Cruise Line Shore Excursions

Welcome to Norfolk:
The Gateway to Coastal Virginia
Cruise Line Shore Excursions

We are proud to partner with all of the cruise lines that have made Norfolk and the Decker Half Moone Cruise Center a port of call. From the moment your passengers step foot off the ship’s gangway, the beauty of Coastal Virginia surrounds them. It is our goal to make every activity a memorable part of their journey. In the heart of downtown Norfolk, guests will depart for guided tours that capture the culture, history and attractions unique to our region.

Excursion Types

Each ships’ shore excursions are customized for their passengers’ interests and activity level. Coastal Virginia has it all, from gorgeous beaches to famous battleships and endless historic sites. A few sample excursions include:

Chrysler Museum of Art
Art & Cultural

Coastal Virginia is rich in cultural activities. Your guests can experience arts, culture and local flavor through theater performances, festivals and museum tours.


Looking for active adventure? We arrange golf outings, sailing excursions, biking and kayaking the waters of the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.


Our award-winning local chefs offer unique dining experiences filled with delicious local food and drink influenced by our Southern heritage and plentiful seafood. Tours include wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, food samplings and private venue dining.

We are proud to provide excursions for the following cruise lines:
  • AIDA Cruises
  • American Cruise Lines
  • Azamara
  • Blount Small Ship Adventures
  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Costa Cruises
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Holland America Lines
  • MS Deutschland
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines
  • Oceania Cruises
  • P&O Cruises
  • Princess Cruise Lines
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Seabourn Cruise Line
  • Silversea Cruise Lines
  • The World
  • TUI Cruises
  • Windstar Cruises
Travel Agents and Other Group Planners:

Let us arrange your group’s pre and post cruise needs including airport meet and greet, airport transfers to hotel and/or port, specialized sightseeing tours and pre and post hotel accommodations.



We’d love to hear more about your group’s travel plans. Our team of destination management professionals is here to help!


From the first phone call to begin the planning, this destination management team was terrific. We were fortunate to have worked with them for a previous reunion, and again under my leadership. We were all extremely satisfied. The tours were well-planned and it kept our shipmates interested and engaged throughout. I could not have asked for better.

John Titswoth, Reunion Chairman, USS Fred T. Berry Reunion Association

I have worked with this destination management company for the last 15 years and it’s always a pleasure to call on Norfolk by cruise ship and to enjoy their graceful hospitality. Anne and Brooke have a great team of professionals who give tremendous attention to detail. It’s very apparent they’re focused on ensuring every guest has a wonderful time in Virginia.

Katja Boss, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

This DMC was a delight to work with. The entire staff was just great. I knew that when we were coming to Norfolk that Phillips was the only choice for us. I cannot say enough good things about this company. I was totally thrilled with our three day event. From start to finish it was fantastic and enjoyed by everyone. Our guide was truly perfect! She was so informative and gave a few natives new history facts.

Jennifer Ramsdell, WEDA (Western Dredging Association)

We needed a DMC to plan and execute a beach-themed dinner party for approximately 90 of our best clients. This team was extremely professional throughout the planning process and during execution on the day of the event. Even months after the event, we still get compliments from guests about how they enjoyed it.

Superior Equipment Sales