In addition to researching at home, get advice from your ship’s shore excursions desk once you board. Some cruise lines also have additional resources to help connect passengers to the destination. Holland America, for example, offers guides, a digital port planner, and maps through its new Explorations Central program, with a lounge and interactive screens you can use to research the best attractions. The new Ocean Medallion technology on Princess sends you personalized shore excursion recommendations for your next port of call. With all the resources, you should at least have a basic game plan when you step foot on land.