Norwegian Cruise Line's Ultimate Touring is the cruise line's newest take on shore excursions. The smaller, private tours are targeted for couples or groups up to 18 people, and are available to book onboard or pre-cruise.
"These once-in-a-lifetime tours embody NCL’s Freestyle Cruising by offering guests a completely customized experience to fit their individual needs, interests and schedule," said Colin Veitch, NCL’s president and CEO.
More than 60 percent of cruisers want personalized shore excursion options according to a 2007 study conducted by YPB&R/Yankelovich Inc.
Tours from NCL include: an archipelago speed boat adventure in Helsinki; walking the rooftops of historical buildings in Stockholm; a 4x4 rally experience in Livorno, Italy; a float plane ride over the Maltese Islands; and a six-course tasting menu in Ketchikan, Alaska.