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What do I need to know when booking a Shore Experience/Excursion?

Yes, there are 3 easy ways to book shore experiences:


  • You can access the My P&O Cruises in order to pre-book and pay for shore experiences.
  • You can call the Customer Contact Centre please visit our website for contact details or call your Travel Agent who will be able to pre-book and take payment for shore experiences. When calling, please have your booking reference to hand, along with the shore excursions you would like to purchase (and details of the credit/debit card being used).
  • Book once on-board


When can I book?

Shore Experiences are typically available to reserve on-line via the My P&O Cruises approximately 6 months prior to travel. Pre booking shore experiences will require payment at time of booking. (There is no credit card fee applied when pre purchasing shore experiences). All experiences must be booked at the least 3 days prior to departure.


Booking on Board

If you would prefer not to pre pay for your Shore Experiences you may book on board with the Shore Eperiences Team. Subject to availability. By booking a shore experience on board, the cost will be charged to your on board account. For further information on this, please see:


Further information on the shore excursions available for your cruise and to book please visit  My P&O Cruises.


How to Book via My P&O Cruises:

To book shore excursions via My P&O Cruises:

  • Once logged in, click on the 'Going Ashore ‘tab at the top of the page, then proceed by selecting the 'View and Book Shore Experiences' option from the drop down list.  
  • You will then be presented with a page of shore experiences; you can select specific ports of call or sort the results by price such as highest to lowest.
  • Once you have located a shore experience of interest, you will be required to select the 'View & Book' button located on the right hand side. 
  • If you wish to proceed with booking an experience, you will be asked to select the number of tickets you wish to purchase by clicking next to the guests name that will be travelling. 
  • Once all the relevant guests have been selected press 'Continue.'  
  • You will then be asked which departure time you would prefer if there is more than one option. Once you have made your selection please select 'Continue.' 
  • The total price for the shore experience and your loyalty discount (if applicable) will then appear. Please check these detail are correct and click 'Add to Shopping Basket'. 


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Information you need to know:

View Shore Experience Terms and Conditions

  • Shore experiences will remain in your shopping basket for two hours to allow time for you to process your payment. After this time period the shore experience you have held will be removed. 
  • If you book two shore experiences on the same day, we would recommend you leave at least one hour between your experiences returning to the ship in the morning and leaving in the afternoon.  This would be at your own risk and refunds would not be made if your morning shore experences is delayed by traffic and you miss the afternoon departure
  • If you have any queries regarding your loyalty discount or the total price of the shore experiences being purchased; please contact the Customer Contact Centre please visit our website for contact details.
  • If you choose a shore experience with a long transfer time to the main destination (ie Civitavecchia to Rome) it is likely that a convenience stop will be made. We cannot guarantee that there will be toilet facilities on the coaches used for our excursions as we do not know until the day of the tours which coaches will be supplied to us by the local coach operators. If you choose an excursion that includes refreshments or lunch, there will toilet facilities available at the refreshment/lunch venue. 


Accessible Shore Excursions: 

If you wish to book an accessible shore excursion, which are suitable for passengers using a wheelchair/scooter, this will be charged to your on board account as it is not possible to book these on line. Please see the following questions for more information:

Can you arrange Shore Experiences/Excursions using accessible vehicles for those with mobility requirements?


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