Stretching around 1½ miles along the manicured sands of the Pacific Ocean, the boardwalk, officially known as Ocean Front Walk is a large part of what makes the Venice area unique. Aligned with colourful and quirky street magicians and musicians, art and craft souvenir stalls and eateries and bars, the boardwalk ejects a circus like atmosphere. The Venice area is also where Arnold Schwarzenegger pumped himself to stardom, and where Julia Roberts and Dennis Hopper make their homes today.
Just a couple of blocks away from the liveliness of the boardwalk, you’ll find a series of narrow canals. Connected by one-lane bridges, these thread past eclectic homes where ducks preen and locals while away time in rowing boats.
You’ll enjoy around three hours of free time at your leisure to discover what Venice Beach has to offer.
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.
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.
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 coach and on foot. The journey time to Venice Beach is around 1 hour. The level of walking is at the passengers’ discretion. This tour is unguided, however a local representative will accompany you on the journey. This tour does not include any entrance fees, refreshments, lunch or sun-chairs and umbrellas. Passengers are reminded to wear swimwear, take a towel and sunscreen if wishing to use the beach. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to any swimming activities. US dollar currency is required for any purchases. There may be independent suppliers on the beach that offer watersports, these are provided by parties unconnected to Cunard. Please be sure to take note of your pick-up time as the bus cannot be held for latecomers.