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On Shore with Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean offers a wide selection of shore excursions that range from horseback riding, wildlife watching and golf expeditions to helicopter tours, 4x4 off-road drives and scuba adventures. You can explore new cities on a guided sightseeing excursion or tour new flavors on a culinary discovery tour. Shore excursions vary by cruise itinerary and season; you can see what's available for your cruise and reserve your spot up to four days prior to departure on the Cruise Planner section of the Royal Caribbean website.

Cruisers sailing to the Bahamas on select ships will also have access to Perfect Day at CocoCay – a new multibillion-dollar private island debuting in 2019. This island will feature the Thrill Waterpark (fitted with a 135-foot slide), the Oasis Lagoon (the Caribbean's largest freshwater pool with a swim-up bar) and a helium balloon that floats up to 450 feet above the ground. Ships departing from New York, Maryland and Florida will include Perfect Day in their itineraries.  

If you're sailing to Europe or South America and would prefer to explore on your own, you can take a shuttle provided by Royal Caribbean into the city center. Shuttle service prices vary by port. And if you simply wish to reunite with dry land along the beach, you're welcome to disembark and spend some time on the sand. With that said, be sure to keep an eye on the clock: If you're late to reboard your cruise ship, you'll be left behind. 

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