    • Height
    • Age
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    Barbados Beach Break

    Bridgetown, Barbados

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Bask in the sun on a palm-fringed beach in the warm white sand with turquoise waters waiting to be explored! Enjoy a scenic transfer on your air-conditioned transportation through the historic capital of Bridgetown. You'll pass Barbados' Parliament Buildings, the 3rd oldest Parliamentary institution in the Western Hemisphere, Heroes Square, with its historic statue of Lord Nelson, and Independence Square as you make your way to Carlisle Bay, one of best beaches and the only natural harbor in Barbados.


    Upon your arrival, you'll be served a complimentary drink and given a brief orientation to the beach and facilities. A beach chair and shared umbrella are provided for your comfort, as well as changing rooms and showers. Play a game of beach volleyball or bring your own snorkel equipment and snorkel the shipwrecks in the sheltered bay. Additional drinks or light snacks are available for purchase. This beach has a spot for everyone - just pack a your towel and sunscreen and you are ready to go!


    Need to Know:

    Note: Changing rooms and showers are available. Wear your swimsuit and bring towel and a dry set of clothing to reboard the coaches.
    • Adult from: $49.00 USD
    • Child from: $39.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Family Recommended
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    Harrison’s Cave & Scenic Drive

    Bridgetown, Barbados

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Harrison's Cave, located near the center of the island, is a 30 minute ride from Bridgetown. Regarded as one of the finest caves in the world, this landform is unique to the Caribbean. Leaving the Harbour en route to the cave, look out for the historic Sharon Moravian Church which is unique in style and dates back to 1799, a beautiful structure and a part of Barbados’ rich history. Once at Harrison's Cave you’ll be welcomed at their visitor centre before you enter into the cave on an electric tram and trailer, which descends slowly into the cavern.


    The latest technology has been employed to provide indirect lighting, which enhances the magnificence of the cave scenes. You’ll witness thousands of gleaming stalagmites and stalactites as you enter the 150 foot Great Hall and then continue to the Rotunda Room and it stunning formations. There will be stops during your tour for photo taking and the most breathtaking of these may be the thunderous 40 foot waterfall which cascades into a blue green lake making this experience, simply extraordinary! After your tour of the cave you can return to the visitor centre to browse and learn more about Barbados' ecosystem. Afterwards, relax and enjoy the views, or take a walk along the trail before your scenic return drive to the harbour.

    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $69.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Tiami Five Star Catamaran & Turtles

    Bridgetown, Barbados

    Duration 5 1/2 hrs

    From the moment you step aboard this sleek catamaran, you'll know that you're in for something special! After being greeted by the friendly and outgoing crew, enjoy fresh baked sweet breads, fruit and juice, tea or coffee. Sail along Barbados’ scenic coastline to a secluded bay where you’ll have the opportunity to swim with groups of wild sea turtles. At another stop you can opt to swim in the crystal waters, relax on the beach or join the professional instructors for an optional tour of beautiful reefs teeming with tropical fish.


    Afterwards, feast on a sumptuous hot and cold buffet lunch featuring tasty local dishes along with cool refreshments from the open bar. Let your cares drift away as you sail along, basking in the sunshine or relaxing in the shade of the comfortable cabin as you enjoy the beautiful scenery.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 21 years of age (provide a valid ID) to consume alcohol, and be in good physical condition. All activities, including snorkeling and the turtle encounter, are subject to sea and weather conditions. Snorkeling equipment and instruction are provided. No alcohol will be served until after snorkeling is completed. Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel.
    • Adult from: $139.00 USD
    • Child from: $139.00 USD
    DURATION 5 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
    • Age
    • Family Recommended
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    Sea Turtle & Shipwreck Snorkel

    Bridgetown, Barbados

    Duration 3 hrs

    Take a sleek, powerboat or pontoon cat to the snorkel site, home to the endangered hawksbill and green turtles. After snorkeling with the turtles, explore the hidden bays along the west coast as your guide regales you with local folklore. Then, head to the south coast to visit the Berwyn shipwreck in Carlisle Bay. A final stop is made at one of Barbados' most beautiful beaches where you can swim or relax before returning to your ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 5 years of age, in good health and must be able to walk and swim unassisted. Maximum weight is 275 lbs. Sea conditions may determine changes to the tour stops. Snorkels, masks and snorkel vests are provided. Snorkel vests must be worn at all times. Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel.
    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Weight
    • Age
    • Family Recommended

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 Monday, December 06, 2021 at 12:11am