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: £56,80 GBP
    • Child from: £35,40 GBP
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Family Recommended
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    Taste of Maine

    Portland, Maine

    Duration 7 hrs

    Cruise the tranquil waters of Long Lake on a Mississippi River-style paddle-wheeler as a prelude to taking a hay ride through the orchards and fields of a working farm.


    After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a leisurely drive inland to the town of Naples, which perches at the end of Long Lake. Here, you will board the Songo River Queen II, a replica of a Mississippi River paddle-wheel boat. You will have plenty of room to settle in and stretch out, as the 93-foot-long boat has two decks, one fully shaded.


    As you cruise along the glass-smooth lake, you will take in the gorgeous natural views. In the distance, you will spot Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast, and aptly named Pleasant Mountain close by. Other outstanding sights include Arrowhead Point jutting out from the shoreline and forested Pine Island off Mast Cove.


    Along the way, you will be served a lobster roll lunch, a classic Maine dish. Dessert will wait until you arrive at your next destination, Pietree Orchard. Author Tabitha King, wife of author Stephen King, owns this working farm, which has been operating for nearly 80 years.


    You will enjoy an authentic farm experience by taking a leisurely hay ride through the property. The driver will describe the environmentally friendly farming methods and the fruits and produce that flourish here

    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes limited walking, mainly at the guest's discretion during the stops. The tour is available to guests who utilize a wheelchair who are able to make their way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Casual clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. The order of the sites visited or viewed may vary.
    • Adult from: £188,52 GBP
    • Child from: £163,83 GBP
    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Accessibility
    • Limited Accessibility
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    Atlantis Aquaventure

    Nassau, Bahamas

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    Aquaventure, Atlantis Paradise Island’s Water Park, is a one-of-a-kind 141 acre waterscape. Aquaventure features over twenty million gallons of water, thrilling high-speed water slides like the Mayan Temple and the 7-story Power Tower, a mile long river ride with rolling rapids, a spectacular kids water-play fort, 20 swimming areas, refreshing pools, and access to the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean! Plus access to view the renowned Atlantis marine habitat, home to more than 50,000 fish representing 250 species and the Caribbean’s largest casino and stroll through Marina Village, a charming and vibrant marketplace featuring 20 retail shops, restaurants, and local entertainment for a distinctly Bahamian vacation experience.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Complementary lounge chairs and towels will be provided. Some slides and rides require a minimum height of 48 inches. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants 3 years of age or younger are free if accompanied by a participating paying parent or guardian at least 18 years of age. There is a considerable amount of walking on this tour, approximately 0.4 mile.


    Bring a credit card for food and beverage purchases. The bus to Atlantis takes approximately 25 minutes each way. Guests are required to meet at the place and time stated on their Shore Excursion ticket, as tickets will not be honored directly at the resort.


    • Adult from: £147,36 GBP
    • Child from: £89,73 GBP
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Height
    • Family Recommended
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    Adventure Jeep & 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..


    Depending on the route, you might 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 also see the JFK Memorial, 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 21 years with a valid driver’s license. There are 3 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: £135,84 GBP
    • Child from: £111,14 GBP
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
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    Highlights of Rhodes

    Rhodes, Greece

    Duration 4 hrs

    The old port of Mandraki, where this tour begins, is believed to be the site of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Historic sites abound in Rhodes, as you will soon discover after enjoying a panoramic view of the city and Rhodes Bay from atop Monte Smith.


    Visit the fully restored 14th-century Grand Masters Palace, which contains beautiful alabaster windows, French and Venetian furniture, and floor mosaics with scenes from Greek mythology. It served as a fortress in times of war, and a residence for the Grand Master and a meeting place for senior knights during times of peace. As you continue down the Avenue of the Knights, where the knights lived, the cobblestoned street seems to exude a noble and somewhat forbidden aura, as its lofty buildings stretch in an unbroken wall of honey-colored stone, punctuated by huge doorways and arched windows. At the conclusion of this tour, you can either return to ship, or remain in the old town to explore further on your own.


    • Adult from: £69,98 GBP
    • Child from: £45,28 GBP
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
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    Best of Tortola & Beach

    Tortola, British Virgin Islands

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    This unforgettable excursion will have you traveling along the coastlines on the Sir Francis Drakes Highway heading through small villages such as Capoons Bay, Apple Bay, Carrot Bay, and then you will ascend about 900 feet above sea level between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Photo stops will be made along the way.


    Enjoy stunning views and the different shades of beautiful water. Your knowledgeable driver/guide will keep you constant company as the history and culture of the island is related via the public address system. At Long Bay beach, enjoy a relaxing swim in the crystal- clear water or just relax to the singing of the waves along the seashore.


    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. Guests must be aware that this beach does not offer any services at all. There are no restrooms, no deck chairs, no umbrellas only (natural shade), nor food concessions. This has made this beach particularly attractive for those seeking a more natural beach, for which the British Virgin Islands are world famous. Guests should wear swimsuits; bring towels, sunblock and additional water.
    • Adult from: £65,04 GBP
    • Child from: £48,57 GBP
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Family Recommended
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    Pearl Island VIP Oceanview Cabana

    Nassau, Bahamas

    Duration 5 hrs

    OVERVIEW
    While away the hours on Pearl Island in an oceanfront private cabana with everything you could possibly want at your fingertips. Following a short ferry ride to the uninhabited island, you will settle into your own oceanfront thatched-roof cabana. This open-air oasis is furnished with padded loungers for stretching out, convenient side tables and a beverage cooler. A waiter will be standing by to serve your hearty Bahamian lunch and bring most anything else you might need. You are welcome to spend the entire day in the comfort of your shaded cabana or explore the rest of the beach-blessed island, if you please. Kayaking and paddle boarding are available and the crystal-clear water couldn’t be more inviting. If you are feeling particularly ambitious, climb the lighthouse at the island’s tip. The views from the circular observation tower are spectacular in every direction.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Ride the ferry the Pearl Island, the closest private island to Nassau.
    • While away the hours in a VIP oceanfront cabana, doing whatever you please.
    • Enjoy attentive waiter service, as lunch and beverages (one cocktail pp is included) will be served in your cabana.
    • Take a refreshing swim in the sea or stretch in the sun on the beach.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear a swimsuit under your clothes and bring sunscreen and a towel.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

    Need to Know:

    Note: The tour is available to guests who utilize a wheelchair who are able to make their way on and off the ferry and have a companion to assist them. There are 4 steps to the first beach and 1 step to the restrooms.


    Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by one paying adult on the island. Guests prone to motion sickness should take precautions. Bring cash or credit cards for optional purchases (gift shop/bar). Price is per cabana. Max 2 adults and 1 child per cabana.


    • Adult from: £394,34 GBP
    • Child from: £394,34 GBP
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
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    Bocelli Wine Experience

    Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy

    Duration 6 hrs

    Experience the joys of Andrea Bocelli’s world by visiting places that the revered tenor and his family own in and around his hometown of Lajatico. Your enlightening journey will begin at the Teatro del Silenzio, an open-air amphitheater that Bocelli’s architect brother designed. Andrea performs here but once a year; the rest of the time the theater is silent, filled only by the sounds of nature. The family’s influence also extends into wine making, as you will discover while touring the Bocelli wine cellars, which hold classic Italian wines produced on the Tuscan estate that the family has owned since 1730.


    You will have the opportunity to sample the wines and indulge in a buffet-style lunch of Tuscan delicacies at the Officine Bocelli restaurant. The wines may include a red made entirely from Sangiovese grapes and a crisp, complex Pinot Grigio. Upstairs, you will find a museum with a collection of awards, photos and memorabilia that celebrates Andrea’s musical achievements.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour has very light walking. It is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them, however, there is no elevator in restaurant to reach museum - about 13 steps to reach museum. There is a ramp available for entrance to restaurant. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested.
    • Adult from: £270,85 GBP
    • Child from: £270,85 GBP
    DURATION 6 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
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    Guided Shore Dive

    George Town, Grand Cayman

    Duration 2 hrs

    OVERVIEW
    Dive beautiful Casuarina Point Reef and observe a seemingly endless diversity of marine life along this superb coral reef. Once you are outfitted with diving equipment, you will receive a brief orientation of the dive site, so you can maximize the experience. Casuarina Point Reef has a depth of only 50 feet or so, which allows you to dive for as much as 50 minutes without surfacing. The relatively shallow water is ideal for those who haven’t dived in the past two years and for newly certified or junior open-water divers. You can expect to see an abundance of marine life that may include sea turtles, sea cucumbers, crabs and an ever-changing array of brightly colored tropical fish. Starfish or sea stars are also commonly spotted. While the starfish in Grand Cayman typically have five arms, some species have as many as 40 arms.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Dive a shallow reef teeming with marine life.
    • Bring nothing more than a sense of adventure, as all the equipment will be provided.
    • Observe an endless array of exotic fish and perhaps sea turtles.
    • Remain in Georgetown to shop after the dive, if you wish.

    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear a swimsuit under a cover-up and bring a towel.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

    Need to Know:

    Note: This dive of about 50 minutes has a maximum depth of about 50 feet. All diving equipment is included, although guests are welcome to bring their own. There will be one dive master for every 12 guests. Participants must present a valid certification card, fill out a medical waiver and sign a liability release. Divers must be between 12 and 70 years old unless they bring a doctor’s note stating that they are physically able to participate. This is for certified divers only. Diving is not exclusive to NCL guests.
    • Adult from: £81,50 GBP
    • Child from: £81,50 GBP
    DURATION 2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    A Day in Jerusalem & Bethlehem

    Haifa, Israel

    Duration 11 1/2 hrs

    Explore two of the world's most historical cities as you step back in time with visits to Jerusalem and Bethlehem.


    Your tour begins with a beautiful scenic drive from Haifa into the Judean Hills. As you ascend into these hauntingly stark hills, your coach will be traveling along the same route used for centuries to reach Jerusalem. The capital of Israel, Jerusalem is famous for its timeless beauty and was once considered the center of the world. As you navigate your way through this amazing city, you will pass some of Israel's most notable landmarks, such as the Hebrew University, home to 2005 Nobel Prize winner Professor Emeritus Robert J. Aumann, the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) and the State Supreme High Court. After an interesting overview of the city, you'll proceed toward the Mount of Olives where time will be allowed to take photos from this highly favorable vantage point that provides an unparalleled and breathtaking panorama of the walled Old City. Near the base of the Mount, you will find the picturesque Gardens of Gethsemane, site of an ancient olive oil press yard that is surrounded by 1,000-year-old trees. Here you can also see the impressive Church of All Nations.


    Following an unforgettable morning, you will be treated to a relaxing lunch at a local hotel before it's time to continue your exploration of this fascinating destination with a walking tour of the historical Old City. Entering via the Jaffa Gate, your walk will take you past some of the most sacred sites in religious history. As you make your way along a route that flanks the colorful bazaar, you'll observe the Christian Quarter, which rests beside a part of the famous Via Dolorosa, believed by many to be the route Jesus followed as he carried his cross to Calvary. Amongst the sites you will view is the golden-topped Dome of the Rock. With its stunning blue and gold ceramic tiles, this amazing shrine is considered the third holiest site in Islam. You will also view the famous Western (Wailing) Wall, the holiest site in the Jewish world because it is believed to have been closest to where the Holy Ark once stood. A visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is also included. Perched on the hill known as Golgotha, the Church marks the site of Jesus' crucifixion, burial and resurrection.


    Rejoining your coach, you'll leave the city behind and make your way through the Judean Hills to the edge of the desert, where the legendary town of Bethlehem is found. Your time here includes a visit to Manger Square and the renowned Church of the Nativity. This extraordinary church is built over a grotto that is believed to be the location of Jesus' birth. Due to time constraints and very long lines to enter the actual grotto, doing so is usually not a possibility. After what will no doubt be a highly memorable visit, you'll re-board your coach and enjoy a leisurely drive back to the ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: The sights on this tour are not wheelchair accessible and therefore, it is not available to wheelchair guests. There is approximately 2 hours of walking, some of it strenuous with steep steps to negotiate in the churches; therefore, it is not recommended for those guests with mobility concerns. When visiting the religious sites, your head must be covered and conservative attire is required. Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. Lightweight clothing, caps and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.
    • Adult from: £163,83 GBP
    • Child from: £163,83 GBP
    DURATION 11 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Family Recommended
    • Meal
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    Tulum Mayan Ruins

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Duration 7 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! 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.


    Need to Know:

    Note: There is approximately 1 mile of walking over rocky uneven terrain. Ferry ride across may be rough at times and guests who suffer from motion sickness should take this into account.
    • Adult from: £97,97 GBP
    • Child from: £61,74 GBP
    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
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    Barrier Reef Snorkel

    Harvest Caye, Belize

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Snorkel the azure waters of Belize's Barrier Reef, the world’s largest living barrier reef. This is a shallow water entry, well suited for beginners and intermediate snorkelers.


    Depart from the Harvest Caye Marina on one of our comfortable snorkel vessels for the short scenic ride to a beautiful site along the reef. This location is teeming with multitudes of colorful reef fish, co-habiting among the beautiful hard and soft coral formations, intermingled with sponges, sea fans and delicate sea anemones. Possible sightings of spotted eagle rays and schools of larger fish are quite common, large starfish, queen conchs and sea cucumbers also call this patch of the reef home.


    After snorkeling, re-board your boat and enjoy the return trip with complimentary rum or fruit punch while listening to Caribbean rhythmic vibes.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Minimum age to participate is 8 years. Maximum weight is 275 lbs. Pregnant women past 1st trimester, guests with preexisting respiratory or heart conditions, neck, back, or joint issues are not allowed to participate. All guests must be mobile and able to swim. Guests should consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Guests with cardiac conditions should take particular caution when selecting a tour with snorkeling/swimming elements. Guests must be able to climb in and out of the boat on a 3 step vertical dive ladder. Guests should wear swimsuit under clothes, bring a towel, sunblock, hat or cap. Bring camera, cash for snacks, drinks and souvenirs.
    • Adult from: £81,50 GBP
    • Child from: £65,04 GBP
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Weight

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, September 17, 2019 at 10:25am