How long will I be in port?
The time the ship is in port varies by voyage and port. In this brochure we have indicated next to each port whether our port call will be a morning, afternoon, full day or longer. Below is a guide to how long the ship will usually be in port:
- Morning: Arrival between 7am and 9am; departure between 12noon and 2pm.
- Afternoon: Arrival between 12noon and 2pm; departure between 5pm and 7pm.
- Full Day: Arrival between 7am and 10am; departure between 4pm and 8pm.
- Full Day & Evening: Arrival between 7am and 10am; departure between 9pm and 11:59pm.
- Afternoon & Evening: Arrival between 12noon and 2pm; departure between 9pm and 11:59pm.
- Afternoon, Overnight & Full Day: Arrival between 12noon and 2pm; departure between 4pm and 8pm the following day.
- Evening & Overnight: Arrival between 4pm and 8pm; departure following day.
How do I plan my shore excursions?
A brochure explaining all the shore excursions that will be offered on your voyage will be included with your preliminary voyage documents. Many shore excursions have limited space, so reservation requests will be processed in the order received. Therefore, we encourage you to reserve tours as early as possible using the Voyage Personaliser at cunard.com/voyagepersonaliser, contacting your Travel Agent or calling Cunard at (800) 728-6273. Shore excursions need to be paid in full at the time of reserving them. When excursions are fully booked, additional requests will be placed on the waiting list in the order received. Your tickets will be delivered to your stateroom on embarkation day. Consult your Daily Programme for information about getting ashore and time spent in port. You may also view “Port Talks,” our televised briefings with general information and shore excursions highlights for each port. Our on board tour staff can assist you in creating private tours or if you have a large group (40+ or more), offering existing shore excursions, tailor-made excursions and/or foreign language guides. Shore excursions are operated by local, independent companies, not by Cunard.
How do I get foreign currency to spend when going ashore?
You will be able to obtain suitable foreign currency for most ports of call on board. This can be purchased using cash. You are also able to purchase foreign currency using your on board account. You can re-exchange your unused foreign currency, but only in the denominations sold on board (subject to on board exchange rates). We are unable to accept foreign coins. All foreign currency transactions are exchanged using the U.S. Dollar. Unfortunately we cannot accept or exchange €500 notes.