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    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!


    Hawaii
    Introduction

    Mark Twain declared Hawaii to be "the loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean". A trip to this blissful landscape will persuade any visitor to echo his opinion.

    Thoughts of Hawaii tend to be focused solely on beaches and palm trees, but a visit to this consummate tropical paradise unveils an alluring diversity of attractions. Cascading waterfalls, imposing volcanoes and sodden rainforests dominate the landscape, and distinguished museums, awe-inspiring memorials and monumental districts evoke images of Hawaii's royal past.

    Getting Around

    Your need of a tour guide in Hawaii will depend on how adventurous you are. If you're content with basking on shores of Waikiki Beach and other renowned beaches, you certainly don't require a guide. However, each and every Hawaiian island is filled with unique natural wonders and historical districts, so if you venture past your local beach, a guide may prove valuable.

    Examples of shore excursion opportunities in Hawaii include:


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    Sports Excursions
    • Sport fish for marlin, ahi, ono, mahi and shortnose spearfish off the coast of Kona.
    • Swim in Hidden Valley Falls, a unique series of pools and waterfalls that cascade over black lava rock in Nawiliwili Kauai.
    • Windsurf at Hookipa Beach Park, Maui's most favored windsurfing hotspot.

    Adventure Expeditions

    • See the largest Hawaiian body of fresh water, a volcanic crater and magnificent mountain and ocean vistas during an ATV tour in Nawiliwili Kauai.
    • Kayak down the jungle stream of Huleia River past the Huleia National Wildlife Refuge and the Alekoko Fishpond, a living archaeological site.
    • Hike to the top of the mammoth Haleakala Crater, a Maui crater as expansive as Manhattan Island and as tall as four Empire State Buildings.
    Cultural Attractions
    • Tour the Maui Ocean Center, the largest tropical aquarium in the Western Hemisphere.
    • Attend the Paradise Cove Luau and Polynesian Show, a grand beachfront celebration consisting of arts, crafts, a Hukilau ceremony, tropical feasting and a shower of flowers.
    • Meet the people of Samoa, Hawaii, Marquesas, Tonga, New Zealand, Tahiti and Fiji at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Honolulu.
    • Visit sites where Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Fantasy Island and other popular movies and TV shows were filmed.
    Nature Trips
    • Explore Diamond Head Crater, the Halona Point blowhole and Pali Lookout in the Koolau Mountains in Honolulu.
    • Walk along a one-mile pathway through lush tropical forest en route to Akara Falls, a 442-foot unbroken waterfall over a volcanic cliff.
    • Visit Volcanoes National Park and the Kilauea Volcano, home of Pele - the Legendary Goddess of Fire.

    Historical Tours

    • Take a walking tour of Honolulu and see the Kamehameha Statue, the lolani Palace, Aloha Stadium, Washington Place, the Korean and Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Chinatown and the Punchbowl Crater.
    • Enjoy a leisurely ride in a horse-drawn carriage through the historic district of Kona.
    • Relive history with a visit to Pearl Harbor and the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial.

    Flightseeing Charters

    • Take a thrilling helicopter ride over the active Kilauea Volcano in Hilo and follow its surface activity down to the devastated village of Kalapana.
    • View the Olokele Canyon, Wailea Falls, Alakia Swamp and the Na Pali Coast during a grand helicopter tour over Nawiliwili Kauai.
    • Soar in an island seaplane over the sights of Honolulu, including Aloha Tower, Waikiki Beach and Koko Head Crater.

    Wildlife Interaction

    • Photograph tropical fish and humpback whales during a glass-bottom boat cruise in Kona.
    • Embark on a marine boat safari and search for spinner dolphins and other marine wildlife.
    • Snorkel amongst endangered sea turtles, elusive mantra rays and multicolored fish in Pawai Bay.
    Enhance your travel to Hawaii by reading about its culture, people and history in these novels:
    Travelers' Tales: Hawaii - edited by Rick & Marcie Carroll
    Folktales of Hawaii - Mary Kawena Pului
    Voices of Wisdom, Hawaiian Elders Speak - MJ Harden
    Kula Keiki Ali'I - Rosemary I. Patterson, Sarah Fitzpatrick
    A Map of Paradise - Linda Ching Sledge
    Hawaii - James A. Michener
     


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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

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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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