Carnival Cruise Line said it has improved its shore excursion program, adding some excursions exclusive to Carnival and creating a program of free excursions for children younger than 5.

The Only on Carnival tour options are available in Cozumel, Mexico; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. An example is the Photo Safari & Beach Expedition in Cozumel, which takes place over two days.

The tour begins with a one-hour photo seminar onboard led by the ships' photographers who offer tips on camera equipment, lighting, photo composition and more. The tour continues the following day with a visit to Mexican beaches and a national park where participants are offered a hands-on demonstration to "Capture the Moments that Matter."

Another new tour offers the use of a home in Jamaica for the day, complete with its own beach and a home-cooked island lunch.

New "family friendly" tour options are offered at multiple price points to provide parents flexibility, value and convenience. Children age 5 and younger get complimentary beach excursions with their parents' paid tour. Carnival said the program is offered in all of Carnival's Caribbean ports and is designed to keep kids entertained while offering parents some much-needed "we" time.

Carnival said it is also creating exclusive private tours to nontraditional sightseeing sites via custom motor coaches, sailboats, yachts and helicopters.

Carnival said it has nearly 1,200 unique landside experiences in more than 50 ports.

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