Shore experiences

On our holidays we offer a huge range of shore experiences so you can indulge all your different passions and try new activities.

Why book a shore experience with us?

Once in a lifetime experiences

The world is full of ever-changing wonders, every journey is unique. What will you see?

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Get to the heart of the destination. Maximise your time in each port with experiences curated by locals.

No exchange rates – book in GBP

No hidden extras or exchange rates to worry about when you book with us.

We don't leave without you

Relax and enjoy the experience, knowing that we’ve taken care of all the details. We’ll always get you back to your ship.

What can you do with us?

What our guests say...

"The shore experiences were interesting, informative and enjoyable."

★ ★ ★ ★

Mr Stirling, 16 January 2023

"Excellent trips all round."

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Mr Reeves, 20 February 2023

"They were all of high quality, great guides and varied in content."

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Mr Bartholomew, 24 March 2023


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Authentic, unmissable things to do in every destination


Our top shore excursions

Caribbean shore experiences

Explore the Caribbean's blissful beaches and beyond.

Norway shore experiences

Discover Mother Nature's wonderland.

Mediterranean shore experiences

An odyssey of eternal wonders for you to explore.

Short Breaks shore experiences

Create lifelong memories on an enchanting city break.

Spain, Portugal and Canary Islands

Immerse yourself in a treasure trove for the senses.

Northern Europe and Scandinavia

From old world charms to Art Nouveau, get to the heart of this magical region.


Book your cruise excursions via My P&O Cruises

Already booked on a cruise? You can browse and book shore experiences online at up until 3 days prior to departure. We advise booking as early as possible so you don't miss out.

Prefer to explore on your own?

Our digital port guides

Explore each destination your way. You'll have local recommendations at your fingertips thanks to our new digital port guides (sent by email before your holiday). They're packed full of information and tips, including local cafés, bars and restaurants – saving you time researching before you go!

Accessible shore experiences

Explore at your own pace

We want all of our guests to enjoy unforgettable adventures at our many wonderful destinations. If you're a wheelchair user, we offer a range of shore experiences that will give you the freedom to explore some of the world’s most beautiful places without having to worry about restricted access.


Safe travels

Guests are able to go ashore independently but must adhere to the specific COVID-19 protocols in each destination. However, as restrictions in each destination are changeable, and some destinations may only allow cruise line organised experiences ashore, we highly recommend you purchase your shore experiences prior to travel to ensure you always have the option to explore each destination. In order to keep up to date with the latest status of each port, please refer to this dedicated page on our website, which is updated weekly.

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