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Adventures Afloat: Antarctica Expedition to an Ethereal World: A Family Voyage

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Program #21459RJ
14 Days | 13 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 Dec 17 — Dec 30, 2013

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Day One: Tuesday, December 17 - Departure from the US for flights to Ushuaia
Morning: Flights from the US to Buenos Aires

Evening: Arrive in Buenos Aires. Group transfer to the Novotel Hotel for the night.

Type: Resort

Description: Arakur Resort & Spa, nestled on a natural balcony 820 feet above sea level, dazzles the spectator with its panoramic views. It is surrounded by ancient woodlands, natural terraces and green areas harmoniously blended into the surrounding landscape.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Cerro Alarkén 1 (9410) Ushuaia
Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
phone: +54 (2901) 44 2900
web: www.arakur.com/eng

Room amenities: Each room and suite offers impressive views of Ushuaia Bay and Beagle Channel and to the north of the Andorra and Rio Chico Valleys, the Vinciguerra glacier, the mountain ranges and Reserva Natural Cerro Alarkén The rooms and suites are elegantly decorated with contemporary design details and outfitted with leading-edge comfort technology. > LT radiation heating system. > Geothermal cooling system. > Air renewal and humidification. > Fuegian Lenga hardwood flooring. > International plugs and sockets (220 voltage system). > Large partitioned bathrooms, with in-floor heating and natural light

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Two: Wednesday, December 18 - Arrive in Ushuaia
Morning: Flights arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina. Transfer to Arakur Resort & Spa, perched 820 feet above sea level with spectacular views of Ushuaia Bay and Beagle Channel.

Lunch: Lunch on your own at the resort. Choose from several dining options available.

Afternoon: Join your group leader and fellow Road Scholar participants for a group orientation and group dinner.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at the hotel

Lodging: Arakur Resort and Spa

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: This private yacht-like cruise ship accommodates only 100 guests in 50 suites.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 4,077 Overall Length: 290 feet Beam: 50 feet Draft: 12 feet Flag Malta

Contact info:
132 East 70th Street,
New York ,, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com/

Room amenities: All accommodations aboard the Corinthian are suites. And include a bedroom with two twin-sized beds or one queen sized bed, sitting area, mini bar, VCR/DVD/CD player, color TV, Marble appointed bathroom with spacious shower and other amenities.

Facility amenities: Public facilities include a restaurant tha accomodates guests at a single, unassigned seating, two lounges, expansive library with Internet access, state-of-the-art gym/spa, beauty salon, boutique,Jacuzzi, hospital and ample deck areas for sunbathing and relaxing.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Thursday, December 19 - Ushuaia / Tierra del Fuego National Park / Ushuai...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Explore Tierra del Fuego National Park, the southernmost protected region of Argentina. This splendid wilderness is celebrated for the beauty of its scenery. Ride to Ensenada Bay and take a short walk to view Redonda and Estorbo Islands, backed by the snow-white mountains of Chile's Sampaio Chain. Continue to Lake Roca, the Green and Black Lagoon, and Lapataia Bay.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant

Afternoon: After lunch, continue to the pier to embark Corinthian and set sail. As the ship navigates the Beagle Channel, enjoy a stunning vista of glacier and misted mountains.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: Corinthian

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

Description: This private yacht-like cruise ship accommodates only 100 guests in 50 suites.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 4,077 Overall Length: 290 feet Beam: 50 feet Draft: 12 feet Flag Malta

Contact info:
132 East 70th Street,
New York ,, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com/

Room amenities: All accommodations aboard the Corinthian are suites. And include a bedroom with two twin-sized beds or one queen sized bed, sitting area, mini bar, VCR/DVD/CD player, color TV, Marble appointed bathroom with spacious shower and other amenities.

Facility amenities: Public facilities include a restaurant tha accomodates guests at a single, unassigned seating, two lounges, expansive library with Internet access, state-of-the-art gym/spa, beauty salon, boutique,Jacuzzi, hospital and ample deck areas for sunbathing and relaxing.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Friday, December 20 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Sail the Drake Passage and cross the Antarctic Convergence. Educational program of lectures or discussions by accompanying guest lecturers offered.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Shiboard activities and lectures continue

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: Corinthian

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Resort

Description: Arakur Resort & Spa, nestled on a natural balcony 820 feet above sea level, dazzles the spectator with its panoramic views. It is surrounded by ancient woodlands, natural terraces and green areas harmoniously blended into the surrounding landscape.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Cerro Alarkén 1 (9410) Ushuaia
Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
phone: +54 (2901) 44 2900
web: www.arakur.com/eng

Room amenities: Each room and suite offers impressive views of Ushuaia Bay and Beagle Channel and to the north of the Andorra and Rio Chico Valleys, the Vinciguerra glacier, the mountain ranges and Reserva Natural Cerro Alarkén The rooms and suites are elegantly decorated with contemporary design details and outfitted with leading-edge comfort technology. > LT radiation heating system. > Geothermal cooling system. > Air renewal and humidification. > Fuegian Lenga hardwood flooring. > International plugs and sockets (220 voltage system). > Large partitioned bathrooms, with in-floor heating and natural light

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Saturday, December 21 - At Sea
Note: Traveling to Antarctica requires flexibility. The ship's itinerary is heavily dependent upon local weather, wind and ice conditions. The intinerary provided is only meant to be a representation of where you will stop, and may change at any time.

Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Spend the day at sea; educational program of lectures or discussions by accompanying guest lecturers offered.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Weather permitting, we expect to make our first landing in Antarctica this afternoon.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: Arakur Resort and Spa

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

Description: This private yacht-like cruise ship accommodates only 100 guests in 50 suites.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 4,077 Overall Length: 290 feet Beam: 50 feet Draft: 12 feet Flag Malta

Contact info:
132 East 70th Street,
New York ,, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com/

Room amenities: All accommodations aboard the Corinthian are suites. And include a bedroom with two twin-sized beds or one queen sized bed, sitting area, mini bar, VCR/DVD/CD player, color TV, Marble appointed bathroom with spacious shower and other amenities.

Facility amenities: Public facilities include a restaurant tha accomodates guests at a single, unassigned seating, two lounges, expansive library with Internet access, state-of-the-art gym/spa, beauty salon, boutique,Jacuzzi, hospital and ample deck areas for sunbathing and relaxing.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Sunday, December 22 - Antarctic Peninsula & Islands
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Enjoy five days exploring the pristine wilderness of Antarctica. As you sail through scenic waterways, witness a panorama of icebergs, glaciers and jagged, snow-capped mountains. Aboard the ship's Zodiacs, cruise among ice floes, explore penguin rookeries and visit with scientists at research stations. Although the itinerary varies according to local ice and wind conditions, we plan to land at such places as Paradise Harbour, where humback and Minke whales are often sighted offshore, Petermann Island, the habitat of Gentoo and Adelie Penguines; and Deception Island, known for its volcanically-heated hot springs. Voyages through the magnificent Lemaire, Errera, Neumayer, and other protected channels are also planned.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue the exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: Corinthian

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

Description: This private yacht-like cruise ship accommodates only 100 guests in 50 suites.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 4,077 Overall Length: 290 feet Beam: 50 feet Draft: 12 feet Flag Malta

Contact info:
132 East 70th Street,
New York ,, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com/

Room amenities: All accommodations aboard the Corinthian are suites. And include a bedroom with two twin-sized beds or one queen sized bed, sitting area, mini bar, VCR/DVD/CD player, color TV, Marble appointed bathroom with spacious shower and other amenities.

Facility amenities: Public facilities include a restaurant tha accomodates guests at a single, unassigned seating, two lounges, expansive library with Internet access, state-of-the-art gym/spa, beauty salon, boutique,Jacuzzi, hospital and ample deck areas for sunbathing and relaxing.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Monday, December 23 - Antarctic Peninsula & Islands
Breakfast: Breakfast onboard

Morning: Continue discovering the Antarctic Peninsula.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue exploring the Antarctic Peninsula.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: Corinthian

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

Description: This private yacht-like cruise ship accommodates only 100 guests in 50 suites.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 4,077 Overall Length: 290 feet Beam: 50 feet Draft: 12 feet Flag Malta

Contact info:
132 East 70th Street,
New York ,, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com/

Room amenities: All accommodations aboard the Corinthian are suites. And include a bedroom with two twin-sized beds or one queen sized bed, sitting area, mini bar, VCR/DVD/CD player, color TV, Marble appointed bathroom with spacious shower and other amenities.

Facility amenities: Public facilities include a restaurant tha accomodates guests at a single, unassigned seating, two lounges, expansive library with Internet access, state-of-the-art gym/spa, beauty salon, boutique,Jacuzzi, hospital and ample deck areas for sunbathing and relaxing.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Tuesday, December 24 - Antarctic Peninsula & Islands
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Continue exploring and viewing the wildlife on the Antarctic Peninsula and its islands.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue the excursion of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: Corinthian

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

Description: This private yacht-like cruise ship accommodates only 100 guests in 50 suites.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 4,077 Overall Length: 290 feet Beam: 50 feet Draft: 12 feet Flag Malta

Contact info:
132 East 70th Street,
New York ,, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com/

Room amenities: All accommodations aboard the Corinthian are suites. And include a bedroom with two twin-sized beds or one queen sized bed, sitting area, mini bar, VCR/DVD/CD player, color TV, Marble appointed bathroom with spacious shower and other amenities.

Facility amenities: Public facilities include a restaurant tha accomodates guests at a single, unassigned seating, two lounges, expansive library with Internet access, state-of-the-art gym/spa, beauty salon, boutique,Jacuzzi, hospital and ample deck areas for sunbathing and relaxing.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Wednesday, December 25 - Antarctic Peninsula & Islands
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Continue discovering the Antarctic Peninsula.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue discovering the Antarctic Peninsula.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: Corinthian

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

Description: This private yacht-like cruise ship accommodates only 100 guests in 50 suites.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 4,077 Overall Length: 290 feet Beam: 50 feet Draft: 12 feet Flag Malta

Contact info:
132 East 70th Street,
New York ,, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com/

Room amenities: All accommodations aboard the Corinthian are suites. And include a bedroom with two twin-sized beds or one queen sized bed, sitting area, mini bar, VCR/DVD/CD player, color TV, Marble appointed bathroom with spacious shower and other amenities.

Facility amenities: Public facilities include a restaurant tha accomodates guests at a single, unassigned seating, two lounges, expansive library with Internet access, state-of-the-art gym/spa, beauty salon, boutique,Jacuzzi, hospital and ample deck areas for sunbathing and relaxing.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Thursday, December 26 - Antarctic Peninsula & Islands
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Continue discovering & viewing the wildlife of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue with the excursion of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: Corinthian

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

Description: This private yacht-like cruise ship accommodates only 100 guests in 50 suites.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 4,077 Overall Length: 290 feet Beam: 50 feet Draft: 12 feet Flag Malta

Contact info:
132 East 70th Street,
New York ,, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com/

Room amenities: All accommodations aboard the Corinthian are suites. And include a bedroom with two twin-sized beds or one queen sized bed, sitting area, mini bar, VCR/DVD/CD player, color TV, Marble appointed bathroom with spacious shower and other amenities.

Facility amenities: Public facilities include a restaurant tha accomodates guests at a single, unassigned seating, two lounges, expansive library with Internet access, state-of-the-art gym/spa, beauty salon, boutique,Jacuzzi, hospital and ample deck areas for sunbathing and relaxing.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Friday, December 27 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Whale-watch and enjoy lectures and the ship's amenities as you make the 600-mile return trip to Ushuaia.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Shiboard activities and lecture program continue.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: Corinthian

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

Description: This private yacht-like cruise ship accommodates only 100 guests in 50 suites.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 4,077 Overall Length: 290 feet Beam: 50 feet Draft: 12 feet Flag Malta

Contact info:
132 East 70th Street,
New York ,, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com/

Room amenities: All accommodations aboard the Corinthian are suites. And include a bedroom with two twin-sized beds or one queen sized bed, sitting area, mini bar, VCR/DVD/CD player, color TV, Marble appointed bathroom with spacious shower and other amenities.

Facility amenities: Public facilities include a restaurant tha accomodates guests at a single, unassigned seating, two lounges, expansive library with Internet access, state-of-the-art gym/spa, beauty salon, boutique,Jacuzzi, hospital and ample deck areas for sunbathing and relaxing.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Saturday, December 28 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Spend the day at sea cruising towards Ushuaia, Argentina; educational program of lectures or discussions by accompanying guest lecturers offered.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Shipboard activities and lectures continue

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: Corinthian

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Thirteen: Sunday, December 29 - Ushuaia / Disembark / Fly to U.S.
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Disembark in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport.

Meals Included: Breakfast
Day Fourteen: Monday, December 30 - Arrive to the U.S.
In Transit: Overnight flights from Ushuaia arrive in the U.S.


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