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Princess Cruises offers seven new shore excursions on UK-based sailings

Guests sailing on Sapphire Princess from Southampton this spring and summer will have seven new shore excursions to choose from.

The new excursions are in addition to the hundreds already available at the 42 European and Mediterranean destinations the ship will call at during voyages ranging from three to 14 nights.

Sapphire Princess
New excursions have been added to Sapphire Princess’s UK cruise itineraries in 2018

For guests sailing to northern Europe, the new shore excursions are:

  • A coach tour to some of the most famous sights and landmarks of Copenhagen, Denmark, including the Little Mermaid statue and Amalienborg Palace Square, home to the Danish Royal Family. A trip to the Carlsberg brewery, including taste testing, will follow
  • A visit to the Skagen Odde Nature Centre, also in Denmark, which was designed by Sydney Opera House’s architect and demonstrates the effects of sea, sand, light and wind on the environment. The visit will be followed by beer tasting at a microbrewery and the chance to sample regional delicacies at a local restaurant
  • A walking tour of the medieval centre of Tallinn, Estonia, followed by a private pastry and truffle making lesson with the head chef of a local speciality café
  • A journey by boat through the waters off Tromsø, Norway, taking in the local fjords, waterfalls and islands
  • A Nordic food walk in Stockholm’s Hötorgshallen food market, Sweden, including the chance to sample local dishes
  • For holidaymakers heading to the Mediterranean the excursions comprise:

  • A guided walking tour of ancient Rome, Italy, including time to explore the Basilica of Saint Clement. This first century church contains original medieval paintings, mosaics, frescoes and monuments
  • A visit to the reopened Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, a prehistoric underground burial site in Valletta, Malta, with remains dating back to 4000 BC. This will be followed by a stop at the National Museum of Archaeology
  • Tony Roberts, Princess Cruises’ vice president for UK and Europe, said: “We appreciate just how important it is for guests to immerse themselves in the destinations they visit. The new excursions complement our aim of providing experiences that cover all tastes and budgets, from foodies to history lovers, from those looking to conveniently take in the sights to those who want to head out by themselves for their own mini adventure.”

    Shore excursions are available to purchase from around 120 days before a cruise.

    Posted on 22nd February 2018 at 05:08 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Princess Cruises |

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