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SHORE EXCURSIONS

EXPLORE THE WORLD LIKE NEVER BEFORE

With expert guides, exclusive events and a wealth of brilliant options to choose from, our one-of-a-kind shore excursions allow you to experience each incredible destination in a whole new way.

Get a birds-eye view on a fantastic flightseeing tour, get up-close and personal with some spectacular wildlife on a snorkelling or scuba diving trip, or get your adrenaline pumping with a thrilling adventure tour like horseback riding or parasailing- the choice is endless, and it’s all yours for the taking!

Plus, when you book your cruise excursions with us, you’ll enjoy a host of extra benefits including hassle-free cancellations, pre-purchased tickets and guaranteed return-to-ship if your tour is delayed.

Browse through our amazing selection today and book yourself a truly unforgettable holiday experience!

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HOW TO BOOK

It’s easy to browse and book shore excursions online before you sail. Simply log in to Manage My Booking and you can see all the available cruise excursions for your holiday, make selections and view your personal itinerary. But hurry, our shore excursions are so popular that they book up fast, so secure yours early to avoid disappointment.

DID YOU KNOW? You can usually book cruise excursions between five months and five days of your sailing date!


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FIND YOUR PERFECT ADVENTURE

  • ADVENTURE TOURS

    The perfect choice for adrenaline junkies, horse riding, hiking, mountain biking, parasail, off-roading in a 4x4 and more are all on offer. Example trips: Everglades Hovercraft Safari (available on selected Caribbean cruises); Volcano bike adventure (available on Hawaii cruises)

  • BEACH AND WATER-SPORTS

    Take a look underwater with a glass-bottomed boat ride, kayak, a jetski or simply relax in the sun at a beautiful, secluded cove. Example trips: Aquarium, Snorkel & Swim Cruise ( Bermuda); Blue Lagoon Island Deluxe Beach Break ( Bahamas).

  • CUISINE TOURS

    Taste your way around the world on one of our outstanding culinary experiences, where you can sample regional specialities everywhere from the Mediterranean to the Far East. Example trips: Sorrento with Pizza Making (available on selected Mediterranean cruises) Highlights of the City with Chinese Dim Sum Lunch (Hong Kong, China)

  • FLIGHTSEEING

    Get an aerial view of the world on a helicopter or light plane ride across spectacular landscapes including glaciers, national parks and waterfalls. Some tours also include activities like fly fishing, wilderness walks or dog sledding. Example trips: Alaska Bear Adventure (Alaska); Helicopter Tour of Dubai (Dubai)

  • GOLF

    Test your skills on some of the best courses in the world and enjoy the gorgeous vistas as you practice your swing! Example trips: Golf at The Els Club (available on Dubai holidays); Royal St Kitts (Caribbean)

  • SHOWS AND ENTERTAINMENT

    Wherever you land, you can immerse yourself in local arts, history and culture – take a walking tour, visit an ancient site, watch a traditional dance performance, or listen to a storyteller’s tales of local legend. Example trips: Thai Cultural Show (Asia); Señor Tango Show (South America)

  • SIGHTSEEING/CITY TOURS

    Take in the most iconic sights of some of the world’s most amazing cities, with expert local guides to show you around or the chance to explore independently – and make some discoveries all of your own! Example trips: Introduction to Yokohama [Tokyo] (Asia); Dublin Walking Tour and Pub (Europe)

  • WILDERNESS/WILDLIFE TOURS

    Depending on where you land, you could see dolphins, manatees, moose, bear, monkeys and more in their amazing natural habitat. Don’t forget your camera! Example trips: Alaska’s Whales and Rainforest Trails (available on Alaska cruises); Birds of the Bay of Fundy (Canada/New England)

  • FAMILY FRIENDLY TOURS

    We’ve got a host of specially designed shore excursions that the whole family will love, as well as discounted prices for children aged 4-12. Plus, on the majority of our tours, children under three go free! Look out for the family friendly icon when booking online. Find out more about our family friendly cruise holidays.

  • ACCESSIBLE SHORE EXCURSION

    We offer a range of Easy Tour experiences, designed specifically for wheelchair user guests or guests with limited mobility. Browse the shore excursions for your cruise and fill in the Guest Information section of our Easy Tour form, then email shorexaccess@rccl.com so we can help you choose the tour – and the support – that’s right for you.
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EUROPEAN SHORE EXCURSIONS

  • EXPERIENCE THE MEDITERRANEAN

    Venture off the beaten path and experience the best of the Mediterranean. Kayak along the coast of Dubrovnik, explore the Colosseum in Rome or make and savor Spanish tapas like a true Malagan.

  • ACTIVE ADVENTURES

    Kayak along Santorini’s breathtaking coast, explore underground caves, or hike Azores’ natural landscapes.

  • CULINARY DELIGHTS

    Get hands on and make fresh pasta in Tuscany or smash a plate or two when you immerse yourself in Greek culture and cuisine!

  • FAMILY CONNECTIONS

    Be a Gladiator for a day at the Roman Colosseum or jump in the driver’s seat for a nonstop go kart relay race, a fun way to spend your time in Ajaccio.

YOUR PERFECT SHORE EXCURSION

Want to customise your shore excursion experience? With Royal Caribbean, you can! We can arrange a private driver and guide to take you anywhere you want to go, allowing you to personalise your visit down to the last little detail. All you need to do is book at least four days before you sail and specify the language you want your guide to speak. Alternatively, complete an order form form at least 14 days before you sail and our shoreside explorations team can help you set up your own private tour, so you can decide what you want to see and do and they’ll make it happen!

PRIVATE JOURNEYS

New for 2016 are Private Journeys, a personalised concierge-style service which connects you with one of our destination insiders to plan every detail of your shore experience before you set sail. From cooking alongside Michelin starred chefs or gliding on a private yacht, our destination insiders will create custom experiences just for you. Book at least 21 days prior to sailing via phone or email privatejourneys@rccl.com.

MULTI-DAY ADVENTURES

Discover destinations in a new way with our multi-day adventures. Depart the ship mid-voyage and spend two or three immersive days in some of the world’s most remarkable places. Tours are fully guided and include hotel accommodation, meals and transportation, before rejoining the ship at another port. From the ‘lost’ Mayan ruins of Tikal, to visiting the site of the first Olympic games in Ilia, there’s an adventure waiting for you.

OUR TOP PICKS

  • PANORAMIC CADIZ AND
    BARBADILLO WINE TASTING

    This trip to the Barbadillo Winery takes in the historical sights of Cádiz and a photo stop at picturesque La Caleta Beach. At the winery, guests can explore the vineyards and cellars before enjoying a delicious sample of the renowned white wine.

  • BARCELONA PUB CRAWL

    Taste your way around three local breweries showcasing Barcelona’s best beer. Edge Brewing specialises in American–style craft beers, Old Moritz Brewery has been making amber nectar for over 150 years and at BierCab beer house, you’ll enjoy a complimentary beer from a choice of 30 different taps.

  • PISA CITY SIGHTS

    Visit the iconic sights of Pisa — including the famous Leaning Tower — on a fantastic guided boat ride along the Arno River. Ride a trolley car to the Field of Miracles for free time in the square to browse shops or visit the cathedral.

  • CARS AND COUTURE

    This half–day tour begins with a glass of wine on the terrace of the Parador Hotel, before stopping at the Automobile Museum where horse–drawn carriages sit side–by–side with Aston Martin and Rolls Royce cars. Guests then enjoy free time to browse the luxury designer boutiques along Calle Larios.

  • SON AMAR SHOW AND DINNER

    This unmissable show takes place inside a spectacular 16th–century manor house, and Anthem of the SeasSM guests will be treated to an exclusive welcome by the show’s conductor and an exciting flamenco–Celtic ‘battle of the dances’.

  • ESSENCE OF ROME WITH LUNCH

    This narrated drive visits many of Rome's most iconic monuments and landmarks, including the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City, the Colosseum amphitheatre and the ornate splendour of the Trevi Fountain before stopping for a delicious Italian lunch.

NEW FOR 2016

  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SNORKELER

    New snorkeling adventures are clearer and more colourful with new tours featuring National Geographic Snorkeler equipment.

  • LIPA CAVE EXPLORATION

    Enjoy a thrilling exploration of the mysterious and historic Lipa Cave in Montenegro. Explore its old trails, wide passageways, and large chambers as well as its underground river, lakes and pools.

  • HIKING ON HIDDEN VALLEY & WINES

    Hike through the lush landscapes of Gran Canaria and taste a variety of local wines, plus a variety of olives, cheese and bread in a local restaurant.

  • SOVIET EXPERIENCE

    Embark on a Soviet-style sightseeing excursion and experience the historic landmarks of Tallinn as you ride through on a one-of-a-kind Soviet style bus.

  • BIKING IN MT ETNA WITH CANOLI TASTING

    Enjoy an exhilarating ride on the highest active volcano in Europe. Look out for eruptions from the four summit craters along the mountainside.

WHY BOOK A CRUISE EXCURSION?


There are a host of reasons why it pays to pre-book your shore excursions. Here are just a few of the amazing benefits you’ll enjoy:

GUARANTEED FIRST OFF SHIP: Book a tour and you’ll enjoy priority departure in port

HASSLE–FREE CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancel or change your excursion plans online up to four days prior to sailing, or onboard up to 24 hours before arriving in most ports without any penalties

GUARANTEED RETURN TO SHIP: If our tours are delayed, the ship will wait for you!

SAFETY FIRST: All our shore excursions are planned by insured partners, who adhere to the highest safety standards in the industry

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS: Where possible, we organise special opening times for our tours, so museums, ports and other venues open at times convenient for you

EVERY DETAIL TAKEN CARE OF: Our tour operators will pre-purchase entrance tickets whenever they can, so you don’t have to spend time queuing

IMMERSIVE EXPEREINCES: Some tours even offer headsets, so that you can enjoy the best possible experience of the guide commentary

THE ADVENTURE BEGINS HERE

Take a look at all the incredible shore excursions on offer and get ready for an unforgettable holiday experience.

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