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    Panoramic Seattle

    Seattle, Washington

    Duration 3 hrs

    Discover the panoramic beauty and must-see highlights of Seattle in just a few hours, leaving time to explore the destinations you find most intriguing later on your own. ...
    Discover the panoramic beauty and must-see highlights of Seattle in just a few hours, leaving time to explore the destinations you find most intriguing later on your own. more...

    OVERVIEW
    Discover the panoramic beauty and must-see highlights of Seattle in just a few hours, leaving time to explore the destinations you find most intriguing later on your own. Your introduction to the city will begin with a photo stop at the Space Needle, an icon since being built for the 1962 World’s Fair. You will also see CenturyLink Field, the sports stadium for Seattle’s professional football and soccer teams, and Pioneer Square, the city’s oldest neighborhood. The term “skid row” was coined in this now-elegant district, a reference to the logged trees that were once slid down greased skids to the sawmill. There will be plenty more to explore in Pike Place Market, the city’s oldest and largest farmers market. Don’t miss the “flying fish,” a spectacle in which the fishmongers toss even large fish to each other to save steps and entertain the onlookers. The original Starbucks is also in the market.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • See Seattle’s highlights in just a few hours, leaving you with a great overview of the city.
    • Pause for photos at the Space Needle and pass by Seattle’s modern sports stadium.
    • Gain a historical perspective at Pioneer Square and the city’s oldest farmers market.

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    • Adult from: $118.70 NZD
    • Child from: $84.30 NZD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    White Pass Railway, Klondike Gold Fields & Panning

    Skagway, Alaska

    Duration 5 hrs

    At the White Pass & Yukon Route Depot, board a vintage railcar for a ride up the White Pass Summit. View at the incredible scenery as your train ascends dramatic mountains and your guide shares colorful stories and the history of the gold rush. ...
    At the White Pass & Yukon Route Depot, board a vintage railcar for a ride up the White Pass Summit. View at the incredible scenery as your train ascends dramatic mountains and your guide shares colorful stories and the history of the gold rush. more...

    At the White Pass & Yukon Route Depot, board a vintage railcar for a ride up the White Pass Summit. View at the incredible scenery as your train ascends dramatic mountains and your guide shares colorful stories and the history of the gold rush. Marvel at the waterfalls, tunnels and historic sites you pass on your journey to the summit of the White Pass and beyond to Fraser, British Columbia.


    In Fraser, disembark the train and board a motorcoach for a dramatic journey past the Tormented Valley and Pitchfork Falls en route to Skagway. Your Driver-Guide will regale with a colorful account of the history of Klondike Gold Rush. Taking views of the surrounding mountains, waterfalls and glaciers may be captured during the many photo stops.


    Stop at Alaska 360 where you will learn the art of gold panning and practice your technique in warm-water troughs. Gold is guaranteed in every pan! Haul your treasure into the Gold Shack and have it weighed. Then, browse a collection of gold nugget jewelry and discover unique, souvenirs in the gift shop. Finally returning to your ship with your loot and newly acquired "gold fever."


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    • Adult from: $342.19 NZD
    • Child from: $201.56 NZD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Whale and Marine Mammals Cruise

    Icy Strait Point, Alaska

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Journey to Point Adolphus, one of Alaska's premier humpback whale watching destinations. You'll travel through waters that support a wide array of marine life including orca, Steller's sea lions, seal, Dall's porpoise and of course the magnificent humpback whale. ...
    Journey to Point Adolphus, one of Alaska's premier humpback whale watching destinations. You'll travel through waters that support a wide array of marine life including orca, Steller's sea lions, seal, Dall's porpoise and of course the magnificent humpback whale. more...

    You'll be escorted to the tender dock to board your whale boat for this 2 1/2 hour tour. Your journey will take you to Point Adolphus, one of Alaska's premier humpback whale watching destinations. You'll travel through waters that support a wide array of marine life including orca, Steller's sea lions, seal, Dall's porpoise and of course the magnificent humpback whale. Along the shore keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles in the evergreen treetops.


    Your onboard naturalist will describe the biology and behavior of the diverse species that gather here every summer to indulge in the nutrient-rich waters, fueled by the long Alaska summer days. 100% guaranteed whales! The whale population at Point Adolphus is so plentiful that if a whale is not spotted on this tour you will receive 100% of your money back.

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    • Adult from: $295.31 NZD
    • Child from: $154.69 NZD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Fin Island Lodge & Zodiac Adventure

    Sitka, Alaska

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Adjacent to Sitka lies a network of dozens of picturesque islands that provide a barrier from the swell of the open Pacific Ocean. As your captain skillfully navigates these island groups, you’ll see reefs and rock pinnacles that jet out of the water and provide lookout perches for bald eagles and a myriad of beautiful seabirds. ...
    Adjacent to Sitka lies a network of dozens of picturesque islands that provide a barrier from the swell of the open Pacific Ocean. As your captain skillfully navigates these island groups, you’ll see reefs and rock pinnacles that jet out of the water and provide lookout perches for bald eagles and a myriad of beautiful seabirds. more...

    Before embarking on this true Alaska adventure, you will be outfitted in water-proof gear to help keep you dry during the expedition. This gear is not insulated, so we recommend dressing in warm layers of synthetic materials or wools, regardless of weather. After a brief safety speech, the expedition begins. Adjacent to Sitka lies a network of dozens of picturesque islands that provide a barrier from the swell of the open Pacific Ocean. As your captain skillfully navigates these island groups, you’ll see reefs and rock pinnacles that jet out of the water and provide lookout perches for bald eagles and a myriad of beautiful seabirds. A look downward will reveal rapidly growing kelp forests that disappear into the depths of the sound. In shallow water areas, inaccessible to larger craft, you may even notice sea stars, anemones, and other invertebrates.


    This area is teeming with wildlife, including sea otters, whales, and sea lions. Your captain is trained to approach animals in a way that will not disturb their natural behavior, providing excellent photography and viewing opportunities.


    At Fin Island Lodge, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in a delicious Alaska feast! Alaska king crab, wild salmon, prime rib, homemade side dishes, and dessert are all-inclusive with the tour. In addition, coffee, tea, cocoa, lemonade and water are complimentary. Soft drinks are available for purchase. A breakfast twist on our signature Fin Island feast is featured for guests arriving before 10am. Vegan and gluten free options are available, regardless of tour time.


    After the meal, you may beachcomb, explore the beautiful grounds of the exclusive island, or relax next to the cozy beach fire. When the adventure concludes, your vessel will await to provide the short cruise back to Sitka.


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    • Adult from: $389.06 NZD
    • Child from: $389.06 NZD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Siberian K9 Kennel & Lodge

    Petropavlovsk, Russia

    Duration 4 hrs

    Learn all about the care and feeding of these majestic animals as you visit the Siberian K9 Kennel and Lodge and enjoy local performance followed by Russian lunch. ...
    Learn all about the care and feeding of these majestic animals as you visit the Siberian K9 Kennel and Lodge and enjoy local performance followed by Russian lunch. more...

    Kamchatka is home to the famous sled dogs. Learn all about the care and feeding of these majestic animals as you visit the Siberian K9 Kennel and Lodge and enjoy local performance followed by Russian lunch.


    Drive to the Siberian K9 Kennel and Lodge in an all-terrain vehicle. The kennel sits in the lowland under the auspices of two magnificent volcanoes, Avacha and Koryak – you will have a great view of their snow-covered peaks as you make your way through the city and into the countryside.


    On arrival at the kennel, it is time to meet the huskies who help the locals travel across this harsh and frozen landscape. You may choose to have a guide take you through the kennel and lodge, explaining the breeding and upbringing of the huskies. Learn how these industrious animals are harnessed and led by professional mushers as well as children and witness a short dogs’ harnessing demonstration. You will also enjoy a local dance/song show together with a typical Russian lunch, tea and traditional pancakes (blinis). A comfortable lodge will be at your disposal during the whole duration of your stay at the kennel. Depending on weather conditions, you might enjoy the opportunity of exploring around the kennel and the nearby forest.


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    • Adult from: $467.19 NZD
    • Child from: $467.19 NZD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Space Needle and Chihuly Garden of Glass

    Seattle, Washington

    Duration 3 hrs

    Enjoy a 360 view of Seattle from the top of the Space Needle and see the city’s artistic side at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Built for the 1962 World’s Fair to symbolize humanity’s Space Age aspirations, the saucer-shaped Space Needle soars above the city. ...
    Enjoy a 360 view of Seattle from the top of the Space Needle and see the city’s artistic side at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Built for the 1962 World’s Fair to symbolize humanity’s Space Age aspirations, the saucer-shaped Space Needle soars above the city. more...

    OVERVIEW
    Enjoy a 360° view of Seattle from the top of the Space Needle and see the city’s artistic side at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Built for the 1962 World’s Fair to symbolize humanity’s Space Age aspirations, the saucer-shaped Space Needle soars above the city. Its observation tower offers sweeping views of Seattle’s urban sprawl, Mount Rainer, Puget Sound and the Cascades and Olympic mountain ranges. You can also look straight down to the ground 500 feet below by standing on the tower’s rotating glass floor, the only one in the world. Chihuly Garden and Glass lies at the foot of the Space Needle. As you stroll through its indoor and outdoor galleries, you will behold a collection of artist Dale Chihuly’s visually stunning blown-glass artwork. Highlights include a massive suspended glass sculpture, thousands of colorful glass flowers and plants, and all sorts of whimsical pieces that showcase the artist’s prodigious talents.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Enjoy the ultimate view of Seattle and beyond from atop the soaring Space Needle.
    • Look straight down 500 feet through the Space Needle’s rotating glass floor.
    • Be awed by the whimsical, visually stunning glass art in Chihuly Garden and Glass.

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    • Adult from: $290.73 NZD
    • Child from: $256.33 NZD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Seattle Underground

    Seattle, Washington

    Duration 2 hrs

    Explore the remains of the original city that lie beneath Pioneer Square by walking the eerie subterranean passages with a guide that will regale you with stories of Seattle’s raucous past. ...
    Explore the remains of the original city that lie beneath Pioneer Square by walking the eerie subterranean passages with a guide that will regale you with stories of Seattle’s raucous past. more...


    OVERVIEW
    Explore the remains of the original city that lie beneath Pioneer Square by walking the eerie subterranean passages with a guide that will regale you with stories of Seattle’s raucous past. A raging fire in 1889 destroyed a 25-square-block area and most of the district’s wooden buildings. During the re-construction that followed, fill dirt was added to raise the low-lying swampy streets and retaining walls were built, effectively burying the old city. For decades, this underground world was forgotten, as fire-resistant stone buildings were erected well above the former level of the city. Today, Seattle’s so-called basement is one of the city’s most unusual attractions. As you meander through the tunnel-like passageways, you will see Seattle’s original streets and first-floor storefronts of buildings that have been long buried. It will be like walking through a time capsule. To enhance the experience, the guide will describe the rogues and smugglers that once inhabited Seattle’s underground.



    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Walk along some of Seattle’s original streets, which have long been buried underground.
    • Gain an understanding of how and why parts of the original city were covered over.
    • Hear entertaining stories of the ne’er-do-wells that once lived in this underground world.

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    • Adult from: $170.31 NZD
    • Child from: $153.11 NZD
    DURATION 2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Woodinville Wineries

    Seattle, Washington

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Sample a selection of wines at two celebrated wineries around Woodinville, an idyllic river valley setting on the outskirts of Seattle. ...
    Sample a selection of wines at two celebrated wineries around Woodinville, an idyllic river valley setting on the outskirts of Seattle. more...

    OVERVIEW
    Sample a selection of wines at two celebrated wineries around Woodinville, an idyllic river valley setting on the outskirts of Seattle. You will first stop at Chateau Ste. Michelle, a winery established more than 50 years ago on the early 20th-century estate of a lumber baron. It eventually branched into two wineries—one for reds, the other for whites, which you will visit. Following an enlightening tour of the vineyards, you will taste several wines that may include a Chardonnay with ripe pineapple and butterscotch flavors and perhaps a Sauvignon Blanc that offers the bright fruit character of melons. The second winery will be chosen the day of the excursion from the hundreds in the Columbia Valley wine country. As the valley encompasses more than a third of the state, the terroir varies considerably from winery to winery. Even so, the Merlots are typically redolent of flavors such as sweet cherries, raspberries and chocolate.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Enjoy wine tastings at two esteemed wineries in the river valley around Woodinville.
    • Discover why certain varietals were planted while touring the vineyards.
    • Learn about the various terroirs that produce the valley’s award-winning wines.

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    • Adult from: $256.33 NZD
    • Child from: $204.72 NZD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Best of Skagway & White Pass Railway

    Skagway, Alaska

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    If you want to really experience Skagway, this tour will show you the best Skagway has to offer. View spectacular scenary from your antique train car and sweeping views along along the Klondike Highway. At the Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp, enjoy a hilarious show, a barbeque lunch and panning for gold. ...
    If you want to really experience Skagway, this tour will show you the best Skagway has to offer. View spectacular scenary from your antique train car and sweeping views along along the Klondike Highway. At the Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp, enjoy a hilarious show, a barbeque lunch and panning for gold. more...

    If you want to really experience Skagway, this tour will show you the best Skagway has to offer. Ascend the beautiful mountains on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. From your antique narrow-gauge car view incredible scenery, as your tour guide shares stories and the history of the Klondike Gold Rush. In Fraser, British Columbia you’ll board a deluxe motorcoach to travel the spectacular Klondike Highway taking in the sights of Tormented Valley and Pitchfork Falls. At the foot of the pass, nestled next to a waterfall, rests Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp and Salmon Bake. Here a cast of sourdoughs and dance hall girls will entertain you with a hilarious melodrama and a poem. You’ll be set free in the Liarsville gold fields, where you are guaranteed to find the precious metal that drove people wild with Gold Fever!


    Enjoy a barbeque of freshly grilled Alaskan salmon, baked beans, potatoes, coleslaw, sourdough rolls, coffee, lemonade and hot apple strudel. Wander over to camp to see the waterfall and have your picture taken with one of the dance hall girls. The grand finale is a visit to the Red Onion Saloon in historic downtown Skagway. The Red Onions’ madams will throw you a private party in the prestigious Red Onion Brothel. Enjoy Alaskan Amber beer, wine, or Madam's punch as you’re entertained by tales of the girls who used to work in these historic rooms! You’ll see the priceless nickel silver dress worn by the Onion’s first madam and many other artifacts. Embrace the true spirit of 1898 and sign on for an experience of a lifetime.


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    • Adult from: $435.94 NZD
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    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Whale Watching & Zip Rider

    Icy Strait Point, Alaska

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Experience the best of Icy Strait Point on a tour that takes you from sea to sky. ...
    Experience the best of Icy Strait Point on a tour that takes you from sea to sky. more...

    Experience the best of Icy Strait Point on a tour that takes you from sea to sky.


    Be swept away on a small group whale watching excursion to the Point Adolphus area, which hosts one of Alaska’s largest resident whale populations. The 24-passenger vessel sits low in the water, putting you eye to eye with whales, sea lions, and harbor seals that make their home in these protected waters. Be sure to keep a look out for eagles that soar high above and brown bears along the coastline. We guarantee you will see at least one whale or you receive a $100 cash refund as you disembark.


    Then, enjoy a scenic drive through Hoonah, the largest Tlingit village in the world, on your way 1550 feet up the mountainside to begin your ZipRider adventure. Take in the spectacular views of Icy Strait and distant Glacier Bay before flying back to sea level over the rainforest below at speeds exceeding 60 mph. Up to six people can descend simultaneously, making this a great group activity! This amazing adrenaline-fueled zip-ride ends with a gentle touchdown on the beach at the water's edge at Icy Strait Point.


    Toast your adventure with a drink before returning to your ship, options include locally brewed Cannery Red Ale, wine, soda, water or our famous Zipper Drop Shot.


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    • Adult from: $435.94 NZD
    • Child from: $435.94 NZD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Self-guided Jeep Tour (2 DOOR) price per vehicle

    Juneau, Alaska

    Duration 4 hrs

    Ride through the wilderness on the outskirts of Juneau in a Jeep with a retractable top that will offer unobstructed views of the extraordinary natural beauty. Along the way, you can relive the gold rush by panning for gold in the creek where prospector Joe Juneau struck it rich in 1880. ...
    Ride through the wilderness on the outskirts of Juneau in a Jeep with a retractable top that will offer unobstructed views of the extraordinary natural beauty. Along the way, you can relive the gold rush by panning for gold in the creek where prospector Joe Juneau struck it rich in 1880. more...

    Ride through the wilderness on the outskirts of Juneau in a Jeep with a retractable top that will offer unobstructed views of the extraordinary natural beauty. Along the way, you can relive the gold rush by panning for gold in the creek where prospector Joe Juneau struck it rich in 1880. Or you might opt to simply enjoy the serenity at the picturesque waterfall just a short walk away. A leisurely hike along Steep Creek Bear Trail will take you to Mendenhall Glacier, one of North America’s most accessible glaciers. As a bonus, you may observe bears in the forest. The views from Eagle Beach will be more sweeping, as this secluded stretch of sand is a great spot to view the majestic Chilkat Mountains. The National Shrine of St. Thérèse is one of the few buildings in this coastal wonderland and will be well worth the visit. The shrine’s cobblestone exterior is particularly memorable.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Ride into the wilds that lie on the outskirts of Alaska’s capital in a 4x4 Jeep.
    • Pan for gold in the creek that launched Juneau’s gold rush and see the waterfall nearby.
    • Behold Mendenhall Glacier, one of North America’s most accessible glaciers.
    • Pause at the National Shrine dedicated to St. Thérèse, the patron saint of Alaska.
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    • Adult from: $748.44 NZD
    • Child from: $748.44 NZD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Fin Island Lodge & Wildlife Quest

    Sitka, Alaska

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    The ultimate Alaska experience begins as soon as you board our Alaskan-built expedition vessel in Sitka. Once underway, feel free to move about the vessel, including the spacious outside viewing deck. ...
    The ultimate Alaska experience begins as soon as you board our Alaskan-built expedition vessel in Sitka. Once underway, feel free to move about the vessel, including the spacious outside viewing deck. more...

    The ultimate Alaska experience begins as soon as you board our Alaskan-built expedition vessel in Sitka. While you settle into the comfortable cabin, our knowledgeable captain and crew will provide a safety briefing and orientation. Once underway, feel free to move about the vessel, including the spacious outside viewing deck. An onboard naturalist will provide narration regarding the remarkable ecosystem of the area and point out places of interest and wildlife throughout the voyage. Sea otters, whales, harbor seals, brown bears, Sitka black-tailed deer, bald eagles, and a variety of marine birds are all commonly seen in the tour area. Our captains have the local knowledge and experience to deliver the best possible viewing experience on any given day throughout the season.


    At Fin Island Lodge, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in a delicious Alaska feast! Alaska king crab, wild salmon, prime rib, homemade side dishes, and dessert are all-inclusive with the tour. In addition, coffee, tea, cocoa, lemonade and water are complimentary. Soft drinks are available for purchase. A breakfast twist on our signature Fin Island feast is featured for guests arriving before 10am. Vegan and gluten free options are available, regardless of tour time.


    After the meal, you may beachcomb, explore the beautiful grounds of the exclusive island, or relax next to the cozy beach fire. When the adventure concludes, your vessel will await to provide the short cruise back to Sitka.


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    • Adult from: $467.19 NZD
    • Child from: $467.19 NZD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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NCL makes arrangements for Guests for shore excursions solely for the convenience of the Guest; NCL does not act on behalf of or supervise the parties or persons who own, furnish, or operate such excursions, and the same are provided by independent contractors. NCL assumes no responsibility for, nor guarantees the performance of, any such excursion provider, and Guests acknowledge that NCL shall not be liable for losses or injuries arising from the acts or omissions of such provider.

Participation in activities and excursions may involve physical exertion, and may be potentially hazardous or dangerous. It is the responsibility of each individual to determine whether you are capable of engaging in any activity. Participation in any activity or excursion is at your own risk.

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Our group shore excursions are offered in English. Depending on the booking situation, various excursions are also offered in German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian (minimum number of 30 participants). The tours offered may vary from cruise to cruise. Please see the detailed information for your shore excursion on board.