Types of Cruise Shore Excursions

There's types of cruise shore excursions for everyone!

Choosing the type of ship you want to travel on during a vacation at sea is just the first step. What do you plan on doing as soon as you visit various ports-of-call? Whether you’re looking for adventurous activities, a history-enriched understanding of your destination, or perhaps simply just a food tour of the port-of-call’s best regional specialties, there are a plethora of shore excursion varietals for you to enjoy with some of these cruise lines!

Princess Cruises

‘Escape completely’ as you travel on Princess Cruises 7+ night sailings to Alaska, the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, and beyond. When not enjoying the delicious dining, spa, or electrifying entertainment of Princess Cruises ships, travelers of all ages will also enjoy the array of shore excursions that Princess Cruises offers once you are in-port.

Here’s one of our picks if you happen to be traveling to the Caribbean with Princess Cruises:

Caribbean Shore Excursion:

If your cruise stops by Grand Cayman, try one of the most popular shore excursions for this island – the Turtle Farm, Hell, Tortuga Rum Cake & Scenic Drive excursion that will satisfy all types of travelers! Kids will have a blast as they interact with small sea turtle creatures, nature lovers will be amazed by ‘Hell’ – a popular attraction composed of black limestone formations, and you’ll get to relax and enjoy the island’s regional specialty beverage – rum!

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Holland America

With its ‘Signature of Excellence’ enhancements that can be found on 7+ night Holland America sailings, Holland America provides its guests a relaxing onboard environment complete with top-quality public areas – from The Retreat pool area complete with an upscale pizzeria and giant LED screen for evening movies to new specialty dining restaurant venues for you to enjoy. And onshore, you’ll have a variety of Holland America shore excursions to choose from that are all expertly planned.

Here’s one of our picks if you happen to be traveling to Alaska with Holland America:

Alaska Shore Excursion:

If you’re looking for an adventurous as well as up close and personal experience through Denali National Park – one of Alaska’s most prized areas – try the Wilderness Living Adventure and Dog Cart Ride excursion! You’ll explore Alaska and have the chance to visit a riverside campsite to see how local Alaskans make their living and raise families in Denali wilderness. The hosts of this shore excursion – who are hunters, trappers, and woodsmen – will share their own experiences with you, as well as provide snacks for you. Then, get ready for an unforgettable adventure as you take an authentic dog cart ride through the wilderness’ rustic trails. Keep your eyes peeled for views of Mt. McKinley and other Alaskan wildlife!

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Celebrity Cruises

Discover a stunning and modern onboard experience during 7+ night Celebrity Cruises sailings to Europe and beyond. Celebrity Cruises ships are equipped with stylish and innovative features – whether it’s the Solstice Class’ Lawn Club Deck, the stunning Aqua Spa, or the delicious contemporary cuisine. With so many amazing features onboard, there’s no surprise how cool Celebrity Cruises’ shore excursions are as well!

Here’s one of our picks if you happen to be traveling to the Mediterranean with Celebrity Cruises:

Mediterranean Shore Excursion:

Here’s something the entire family can enjoy – while learning about Italy and the origins of pizza along the way. When taking a Mediterranean vacation with Celebrity Cruises, you may stop by Naples – home to the origins of most kids’ favorite dish – pizza! During the Sorrento with Pizza Making for Families shore excursion, everyone will be amazed by the stunning views of Sorrento, where you’ll have an unbelievable view of Naples Bay. Once you explore the local lifestyle of this region, you’ll then be taken to a Pizzeria where you can enjoy a pizza lunch – and possibly make your own before you board onto the ship!

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Norwegian Cruise Line

With Norwegian Cruise Line, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a carefree 7+ night sailing to Alaska, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and beyond while taking advantage of the cruise line’s ‘Freestyle Cruising’ concept. Dine wherever you want and with whomever you want. Just finished a relaxing spa treatment and could go for a snack? Head to the Main Dining Room! Need a meal after racing your friends up the rock climbing wall? Head to the buffet! With Norwegian Cruise Line, all types of travelers can enjoy the vacation they want onboard and onshore, too!

Here’s one of our picks if you happen to be traveling to Bermuda with Norwegian Cruise Line:

Bermuda Shore Excursion:

Truly relax in island paradise when you visit Bermuda with Norwegian Cruise Line and take the Glass-Bottom Boat & Sightseeing Cruise excursion! You’ll be able to see everything above – and below – as you ride on a jet-powered glass-bottom boat (while staying dry!). Your captain will discuss facts about Bermuda’s history, people, and island life and you’ll be able to see the pristine Sea Gardens, the shipwreck of the Vixen, and more. Plus, because this shore excursion is only an hour and a half, you can use the rest of your time in-port to explore Bermuda’s beauty – and sunbathe on its shores!

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What shore excursion do you think is perfect for you? If you have any suggestions for Avoya Travel’s readers, feel free to share them! And, if you need help finding the best shore excursion for your cruise itineraries, call an Avoya Travel Cruise Specialist today.