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Program #21083RJ
19 Days | 18 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Jan 18 — Feb 5, 2014

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Day One: Saturday, January 18 - Depart for Hong Kong
In Transit: Depart for your overnight fight to Hong Kong.

Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Two: Sunday, January 19 - Arrival Hong Kong
Note: Please note that you will be joining a group that has been travelling together for a couple of weeks. Your group leader leader will intergrate you into the group.

Afternoon: Late afternoon arrival and transfer to the ship.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Monday, January 20 - Hong Kong / Kowloon / Victoria Peak
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Ride the historic Star Ferry across the harbor to Central District. Even after 100 years, the ferry remains an important commuter link from Kowloon to Hong Kong island. The eight-minute crossing provides spectacular 360 degree views of Hong Kong’s magnificent harbor. Drive to the base of Victoria Peak and take the funicular up the highest mountain on the island, where spectacular views stretch over the city’s most expensive real estate, to the harbor beyond. At the dynamic Hong Kong History Museum, learn about the unique origins of this beautiful city – from the history of its original inhabitants and colonial past to its present-day status as a distinctively international port and financial center.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Free afternoon for you to explore Hong Kong.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Tuesday, January 21 - At Sea / Presentation
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer. Theme 2, Presentation #1: Ancient Cultures in Modern Times.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer. Theme 2, Presentation #2: Ancient Cultures in Modern Times.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Wednesday, January 22 - Keelung, Taiwan / Taipei
Note: 1 hrs transfer

Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Begin your exploration of Taipei with a visit to the National Palace Museum. With its antique collection amounting to nearly 700,000 pieces whose age range covers almost the entire five-thousand year Chinese history, the National Palace Museum has made itself the greatest and most priceless treasure house in terms of Chinese art on Earth. Among the collection, find Chinese potter and porcelain as well as bronze, jadeware, sculpture, embroidery, calligraphy and paintings. Each piece is a true curio. Continue to Martyrs' Shrine on the slopes of the Chingshan Mountain and overseeing the Keelung River. It was built in 1969, and its grand and magnificent architectural style is similar to that of the Taihe Dian Imperial Palace in Beijing, Mainland China. The shrine symbolizes the martyrs' brave spirit. More than 8 acres of grass fields surround the structure and, protected by the neighboring mountains, it breathes a serene atmosphere which even more emphasizes its solemn and stately character. The 330,000 men who sacrificed their lives to the revolution before the establishment of the Republic of China and who fell during the Sino-Japanese war and the Chinese Civil War are worshipped here. Plates of these brave and loyal martyrs have been inserted into the four walls of the main building in testimony to their heroic deeds.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: After lunch continue exploring with a visit to Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, now a landmark of Taipei City. World famous musicians such as the great cellist Yo Yo Ma and the great violinist Shao Lian Lin) and renowned playgroups have conducted performances here. The place is enriched with the beauty of traditional chinese gardens. The place provides a precious plain view among the tall buildings of Taipei. Then, continue to Taipei 101 for a chance to photograph this iconic landmark.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Thursday, January 23 - At Sea / Presentation
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer. Theme 2, Presentation #3: Ancient Cultures in Modern Times.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer. Theme 2, Presentation #4: Ancient Cultures in Modern Times.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Friday, January 24 - Shanghai, China / Yu Garden / Children's Palace
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Explore Shanghai's historic old section and the nearby Yu Garden, whose classical pavilions, fountains, and arching bridges exemplify traditional Chinese garden landscaping.

Lunch: Savor a delicious vegetarian meal, supervised by monks at the active Longhua Temple. This imaginative and healthy Buddhist cuisine often uses plants, vegetables, mushrooms and tofu to simulate meat and seafood dishes.

Afternoon: Known as 'Children's Palaces', after-school centers have been established in cities all over China for the children of working parents. Children study the performing and visual arts, natural sciences, and computers. Observe young children involved in these various activities in one of Shanghai's centers.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Saturday, January 25 - Shanghai Museum / Bund
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Coach to the state-of-the-art Shanghai Museum, completed in 1996 on People’s Square, previously the site of Shanghai’s colonial horse-racing course. English language audio guides are provided, allowing you to explore China’s unparalleled collection of painting, bronzes, ceramics and sculpture at your own pace and according to your own interests.

Lunch: Coach to Shanghai’s Xin Tian Di (‘new heaven earth’) district – a restoration project that has set a benchmark for Asia. Walk about this fashionable area; take lunch on your own in one of its many cafes or international cuisine restaurants.

Afternoon: Strolling on the Bund, Shanghai's Huangpu River promenade, view the busy river activity and the iconic art deco and neo-classic buildings dating from the time of 'foreign concessions' in Shanghai. View, across the river, new Shanghai -- until recently undeveloped farmland and now a forest of glittering skyscrapers.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Sunday, January 26 - At Sea / Presentations
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer. Theme 2, Presentation #5: Ancient Cultures in Modern Times.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer. Theme 2, Presentation #6: Ancient Cultures in Modern Times.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Monday, January 27 - Incheon, South Korea / Coach to Seoul
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Spend the day exploring Seoul. Depart for Gyeongbok Palace and the Folklore Museum. Built in 1394 as the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty, it is the most comprehensive and grandest of the 5 palaces of the period. Inside the Palace is the Folklore Museum, a showcase of the lifestyle of the Korean people from the prehistoric age to the Joseon dynasty, displaying items of everyday use, funerary objects and major works of arts and replicas. Take a stroll on Isadong Street towards your lunch venue. Isadong Street located in the middle of the city, and is known as a traditional street to both locals and foreigners and represents the culture of the past and the present. It contains a mixture of historical and modern atmosphere and is a unique area of Seoul that truly represents the cultural history of the nation.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore Seoul on your own.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Tuesday, January 28 - Mokpo, South Korea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer. Theme 2, Presentation #7: Ancient Cultures in Modern Times.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Explore Mokpo with visits to Mt Yudal and Nogeokbong. At the top of Mt Yudal, you will get a view of Mokpo city. Continue to visit Sculpture Park, the first outdoor sculpture exhibition in Korea located under the Ideungbawui (the rock) on Mt Yudal. The Sculpture Park has over 104 pieces of sculptures worked by 44 members of the Korean Sculpture Association are exhibited on 13 thousamd pyeong wide round. Continue to the National Marine Museum, which recover relics that were lost underwater hundreds of years ago. The exhibits are organized into 4 different themes. There is also a full-sized display of a Korean Traditional ships on the waterfront outside the museum.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Wednesday, January 29 - Pusan, South Korea / Gyeongju
Note: Drive time is approximately 1 hour one way.

Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Depart for Gyeongju, the Museum Without Walls, once the capital of the Silla Kingdom that blossomed into a major cultural center after the Silla Dynasty that unified the Korean peninsula in AD 676. Today, Gyeongju is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discovery of the city will reveal spectacular architectural points of interests, as well as extraordinary museums and ornate temples. In Tumuli Park there are numerous burial mounds, as well as 23 of the more than 200 royal tombs found in Gyeongju. The Cheonmachong (Heavenly Horse Tomb) was excavated in 1974 and yielded more than 10,000 treasures. At the National Museum, much of the Shilla heritage is on display, including artifacts such as magnificent gold crowns, and ancient pottery, Buddhist treasures and stone sculptures. A special attraction is the legendary Emille Bell--one of Asia’s largest and most resonant bronze bells, weighing 23 tons.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Continue explore this place then return to the ship.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Thursday, January 30 - Fukuoka, Japan / Dazaifu Temmangu Shrine / Kyushu...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: This morning, explore Dazaiful Tenmangu Shrine, dedicated to 9th century scholar Sugawara no Michizane. This shrine is surrounded by 6,000 plum trees and is a place where students often come to pray before school examinations. Continue to the Kyushu National Museum, one of the 4 national museums in Tokyo. During the Nara and Heian Periods, Dazaifu was the site of a government office that dealt with diplomatic relations with mainland Asia. The Museum recognizes its host cities' history by basing its exhibits on the concept of "Understanding Japanese culture from an Asian Point of view."

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Free time this afternoon to explore Fukuoka on your own. Fukuoka is close to the port with many other sites of interest for you to discover.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Fourteen: Friday, January 31 - Hiroshima, Japan / Peace Park and Museum / Istsu...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Hiroshima is a vibrant city that belies its recent and infamous past. Transfer from the port by coach to alight the Peace Memorial Park and Peace Memorial Museum. Within the grounds of the Park is the Atom Bomb Dome, the old Industry Promotion Hall. The Hall was very close to the epicenter and its smashed walls and twisted metal frame vividly recalls the blast.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: This afternoon, take a ferry across to Miyajima Island to explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Itsukushima Jingu Shrine, and its famed "floating" torii gate.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Fifteen: Saturday, February 01 - Osaka, Japan / Kyoto Discovery
Note: Transfer time to Kyoto is 1.5 hours one way.

Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Transfer to Kyoto by coach and explore some of the cultural icons of Kyoto, starting with the Golden Pavilion. Probably the most recognizable structure in Japan, this was built by 3rd Ashikaga Shogun Yoshimitsu as a lavish retirement villa. The Ashikaga Clan overthrew the Minamoto Shogunate in Kamakura in 1336 and returned the capital to Kyoto. Continue to Nijo-jo castle, the only Shogun residence still in existence, and a chance to learn about the daily life at the Shogun’s court.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Enjoy a lecture / demonstration of Noh theatre from one of its leading Western students. A stroll through the bustlin Nishiki market follows.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Evening: Ship overnights at Osaka Port.

Lodging: MV Voyager

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Sixteen: Sunday, February 02 - Osaka Discovery
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: This morning’s excursion takes you to Osaka Castle, constructed under Toyotomi Hideyoshi and considered to be the strongest and most beautiful castle in Japan.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer. Theme 2, Presentation #8: Ancient Cultures in Modern Times.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seventeen: Monday, February 03 - Tokyo, Japan / City Discovery
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer. Theme 2, Presentation #9: Ancient Cultures in Modern Times.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Journey to Ryogoku and the excellent Edo-Tokyo Museum for a guided visit. The museum describes well the environment and life from the Edo period through to post-war Tokyo. Continue to Sensoki, the oldest and most impressive temple in Tokyo. The main was hall was first built in 645 to houses a tiny golden statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy that had been repeatedly hauled up in fishing nets despite being thrown back into the water.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport hotel is centrally located near the heart of the city and just 10 minutes by free shuttle to Narita International Airport. Situated on the eastern side of Tokyo Bay you can explore the scenic Boso Peninsula form this modern and luxurious hotel.

Contact info:
456 Kosuge
Narita, 286 0127 Japan
phone: +81 -476-331-121
web: www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/NRTHIHI-Hilton-Tokyo-Narita-Airport-hotel/index.do

Room amenities: Air Conditioning, in-Room Movie Channel, LCD Flat Panel TV, Bathroom Amenities, Hairdryer, Internet access in guest room, Iron, Iron/Ironing Board, Mini Refrigerator, Remote-Controlled Television, Safe

Facility amenities: Baggage Storage, Beauty Salon, Clothing Store, Elevators, Florist, Foreign Currency Exchange, Gift Shop, Local Area Transportation, Lounge, Luggage Hold, Multi-Lingual Staff, News Stand, On-Site Convenience Store, Room Service, Safety Deposit Box, Shoe Shine Stand, Bicycle Rental, Fitness Room, Jacuzzi, Pool, Tennis Court

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBA
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for prices and bookings.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Eighteen: Tuesday, February 04 - Tokyo, Japan / Mount Fuji
Note: This is a 3 hour transfer one way.

Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Coach to the based of Mount Fuji to see this icon of Japan. Perfectly symmetrical volcanic cone, the mountain is a near-mythical national symbol immortalized in countless works of art, including Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt. Fuji. On your return, visit Sengen Shrine - gateway to the easiest and, not surprisingly, most popular route to the summit of Mt. Fuji. The Shrine is an ornate structure dedicated ot the deity of Fuji, and was traditionally a base for Oshi, proselytising mountain guides, who accompanied pilgrims on the mountain.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Transfer to your hotel for check in.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Nineteen: Wednesday, February 05 - Tokyo, Japan / Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Transfer to the airport for your return flight home. Because of the time difference, you will be arriving in the United States on the same day (February 5).

Meals Included: Breakfast

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