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Book before you go


What better way to get in the holiday spirit than choosing the shore excursions you want to do on your cruise before you go? You’ll save money and have your selected tours confirmed immediately*

Bike-riding shore excursion in Dubrovnik

Enjoy a bike-riding shore excursion in Dubrovnik

Exploring exciting ports of call is part of what makes a fantastic cruising experience – the tastes, sounds and colours of new and exotic destinations ready and waiting for you to discover.


To help you experience the best from your destinations, we offer a diverse selection of shore excursions created by a team of destination experts who work closely with carefully selected, reliable local operators. Shore excursions are designed to suit all needs. From cultural explorations and beach relaxation to city discovery and family-friendly adventures, we’ve got it covered.


It pays to book ahead

Why wait to book a shore excursion on board when you can pre-book before you go? It’s easier on your pocket and, because some shore excursions are very popular and often get booked up, it means we’ll be able to confirm your choices immediately, leaving you more time to enjoy yourself once on board, knowing that you’re booked on the tours you want to do.*


The best bit? By booking a shore excursion before boarding, you will benefit from a 5% saving on the cost of the shore excursion. There is also an added benefit for Peninsular Club members. On top of the 5% saving received for pre-booking within the time limits detailed below, Pacific Tier members will receive their extra 5% discount, Atlantic Tier their extra 7.5%, Mediterranean Tier their extra 8.5%, and Caribbean, Baltic and Ligurian Tiers their extra 10% discount.

Norwegian fjords

Be astounded by the beauty of Norway on a shore excursion

How to pre-book

Once you’ve booked your holiday, you’ll be able to browse through excursions tailored to your specific cruise and see what’s available in each and every port, as well as purchase your tours at least 12 weeks in advance, through Cruise Personaliser .


Our cruise itineraries are packed full of exciting ports of call, and this year we have even more shore excursions on offer. From a submarine experience in Barbados and a Flamenco show in Barcelona to a visit to Hamlet’s castle in Copenhagen and grape stomping in Madeira, the choice is endless. So make the most of the pre-holiday excitement and get booking. Then all you need to do while you’re away is sit back, relax and soak up life at sea.


Please note: to guarantee your 5% saving, you need to book your excursions a set number of days before you board. This varies by region. For the Mediterranean and Caribbean, you need to book at least 16 days before departure. For all other regions (excluding Round World Cruises and Exotic Fly-cruises) the saving will be available until five days before departure. If in doubt, book 16 days before you set sail and you'll definitely save.


When you book within these time limits, the price you'll see on Cruise Personaliser automatically includes the 5% saving – your Peninsular Club benefits will be applied just before you complete the transaction. Following the time cut-offs, the prices will increase to match the price of booking on board.


If you're currently booked on a cruise and you've already booked your shore excursions, then, as long as this was within the time frames above, you've already saved 5%.


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*Tour bookings subject to availability