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PortCompass is your one-stop consolidator SUPERSTORE for discounted shore excursions worldwide. We specialize in providing cruiseship passengers with sightseeing tours, port transfers and extended pre-cruise and post-cruise trips.

Whether you are cruising to South America, the Mediterranean, Baltics, Scandinavia, Alaska, Mexico, South Pacific, Polynesia, or the Caribbean, make PortCompass your first port-of-call. Count on PortCompass to help you navigate exotic ports with expert guides, private tours, custom itineraries, small groups and great deals.

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Making watertight plans...

With just a handful of hours at each cruise ship port, cruise passengers need watertight plans prior to arrival, so as not to squander precious time at port. To avoid battling local transportation and language barriers at these ports, professionally organized and expertly guided shore excursions are often the only way to see all the tourist sights effectively and efficiently.

This is especially true of ports that are located over an hour or two away from major attractions, such as Livorno (Florence), Civitavecchia (Rome), Villefranche (Nice / Monaco / Cannes), Naples (Amalfi Coast / Pompeii), Warnemunde (Berlin), Puerto Madryn (Punta Tombo) and Valparaiso (Santiago).

Getting a great cruise bargain is only the beginning...

As you have probably discovered, shore excursions can add significantly to the cost of a cruise vacation. Although cruising is a great "all-inclusive" vacation value, it does not include the sightseeing tours at each port. In the past, cruiseship passengers have had little choice but to purchase the overpriced excursions offered by the cruise lines. There is, however, a company that has changed all that.

Why Port Compass is making waves in the travel industry...

At Port Compass, our mission is to provide an alternative to the cruise ship's tours, thereby filling a much-needed void in the cruising industry. Our exclusive excursions are synchronized to your cruise ship's schedule for peace of mind. Better yet, our shore tours often feature more variety, are usually more intimate and are generally priced below the cruise line's offerings. We even offer adventure tours and trips that are off-the-beaten-path.

Unlike independent tour operators and travel agencies that serve assorted travelers and tourists, Port Compass is US-based company dedicated solely to serving the highly specialized needs of global cruise passengers. Although non-cruise passengers can take advantage of our tours, our shore trip itineraries are designed specifically to meet the time constraints and discerning interests of cruise passengers. This distinction is what makes us unique in the travel industry.

Port Compass is known for its absolute commitment to customer service. But don't just take our word for it. To read a sampling of reviews from our many satisfied customers, we invite you to click on our Testimonials / Reviews link.

Or to start browsing for excursions, simply click on a region in the menu on the right side of this webpage!

Contacting us...

As some of our tours (especially our South American and European tours) are private and small-group tours with minimum passenger requirements, many of our clients find that they can lower their costs by sharing tours with fellow cruise passengers on the same sailing. In response to your demand, we now offer you a way to easily Grow-A-Group with our new auto-match feature.

To take advantage of this feature, please use our secure web-based form to make inquiries. This form will prompt you for all the information we need to efficiently answer your questions and (if you wish) to help match you up with others.

For your security, we NEVER ask you for ANY financial information like credit-card numbers. Payment is NOT done through our website, so we NEVER ask for ANY financial data via our website. This makes our site the very safest commerce site on the internet!

Click here to start inquiring or planning!

Click on a region to see our inventory of tours:


Mediterranean / Middle East

Northern Europe / Baltic / Scandinavia



Caribbean / Mexico / Central America

South America




Polynesia / South Pacific

Australia / New Zealand


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