SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    Coast to Coast Scenic Drive

    Bridgetown, Barbados

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    This scenic drive was especially designed for guests who want to take in the island’s highlights with little or no walking. Discover many scenic island sights, such as the National Heroes Square and the Parliament buildings in Bridgetown. Passing Gun Hill, you’ll see the carved stone lion, a landmark dating from 1868. As you drive across the island, you’ll pass through peaceful villages, eventually reaching St. John’s Church, which offers spectacular views of the east and southeast coasts.


    After St. John’s Church, continue to the craggy and scenic area on the east coast called Bathsheba, a photographer’s paradise. From here, you’ll have an incredible panoramic view of the hills, gentle slopes and sweeping bays. The stunning boutique hotel, Atlantis is located in the quaint fishing village of Tent Bay. Dramatic views from here create excellent photo opportunities! On the way back to your ship, you’ll pass through Holetown, with its monument commemorating the landing of the first English settlers in 1625.

    • Adult from: $89.00 USD
    • Child from: $59.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Family Recommended
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    Athens & Piraeus Open Air Sightseeing (Debark)

    Athens (Piraeus), Greece

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Settle in for a panoramic drive through Athens and the port of Piraeus on a double-decker sightseeing bus, passing key landmarks that tell the story of both cities. Feel free to ride inside the bus or on the second-level, which is open air to provide spectacular 360° views. You will hear commentary about the destinations that explains their historical importance and points out significant architectural features. Highlights include icons such as the Acropolis and Parthenon and sites that may be lesser known such as Omonia Square. Although one of Athens’ oldest square, Omonia had been somewhat forgotten until it was beautifully renovated in 2020. The bus will also drive through several characteristic neighborhoods, including historical Plaka and lively Monasteraki, home to attractions as diverse as flea markets and Roman ruins. Depending on the traffic, stops will be made along the way for photos and to stretch your legs.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • See the landmarks in Athens and Piraeus from a double-decker sightseeing bus.
    • Drive by must-see ancient icons such as the Acropolis and Parthenon
    • Travel through neighborhoods that highlight the diversity of Athens and Piraeus.
    • Pause on occasion for photos of the attractions.


    Audio commentaries in 12 different languages to learn about Athens & Pireaus' culture and history: English, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian, Portuguese, Turkish, Greek, Arabian, Japanese, and German.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Walking on this tour is at the guests’ discretion during any stops they choose to get off the bus. It is not recommended for guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. While the lower deck of the bus is air-conditioned, the open-top upper deck is not. Transfers to Athens Airport (ATH). Recommended for guests with flights after 2 pm. Debark shore excursions will only be available to book 50 days prior to sailing. To avoid air ticketing conflicts, air must be ticketed before the debarkation shore excursion can be booked. This applies to independent air and air booked through NCL.
    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $109.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Debark
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    The Cozumel City Tour By Trolley

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Duration 3 hrs

    Hop on our classic-like trolley bus for an enjoyable and fun way to visit the highlights of downtown Cozumel and have some spare time for strolling and shopping by the main square.


    After meeting your guide at the pier, you will board your trolley and enjoy the sightseeing as well as the entertaining narrative about Cozumel's fascinating history. Visit key points of the city such as the Church of the Cross. It was built in 2018 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the first mass celebrated on the island – and in Mexico.


    Stretch the legs and explore the shops by the main square. Find goods from all over; from cheerful crafts to sophisticated brand clothing, jewelry, and perfumes.


    Don't miss the opportunity to take some selfies by the colorful Cozumel add or the gigantic Mexican flag before it is time to go back to the ship after a memorable outing.


    Need to Know:

    Note: It is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, can make their way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Maximum weight to participate is 260.lb. Under aged participants must be accompanied, directly supervised and cared for by the responsible Companion, Parent or Legal Guardian at all times. All guests must sign a waiver to participate. Comfortable walking shoes; sun caps; sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested. Guests are also advised to bring cash or credit card for shopping and optional activities. 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 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Accessibility
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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: $79.00 USD
    • Child from: $59.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Sightseeing
    • Age
    • Limited Accessibility
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    Florence & Pisa

    Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy

    Duration 10 hrs

    Take a scenic drive through the countryside to the magnificent city of Florence. Pause in the Piazza del Duomo to admire the exterior of the Cathedral (Duomo) of Santa Maria del Fiore, its elaborate Gothic façade is covered in a mix of pink and green marble.


    View the statues in the Piazza della Signoria on your way to the Ponte Vecchio, the medieval stone bridge was the first bridge built across the River Arno, and has been well known for its goldsmiths and jewelers since the 16th century. Lunch is included at a local restaurant, and after the meal you’ll have free time to explore on your own or to shop, before your tour continues to the historic town of Pisa. Here, you’ll make a brief photo stop in Miracle Square for a look at the exterior of that famous Leaning Tower. Built in the 12th century, it began to lean soon afterwards, but has now been stabilized.


    Need to Know:

    Note: The tour busses are not allowed into the historical center of Florence nor Pisa. The walking tour in Florence will cover approximately 2 miles, not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. The photo stop in Pisa is not guided and you’ll have to walk from the bus parking area approximately 15 minutes each way. Guests who are planning to visit religious sites during free time, please dress appropriately - no bare shoulders, shorts, or skirts above the knee are allowed. The order of the visits can change, therefore it is not recommended to book museum entrances or private visits. Maps of Florence and Pisa are provided. Headsets provided from the pier. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: $329.00 USD
    • Child from: $229.00 USD
    DURATION 10 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
    Available languages:
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    Life & Culture of Isafjordur

    Isafjordur, Iceland

    Duration 3 hrs

    Travel by panoramic coach on a tour that offers fascinating insights on the lives of those who make the sometimes-harsh landscape of Iceland’s Westfjords their home. Beginning from the pier, you’ll drive through the streets of Isafjordur and out along the coastal road for a tour of wondrously remote Bolungarvik, a fishing village towered over by its surrounding mountains. Nearby, you’ll stop at the outdoor Ósvör Museum, where a century-old fisherman’s hut has been restored, complete with the tools of the trade – and the fisherman.


    On another leg of the journey, you’ll find yourself up amidst breathtaking views of the magnificent mountains of the Djup, largest of the West Fjords and the Buna River. Not far from that spot, you’ll stop to admire a beautiful stepped waterfall in Tunguskogur and take an opportunity to taste the freshest, clearest mountain water you may ever have encountered. Back in Isafjordur, you’ll stop in at the Maritime and Folk Museum, which calls one of the town’s oldest and best-preserved houses its home. The museum presents an excellent collection of artifacts related to the region’s maritime history – as well as a sizable accordion collection. Gotta have something to do during those long winters.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 90 minutes of moderate walking and standing, at times over uneven pathways. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina before participating.
    • Adult from: $249.00 USD
    • Child from: $149.00 USD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Snack
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    Baha Bay Waterpark At Baha Mar

    Nassau, Bahamas

    Duration 5 hrs

    OVERVIEW
    Inspired by the natural beauty of The Bahamas, Baha Bay is designed to perfectly fuse relaxing island chill with exhilarating fun for the entire family. The luxe water park is directly adjacent to Baha Mar and set on 15 lush beachfront acres. With an array of spectacular experiences and tantalizing cuisine, however you like to play in the sun, it awaits you at Baha Bay. Baha Bay offers over 30 attractions; an array of elevated food and beverage options and an exclusive open air casino gaming pavilion. For adventure seekers, there is the adrenaline rush of our one-of-a-kind dueling water coaster and our state-of-the-art FlowCurl™ surf simulator; along with our family raft rides and speed slides, guaranteed to provide you with the thrill of a lifetime. If chill is more your speed, you can exhale and enjoy the island breeze as you ride The River current through Baha Bay’s lush tropical foliage or wade out in the water and ride the tides in our 500,00-gallon wave pool. Younger guests can splash, slide and play all day on slides that are just their size at Kid’s Island.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Spend hours enjoying the world-class attractions and amenities at Baha Bay Waterpark.
    • Enjoy a collection of exhilarating rides
    • One (1) lunch per guest is included
    • Complimentary seating throughout Baha Bay
    • Ride the Caribbean’s only uphill water coaster and hang ten on the surf simulator
    • Dine, shop and try your luck in the outdoor casino
    • Towel is included


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Beach access is included, with available chairs and umbrellas
    • Bring a swimsuit, hat, and sunscreen
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes
    • Baha Bay is a cashless venue. All major credit & debit cards are accepted
    • Baha Bay is wheelchair accessible throughout the park with ramps and accessible restrooms and eateries

    Need to Know:

    Note: No outside food & beverage permitted. No glass bottles allowed on site. Completed waivers are required for each guest to enter Baha Bay. Baha Bay Beach Club is not included in the cost; however, day pass holders can rent a chair or cabana in the beach club at an additional cost. Access is not allowed to Baha Mar Resort or resort pools. Locker rentals are available. The height restriction for most attractions is 48” and above, please see bahabay.com for full ride restrictions .
    • Adult from: $169.00 USD
    • Child from: $79.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • 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. The color of the lagoon varies depending on the weather, season of the year, and time of the day.


    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. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.


    • Adult from: $189.00 USD
    • Child from: $149.00 USD
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
    • Meal
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    Adventure Jeep And 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..


    You will 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 drive along JFK Drive, 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 25 years with a valid driver’s license. The minimum age to participate is 5 years of age (there are no child car-seats). There are 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: $169.00 USD
    • Child from: $129.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
    • Weight
    • Height
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    Best of Corfu

    Corfu, Greece

    Duration 5 hrs

    Discover the best of Corfu on this tour. You’ll tour the island, visit a stunning palace and enjoy a traditional lunch with live entertainment at a local taverna. Drive through Corfu and arrive at Mon Repos Palace built by order of Empress Elizabeth of Austria and completed in 1891. The empress had fallen in love with the natural beauty of the island during her 1861 visit and also developed a great appreciation for Greek history and mythology.


    After a guided visit of the grounds and palace, you’ll continue to the traditional village of Kinopiastes. Enjoy a rich and traditional lunch at the famous Tripas Tavern accompanied by live Greek music and dancers. Board your coach for the drive back to the Old Town of Corfu where you’ll have the opportunity to either be dropped off, to walk through the narrow lanes and browse on your own, or return with the coach directly to your ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: During summers months expect crowded venues, long lines and high temperatures. We recommend that you that you drink a lot of water, wear sun protection and dress in layers. Guests who are planning to visit religious sites during free time or on tour, please dress appropriately; no bare shoulders or shorts are allowed. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: $159.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
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    Best of Tortola & Beach

    Tortola, British Virgin Islands

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Join this unforgettable excursion where you’ll travel through small villages and hear their story along the way. Ascend over 900 feet above sea level between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea where you can take some of the most amazing photos on your cruise. Enjoy stunning views and different shades of beautiful BVI blue waters. Listen up as your knowledgeable driver/guide share gems of BVI history and culture. Cross the bridge to Beef Island and swim at the local’s favorite, Long Bay beach. Here you can listen to music, chat with locals, chill at the bars, do light shopping or have a dip in BVI blue waters.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Transportation is either by open-air safari bus or air-conditioned bus, depending upon availability. Tortola is a very beautiful island, however there will be many curved roads and going up and down hills. Please note that the beach that this tour includes (Long Bay Beach on Beef Island) is a very pristine and natural beach, and has been specially chosen for its tranquility, and is known to be less crowded. There are restrooms, beach chairs and umbrellas; food concessions are available on the beach for purchase. An alternate beach may be used depending on sea and weather conditions. Guests should wear swimsuits; bring towels and sunblock. Bring cash in small denominations.
    • Adult from: $39.00 USD
    • Child from: $19.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Family Recommended
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    Go Local - Cartagena: Traditional Market

    Cartagena, Spain

    Duration 4 hrs

    Explore two lively markets in downtown Cartagena; one for food and the second a favorite locale for handmade jewelry and crafts. While walking to the Santa Florentina covered market, you will pass landmarks such as Conception Castle and several leafy parks. Long a staple for shopping, the market offers every imaginable culinary ingredient, and you can expect the atmosphere to be extraordinary lively as the residents and vendors interact and socialize. The guide will lead you to stalls where you can taste tapas topped with favorite ingredients. You might try one of these small-plate appetizers with fried squid, anchovies, artisanal cheese or vegetables, as produce is a specialty. Continuing on to the nearby Artisan Center, which is housed inside an 18th-century palace, you will browse stalls full of locally made arts and crafts. The ceramics, jewelry and glassware are particularly noteworthy. Chances are, you will see artisans making their pieces by hand.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Browse the stalls of the Santa Florentina market, which is revered for its fresh produce.
    • Sample small-plate tapas at the market, topped with local specialties such as squid and cheese.
    • Shop for hand-made jewelry and glassware at the Artisan Center, another favorite venue.

    Need to Know:

    This tour includes about three hours of walking and standing with some inclines, steps and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate. 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.

    • Adult from: $159.00 USD
    • Child from: $159.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3

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 Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 03:13pm