Questions about Shore Excursions

Questions about Shore Excursions

What is a Shore Excursion?

Shore excursions are optional, guided tours in a Regent ship's destination. Shore excursions make your journey more exciting and fulfilling - they are a way for you to experience the history, culture and cuisine of extraordinary destinations with knowledgeable guides and comfortable transportation.

Explore incredible sights and hidden gems with knowledgeable local guides and comfortable transportation. Sea kayak to Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska, trek through the jungle on a majestic elephant in Phuket or relax on a champagne and lobster catamaran cruise in Antigua. This is all yours to experience on a free Regent Seven Seas Shore Excursion.

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How much do Regent Seven Seas Cruises Shore Excursions cost?

In addition to the all inclusive cruise experience that can only be offered from one of the world's premier luxury lines, receive access to complimentary, award-winning shore excursions during your voyage.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises offers free, unlimited shore excursions in every port-of-call in every destination. And unlimited means you can take as many excursions in a day and during your entire voyage as time and your penchant for adventure allows.

You may reserve Regent Shore Excursions approximately 180 days prior to sailing or you may wait and visit Destination Services once onboard your Regent Seven Seas ship.

Regent Unlimited Shore Excursion reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and the number of shore excursions are subject to availability. Restrictions apply and cancellations received within 36 hours prior to shore excursion departure may incur penalties.

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What are Regent Choice Shore Excursions?

All Regent Shore Excursions showcase a region's culture and history, but some are so outstanding they merit special recognition. Regent Choice Shore Excursions offer unique, one-of-a-kind experiences that include such treats as a private yacht cruise or an exclusive wine tasting at a Michelin star rated restaurant.

To partially offset the cost of their more extravagant nature, Regent Choice Shore Excursions are available with a supplementary charge. Regent Choice Shore Excursions reserved in advance must be paid for at time of confirmation using a major credit card.

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Can I pre-book Free Unlimited and Regent Choice Shore Excursions?

Both Regent's Free Unlimited Shore Excursions and Regent Choice Shore Excursions may be reserved in advance beginning 180 days prior to sailing. If eligible for , you may reserve shore excursions 240 days prior to sailing. For more information on available Shore Excursions for your itinerary, please contact your RegentCruises.com Cruise Expert.

If you prefer to research available tours or reserve online you may create an online account with Regent Seven Seas Cruises via . Access the Book Excursions link for your cruise under the Booked Cruises tab to view applicable excursions.

Regent Free Unlimited Shore Excursion reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and the number of shore excursions are subject to availability. Restrictions apply and cancellations received within 36 hours prior to shore excursion departure may incur penalties.

Regent Choice Shore Excursions reserved in advance must be paid for at time of confirmation using a major credit card.

Tours require minimum particatipn levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, itineraries and general information are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations.

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What is included with a Regent Shore Excursion?

Regent Shore excursions include transportation to the attraction or activity, the services of a local tour guide, equipment and gear (if applicable) and entrance fees if applicable. For example, if you are taking a guided bicycle tour in Dubrovnik, Croatia, your tour will include the transportation from the ship to the starting point in Dubravka Village, all cycling gear, refreshments and/or wine tastings, and return transportation back to the ship. In Alaska you may try a Dog Sled Adventure by Helicopter. Again, transportation from the ship to the helicopter, helicopter flightseeing expedition, dogsled ride and return transportation would all be included. Some Regent Shore Excursions may also include meals, drinks and refreshments.

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Am I obligated to reserve a Free or Regent Choice Shore Excursion?

You have choices. You may choose to explore a port-of-call on your own, at your own pace. However, planning your shore excursions with Regent Seven Seas Cruises has a number of benefits including value, variety and convenience. Regent Seven Seas Cruises offers free, unlimited shore excursions in every port-of-call in every destination. And unlimited means you can take as many excursions in a day and during your entire voyage as time and your penchant for adventure allows.

Regent Shore Excursions offer a number of enriching shore tours to fit every personality, interest and physical activity level. Regent also allows you to either pre-book your shore excursions online on their websites or wait and book them once you get on the ship.

Personalized shore excursions, Adventures Ashore, can be designed for smaller groups and according to your own interests. These in-depth tours must be pre-booked through Regent Seven Seas Cruises, please contact your RegentCruises.com Cruise Expert for more details.

Whether you have your own ideas that need professional arranging or you would like suggestions for something off-the-beaten track, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and RegentCruises.com are here to assist you.

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How physically challenging are Regent Shore Excursions?

Most Regent Shore Excursions require some degree of walking; however, some excursions include extensive walking and hiking. Likewise, the grand entryways of local museums, castles, forts and attractions; sprawling gardens; hilly and icy Alaskan terrain; or Europe's cobblestone streets can all make walking and climbing even more difficult. Some tours can be very high energy. High adventure white water rafting in Alaska, climbing Dunn's River Falls in Jamaica, bike tours in Hawaii, hiking the hill in Santorini (or riding the mules up for that matter) and kayaking may require you to be in good shape beforehand. Whatever your fitness level, we highly recommend comfortable, low-heeled walking shoes. To assist guests in choosing their shore excursions, most Regent Seven Seas Cruises grades their tours according to the level of activity they entail.

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Can I book more than one Regent Shore Excursion in a day?

This depends upon the shore excursions you select and their departure and arrival times. Regent Seven Seas Cruises and tour operators may offer certain tours in the morning and in the afternoon, so it is possible to take two tours on the same day. It is generally recommended that you allow at least one hour for travel from one Regent Shore Excursion to the next.

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Are meals included on the tour?

Unless it is specifically mentioned in the tour description, meals are not included. Most tour departure times complement the ship's meal service hours, so you can enjoy your meal aboard then go ashore. However, on some full day tours, or if you take more than one tour in a day, your return on board may not coincide with meal hours. Fortunately, regardless of when you return, there is always a buffet, snack, or room service available.

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One of my Regent Shore Excursions is in waitlist status. When will I know if I am confirmed?

Each sail date and itinerary may have varying availability based on several factors, such as number of guides, coaches, boats, planes, time in port, etc.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises continually requests additional space from tour operators, but the process can take time as they may have to source additional equipment and guides at their end.

If one of your shore excursions is in waitlist status, Regent Seven Seas Cruises will notify you if additional space has been confirmed as quickly as possible. Waitlists will be cleared in the order received.

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What if I cancel my Regent Shore Excursion?

Regent Shore Excursions operate rain or shine. If you decide you must cancel a shore excursion for any reason within 36 hours prior to the departure time, a 100% cancellation penalty will be incurred.

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