Shore Excursions

The Exclusive Vegan Shore Excursions at each port of call, offer you the most memorable experience in the most fascinating places shared with your family and friends.

One of the joys of cruising with us is that our Exclusive excursions offer you the opportunity to feast on a plant-based vegan luncheon, or snack, while enjoying these fabulous outings with people of like minds and hearts as you spend the day in these amazing destinations.

Children are welcome. There are some limitations for handicap passengers. Please review each excursion carefully.

Once you review and choose which excursions you would like to participate in, please book it where it indicates below or within the excursion outlines featured above where it will indicate the BOOK YOUR EXCURSION NOW button. This is the same purchase cart you entered to make your reservations.

Remember:

There is limited capacity for each of these excursions!!

Excursions when booked are Non-Refundable.

Belize City, Belize

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Exclusive Shore Excursions:

For Holistic Holiday at Sea Participants ONLY

Belize - Lamanai

Lamanai and the New River Safari

First departure - 11:30 am (200 passengers)
Second departure - 12:30 pm (100 passengers)

ADULTS $127 - CHILD $91 (USD)

Limited seats
(300 passengers)
Duration: 6 hrs.
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Vegan Meal Included

HHAS, Exclusive Vegan Shore Excursion is non-refundable

A 45-minute drive brings you to Tower Hill, where you will board a riverboat and head up the New River Lagoon. While traversing the many little creeks and lagoons, sightings of hawks, kites and falcons are common. Dainty Jacanas lightly walk on the lily pads while crocodiles bask in the morning sunlight. At the entrance to the New River Lagoon, the ruins of Lamanai (Mayan for “Submerged Crocodile”) rise into view. While touring this site, huge masks depicting dead rulers and gods seem to materialize out of the rainforest, amid the chatter of birdlife and the haunting call of the Howler Monkeys. Your experienced guide will point out sites of importance and interest as well as detailing a full history of the Lamanai site.

This tour includes a full buffet lunch on site at the world class restaurant at Ayinha Eco Park Lamanai. Enjoy a tasty Belizean style vegan lunch buffet, cooked with local coconut oil and seasoned to perfection. Relax for approximately 1 hour and purchase tropical drinks, locally brewed Belikin beer, or sample the local rums paired with fresh organic coconut water, before returning to your ship.

Please note: Sightings of wildlife are not guaranteed. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility, trouble walking or for guests using wheelchairs, scooters or strollers as the trails are bumpy and cannot accommodate them. The climbing of the Temples is optional; however, no climbing will be permitted if there is rain and the temples are wet.

⁃ Coconut rice and beans cooked with kosher salt, black pepper and fresh thyme leaves

⁃ Sauté potatoes in coconut oil and onions

⁃ Tossed salad (tomatoes, carrots, red, yellow and green bell peppers, purple cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes)

⁃ Sweet corn on the cub

⁃ Steamed vegetables, (sweet corn on the cob, cauliflower, broccoli)

⁃ Fresh fruits (watermelon, pineapple, bananas)

⁃ Beverage (coconut water, soursop juice, purified drinking water)

Belize-ZipLine

Adventure of the Lost Crystal Cave & Zip Line

Departure - 11:45 am

ADULTS $131 - CHILD $95 (USD)

Limited seats
(144 passengers - minimum 24)
Duration: 6.5 hrs.
Difficulty Level: Strenuous
Vegan Meal Included

HHAS, Exclusive Vegan Shore Excursion is non-refundable

Your excursion begins at the pier where you’ll board your air-conditioned transportation for the drive into the jungle. Your tour guide will give a brief history of Belize, its people and culture along the way, as you drive through savannas and quaint villages to Jaguar Jungle Camp. Upon arrival, trained staff will fit you with your harness and give you a safety briefing before you start your zipline adventure. Throughout your visit, survey the incredible natural beauty, acknowledging that this is one of the sacred spaces of the ancient Mayans whose underworld of caves and tree canopies were used to send offerings to their gods. You’ll take a short winding trail through thick jungle, where the towering cohune palms dwarf you, to a limestone cliff that is your launching pad to zipline. Feel the rush as you fly 500 feet across the jungle for a bird’s eye view of a cavernous opening to one of the Maya’s ancient ceremonial caves.

Your next traverse takes you to an unrivalled 700 feet across the jungle. With your adrenaline pumping, you’ll switch gears from harness to life vests as the second leg of your quest begins, putting you up close and personal in the environment of the crystal caves phenomenon. Your tube ride finds you floating through a chamber where you will marvel at the crystal-stalactites cave formations. You’ll leave your tube and walk inside the crystal chamber to explore the sacred underworld of the Mayans. You will find yourself in front of a frozen waterfall column and glittering rim stone dam that is simply amazing. Once back on your tube, you’ll make your way to an underground lagoon, listen and relax to the sound of the water streams throughout the cave system signaling the end of your subterranean adventure.

You’ll walk back to base camp where you’ll change to dry clothes, and enjoy a vegan Lunch. Please note: Pregnant women, guests with neck, back, shoulder and knee injury, heart trouble, seizure disorders, asthma, as well as guests with disabilities such as blindness and balance disorder are not allowed to participate on this tour. What to bring: Swim suits, dry clothing, towel, repellent, cash/credit card and sunscreen. Water shoes and lockers are available for rent. Minimum age to participate on tour is 6 years and minimum height 40 inches tall. Guests will be required to sign a waiver which may only be available in English.

Sautéed vegetables, green salads, seasonal fruits and fruit juices.

Ingredients for sautéed vegetables: fresh garlic, onions, sweet bell pepper, sweet potatoes, tomatos, carrots, zucchini, string bean, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant.

Tomato sauce ingredients: onions, garlic, tomatoes, chile guajillo, cilantro, sea salt.

Fresh oregano green salad: lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, celery, onions, sweet bell pepper.

Salad dressing: olive oil, lime juice, sea salt, black pepper.

Belize-Howler Monkeys

Howler Monkey Sanctuary & Creole Heritage Tour

Departure - 11:45 am

ADULTS $109 - CHILD $79 (USD)

Limited seats
(96 passengers)
Duration: 6 hrs.
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Vegan Meal Included

HHAS, Exclusive Vegan Shore Excursion is non-refundable

Your excursion begins at the pier where you’ll board your air-conditioned transportation for a driving tour of Belize City. Belize City, the Capital, is the country’s only genuine urban area. It is also the commercial and cultural center of the country. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, learn about the economic, historic and cultural aspects of Belizean life. View the significant landmarks and beautiful colonial buildings as your guide calls out the various points of interest around town.

You’ll continue on into the country for a visit to the Community Baboon Sanctuary, a pioneering project in voluntary grassroots conservation by the local villagers. See the Black Howler Monkey (known as the “Baboon” in the local Creole dialect) in their natural setting of the rainforest where they can be protected in a sustainable environment

Today, the population of the Black Howler Monkey in the sanctuary is thriving with more than 2,000 monkeys in residence. After this portion of the tour is finished you will be treated with a few cultural demonstrations; Flybrush Making, Rice beating and you will also be able to do cashew wine tasting. After your sanctuary tour, it’s time for lunch. Your transportation will transfer you to a local favorite called “Iguana Stop” for a delicious sit-down meal.

Then board your transportation as you’ll travel to The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center. Located on 29 acres of tropical savannah, this animal preserve features more than 125 animals that are native to Belize. The zoo’s inhabitants consist of orphaned offspring, animals born in captivity, rehabilitated animals, or those sent to the Belize Zoo as gifts from other zoological institutions. Here, you’ll be able to get up close and personal with the unique wildlife of Belize on a guided tour. Please note: The minimum age to participate in this tour is 5 years old. This tour involves a considerable amount of standing and walking. Guests will be required to sign a waiver which may only be available in English. Pregnant women are prohibited from participating in this tour. Guests with prior or current neck injuries, or who have difficulty with or limited mobility, and any guest with disabilities such as blindness or balance disorder are prohibited from participating in this tour.

Sautéed vegetables, green salads, seasonal fruits and fruit juices.

Ingredients for sautéed vegetables: fresh garlic, onions, sweet bell pepper, sweet potatoes, tomatos, carrots, zucchini, string bean, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant.

Tomato sauce ingredients: onions, garlic, tomatoes, chile guajillo, cilantro, sea salt.

Fresh oregano green salad: lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, celery, onions, sweet bell pepper.

Salad dressing: olive oil, lime juice, sea salt, black pepper.

Belize City

Non-Exclusive, MSC Cruise Shore Excursions include:

(open to all passengers sailing)

 

  • ‣ Calypso Train Tour
  • ‣ Starfish Private Island Getaway
  • ‣ Tastes of Belize Street Food, Artisanal Cheese and Jungle Delights
  • ‣ Airboat Safari Ride
  • ‣ Howler Monkey Sanctuary & Belize Zoo
  • ‣ Sharks, Ray Snorkling and Island Getaway
  • ‣ Minivan with Guide (From 3 to 6 People)
  • ‣ Altun Ha & the Olde Belize River
  • and more!

Isla de Roatan, Honduras

Monday, March 20, 2023

Exclusive Shore Excursions:

For Holistic Holiday at Sea Participants ONLY

ISLA de ROATAN, HONDURAS Beach

Tabyana Beach Day

Departure - TBC

ADULTS $69 - CHILD $49 (USD)

Limited seats
(250 passengers, Minimum 50)
Duration: 4 hrs.
Swimming Possibility of Swimming
Difficulty Level: Easy
Vegan Meal Vegan Meal Included
Drinks Included Drink included

HHAS, Exclusive Vegan Shore Excursion is non-refundable

This leisurely beach outing will take you to West Bay and the beautiful TabyAna Beach, a seemingly endless ribbon of powdery white sand fringed with coconut, sea grape and almond trees.

You’ll have plenty of time to simply savor the surroundings, which come complete with live Caribbean music and the ever-present trade winds. The sand is an open invitation to stretch out and relax, while the water beckons to go for a refreshing swim. Vegan lunch included on site is also included in your half day of beachy goodness before you return to the ship.

Beans and rice cooked in coconut milk

Coleslaw – with vinegar, lime juice, seasonings cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbage, and shredded carrots

Whole wheat pasta with sautéed veggies and a house made marinara sauce.

Fresh fruit and water included.

ISLA de ROATAN, HONDURAS

Three Sites Snorkling and Beach

First Departure - 9:00 am 
Second Departure - 10:45 am

ADULTS $81 - CHILD $60 (USD)

Limited seats
(100 passengers per departure, minimum 10)
Duration: 4.5 hrs.
Swimming Possibility of Swimming
Difficulty Level: Easy
Snack Vegan Snack Included

HHAS, Exclusive Vegan Shore Excursion is non-refundable

What could be more adorable and fascinating than starfish? These brightly colored, slow-moving marine animals are unmistakably shaped and are astonishing to visitors! Roatan is one of the top 6 snorkeling spots to see starfish!

The dazzling waters of Roatan are a real paradise for the starfish, also known as Cushion Sea Star. Perfectly harmless, there are plenty of them laying at the seabed, however please do not touch them!

Before or after the snorkeling enjoy relaxation on the beautiful beach and swimming-pool facing the turquoise sea! You will also have time to relax in one of our floatable islands at sea anchored in the beautiful transparent sandbar area.

Vegetable salad (green lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, onion) with home dressing prepared with olive oil, vinegar and salt; fried plantains (fried in vegetable oil and salted) rice & beans (cooked with garlic, pepper, salt, coriander, coconut oil and coconut milk)

Table service and ingredient list provided during lunch.

Isla de Roatan, Honduras

Non-Exclusive, MSC Cruise Shore Excursions include:

(open to all passengers sailing)

 

  • ‣ Tabyana Beach Day
  • ‣ Easy and Accessible: Roatan - Non-Folding Mobility Equip
  • ‣ Glass Bottom Boat and West End Village
  • and more

Costa Maya, Mexico

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Exclusive Shore Excursions:

For Holistic Holiday at Sea Participants ONLY

Costa Maya, Kohumlich

Kohunlich Mayan Ruins

Departure - 8:30 am

ADULTS $101 - CHILD $71 (USD)

Limited seats
(300 passengers, minimum 30)
Duration: 6.5 hrs.
Difficulty Level: Strenuous
Snack Vegan Snack Included
No Photography Shooting videos and/or taking pictures is not allowed or subject to fee

HHAS, Exclusive Vegan Shore Excursion is non-refundable

Situated on the Yucatán Peninsula and one of Mexico’s absolute must-sees is the archaeological site of Kohunlich, a terraced city built by the Mayans between approx. A.D. 250 and A.D. 600. The sites unusual-sounding name is derived from the English name of the cohune palm, a common sight in the area. Your tour of cultural discovery begins with an air-conditioned coach ride.

At the site itself, you’ll be escorted through the park-like setting of the historical complex, whose highlights include a sunken palace, an acropolis, courtyards and even an ancient ceremonial ball field. But the sites main attraction is undoubtedly the Temple of the Masks, dedicated to the Mayan sun god KinichAhau.

With memories of the beautifully secluded Kohunlich fresh in your mind, you will enjoy a light packed lunch on the coach journey back to Costa Maya and your ship. Please note: the tour involves a 2-hour coach drive each way without a comfort stop. As the tour involves longer periods of walking on uneven ground, guests are requested to take extra care. The tour is considered to be unsuitable for guests with mobility problems or using a wheelchair given the stairs if you choose to do so on the pyramids. Guests are recommended to wear high-factor sunscreen, insect repellent and comfortable shoes. Depending on the exchange rate on the day of the tour, a fee of US$5-US$8 will be payable by guests wishing to use video equipment (including mobile phones) at the archaeological site. The tour also involves an approx. 5-minute walk between the car park and the entrance of Kohunlich.

A vegan boxed snack will be provided at the end of the visit of the Ruins, at the site and will include:

Mushroom and sautéed vegetables with olive oil and cucumber water.
Salted peanuts.

Information about the ingredients will be included in guide’s speech and provided on a laminated menu available on the bus

Costa Maya, Bacalar

Bacalar Fort & 7 Colours' Lagoon

Departure - 8:30 am

ADULTS $125 - CHILD $88 (USD)

Limited seats
(100 passengers, minimum 30)
Duration: 6 hrs.
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Swimming Possibility of swimming
Vegan Meal Vegan Meal Included

HHAS, Exclusive Vegan Shore Excursion is non-refundable

This enjoyable half-day outing begins with a leisurely transfer on a modern coach to reach Bacalar, with your guide filling in details about the port and its history.

You'll first be heading for Fort San Felipe Bacalar, which dates back to 1733, to see some real-life cannons.

Then you'll board a boat for a relaxing cruise and a chance to take a dip in the waters of lagoon, whose colors are many and varied. Lastly, soak up picture-perfect views over lunch in one of Bacalar's loveliest restaurants. Your return journey to the ship then lets the tour draw to a close.

RAW BAR

  • Coconut ceviche, with quinoa and chickpeas
  • Humus (chickpea dip)
  • Tabbouleh (wheat salad, mint, tomato, parsley, onions, lemon juice and olive oil)

HOT BAR

  • Tamal, Chaya and pepita
  • Zucchini, stuffed with seeds and tomato
  • Spaghetti with pesto
  • Pita bread stuffed with falafel and salad

Side Dishes

  • Orange and garlic vinaigrette
  • Corn toast
Costa Maya, Mexico

Non-Exclusive, MSC Cruise Shore Excursions include:

(open to all passengers sailing)

 

  • ‣ Chacchoben Mayan Ruins
  • ‣ Dolphin Swim Adventure
  • and more

Ocean Cay, MSC Marine Reserve, Bahamas

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Although there are no EXCLUSIVE shore excursions at Ocean Cay, MSC Marine Reserve, Bahamas, MSC Divina does offer shore excursions.

Ocean Cay, MSC Marine Res, Bahamas

Non-Exclusive, MSC Cruise Shore Excursions include:

(open to all passengers sailing)

 

  • ‣ Kayak and Jet Ski Tours
  • ‣  Sunset Champagne or Rum Rendezvous catamaran cruise
  • and more