Shore Excursions

Shore Excursions

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
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Indigenous culture cruise excursions welcome back tourists

Aboriginal communities welcome cruise passengers back as key supporters of their tourism businesses. 

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Sep 14 2022
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Dare to compare: cruise line versus private shore excursions

The benefits of booking your onshore excursions via the cruise company.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Nov 21 2019
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The best New Zealand shore excursions in 2019/20

New Zealand remains one of Australia’s top cruising destinations, beckoning cruisers with its stunning natural sights, rich culture and food. In the upcoming summer cruise season, lines have new, exclusive and classic shore excursion favourites […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 27 2019
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Best garden cruises for the green fingered traveller

Roman statesman Marcus Cicero once said “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” This saying will resonate well with seasoned cruisers, many of whom are keen gardeners who enjoy […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Sep 22 2019
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Top 10 unique cruise attractions

Imagine riding a roller coaster on your cruise ship – something that is unfathomable for most cruisers. Until now. Cruise ships are coming up with new technology to create an unforgettable cruise experience. These attractions […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 13 2019
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The VIP perks and experiences that come with an ultra luxury cruise

Aside from white gloved butlers, top shelf liquor and luxurious surroundings, high-end cruising comes with more than just that. Lines like Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, Crystal Cruises and Ponant go above and beyond to create […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 17 2019
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How you can see the Tokyo Olympics by cruise ship

Tokyo has called up cruise lines to provide accomodation and spectators for the city’s Olympics next year. Royal Caribbean have scheduled cruises with overnight itineraries, in addition to Princess  and MSC ships being charted to […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jun 14 2019
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Are these the most decadent shore excursions?

In a world now plagued with overtourism, two words epitomise an ultra-luxe shore excursion: exclusive and authentic. Maybe it’s a visit to a castle where the Count, whose family has owned the place for generations, […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jun 11 2019
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Meet the locals: top 6 animals to look out for in Alaska

Twice the size of Texas, with more wildlife than people, Alaska overflows with superlatives. It’s one of the greatest places on Earth to be in such close proximity to such an array of animals. You […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Mar 8 2019
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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