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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: $189.00 USD
    • Child from: $119.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Summit Scenic Drive

    Skagway, Alaska

    Duration 1 1/2 hrs

    Travel along the incredibly photogenic Klondike Highway to the Canadian border, while pausing along the way to snap pictures of the gorgeous wilderness. ...
    Travel along the incredibly photogenic Klondike Highway to the Canadian border, while pausing along the way to snap pictures of the gorgeous wilderness. more...

    Travel along the incredibly photogenic Klondike Highway to the Canadian border, while pausing along the way to snap pictures of the gorgeous wilderness. The road pretty much follows the trail that prospectors carved out during the Gold Rush of 1898. The countryside is still largely undeveloped, except for a few bridges and the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway that parallels the road. Named for the first Euro-American settlers in the area, the Captain William Moore Bridge offers a particularly panoramic view of Alaska’s interior. Other roadside stops will be made to view natural attractions such as ancient glaciers and Pitchfork Falls, a lovely cascade that splits into branches that resemble the tines of a pitchfork. After pausing again at the highway sign that marks the Canadian border at White Pass summit, you will travel back down the Klondike Highway toward Skagway. Commentary will enhance your understanding of the attractions and the area’s history.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Travel a picturesque highway that follows a trail created during the Gold Rush of 1898. • Snap pictures while pausing at scenic lookouts with views of glaciers and waterfalls. • Stop at the summit of White Pass, which marks the U.S. and Canadian border. • Hear enlightening commentary that describes the area’s history and attractions.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress warmly in layered clothing. • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


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    • Adult from: $49.00 USD
    • Child from: $25.00 USD
    DURATION 1 1/2 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 & Pike Place Market

    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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    Seattle by Land & Sea

    Seattle, Washington

    Duration 3 3/4 hrs

    Enjoy two unique perspectives of Seattle: from high above the city on the Space Needle and from sea level while cruising Elliott Bay. ...
    Enjoy two unique perspectives of Seattle: from high above the city on the Space Needle and from sea level while cruising Elliott Bay. more...

    OVERVIEW
    Enjoy two unique perspectives of Seattle: from high above the city on the Space Needle and from sea level while cruising Elliott Bay. After riding an elevator up the exterior of the Space Needle, you will arrive at the observation deck, 520 feet above the ground. The views will be spectacular, as you look out over Seattle, Mount Rainer, Puget Sound and the Cascades and Olympic mountain ranges. For the ultimate view straight down, walk along the Loupe, the tower’s rotating glass floor, the only one in the world. The Space Needle is so iconic that Seattle designated it an official landmark. The sights of the city from Elliott Bay will be just as remarkable, but from an entirely different perspective. As you cruise along, you will see lush coastal parks, the edge of historical Pioneer Square and the Seattle Great Wheel, once the tallest Ferris wheel on the west coast. Your cruise ship will also be in sight.


    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.
    • Cruise through Elliott Bay, admiring the sights along the western shore of Seattle.

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    • Adult from: $197.08 USD
    • Child from: $164.05 USD
    DURATION 3 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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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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    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.


    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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    Best of Hakodate

    Hakodate, Japan

    Duration 8 hrs

    For a quick, yet unforgettable overview of Hakodate from sea level to mountaintop, take this comprehensive tour of Hakodate, enjoying highlights such as a modern observation tower, a historical district and a breathtaking tram ride to the summit of Mount Hakodate. ...
    For a quick, yet unforgettable overview of Hakodate from sea level to mountaintop, take this comprehensive tour of Hakodate, enjoying highlights such as a modern observation tower, a historical district and a breathtaking tram ride to the summit of Mount Hakodate. more...

    For a quick, yet unforgettable overview of Hakodate from sea level to mountaintop, take this comprehensive tour of Hakodate, enjoying highlights such as a modern observation tower, a historical district and a breathtaking tram ride to the summit of Mount Hakodate.


    Enjoy a brief but scenic drive to soaring Goryokaku Tower, a 350-foot-high observation point that offers sweeping views of the city and beyond. The tower also provides the best vantage point to see Fort Goryokaku, a star-shaped citadel built in the 19th century to protect the city. Today, the fort is a public park.


    Visit the bustling Morning Market, where fresh seafood—from squid to salmon roe to Atka mackerel—is on ice in hundreds of stalls. Locals also come here for fruit, spices and dishes such as domburi rice bowls topped with delicacies such as sea urchin.


    Following a western style lunch at a nearby restaurant, you will travel to the Kanemori red-brick warehouses along the waterfront. Originally constructed for international trade, the warehouses have been converted into an entertainment complex with restaurants, shops and a microbrewery. Here you’ll enjoy nearly 1 hour of free time for independent sightseeing and shopping.


    As another highlight of your tour, hop aboard an aerial tram that will carry you nearly a half mile to the summit of forested Mount Hakodate, an extinct volcano. Weather permitting; the views along the way and from the top are spectacular. At the summit, you’ll also find observation platforms, a cafeteria and a couple of monuments.


    You will also stroll the streets of Motomachi , a district at the foot of the mountains where most foreigners lived after Hakodate was opened to the west in 1854. The district features Western-style houses and streets lined with Japanese Rowan trees. The historical and architectural highlights include a Russian Orthodox church and the old British consulate.


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    • Adult from: $199.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 8 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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    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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    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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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.