The BEST Disney Cruise Line Excursions in Ports of Call Around the Globe

Welcome back, Mousekefriends!!  Summer is almost upon us and cruising season around the globe is underway.  Disney Cruise Line is consistently rated the TOP cruise line for families not only because of what they have to offer onboard but also because of their magical excursions off the ship!

Don’t take our words for it, have a look at the accolades DCL is accruing!

We are listing the TOP SHORE EXCURSIONS (with links!) in many of DCL’s ports of call. Get in touch today to speak with an experienced agent from Kingdom and Cruise Travel to help you pick the best cruise and most exciting shore excursions for your family.   Have a listen to the blog for even more details and hear about our own experiences on some of the excursions!

Nassau, Bahamas

Atlantis Aquaventure (N25)

Enjoy a FULL day adventure at the Atlantis Resort’s water park, Aquaventure! 

This excursion includes transportation and a full day of water park fun at the world-renowned Atlantis on Paradise Island, Bahamas.  The Aquaventure waterpark features water slides, river rapids, waterfalls, water holes and amazing special effects!  Don’t fret if the water park idea ALL day sounds tiring because there are also 5 miles of white-sand beaches and 11 pool areas.  Still not convinced? How does checking out some exotic marine life at Atlantis’s own marine habitat sound?!  Now our day is complete! Sign us up!  For a full-day adventure, the prices can’t be beat! $249.00 (ages 10 and up) $149.00 (ages 4 to 9) $0.00 (ages 0 to 3)

Blue Lagoon Island Dolphin Swim (N41)

Dolphin encounters are one of the most popular excursions on Disney Cruise Line Caribbean itineraries.

On this adventure you will take a short ride to Blue Lagoon Island.  Dolphin Encounters is an American Humane Certified facility in the Bahamas that offers an unforgettable marine life experience for you family! After meeting the trainers and learning about the dolphins, don your life jacket and play and swim with Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins!  Each person gets a special kiss, handshake and hug from their new mammal friend. Then, the most thrilling part – a dolphin will propel you across the lagoon with a foot push!  This bucket list experience is for ages 6 and up and the prices are high but worth it! $259.00 per person.

Castaway Cay

Bicycle Rentals (C04)

Bike rentals on Castaway Cay are a great way to get around and experience some of the views and trails on the island.

Not everyone wants to sit on the shore!  If you get antsy and need to explore, this is the perfect solution and it comes at a great price point!  Head out along winding offshore paths at your own leisure. Pedal over to the observation tower to take in the views.  Appreciate the flora and fauna of beautiful Castaway Cay. Rentals are per person per hour.  $15.00 (ages 3 and up)


Family Cabanas are the height of luxury on Castaway Cay. Photo: Disney Cruise Line Blog (c)Scott G Sanders

These are hard to get but amazing!  What do you get?…towels, a mini-fridge with water and soft drinks, sunscreen, sand toys, snorkel equipment, bike rentals, chilled towels, fruit, light snacks and attendant service.  They have hammocks, cushioned seating and shade!  All of this comes with a hefty price tag. The Family Beach Cabanas will now cost $797.50 for up to six guests. The cabanas can accommodate up to 10 guests. It costs $50.00 per person for guests 7-10.  The Serenity Bay Cabanas will have a daily rate of $493.90 – for up to four guests. The cabanas can accommodate up to 10 guests. It will be $50.00 per person for guests 5-10.



Adrenaline Zipline and River Tubing with Adventure Falls (FA24)

Experience an adventure-filled day on this DCL zipline cruise excursion in Jamaica.

Excursions in Jamaica offer non-stop thrills, adventure and exposure to some of the most beautiful landscapes the island has to offer.  On this adventure, head to Good Hope Estate for a river tubing journey and ziplining thrills!  Take a relaxing float along the famous Martha Brae River.  Follow that with a delicious Jamaican Jerk lunch. Then, try to keep down your lunch while you embark on a zipline adventure that takes you across 5 horizontal traverses over the jungle canopy.  Conclude your day at Adventure Falls, a beautiful terraced playground with a 50ft cascading waterfall, 6 wading pools, and a 300ft waterslide!  These are excellent prices for this excursion: $143.00 (ages 10 and up)  $112.00 (ages 6 to 9)

Dolphin Cove and Dunn’s River Falls (FA03)

At Dunn’s River Falls, climb up a cascading waterfall for fantastic views and a cool, refreshing experience.

This unique excursion for ages 3 and up allows you to actually CLIMB UP A WATERFALL!  The waterfall at Dunn’s River Falls cascades over natural limestone terraces. Guides assist you as you ascend the rushing flow, which plunges directly into the pristine Caribbean Sea!  After this amazing hike up the falls, transfer to Dolphin Cove, a lush tropical jungle that is home to dolphins, exotic birds, rabbits and iguanas.  Chose from a variety of experiences here observing and interacting with the wildlife.  This shore excursion is at a fantastic price point! $100.00 (ages 10 and up) $82.00 (ages 3 to 9)$0.00 (ages 0 -2)

St. Maarten

Beach Rendezvous (SM62)

In St. Maarten, you WILL want to enjoy the beach. This is the turquoise water you’ve been dreaming about.

On this adventure you will head to Kim Sha beach where you will receive a welcome cocktail before being escorted to your reserved and included lounge chairs and umbrella.  Splash in the turquoise waters, soak up the sun or take get adventurous!  You can rent paddleboards, jet skis, and snorkeling equipment.  For lunch, an open air seaside restaurant awaits for you to sample fish or kebabs.  Pair it glass of fine wine and toast the perfect beach day!  $79.00 (ages 10 and up) $65.00 (ages 3 to 9)  $0.00 (ages 0 to 2


Jost Van Dyke Beach Transfer (TT14)

This Disney Cruise Line excursions takes you by boat to one of the islands in the BVI for a beach break!

Take a 35-minute cruise to Jost Van Dyke, the smallest of the 4 main islands in the British Virgin Islands archipelago. White Bay Beach is there to welcome you with crystal-clear water and waving palm trees. Try the “Painkiller” drink, a blend of rum and tropical fruit juices. Your time on the beach is yours to enjoy – swim, stroll or relax on the included lounge chairs.  $95.00 (ages 10 and up) $85.00 (ages 3 to 9) $85.00 (ages 0 to 2)

Grand Cayman

Stingrays and Seven Mile Beach (G85)

Grand Cayman is all about the stingrays! Don’t miss the chance to snorkel among them and interact with them!

Take a scenic cruise out to a shallow sandbar located within the middle of the Barrier Reef-protected waters of the North Sound. This is the natural habitat of the southern sting rays.  Enjoy a refreshing swim and take the chance to interact with the stingrays that call this area home.  Next head to the famous Seven Mile Beach where you can relax on a lounge chair and take in the water views.  $129.00 (ages 10 and up)  $99.00 (ages 5 to 9)



Dog Sledding on the Mendenhall Glacier (JU01)

This is a once-in-a-lifetime bucket-list adventure! Dogsledding on a glacier is an experience you will not want to miss.

If you’re afraid of riding in a helicopter, just shake it off.  We guarantee your anxiety will float away as soon as you lightly life off the ground!  Your helicopter will fly you over the lush rainforest, deep blue crevasses and glacier-carved peaks.  Land at the dogsled camp on the Mendenhall Glacier, where you’ll meet 280 excited Alaskan huskies.  Next comes the thrill of a lifetime as you “mush” along the glacier.  Don’t forget to cuddle the puppies!  You just can’t sneak one home.  This excursion has a hefty price tag but is worth every penny!  $859.00 (ages 2 and up)


Exclusive Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show (KE41)

We promise, this is not corny! This is fabulous family entertainment!

Enjoy an energetic, action-packed performance and have a rowdy good time! You can’t come to Ketchikan without a visit to The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show. This enhanced performance features additional elements and segments developed exclusively for Disney Cruise Line Guests! Witness chopping, sawing, chainsaw events, the death-defying speed climb, log rolling and more! $59.00 (ages 10 and up) $29.00 (ages 3 to 9) $0.00 (ages 0 to 2)


Best of Sitka (SI02)

This is not like an ordinary trip to a zoo! This is an amazing excursion to explore the nature and culture of Sitka!

Visit the Alaska Raptor Center, where various injured birds of prey are rehabilitated and hopefully released back into the wild. Check out the Bald Eagle Flight Training Center, where a presentation with one of the center’s educational birds will take place. Continue to Sitka National Historical Park to see the totem-lined trails and carving rooms where native artisans demonstrate their totemic art form. Finally, wisit Fortress of the Bear, which allows you within 25 feet of Alaska’s brown bears. Observe these beautiful creatures from a covered viewing platform. $99.00 (ages 10 and up) $79.00 (ages 3 to 9) $0.00 (ages 0 to 2)


Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona City Highlights (BC04)

This Disney Cruise Line excursion will take you to all the highlights of beautiful Barcelona!

On this adventure you will see Barcelona Cathedral, take a short walk through the Old Quarter, take in the stunning Gaudi masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia, which towers, still unfinished, over the downtown area.  You will be able to tour the outside of this impressive site.  Continue along Passeig de Gràcia, the wide boulevard that connects the Gothic Quarter to the Gràcia Quarter. Keep an eye out along the way for modernist art nouveau buildings, including Gaudí’s famed buildings Casa Batlló and Casa Milà. This tour is a great overview of this city at a steal: $54.00 (ages 10 and up) $44.00 (ages 3 to 9) $0.00 (ages 0 to 2)

Livorno, Italy

Pizza Making Experience with a Tuscan Chef (LV124)

When in doubt in Italy, give the kids pizza! This is an excursion that will please the whole family!

Drive through the Tuscan countryside where you’ll meet a local farmer and his family who’ll teach you to prepare pizza using ingredients from his own garden.  Your creation will be cooked in a proper pizza oven and then you get to enjoy it!  This is a priceless experience for all ages: $209.00 (ages 10 and up) $179.00 (ages 3 to 9) $0.00 (ages 0 to 2)

Athens, Greece

Once again, you cannot miss the highlights! When you’re in port for a day in Athens, this tour is the cure for FOMO!

Head to the bustling city of Athens and visit the Acropolis. See the awe-inspiring Parthenon—Temple of Athena. Marvel at the delicate Erechtheum, with its unique Porch of the Maidens—the Caryatides. Learn of all the buildings and temples of this once-sacred site and take time to appreciate the outstanding views across the whole of Athens.  Drive past the capital’s neoclassical buildings such as the University Senate, the Academy and the National Library. Also see Parliament House in Constitution Square as well as many other landmarks.  Finally, walk through Plaka, the oldest part of modern Athens, home to many restored 19th century houses, ancient monuments and shops.  $79.00 (ages 10 and up) $45.00 (ages 3 to 9) $0.00 (ages 0 to 2)

Naples, Italy

Amalfi Coast by Boat & Pompeii (NP74)

This combo tour of the stunning Amalfi Coast and historical wonder of Pompeii packs a lot in for the price. Don’t miss this amazing Disney Cruise excursion!

Head to Salerno where you will board a private motor launch and enjoy spectacular views during a 45-minute cruise along the stunning Amalfi Coast. View charming historic sites on a walking tour and take 60 minutes of free time at the white villages of Amalfi.  Cruise back to Salerno for a 45-minute ride to Pompeii.  Lunch at a local restaurant is included in the tour. Continue to the most well-preserved archeological site in the world, the Roman city of Pompeii, for a 90-minute guided walking tour. $205.00 (ages 10 and up), $175.00 (ages 3 to 9), $175.00 (ages 0 to 2)

Northern Europe

Greenock, Scotland

Be Brave at Edinburgh Castle (GR45)

Take part in this unique, Disney-fied tour of Edinburgh Castle! Meet Merida and hear the folklore as you tour this stunning icon of the city.


Take a 2 hour ride to Edinburgh and then embark on a 30-minute city tour that encompasses most of Edinburgh’s historic monuments in both the medieval Old Town and the 18th-century New Town!  Visit the medieval Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the city and has been home to many Scottish kings and queens through the centuries. Children will take part in a fun shield-decorating activity while learning about family coats of arms and their symbolism. Finally, attend an audience with a member of Disney royalty. Meet Merida from Brave for a very special photo opportunity at Scotland’s most iconic landmark! $369.00 (ages 10 and up) n$249.00 (ages 3 to 9) $0.00 (ages 0 to 2)

Le Havre, France (Paris)

Disneyland Paris On Your Own (LH18)

If you love Disney and you’re in France, this excursion just makes sense!

Travel 3.5 hours to the Disneyland Paris Resort. Receive a Park Hopper ticket, which will allow you to visit both Disneyland Park and the Walt Disney Studios Park. Explore Disneyland Paris, where fairy tales come to life across 5 fantastic lands filled with amazing attractions, shows and street parades. Rub shoulders with swashbuckling pirates or zoom through time and space. Blast off to infinity and beyond, explore a forgotten island and brave the steep heights of a legendary mountain. Discover the secrets behind the most magical scenes of Disney classic films and television shows at Walt Disney Studios Park. Complete your approximately 7 hours of fun and reboard your motorcoach for the journey back to Le Havre. $239.00 (ages 10 and up) $199.00 (ages 3 to 9) $0.00 (ages 0 to 2)

Copenhagen, Denmark

Fairytales Canal Cruise In Copenhagen (CP43)

Embark on a magical boat ride through the canals of Denmark on this Disney Cruise Line shore excursion!

Board a canal boat and enjoy an approximately one-hour canal boat cruise where your hostess is a character from one of the famous works of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. During this story-filled voyage, you’ll see many sites that are connected with some of his stories, many of which served as inspiration for Disney classics, like The Little Mermaid and Frozen.  $144.00 (ages 10 and up) $99.00 (ages 3 to 9) $99.00 (ages 0 to 2)



Rainforest and Waterfall Hike (KA08)

Maui’s stunning landscape is full of waterfalls. Take this amazing opportunity to hike to one and you might be inspired to take a swim.

Travel to Ho’olawa Valley for a 3.5-hour hike to several waterfalls in one of Maui’s most popular rainforest valleys. They all have large pools perfect for swimmers! This is what Maui is known for – soak up the beauty and adventure. And, there is nothing like “showering” under a Hawaiian waterfall.  $186.00 (ages 10 and up) $176.00 (ages 6 to 9)


Po’ipū Beach Surfing Lessons (NA14)

A surfing lessons is the ultimate Hawaiian experience for your Ohana! Hang ten together during this excursion!

On this adventure you will start your lesson on land before you paddle out to ride your first wave! The instructors will be in the water for about an hour of coaching to teach you all the basic surfing techniques. Take about an hour of supervised time in the water catching some waves on your own. Experience the thrill and excitement of surfing or choose to relax and soak up the sun. $233.00 (ages 10 and up) $199.00 (ages 8 to 9)


Volcano National Park Express (HI37)

Visit one of the most unique National Parks in the US on this excursion! Explore this amazing geological feature on this excursion!

Drive to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Biosphere Site. The park is a special place because it is home to two of the most active volcanoes in the world. It also contains several sites important to native Hawaiian culture as well as many rare plants and animals.  Head out to see the steam vents. Walk out to the caldera and learn the stories about Pele, Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes.  $155.00 (ages 10 and up) $145.00 (ages 3 to 9) $0.00 (ages 0 to 2)


Book shore excursions ahead of time, they can book up! If you don’t like Disney’s excursions, contact KCT agent to book a private excursion!

Mousekefriends, there you have it: Our top DCL Excursions. If you have a favorite we missed, drop us a comment and tell us about it!

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