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    Melissani & Drogarati Cave

    Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Behold the natural attractions of Cephalonia, including those beneath the surface, such as the Drogarati Cave and subterranean Melissani Lake. ...
    Behold the natural attractions of Cephalonia, including those beneath the surface, such as the Drogarati Cave and subterranean Melissani Lake. more...

    Behold the natural attractions of Cephalonia, including those beneath the surface, such as the Drogarati Cave and subterranean Melissani Lake.


    Departing from the pier, you'll drive toward the eastern shore of Cephalonia, the largest Ionian island. Arriving at the Drogarati Cave, you'll descend a flight of stairs into a large cavern which is lighted for dramatic effect. Stalactites hang from the ceiling like jagged curtains, and ancient stalagmites reach up from the rocky floor. The colors are predominately red, orange, yellow and white, from the iron content in the rock and the layers of chalk and limestone.


    Although estimated to be 100 million years old, the cave wasn't discovered until about 300 years ago when a violent earthquake opened an entrance. Inside the cave's Chamber of Exaltation, the acoustics are considered near perfect, and concert events are often held in its voluminous interior. Even the famed opera soprano, Maria Callas, sang here.


    Continuing on, you will travel in a northerly direction, passing the town of Sami en route to the renowned Melissani Lake. This underground phenomenon looks absolutely magical in the shafts of light that come from 100 feet above, where parts of the ceiling collapsed decades ago. You'll enter the lake by small boat, paddled in so it hardly disturbs the surface of the water, which is a brackish mix of saltwater from the Ionian Sea and freshwater that originated back in Argostoli and then flowed across the island. The stalactites hanging from the ceiling here are estimated to be at least 20,000 years old.


    Afterwards, you'll return to Argostoli via a picturesque coastal route that offers spectacular views across the strait to the island of Ithaca, and further along, Myrtos and its dramatic, sheer white cliffs.


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    • Adult from: $85.00 USD
    • Child from: $69.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Local - Pedregalejo & The Sea

    Granada (Malaga), Spain

    Duration 3 hrs

    Discover the traditional ways being practiced in the fishing village Pedregalejo, where you will see how an old-style fishing boat is made and learn how to grill sardines on an open fire. ...
    Discover the traditional ways being practiced in the fishing village Pedregalejo, where you will see how an old-style fishing boat is made and learn how to grill sardines on an open fire. more...

    Discover the traditional ways being practiced in the fishing village Pedregalejo, where you will see how an old-style fishing boat is made and learn how to grill sardines on an open fire. The origin of the wooden boats, known as jábegas, dates to the Phoenician era. They have recently experienced a rebirth of sorts with rowing clubs using them in competitive events. Pedregalejo is also revered for its old-style beachfront restaurants known as chiringuitos. At one of the most popular chiringuitos, you will learn how to prepare espeto, which is barbecued fish, most often sardines. The fish are heavily seasoned with coarse sea salt and skewered on long flat bamboo sticks. They are then placed over an open fire of olive wood, which imparts an unmistakable flavor. If sardines are used, their silvery color will turn golden brown as they cook. Once the sardines are done, you can eat them with your fingers right off the skewer.

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    • Adult from: $199.00 USD
    • Child from: $199.00 USD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Let's Take a Selfie – Corfu

    Corfu, Greece

    Duration 5 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Corfu! Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site. ...
    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Corfu! Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site. more...

    Visit Corfu’s most epic spots to snap your selfie while enjoying a local tasting and learning about its history and culture! Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Corfu! Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site. Selfie experts will be sharing some tips for you how to take the best selfie photo including composition, posing, lighting etc. Capture the spirit of this incredible destination. Your tour will start with a scenic drive from the ship to Kanoni and Mouse Island. After your selfie tour you will have designated selfie stops at Garitsa Bay, Royal Palace, St. Spyridon Church, Liston Square, Narrow streets (Kantounia). Our last stop will be in a Kumquat Distillery where you will have the chance to taste the typical, Kumquat ouzo and have a traditional nougats tasting. Selfie. To make this experience even more fun, you will be provided with a selfie stick and utilize our Selfie Station in order to help catch the perfect picture.


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    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Let’s Take a Selfie - Lanzarote

    Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

    Duration 5 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Lanzarote! Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site as many of the stops will include wi-fi in real time. ...
    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Lanzarote! Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site as many of the stops will include wi-fi in real time. more...

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Lanzarote! Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site as many of the stops will include wi-fi in real time. Professional photographers & selfie experts will teach you how to take the best selfie photo including composition, posing, lighting etc. Capture the spirit of this incredible destination.


    Your tour begins with a scenic drive along the southwest coastline towards El Golfito. You will have designated selfie stops at:
    • El Golfito & Green Lake
    • Los Hervideros
    • Las Salinas
    • La Geria
    • Puerto Del Carmen


    End your picture-perfect day with a relaxing transfer back to the ship.


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    • Adult from: $49.00 USD
    • Child from: $49.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Local - Tapas Lesson at Bodega Casa del Marqués

    Seville (Cádiz), Spain

    Duration 4 hrs

    Enjoy a glass of sherry while learning to make authentic tapas at the Bodega Casa del Marques, a 19th-century palace built for a wine merchant. ...
    Enjoy a glass of sherry while learning to make authentic tapas at the Bodega Casa del Marques, a 19th-century palace built for a wine merchant. more...

    Enjoy a glass of sherry while learning to make authentic tapas at the Bodega Casa del Marques, a 19th-century palace built for a wine merchant. The elegant residence is decorated with period furnishings that lend it an ambiance so authentic that it feels as if you were transported to another time. While there, you will learn to make tapas, some traditional and others topped with surprisingly inventive ingredients. These small-plate snacks reflect the local cuisine and are typically served with a glass of sherry, especially in Jerez, which has been producing the fortified wine for more than 175 years. The exact tapas that you will prepare will depend on which ingredients are freshest and most flavorful. They might include fried fish, meatballs or something a bit more unusual such as stewed ox tail. Be sure to add favorite ingredients, as you will dine on the tapas afterwards.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Participate in a hands-on culinary class at a 19th-century palace built for a wine merchant.
    • Learn to prepare authentic, small-plate tapas with traditional and unusual ingredients.
    • Dine on the finished tapas and enjoy a glass of sherry as an accompaniment.

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    • Adult from: $179.00 USD
    • Child from: $179.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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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. ...
    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. more...

    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.


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    • Adult from: $50.00 USD
    • Child from: $50.00 USD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Tulum Mayan Ruins

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Duration 8 hrs

    Come experience the world famous, magnificent ruins of the walled city of Tulum, the only Mayan city built right on the blue Caribbean Sea! ...
    Come experience the world famous, magnificent ruins of the walled city of Tulum, the only Mayan city built right on the blue Caribbean Sea! more...

    Come experience the world famous, magnificent ruins of the walled city of Tulum, the only Mayan city built right on the blue Caribbean Sea! After a 45-minute ferry to Playa del Carmen, your guide will lead you to an air-conditioned motor coach for a scenic and informative one-hour drive to Tulum.


    Once there, your guide will escort you through the ruins giving a complete narration along the way. See the restored temples and some of the mysterious hieroglyphic writings still visible today. Visit the temple of the frescos, famous for the detailed carved figures and original paints. And perched on the edge of the Caribbean and rising high above all of the other ruins is “El Castillo” with its breathtaking view of the aqua-colored water below.


    Once back in Playa del Carmen, you may have free time for shopping etc., depending on the ferry schedule. There will be a stop on the way to Tulum to purchase food, refreshments, souvenirs and use of the restroom.


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    • Adult from: $129.00 USD
    • Child from: $89.00 USD
    DURATION 8 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Local - Cretan Village of Krousonas

    Heraklion, Crete, Greece

    Duration 5 hrs

    Explore the village of Krousonas and engage in activities that will provide an authentic glimpse into daily life. Your first stop will be the St. Irene of Kroussonas Monastery, which was extraordinarily affluent in the 1600s. ...
    Explore the village of Krousonas and engage in activities that will provide an authentic glimpse into daily life. Your first stop will be the St. Irene of Kroussonas Monastery, which was extraordinarily affluent in the 1600s. more...

    Explore the village of Krousonas and engage in activities that will provide an authentic glimpse into daily life. Your first stop will be the St. Irene of Kroussonas Monastery, which was extraordinarily affluent in the 1600s. However, the monastery was abandoned during the Ottoman rule of Greece, left in ruins and not rebuilt until 1940. Following an enlightening tour of the monastery now turned convent, the resident nuns will offer you a homemade sweet. You will next visit the village of Kroussonas to meet some of the shopkeepers, starting with a boot maker and baker. Both will be quite willing to discuss their businesses and day-to-day lives. To become even further immersed in the local culture, you will watch a folkloric dance performance, see a cheese-making demonstration, learn to prepare Cretan cheese pie, and taste local varieties of olive oil and wine. Few culinary experiences are so wide ranging and informative. A traditional Cretan lunch follows.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Delve into local life in Krousonas, a village on the eastern slopes of the Ida Mountains.
    • Browse a convent that was an affluent monastery in the 17th century
    • Converse with shopkeepers, watch a folkloric performance and sample traditional foods.

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    • Adult from: $169.00 USD
    • Child from: $139.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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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. ...
    Experience Mayan history and a jungle retreat with an open bar & buffet lunch. more...

    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.


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    • Adult from: $189.00 USD
    • Child from: $149.00 USD
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Local - Local Cheese Lovers

    Seville (Cádiz), Spain

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Drive through the beautiful Andalucia region to an acclaimed cheese-producing village for an insider’s look at the artisanal process and to sample the most representative cheeses. ...
    Drive through the beautiful Andalucia region to an acclaimed cheese-producing village for an insider’s look at the artisanal process and to sample the most representative cheeses. more...

    Drive through the beautiful Andalucia region to an acclaimed cheese-producing village for an insider’s look at the artisanal process and to sample the most representative cheeses. Your host will be a farmer that tends payoya goats and Grazalemeña sheep, whose milk is used to produce the cheeses. The most well-known and award-winning cheese is El Bosqueño, a smooth textured, light-colored cheese. The farmer will lead you through the fields where the goats and sheep graze and walk you through the cheese-making process step by step. You will also browse a cheese museum with displays of cheese-making hand tools and exhibits detailing the history of cheese production in the area. Afterwards, you will enjoy a sampling that may include an emborrado cheese cured in olive oil and wheat bran. Other cheeses produced here are cured with fresh spices such as rosemary and paprika. To complement the experience, you will be served a glass of locally produced wine.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • See how several award-winning cheeses are produced at a farm in the town of El Bosque.
    • Browse a cheese museum with displays that trace the importance of cheese in this region.
    • Sample various cheeses made with milk from payoya goats and Grazalemeña sheep.

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    • Adult from: $149.00 USD
    • Child from: $149.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    St. John's Patmos

    Patmos, Greece

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites honoring the apostle Saint John, including the cave where he spent years in exile, and the Monastery of Saint John, dedicated to his illustrious life. Experience the Cave of the Apocalypse, where Saint John dictated his Gospel and The Book of Revelations. ...
    Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites honoring the apostle Saint John, including the cave where he spent years in exile, and the Monastery of Saint John, dedicated to his illustrious life. Experience the Cave of the Apocalypse, where Saint John dictated his Gospel and The Book of Revelations. more...

    Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites honoring the apostle Saint John, including the cave where he spent years in exile, and the Monastery of Saint John, dedicated to his illustrious life. Experience the Cave of the Apocalypse, where Saint John dictated his Gospel and The Book of Revelations. Arriving in Chora, you’ll view the arresting Monastery of Saint John, the wealthiest in the Dodecanese due to the patronage of Byzantine emperors and countless private contributors. Learn that great wealth enabled the monks to establish the Theological School of Patmos in 1713, which still attracts students from around the world.


    Tour the chapel that contains Saint John’s relics, which is adorned with magnificent frescoes depicting his voyages and miracles. You’ll marvel at the enthralling museum’s rare icons, chalices and vestments, as well as ancient manuscripts and 33 pages of an invaluable copy of Saint Mark’s Gospel written in the 6th century. As you contemplate the life of the revered saint, relish free time in town to explore and appreciate the sweeping views of the azure Bay of Patmos and the scattered islands beyond.


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    • Adult from: $85.00 USD
    • Child from: $69.00 USD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Castle of St. Peter

    Bodrum, Turkey

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Explore the Medieval beauty of the Bodrum Peninsula during this memorable visit to the Castle of St. Peter. ...
    Explore the Medieval beauty of the Bodrum Peninsula during this memorable visit to the Castle of St. Peter. more...

    Explore the Medieval beauty of the Bodrum Peninsula during this memorable visit to the Castle of St. Peter.


    Few sights match those encountered along the Bodrum Peninsula. With rolling hills on both sides, and colorful yachts and sailing vessels docked right outside its walls, the seaside Castle of St. Peter is truly a sight to behold. The towers and battlements of the castle tower over the town, and serve as a reminder of its storied past.


    Depart the pier for the walk to the Castle of St. Peter, and a guided tour of the Museum of Underwater Archaeology housed inside. The Castle was built in the 1400s by the Knights of St. John, a group of expatriates that began in the 11th century with a church and hospital in Jerusalem. Although the Knights observed the Catholic religion, they denied care to no one. When they decided to build the Castle of St. Peter, they instructed their builders to remove marble, stone and other usable material from the tomb of King Mausolos, or Halicarnassus Mausoleum, for use in the castle's construction.


    Upon arrival at the castle, you will pass through its seven gates embellished with coats of arms and inscriptions. During your walking tour, you will visit the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. The museum attracts hundreds of thousands of annual visitors, has earned an award for Museum of the Year and appeared in National Geographic magazine. You will marvel at the exhibits of submarine archaeology, including amphora and large, copper ingots recovered from a shipwreck just offshore.


    Following your castle and museum tour, you will walk back to the pier.


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    • Adult from: $69.00 USD
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    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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NCL makes arrangements for Guests for shore excursions solely for the convenience of the Guest; NCL does not act on behalf of or supervise the parties or persons who own, furnish, or operate such excursions, and the same are provided by independent contractors. NCL assumes no responsibility for, nor guarantees the performance of, any such excursion provider, and Guests acknowledge that NCL shall not be liable for losses or injuries arising from the acts or omissions of such provider.

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

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.