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: Discover the village of Agioi Apostoloi and enjoy the shallow waters at one of the three sandy beaches.
HIGHLIGHTS: You will have approximately 3 hours of free time. Each beach has a small canteen where you can purchase refreshments or a light snack.
NOTES: This is not a shuttle service. If you should miss the scheduled departure from the beach, it will be your responsibility and own expense to return to the ship. This beach is a family beach and nude sunbathing/swimming is not permitted. Swimming is at the guest's own risk as there is no lifeguard on duty.
Depart by coach from the pier for a panoramic city tour of Amsterdam. You will drive past the Baroque-style Royal Palace. You will also pass the famous Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), originally built in the 15th century, as you make your way to the heart of the city, Dam Square. Towers and steeples are among Amsterdam's loveliest features. You will pass the Munttoren (Mint Tower) and the 15th century Schreierstoren Weepers' Tower. As many sights are only accessible from the water, a tour of Amsterdam would not be complete without a scenic cruise along the city's canals.
OVERVIEW: Designed for guests who want to make the most of their last day in Amsterdam before their flight back home, this tour includes a city drive through some of the most impressive landmarks as well as a cruise through the Amsterdam canals.
HIGHLIGHTS: During the city drive, you'll see the medieval Weigh House, the Royal Palace on Dam Square and the Nieuwe Kerk or New Church. You'll also enjoy a cruise down the charming Amsterdam canals aboard a glass-topped canal boat. Drop off at Schiphol Airport is included.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 550 yards. This tour is for guests with flights departing after 3:00 pm on the last day of the cruise from the Schiphol Airport
Begin your tour with a short transfer to the Westerkerk, Western Church, and the small statue of Anne Frank. From here it is only a short walk to the Anne Frank House where you will visit the former hiding place, where Anne Frank wrote her diary. Due to the size of the Anne Frank House, the visit is not guided.Following the visit to the Anne Frank House, board a glass topped canal boat that will take you on a 1 hour tour through the Amsterdam canals. After this cruise you will enjoy a scenic drive around the centre of Amsterdam.
OVERVIEW: The importance of Greece's once religious center of the entire Aegean Sea is sure to form a lasting impression as you experience a guided walking tour of the ancient Delos. Arrive on this uninhabited island by boat to explore the significant archeological ruins and enjoy the unforgettable views of the Cyclades archipelago.
HIGHLIGHTS: Visit Delos and the scenic Cyclades archipelago by boat and on a guided walking tour. See the Temple of Apollo and the dried lake with the palm tree among its most renowned sites.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk and stand for approximately 2 hours over varying terrain. No shops or stores are available on Delos Island.
OVERVIEW: Designed for those seeking fun and excitement, this tour includes a water park adventure at Aquapark.
HIGHLIGHTS: After your transfer to the park, enjoy the day at one of the most well-known water parks in the Mediterranean. Enjoy the multiple pools and more than 12 slides designed to delight children and adults.
NOTES: Due to safety and security issues and due to the nature of the venue, guests are fully responsible for potential incidents in the park. Other activities such as swimming with dolphins, the dolphin encounter, the shark dive, and the coral reef snorkeling are available at an additional cost and can be booked at the park.
After a short walk from your ship, you will change into appropriate clothes, which are provided for you, for a fast boat ride in the Finnish Archipelago. You begin your adventure heading towards the center of the city, past Embassy Park, Suomenlinna Island Fortress and the Open Air Market. After passing the giant Icebreakers, you will head towards the narrow straight Kustaanmiekka and then hit full throttle. Experience the scenic Finnish Archipelago at speeds up to 40 knots. After getting a taste of the speed on water, you land at one of the islands that form the Finnish Archipelago. Enjoy some refreshments, Finnish style. Fry sausages and have a taste of Finnish summer food.
The internationally famous town of Bandol, a pleasant small animated resort lying beside a pretty bay beyond villas scattered in pine grove and mimosa. Behind the seafront and its cafés and boutiques, there are vineyards which produce some of the best known of the Côtes de Provence wines and Bandol wines of course.
This tour takes you through Reykjavik's suburbs on the way to the Blue Lagoon, giving you a chance to get a glimpse of the city before you drive through the rugged lava fields of the Reykjanes peninsula. The Blue Lagoon is located in the middle of a beautiful lava field that offers our guest an opportunity to experience this unique landscape. Stop for approximately 2 hours in order to indulge in the waters of the lagoon itself. For hygienic purposes, it is expected (in line with local customs) to take a shower without swimwear before entering the lagoon. Dressing rooms and showers are provided for men and women separately.
OVERVIEW: Spend the day at one of Corsica's popular public beaches.
HIGHLIGHTS: Round trip transfer to/from the beach is provided. You will have approximately 2.5 3 hours to relax on the beach or swim. Sun beds, umbrellas and watersports are available for an extra fee.
NOTES: An escort will be on the coach to/from the beach to assist with questions. This is a public beach and topless sunbathing is permitted. Swimming is at the guest's own risk. If you miss the scheduled departure from the beach, it will be your responsibility and own expense to return to the ship.
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.