SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    Go Local - Lisbon Soul

    Lisbon, Portugal

    Duration 4 hrs

    Follow a local guide on an enlightening walk through Lisbon’s most atmospheric districts, pausing at various venues to sample Portuguese delicacies. In the Baixa district, you will stop at Manteigaris Silva, a delicatessen that dates to the 19th century. Chances are, you will sample local ham and cheeses such as Serra da Estrela. You will then head to Mouraria, a Moorish-influenced district that is considered the birthplace of the music genre fado. There you will be served a sweet, cherry liqueur known as ginja. A tram ride with the locals will bring you to the historical Graça district, where you will become even more familiar with daily life in Lisbon. While pausing for photos at the more than 100-year-old Villa Bertha, you will enjoy superb views of the city and the Tagus River. One last stop will be made at a café, where you will sample Portuguese products such as cod fish pastry and cornbread with sausage, perhaps with another glass of ginja.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Walk through Lisbon’s historical districts and stop on occasion in the cafés.
    • Snack on an array of Portuguese specialties, such as ham, cheeses and traditional beverages.
    • Ride the tram through the capital city for an authentic slice of daily life.

    Need to Know:

    This tour includes about three hours of walking and standing with some inclines and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate. It is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns, who should evaluate their ability and stamina before joining the tour.

    • Adult from: $139.00 USD
    • Child from: $139.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Snack
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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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    Go Local - Explore Florence Like a Local

    Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy

    Duration 9 hrs

    Experience the real Florence by mingling with the residents at a popular market, sampling Florentine delicacies and browsing the less commercialized Oltrarno district. The fun will begin at San Lorenzo Market, which occupies a beautifully restored cast-iron building constructed in the 1870s. Although you may recognize some of the delicacies, be sure to ask the guide if you can’t identify something or don’t know its name. Chances are, you will see lampredotto, a Florentine specialty of cow stomach slow-cooked with vegetables and served on a crunchy bun. It is considered comfort food. After sampling a selection of more well-known products such as cheese, salami and olives, you will walk toward the Piazza del Duomo in the heart of the city. The famed Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore overlooks the square, and its dome has become a symbol of the city. Then, after stopping for a cup of creamy gelato, you will enjoy free time to explore the Oltrarno district.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Mingle with the locals while browsing Florence’s popular San Lorenzo Market.
    • Sample local delicacies such as salamis and cheeses and some more exotic ones.
    • Explore Florence’s authentic, less commercialized Oltrarno district.

    Need to Know:

    This tour includes about 3½ hours of walking and standing with some inclines and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate, plus 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. This tour must be purchased at least 3 days prior to the operating date. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.

    • Adult from: $215.00 USD
    • Child from: $215.00 USD
    DURATION 9 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
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    Let’s Take a Selfie - Mallorca

    Palma, Majorca, Spain

    Duration 5 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Mallorca!


    Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site as you can find wi-fi in some stops along the route in real time. Your accompanying guide will share some tricks on how to take the best selfie photo including composition, posing, lighting etc. Capture the spirit of this incredible destination.


    Discover Mallorca’s wealth of treasures that is a must-see for every visit to the island, and which will take your breath away on each and every click. You will have designated selfie stops at: • Bellver Castle
    • La Escollera & Cathedral
    • Valldemossa
    • Na Foradada/Son Marroig
    • Port De Soller


    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: $59.00 USD
    • Child from: $59.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Let's Take a Selfie - Florence & Pisa

    Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy

    Duration 7 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Florence & Pisa! 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 Piazza della Signoria. Your walking tour will have designated selfie stops at: • Piazza della Signoria
    • Santa Maria de Fiore Cathedral
    • Piazza della Repubblica
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Piazzale Michelangelo
    • The Tower of Pisa


    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 stop for some traditional treats and a wine tasting.


    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. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: $129.00 USD
    • Child from: $119.00 USD
    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Let’s Take a Selfie – Valencia

    Valencia, Spain

    Duration 4 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Valencia! 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 begins with a short drive from the ship to your first photo stop, City of Arts & Sciences. You will have designated selfie stops at: • City of Arts & Sciences
    • Streets of the Old Quarter
    • Calle Bolseria
    • Plaza Lope de Vega
    • Las Arenas Beach


    End your picture-perfect day with a relaxing transfer back to the ship.


    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: $49.00 USD
    • Child from: $49.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Daytona International (NASCAR) Speedway Tour

    Orlando & Beaches (Port Canaveral)

    Duration 4 1/2 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 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Family Recommended
    • Limited Accessibility
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    Highlights Of Mossel Bay

    Mossel Bay, South Africa

    Duration 2 hrs

    Discover highlights of beguiling Mossel Bay and explore a museum complex dedicated to the first European to land in South Africa. Enjoy an enlightening drive around Mossel Bay, a beach-blessed city in the shadow of the Outeniqua Mountains that was named by a Dutch explorer in 1601, when he found a huge collection of mussel shells in a nearby cave. As you travel along the town’s charming streets, you’ll learn that South Africa’s first post office was established here centuries ago after sailors began leaving letters in the cleft of a milkwood tree so that other sailors could deliver them on their journeys.


    See that revered, 500-year-old tree, now a National Monument, standing near the Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, which is named for a Portuguese navigator who was the first European to set foot in South Africa in his search for a spice route to the Far East. During your time at the complex, perhaps you’ll visit the absorbing Shell Museum or the Maritime Museum, where a replica of Dias’ ship is on exhibit, along with early maps and navigation instruments. Experience the compelling sites and seafaring history of enchanting Mossel Bay on this captivating excursion.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately one hour of easy walking. There are a few steps to negotiate and ramps are available. The tour is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Arrangements may be made with the guide to not participate in the walk at the museum. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat,comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
    • Adult from: $89.00 USD
    • Child from: $89.00 USD
    DURATION 2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Go Local - Stockholm Through the Eyes of a Local

    Stockholm, Sweden

    Duration 5 hrs

    Ride the metro through Stockholm with the local commuters and become immersed in the culture by participating in typical daily activities. Upon arriving in the T-Centralen station, the main hub of Stockholm’s subway, you will notice that the walls have been painted with stylized flowers and striking leaf creepers. Artists have enhanced more than a dozen stations, making the metro the world’s longest art exhibition. This original artwork is meant to create a calming atmosphere, and it does. Continuing on, you will see that the Stadion station, one of the first cave stations, is painted with a bright rainbow to remind travelers that the sky is close by. From there, you will walk to Östermalmshallen for a snack at the beautiful 19th-century market hall. One more ride on the metro will bring you to Södermalm, perhaps the most bohemian neighborhood in Stockholm. A visit to a supermarket will present yet another glimpse into local life.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Ride the subway through Stockholm for a genuine idea of what it’s like to live there.
    • See how local artists have painted the subway stations to enhance their beauty.
    • Mingle with the locals in a bohemian neighborhood and at a typical supermarket.

    Need to Know:

    This tour includes approximately 3 hours of walking/standing; there will be some steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability.

    • Adult from: $229.00 USD
    • Child from: $199.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Local -Spacca Napoli & folded pizza

    Naples, Italy

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Enjoy an enlightening tour of Naples by visiting Spaccanapoli, the street that divides the city, and by savoring folded pizza, a classic Neapolitan treat.


    After departing from the pier, you will begin a panoramic drive around Naples, taking in the views from locales such as Posillipo Hill in one of the city’s most affluent areas. Along the way, you will pass the imposing Castle Nuovo.


    While parts of it date to the 13th century, it is still known as the new castle to distinguish it from the famed Egg Castle, which began as a 1st-century Roman villa. Castle Nuovo’s five towers make it one of Naples’ most recognizable landmarks. You will also see the Egg Castle, which holds a commanding position on the sea.


    In time, you will reach Spaccanapoli, a long street whose name means “Naples splitter,” a reference to it seeming to divide the city in two. Here, you will visit the Jesuit church Gesú Nuovo and the Church of Santa Chiara, which was founded in 1310 and features an austere Provencal-Gothic style. Much of Santa Chiara had to be rebuilt after World War II.


    For an even more authentic glimpse into daily life, you will walk through the narrow streets of Old Town, which UNESCO has declared a Cultural Heritage site. As you will discover, there is no better setting to eat portafoglio or folded pizza, as the dish was invented in Naples. A cup of fresh espresso at a nearby café standing at the counter as Neapolitan does will top off the experience.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 2.5 hours of walking/standing; there will be some inclines and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
    • Adult from: $139.00 USD
    • Child from: $139.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
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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: $109.00 USD
    • Child from: $79.00 USD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Weight
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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: $69.00 USD
    • Child from: $59.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Sightseeing
    • Age
    • Limited Accessibility

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 08:50am