2020 is here and wave season is upon us! We love this time of year – many people start the new year by planning their cruise travels in the coming months. While the cruise ship itself has a lot of benefits, the real happens on shore. This travel guide provides the top 5 shore excursions per region that are helpful to keep in mind during wave season!
North America (US & Canada)
Road to Hana Full Day Tour for NCL – Pride of America
This 10 hour excursion takes a group of no more than 15 travelers through scenic roads until they reach the beautiful community of Hana. The bus stops at many locations along the way so travelers are able to hop off and explore, such as the 100-foot Wailua Waterfall.
Vancouver Shore Excursion: Pre-Cruise City Tour with Port Drop Off
This tour will take clients to some of the top attractions in Vancouver including: Gastown, Robson Street, Granville Island and Chinatown and more! This tour is great for those spending one day in Vancouver.
Anchorage Shore Excursion: Pre- or Post-Cruise Turnagain Arm and Wildlife Conservation Center Tour with Optional Portage Glacier Cruise
Take in some of Alaska’s most breathtaking scenery along the Seward Highway and down Turnagain Arm. Travelers will also visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where you may encounter musk ox, wood bison and bears. Hotel pickup is offered!
Juneau Shore Excursion: Helicopter Tour and Guided Icefield Walk
This shore excursion is filled with adventure and breathtaking views. First, travelers will take a helicopter ride that lands on a glacier where they will then get the chance to learn about the surrounding Alaskan wilderness. This shore excursion is covered by our worry-free policy that guarantees on-time return to ship.
Skagway Shore Excursion: Full-Day Tour of the Yukon
Enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery of Canada’s westernmost territory on this Skagway shore excursion. This tour travels along the Klondike Highway by minibus, there are many photo taking opportunities as well as the possibility for wildlife sightings. This shore excursion is covered by our worry-free policy that guarantees on-time return to ship.
St Maarten Shore Excursion: Maho Beach Round-Trip Transfer
Take in breathtaking views of jetliners coming into the airport right over your head while also enjoying the white sands and Carribean waters, it makes for an unforgettable experience! This shore excursion is covered by our worry-free policy that guarantees on-time return to ship.
Nassau Shore Excursion: Bahamas Snorkel Adventure
This shore excursion allows travelers to experience snorkeling in the Bahamas where the water is clear and filled with schools of tropical fish and marine life. This shore excursion is covered by our worry-free policy that guarantees on-time return to ship.
St Thomas Shore Excursion: Shopping, Sightseeing and Beach Tour
Upon arrival to St Thomas travelers will discover beautiful beaches, take a taxi safari with an engaging guide and visit Mountain Top for views of Magens Bay and other neighboring islands. This shore excursion is covered by our worry-free policy that guarantees on-time return to ship.
Barbados Shore Excursion: Carlisle Bay Turtle and Shipwreck Adventure
Travelers will take part in a boat and snorkeling cruise where they will enjoy the sun, sand and sea turtles! Round-trip transportation from the cruise port is provided.
Beachfront Paradise: Day at Atlantis Paradise Island
Travelers will enjoy a calming day at Atlantis Paradise Island enjoying the white sand beaches and marine habitats. Lounge chairs and towels are provided with the resort day pass.
Central & South America
Roatan Shore Excursion: Zip ‘n’ Dip Canopy Tour
On this canopy tour in Honduras, travelers have the chance to fly over the exotic jungle while experiencing an adrenaline high. Travelers will also get to see rare wildlife species and take a dip in the clear waters of the Carribean Sea. This shore excursion is covered by our worry-free policy that guarantees on-time return to ship.
Roatan Shore Excursion: Hanging Bridges Eco Tour and Beach Break
This shore excursion gives travelers the chance to delve into the dense Carribean jungle as they walk across eight bridges that are high above the canopy. In addition, travelers will take in the sights of swaying palm trees and eccentric birds while they relax on the beaches of West Bay. This shore excursion is covered by our worry-free policy that guarantees on-time return to ship.
Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip
Travelers will get to experience the ancient Mayan city of Chacchoben on this shore excursion where they will encounter a magical archeological site, colossal pyramids and sacred temples. This shore excursion is covered by our worry-free policy that guarantees on-time return to ship.
Shore Excursion: Magellan Penguins Natural Reserve in Magdalena Island from Punta Arenas
This shore excursion takes travelers to the penguin reserves on Marta and Magdalena Islands where they will see diverse wildlife in addition to the 150,000 penguins.
Best Private Montevideo Shore Excursion: City Tour. Optional Wine Tasting Tour
Travelers will have the opportunity to discover the history, architecture and culture of Uruguay by visiting the top attractions of Montevideo on this shore excursion. This shore excursion is covered by our worry-free policy that guarantees on-time return to ship.
Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour from Naples or Sorrento
This picturesque tour helps travelers to explore the Italian island of Capri. Stops on this shore excursion include: the shops in Anacapri, the Blue Grotto and a funicular ride to Marina Grande.
Full-day Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, and Pompeii Shore Excursion from Naples
Travelers will enjoy a UNESCO World Heritage-listed attraction while they take in the beautiful views of the Amalfi Coast. In addition, travelers will see the coastal towns of Sorrento and Positano and experience a guided tour of Pompeii.
All-in-One Berlin Shore Excursion from Warnemünde and Rostock Port
This shore excursion helps travelers to discover the alternative city of Berlin by visiting its most famous landmarks including: Charlottenburg Palace, the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and many more!
Half-Day Small-Group Guided Tour of Mykonos
Travelers will explore the beauty of Mykonos while taking a scenic drive to places like Kalafatis Beach, the captivating village of Ano Mera and the picturesque white-washed buildings of Mykonos Town.
Southampton: Post-Cruise Tour to London via Salisbury, Stonehenge and Windsor
This shore excursion puts a twist on the traditional, famous Stonehenge tour with visits to the countryside of London to the ancient cities of Windsor and Salisbury.
Australia & New Zealand
Hobart Shore Excursion: Mt Wellington, Richmond and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
This shore excursion takes travelers on an adventure across the Hobart shore to experience the well-known landmarks and history of Australia. Travelers will see the Tasman Bridge, Mt. Wellington, St. John’s Church, Granny Rhodes’ cottage and Kangaroo Bluff.
Sydney Shore Excursion: Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
This shore excursion allows travelers to experience 34 sights located from Sydney to beautiful Bondi on this family-friendly hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour
Cairns Shore Excursion: Small-Group Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Kuranda Railway Day Trip Including Lunch
This shore excursion to the Kuranda rainforest takes travelers on a Skyrail Rainforest Cableway deep in the Kuranda ranges, to the beautiful Barron Falls as well as the Kuranda Village.
Dunedin Shore Excursion: Taieri Gorge Railway and City Sightseeing Guided TourBlue Mountains #1 Day Tour includes popular breakfast in the Aussie bush
The combo shore excursion takes travelers on the Taieri Gorge Railway where they will see beautiful scenery by train. Then, they will see Otago University, Dunedin Botanical Gardens, St Clair Beach, Otago Beach and more.
Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula and Christchurch City Sights
Travelers will take in the astonishing scenery of Akaroa Harbour, Lake Ellesmere and the Southern Alps. They will also take a stroll through Christchurch Botanical Gardens and the coastal towns of Sumner and Lyttleton.
Sihanoukville Highlights Day Tour from Cruise Port
This excursion is led by a local guide and travelers will visit small fishing villages, sandy beaches, Buddhist temples and more! This is a great opportunity to learn more about Cambodia’s culture and history.
Full-Day Goa Shore Excursion Including Lunch at Spice Plantation
Experience the top attractions of Goa including temples, churches, a spice plantation and many more on this shore excursion. Includes lunch, guide and transportation!
Shore Excursion: Full-Day Singapore City Tour
This shore excursion allows travelers to see Singapore on a private tour, which provides a more personalized experience. The local tour guide gives travelers an authentic cultural look at Singapore
Bangkok Shore Excursion: Private Grand Palace and Buddhist Temples Tour
This shore excursion in Thailand takes travelers to Bangkok’s Grand Palace and temples making sure to display the cities best religious architecture.
Suva Shore Excursion: Jewel of Fiji Tour
Fiji has a vibrant history and culture that is showcased on this shore excursion to Navua River. This excursion includes: a ride upriver in a longboat canoe, a local village tour with lunch, swimming at a magnificent waterfall and bamboo rafting on the river.
Middle East & Africa
Ashdod Shore Excursion: Private Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Trip
Travelers get to experience some of Israel’s most historic and religious locations on this private, full-day shore excursion. There is time to explore the Jewish, Armenian, Christian and Muslim quarters of Jerusalems old city. Plus, this excursion is covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to ship.
Shore Excursion: Full-Day Mombasa City Tour
This shore excursion includes stops at the Fort Jesus Historical Museum, Old Town, walk in the market, Mombasa Giant elephant tusk monument and a lunch full of local cuisines.
Haifa Shore Excursion: Nazareth and Galilee Day Trip
Upon arrival to Israel at the Port of Haifa, travelers will experience many important history filled landmarks including a visit to the holy land of Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee.
Abu Dhabi Sightseeing Tour: Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Heritage Village & Dates Market
This excursion is great for first time visitors to Abu Dhabi because it provides an overview of the city which gives travelers a snapshot of the culture, traditions and way of life.
Muscat Shore Excursion: Private City Highlights Tour
This excursion gives travelers the chance to take in the sights of Oman’s capital while visiting the Grand Mosque, Muttrah Fish Market, Muscat Old Town and the Bait Al Zubair Museum.