Kids snorkeling through a school of fish in Cozumel, Mexico

ADVENTURE IS A SHORE THING SHORE EXCURSIONS

Don’t just see the world — experience it. Shore excursions can help you discover even more at each incredible destination.
Whether you dream of trailblazing through the Alaskan tundra, learning how to whip up traditional Mediterranean dishes on the Greek isles, or sampling rum at centuries-old distilleries in the Caribbean, you’ll find the world is brimming with full day adventures — and nobody takes you deeper than Royal Caribbean. Explore every shore your way with excursions and guided shore trips designed to thrill all kinds of traveler, from couples craving a little extra romance to families looking to bond over bucket list moments. No matter what kind of vacation experience you’re after, you’ll find new and exciting ways to make memories on your next getaway with a Royal Caribbean cruise excursion. Unleash your inner explorer and discover bold new ways to connect with the people, culture and places around you as you cruise from one unforgettable port of call to another.

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IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE

Royal Caribbean offers countless excursions and guided tours designed to take your getaway to the next level — from locally-taught culinary classes and land tours infused with culture and history, to adrenaline amping outdoor thrills and off-the-grid exploration. Ready to revisit that bucket list? You can browse each individual excursion category or check out our shore excursion brochure for more information.

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EUROPE EXCURSIONS

When you explore Europe’s ancient cities, every arch and alleyway tells a story. In Sicily, you can bike across the rim of Mount Etna, which the ancient Greeks believed was home to the legendary Cyclops. In Spain, learn how to prepare tapas like a true Malagan, then savor every single bite. And venture deeper into nature — literally — as you explore the magnificent Lipa Cave in Montenegro. No matter where your journey takes you, these experiences will make every moment memorable.  

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PRIVATE JOURNEYS

For those looking for a more personalized adventure, there’s Royal Private Journeys. Our Destination Insiders leverage extensive knowledge and years of travel expertise to hand craft one-of-a-kind private tours with you in mind. You can customize an existing tour that catches your eye, or work with an Insider to create an exclusive tour experience that’s completely unique to you or a small group. Celebrating a special occasion, chasing a lifelong dream, or looking for ways to rediscover a favorite destination? Royal Private Journeys are at your service.  

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SNORKEL EXCURSIONS

Take your adventure underwater and discover a whole world that’s teeming with life. Swim with sea turtles and manta rays, float over vibrant reefs, and explore colorful coral forests on a snorkeling excursion designed to bring you up close with the ocean’s most beautiful natural treasures.  

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SCUBA EXCURSIONS

There’s no better way to explore the beauty beneath the waves than on a guided scuba excursion. Dive deep below the surface of the sea with a certified expert and weave through brilliant coral colonies, scour centuries-old shipwrecks and come face-to-face with exotic aquatic critters.  

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WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU
BOOK A SHORE EXCURSION

Ready to follow where adventure leads you? Here’s everything you need to know about Shore Excursions.

The top reasons to book a Shore Excursion are because it is convenient, it's a one stop-shop for all your planning. Second, because we have an expansive variety with excursions for every type of traveler. Lastly, because when you book a Shore Excursion you are our priority. We ensure that you are the first off the ship in order to maximize your adventure time.

Shore excursions are designed for every kind of traveler — from thrill seekers looking to venture out into the great outdoors, to families craving a fully immersive cultural experience. The best part? We take care of everything, so you can just focus on making memories.

LOOKING FOR AN ACCESSIBLE SHORE EXCURSION?
Immerse yourself in every destination with unique excursions that accommodate scooters, wheelchairs, walkers and more. Accessible Shore Excursions bring you closer to the culture and beauty of the ports we visit, no matter what your special needs. We’re pleased to provide comfortable, accessible transportation and knowledgeable, local independent experts to help you maximize your time onshore.

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Insider Tips

1 Book early to maximize your chance of securing a spot — especially if you’re visiting a destination during its peak season.
 
2 You can browse and book your shore excursion online or call our Royal vacation planners at 866-562-7625.
 
3 Have an overnight in port? Royal Caribbean offers multi-day adventures that take you deeper into every destination.
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    • * Tours involving flights, trains, special events, overnight stays, hotel stays and Private Journeys must be cancelled 30 days prior to sailing to avoid cancellation penalties. Other restrictions may apply.
  • + In the unlikely event that your tour is significantly delayed, we’ll make all the arrangements for you to return to the ship at the earliest opportunity at no expense to you.
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