Wackiest Cruise Shore Excursions
Take a Helicopter Tour: Hong Kong and Dubai
scene has become an action movie cliché: a deafening chopper drops down from
the heights of a soaring skyscraper, narrowly dodging enemy fire. And just when
you think you’re in the clear…Boom! Crash landing! Okay, cruise lines won’t let
you re-create the scene frame by frame, but you can still get in on the action.
In Hong Kong, a twin-engined copter takes off from the rooftop helipad of the
Peninsula Hotel for a dramatic swoop over the Kowloon skyline and Victoria Harbour, while a “flightseeing” tour of Dubai surveys the desert coast before touching
down at the suspended helipad at the iconic Burj Al Arab.
to Book: Yachts of Seabourn offers the excursion year-round in Hong Kong on its East Asian itineraries
($399) and in Dubai on its spring and fall Middle East voyages ($699).