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Where can I find information about going ashore independently?

When you arrive in port you’ll want to make the most of every minute of your time ashore. We’re here to help you do just that, with a diverse choice of shore experiences on offer in every port. We understand that everyone’s different. One person’s idea of bliss may be lazing on a beach; another’s may be exploring a museum or swimming with turtles. That’s why we offer a whole host of experiences, so there’s something just right for you:

Town & City | Countryside & Scenery 
Independent Explorer | Once in Lifetime
Family Fun | Activity | Local Experience


While shore experiences and guided tours are extra, you are free to explore destinations independently. 

At most ports of call we operate a shuttle bus service, shuttle bus availability along with distances to the main towns/ destinations will be provided to you once you are on-board.

Please note, any shuttle bus service provided is complimentary to those benefiting from P&O Cruises Select Fare. Those guests booked on Early Saver, Late Saver & other promotional fares will be charged for using this service. The shuttle bus has a scanner that will scan your cruise card, this identifies whose on-board account needs to be charged.


Shuttle Bus Cost

If you are booked on an Early Saver, Late Saver or other promotional fare, there is a small cost for the shuttle bus service, this will be applied to your on-board account. The cost of the shuttle bus service at each port varies and you will advised of the cost at each port once on-board, however prices range from £2.50 - £5.00 per person per journey (prices are subject to change). Children under the age of 16 years of age will be charged at 50% of the adult rate. Infants under the age of two years will not be charged.

In some ports it may be compulsory for a shuttle bus to be used to exit the port due to health and safety reasons. In these instances, these will be supplied complimentary for all passengers and all guests will be notified on-board.


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