Celebrity Shore Excursions
Satisfy your sense of adventure with exhilarating land, air, and sea experiences.
A picture-perfect sailing adventure over clear Caribbean waters; touring mysterious, ancient ruins; private cooking classes with professional chefs—Celebrity Cruises’ shore excursions have been meticulously crafted with local, independent operators to complement a diverse range of interests and ignite a sense of inspiration, adventure, and connection to the world.
Shore excursions have always offered an eclectic array of experiences for every interest, and now it’s even easier to choose your own adventure and tailor your own experience. Destination Highlights and Small Group Discoveries offer excursion categories with a focus on meaningful, authentic connections in travel, with independent local operators who ensure wonder and discovery at any destination.
In addition to the excitement detailed on these pages, visit with the onboard Destination Concierge beforehand for a seamless, hassle-free experience when you go ashore. They have in-depth knowledge of the ports of call, creating unforgettable experiences all over the world.
Whether looking for exploration, a laid-back beach day, or the chance to check off all of the must-sees, Celebrity Cruises is an expert in all things Caribbean.
Small Group Discoveries
Thoughtfully crafted with the advice of local experts, these small-group shore excursions are one-of-a kind experiences that offer an insider’s view of your destination’s history, culture, and cuisine. Sip champagne at St. Maarten’s premier parfumerie, exploring the world of fragrance, making your own signature scent, naming it, and having it bottled to take with you. Or explore the ruins of 40 temples near Cozumel before it’s tequila time to learn all about the spirit made from the agave plant, with a private tasting. Then, under the expert tutelage of a Mexican chef, prepare a three-course lunch. Or sail, snorkel, and wade in a sandbar filled with starfish. It’s all about seeing your destination through the eyes of a local.
Chef’s Market Discoveries
Experience a taste of the world’s finest local markets as a Celebrity Cruises’ chef leads a hands-on tasting tour, teaching how to both source and cook fresh ingredients from the region. Finish the evening on board with an exclusive galley tour—a private glimpse at the talented chefs at work—and a specially prepared dinner inspired by the unique local cuisine. Savor the flavors of island-style French fare in St. Maarten, a fish fry in the Bahamas, or a Mayan culinary journey at a market in Cozumel.
Ben Fogle’s Great Adventures
Sail in the thrill of offshore ocean racing, explore the wonders of a rainforest volcano—get out of your comfort zone and do the Caribbean the way master explorer Ben Fogle does. The world-renowned adventurer is sailing new seas, taking his top-rated excursion program, Ben Fogle’s Great Adventures, to the Caribbean and Alaska.
“No one understands adventure quite like Ben Fogle…,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO. “Destination is a pillar of our brand and these tours will build on that while also…taking guests to new heights…and opening their world like never before.”
Fogle, who has worked with Celebrity Cruises in Europe for several years, took on the role of Celebrity Cruises Global Destination Ambassador, and he’s curated a series of shore excursions that capture his immersive travel style. Some are not for the faint-hearted, he says, but the sights, sounds, and smells—the experiences of the world—are worth it.
Destination Highlights: Cultural & Local
Go deeper, explore beyond the shore, and dive into the destination like a local. Unique and authentic, in-depth and intimate, these culturally themed adventures let seasoned and novice explorers take in native cultures, journey behind the scenes at mysterious venues, and experience the world completely new. From coffee beans and key limes to cigars, sugarcane, and rum; UNESCO World Heritage Sites to authentic family-owned haciendas; these excursions open up the time-honored traditions on which the Caribbean was built.
Connect with the world while you connect with each other during a family shore excursion. Discover a destination with your loved ones through sightseeing journeys, enriching experiences, and competitive adventures the whole family will enjoy. From relishing the views during a scenic ride along Jamaica’s northern coast to the world-famous Dunn’s River Falls to frolicking with a family of bottlenose dolphins at Dolphin Cove, it’s all in a day of family play.
Nature lovers can commune with the Great Outdoors and the creatures of the Caribbean at a variety of animal rescue centers, sanctuaries, and botanical gardens, on jungle hikes, canoe tours, and canal cruises. See the world through the eyes of a naturalist, spot a rare species on a bird-watching adventure, learn about coral reefs without damaging them. Sustainable excursions are run by independent tour operators who have been third-party verified to an internationally recognized sustainability standard.
Don’t know what mofongo is? Learn all about it on a culinary tour of San Juan. Got a chocoholic in the group? Master the art of making the sweet treat while in port on Dominica. Pub crawls, lobster lunches, and mixology classes at Casa Bacardi are just a sampling of the tasting experiences that introduce the authentic flavors of each destination.
Attention adrenaline junkies: exhilarating adventures and outdoor explorations await. Soar through tropical rainforests via zip line, scuba through the nooks and crannies of sunken pirate ships, master wild rapids on a river of white water, or airboat through the Everglades coming within feet of prehistoric reptiles that have made the river of grass legendary. Try golfing, hiking, or kayaking for an active adventure with a little less drama.
Proud to help all guests see more of the world, Celebrity’s dedicated accessible shore excursions’ team will make it possible for everyone in your party to have unforgettable experiences in the port cities you visit.
Before your cruise departs, e-mail the team your itinerary, and mention what you and your fellow travelers would like to see and do while you’re ashore.
The shore excursion coordinator can help you find out if there are accessible tours in that port, and recommend which of them seems to be right for you.
These guided, wheelchair-accessible excursions include tours of city centers and ancient ruins, scenic drives along the coast, or trips to the area’s most beautiful beaches. Look for these accessible adventures in Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Costa Maya, Curacao, Nassau, San Juan, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, and St. Thomas.
Private Journeys was selected as a 2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Gold Award Winner. That’s because a dedicated team of Destination Insiders create a personalized, private, destination experience with a range of authentic excursions and exclusive visits. Reserve a tour exclusively for your group or create a uniquely spectacular itinerary just for you. Visit estates, vineyards, temples, and remote natural wonders. Plus, take advantage of private cars, limousines, aircraft, and individual local guides.
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- Costa Maya
- Grand Cayman
- Grand Turk
- Key West
- Montego Bay
- Ocho Rios
- Port Canaveral
- San Juan
- St. Croix
- St. Kitts
- St. Lucia
- St. Maarten
- St. Thomas
- Pacific Coast
- Cabo San Lucas
- Puerto Quetzal
- Puerto Vallarta