Shore Excursions

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Best shore excursions in every Australian state

From scenic flights to private dinners, the top cruise lines’ 2023 Australian shore excursions give you a taste – and a tasting – of the best our country has to offer. From the red rocks […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 29 2022

Singapore shore excursion: The best Peranakan food experiences

Finding that authentic experience in a bustling city like Singapore can be difficult. But here’s something different – a private Peranakan lunch at Baba Pui Dapur. What is Peranakan food? The descendants of early Chinese […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Dec 28 2019
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Dare to compare: cruise line versus private shore excursions

“Kate and Jamie’s” afternoon at the secret little beachside bar was going blissfully well, chatting amicably with the local bartender, watching the sunset over the palm trees… until they heard the ship’s horn and looked […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Nov 21 2019
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Best cruise tips of all time – Part 4: food and shore excursions

From planning to packing, and enjoying all that a ship has to offer, Cruise Passengers love to exchange great cruising tips. This week, we talk food and shore excursions. Food might have received honourable mentions […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 5 2019

The magnificent seven best river shore excursions

Shore excursions – it’s what river cruising is all about. Sometimes, the best part of your journey is getting off the ship. From the white horses of Vienna to castles on the Rhine, what happens […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Oct 17 2018
Shore Excursions

Are these the 5 wackiest shore excursions?

While walking tours and wine tastings will always be popular, cruise lines have also been busy hunting out some more off-beat shore excursions for passengers looking for something a bit unusual for their time ashore. […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . May 11 2017
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The 8 greatest whale watching destinations for Australian cruisers

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . May 4 2017
Shore Excursions

Calling all sports fans

The 2015 Singapore Grand Prix was held in late September, and a few thousand passengers from the Diamond Princess were there to see Sebastian Vettel take first place. It’s just one of the options in the […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 15 2015
Shore Excursions

Six of the best shore excursion innovations

For today’s cruise passenger, shore excursions can be just as important as the onboard facilities. Shore programs are now seen as a way to entice new passengers onboard as well as encourage repeat bookings from […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 4 2015
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The best land-sea combos around

It’s a common problem: One of you wants to cruise and one of you would rather holiday on solid ground. Thankfully, tour companies have taken this into account when tailoring new routes. Here are three […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jun 19 2015