SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    A Day in Jerusalem & Bethlehem

    Haifa, Israel

    Duration 11 1/2 hrs

    Explore two of the world's most historical cities as you step back in time with visits to Jerusalem and Bethlehem.


    Your tour begins with a beautiful scenic drive from Haifa into the Judean Hills. As you ascend into these hauntingly stark hills, your coach will be traveling along the same route used for centuries to reach Jerusalem. The capital of Israel, Jerusalem is famous for its timeless beauty and was once considered the center of the world. As you navigate your way through this amazing city, you will pass some of Israel's most notable landmarks, such as the Hebrew University, home to 2005 Nobel Prize winner Professor Emeritus Robert J. Aumann, the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) and the State Supreme High Court. After an interesting overview of the city, you'll proceed toward the Mount of Olives where time will be allowed to take photos from this highly favorable vantage point that provides an unparalleled and breathtaking panorama of the walled Old City. Near the base of the Mount, you will find the picturesque Gardens of Gethsemane, site of an ancient olive oil press yard that is surrounded by 1,000-year-old trees. Here you can also see the impressive Church of All Nations.


    Following an unforgettable morning, you will be treated to a relaxing lunch at a local hotel before it's time to continue your exploration of this fascinating destination with a walking tour of the historical Old City. Entering via the Jaffa Gate, your walk will take you past some of the most sacred sites in religious history. As you make your way along a route that flanks the colorful bazaar, you'll observe the Christian Quarter, which rests beside a part of the famous Via Dolorosa, believed by many to be the route Jesus followed as he carried his cross to Calvary. Amongst the sites you will view is the golden-topped Dome of the Rock. With its stunning blue and gold ceramic tiles, this amazing shrine is considered the third holiest site in Islam. You will also view the famous Western (Wailing) Wall, the holiest site in the Jewish world because it is believed to have been closest to where the Holy Ark once stood. A visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is also included. Perched on the hill known as Golgotha, the Church marks the site of Jesus' crucifixion, burial and resurrection.


    Rejoining your coach, you'll leave the city behind and make your way through the Judean Hills to the edge of the desert, where the legendary town of Bethlehem is found. Your time here includes a visit to Manger Square and the renowned Church of the Nativity. This extraordinary church is built over a grotto that is believed to be the location of Jesus' birth. Due to time constraints and very long lines to enter the actual grotto, doing so is usually not a possibility. After what will no doubt be a highly memorable visit, you'll re-board your coach and enjoy a leisurely drive back to the ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: The sights on this tour are not wheelchair accessible and therefore, it is not available to wheelchair guests. There is approximately 2 hours of walking, some of it strenuous with steep steps to negotiate in the churches; therefore, it is not recommended for those guests with mobility concerns. When visiting the religious sites, your head must be covered and conservative attire is required. Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. Lightweight clothing, caps and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.
    • Adult from: $301.52 NZD
    • Child from: $301.52 NZD
    DURATION 11 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Family Recommended
    • Meal
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    Chacchoben Mayan Ruins & All Inclusive Blue Lagoon

    Costa Maya, Mexico

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    Experience Mayan history and a jungle retreat with an open bar & buffet lunch. Your tour begins when your bilingual guide meets you at the end of the pier and escorts you to your air conditioned transfer vehicle waiting on site. Listen to your guide and learn about the interesting local area and culture from onboard commentary as you pass through the fishing village. Continue this tour inland to visit “The Place of the Red Corn”, Chacchoben, learn about the fascinating Mayan culture during the journey from our knowledgeable guides.


    Enjoy a guided tour of this unique archaeological site set in beautiful surroundings still partially covered by the rain forest. Climb to the top of the “Gran Basamento” taking you above the tree line and visit two sacred temples. Before leaving, you will have the opportunity to buy souvenirs from shops on site. Your journey continues to a buffet lunch waiting for you at our Blue Lagoon Restaurant, the most beautiful lagoon with fresh water, located 20 minutes away from Chacchoben Mayan ruins. After your meal, sunbathe on a sun lounger, take a swim and enjoy all complimentary drinks including your favorite cocktails. Feeling fully relaxed, well fed and in good spirits your transfer awaits to return you to the ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Guests must be at least 21 years old to consume alcohol. Alcohol will be distributed under a watchful tolerance to everyone. An adult must accompany children under 18 years old.


    Medical restrictions apply to guests wishing to swim at the lagoon. Guests with sight or hearing conditions must be accompanied by an interpreter/friend or family member and they will not be permitted to swim. There is a $5.00 USD (approx). Government imposed fee for the use of video cameras on the Archeological site. Guest may purchase additional soft drinks, chips & cookies at the archeological site. This excursion features a fair amount of walking over uneven surfaces and climbing. Guests will have between 10 to 15 minutes for purchases at the local market inside the Archeological site. Wheelchair guests – please note that the area is uneven and bumpy. Guests must be able to be transferred to a seat on the bus and climb steps.


    • Adult from: $265.15 NZD
    • Child from: $204.55 NZD
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
    • Meal
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    Ephesus, Didyma & Miletus

    Kusadasi, Turkey

    Duration 7 1/2 hrs

    Visit three meticulously excavated cities whose ruins reveal their splendor and prosperity in ancient times.


    After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a picturesque drive to the excavated ruins of Miletus, an ancient city that the Greeks founded near the Menderes River. Although the city was abandoned in the 6th century when its harbors silted up, Miletus once prospered, as you will discover by wandering through its remains.


    Among the highlights are a Greco-Roman theater that held 25,000 spectators and the Baths of Faustina, a complex with water fountains shaped like the river god Meander. Despite the relevance of the historical sites, it is hard to imagine that Miletus was once on a peninsula with four harbors, as it is now on a plain that lies five miles inland.


    Not far away, you will find the ruins of Didyma, whose key landmark is the Temple of Apollo. One of the largest temples in the ancient world, it was a magnificent monument whose sacred oracle rivaled that of the more famed one in Delphi.


    More fabulous ruins await your exploration in the World Heritage site Ephesus, where you will behold one excavated building after another. They include the theater where St. Paul preached, the Church of the Virgin Mary and the Library of Celsus, a monument constructed as a mausoleum with a separate library for scrolls and codexes.


    Back in Kusadasi, you might spend free time shopping or stay in town longer for an enlightening carpet lecture.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of walking. 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. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested.
    • Adult from: $134.85 NZD
    • Child from: $134.85 NZD
    DURATION 7 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Meal
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    St. John Champagne Catamaran Sail & Snorkel

    St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Your relaxing fun-filled day begins with a short scenic ride to a quaint marina where you’ll board the catamaran. At the marina dock, your friendly crew will greet you and acquaint you with the vessel. Glide along the eastern end of the island before setting sail to the most pristine of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The brisk sail across Pillsbury Sound brings you to a special mooring destination where you can swim on a beautiful St. John beach, snorkel or simply relax under the palms. Enjoy freshly baked breads, cheeses, fruits, and a variety of beverages onboard. Champagne and other beverages are complimentary after swimming and snorkeling. After your relaxing stay at the beach, delight in the tropical breezes as you make the downwind return sail to St. Thomas.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Wear your swimsuit, and bring a towel and sunscreen. Participants must be at least 6 years of age and weigh no more than 350 lbs. Guests must be able to navigate a six-step ladder through a hatchway to access the restroom on board. There are several steps required to enter and exit the water. Guests entering the water must be able to reboard the vessel without assistance. Alternate snorkel site may be used based on weather and sea conditions. Snorkeling equipment including snorkel vest, professional instruction, and supervision are provided. Alcoholic beverages are served after snorkeling. Participants must be at least 21 years old to consume alcohol.
    • Adult from: $165.15 NZD
    • Child from: $134.85 NZD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
    • Age
    • Weight
    • Snack
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    Atlantis Aquaventure

    Nassau, Bahamas

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    Aquaventure, Atlantis Paradise Island’s Water Park, is a one-of-a-kind 141 acre waterscape. Aquaventure features over twenty million gallons of water, thrilling high-speed water slides like the Mayan Temple and the 7-story Power Tower, a mile long river ride with rolling rapids, a spectacular kids water-play fort, 20 swimming areas, refreshing pools, and access to the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean! Plus access to view the renowned Atlantis marine habitat, home to more than 50,000 fish representing 250 species and the Caribbean’s largest casino and stroll through Marina Village, a charming and vibrant marketplace featuring 20 retail shops, restaurants, and local entertainment for a distinctly Bahamian vacation experience.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Complementary lounge chairs and towels will be provided. Some slides and rides require a minimum height of 48 inches. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants 3 years of age or younger are free if accompanied by a participating paying parent or guardian at least 18 years of age. There is a considerable amount of walking on this tour, approximately 0.4 mile.


    Bring a credit card for food and beverage purchases. The bus to Atlantis takes approximately 25 minutes each way. Guests are required to meet at the place and time stated on their Shore Excursion ticket, as tickets will not be honored directly at the resort.


    • Adult from: $271.21 NZD
    • Child from: $165.15 NZD
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Height
    • Family Recommended
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    Tulum Mayan Ruins

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Duration 7 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! 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.


    Need to Know:

    Note: There is approximately 1 mile of walking over rocky uneven terrain. Ferry ride across may be rough at times and guests who suffer from motion sickness should take this into account.
    • Adult from: $180.30 NZD
    • Child from: $113.64 NZD
    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
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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: $725.76 NZD
    • Child from: $725.76 NZD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
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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: $104.55 NZD
    • Child from: $65.15 NZD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Family Recommended
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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.

    • Adult from: $278.79 NZD
    • Child from: $157.58 NZD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Accessibility
    • Family Recommended
    • Snack
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    Adventure Jeep & 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..


    Depending on the route, you might 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 also see the JFK Memorial, 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 21 years with a valid driver’s license. There are 3 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: $250.00 NZD
    • Child from: $204.55 NZD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
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    Guided Shore Dive

    George Town, Grand Cayman

    Duration 2 hrs

    OVERVIEW
    Dive beautiful Casuarina Point Reef and observe a seemingly endless diversity of marine life along this superb coral reef. Once you are outfitted with diving equipment, you will receive a brief orientation of the dive site, so you can maximize the experience. Casuarina Point Reef has a depth of only 50 feet or so, which allows you to dive for as much as 50 minutes without surfacing. The relatively shallow water is ideal for those who haven’t dived in the past two years and for newly certified or junior open-water divers. You can expect to see an abundance of marine life that may include sea turtles, sea cucumbers, crabs and an ever-changing array of brightly colored tropical fish. Starfish or sea stars are also commonly spotted. While the starfish in Grand Cayman typically have five arms, some species have as many as 40 arms.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Dive a shallow reef teeming with marine life.
    • Bring nothing more than a sense of adventure, as all the equipment will be provided.
    • Observe an endless array of exotic fish and perhaps sea turtles.
    • Remain in Georgetown to shop after the dive, if you wish.

    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear a swimsuit under a cover-up and bring a towel.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

    Need to Know:

    Note: This dive of about 50 minutes has a maximum depth of about 50 feet. All diving equipment is included, although guests are welcome to bring their own. There will be one dive master for every 12 guests. Participants must present a valid certification card, fill out a medical waiver and sign a liability release. Divers must be between 12 and 70 years old unless they bring a doctor’s note stating that they are physically able to participate. This is for certified divers only. Diving is not exclusive to NCL guests.
    • Adult from: $150.00 NZD
    • Child from: $150.00 NZD
    DURATION 2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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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.


    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 with complimentary rum or fruit punch while listening to Caribbean rhythmic vibes.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Minimum age to participate is 8 years. 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 swimsuit under clothes, bring a towel, sunblock, hat or cap. Bring camera, cash for snacks, drinks and souvenirs.
    • Adult from: $150.00 NZD
    • Child from: $119.70 NZD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Weight

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, October 21, 2019 at 04:30am