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On Shore with Holland America

Shore excursions offered by Holland America vary greatly by itinerary and ship. You can expect sightseeing expeditions (like a bike tour in Barcelona, Spain), soft adventures (like snorkeling in the Caribbean) or culinary explorations (like a food tour of Kona, Hawaii).

Excursions are not included in the price of your cruise. You can reserve a shore excursion online or by phone up to three days before departure. You may also book excursions while on board, but priority is given to online reservations.

If you need to cancel your excursion, you must do so more than three days prior to your cruise departure date. No refund will be given to anyone who cancels within three days of embarkation.

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