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Program #21224RJ
22 Days | 21 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
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Itinerary for Mar 8 — Mar 29, 2014

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Day One: Saturday, March 08 - Overnight International Flight to Auckland, New Z...
In Transit Overnight: Late evening departure from Los Angeles International Airport.

Day Two: Sunday, March 09 - Cross International Date line
In Transit Overnight: In flight to New Zealand from United States. Day is "lost" due to crossing of the International Dateline

Type: Hotel

Description: Situated in the centre of Auckland and within walking distance to picturesque Waitemata Harbour, Mercure Auckland overlooks the spectacular harbour and bustling city. Situated within walking distance of Auckland shopping, restaurants, the Viaduct Harbour, ferry terminals and Vector Arena, Mercure Hotel Auckland offers 189 rooms and suites, a gym, undercover valet parking, and a dedicated conference floor catering for 200 delegates. Vue Restaurant and Bar is located on the top floor of the hotel and offers great panoramic views.

Contact info:
8 Customs Street
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
phone: +6493778920
web: www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-1721-mercure-auckland/index.shtml

Room amenities: Room facilities include tea/coffee making facilities, television, telephone, refrigerator, iron/ironing board, Internet & PC connection and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include a laundry service, fitness facilities and safety deposit box facilities

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Monday, March 10 - Arrive Auckland/Mount Eden with local Iwi/Eden Ga...
Arrive To: Auckland in the morning.

Breakfast: Onboard flight

Morning: Kia ora! Welcome to Auckland. Auckland, the “City of Sails,” is New Zealand’s largest city and over one-third of all New Zealanders live in the greater Auckland area. It has a cosmopolitan population and the high proportion of indigenous Maori and other Polynesian peoples from the Pacific Islands have contributed distinctive elements to its cultural mix. This mix has been heightened by increased immigration from a number of Asian nations throughout the last decade or two. A third of the city’s population was born outside New Zealand. The city has a unique setting between two harbors on a narrow isthmus studded with numerous volcanic cones. To the east, the Waitemata Harbour provides New Zealand’s busiest Pacific port and a picturesque setting for the central business district and suburbs. Beyond this harbor lie the superb boating waters of the island-studded Hauraki Gulf. To the west, the broad shallows of the Manukau Harbour provide ideal habitat for large flocks of seabirds in the shadow of the rugged rainforest-covered Waitakere Ranges. Beyond these ranges the wild black-sand surf beaches of the west coast are a dramatic contrast to the gentle golden sand of the tree-fringed beaches of the east coast. We transfer in to Auckland via the south side of Auckland's stunning Waitemata Harbour. Depending on how rapidly we can complete the airport arrival process, we may pause in one of the southern bays allowing you to purchase a coffee and soak up the view. We transfer to Mount Eden, one of Auckland's volcanic cones, for a guided walking tour with Ngati Whatua Orakei, the local Maori iwi. From Mount Eden's peak we gain stunning views of Auckland, its harbours and volcanic cones.

Lunch: We transfer to Eden Gardens for lunch at the cafe.

Afternoon: After lunch there will be some time to explore the gardens before we transfer to our hotel and check in. We will have time to relax this afternoon. Our local guide will be available to lead a walking tour of central Auckland and Viaduct Basin for those who wish to stretch their legs.

Dinner: In the hotel's top-floor dining room with stunning views of Auckland Harbour and the central business district.

Evening: Time to pack and prepare for tomorrow's embarkation.

Lodging: Mercure Auckland

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

Description: The brand new Marina, and her sister Riviera, which debuted in May 2012, are the most beautiful, elegant and sophisticated ships to debut in the past 50 years. Designer touches are everywhere, from the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase and stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, they are showcases of the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina and Riviera personify the Oceania Cruises experience. Comfortably mid-size, Marina retains the same warmth and charm of its acclaimed consorts Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. While the country club casual ambiance and level of personalized service remain the same, it offers even more choice and some enticing new amenities. As the first ship designed for lovers of fine dining and travel experiences, Marina offers guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening wine and food pairings. The new Bon Appétit Culinary Center is the only hands-on cooking school at sea. Similarly, artists-in-residence teach fine arts in Artists Loft, a new enrichment center. For specialty coffees and snacks, there is Baristas Coffee Bar. Intimate lounges abound. Accommodations in every category are incredibly spacious, especially with regard to the lavish bathrooms.

Ship Information: Marina: Debuted in 2011 Tonnage: 66,084 Length: 785 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum Draught: 24 feet Stabilizers: Yes Cruising Speed: 20 knots Guest Decks: 11 Total Decks: 15 Electric Power or Voltage: 110, 220 AC Guest Capacity: 1,250 (Double Occupancy) Staff Size: 800 Guest to Staff Ratio: 1.57 to 1 Nationality of Officers: European Nationality of Staff: International Country of Registry: Marshall Islands

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: www.oceaniacruises.com

Room amenities: Queen or twin bed accommodations, a spacious seating area, vanity desk, breakfast table and oversized marble and granite-clad bathroom with separate tub and shower, are among the many conveniences. Stateroom Amenities Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive, with 700-Thread-Count Linens Refrigerated Mini-Bar with Free and Unlimited Soft Drinks and Bottled Water Replenished Daily Spacious Stall Shower with Separate Tub Complimentary and Extensive 24-Hour Room Service Signature Chocolates with Nightly Turndown Service Thick Cotton Robes and Slippers French-Milled Toiletries LCD Flat-Screen Television Grohe Handheld Shower Head Security Safe Handheld Hair Dryer Direct Dial Satellite Phone and Cellular Service 110/220 Volt Outlets

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Tuesday, March 11 - Devonport - North Shore & North Head/Board ship/O...
Breakfast: In the hotel's top-floor dining room with stunning views of Auckland Harbour and the central business district.

Morning: After a leisurely morning, we check out of our hotel and transfer to Devonport. Here we will have time to explore at leisure.

Lunch: We have lunch on our own allowing us to sample the fare of Devonport's numerous cafes.

Afternoon: After lunch our guide will lead us on a walking field trip of Auckland's North Head and lower North Shore. We then transfer to Queens Wharf and board the Oceania Marine. We locate stateroom and get settled. Free time to explore the ship and enjoy its facilities.

Dinner: Grand Dining Room

Evening: Ship overnights in Auckland.

Lodging: Marina

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The brand new Marina, and her sister Riviera, which debuted in May 2012, are the most beautiful, elegant and sophisticated ships to debut in the past 50 years. Designer touches are everywhere, from the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase and stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, they are showcases of the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina and Riviera personify the Oceania Cruises experience. Comfortably mid-size, Marina retains the same warmth and charm of its acclaimed consorts Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. While the country club casual ambiance and level of personalized service remain the same, it offers even more choice and some enticing new amenities. As the first ship designed for lovers of fine dining and travel experiences, Marina offers guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening wine and food pairings. The new Bon Appétit Culinary Center is the only hands-on cooking school at sea. Similarly, artists-in-residence teach fine arts in Artists Loft, a new enrichment center. For specialty coffees and snacks, there is Baristas Coffee Bar. Intimate lounges abound. Accommodations in every category are incredibly spacious, especially with regard to the lavish bathrooms.

Ship Information: Marina: Debuted in 2011 Tonnage: 66,084 Length: 785 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum Draught: 24 feet Stabilizers: Yes Cruising Speed: 20 knots Guest Decks: 11 Total Decks: 15 Electric Power or Voltage: 110, 220 AC Guest Capacity: 1,250 (Double Occupancy) Staff Size: 800 Guest to Staff Ratio: 1.57 to 1 Nationality of Officers: European Nationality of Staff: International Country of Registry: Marshall Islands

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: www.oceaniacruises.com

Room amenities: Queen or twin bed accommodations, a spacious seating area, vanity desk, breakfast table and oversized marble and granite-clad bathroom with separate tub and shower, are among the many conveniences. Stateroom Amenities Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive, with 700-Thread-Count Linens Refrigerated Mini-Bar with Free and Unlimited Soft Drinks and Bottled Water Replenished Daily Spacious Stall Shower with Separate Tub Complimentary and Extensive 24-Hour Room Service Signature Chocolates with Nightly Turndown Service Thick Cotton Robes and Slippers French-Milled Toiletries LCD Flat-Screen Television Grohe Handheld Shower Head Security Safe Handheld Hair Dryer Direct Dial Satellite Phone and Cellular Service 110/220 Volt Outlets

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Wednesday, March 12 - Auckland War Memorial Museum/Free Afternoon/Sail ...
Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Field Trip: Auckland War Memorial Museum is one of New Zealand's most important museums and war memorials. Its collections concentrate on New Zealand history (and especially the history of the Auckland Region), natural history, as well as military history. We have a guided tour of the permanent exhibitions showing us patterns of Polynesian and European settlement. We will include some time for personal exploration whilst at the museum.

Lunch: Aboard ship at leisure

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax and enjoy the ship's various amenities and activities. Please refer to today's schedule for activities.

Dinner: Grand Dining Room

Evening: Ship sets sail for Bay of Islands, New Zealand at 6 pm. Included Shipboard Activity: Tonight's Specific Performance (to be advised on board). Attendance is at your leisure.

Lodging: Marina

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

Description: The brand new Marina, and her sister Riviera, which debuted in May 2012, are the most beautiful, elegant and sophisticated ships to debut in the past 50 years. Designer touches are everywhere, from the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase and stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, they are showcases of the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina and Riviera personify the Oceania Cruises experience. Comfortably mid-size, Marina retains the same warmth and charm of its acclaimed consorts Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. While the country club casual ambiance and level of personalized service remain the same, it offers even more choice and some enticing new amenities. As the first ship designed for lovers of fine dining and travel experiences, Marina offers guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening wine and food pairings. The new Bon Appétit Culinary Center is the only hands-on cooking school at sea. Similarly, artists-in-residence teach fine arts in Artists Loft, a new enrichment center. For specialty coffees and snacks, there is Baristas Coffee Bar. Intimate lounges abound. Accommodations in every category are incredibly spacious, especially with regard to the lavish bathrooms.

Ship Information: Marina: Debuted in 2011 Tonnage: 66,084 Length: 785 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum Draught: 24 feet Stabilizers: Yes Cruising Speed: 20 knots Guest Decks: 11 Total Decks: 15 Electric Power or Voltage: 110, 220 AC Guest Capacity: 1,250 (Double Occupancy) Staff Size: 800 Guest to Staff Ratio: 1.57 to 1 Nationality of Officers: European Nationality of Staff: International Country of Registry: Marshall Islands

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: www.oceaniacruises.com

Room amenities: Queen or twin bed accommodations, a spacious seating area, vanity desk, breakfast table and oversized marble and granite-clad bathroom with separate tub and shower, are among the many conveniences. Stateroom Amenities Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive, with 700-Thread-Count Linens Refrigerated Mini-Bar with Free and Unlimited Soft Drinks and Bottled Water Replenished Daily Spacious Stall Shower with Separate Tub Complimentary and Extensive 24-Hour Room Service Signature Chocolates with Nightly Turndown Service Thick Cotton Robes and Slippers French-Milled Toiletries LCD Flat-Screen Television Grohe Handheld Shower Head Security Safe Handheld Hair Dryer Direct Dial Satellite Phone and Cellular Service 110/220 Volt Outlets

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Thursday, March 13 - Arrive Bay of Islands/Independent Exploration of ...
Arrive Bay of Islands/Independent Exploration of Bay of Islands (shore excursions available from ship)/Sail for New Caledonia

Breakfast: Aboard ship at leisure

Morning: Arrive Bay of Islands at 8am. Time to explore Bay of Islands on your own. You may wish to purchase a shore excursion offered by the ship (extra fee).

Lunch: Aboard the ship at leisure

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax and enjoy the ship's various amenities and activities or continue to explore Bay of Islands. Ship departs for Noumea, New Caldonia, at 4pm

Dinner: Grand Dining Room

Evening: Included Shipboard Activity: Tonight's Specific Performance (to be advised on board). Attendance is at your leisure.

Lodging: Marina

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

Description: The brand new Marina, and her sister Riviera, which debuted in May 2012, are the most beautiful, elegant and sophisticated ships to debut in the past 50 years. Designer touches are everywhere, from the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase and stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, they are showcases of the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina and Riviera personify the Oceania Cruises experience. Comfortably mid-size, Marina retains the same warmth and charm of its acclaimed consorts Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. While the country club casual ambiance and level of personalized service remain the same, it offers even more choice and some enticing new amenities. As the first ship designed for lovers of fine dining and travel experiences, Marina offers guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening wine and food pairings. The new Bon Appétit Culinary Center is the only hands-on cooking school at sea. Similarly, artists-in-residence teach fine arts in Artists Loft, a new enrichment center. For specialty coffees and snacks, there is Baristas Coffee Bar. Intimate lounges abound. Accommodations in every category are incredibly spacious, especially with regard to the lavish bathrooms.

Ship Information: Marina: Debuted in 2011 Tonnage: 66,084 Length: 785 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum Draught: 24 feet Stabilizers: Yes Cruising Speed: 20 knots Guest Decks: 11 Total Decks: 15 Electric Power or Voltage: 110, 220 AC Guest Capacity: 1,250 (Double Occupancy) Staff Size: 800 Guest to Staff Ratio: 1.57 to 1 Nationality of Officers: European Nationality of Staff: International Country of Registry: Marshall Islands

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: www.oceaniacruises.com

Room amenities: Queen or twin bed accommodations, a spacious seating area, vanity desk, breakfast table and oversized marble and granite-clad bathroom with separate tub and shower, are among the many conveniences. Stateroom Amenities Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive, with 700-Thread-Count Linens Refrigerated Mini-Bar with Free and Unlimited Soft Drinks and Bottled Water Replenished Daily Spacious Stall Shower with Separate Tub Complimentary and Extensive 24-Hour Room Service Signature Chocolates with Nightly Turndown Service Thick Cotton Robes and Slippers French-Milled Toiletries LCD Flat-Screen Television Grohe Handheld Shower Head Security Safe Handheld Hair Dryer Direct Dial Satellite Phone and Cellular Service 110/220 Volt Outlets

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Friday, March 14 - Morning Lecture/Free Afternoon
Breakfast: Onboard Ship at leisure

Morning: Class: Geographical & Cultural Introduction to the Pacific & Oceania

Lunch: Onboard ship at leisure.

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax and enjoy the ship's various amenities and activities. Please refer to today's schedule for available activities.

Dinner: Polo Grill

Evening: Included Shipboard Activity: Tonight's Specific Performance (to be advised on board). Attendance is at your leisure.

Lodging: Marina

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

Description: The brand new Marina, and her sister Riviera, which debuted in May 2012, are the most beautiful, elegant and sophisticated ships to debut in the past 50 years. Designer touches are everywhere, from the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase and stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, they are showcases of the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina and Riviera personify the Oceania Cruises experience. Comfortably mid-size, Marina retains the same warmth and charm of its acclaimed consorts Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. While the country club casual ambiance and level of personalized service remain the same, it offers even more choice and some enticing new amenities. As the first ship designed for lovers of fine dining and travel experiences, Marina offers guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening wine and food pairings. The new Bon Appétit Culinary Center is the only hands-on cooking school at sea. Similarly, artists-in-residence teach fine arts in Artists Loft, a new enrichment center. For specialty coffees and snacks, there is Baristas Coffee Bar. Intimate lounges abound. Accommodations in every category are incredibly spacious, especially with regard to the lavish bathrooms.

Ship Information: Marina: Debuted in 2011 Tonnage: 66,084 Length: 785 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum Draught: 24 feet Stabilizers: Yes Cruising Speed: 20 knots Guest Decks: 11 Total Decks: 15 Electric Power or Voltage: 110, 220 AC Guest Capacity: 1,250 (Double Occupancy) Staff Size: 800 Guest to Staff Ratio: 1.57 to 1 Nationality of Officers: European Nationality of Staff: International Country of Registry: Marshall Islands

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: www.oceaniacruises.com

Room amenities: Queen or twin bed accommodations, a spacious seating area, vanity desk, breakfast table and oversized marble and granite-clad bathroom with separate tub and shower, are among the many conveniences. Stateroom Amenities Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive, with 700-Thread-Count Linens Refrigerated Mini-Bar with Free and Unlimited Soft Drinks and Bottled Water Replenished Daily Spacious Stall Shower with Separate Tub Complimentary and Extensive 24-Hour Room Service Signature Chocolates with Nightly Turndown Service Thick Cotton Robes and Slippers French-Milled Toiletries LCD Flat-Screen Television Grohe Handheld Shower Head Security Safe Handheld Hair Dryer Direct Dial Satellite Phone and Cellular Service 110/220 Volt Outlets

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Saturday, March 15 - Morning Lecture/Overview of Noumea/Sail for Suva,...
Breakfast: Aboard ship at leisure

Morning: Class: South Pacific Migration, Dayaks, Denisovans, Maoris & Melanesians

Lunch: Aboard ship at leisure

Afternoon: Arrive Noumea, New Caledonia at 1pm. Field trip: Overview of Noumea. Depart on bus for half day field trip. Visit the territorial museum, rich in New Caledonia and pacific islands cultural heritage and the town museum. From there we will drive along the bays of Noumea passing baie des citrons and Anse Vata. Stop at Ouen Toro Hill lookout for a panoramic view over the lagoon and seawards to the tropical islets and blue waters protected by the barrier reef. We will take you through suburbs where old colonial houses still nestle in between new construction. On the return , we will drive around the coconut square “Place des cocotiers”.

Dinner: Grand Dining Room

Evening: Included Shipboard Activity: Tonight's Specific Performance (to be advised on board). Attendance is at your leisure.

Lodging: Marina

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

Description: The brand new Marina, and her sister Riviera, which debuted in May 2012, are the most beautiful, elegant and sophisticated ships to debut in the past 50 years. Designer touches are everywhere, from the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase and stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, they are showcases of the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina and Riviera personify the Oceania Cruises experience. Comfortably mid-size, Marina retains the same warmth and charm of its acclaimed consorts Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. While the country club casual ambiance and level of personalized service remain the same, it offers even more choice and some enticing new amenities. As the first ship designed for lovers of fine dining and travel experiences, Marina offers guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening wine and food pairings. The new Bon Appétit Culinary Center is the only hands-on cooking school at sea. Similarly, artists-in-residence teach fine arts in Artists Loft, a new enrichment center. For specialty coffees and snacks, there is Baristas Coffee Bar. Intimate lounges abound. Accommodations in every category are incredibly spacious, especially with regard to the lavish bathrooms.

Ship Information: Marina: Debuted in 2011 Tonnage: 66,084 Length: 785 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum Draught: 24 feet Stabilizers: Yes Cruising Speed: 20 knots Guest Decks: 11 Total Decks: 15 Electric Power or Voltage: 110, 220 AC Guest Capacity: 1,250 (Double Occupancy) Staff Size: 800 Guest to Staff Ratio: 1.57 to 1 Nationality of Officers: European Nationality of Staff: International Country of Registry: Marshall Islands

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: www.oceaniacruises.com

Room amenities: Queen or twin bed accommodations, a spacious seating area, vanity desk, breakfast table and oversized marble and granite-clad bathroom with separate tub and shower, are among the many conveniences. Stateroom Amenities Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive, with 700-Thread-Count Linens Refrigerated Mini-Bar with Free and Unlimited Soft Drinks and Bottled Water Replenished Daily Spacious Stall Shower with Separate Tub Complimentary and Extensive 24-Hour Room Service Signature Chocolates with Nightly Turndown Service Thick Cotton Robes and Slippers French-Milled Toiletries LCD Flat-Screen Television Grohe Handheld Shower Head Security Safe Handheld Hair Dryer Direct Dial Satellite Phone and Cellular Service 110/220 Volt Outlets

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Sunday, March 16 - Morning Lecture/Free Afternoon
Breakfast: Onboard Ship at leisure

Morning: Class: Tropical Flora, Fauna & Marina Life

Lunch: Onboard ship at leisure.

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax and enjoy the ship's various amenities and activities. Please refer to today's schedule for activities.

Dinner: Red Ginger

Evening: Included Shipboard Activity: Tonight's Specific Performance (to be advised on board). Attendance is at your leisure.

Lodging: Marina

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

Description: The brand new Marina, and her sister Riviera, which debuted in May 2012, are the most beautiful, elegant and sophisticated ships to debut in the past 50 years. Designer touches are everywhere, from the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase and stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, they are showcases of the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina and Riviera personify the Oceania Cruises experience. Comfortably mid-size, Marina retains the same warmth and charm of its acclaimed consorts Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. While the country club casual ambiance and level of personalized service remain the same, it offers even more choice and some enticing new amenities. As the first ship designed for lovers of fine dining and travel experiences, Marina offers guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening wine and food pairings. The new Bon Appétit Culinary Center is the only hands-on cooking school at sea. Similarly, artists-in-residence teach fine arts in Artists Loft, a new enrichment center. For specialty coffees and snacks, there is Baristas Coffee Bar. Intimate lounges abound. Accommodations in every category are incredibly spacious, especially with regard to the lavish bathrooms.

Ship Information: Marina: Debuted in 2011 Tonnage: 66,084 Length: 785 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum Draught: 24 feet Stabilizers: Yes Cruising Speed: 20 knots Guest Decks: 11 Total Decks: 15 Electric Power or Voltage: 110, 220 AC Guest Capacity: 1,250 (Double Occupancy) Staff Size: 800 Guest to Staff Ratio: 1.57 to 1 Nationality of Officers: European Nationality of Staff: International Country of Registry: Marshall Islands

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: www.oceaniacruises.com

Room amenities: Queen or twin bed accommodations, a spacious seating area, vanity desk, breakfast table and oversized marble and granite-clad bathroom with separate tub and shower, are among the many conveniences. Stateroom Amenities Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive, with 700-Thread-Count Linens Refrigerated Mini-Bar with Free and Unlimited Soft Drinks and Bottled Water Replenished Daily Spacious Stall Shower with Separate Tub Complimentary and Extensive 24-Hour Room Service Signature Chocolates with Nightly Turndown Service Thick Cotton Robes and Slippers French-Milled Toiletries LCD Flat-Screen Television Grohe Handheld Shower Head Security Safe Handheld Hair Dryer Direct Dial Satellite Phone and Cellular Service 110/220 Volt Outlets

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Monday, March 17 - Morning Lecture/Suva Overview
Breakfast: Onboard Ship at leisure

Morning: Class: Formation of Volcanic Islands & their Evolution

Lunch: Onboard ship at leisure.

Afternoon: Arrive Suva, Fiji at 1:00 pm. Field Trip: Suva - The Business Center of the Pacific. Sightseeing drive of Suva surrounds including Fiji Museum (stopover for guided visit), Parliament House, Presidential Residence, Government Buildings, prominent Suva schools, residential areas, Colonial War Memorial Hospital and LDS Temple.

Dinner: Aboard ship

Evening: Included Shipboard Activity: Tonight's Specific Performance (to be advised on board). Attendance is at your leisure.

Lodging: Marina

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

Description: The brand new Marina, and her sister Riviera, which debuted in May 2012, are the most beautiful, elegant and sophisticated ships to debut in the past 50 years. Designer touches are everywhere, from the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase and stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, they are showcases of the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina and Riviera personify the Oceania Cruises experience. Comfortably mid-size, Marina retains the same warmth and charm of its acclaimed consorts Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. While the country club casual ambiance and level of personalized service remain the same, it offers even more choice and some enticing new amenities. As the first ship designed for lovers of fine dining and travel experiences, Marina offers guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening wine and food pairings. The new Bon Appétit Culinary Center is the only hands-on cooking school at sea. Similarly, artists-in-residence teach fine arts in Artists Loft, a new enrichment center. For specialty coffees and snacks, there is Baristas Coffee Bar. Intimate lounges abound. Accommodations in every category are incredibly spacious, especially with regard to the lavish bathrooms.

Ship Information: Marina: Debuted in 2011 Tonnage: 66,084 Length: 785 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum Draught: 24 feet Stabilizers: Yes Cruising Speed: 20 knots Guest Decks: 11 Total Decks: 15 Electric Power or Voltage: 110, 220 AC Guest Capacity: 1,250 (Double Occupancy) Staff Size: 800 Guest to Staff Ratio: 1.57 to 1 Nationality of Officers: European Nationality of Staff: International Country of Registry: Marshall Islands

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: www.oceaniacruises.com

Room amenities: Queen or twin bed accommodations, a spacious seating area, vanity desk, breakfast table and oversized marble and granite-clad bathroom with separate tub and shower, are among the many conveniences. Stateroom Amenities Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive, with 700-Thread-Count Linens Refrigerated Mini-Bar with Free and Unlimited Soft Drinks and Bottled Water Replenished Daily Spacious Stall Shower with Separate Tub Complimentary and Extensive 24-Hour Room Service Signature Chocolates with Nightly Turndown Service Thick Cotton Robes and Slippers French-Milled Toiletries LCD Flat-Screen Television Grohe Handheld Shower Head Security Safe Handheld Hair Dryer Direct Dial Satellite Phone and Cellular Service 110/220 Volt Outlets

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Tuesday, March 18 - Coral Coast/Set sail for Lautoka, Fiji
Breakfast: Aboard ship at leisure

Morning: Coral Coast Field Trip: The Coral Coast on the western side of Fiji's main island of Viti Levu and is accessed by the Queen's Highway, which is the main road link between the international gateway at Nadi and Suva, the nation's capital, in the south. It takes only about 40 minutes by road to reach the top end of the Coral Coast and from there it is a scenic journey, with the road hugging the ocean.

Lunch: at a local restaurant

Afternoon: Continuation of field trip.

Dinner: Grand Dining Room

Evening: Included Shipboard Activity: Tonight's Specific Performance (to be advised on board). Attendance is at your leisure. Ship sets sail for Lautoka, Fiji, at 6 pm.

Lodging: Marina

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

Description: The brand new Marina, and her sister Riviera, which debuted in May 2012, are the most beautiful, elegant and sophisticated ships to debut in the past 50 years. Designer touches are everywhere, from the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase and stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, they are showcases of the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina and Riviera personify the Oceania Cruises experience. Comfortably mid-size, Marina retains the same warmth and charm of its acclaimed consorts Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. While the country club casual ambiance and level of personalized service remain the same, it offers even more choice and some enticing new amenities. As the first ship designed for lovers of fine dining and travel experiences, Marina offers guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening wine and food pairings. The new Bon Appétit Culinary Center is the only hands-on cooking school at sea. Similarly, artists-in-residence teach fine arts in Artists Loft, a new enrichment center. For specialty coffees and snacks, there is Baristas Coffee Bar. Intimate lounges abound. Accommodations in every category are incredibly spacious, especially with regard to the lavish bathrooms.

Ship Information: Marina: Debuted in 2011 Tonnage: 66,084 Length: 785 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum Draught: 24 feet Stabilizers: Yes Cruising Speed: 20 knots Guest Decks: 11 Total Decks: 15 Electric Power or Voltage: 110, 220 AC Guest Capacity: 1,250 (Double Occupancy) Staff Size: 800 Guest to Staff Ratio: 1.57 to 1 Nationality of Officers: European Nationality of Staff: International Country of Registry: Marshall Islands

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: www.oceaniacruises.com

Room amenities: Queen or twin bed accommodations, a spacious seating area, vanity desk, breakfast table and oversized marble and granite-clad bathroom with separate tub and shower, are among the many conveniences. Stateroom Amenities Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive, with 700-Thread-Count Linens Refrigerated Mini-Bar with Free and Unlimited Soft Drinks and Bottled Water Replenished Daily Spacious Stall Shower with Separate Tub Complimentary and Extensive 24-Hour Room Service Signature Chocolates with Nightly Turndown Service Thick Cotton Robes and Slippers French-Milled Toiletries LCD Flat-Screen Television Grohe Handheld Shower Head Security Safe Handheld Hair Dryer Direct Dial Satellite Phone and Cellular Service 110/220 Volt Outlets

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Wednesday, March 19 - Garden of Sleeping Giant/Nadi Field Trip/Sail for...
Garden of Sleeping Giant/Nadi Field Trip/Sail for Pago Pago, American Samoa

Breakfast: Onboard Ship at leisure

Morning: Arrive Lautoka at 8am Field Trip: Garden of the Sleeping Giant- this extensive orchid garden belonged to the popular Canadian actor Raymond Burr and is set amidst a tropical forest brimming in lush greenery. It has on display over 2000 various types of orchids, on a plantation which encompasses 20 hectares.

Lunch: Lunch at First Landing.

Afternoon: Field Trip: Overview of Nadi– We'll visit the Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, the largest Hindu templein the Southern hemisphere and stop at Nadi Handicraft Market, featuring local farmers, fishermen, and craftsmen. Ship departs for Pago Pago, American Samoa, at 4pm.

Dinner: Grand Dining Room

Evening: Included Shipboard Activity: Tonight's Specific Performance (to be advised on board). Attendance is at your leisure.

Lodging: Marina

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

Description: The brand new Marina, and her sister Riviera, which debuted in May 2012, are the most beautiful, elegant and sophisticated ships to debut in the past 50 years. Designer touches are everywhere, from the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase and stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, they are showcases of the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina and Riviera personify the Oceania Cruises experience. Comfortably mid-size, Marina retains the same warmth and charm of its acclaimed consorts Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. While the country club casual ambiance and level of personalized service remain the same, it offers even more choice and some enticing new amenities. As the first ship designed for lovers of fine dining and travel experiences, Marina offers guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening wine and food pairings. The new Bon Appétit Culinary Center is the only hands-on cooking school at sea. Similarly, artists-in-residence teach fine arts in Artists Loft, a new enrichment center. For specialty coffees and snacks, there is Baristas Coffee Bar. Intimate lounges abound. Accommodations in every category are incredibly spacious, especially with regard to the lavish bathrooms.

Ship Information: Marina: Debuted in 2011 Tonnage: 66,084 Length: 785 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum Draught: 24 feet Stabilizers: Yes Cruising Speed: 20 knots Guest Decks: 11 Total Decks: 15 Electric Power or Voltage: 110, 220 AC Guest Capacity: 1,250 (Double Occupancy) Staff Size: 800 Guest to Staff Ratio: 1.57 to 1 Nationality of Officers: European Nationality of Staff: International Country of Registry: Marshall Islands

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: www.oceaniacruises.com

Room amenities: Queen or twin bed accommodations, a spacious seating area, vanity desk, breakfast table and oversized marble and granite-clad bathroom with separate tub and shower, are among the many conveniences. Stateroom Amenities Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive, with 700-Thread-Count Linens Refrigerated Mini-Bar with Free and Unlimited Soft Drinks and Bottled Water Replenished Daily Spacious Stall Shower with Separate Tub Complimentary and Extensive 24-Hour Room Service Signature Chocolates with Nightly Turndown Service Thick Cotton Robes and Slippers French-Milled Toiletries LCD Flat-Screen Television Grohe Handheld Shower Head Security Safe Handheld Hair Dryer Direct Dial Satellite Phone and Cellular Service 110/220 Volt Outlets

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Thursday, March 20 - Morning Lecture/Arrive Pago Pago/Field trip/Set s...
Note: CROSS INTERNATIONAL DATELINE AGAIN /REGAIN "LOST" DAY

Breakfast: MARCH 20 (Second Time- "Regained Day") Onboard Ship at leisure

Morning: MARCH 20 (Second Time -"Regained Day"): Field Trip: Overview of Pago Pago, American Samoa -take in the local sights and sounds of Tutuila Island. Overview of Pago Pago Field Trip– We'll start with a short stop at visit Fagasa Pass, site of the trailhead of American Samoa National Park, and take in its breathtaking views of Fagasa bay and village. From there, we will head toward the western side of Tutuila for stops at Mauga o Alii (Mountain of High Chiefs) and its vantage port of Pago Pago Bay. You'll hear about the origins of Pago Pago harbor, US Naval history in American Samoa, the tuna industry and the history behind its name. We'll also visit the villages of Fatuma Futi, Leone, Vaitogi and Utulei and learn about the unique legends of each place . There will be an opportunity to taste traditional Samoan food such as breadfruit and oka (fish in coconut milk). Time permitting, we'll stop at the National Park Visitor's Center

Morning: MARCH 20 (First Time). Class: Polynesian Navigation & Culture

Lunch: MARCH 20 (Second Time -"Regained Day"): Picnic Lunch

Lunch: MARCH 20 (First Time) Onboard ship at leisure

Afternoon: MARCH 20 (First Time): Free afternoon to relax and enjoy the ship's various amenities and activities. Please refer to today's schedule for activities.

Afternoon: MARCH 20 (Second Time -"Regained Day") Continuation of Field Trip.

Dinner: MARCH 20 (Second Time- "Regained Day"): Grand Dining Room

Dinner: MARCH 20 (First Time): Toscana Restaurant

Evening: MARCH 20 (First Time): Included Shipboard Activity: Tonight's Specific Performance (to be advised on board). Attendance is at your leisure.

Evening: MARCH 20 (Second Time-"Regained Day"): Included Shipboard Activity: Tonight's Specific Performance (to be advised on board). Attendance is at your leisure. Ship sets sail for Apia, Samoa, at 10 pm.

Lodging: Marina

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

Description: The brand new Marina, and her sister Riviera, which debuted in May 2012, are the most beautiful, elegant and sophisticated ships to debut in the past 50 years. Designer touches are everywhere, from the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase and stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, they are showcases of the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina and Riviera personify the Oceania Cruises experience. Comfortably mid-size, Marina retains the same warmth and charm of its acclaimed consorts Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. While the country club casual ambiance and level of personalized service remain the same, it offers even more choice and some enticing new amenities. As the first ship designed for lovers of fine dining and travel experiences, Marina offers guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening wine and food pairings. The new Bon Appétit Culinary Center is the only hands-on cooking school at sea. Similarly, artists-in-residence teach fine arts in Artists Loft, a new enrichment center. For specialty coffees and snacks, there is Baristas Coffee Bar. Intimate lounges abound. Accommodations in every category are incredibly spacious, especially with regard to the lavish bathrooms.

Ship Information: Marina: Debuted in 2011 Tonnage: 66,084 Length: 785 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum Draught: 24 feet Stabilizers: Yes Cruising Speed: 20 knots Guest Decks: 11 Total Decks: 15 Electric Power or Voltage: 110, 220 AC Guest Capacity: 1,250 (Double Occupancy) Staff Size: 800 Guest to Staff Ratio: 1.57 to 1 Nationality of Officers: European Nationality of Staff: International Country of Registry: Marshall Islands

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: www.oceaniacruises.com

Room amenities: Queen or twin bed accommodations, a spacious seating area, vanity desk, breakfast table and oversized marble and granite-clad bathroom with separate tub and shower, are among the many conveniences. Stateroom Amenities Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive, with 700-Thread-Count Linens Refrigerated Mini-Bar with Free and Unlimited Soft Drinks and Bottled Water Replenished Daily Spacious Stall Shower with Separate Tub Complimentary and Extensive 24-Hour Room Service Signature Chocolates with Nightly Turndown Service Thick Cotton Robes and Slippers French-Milled Toiletries LCD Flat-Screen Television Grohe Handheld Shower Head Security Safe Handheld Hair Dryer Direct Dial Satellite Phone and Cellular Service 110/220 Volt Outlets

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Fourteen: Friday, March 21 - Field Trip: Apia/Set sail for Bora Bora
Breakfast: Aboard ship at leisure

Morning: Ship arrives Apia, Samoa, at 8 am. Field Trip: Apia Depart for drive through Apia. Along the way, you will see Mulinuu, the sacred burial grounds of Samoan royalty, the Independence Monuments, Parliament House, the Lands and Titles Court, and the German Monument, where the German flag was raised during its occupation of Samoa. Next, a stop will be made at the fresh produce market. Afterward, our drive will continue on through plantations and the University of the South Pacific agricultural campus. A visit will then be made to the Moamoa Theological College. Your last stop is at Vailima, the former home of Robert Louis Stevenson, which has been converted into a museum. During your guided tour of this tropical haven, you will explore the well–maintained grounds highlighted by local indigenous plants and flowers. Your visit will conclude with cultural entertainment.

Lunch: Aboard ship at leisure

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax and enjoy the ship's various amenities and activities. Please refer to today's schedule for activities. Ship sets sail for Bora Bora at 5 pm.

Dinner: Grand Dining Room

Evening: Included Shipboard Activity: Tonight's Specific Performance (to be advised on board). Attendance is at your leisure.

Lodging: Marina

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

Description: The brand new Marina, and her sister Riviera, which debuted in May 2012, are the most beautiful, elegant and sophisticated ships to debut in the past 50 years. Designer touches are everywhere, from the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase and stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, they are showcases of the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina and Riviera personify the Oceania Cruises experience. Comfortably mid-size, Marina retains the same warmth and charm of its acclaimed consorts Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. While the country club casual ambiance and level of personalized service remain the same, it offers even more choice and some enticing new amenities. As the first ship designed for lovers of fine dining and travel experiences, Marina offers guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening wine and food pairings. The new Bon Appétit Culinary Center is the only hands-on cooking school at sea. Similarly, artists-in-residence teach fine arts in Artists Loft, a new enrichment center. For specialty coffees and snacks, there is Baristas Coffee Bar. Intimate lounges abound. Accommodations in every category are incredibly spacious, especially with regard to the lavish bathrooms.

Ship Information: Marina: Debuted in 2011 Tonnage: 66,084 Length: 785 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum Draught: 24 feet Stabilizers: Yes Cruising Speed: 20 knots Guest Decks: 11 Total Decks: 15 Electric Power or Voltage: 110, 220 AC Guest Capacity: 1,250 (Double Occupancy) Staff Size: 800 Guest to Staff Ratio: 1.57 to 1 Nationality of Officers: European Nationality of Staff: International Country of Registry: Marshall Islands

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: www.oceaniacruises.com

Room amenities: Queen or twin bed accommodations, a spacious seating area, vanity desk, breakfast table and oversized marble and granite-clad bathroom with separate tub and shower, are among the many conveniences. Stateroom Amenities Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive, with 700-Thread-Count Linens Refrigerated Mini-Bar with Free and Unlimited Soft Drinks and Bottled Water Replenished Daily Spacious Stall Shower with Separate Tub Complimentary and Extensive 24-Hour Room Service Signature Chocolates with Nightly Turndown Service Thick Cotton Robes and Slippers French-Milled Toiletries LCD Flat-Screen Television Grohe Handheld Shower Head Security Safe Handheld Hair Dryer Direct Dial Satellite Phone and Cellular Service 110/220 Volt Outlets

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Fifteen: Saturday, March 22 - Morning Lecture/Free Afternoon
Breakfast: Aboard ship at leisure

Morning: Class: European & Asian Exploration of the Pacific

Lunch: Onboard ship at leisure

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax and enjoy the ship's various amenities and activities. Please refer to today's schedule for activities.

Dinner: Grand Dining Room

Evening: Included Shipboard Activity: Tonight's Specific Performance (to be advised on board). Attendance is at your leisure.

Lodging: Marina

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

Description: The brand new Marina, and her sister Riviera, which debuted in May 2012, are the most beautiful, elegant and sophisticated ships to debut in the past 50 years. Designer touches are everywhere, from the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase and stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, they are showcases of the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina and Riviera personify the Oceania Cruises experience. Comfortably mid-size, Marina retains the same warmth and charm of its acclaimed consorts Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. While the country club casual ambiance and level of personalized service remain the same, it offers even more choice and some enticing new amenities. As the first ship designed for lovers of fine dining and travel experiences, Marina offers guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening wine and food pairings. The new Bon Appétit Culinary Center is the only hands-on cooking school at sea. Similarly, artists-in-residence teach fine arts in Artists Loft, a new enrichment center. For specialty coffees and snacks, there is Baristas Coffee Bar. Intimate lounges abound. Accommodations in every category are incredibly spacious, especially with regard to the lavish bathrooms.

Ship Information: Marina: Debuted in 2011 Tonnage: 66,084 Length: 785 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum Draught: 24 feet Stabilizers: Yes Cruising Speed: 20 knots Guest Decks: 11 Total Decks: 15 Electric Power or Voltage: 110, 220 AC Guest Capacity: 1,250 (Double Occupancy) Staff Size: 800 Guest to Staff Ratio: 1.57 to 1 Nationality of Officers: European Nationality of Staff: International Country of Registry: Marshall Islands

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: www.oceaniacruises.com

Room amenities: Queen or twin bed accommodations, a spacious seating area, vanity desk, breakfast table and oversized marble and granite-clad bathroom with separate tub and shower, are among the many conveniences. Stateroom Amenities Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive, with 700-Thread-Count Linens Refrigerated Mini-Bar with Free and Unlimited Soft Drinks and Bottled Water Replenished Daily Spacious Stall Shower with Separate Tub Complimentary and Extensive 24-Hour Room Service Signature Chocolates with Nightly Turndown Service Thick Cotton Robes and Slippers French-Milled Toiletries LCD Flat-Screen Television Grohe Handheld Shower Head Security Safe Handheld Hair Dryer Direct Dial Satellite Phone and Cellular Service 110/220 Volt Outlets

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Sixteen: Sunday, March 23 - Morning Lecture/Free Afternoon
Breakfast: Onboard Ship at leisure

Morning: Class: Traders, Whalers & Missionaries

Lunch: Onboard ship at leisure

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax and enjoy the ship's various amenities and activities. Please refer to today's schedule for activities.

Dinner: Grand Dining Room

Evening: Included Shipboard Activity: Tonight's Specific Performance (to be advised on board). Attendance is at your leisure.

Lodging: Marina

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

Description: The brand new Marina, and her sister Riviera, which debuted in May 2012, are the most beautiful, elegant and sophisticated ships to debut in the past 50 years. Designer touches are everywhere, from the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase and stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, they are showcases of the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina and Riviera personify the Oceania Cruises experience. Comfortably mid-size, Marina retains the same warmth and charm of its acclaimed consorts Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. While the country club casual ambiance and level of personalized service remain the same, it offers even more choice and some enticing new amenities. As the first ship designed for lovers of fine dining and travel experiences, Marina offers guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening wine and food pairings. The new Bon Appétit Culinary Center is the only hands-on cooking school at sea. Similarly, artists-in-residence teach fine arts in Artists Loft, a new enrichment center. For specialty coffees and snacks, there is Baristas Coffee Bar. Intimate lounges abound. Accommodations in every category are incredibly spacious, especially with regard to the lavish bathrooms.

Ship Information: Marina: Debuted in 2011 Tonnage: 66,084 Length: 785 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum Draught: 24 feet Stabilizers: Yes Cruising Speed: 20 knots Guest Decks: 11 Total Decks: 15 Electric Power or Voltage: 110, 220 AC Guest Capacity: 1,250 (Double Occupancy) Staff Size: 800 Guest to Staff Ratio: 1.57 to 1 Nationality of Officers: European Nationality of Staff: International Country of Registry: Marshall Islands

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: www.oceaniacruises.com

Room amenities: Queen or twin bed accommodations, a spacious seating area, vanity desk, breakfast table and oversized marble and granite-clad bathroom with separate tub and shower, are among the many conveniences. Stateroom Amenities Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive, with 700-Thread-Count Linens Refrigerated Mini-Bar with Free and Unlimited Soft Drinks and Bottled Water Replenished Daily Spacious Stall Shower with Separate Tub Complimentary and Extensive 24-Hour Room Service Signature Chocolates with Nightly Turndown Service Thick Cotton Robes and Slippers French-Milled Toiletries LCD Flat-Screen Television Grohe Handheld Shower Head Security Safe Handheld Hair Dryer Direct Dial Satellite Phone and Cellular Service 110/220 Volt Outlets

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seventeen: Monday, March 24 - Morning Lecture/Overview of Bora Bora/Overnight i...
Note: Must be able to climb aboard 4X4 vehicles

Breakfast: Onboard Ship at leisure

Morning: Class: Polynesia, Colonization to Autonomy

Lunch: Onboard ship at leisure

Afternoon: Arrive Bora Bora at approximately 12 pm: Surrounded by offshore motu islets inside a protective coral necklace, Bora Bora is in the center of a multi-colored lagoon world-famous for its beauty. Generations of travelers - including novelist James Michener - have regarded Bora Bora as an earthly paradise. Field Trip: Overview of Bora Bora, including WWII American military history and relics. Bora Bora was a U.S. supply base during World War II; naval gun sites can still be seen. Don't forget your camera as you will witness amazing vistas overlooking this breathtaking lagoon.

Dinner: Jacques Restaurant

Evening: Included Shipboard Activity: Tonight's Specific Performance (to be advised on board). Attendance is at your leisure. Ship overnights in Bora Bora.

Lodging: Marina

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

Description: The brand new Marina, and her sister Riviera, which debuted in May 2012, are the most beautiful, elegant and sophisticated ships to debut in the past 50 years. Designer touches are everywhere, from the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase and stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, they are showcases of the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina and Riviera personify the Oceania Cruises experience. Comfortably mid-size, Marina retains the same warmth and charm of its acclaimed consorts Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. While the country club casual ambiance and level of personalized service remain the same, it offers even more choice and some enticing new amenities. As the first ship designed for lovers of fine dining and travel experiences, Marina offers guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening wine and food pairings. The new Bon Appétit Culinary Center is the only hands-on cooking school at sea. Similarly, artists-in-residence teach fine arts in Artists Loft, a new enrichment center. For specialty coffees and snacks, there is Baristas Coffee Bar. Intimate lounges abound. Accommodations in every category are incredibly spacious, especially with regard to the lavish bathrooms.

Ship Information: Marina: Debuted in 2011 Tonnage: 66,084 Length: 785 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum Draught: 24 feet Stabilizers: Yes Cruising Speed: 20 knots Guest Decks: 11 Total Decks: 15 Electric Power or Voltage: 110, 220 AC Guest Capacity: 1,250 (Double Occupancy) Staff Size: 800 Guest to Staff Ratio: 1.57 to 1 Nationality of Officers: European Nationality of Staff: International Country of Registry: Marshall Islands

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: www.oceaniacruises.com

Room amenities: Queen or twin bed accommodations, a spacious seating area, vanity desk, breakfast table and oversized marble and granite-clad bathroom with separate tub and shower, are among the many conveniences. Stateroom Amenities Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive, with 700-Thread-Count Linens Refrigerated Mini-Bar with Free and Unlimited Soft Drinks and Bottled Water Replenished Daily Spacious Stall Shower with Separate Tub Complimentary and Extensive 24-Hour Room Service Signature Chocolates with Nightly Turndown Service Thick Cotton Robes and Slippers French-Milled Toiletries LCD Flat-Screen Television Grohe Handheld Shower Head Security Safe Handheld Hair Dryer Direct Dial Satellite Phone and Cellular Service 110/220 Volt Outlets

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eighteen: Tuesday, March 25 - Lagoon Exploration/Bora Bora Excursion/Sail for T...
Note: Snorkeling off boat in lagoon. Must be able to swim and to climb ladders to get on and off boat

Breakfast: Onboard Ship at leisure

Morning: Excursion: Motu and Lagoon Exploration - An opportunity to snorkel in Bora Bora's beautiful lagoon as well as to visit a scenic private motu.

Lunch: Picnic lunch on a private motu.

Afternoon: Return to ship mid afternoon. The rest of the afternoon is free to enjoy the ship's activities. Please refer to today's schedule for activities.

Dinner: Grand Dining Room

Evening: Ship sets sail for Papeete, Tahiti, at 5 pm. Included Shipboard Activity: Tonight's Specific Performance (to be advised on board). Attendance is at your leisure.

Lodging: Marina

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Situated just 15 km south of Faa International Airport, Le Méridien Tahiti overlooks beautiful white sand beaches, calming blue waves, and majestic mountains. Located along a lagoon, the resort has an exceptional view of the island of Moorea and offers 138 garden and lagoon view rooms and 12- over water bungalows. Rooms offer vivid colors with Polynesian flair. Additionally, there’s a vibrant international arts scene occuring at Le Méridien Tahiti. L’Atelier, its onsite art space, features contemporary artists from across French Polynesia and the world. Unlike most galleries, L’Atelier draws creative guests with exhibitions as well as with artists themselves. Its loft is an inviting setting for lectures, art workshops, and openings where guests will find fresh opportunities to peruse contemporary art. Guests are free to observe artists at work and/or enroll in an art class with the visiting artist (a fee applies).

Contact info:
P.O. Box 380595
97718 Tamanu, Tahiti, French Polynesia
phone: +011- (689) 470707
web: www.lemeridientahiti.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning, direct dial phone, safe, satellite television, WIFI (for a fee), minibar, refrigerator, and coffee-make. Bathrooms feature a separate bathtub and walk-in shower and hair dryer. Terraces are available in all rooms.

Facility amenities: The hotel has a (2) restaurants- La Plantation offering a mix of Polynesian and international flavors buffet-style or ala carte, and the gourmet restaurant Le Carre, located right by the lagoon. Live music and cocktails are available at the Astroblabe bar and casual drinks can be found at the Pool Bar. Le Meridien Tahiti also provides complimentary use of its sandy bottom swimming pool (largest in the South Pacific), kayaks and outrigger canoes, aqua gym classes, tennis courts, beach volleyball court, and ping pong. Meeting rooms and business facilities are also available.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: See "Addtl Nights Comments"
A special group rate will be honored 7 days prior and 10 days after the “main program dates”, based on space availability. Participants will pay directly to the hotel for these accommodations and need a credit card for the guarantee. To book, contact Le Méridien Hotel Reservations Department Contact : Nathalie Merehau Tél : 47 07 29 -Fax : 47 07 28 E-mail : rez@lemeridien-tahiti.pf Participants must reference Road Scholar to receive special rates

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Nineteen: Wednesday, March 26 - Arrive Papeete/Disembark Ship/Class/Musee de Tahi...
Note: Approximately 15 minute walk to museum on level ground

Arrive To: Arrive Papeete, Tahiti at 7 am.

Breakfast: Onboard Ship at leisure

Morning: Disembark ship at 10am and depart for Le Meridien Tahiti. Arrive Le Meridien hotel; check bags Class: Introduction to French Polynesia before lunch.

Lunch: Le Carre Restaurant next to the lagoon and views of the ocean.

Afternoon: Field Trip: Visit to the Musee de Tahiti et des Iles (Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands) for a fascinating exhibit of all that makes up French Polynesia - the geographic and oceanographic explanation of the islands, life in the sea and on land, progressive stages of its history, pre-European artifacts, a collection of memorabilia of political, cultural and social leaders. Check in to rooms. Social Hour prior to dinner.

Dinner: Restaurant La Plantation

Lodging: Le Meridien Tahiti Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Situated just 15 km south of Faa International Airport, Le Méridien Tahiti overlooks beautiful white sand beaches, calming blue waves, and majestic mountains. Located along a lagoon, the resort has an exceptional view of the island of Moorea and offers 138 garden and lagoon view rooms and 12- over water bungalows. Rooms offer vivid colors with Polynesian flair. Additionally, there’s a vibrant international arts scene occuring at Le Méridien Tahiti. L’Atelier, its onsite art space, features contemporary artists from across French Polynesia and the world. Unlike most galleries, L’Atelier draws creative guests with exhibitions as well as with artists themselves. Its loft is an inviting setting for lectures, art workshops, and openings where guests will find fresh opportunities to peruse contemporary art. Guests are free to observe artists at work and/or enroll in an art class with the visiting artist (a fee applies).

Contact info:
P.O. Box 380595
97718 Tamanu, Tahiti, French Polynesia
phone: +011- (689) 470707
web: www.lemeridientahiti.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning, direct dial phone, safe, satellite television, WIFI (for a fee), minibar, refrigerator, and coffee-make. Bathrooms feature a separate bathtub and walk-in shower and hair dryer. Terraces are available in all rooms.

Facility amenities: The hotel has a (2) restaurants- La Plantation offering a mix of Polynesian and international flavors buffet-style or ala carte, and the gourmet restaurant Le Carre, located right by the lagoon. Live music and cocktails are available at the Astroblabe bar and casual drinks can be found at the Pool Bar. Le Meridien Tahiti also provides complimentary use of its sandy bottom swimming pool (largest in the South Pacific), kayaks and outrigger canoes, aqua gym classes, tennis courts, beach volleyball court, and ping pong. Meeting rooms and business facilities are also available.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: See "Addtl Nights Comments"
A special group rate will be honored 7 days prior and 10 days after the “main program dates”, based on space availability. Participants will pay directly to the hotel for these accommodations and need a credit card for the guarantee. To book, contact Le Méridien Hotel Reservations Department Contact : Nathalie Merehau Tél : 47 07 29 -Fax : 47 07 28 E-mail : rez@lemeridien-tahiti.pf Participants must reference Road Scholar to receive special rates

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Twenty: Thursday, March 27 - Circle Tahiti Field Trip
Breakfast: International Breakfast Buffet -Restaurant La Plantation

Morning: Board an air-conditioned bus for a field trip circling Tahiti Nui. Depart Papeete and pass through many districts and villages. Sites include: • The ancient Arahurahu marae, restored to its former grandeur. • The Vaipahi Garden with its waterfall • The Isthmus of Taravao, where we pass the base where the military have been located since 1844. The ships of Antoine de Bougainville, anchored near the two small offshore islands in Hitiaa in 1786. • Arahoho Blowhole, • Fa`aurumai Waterfall • Point Venus and Matavai Bay. Captains Wallis, Cook and Bligh anchored in the Matavai Bay area. The name, Point Venus, came from Cook’s attempts to record the transit of Venus in 1769. Located here is a memorial to the arrival of the first Christians.

Lunch: Buffet lunch at a local restaurant

Afternoon: Continuation of field trip. Return to hotel.

Dinner: Restaurant La Plantation

Lodging: Le Meridien Tahiti Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Situated just 15 km south of Faa International Airport, Le Méridien Tahiti overlooks beautiful white sand beaches, calming blue waves, and majestic mountains. Located along a lagoon, the resort has an exceptional view of the island of Moorea and offers 138 garden and lagoon view rooms and 12- over water bungalows. Rooms offer vivid colors with Polynesian flair. Additionally, there’s a vibrant international arts scene occuring at Le Méridien Tahiti. L’Atelier, its onsite art space, features contemporary artists from across French Polynesia and the world. Unlike most galleries, L’Atelier draws creative guests with exhibitions as well as with artists themselves. Its loft is an inviting setting for lectures, art workshops, and openings where guests will find fresh opportunities to peruse contemporary art. Guests are free to observe artists at work and/or enroll in an art class with the visiting artist (a fee applies).

Contact info:
P.O. Box 380595
97718 Tamanu, Tahiti, French Polynesia
phone: +011- (689) 470707
web: www.lemeridientahiti.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning, direct dial phone, safe, satellite television, WIFI (for a fee), minibar, refrigerator, and coffee-make. Bathrooms feature a separate bathtub and walk-in shower and hair dryer. Terraces are available in all rooms.

Facility amenities: The hotel has a (2) restaurants- La Plantation offering a mix of Polynesian and international flavors buffet-style or ala carte, and the gourmet restaurant Le Carre, located right by the lagoon. Live music and cocktails are available at the Astroblabe bar and casual drinks can be found at the Pool Bar. Le Meridien Tahiti also provides complimentary use of its sandy bottom swimming pool (largest in the South Pacific), kayaks and outrigger canoes, aqua gym classes, tennis courts, beach volleyball court, and ping pong. Meeting rooms and business facilities are also available.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: See "Addtl Nights Comments"
A special group rate will be honored 7 days prior and 10 days after the “main program dates”, based on space availability. Participants will pay directly to the hotel for these accommodations and need a credit card for the guarantee. To book, contact Le Méridien Hotel Reservations Department Contact : Nathalie Merehau Tél : 47 07 29 -Fax : 47 07 28 E-mail : rez@lemeridien-tahiti.pf Participants must reference Road Scholar to receive special rates

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Twenty One: Friday, March 28 - Papeete Open Market/Overnight flight
Breakfast: International Breakfast Buffet -Restaurant La Plantation

Morning: Open Market to see the native fruits, vegetables and crafts of Tahiti

Lunch: Lunch at the open market

Afternoon: Class: Wrap up Session followed by social hour.

Dinner: Farewell Polynesian Dinner: Restaurant La Plantation

Evening: Late evening flight departure and arrive Los Angeles the following day

Lodging: Le Meridien Tahiti Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Twenty Two: Saturday, March 29 - Arrive Los Angeles
Arrive To: Flight arrives in Los Angeles in the morning.



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Tahiti
Tahiti TourismContact the Tahiti Tourism office for details on activities and events in Tahiti, the Marquesas Islands or Tuamotus. The US office is in Los Angeles, CA. Phone # 310-414-8484 or by email at info@tahiti-tourisme.com
For additional information, visit: www.tahiti-tourisme.com
Auckland
Tourism New ZealandFor free time ideas in New Zealand, check out the Tourism New Zealand website.
For additional information, visit: www.newzealand.com/us/

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