6 Cruise Excursions for Adventurous Travelers

Written by: Amanda Bailey on April 03, 2015

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As cruise lines continue to expand their offerings for on-shore adventures, excursions are no longer limited to beach visits and walking tours. These are just a few of the wildest options available to cruise lovers around the world.

Learn the Art of Falconry in Scotland – Crystal Cruises

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In Edinburgh, instructors guide travelers through the basics of this noble sport. Participants actually get to feel their bird’s grip on their arm, watch as it soars through the air, and then learn to how to call for its return.

Snowmobile to Iceland’s Largest Glacier – Azamara Club Cruises

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From the pier at Reykjavík, adventurous travelers cruise via snowmobile to the 386-square mile Langjökull Glacier. True to the spirit of “The Land of Fire and Ice,” the excursion continues with a stop at the boiling Deildartunguver.

Take a Dog Sled Ride in Alaska – Royal Caribbean

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Embark on an exhilarating one mile journey through Tongass National Forest, courtesy of an expertly trained team of sled dogs. Beforehand visitors play with huskie puppies at the Juneau Musher’s Camp, and get an up-close look at the equipment and training involved in Alaska’s national sport.

Sleep in a Gorilla Sanctuary in Uganda – Silversea

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Silversea offers animal enthusiasts the opportunity to stay at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area is home to half the world’s population of mountain gorillas, which can be observed on the following day’s safari.

Watch a Formula One Race in Monaco – Crystal Cruises

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Excursions don’t get any more glamorous than the Exclusive Grandstand Experience from Crystal Cruises. Along with top-notch seats near the finish/start line at Monaco Grand Prix, the package also includes luxurious extras like cushioned seating, catered lunch and guides that provide insight into the race.

Ride a Street Luge in New Zealand – Princess Cruises

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Adrenaline seekers will love the gravity-fueled rides on a 1.2 mile track surrounded by lush wilderness. The three-wheeled go-carts and are easy to steer, so riders can decide if they want to fly down the mountain or enjoy a leisurely jaunt through the forest.

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