Tortola, Virgin Islands British (from Road Town) - Caribbean Cruises

Dock at Road Town and explore the many beauties Tortola bestows on her fortunate visitors - ivory sands, aquamarine seas and a gracious welcome. Step into the beautiful world of JR O’Neal Botanic Gardens, blooming with orchids, cacti, palms and heliconia, and then indulge on a lunch of succulent Anegada lobster, papaya and sweet potato pudding. If your taste is for unspoilt beaches, Cane Garden Bay’s flawless horseshoe of golden sand if for you.

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Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Eldorado Sailing Ship Adventure

    Cast your worries away on a unique sailing experience on board the schooner ‘Eldorado’.

    Eldorado Sailing Ship Adventure

    The sailing ship Eldorado is a brand new and elegant schooner that is perfectly suited to sailing around the British Virgin Islands, one of the most beautiful sailing regions in the world.

    Join your professional and attentive crew as you enjoy a welcome drink on board Eldorado, a well-designed tall ship with windswept sails. Sit back and relax, whilst soaking up the spectacular scenery of the islands that surround the BVI´s Sir Francis Drake Channel.

    Feel the wind in your hair and the zest in your spirit as your crew raise the sails and learn what it’s like to sail this magnificent sailing ship. The Captain will even offer you the chance to take the helm at full sail and teach you how to navigate along the coast.

    Anchoring in Little Bay, you’ll have some time to cool off with a refreshing swim in this beautiful and protected bay with its turquoise water. A complimentary fruit cocktail and snacks will be served on the return journey to the port.



    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion operates on foot and by schooner, there are some steps to negotiate to board the schooner. Souvenirs and refreshments will be available for purchase on board. US dollars and a credit card will be required for purchases. Please remember your swimwear, sunscreen, sun hat and a towel. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to any swimming activities. Comfortable non-slip shoes or water shoes are recommended. Before you book this excursion you must refer to the ‘Activity Excursion’ and ‘Beach / Water Related’ paragraphs under the Guide to Symbols in this brochure.

    Tour code

    TOV_031

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Family

      Especially suitable for families

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Discover Scuba

    Try your hand at scuba diving for the first time and experience the underwater beauty of Tortola.

    Discover Scuba

    This is an ideal opportunity for those who want to try something new and exciting.

    You will be given approximately one hour of instruction by a certified scuba instructor at the beach, before heading out into the ocean to demonstrate your new skills and experience the exhilaration of scuba diving in the Caribbean.

    Enjoy a sense of freedom as you discover underwater marine life, without the restriction of staying on the water's surface.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    SCUBA DIVING
    All guests wishing to participate in a certified dive tour must hold a PADI open water scuba certification or BSAC Ocean Diver certification. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate divers with either a PADI Junior Open Water or a PADI Scuba Dive rating due to the depth limitations imposed by these qualifications. In line with the recommendations by the sports-diving industry, we strongly recommend that divers undertake a refresher course if they have not been diving within the last six months. You must be aged 15 or over, carry your dive certification card with you and we recommend that you carry your diving log or proof that you’ve recently completed a refresher course. If you are a certified diver, but are unable to meet our requirements we recommend taking the Discover Scuba excursion as an alternative.

    For Discover Scuba courses you don’t need any scuba experience but you must be 15 or over and be able to swim. You’ll also need to complete a medical/liability consent form before you go - but if you suffer from asthma, diabetes, heart problems or other medical conditions you won’t be able to take part. Please visit www.padi.com/padi/en/sd/whatsrequired.aspx for more information.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    The course is for non-certified divers. The tour duration is dependent on participants and local sea conditions. This tour is accompanied by a Dive Instructor and includes all equipment and transportation. Children and those with asthma, diabetes, heart conditions, high blood pressure or other medical conditions are unable to participate. There are medical conditions that will prevent you from diving; you must check the PADI website before booking https://www.padi.com/scuba-diving/about-padi/contact-us/faq/learn-to-scuba-dive/. A PADI medical questionnaire must be completed on the day, however in order to avoid disappointment we recommend that you review the medical questionnaire online prior to the call. Should you answer yes to any of the questions, advice should be sought from your doctor and signed authorisation obtained, which must be presented at the start of the tour. The dive boat has a marine head toilet facility. Before you book this excursion, you must refer to the ‘Activity Excursion’/ ‘Scuba Diving’ and ‘Beach/Water Related’ paragraphs under the Guide to Symbols in this brochure.

    Tour code

    TOV_021

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Virgin Island Sailaway

    Experience the world’s most beautiful coastline, retracing the paths of Columbus and Drake.

    Virgin Island Sailaway

    Setting sail from Road Town, you’ll cross the Sir Francis Drake Channel towards one of the nearby islands. You’ll be able to enjoy a refreshing fruit punch whilst listening to the interesting tales of this historic waterway.

    A stop will be made at Peter or Norman Island to experience the beauty of the deep with some wonderful snorkelling. As you explore the peaceful underwater world, look out for the colourful schools of Yellow Tails and Sergeant Majors amongst the varied coral formations. If snorkelling is not for you, you can simply swim in the crystal clear waters or relax on deck.

    Afterwards, you’ll continue to a beach to enjoy some more relaxation, snorkelling or swimming time. On the return journey, absorb your panoramic surroundings as you enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and a savoury snack.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by boat. Children under the age of five are unable to participate. The use of the catamaran sails cannot always be guaranteed. Snorkel equipment is included (not fins). Snorkel participants must be over the age of eight and competent swimmers. Please remember your swimwear, sunscreen and towel. Water shoes are advisable. At the beach location, the sand may be hard shingle with some rocky areas to negotiate when entering the water. Depending on sea swells, an alternative anchorage may be used. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to any swimming activities. Approximately 45 minutes is spent at each stop. There are no stowage facilities for wheelchairs. Any walking is at passengers’ own discretion. The mode of transportation in Tortola varies from open-sided island buses to minibuses. The open-sided island style buses have narrow seating and high steps to negotiate on to and off the bus.

    Tour code

    TOV_004

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Sage Mountain National Park Trail

    Discover one of Sage Mountain’s nature trails followed by some free time on Cane Garden Bay beach.

    Sage Mountain National Park Trail

    Embark on a scenic drive along the island’s Ridge Road to Sage Mountain National Park. The park encompasses the highest point of a ridge running along the spine of Tortola and offers spectacular views.

    Your guided walk will commence from the Mountain View Restaurant and will take around 55 minutes. As you trek along one of the nature trails, lined with mahogany trees and fragrant plants, look out for a variety of tropical trees and plants, some indigenous to Tortola. Your round trip will bring you back to the restaurant, where you’ll be rewarded on your return with a refreshing soft drink.

    Afterwards, you’ll head down to Cane Garden Bay, one of the island’s most popular sandy beaches. You’ll have approximately one hours’ free time to relax in the sun or swim in the crystal clear Atlantic waters, before heading back to the port.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by island bus and on foot. The rough, uneven terrain is steep in places and can become muddy when wet therefore flat, enclosed walking shoes with grip are essential. Guests without the correct footwear will be declined from taking part and no refund will be issued. Due to the terrain, this tour carries an extensive walking symbol; however the walk itself is at a fairly leisurely pace. Please remember to wear swimwear, take a towel and sunscreen. A bottle of water is advised. This tour may be cancelled following heavy rainfall. This tour is not suitable for children under six and pregnant woman. There may be independent suppliers on the beach that offer watersports, these are provided by parties unconnected to Cunard.

    Tour code

    TOV_018

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Scuba Experience

    For the certified divers amongst you, make the most of your time in Tortola and discover the delights of the underwater world.

    Scuba Experience

    Plunge into the waters of Tortola for an incredible dive experience.

    Your Dive Instructor will guide you on a two-tank dive to the most famous wreck in the Caribbean, the RMS Rhone. Explore the wreck and discover an abundance of marine life.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    SCUBA DIVING
    All guests wishing to participate in a certified dive tour must hold a PADI open water scuba certification or BSAC Ocean Diver certification. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate divers with either a PADI Junior Open Water or a PADI Scuba Dive rating due to the depth limitations imposed by these qualifications. In line with the recommendations by the sports-diving industry, we strongly recommend that divers undertake a refresher course if they have not been diving within the last six months. You must be aged 15 or over, carry your dive certification card with you and we recommend that you carry your diving log or proof that you’ve recently completed a refresher course. If you are a certified diver, but are unable to meet our requirements we recommend taking the Discover Scuba excursion as an alternative.

    For Discover Scuba courses you don’t need any scuba experience but you must be 13 or over and be able to swim. You’ll also need to complete a medical/liability consent form before you go - but if you suffer from asthma, diabetes, heart problems or other medical conditions you won’t be able to take part. Please visit www.padi.com/padi/en/sd/whatsrequired.aspx for more information.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate on foot and by boat. To participate in a certified dive you must hold a PADI Open Water Scuba certification or BSAC Ocean Diver certification. Divers with a PADI Junior Open Water or a PADI Scuba Diver rating cannot be accepted due to the depth limits imposed. In line with the sports-diving industry we advise divers to undertake a refresher course if they have not been diving within the last six months. You must be aged 15 or over, carry your dive certification card with you, and your diving log or proof of a recently completed refresher course. If you are a certified diver but unable to meet our requirements we advise taking the Discover Scuba tour. The tour duration is dependent on both divers and local conditions, so a return time cannot be confirmed. An alternative dive site may be used on the day. Dive equipment includes 2 tanks, weights, BC, regulator, mask, wetsuit, fins and snorkel. Those with asthma, diabetes, heart problems, epilepsy or sinus problems may be declined from the dive. All participants must complete a PADI medical questionnaire.

    Tour code

    TOV_020

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Long Bay Beach Transfer

    If it’s just time on the beach you’re looking for then this simple transfer to Tortola’s Long Bay Beach is the perfect option.

    Long Bay Beach Transfer

    Long Bay Beach is located in a more remote part of Tortola and remains untouched. You’ll have around 2½ hours to spend on the beach, which is plenty of time to soak up the sun, swim in the sea or just paddle along the water’s edge. This option is ideal for those who are happy to kick off their shoes and simply relax in true Caribbean style.

    After your stay, you’ll meet with your driver at the agreed time, for the return transfer to your ship.


    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion operates by island bus. Long Bay Beach has no facilities and there are no sunchairs or umbrellas available. There is a shuttle service to take you to the toilet and changing facilities which are located around 3 minutes’ drive away at a small local airport terminal. Drinks and snacks are also available in this area. US Dollars are required for any purchases, or you may prefer to take your own refreshments. Passengers are reminded to wear swimwear, take a towel and sunscreen. Passengers will be required to place towels on the sand. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to any swimming activities. Any walking is at passengers’ own discretion. There are no stowage facilities for wheelchairs. There may be independent suppliers on the beach that offer watersports, these are provided by parties unconnected to P&O Cruises. .

    Tour code

    TOV_028

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Beautiful BVI

    Discover the delights of Tortola and view the beautiful surrounding British Virgin Islands from both land and sea.

    Beautiful BVI

    Joining your motor launch, you'll take a delightful cruise among the archipelago of islands that make up the British Virgin Islands.

    View the southern shoreline of Tortola and the small islands of Salt, Peter and Norman, famous for their colourful history of pirates, hideaways and buccaneers. There's time to enjoy a refreshing fruit or rum punch, before arriving at Soper's Hole, the first landing place for Europeans travelling to these islands.

    Leaving your boat, discover the delights of Pusser's Landing, a vibrant waterside area full of character and history. Browse the quaint boutiques for souvenirs or mementos or perhaps sample a famous Pusser's rum punch.

    Your tour continues by bus along the north shore of Tortola, passing through small villages before ascending the Ridge Road. Take in the spectacular views before descending back to Road Town and your waiting ship.


    This excursion will operate by island bus and boat. There are no stowage facilities for wheelchairs. Any walking is at guests’ own discretion.

    Tour code

    TOV_012

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Scenic Tortola

    This leisurely island drive will show you an array of Tortola’s panoramic delights.

    Scenic Tortola

    Embark on a leisurely drive along the coastal road, towards the east of the island, before ascending the hills via the Ridge Road to the highest point of the island accessible by vehicle. Stops will be provided enroute to enable you to admire the picturesque scenery and to photograph the dramatic panoramic views. Enjoy a fruit or rum punch at one of the photograph stops.

    Your scenic journey continues along the ridge of the island, before descending to the north shore, passing through several small fishing hamlets. You’ll see the Bombas Shack, home of the infamous full moon parties, before crossing the island at its narrowest point.

    Your final stop will be at the historic Sopers Hole Marina, home to the famous Pusser’s rum. There will be time to take photos of this pretty little marina, before returning to port via the south shore of the island.


    This excursion will operate by minibus. There are no stowage facilities for wheelchairs. Any walking is at guests’ own discretion. Guests must be able to negotiate steps onto and off the minibus. There are approximately 12 steps to reach one of the viewing platforms. There is some rough and uneven ground at some of the stops.

    Tour code

    TOV_019

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Caribbean Beach, Buffet & Beautiful Views

    Absorb Tortola’s stunning vistas, relax on the sandy Cane Garden Bay Beach and enjoy a delicious Caribbean buffet lunch.

    Caribbean Beach, Buffet & Beautiful Views

    Setting off from Road Town, you’ll head east ascending along the Ridge Road following the highest contours of the island. En route, several photo stops will be provided, allowing you to get a feel for the island and to capture the lovely views of the surrounding British Virgin Islands.

    Your drive will continue, descending on to Cane Garden Bay Beach, the islands favourite sandy beach. You’ll have around four hours’ free time to spend as you please. Relax on a beach chair, take a dip in the inviting Caribbean sea or soak up the sun, as you stroll along the water’s edge.

    During your stay, a typical island-style buffet lunch will be provided at a beach-side restaurant, accompanied by a fruit or rum punch.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, passengers are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    P&O Cruises will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. P&O Cruises does not provide or supply the excursion services. P&O Cruises will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and P&O Cruises shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions P&O Cruises is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of P&O Cruises.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by island bus or coach and on foot There are no stowage facilities for wheelchairs. Any walking is at guests’ own discretion. Cane Garden Bay is a popular beach and can become busy. Toilet and changing facilities are limited. Please wear swimwear, take a towel and sunscreen. Please refrain from drinking alcohol prior to swimming activities. US Dollars are accepted for purchases. There may be independent suppliers on the beach that offer watersports, these are provided by parties unconnected to Cunard.

    Tour code

    TOV_029

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Family

      Especially suitable for families

    Duration

    6 hours

  • Virgin Gorda

    Discover one of the hidden treasures of the British Virgin Islands - a paradise of tiny coves, rock basins and sea caves.

    Virgin Gorda

    Take a 40-minute motor-launch crossing to the island of Virgin Gorda, named the Fat Virgin by Columbus in 1493.

    After a short bus ride, you will reach the 300 yard trail taking you down to the stunning beaches. The rock formations were created by volcanic activity resulting in huge boulders being stacked upon one another, which now form small grottos and natural pools. The pools and ocean bed are carpeted with the softest, whitest sand - a natural phenomenon.

    A cooling refreshment will be served before your return boat ride to Tortola.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS                                          
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY                                                                                                  
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE                                                                             
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by boat, island bus and on foot. Children under the age of three are unable to participate. This tour is only for those in good physical condition and competent swimmers, due to a possible strong undertow. The ferry transfer may be choppy. The trail to/from the first beach is rocky, uneven and inclined. The trail to access the second beach is very tight in places with ladders and small bridges to climb; you will get wet, often up to your knees. Water or flat closed toe shoes with a good grip are essential. Please wear swimwear, take a towel and sunscreen. Virgin Gorda is popular and can become crowded. Sunchairs are not available and there is limited shade on the beach. There are no stowage facilities for wheelchairs. There may be independent suppliers on the beach that offer watersports or equipment, these are provided by parties unconnected to Cunard.

    Tour code

    TOV_006

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • Escape to Jost Van Dyke

    Discover the sandy shores of Jost Van Dyke and sample the delicious local lobster, reputed to be the best in the Caribbean.

    Escape to Jost Van Dyke

    Embark on a boat ride to White Bay on the beautiful island of Jost Van Dyke. The island is a haven for visitors who enjoy the white sandy beaches, warm waters and a relaxed atmosphere.

    Upon arrival, you’ll have approximately 3 hours’ free time to enjoy the beach at your leisure. Relax on a beach chair, stroll along the white sands or take a refreshing dip in the glistening Caribbean Sea.

    During your stay, a delicious lobster buffet luncheon and refreshments of a soft drink, rum punch or beer will be served in the casual surroundings of the ‘Oceans 7 Beach Bar’.

    At the end of your stay, the return boat ride will offer splendid views, as you make your way back to Tortola.


    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by boat and on foot. Children under the age of five may not participate. Guests will be served lobster meat with Caribbean style rice and mixed salad. Guests will be transferred from the boat to White Bay by landing craft and there are some steps to negotiate. Guests may also be required to wade ankle deep in the water. Depending on sea swells, an alternative anchorage may be used. Please remember your swimwear, sunscreen and towel. Water shoes are advisable. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to any swimming activities.

    Tour code

    TOV_025

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • Tortola Sights & Swim

    Combine the sights and scenery of this beautiful island with a visit to one of its most spectacular beaches.

    Tortola Sights & Swim

    Traverse one of the island's highest peaks along the Ridge Road to capture stunning views over Tortola and its surrounding islands, which pepper the blue ocean with their golden surrounds.
    From Road Town, your scenic drive takes you up to Fort Hill along the Ridge Road passing the villages of Belle Vue, Long Trench and Fahie Hill.

    Your next stop will be Cane Garden Bay, the most popular beach on the island, with its picturesque white sands and shady palms. Considered to be one of Tortola's finest beaches; you can decide for yourself as you spend some time here. Swim in the crystal clear waters, stroll along the spectacular sandy beach, or just relax and enjoy the scenery.

    Your return journey will take you along another scenic route, via Doty High Road and Joe's Hill, offering bird's-eye views of Road Town Harbour.


    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by island minibus or minibus. Bathrooms and changing facilities are limited. Guests are reminded to wear swimwear, take a towel and sunscreen. The mode of transportation in Tortola varies from open-sided island buses to minibuses. The open-sided island style buses have narrow seating and high steps to negotiate on to and off the bus. This tour involves very little walking but guests must be able to negotiate some steps.

    Tour code

    TOV_003

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • The Best of Tortola

    Discover the best of Tortola and enjoy a glimpse of the idyllic surrounding islands, which make up the British Virgin Islands.

    The Best of Tortola

    Take a drive through the bustling capital of Road Town and up to Lower Estate. Your route will continue to Great Mountain along the Ridge Road, where you will find stunning views of the surrounding British Virgin Islands. The white shores and myriad of blue and green waters are a photographer’s delight. Wend your way to Cane Garden Bay, where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and browse Olivia’s Corner Store for some unique gifts.

    Afterwards, take the winding picturesque route past Carrot Bay and Capoons Bay leading to Pusser’s Landing. You’ll have around one hours’ free time at Pusser’s Landing to peruse the quaint boutiques, capture pictures of this colourful marina or, alternatively, you may wish to indulge in a famous ‘Pusser’s Punch’ at a nearby bar or simply relax and watch the world go by.

    You’ll return to port via the scenic Sir Francis Drake’s Highway.


    This excursion will operate by island bus or minibus and on foot. To derive full enjoyment from this tour, some walking is required. The mode of transportation in Tortola varies from open-sided island buses to minibuses. The open-sided island style buses have narrow seating and high steps to negotiate on to and off the bus.

    Tour code

    TOV_001

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Treasure Point Snorkel

    Discover the serene underwater treasures that surround Tortola on a snorkelling adventure to Treasure Point.

    Treasure Point Snorkel

    A short walk will bring you to your boat for the scenic passage across the Sir Francis Drake Channel to Norman Island. Norman Island is located at the southern tip of the British Virgin Islands archipelago. Legend plays a large part in the history of Norman Island with tales of pirates and treasure, and is believed to have inspired the Robert Louis Stevenson classic, ‘Treasure Island’.

    You’ll stop at the area known as Treasure Point, which is renowned for ‘The Caves’ or ‘The Indians’ dive sites. Before donning your snorkelling equipment, you’ll be given instructions and a safety briefing from your dive instructor. After your briefing, you’ll be ready to explore the crystal clear Caribbean waters. Look out for corals, sponges and an abundance of colourful tropical fish, which these dive sites are well-known for.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by dive boat and on foot. This excursion is only suitable for those in good physical condition. Children under the age of ten are unable to participate. All participants must be competent swimmers. Snorkel equipment is provided. Please wear swimwear and take a towel and sunscreen. Water shoes and a waterproof camera are recommended. The dive boat has a marine head toilet facility. This tour is weather dependent and may be subject to cancellation. If poor sea conditions do not allow anchorage at Norman Island then Cooper Island (Chromis Reef) will be used instead.

    Tour code

    TOV_022

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    3 hours

Our Ships

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

Christened by her namesake, Her Majesty The Queen in October 2010, Queen Elizabeth is the newest Cunard ship and the third to bear the name. Modern and spacious, she has everything you’d wish for on board.

Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2

The newly Remastered Queen Mary 2 is the epitome of a luxury liner. The flagship of the Cunard fleet offers the last word in travel luxury – from the largest ballroom at sea to the sumptuous Commodore Club.

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria is exactly what a Cunard ship should be. She’s sleek and contemporary, with a traditional red and black exterior. Inside is all about warmth and luxury, privacy and comfort.