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Around The World Shore Excursions

 

Begin a new vacation each time you set foot ashore!
No matter where you are in the world, shore excursions offer you the opportunities to experience international cultures, sample local cuisine, sightsee and more.
Cruise shore excursions are also unique because of their flexibility. You can take guided tours or customize your sightseeing by renting transportation or embarking on walking tours.
Hit all a port of call's local highlights or focus on one or two extended activities. It's your cruise!


Around The World
Introduction

Cruisers looking for the most unique experience might want to consider circling the globe on a world cruise. Few other experiences give vacationers the opportunity to travel to several continents, and a blend of bustling, urban cities and slow-paced, rural villages results in an itinerary that suits any cruiser. Such cruises are often as short as two weeks and as long as several months.

Like a transatlantic cruise, a world cruise features extended days at sea. During these days at sea, cruisers can be as inactive or as adventurous as they want. Stretch out and read a good book on the sun deck or spend time exploring your ship - which is often a destination of its own!

Getting Around

Use your discretion in choosing whether or not to use a guide when on a shore excursion. Common sense dictates that a knowledgeable guide should lead any excursion that takes you off the beaten path.

Examples of shore excursion opportunities around the world include:


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Adventure Expeditions
  • Sea canoe past Thailand's limestone monoliths and interior lagoons around Phang Nga Bay and Phutek Island.
  • Hike the 157 stone steps of Water Mountain in Vietnam and wonder at the superb views over legendary China Beach.
  • Walk the floor of the Caribbean in St. Thomas wearing a Sea Trekkin' helmet and observe abundant marine life.

Cultural Attractions

  • Visit Rio de Janeiro's Imperial Museum, which houses breathtaking crown jewels and handcrafted royal carriages of emperor Dom Pedro II.
  • Acquaint yourself with the original inhabitants of New Caledonia, the Kanaks, by visiting the J.M Tjibao Cultural Centre and viewing Kanak and South Pacific art.
  • Tour the Kona's Parker Ranch, the largest privately owned ranch in the United States.
Sports Excursions
  • Hang ten on the celebrated waves of Oahu's North Shore beaches in Hawaii.
  • Mountain bike through down the Layou River Valley through Dominica's luxuriant rain forest and verdant tropical countryside.
  • Parasail off the coast of the world-famous Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Nature Trips
  • Tour the boiling mud pools, silica terrace formations and powerful geysers of Te Whakarewarewa, New Zealand's largest thermal reserve.
  • Follow the trail of Australia's early explorers into the Blue Mountains, a colossal system of rock formations, tree-studded valleys and cascading waterfalls.
  • Navigate a sprawling ash plain en route to the mighty Mount Yasur volcano in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Historical Tours

  • Experience 5,000 years of Chinese history with a visit to the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, Tian'anmen Square and the ancient Ming Tombs.
  • Retrace the steps of Magellan in Cebu, Philippines and visit Casa Gorordo, Fort San Pedro and Magellan's Cross.
  • Walk through the Silver Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and view the 5,000-plate silver-tiled floor and the solid-gold Buddha encrusted with 9,584 diamonds.

Wildlife Interaction

  • Come nose to nose with the Tasmanian Devil at Launceston's Trowunna Wildlife Park in Tasmania.
  • Observe over 8,000 exotic birds when you stroll through the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore.
  • Encounter kangaroos, wallabies, buffalo, birds, dingos and crocodiles at the 1,000-acre Territory Wildlife Park in Darwin, Australia.

Shopping Districts

  • Shop the Central Market and Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur, one of Asia's most glamorous shopping cities.
  • Browse the Mexican handicraft boutiques of Olivera Street, one of L.A.'s oldest streets.
  • Take in the 110,000 square feet of shops of Singapore's DFS Millennia, the world's largest duty-free shopping complex.
Enhance your travel around the world by reading about its culture, people and history in these novels:
Around the World on a Bicycle - Thomas Stevens
A Boat in our Baggage: Around the World in a Kayak - Maria Coffey
Maiden Voyage - Tunia Aebi
Sailing Alone Around the World - Joshua Slocum
The Travels - Marco Polo
What the Traveler Saw - Eric Newby

 

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Cruises can take you to so many places. With 350 Embarkation Ports and hundreds of Ports of Call around the globe, there’s something ashore for everyone. Where in the world do you want to go?

 

CARIBBEAN: Bury your toes in sugar-white sand, unearth Mayan ruins and shop at outdoor markets for duty-free handicrafts.
BAHAMAS & BERMUDA: Soak up electric blue waters, track the pursuits of legendary pirates and unravel the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle.

MEXICO: Tour ancient villages, old-world factories and traditional plantations. Or daydream in a hammock on a sun-drenched beach.
SOUTH AMERICA: Encounter mummies, active volcanoes and pink dolphins in a country that celebrates both ancient tribes and sophisticated cities.
PANAMA CANAL: Sail through this $350 million man-made wonder en route to fascinating countries like Costa Rica and Aruba. ALASKA: Trek across the "Great Frontier" and explore mile after mile of stunning fjords, glaciers, forests and mountains.
CANADA & NEW ENGLAND: Breathe in the life of rugged seaside villages and the spirit of the American Revolution.

MEDITERRANEAN EUROPE: Stand at the feet of Michelangelo's David, stare into the eyes of da Vinci's Mona Lisa, and take in the most inspired works of art ever created.
NORTHERN EUROPE: Toast to the wonders of lofty castles, grandiose cathedrals and pastoral countryside in an Irish pub.

HAWAII: Relax on Waikiki Beach and snorkel amidst lava rock in Nawiliwili Kauai. Or explore Hawaii's memorials and monuments.
ASIA: Experience a kaleidoscope of Oriental cultures and landscapes and walk the meandering Great Wall of China.
AUSTRALIA & SOUTH PACIFIC: Trek past boiling mud pools and powerful geysers in Tahiti and then attend a world-class performance at the Sydney Opera House.

TRANSATLANTIC: Visit the most geographically diverse regions of the world during a cruise across the Atlantic Ocean.
AROUND THE WORLD: Voyage to several continents across the globe and sightsee lively capitals and rustic villages.

River Cruises:
UNITED STATES: Get a closer look at America by sailing its most legendary rivers, including the Napa, Hudson, Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi.
WORLD: Sail alongside medieval castles, ancient ruins and luxuriant vineyards on rivers such as the Nile, Murray, Danube, Yangtze and Rhine.


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Don't just see the world. Explore it and discover new places, new foods, new experiences. Now you can go online and view cruise line shore & land excursions. Programs that let you will get you up close and personal with some of the most exciting destinations in the world.

Please remember that the cruise lines have certain rules and restrictions regarding your purchase of shore & land excursions online. Please be sure to read and understand their policy before you make any online purchase.

Shore Excursions Offered By The Cruise Line

You can check out shore & land excursions anytime. However, to book an excursion online, you'll need your reservation information. If you have this on hand, on most cruise line sites you can make your reservation today. Click on the cruise line name link below to view their offerings.

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There’s so much to do on — and off — a Carnival cruise. Sure, you know the ship’s gonna be a blast. But what happens when you walk down the gangway into a port? Well, we’ve got the answer: a full-fledged fun bonanza! We’ve tracked down the coolest stuff in every port — which means you can be sure the good times won’t slow down just ‘cause you’re leaving the ship. So go ahead… snorkel, zip-line, ride a 4X4, swim with dolphin, shop or just relax on the beach. We’ve got tons of great shore excursions for you to try. Land ho!

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Make the most of your vacation with a shore and land excursion that appeals to your interests. Knowledgeable, professional guides lead all excursions and offer special insights into the culture, history, wildlife, and geology of each destination. Discover first-hand how islanders went about the business of growing, harvesting and refining sugar in 18th century Barbados. Take an invigorating mush across a snow-covered glacier aboard an Alaskan dogsled. Or stroll through the maze of tiny streets in Mykonos, the birthplace of Apollo. Celebrity Cruises
   
shore excursions that have been specially selected by Disney Cruise Line—provide you and your family with the very best recreation, leisure and sightseeing each destination has to offer. By adding a Port Adventure to your cruise, you'll receive an unforgettable experience ashore along with the peace of mind that comes with having Disney do all the planning. Whether sailing into the horizon, exploring an under the sea world, pillaging with pirates or splashing through the waves on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Port Adventures set the course for a whole new way to add even more magic to your Disney Cruise Line vacation.

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Holland America Line offers a wide variety of shore excursions to fit your lifestyle, ranging from easygoing activities to high adventure. Each of our tours provides the highest level of quality, safety, convenience and value. Once you have booked your cruise, you can easily book your shore excursions online; we recommend you book early for the best selection. Holland America
   
Surfing in Hawaii. Dogsledding in Alaska. Scuba diving in Belize. Exploring ancient medieval cities. You can book your adventures ashore up to two days prior to sailing, so take a look and book now, as the favorites sell out fast. Norwegian Cruise Line
   
Learn more about the 330+ ports Princess visits each year, as well as key points of interest, favorite activities and the full range of excursions we offer to help you explore. Princess Cruises
   
Add Explorer to Your Resume! Discover new places, new foods, and new experiences. Travel to some of the most exciting places in the world and do things you never dreamed you would. This is your vacation and with our Shore & Land Excursions, you can be sure it'll be one of the best ever. Royal Caribbean
   
See and experience more while in port. To make your vacation even more memorable, Windstar® Cruises offers an extensive shore excursions program. Windstar Cruises

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Our goal is to provide access to exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have gathered three of the most experienced sightseeing tour operators, who have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. These companies are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. They understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, they provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, site inspections, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe you should check these three companies out and determine for yourself, if their expertise and approach set them apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. Visit shoretoursgroup.com for more details.

 

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