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.
OVERVIEW: Maritime heritage, aquatic wildlife and a lovely harbour cruise are yours to enjoy as you sample the highlights of Auckland.
HIGHLIGHTS: See Antarctic penguins and amazing sea creatures at Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World. Visit the National Maritime Museum to learn of Auckland's maritime heritage. Board a chartered yacht for a harbour cruise. See the beautiful conservatories at the Auckland Domain's Wintergardens.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over flat wooden, concrete and grass surfaces. Onboard the yacht there are 3 steps to board and 2 steps down to the cockpit.
OVERVIEW: Enjoy the refreshing spray and wind in your face during a fast paced jetboat ride on the harbor, followed by a ferry trip and free time in Devonport.
HIGHLIGHTS: Feel the thrill of skimming along Weitemata Harbour on a jetboat tour. Enjoy limited free time to explore in Devonport Township.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 300 yards from the ship to the jetboat pier. Walking in Devonport is optional.
Important: Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your regular shore excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska Cruisetour. For example, if you are sailing on October 18, you can make Shore & Land Excursion purchases online until October 13.