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Summer Shore Excursions on Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas

Summer Shore Excursions on Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas

Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas and Navigator of Seas are offering a range of incredible sailings from the Mediterranean to the Baltics this summer.

Combined with extraordinary activities and entertainment available onboard (complete with dedicated kids’ and teens’ clubs and accommodation especially designed for families), there is something to keep everyone happy.

Royal Caribbean has put together a guide to the top shore excursions onboard Independence of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas that will excite thrill seekers to foodies, and nature lovers to history buffs, no matter what their ages or interests.

With expert guides, exclusive events and a wealth of brilliant options to choose from, Royal Caribbean’s one-of-a-kind shore excursions allow guests to experience each incredible destination in a whole new way.

ACTIVITIES TO ENRICH YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD

Montserrat – Barcelona, Spain

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The grandeur of Catalunya’s highest viewpoint, Montserrat, is sure to form a lasting impression as you visit the mountain top monastery where pilgrims come to worship ‘La Moreneta’, the Black Madonna. Admire the Patron of Catalonia, Saint Mary of Montserrat, and discover the Benedictine community of monks.

Be a Gladiator and City Highlights – Rome, Italy

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Experience the art of Roman gladiator combat with a hands-on ‘fighting’ lesson before touring the Eternal City’s ancient landmarks and roaming on your own. Browse the small museum containing Gladiator and Roman combat equipment before engaging in an interactive gladiator school to hone your skills. You can even earn your own certificate of Roman citizenship!

St Petersburg Cathedrals – St Petersburg, Russia

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Discover the stunning architecture and rich histories of three beautiful St Petersburg cathedrals. Marvel at the Neo-Classical façade and huge gold dome of St Isaac’s Cathedral, filled with religious art treasures. See 85,000 square feet of mosaics under the domes of Cathedral of Resurrection on Spilled Blood, and the bell tower and golden crosses above St Nicholas Naval Cathedral.

ACTIVITIES TO GET THE ADRENALINE PUMPING

Archipelago Speed Boat Adventure – Helsinki, Finland

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Slice through waves and manoeuvre around islands and giant icebreakers at speeds of up to 40 knots onboard a high-speed watercraft. See Embassy Park, Suomenlinna Island Fortress and the open-air market as you streak towards Kustaanmeikka Strait, before disembarking on one of the islands, where you will fry sausages and sample summer Finnish food. 

Norwegian Fjord Helicopter Adventure – Olden, Norway

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This exhilarating helicopter flight gets you close to towering mountains, dramatic waterfalls, peaceful valleys and jaw dropping glaciers. You will even get a front-row seat to the breathtaking beauty of the monumental Jostedalsbreen Glacier – an unforgettable experience for the whole family. 

River Rafting – Vigo, Spain

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Thrills await you on this unforgettable river rafting adventure through the Spanish countryside where you will catch glimpses of stunning scenery and landscapes as you make your way through the white water rapids at an exciting pace. Hold on tight and enjoy the ride!

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

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