Shore excursions allow you to personalize your cruise vacation so you and your family get to experience the wonders that each port of call has to offer. Imagine parasailing in the Mediterranean, taking part in a wine tasting tour of the city or exploring the ancient ruins of Greece.
Shore excursions are all about choice, fun and recreation, chose from relaxing guided tours or enrichment programs such as sailing or scuba diving lessons. Even get a few rounds of golf in at the local course. The magnitude of choices is only limited by your imagination; Destination Oceans has provided just a small sample of interesting activities for you to experience on your cruise vacation.
Experience any port of call on an intimate walking tour on your cruise vacation. There is no better way to find great shopping, local restaurants and mingle with the locals than a walking tour. The cruise line concierge can guide you in the right direction to help you find exactly what you’re looking for during your vacation. See the sights and embrace the local flair with an inexpensive walking tour.
Guided tours are offered in almost every port of call destination. Whether it is horse drawn carriages, a jeep adventure, amphibious buses or nature walks, guided tours allow you gain a more intimate knowledge of the region. What better way to get children (or adults for that matter), involved in history than immersing them in the sights, sounds and smells of the area. How long did it take to build the Parthenon? Guided tours are an exciting and enjoyable form of enrichment that the entire family will cherish.
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
Many warmer destinations offer scuba diving and snorkeling for both experienced underwater adventurers and first timers alike. View amazing aquatic life and explore what few people will ever get to see. Vibrant coral reefs, incredible volcanic remnants, shipwrecks and fish that you thought only existed on the big screen. Led by experienced dive instructors, the thrill of underwater exploration is available with the peace of mind of getting close supervision and expert tutelage
Cultural Events, Fairs and Festivals
Although cruise timing does play a major role in coordinating a major city event, many ports of call promote summer long festivals for visitors allowing you to experience and celebrate with the locals. Find native treasures, regional food and artisan crafts. Parades, games, local food and dance are all part of the festivities. A Christmas cruise through Europe is becoming one of the most sought after vacations. Imagine meandering down the Danube, stopping at the local Christmas markets which offer everything from local food to hand crafted jewelry. Colorful lights illuminate the sky as you experience the local culture and festivities. Cultural events can include, the Cannes films festival, Vienna opera house tour and show, or even a local wine tasting immerses you in the people and flavors of the area. What ever the occasion, there is no better way to get acquainted with a region than a fair or festival.
Destination Oceans provides a great value to coincide with your European cruise vacation. A chauffeur driven tour allows you to travel further outside the city, and offers privacy and flexibility so you can truly have your vacation personalized. Escape the crowds and dance to the beat of your own drum with a relaxing drive to the countryside, experience a wine tour outside of Milan, or feel like royalty as you travel through the streets of Nice on the French Riviera. Destination Oceans lets you choose from an affordable sedan to a luxurious limousine allowing you to customize your private excursion. Many couples will pair up and rent a luxury limousine for the day and enjoy the convenience of traveling through the city in style, at their own pace, and without distractions prevalent with large groups. A chauffeur driven excursion is a welcome treat while on your Cruise vacation.