In preparation for the Seatrade Cruise Awards 2018, we set up an internal competition to find Intercruises’ most innovative shore excursions! The competition has now closed and we have our three finalists!

  • Fish, Field and Flavour: A Journey through Guernsey’s Local Offerings
    (Guernsey, United Kingdom)

This tour brings both onboard and onshore expertise together to offer a unique and tasty local experience. Guests are accompanied by the ship’s chef and barman on a journey of discovery where they’ll explore the authentic tastes of Guernsey-made products.

  • The Architects’ Legacy
    (Barcelona, Spain)

Guests are welcomed into the creative and intimate workspace of world-renowned architects in the heart of Catalonia. They will then get to admire an example of their work as they dine at a two-Michelin-star restaurant. The tour ends with a walk around the stunning medieval town of Besalú.

  • Panda Sanctuary CSR Program
    (Sichuan, China)

This tour offers the opportunity to support an established and Government-recognized institution which makes a significant difference to the lives of a species that has been under the threat of extinction for some time. Fundamentally, it offers guests an alternative wildlife experience in Asia, while also largely benefiting the wellbeing of the much-loved panda bear!

“We have been so impressed with the quality of the tours that have been submitted from our regions this year.  This particular award celebrates innovation within shore excursions, and it’s been very interesting to see how Intercruises’ teams have gone the extra mile to innovate. Although competition was tough, the tours we have chosen have managed to keep it simple, while addressing various current topics such as the decentralization of tourism. We’re really happy with our finalists, and look forward to seeing how they get on during the next stages!” – Carmen Morosan, Global Shore Excursion Manager

Intercruises would also like to recognize the following tours that also scored very highly in terms of innovation…

“Archaeology of Wine”, Tarragona/Barcelona – A look at the historic and current wine making processes in Spain’s Penedès region 

“Music in the City”, Barcelona Spain – An underground music scene tour

“Sentosa Park Tour”,  Singapore, Singapore – a fake disaster at the beginning of the tour prompts a wild exploration of Sentosa Island and all its transport means.

“Porto Bridge Climb”, Porto, Portugal – A unique opportunity to climb one of the most iconic European bridges 

“Inside the heart of a Majorcan artist”,  Mallorca, Spain – Guests explore the many aspects of art with Majorcan artist Concha Vidal

“Andalusia through the eyes on an Expat”,  Malaga, Spain – Discover the small village of Canillas de Aceitunas, guided by one of its expat residents 

“Opera House Breakfast and behind the scenes”, Sydney, Australia – Tour the opera house behind the scenes and enjoy a breakfast at the Green Room; an area usually reserved for staff and performers

“Cultural Immersion in Sydney Harbor, Sydney, Australia – Experience the aboriginal culture though the “Welcome to country”  smoking ceremony 

“A spiritual exclusive mass with the Pope”, Civitavecchia, Italy – guests  have the opportunity to share a mass service with the Pope inside the Vatican

“Puccini’s Legacy”, Marina di Carrara, Italy – A private concert in the Puccini Vila followed by a Michelin-star dinner at the famous Butterfly Restaurant 

“Carrières de Lumières at Les Baux”, Marseille, France – Enjoy a sound and image show in an ancient quarry and visit the village of Baux

For more information about these tours, please contact Carmen Morosan.