New Website Offers Cheaper, More Intimate Shore Excursions Than Cruise Lines Offer




September 4, 2017 - Cruise travelers who find the shore excursions offered by the cruise lines too expensive can now find great value and savings up to 40% , thanks to a website launching today:  The site, run by Cruise Direct Online, offers cruise travelers discounts of up to 40 percent off the price of comparable cruise line offers on more than 5000 excursions, at over 300 worldwide destinations. Explore More Ashore, features a one-stop-shop approach with source content for deals featuring the top name-brand excursion companies: Shore Excursions Group, Shoretrips or Port Promotions.  Searching for a shore excursion is easy and quick. You can search Shore Excursions by destination, or find Shore Excursions that match your Cruise Line, Ship and Itinerary. Enter your cruise ship name and sailing dates, then the site shows you tours that match up with your ship's ports-of-call itinerary. It works at more than 300 ports for just about all of the major cruise lines, such as Carnival, Holland America, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess, and Royal Caribbean. The list of cruise lines is shown below.

AMA Waterways
Azamara Cruises
Carnival Cruise Lines
Celebrity Cruises
Costa Cruise Lines
Crystal Cruises
Cunard Line
Disney Cruise Line
Holland America Line
MSC Italian Cruises
Norwegian Cruise Line
Oceania Cruises
Princess Cruises
Regent Seven Seas
Royal Caribbean
Sea Dream Yacht Club
Seabourn Cruise Line
Silversea Cruises
Star Clippers
Uniworld River Cruises
Viking River Cruises
Windstar Cruise

Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Or "Scenic" tours providing up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Or choose "Cultural" tours allowing you to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Take "Active" tours offering a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience your favorite destinations. You can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. City tours [ motorcoach or walking tours ] allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides. Check out the Alaska, Europe and Caribbean Shore Excursion deals below or find more shore excursion deals at over 300 destinations worldwide. They also offer a large number of unique cruise ship excursions that cannot be purchased from the cruise line. Visitors are encouraged to spend time on the site looking through the wide variety of shore trips and to call for personal advice.

Shore Excursions by Size
• Private Shore Excursions allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. For groups of 4 or more, we can usually arrange a private shore excursion for less than the cost of a large cruise line tour.
• Small Group Shore Excursions generally range in size from 2-20 people, providing a more personalized experience than the large excursions offered by the cruise lines.
• Standard Shore Excursions typically range from 20-50 people. These tours are similar in size to those of the cruise lines. While these shore excursions are larger in size, our focus on quality remains extremely high.

Shore Excursions by Type
• Scenic Shore Excursions provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth.
• Cultural Shore Excursions allow you to experience the customs, heritage, and local flavor of the destinations.
• Active Shore Excursions offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous experiences.
• Water/Beach Shore Excursions provide unique ways to enjoy the ocean, beach, and sea life.
• Cuisine Shore Excursions allow you to sample the local culinary delights.

Here's Why Travelers Choose To Explore More Ashore:
•We feature the Largest and Most Popular Excursion Companies
All total the 3 top firms offer more than 5,000 excursions in over 300 ports worldwide.
•These Excursions Are Lower Priced and Higher Quality than the Cruise Lines
Prices are as much as 40% lower than the cruise lines and, unlike the cruise line's crowded excursions; the average excursion size is only 12-24 people.
•Money Back Guarantee
To the extent you are not satisfied with their excursions, they will work to rectify the situation or provide a full refund.
•Guaranteed Return to Ship
They have never had a customer miss their ship.
•24/7 Support for Travelers
They are available any time from any place in the world via a toll-free number in the unlikely event you encounter any difficulties.
•Easy to Use, Best in Class Website and Multi-Company Booking Platform
Our Explore More Ashore website lets you easily shop, compare and buy excursions, all on your own. No need to spend hours searching all over the internet. It's all here.
•Self-Service Ticketing
You do not need to create an account to book or retrieve your e-tickets!

Cruise Direct Online has organized all the must-see sights and must-do adventures into a single shore excursions destination, Explore More Ashore. You'll get expert guides, find great service, and learn how to maximum the amount of time in each port to enjoy your vacation. We save the precious time it takes to organize the ultimate shore side experiences during your cruise vacation. And, on top of that, show you where to find value priced shore trips to save you money. All you have to do is relax and enjoy your cruise vacation.


 Resource Information

Shore Excursions by Port & Destination

Anchorage    Denali    Fairbanks    Haines    Icy Strait    Juneau    Ketchikan    Seward    Sitka    Skagway   

Asia/Far East
Bali    Bangkok    Beijing    Busan    Cochin    Fukuoka    Goa    Ho Chi Minh City    Hong Kong    Hue    Jeju    Keelung    Ko Samui    Kota Kinabalu    Kuala Lumpur    Laem Chabang    Langkawi Island    Mumbai    Nagasaki    Nha Trang    Penang    Phuket Island    Shanghai    Sihanoukville    Singapore    Tokyo   

Freeport    Nassau   

Hamilton    Kings Wharf   

Amber Cove    Antigua / Barbuda    Aruba    Barbados    Bonaire    Catalina Island    Curacao    Dominica    Falmouth    Grand Cayman Island    Grand Turk    Grenada    Havana    Jost Van Dyke    Montego Bay    Ocho Rios    Saint Kitts / Nevis    Saint Lucia    Samana    San Juan    St Croix    St Maarten    St Martin    St Thomas    Tortola    Virgin Gorda   

Central America
Belize City    Puerto Limon    Puerto Quetzal    Puntarenas    Roatan Island  

Amsterdam    Arrecife    Barcelona    Belfast    Berlin    Bratislava    Budapest    Cadiz    Cannes    Cartagena    Cork    Dover    Dublin    Edinburgh    Falmouth    Greenock    Harwich    Invergordon    Kiel    Koblenz    Kotor    La Coruna    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria    Le Havre    Leixoes    Lisbon    London    Madeira    Malaga    Marseilles    Melk    Nice    Nuremberg    Palma De Majorca    Paris    Passau    Peter Port    Ponta Delgada    Prague    Rotterdam    Santa Cruz de Tenerife    Southampton    Tallinn    Toulon    Valencia    Vienna    Vigo    Villefranche    Zeebrugge   

Hilo    Kahului    Kauai    Kona    Maui    Oahu   

Agios Nikolaos    Alanya    Alexandria    Amalfi    Argostoli    Ashdod    Athens    Bari    Catania    Chania    Civitavecchia    Corfu    Dubrovnik    Florence    Genoa    Gibraltar    Haifa    Heraklion    Istanbul    Izmir    Katakolo    Koper    Kusadasi    La Spezia    Malta    Marmaris    Messina    Monte Carlo    Mykonos    Naples    Palermo    Port Safaga    Port Said    Ravenna    Rhodes    Salerno    Santorini    Savona    Sharm el Sheikh    Sorrento    Split    Venice   

Acapulco    Cabo San Lucas    Costa Maya    Cozumel    Ensenada    Huatulco    Mazatlan    Progreso    Puerto Chiapas    Puerto Vallarta   

Middle East
Abu Dhabi    Dubai    Khasab    Muscat   

North America
Astoria    Baltimore    Bar Harbor    Boston    Charleston    Charlottetown    Galveston    Halifax    Houston    Key West    Los Angeles    Miami    Montreal    New Orleans    New York    Newport    Orlando    Port Canaveral    Port Everglades    Portland    Quebec City    San Diego    San Francisco    Santa Barbara    Seattle    St John    Tampa    Vancouver    Victoria   

Panama Canal

Russia/Central Asia
Moscow    St Petersburg   

Aarhus    Akureyri    Bergen    Copenhagen    Geiranger    Helsinki    Honningsvag    Kristiansand    Kristiansund    Nynashamn    Oslo    Reykjavik    Stavanger    Stockholm   

South America
Arica    Buenos Aires    Cartagena    Coquimbo    Lima    Manaus    Montevideo    Puerto Chacabuco    Puerto Madryn    Puerto Montt    Punta Arenas    Punta del Este    Rio de Janeiro    Ushuaia    Valparaiso   

South Pacific/Australia/New Zealand
Airlie Beach    Akaroa    Auckland    Bay of Islands    Bora Bora    Brisbane    Cairns    Darwin    Dunedin    Hobart    Isle of Pines    Lautoka    Melbourne    Moorea    Napier    Papeete    Perth    Picton    Port Denarau    Port Douglas    Port Vila    Suva    Sydney    Tauranga    Wellington 

*The shore excursions featured at this website are sold by the Shore Excursions Group, Shoretrips, or Port Promotions. These companies are responsible for all sales, customer service, refunds or adjustments related to the purchase of shore excursions. Once booked you will be dealing directly with them. Travel Direct Corporation is not responsible for the sales or merchantability of these travel suppliers.

Disclaimer: Shore Excursions Group, Shore Trips, Port Promotions and Shore Tours are provided by the Cruise Line or Independent Sightseeing Vendors. Shore Excursions Magazine, Cruise Direct Online and Travel Direct are not responsible for their services, nor web site content. Cruise Direct Online and its parent and affiliated web sites, and its and their directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, and licensors, are not responsible for any third-party user submitted content. All sightseeing tour , shore excursion and shore tour vendors mentioned here are independent third-party suppliers and therefore, should you choose to do business with them, the transaction is strictly between you and them. This includes any and all cruise line, travel agent services, sightseeing tour and shore excursions, travel insurance, and cruise reviews shown on this web site or links to these services from our web site.

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