SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    Mendenhall Glacier & Hatchery

    Juneau, Alaska

    Duration 3 hrs

    This tour provides an overview of Alaska's capital city and its scenic attractions -- including one of the world's only drive-to glaciers, the Mendenhall. Your guided tour drives through Juneau's picturesque downtown waterfront. Vist Mendenhall Glacier, a moving river of ice with rugged crevasses and distinctive blue hues in the ice. Stroll the walkways to the Visitor Center and take in one of the glaciology exhibits, and interpretative talk with a Forest Ranger, or simply enjoy the panoramic view of the glacier. Afterward your drive takes you to Juneau's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery and Visitor Center. There you will learn the value of ocean ranching to Juneau's commercial and sport fishing industries and the hatchery's role in keeping the area salmon population at sustainable levels. Note: Note this tour operates under special use permit issued by the US Forest Service in the Tongass National Forest.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour operates under a special use permit issued by the U.S. Forest Service. Dress in layers, as temperatures at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Area tend to fluctuate. Fish will return to Macaulay Salmon Hatchery mid-July through September. 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 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Accessibility
    • Family Recommended
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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. Marvel at the waterfalls, tunnels and historic sites you pass on your journey to the summit of the White Pass and beyond.


    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."


    Need to Know:

    Note: All guests must carry a valid passport. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.


    This tour is not offered in 2021.

    • Adult from: $229.00 USD
    • Child from: $149.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Passport
    • Family Recommended
    • Accessibility
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    Luau Kalamaku

    Nāwiliwili, Kaua`i

    Duration 4 hrs

    PREBOOK ONLY. NOT AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING ONBOARD. The luau is an essential part of the Hawaiian experience, and the cultural extravaganza at the historic Kilohana Plantation is a feast for all the senses. You’ll have the option to gather around the traditional fire pit and watch the roast pig emerge, a special treat to accompany the already lavish buffet of local delicacies and desserts. While torches blaze, graceful hulas and energetic fire dances will entertain you, and the ancient sea voyages that brought the original Hawaiians to these islands from Polynesia will be brought to life in story and song.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Must be at least 21 years of age and provide a valid ID to consume alcohol. Participants between the ages of 3 and 17 years of age will be charged the child rate.
    • Adult from: $179.00 USD
    • Child from: $149.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Accessibility
    • Meal
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    Motu Beach Escapade

    Moorea, French Polynesia

    Duration 5 hrs

    Enjoy a wonderful ride in the clear lagoon of Moorea with great views of the island's sharp mountain peaks, lush green valleys and picturesque coastal shoreline, then enjoy a typical island lunch, relax on a delightful beach or enjoy the warm tropical waters of French Polynesia.


    Boarding your boat at the pier, you'll set-off across the turquoise waters of Moorea, en route to a gorgeous white sandy islet that is surrounded by crystal clear water. The waters here are shallow enough for you to walk right off the boat onto the pristine beach where you will have approximately three hours at your leisure.


    During your visit, you can relax and soak up the sun, or enjoy some great snorkeling and discover Moorea's amazing underwater world with its colorful fish, flora and fauna. There may even be some inquisitive stingrays to welcome you and in exchange for a piece of fish, they just might delight you by dancing gracefully around you.


    Following a barbeque lunch on the beach, you will have more time to enjoy the refreshing waters here or further relax on the beach while being entertained with local music and a coco demonstration.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Tour is not recommended for guests with mobility concerns. Walking and other activities are mainly at the guests' discretion; however, this tour is recommended for guests in reasonably good physical condition. It may be necessary to negotiate a ladder to board the boat from the water. Guests who wish to snorkel must be comfortable wearing the snorkeling equipment provided (mask and snorkel), being in deep water and able to cope with occasional currents. Swimwear worn under a cover-up, sun cap, sunglasses, biodegradable sunscreen, towel and reef shoes or aqua socks are recommended. Guests are cautioned not to touch or step on any coral for both safety and environmental reasons. The waters surrounding Moorea do have stingrays, black-tip, white-tip, gray and lemon sharks which are generally considered harmless; however, those participating in water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility. There are no beach chairs available on this tour.
    • Adult from: $179.00 USD
    • Child from: $179.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
    • Meal
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    Historic Kona

    Kona, Hawaii

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Gain an understanding of the Big Island’s history through attractions that highlight the life of the early Hawaiians and the influence of Catholic missionaries. Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park will offer a glimpse into the early culture, as it was a place of refuge for those that had violated the sacred laws known as kapu. There, you will see a temple where criminals could be absolved of their transgressions and safely return to society. To complement the experience, you will visit the 19th-century Painted Church. Its interior features frescoes and murals of biblical scenes that a Belgian priest painted to teach the islanders Catholicism. The missionaries were also instrumental in dismantling the harsh kapu laws. You will also learn how coffee was introduced to Hawaii in the 1820s and how it is processed today at the Royal Kona Coffee Center. It is an excellent setting to enjoy a cup of fresh-brewed Kona coffee.


    HIGHLIGHTS

    • Visit one Hawaii’s most sacred sites, where criminals could find safe refuge.
    • View the biblical murals and frescoes that adorn the Painted Church.
    • Enjoy a cup of Kona coffee and learn about its production at a coffee mill.


    HELPFUL HINTS

    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


    • Adult from: $109.00 USD
    • Child from: $79.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City (Airport Drop Off)

    Honolulu, Oahu

    Duration 6 hrs

    Explore Honolulu’s highlights – from Pearl Harbor and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific to Hawaii’s first Christian church, and Iolani Palace and Washington Place, both former residences of the Hawaiian monarchy.


    Pearl Harbor is one of Hawaii’s best-known landmarks and the scene of the devastating aerial attack by Japan that drove the U.S. into WWII. The Pearl Harbor Visitor's center exhibit galleries bring visitors closer to the sights and sounds of the events leading up to the attack on Oahu and its aftermath. These galleries display personal memorabilia, dramatic photographs, artifacts of the battle, and other exhibits.


    In central Honolulu stand face to face with the larger-than-life statue of King Kamehameha I, the leader who united the Hawaiian Islands into one royal kingdom. Just across the street you’ll see the Iolani Palace, residence of Hawaii's last two monarchs. European in design, it boasted Hawaii’s first electric lights, flush toilets and internal phone system. Also nearby is Kawaiahao Church, Hawaii's first Christian house of worship, built of coral slabs from the offshore reefs.


    At the heart of the downtown historic district you will notice the elegant Washington Place, now a museum, and once home to Liliuokalani, Hawaii’s last queen. Drive through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, in the extinct volcanic crater known as the Punchbowl. It is the final resting place of some 53,000 veterans who lost their lives in 20th century wars, including those who died during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Enjoy panoramic city views on your drive to the airport.


    Need to Know:

    Note: It is recommended to book this excursion AFTER you have your flight information in order to avoid cancellation. Tour begins approximate 1 hour after ships’ arrival with a duration of about 6 hours. Suggested flight departure should begin no sooner than 3 hours after tour completion. This tour does not include the Arizona Memorial. Available for guests with flights after 4:00 pm. Guests are responsible for ensuring their debarkation tours are compatible with their flight departure times. Due to heightened security, absolutely no purses, backpacks, fanny packs or camera cases are allowed at Pearl Harbor. Cameras are permitted, but not camera cases. Snacks will be available for purchase.
    • Adult from: $115.00 USD
    • Child from: $95.00 USD
    DURATION 6 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Accessibility
    • Debark
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    Volcanoes National Park

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Spectacular volcanoes, craters and steam vents are waiting to be explored at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park that has recently reopened after a period of tumultuous volcanic activity. The landscape of Volcanoes Park has dramatically changed as the floor of the Kilauea crater sunk over 1,500 feet and the overall caldera quadrupled in size and widened by over a square mile.


    Today, the explosive eruptions, earthquakes and ash clouds have been replaced by remarkable changes in the summit area.


    The highlights of this exciting tour include approximately half hour visits at each of the following destinations in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park while riding to each stop in comfort on a deluxe motor coach. Walk through the Kilauea Visitors Center to receive information on the Park’s current conditions, view educational exhibits and interact with park rangers. Then you’ll be engulfed in rising steam as ground water seeps down to the hot volcanic rocks at the Steam Vents. The area between the edge of Kilauea’s caldera and the outer cliffs are treeless because the extreme heat destroys their roots; only shallow-rooted grasses and other hearty plants survive here. Unforgettable views for miles are offered from the Jagger Museum Overlook. Kilauea’s massive size and scale is realized from this vantage point and Halemau’uma’u Crater and Mauna Loa are seen in the distance. On your return to the pier, stop and experience Hawaii's Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Visitor Center. Award winning Mauna Loa has over 30 year history of perfecting one of the most delicious Macadamia Nut in the world. The Volcanoes National Park Tour is not to be missed and includes round-trip transportation from the pier by deluxe motorcoach.


    • Adult from: $135.00 USD
    • Child from: $105.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Road to Hana

    Kahului, Maui

    Duration 9 1/2 hrs

    Sit back and enjoy the sights along the famed Hana Highway without having to navigate the twisting, curving road yourself. With an expert driver at the wheel, you won’t miss any of the incredible scenery of lava cliffs, tumbling waterfalls, the rugged northern coastline, lush hillsides of feathery ferns and trees laden with tropical fruits. You’ll stop to explore various sites along the way to "Heavenly Hana," in this wonderfully natural and pristine landscape. This tour goes to Hana and returns on the same route. A box lunch is included at the start of the tour.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 6 years of age. This tour is not recommended for those guests who are prone to motion sickness or suffer from back problems, as part of the road traveled is unpaved.
    • Adult from: $239.00 USD
    • Child from: $199.00 USD
    DURATION 9 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Age
    • Meal
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    Taha’a Cultural Experience

    Raiatea, French Polynesia

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    Delve into traditional Tahitian culture by cruising to nearby Tahaa to discover how vanilla is grown and black pearls are produced before an island lunch and relaxing on the island’s gorgeous beach.


    After departing from the pier in a motorized catamaran, you will enjoy a wonderfully scenic cruise across a turquoise-blue lagoon to the island of Tahaa, which lies due north. Your first destination ashore is a vanilla farm. You will probably be greeted by the scent of the spice before arriving as 70% of the vanilla grown in French Polynesia is from Tahaa.


    Expect to see and smell fragrant vanilla pods curing in the sun. You may also stroll among the rows of climbing orchids that produce the pods and learn how they are pollinated. There will be some time for shopping before continuing on with a short drive to Motu Pearl Village. Established in 1991, the village cultivates black pearls in the warm, crystal-clear waters of the surrounding lagoon. After hearing the fascinating story of how the pearls are produced, you may shop for jewelry and other items adorned with these prized treasures. Like vanilla, black pearls are synonymous with Tahaa, and both are mainstays of the economy.


    After the visit, enjoy a cocktail or a fresh local beer before a traditional Polynesian buffet lunch is served while a live Polynesian group entertains you. It makes for an excellent introduction to the pareo show that follows. A pareo is a wraparound skirt that is essential to Tahitian dance. Finally, you will head for the beach of Motu Mahea to relax, sunbathe or get in the water before returning to the pier.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Guests wishing to swim and snorkel must be good swimmers and able to cope with occasional currents. Depth of water varies. Swimwear worn under a cover-up; sun cap; sunglasses; biodegradable sunscreen; towel; and flat comfortable shoes that you do not mind getting wet, or aquasocks are recommended. Guests are cautioned not to touch or step on the coral reef for both safety and environmental reasons. Those participating in water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility.
    • Adult from: $189.00 USD
    • Child from: $189.00 USD
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
    • Meal
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    South Sea Orchids & Village

    Lautoka, Fiji

    Duration 4 hrs

    Discover the beautiful gardens and historic artifacts of the South Seas, and enjoy traditional entertainment at Sabeto Village.


    Drive through Lautoka City and down Vitogo Parade, lined with royal palms en route to picturesque Burness House. Your hosts will escort you on a walking tour through their landscaped gardens filled with fruit and flowering trees, anthurium lilies and lovely orchids. View an extraordinary collection of Fijian artifacts, and be served morning tea, fruit juices and homemade cakes at the Burness' home.


    Visit Sabeto Village, where its inhabitants still practice many of the old customs and culture. On arrival, you’ll be greeted by your hosts and escorted to the village hall for a traditional welcome ceremony and cultural entertainment. Take a guided tour of the village and see the chief’s house, church and the school; experience first-hand, the native Fijian way of life.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 90 minutes of walking/standing on flat surfaces and a total of about 20 steps. 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. Due to island protocol, conservative dress is required to visit the Fijian Villages; knees and shoulders should be covered.
    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Snack
    • Age
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    Whale Watching & Seafood Fest

    Icy Strait Point, Alaska

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Cruise into waters teeming with humpback whales and other marine life, and then dine on traditional Alaskan dishes at a seafood feast. Point Adolphus has the highest concentration of humpback whales in the Alaskan panhandle, so be on the lookout for these majestic and intelligent creatures. They will be breaching the water’s surface, waving their flukes up and down as they dive, and feeding voraciously to fatten up for their winter migration south. You might also observe frolicking Dall’s porpoises, Stellar Sea Lions, curious Harbor Seals and Orca whales, which sometimes feed on infirm or wounded humpbacks. Be sure to look skyward for majestic bald eagles, too. Following the whale-watching adventure, you too will have the opportunity to feast. A sumptuous meal of classic Alaskan dishes awaits you back in Hoonah. The menu will include seasonal shrimp and crabs, Andouille sausage and all sorts of sides. Afterwards, you can roast marshmallows around the campfire.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Whale sightings can only be guaranteed between April- September. If not, you will receive a refund for the whale watching portion only which they have never had to pay.


    All guests must be able to manage 2 steps in to the boat and 2 steps to get out of the boat, there will be some gravel and boardwalk surfaces to negotiate in some areas. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests. Weather appropriate clothing and waterproof outer wear, binoculars, sun cap, sunglasses; and flat comfortable non-slip shoes are recommended. Tour order may vary. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.


    • Adult from: $269.00 USD
    • Child from: $189.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
    • Shopping
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    VANCOUVER CITY TOUR ENDING AT AIRPORT

    Vancouver, British Columbia

    Duration 2 hrs

    OVERVIEW

    Acquire an enlightening overview of Vancouver by viewing its most alluring attractions and then exploring on your own. Although large and metropolitan, Vancouver has still retained much of its natural beauty in urban oases such as Stanley Park. After pausing there to admire a display of First Nation totem poles and take in the serenity, you will enjoy an entirely different ambiance in bustling Chinatown. Exotic open-air markets, heritage buildings and pagoda-topped telephone booths are staples in this ethnic neighborhood, which dates back to 1890 when Chinese immigrants settled in what was then known as Shanghai Alley. Another historical perspective awaits you in Gastown, an area that developed in the early 1870s. The neighborhood is named for settler "Gassy" Jack Deighton, a saloon owner who was considered full of hot air because he spun tall tales. The cobbled streets of Gastown are now lined with upscale boutiques, galleries and restaurants.

    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Gain an overall understanding of Vancouver by driving around its downtown.
    • Enjoy the tranquility of Stanley Park, North America's third-largest urban park.
    • Visit vibrant Chinatown, Vancouver's most established ethnic community.
    • Walk through Gastown, Vancouver's oldest neighborhood and one of the trendiest.

    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

    Need to Know:

    Note: . This tour ends at the airport and is only available for guests with flights after 2:00 pm. Guests are responsible for ensuring their debarkation tours are compatible with their flight departure times. There are cobblestoned surfaces to negotiate in Gastown. The tour is available to wheelchair 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. Guests with mobility concerns should evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability before joining the tour. The order of the venues viewed may vary.
    • Adult from: $69.00 USD
    • Child from: $45.00 USD
    DURATION 2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Debark
    • Accessibility

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Printed on Thursday, December 01, 2022 at 09:39pm