Published on February 13th, 2018 | by Lisa Boynton
Get The Most Out Of Your Cruise with Excursions.
For first time cruisers, sometimes just the thrill of being on a big ship with all its amenities and the open sea is often enough to make their vacation feel like a total success.
But as many seasoned cruisers will tell you, the unsung hero of cruising is most often the shore excursions.
If you want to get the most out of your cruise vacation, heading out on as many excursions as you can is the absolute best way to explore every destination you sail to.
Excursions – Something for Everyone.
Shore experiences are specifically designed to offer an array of activities with many different preferences in mind, like family-friendliness, culinary and cultural experiences, activities for thrill seekers and slow and easy casual tours.
So how do you book an excursion and what are some of the most sought after things to try?
Here’s a bit of information to help you decide how you’ll plan that coveted shore time.
Unique Experiences Await.
CAA works with highly reputable tour operators that offer some of the most unique excursions to be enjoyed. What’s more, we also offer a number of excursions that you can tailor to fit the needs and travel goals of your specific group. Just ask!
The main types of shore excursions fall into the following categories:
Scenic: Let’s you get up close and personal to some of the most spectacular natural environments on earth. Imagine touring ancient ruins or trekking through a rain forest.
Cultural: Gives you a chance to experience the customs, heritage and local flavour of the destinations. Envision a museum tour or local market and shopping excursion.
Active: Offers a multitude of exciting and adventurous experiences like mountain climbing, fishing or a scenic helicopter tour of the area where you’re in port.
Water/Beach: Provides unique ways to enjoy the ocean, beach and sea life. Think snorkeling, yacht racing or for example, swimming with the adorable pigs that roam free in Exuma (check out the 360 degrees video below).
Culinary: Sample local culinary delights and perhaps even take a cooking class with a chef from the region!
Take an excursion to visit these free-roaming piggies at Pig Beach in Exuma, Bahamas.
With multiple ships often in port at the same time, it can sometimes seem like thousands of people are all heading to the same market or the same beach, all at the same time. You don’t have to have that experience when booking with one of our excursion partners.
We provide a range of activities, offering outings for small groups, starting from just two to 20 people. This really makes for a much more personalized experience.
What’s also great about smaller groups is that it allows you to venture off the beaten path a little more easily and go where tourists are minimal and experiences are authentic. And when you’re out exploring with a smaller group or perhaps even just your friends and family, you’ll get to see the sights you want to see and at your own pace – rather than by following some pre-arranged plan by the ship-arranged tour guides.
So, if a more intimate tour experience away from the crowds with a hands-on approach more closely matches your travel goals, your CAA Travel Consultant can make it happen!
Assemble a group and swim with the fishes, old shipwrecks or even a few sharks!
Book and Save.
Vacation time is precious. You work hard for your time away so saving money is always a consideration.
CAA Membership has many benefits and getting great deals on travel is just one of them.
So, are you ready to book that cruise full of shore excursions that will guarantee you a trip of a lifetime? You know you deserve it.
You can also give us a call at 1‑855‑660‑2295 and let’s get you on cruise, complete with some once in a lifetime excursions that you’ll cherish forever!
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