80 explore EXPLORE FREE unlimited shore excursions The Americas may be best known for its bustling and photogenic cities, like the rapid pulse of Times Square in New York and the unique rhythm of the steel drum in the Bahamas, as well as for being a crossroads of culture, as in the history and charm of San Juan and in the cosmopolitan elegance and sophistication of Montréal. Yet these iconic destinations are just the beginning. They serve as the gateway of exploration to less-traveled places that astound and delight. Watch as whales breach the expansive ice-filled waters of Stephen’s Passage near Juneau and sail the calm crystal blue waters of St. John’s to reveal a pod of wild dolphins racing along your catamaran. Experience the French savoir faire of Montréal and compare it to the original colonial period buildings and the opulent mansions owned by the tycoons of the Gilded Age in Newport. Jet-set across pristine shores and secluded coves, from Castries to Gustavia until you find your personal favorite. Immerse into the deep jungles, where ancient temples slumber in Costa Maya. No matter which shoreside experience you choose, you can explore at your own pace, appreciating every destination. NORTH COAST WATERFALL HIKE from Prince Rupert, Canada Immerse yourself in the serenity of nature. Hike a rugged, wild mountain trail through a coastal rainforest that leads to a series of waterfalls. The Kiwanis Trail, which starts with a slight incline lined with salmonberry bushes, branches o” in a mature forest with rolling alpine meadows blanketed with berry patches. Your physical e”ort will really be rewarded once you get the first glimpse of the waterfall from the perspective of a cli”. Your guide will take you to the lower falls where upon a boulder your intimate group enjoys a well-earned snack surrounded by the majestic scenery. OCEAN RAFT ADVENTURES from Sitka, Alaska Prepare for the adventure of a lifetime after being outfitted with state-of-the-art gear that includes a Coast Guard-styled exposure suit, balaclava, safety glasses and gloves. Embark aboard an Adventure Raft 1 for an exhilarating ride that swells at speeds up to 50 miles per hour over the icy waters of Sitka Harbor. Along the way take in the sights, sounds and smells of the ocean. Keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse of whales, sea otters and pu³ns en route to the ravaged volcanic coastline of Kruzof Island. While exploring this coastline, you will have an opportunity to get up-close to the towering cli”s and volcanic sea caves.