FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While every journey with MSC Cruises is an exciting exploration of land by sea, many travelers are surprised to learn that sailing on a state-of-the-art cruise ship is not the only way to enjoy during their voyage. Whether hiking, biking or dog-sledding through majestic northern landscapes or driving Segways through the Mediterranean, MSC Cruises' shore excursion program offers unique ways of exploring each port of call.
Dramatic train and dog-sled rides through awe-inspiring northern landscapes
Calls in the remote northern European wilderness offer an array of exciting ways to enjoy unforgettable encounters with nature. From Longyearbyen in Norway, the world's most northerly town, travelers can appreciate a dog-sled tour, where packs of eager canines pull delighted explorers through incredible landscapes.
The magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Geirangerfjord, a fjord in the Sunnmore region of Norway, can be discovered on a unique tour by inflatable boats, introducing travelers to the picture-postcard Nordic landscape and a fascinating historical fjord farm.
Adventurous spirits will love the Icelandic jeep adventure from Reykjavik, where a "super truck" built to weather all conditions passes beautiful lakes and lush farmlands through birch forests and rocky landscapes carved by forces of nature and time.
On certain northern European itineraries, travelers can also choose to pedal through enchanting landscapes and cosmopolitan cities with the MSC Bike Experience, organized bike tours available in many ports of call.
Explore sun-kissed Mediterranean cities
In Dubrovnik, an all-new Segway tour offers a fun way to admire the walled Croatian city. With their Segway (a battery powered electric vehicle), travelers climb even the steepest of hills with ease, and are rewarded with wonderful views of landscapes, parks and beaches.
On the beautiful island of Corfu in Greece, wonderful scenery and delightful villages are even more enticing in a self-drive jeep, while Sicilian cities, beautiful landscapes, folk traditions and historical roads can be explored from Messina in the comfort of a modern off-road vehicle.
The highlights of Montenegro can be seen from a completely new perspective with a relaxing kayak tour along Kotor Bay, while a catamaran tour offers a closer look at Palma's beautiful coastline, passing Palma's main sights with plenty of gorgeous vistas along the way.
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SOURCE MSC Cruises, USA