Cruise lines offer an array of tours from scuba diving in Belize, private island in the Bahamas, to visiting the Mayan Ruins in Mexico.
Sightseeing or Active Tours
The levels of activity vary for each tour. Some are rated from 1-5 others from easy to difficult. The lower or easier the rating the less physical activities you will be required to do. Tours also vary in interests. Active tours can include zip lining, white water rafting, kayaking or biking. Sightseeing usually includes a bus to see the highlights of a particular region and may include shopping. You’ll find the tours differ in different countries such as the Caribbean vs Europe.
Half Day or Full Day Tours
Half day tours will usually focus on just one activity giving you time to explore the port itself either before or after the tour. Full day tours take you outside of the main port city. These types of tours give the best opportunity to explore the region, possibly interact with the locals, sample different foods, and see the flora & fauna.
Highlights or In-Depth Experience
Day tours will take you to many places packing in multiple highlights giving you a more overview of the region. In-depth experiences will take you to more concentrated areas to focus on activities such as coffee growing or cooking with locals.