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    Whale Watching & Wildlife Quest

    Juneau, Alaska

    Duration 4 hrs

    This sightseeing cruise features guaranteed whale watching! 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. ...
    This sightseeing cruise features guaranteed whale watching! 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. more...

    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. less

    • Adult from: $184.00 USD
    • Child from: $104.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    San Francisco Treats Walking Tour

    San Francisco, California

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Indulge in a selection of delectable desserts while walking through some of San Francisco’s most attractive neighborhoods. Your confectionery adventure will begin with a snack not often thought of as a treat—a slice of toast—but one that has been elevated to an artisanal plane. ...
    Indulge in a selection of delectable desserts while walking through some of San Francisco’s most attractive neighborhoods. Your confectionery adventure will begin with a snack not often thought of as a treat—a slice of toast—but one that has been elevated to an artisanal plane. more...

    Indulge in a selection of delectable desserts while walking through some of San Francisco’s most attractive neighborhoods. Your confectionery adventure will begin with a snack not often thought of as a treat—a slice of toast—but one that has been elevated to an artisanal plane. Your so-called “fancy toast” may be topped with freshly ground almond butter or smashed avocado. One bite and you will understand how toast became such a craze. Upon reaching Alamo Square, you will pause for photos of the Painted Ladies, a cluster of seven colorful Victorian and Edwardian homes that are so iconic to San Francisco that they are referred to as Postcard Row. They are a treat for the eyes. Ahead lies the hip Hayes Valley neighborhood, where you will sample several unusually flavored ice creams before tantalizing your palate with a fresh-baked macaroon or an over-the-top cupcake.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Walk through some of the city’s most delightful neighborhoods while sampling treats.
    • Snack on a slice of “fancy toast” topped with a spread that makes it irresistible.
    • See the Painted Ladies, a row of colorful Victorian and Edwardian residences.
    • Savor treats such as uniquely flavored ice cream, macaroons and cupcakes.

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    • Adult from: $209.00 USD
    • Child from: $209.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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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: $75.97 USD
    • Child from: $53.95 USD
    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: $219.00 USD
    • Child from: $129.00 USD
    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: $189.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    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: $249.00 USD
    • Child from: $249.00 USD
    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: $299.00 USD
    • Child from: $299.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Alcatraz & Sausalito

    San Francisco, California

    Duration 5 1/2 hrs

    Board the Alcatraz ferry and sail to the notorious prison that once housed the likes of Al Capone and the Birdman of Alcatraz. After, you'll journey accross the Golden Gate Bridge and then continue to charming Sausalito. ...
    Board the Alcatraz ferry and sail to the notorious prison that once housed the likes of Al Capone and the Birdman of Alcatraz. After, you'll journey accross the Golden Gate Bridge and then continue to charming Sausalito. more...

    Board the Alcatraz ferry and sail to the notorious prison that once housed the likes of Al Capone and the Birdman of Alcatraz. During your ferry ride, enjoy a panoramic view of the famous San Francisco skyline. Upon arrival, you'll tour the small jail cells as the audio narration brings you back to days gone by.


    You'll return to San Francisco by ferry and board your motorcoach for a journey across the Golden Gate Bridge. After a stop at Vista Point for a fabulous view of the city, it’s a short ride into charming Sausalito. Here, take a stroll and browse some of the specialty shops or galleries.


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    • Adult from: $135.00 USD
    • Child from: $75.00 USD
    DURATION 5 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Best of Seattle

    Seattle, Washington

    Duration 4 hrs

    Gain an enlightening overview of Seattle by driving around town, browsing a sprawling farmers market and enjoying a bird’s-eye view of the city from atop the Space Needle. The iconic observation tower soars above the Seattle Center, a campus of cultural attractions with roots dating back more than 100 years. ...
    Gain an enlightening overview of Seattle by driving around town, browsing a sprawling farmers market and enjoying a bird’s-eye view of the city from atop the Space Needle. The iconic observation tower soars above the Seattle Center, a campus of cultural attractions with roots dating back more than 100 years. more...

    Gain an enlightening overview of Seattle by driving around town, browsing a sprawling farmers market and enjoying a bird’s-eye view of the city from atop the Space Needle. The iconic observation tower soars above the Seattle Center, a campus of cultural attractions with roots dating back more than 100 years. For the ultimate views, the Space Needle’s windows are floor-to-ceiling and the glass floor rotates. Founded in 1907, Pike Place Market is Seattle’s oldest and largest farmers market, and as you will discover it is chock full of garden-fresh local produce and other goods. Be sure to stop by the fish market, where the employees famously toss fish to each other with great fanfare, a spectacle that began to simply save time and steps. For an even broader look at Seattle, you will drive through characteristic neighborhoods and past landmarks such as the Seattle Seahawks’ home stadium and Pioneer Square, the historical heart of old town.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Enjoy the ultimate view of Seattle and beyond from atop the soaring Space Needle.
    • Spend free time browsing the seemingly endless stalls in Pike Place Market.
    • Drive through historical neighborhoods, as the guide describes landmark after landmark.

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    • Adult from: $153.04 USD
    • Child from: $137.62 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Cooking Course in San Francisco

    San Francisco, California

    Duration 4 hrs

    Spend hours with a chef in her spacious loft home as she demonstrates culinary techniques and provides cooking tips, all in the interest of improving your skills in the kitchen. ...
    Spend hours with a chef in her spacious loft home as she demonstrates culinary techniques and provides cooking tips, all in the interest of improving your skills in the kitchen. more...

    Spend hours with a chef in her spacious loft home as she demonstrates culinary techniques and provides cooking tips, all in the interest of improving your skills in the kitchen. Whether you are somewhat of a novice or a highly experienced cook, this course has plenty to offer. During the session, you will learn how to prepare dishes using seasonal ingredients that are nutrient-rich and responsibly sourced. You will also discover the principles of flavor composition so you can create memorable dishes without following a recipe when you return home. Much of the course will be hands on, allowing you to better understand the principles by practicing the techniques under the chef’s watchful eye. Afterwards, you will be served a lunch made with garden-fresh ingredients that reflect California cuisine. The exact dishes will be determined by what’s in season, but past offerings have included summer vegetable galette, balsamic Swiss chard tart and buckwheat crepes with tarragon zucchini.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Spend time in a hands-on cooking class with an accomplished chef in her home kitchen.
    • Learn techniques to better prepare nutrient-rich, responsibly sourced dishes.
    • Gain an understanding of flavor composition so you can prepare meals without a recipe.
    • Dine on dishes that reflect California cuisine.

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    • Adult from: $249.00 USD
    • Child from: $249.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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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: $186.07 USD
    • Child from: $164.05 USD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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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.

Photographs are for illustration purposes only used to represent the excursion experience and may not accurately depict the excursion, location, or activity indicated.

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.