The shore events offered on all itineraries are incredible explorations that other passengers onboard the cruise will not experience. Between private tango lessons and palace tours guided by the princesses who live there, these excursions receive raving reviews. Some examples of the shore events include:
- Tsar's Summer Palaces with Lunch: Delve deep into the history of the Romanov's family and admire the wonderful architecture while visiting the tsar's famous summer residences. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant overlooking the Swallow's Nest.
- Best of Istanbul with Lunch: View the best of Istanbul's stunning architecture and attractions, including the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. A traditional Turkish lunch menu will be served at an old Ottoman House. Finally, stop at the Grand Bazaar for shopping and a demonstration on the art of carpet weaving.
- A Taste of Sorrento: Admire beautiful lemon and olive trees as you sample wonderful Italian delicacies, such as hand-made bread, cheeses and salami. During the return drive, see wonderful views from the Sorrento coast of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius in the distance.