PORTS OF CALL

SPOTLIGHT

Port descriptions, ships that sail to the destination, chip reviews, shore excursions, trips and shore tour deals

 

 

 

 

 

All Ports-Of-Call

Know The Port?

Search for information on a specific port and see all cruise related results. Enter the port name, then clock on 'Find My Port"

Find My Port

Destination Guide

Cruise Deals, Sailing Dates, Rates and much more.

 

Search For Cruises

by Destination

 

Alaska

Caribbean

Mexico

Canada & New England

Europe

Mediterranean

Hawaii

Bermuda

 

Search for Cruises

by Cruise line

 

Princess Cruises : Best Deals : Find Them Here

Princess Cruises

Royal Caribbean International : Best Deals : Find Them Here

Royal Caribbean International

Celebrity Cruises : Best Deals : Find Them Here :

Celebrity Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Line : Best Deals : Find Them Here

Norwegian Cruise Line

Crystal Cruises

Holland America : Best Deals : Find Them Here

Holland America Line

Viking River Cruises

Regent Seven Seas Cruises : Best Deals : Find Them Here

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Oceania Cruises : Best Deals : Find Them Here

Oceania Cruises


Most Viewed

  • Caribbean Sightseeing
    Bahamas Shore Excursions
    Cruise Ship Excursion
    Jamaica Shore Excursions
    Caribbean Shore Excursion
    Cruise Shore Excursions
    Beach Tours
    Mexico Shore Excursions
    Cayman Island Tour
    Shore Excursion
    Shore Trips

Recently Popular

  • Europe Shore Excursions
    Mediterranean Shore Excursions
    Caribbean Excursions
    Hawaii Shore Excursions
    Alaska Shore Excursions
    Italy Tours
    Hawaii Tours
    Tour Package
    Alaska Tours
    Ireland Tours

Most Searched

  • Cruise Tour
    Alaska Cruise Shore Excursions
    Cozumel Tours
    Belize Tours
    Oahu Tours
    St. Thomas Tour
    Best Shore Tours
    Kauai Tours
    Tour Trips
    Princess Shore Excursions Alaska
    Holland America Shore Excursions

Cruise Tip
 
Almost every ship has laundry service (including dry cleaning), but the tab can add up. Consider bringing a small amount of detergent for washing clothes in your own cabin.

...More Tips

 
Port: Adventures - Shore Excursions Magazine - Shore Trips & Tours - presented by the Shore Tours Group

 
Sometimes it pays to put yourself in the hands of the experts. Discover extraordinary fun, must-do experiences and savings with Shore Excursion packages. Planning a vacation can become like a second job. So many decisions. So many websites. Enough information to fill a book—actually, hundreds of them. That’s where we can help. We’ve organized all the must-see sights and must-do adventures into a single shore excursions magazine, Port : Adventure. You’ll get expert guides, find secure and trusted service, and how to maximum the amount of time in each port to enjoy your vacation. We save you the precious time it takes to organize the ultimate shore side experiences during your cruise vacation. And, on top of that, show you where to find value priced shore trips to save you money. All you have to do is relax and enjoy your cruise vacation.
Shore Excursions- City Tours and Day Activities-Pre & Post Cruise Packages-Celebrating our 10th Anniversary-Check Out the Shore Excursion Deals-Click Here.

Australia And The South Pacific

Shore Excursions Planning Guide

Shore Tours - Tips - Shore Excursions

from Raye & Marty Trencher

Editor's and Publishers

Port: Adventure - Shore Excursions Magazine


Australia And The South Pacific 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!


Australia & South Pacific

Introduction

Talk of Australia conjures up images of the Outback, but visitors to this multicultural country are just as likely to be drawn by the sophistication of its burgeoning cities. Frontier-minded Aussies do constitute a great part of the population, but today, that population is saturated by the influence of its Italian, Greek, Maltese, Lebanese, Chinese and other settlers. In short, Australia is one of the most fascinating continents on the world, and you may be surprised to find that while visiting, you'll see more world-class operas than koala bears.

A host of other nations rounds out the South Pacific. New Zealand, beset with glacial mountains, fast-flowing rivers, deep, clear lakes, hissing geysers and boiling mud, is an adventurers dream. Vanuatu is known for its bungee jumpers and firewater. Samoa, with palm-fringed beaches and booming white surf, is noted for its beachcomber lifestyle.

Getting Around

Traveling around Australia and the South Pacific can be extremely easy - or extremely difficult. You'll find that metropolises such as Sydney have good transportation network, so adventuring out on your own is not a problem. Other places, especially remote South Pacific islands like Tuvalu, can be tough to navigate on your own. Exercise a little "directional caution" in such regions and do yourself a favor by following a guide.



Find Shore Excursions That Match Your Cruise Ship's Itinerary - Click on the "Search Now" button.
Examples of shore excursions in Australia and the South Pacific include:

Adventure Expeditions
  • Fish for marlin and swordfish in the outer Bay of Islands in New Zealand.
  • Catamaran the Bay of islands to the famous Hole-in-the-Rock and the majestic Grand Cathedral Cave.
  • Snorkel in breathtaking lagoons in Bora Bora.

Shopping Districts

  • Wander through the Aorai Tinihau handicrafts center in Tahiti.
  • Shop for gifts and souvenirs in Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand's main shopping district.
  • Pick up an authentic Australian boomerang in the village of Esplanade in Darwin.
Cultural Attractions
  • Visit the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute in New Zealand, where young apprentices are taught the ancient art of carving and weaving.
  • See the legendary Gauguin Museum in Tahiti.
  • Attend a performance at the legendary Sydney Opera House
Nature Trips
  • Tour Rotorua in Auckland, New Zealand and witness boiling mud pools, silica terrace formations and powerful thermal geysers.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of one of the South Pacific's largest and most beautiful botanical gardens in Tahiti.
  • Explore Sydney's Blue Mountains, which is comprised of giant rock formations, deep-studded valleys and cascading waterfalls.

Historical Tours

  • Visit Tahiti's Marae Arahurahu, an ancient, open-air temple where pre-colonial islanders worshipped their Moahi gods.
  • View the splendid Victorian architecture of Kelburn and Thorndon in New Zealand.
  • Tour Darwin, Australia's Christchurch Cathedral, the seven-gabled Government House and the Chinese Temple.

Wildlife Interaction

  • Feed sharks off the coast of the island of Moorea in Tahiti.
  • Take a glass-bottom boat excursion down into the electric blue waters of Pofai Bay in Bora Bora and see over 300 species of fish.
  • See giant tree frogs and koalas in the Rain Forest Habitat in Cairns, Australia.
Enhance your travel to Australia and the South Pacific by reading about its culture, people and history in these novels:
Cold Beer and Crocodiles - Roff Smith
Following the Equator Volume I - Mark Twain
The Happy Isles of Oceanica - Paul Theroux
In Search of Tusitala: Travels in the Pacific after Robert Louis Stevenson - Gavin Bell
Island of the Human Heart - Laurie Gough
No Worries: A Journey Through Australia - Mark McCrum
The People's Lawyer - Philip Ells
Sean & David's Long Drive - Sean Condon
 


Port: Adventure

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?

Shore Excursions Magazine

What To See And Do...

FEATURED ARTICLES

Port: Adventure

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.


Shore Excursions Search

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.

Other Shore Excursions ( not offered by the cruise line )

2  independent companies, specializes in shore excursions for a variety of worldwide destinations. Click on a link to see their offerings.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **

Shoretrips

More About Shoretrips

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **

Shore Excursions Group

More About Shore Excursions Group

Shore Excursions Offered By

The Cruise Lines

Click on the cruise line name link below to view their offerings.

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!

Carnival

Cruise Line

   
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.

Disney

Cruise Line

   
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

ALASKA & PACIFIC NORTHWEST | ASIA | AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND | BERMUDA | CANARY ISLANDS | CARIBBEAN & CENTRAL AMERICA | EUROPE - BLACK SEA | EUROPE - NORTHERN, BALTIC & UK | EUROPE- MEDITERRANEAN | FLORIDA & MID-ATLANTIC COAST | HAWAIIAN ISLANDS | MEXICAN PACIFIC COAST | NEW ENGLAND & CANADIAN ATLANTIC | NEW ORLEANS | SOUTH AMERICA

 

Shop thousands of destination activities, pre and post cruise things to do worldwide!

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.

 

Searches related to shore trips, shore tours or shore excursions

Q. How can I view shore excursions & hot shore tour deals, specifically for my cruise?

A. Excursion finder will help you identify which ports your cruise visits and the tours available for those dates in each of the ports. You will need your cruise departure date, cruise line and ship and we will provide you with the ports and tours available in each of those ports for the days you are in port. Select your cruise line here, then click on go!

GO!

 Over 24 cruise lines represented. Or use the quick links below to six of the most popular cruise lines.


Disclaimer: Shore Excursions, Shore Trips and Shore Tours are provided by the Cruise Line or Independent Sightseeing Vendors. Shore Excursions Magazine, Cruise Direct Online and Travel Direct are not responsible for their services, nor web site content. If you choose to purchase products or services from them, the business arrangement is strictly between

you and them.


© 2015 shoreexcursionsmagazine.com / 2015 Cruise Direct Online. A Travel Direct Company

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED - Fla. Seller of Travel Reg. No. ST-31254