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Program #21221RJ
23 Days | 22 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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.
Elevation Note
11,000 ft Cusco, Peru/12,330 ft Chincheros, Peru.

Itinerary for Apr 15 — May 7, 2015

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Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: The hotel has is located in heart of Miraflores, one of the upscale districts of the city of Lima. The hotel is within a short distance of shopping areas, gardens, parks and beaches.

Ship Information: Not applicable.

Contact info:
Av. La Paz 463
Miraflores
Lima, Peru
phone: +51 12 134 300
web: www.casa-andina.com/peru_hotels/miraflores_hotel-2-1-16.phtm

Room amenities: 148 rooms with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi Internet access, hair dryer, cable television, telephone, in-room safety deposit box. Most rooms are non-smoking.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, coffee shop, wireless Internet access, business center, ATM, shop, laundry service, airport transfer service, heated swimming pool, spa, gymnasium and beauty salon.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Subject to availability.
Type of accommodations and rates are subject to hotel availability. Please contact the program provider at 1-800-866-7111 or roadscholarprograms@holbrooktravel.com for assistance in booking additional nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Wednesday, April 15 - Depart U.S./Arrive to Lima, Peru - Immigrat...
Depart U.S./Arrive to Lima, Peru -
Immigration & Customs Procedures/Transfer to Hotel.


Arrive To: Arrivals at Lima's Jorge Chávez International Airport.

Proceed through Immigrations, Baggage Claim, and Customs. After exiting the restricted arrivals area, participants should look for the Road Scholar representative who will be holding a Road Scholar sign (only applies to group flights).

Transfer to the hotel and check-in, followed by time at leisure.

Please note that this is an international travel day; no meals or program activities are scheduled on this day. Hotel check-in usually begins at 3:00 p.m.


Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Casa Andina Private Collection - Miraflores

Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: The hotel has is located in heart of Miraflores, one of the upscale districts of the city of Lima. The hotel is within a short distance of shopping areas, gardens, parks and beaches.

Ship Information: Not applicable.

Contact info:
Av. La Paz 463
Miraflores
Lima, Peru
phone: +51 12 134 300
web: www.casa-andina.com/peru_hotels/miraflores_hotel-2-1-16.phtm

Room amenities: 148 rooms with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi Internet access, hair dryer, cable television, telephone, in-room safety deposit box. Most rooms are non-smoking.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, coffee shop, wireless Internet access, business center, ATM, shop, laundry service, airport transfer service, heated swimming pool, spa, gymnasium and beauty salon.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Subject to availability.
Type of accommodations and rates are subject to hotel availability. Please contact the program provider at 1-800-866-7111 or roadscholarprograms@holbrooktravel.com for assistance in booking additional nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Thursday, April 16 - Lima - Lima City Orientation and Archaeolog...
Breakfast: At the hotel restaurant.


Morning: Orientation to the program.

Lecture: Overview & Diversity of Peru.

Field trip to the Archaeological Museum.

This is Peru’s oldest and largest state museum. It is housed in an old colonial mansion on Plaza Bolivar, in the Pueblo Libre District of Lima. The museum displays a large collection of ceramics, textiles, sculptures, and ancient Peruvian metals dating back to pre-Hispanic times. Some notable pieces in this collection include the Raimondi Stela and Tello Obelisk. Another portion of the exhibits focuses on the country’s colonial and Republican periods.


Lunch: At local restaurant.


Afternoon: Walking orientation through the historic section of Lima, including a visit to the Cathedral.

The most important church in any town in Peru is usually called La Catedral (Cathedral). In the case of Lima, La Catedral is also the most important church in all of Peru. This beautiful colonial building in the Plaza de las Armas presumably houses the remains of Francisco Pizarro—whether the bones are authentic or not is a matter of conjecture.

Return to the hotel.


Dinner: At the hotel restaurant.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Casa Andina Private Collection - Miraflores

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel provides comfortable lodging in attractive, chalet-style accommodations with panoramic views of the Andes. Visitors will surely enjoy the many amenities available, including a full service Spa and a planetarium. Casa Andina Valle Sagrado's location, between Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, makes it a great starting point for local explorations within the valley.

Ship Information: Not applicable.

Contact info:
5to Paradero
Yanahuara, Peru
phone: +51-84-984765501
web: www.casa-andina.com

Room amenities: The cozy rooms are decorated with local touches and feature white stone walls and wood-beam ceilings. All rooms have safety deposit boxes, coffee maker with supplies, and private bathrooms with tubs and hairdryers. Rooms have balconies or sitting areas that are perfect for enjoying views of the hotel gardens and the Sacred Valley.

Facility amenities: Full-service Spa, planetarium and observatory, gourmet restaurant, bar, billiards/game room, TV lounge, meeting facilities and banquet room, free Wi-Fi Internet access, Internet centers, room service, gift shops, crafts exhibition/market featuring local artisans, laundry service, Globalnet ATM machine, taxi service (to Cusco & Valley points of interest), and 24 hr front desk.

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


Day Three: Friday, April 17 - Yucay (Sacred Valley) - Korikancha / Awanaka...
Yucay (Sacred Valley) -
Korikancha / Awanakancha Alpaca Center/Pisac Market.


Breakfast: At the hotel restaurant.


Morning: Transfer to the airport.
Flight to Cusco.

Arrive in Cusco and enjoy a visit to Koricancha before transferring to Yucay in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Koricancha, also spelled Qorikancha, is an important Inca temple located in downtown Cusco. Built in honor of their sun god, Inti, the site was once an important religious center. Conquistadors reported that the temple originally held a statue of the sun, made of gold weighing approximately two tons and inlayed with gems. The structure was built with enormous boulders and is considered one of the most outstanding examples of this type of Inca construction. Unfortunately, very little remains of this architectural wonder since the Spaniards did their best to destroy it during their conquest of Cusco. The grand, Baroque church known as Santo Domingo was built on Koricancha’s foundations and came to be viewed by the Spanish as a symbol of Christian triumph over heathen religion.

Transfer to Yucay (Sacred Valley). En-route excursion to the Awanakancha Alpaca Center.

The Awankancha Alpaca Center is a living museum where visitors can see llamas, alpacas and vicuna. A demonstration will show how the wool from these South American animals is used to make woven textiles.


Lunch: Enjoy lunch en route.

Afternoon: Excursion to Pisac Market.

The Pisac Market dates back to the ancient Peruvian days when people in the highlands depended on trade. The traditional produce market is held on Sundays, when natives come to trade vegetables, herbs and potatoes for other goods like matches, oranges and medicines. During other days of the week, the town hosts a handicrafts market where all nature of locally made crafts can be seen on display.

Arrive at your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at your leisure to rest and relax.

Lecture: Inca Culture & the Lost City of Machu Picchu.


Dinner: At the hotel restaurant.


Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Casa Andina Private Collection - Valle Sagrado

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel is tucked away deep in the lush Andean cloud forest near the sacred Machu Picchu ruins. Meandering stone pathways connect the property's attractive whitewashed cottages, creating the appearance of a small village. Flourishing vegetation provides privacy between buildings, inspiring a feeling of solitude and tranquility.

Ship Information: Not applicable.

Contact info:
Machu Picchu Km. 110 on the railroad line, Aguas Calientes
Aguas Calientes, Peru
phone: +51-84-211122
web: www.inkaterra.com/en/machu-picchu/services

Room amenities: All rooms have terracota tiled floors, heating, telephone, and private bathroom with hot water.

Facility amenities: Concierge, restaurant, café, bar, chapel, swimming pool (fed by local spring), gift shop, gardens, Spa, and spacious lounge with fireplace, sofas and good selection of books.

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


Day Four: Saturday, April 18 - Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes) – Field Trip ...
Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes) –
Field Trip to UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Note: There is a weight limit of 11 pounds for luggage on the Peru Rail transfer to Machu Picchu. Plan to pack an overnight bag for one night in the Machu Picchu area.This bag must weigh no more than 11 pounds and measure no more than 62 inches /157 cm (length, plus height, plus width). Excess luggage can be left with the driver and vehicle, and will be secured until your return to Cuzco.

Breakfast: At the hotel restaurant.


Morning: Scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu. The train's path follows the Urubamba River and affords tantalizing glimpses of the snow-capped Andes.

Disembark at the Aguas Calientes train station and continue with a bus transfer to the Machu Picchu Ruins. In order to reach the mountaintop ruins, buses have to negotiate a steep road with a series of switchbacks. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes.


Lunch: Lunch at local restaurant near the ruins.


Afternoon: Full afternoon guided field trip in and around Machu Picchu ruins.

This ancient Inca city was rediscovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, a Yale graduate and U.S. senator fascinated with Inca archaeology. Bingham found Machu Picchu, with the help of a local farmer who knew about the ruins, while searching for Vilcabamba and Vitcos. He hypothesized that the site was a "citadel," existing for strategic and defense purposes. He also speculated that the site was a refuge for Cusco's Virgins of the Sun, based upon the finding of skulls there, although not scientifically classified as female. Breakthroughs in archaeology since 1985 have, taken as a whole, supported the emerging view of Machu Picchu as a ceremonial and administrative center for a very populous region. Machu Picchu was built, flourished, and fell into demise within a period of 100 years.

Transfer by bus back to Aguas Calientes and go to your hotel.


Dinner: On your own for a chance to explore local fare.


Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Machu Picchu Pueblo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Converted from a beautiful 18th century colonial house, with 5 stately courtyards, and featuring their restaurant "Alma" with creative, regional cuisine. The hotel is located 3 blocks away from Cusco’s main square.

Contact info:
Plazoleta de Limacpampa Chico 473
Cusco, Peru
phone: +51-84-232610
web: www.casa-andina.com

Room amenities: 100 rooms with heat, cable television, safe deposit box, direct-dial telephone, coffee making facility and private bathroom with hairdryer. Oxygen available upon request.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar, Wi-Fi Internet access, PC with internet access, laundry service, room service, medical assistance and currency exchange.

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


Day Five: Sunday, April 19 - Cusco - Orientation to Aguas Calientes/Trai...
Cusco -
Orientation to Aguas Calientes/Train and Bus to Cusco/Chincheros Town and Weaving Cooperative.


Breakfast: At the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Guided excursion around the town of Aguas Calientes. Visit the local market.

Participants who wish to revisit Machu Picchu are welcome to skip the town excursion and spend the morning at the ruins (at own expense--entrance fee is not included). Please note that the number of visitors to Machu Picchu is strictly regulated and tickets must be purchased in advance (tickets are no longer sold on site). Please contact the program coordinator for more information.

Transfer to the train station and board a late morning train back to Ollantaytambo Station.

Disembark at Ollantaytambo Station in time for lunch.


Lunch: At local restaurant in Ollantaytambo town.


Afternoon: Begin bus transfer to Cusco.

En route to Cusco, enjoy a field trip to the town of Chincheros including a visit to a weaving cooperative, where you will meet with locals and learn about the weaving styles and techniques.

Weaving is a way of life in Chincheros, as important for preserving ancient traditions as it is for earning a livelihood. Located in the Peruvian Andes on the Inca road between Cusco and Machu Picchu, Chincheros was an early Inca center built by emperor Tupa Inca as his country estate. During Inca reign, textiles were woven and offered to mark special occasions, from peace treaties and sacrifices to marriage ceremonies and puberty rites. In Chincheros, children grow up playing with their mother’s spindle and loom. By age six or seven, most children learn to weave by watching their elders. They begin by weaving jakimas, or narrow ribbons, before moving on to more complicated pieces.

Arrive in Cusco and check-in at hotel.


Dinner: At the hotel restaurant.


Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Casa Andina Private Collection – Cusco

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Converted from a beautiful 18th century colonial house, with 5 stately courtyards, and featuring their restaurant "Alma" with creative, regional cuisine. The hotel is located 3 blocks away from Cusco’s main square.

Contact info:
Plazoleta de Limacpampa Chico 473
Cusco, Peru
phone: +51-84-232610
web: www.casa-andina.com

Room amenities: 100 rooms with heat, cable television, safe deposit box, direct-dial telephone, coffee making facility and private bathroom with hairdryer. Oxygen available upon request.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar, Wi-Fi Internet access, PC with internet access, laundry service, room service, medical assistance and currency exchange.

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


Day Six: Monday, April 20 - Cusco - Sacsayhuaman Ruins/Colonial Cusco/An...
Breakfast: At the hotel restaurant.


Morning: Field trip to the Sacsayhuaman Ruins.

The fortress of Sacsayhuaman forms the head of the Puma design of old Cusco. It is a wonder of technical achievement and a testament to human will. It is a mystery how it was constructed, since the stones are not found in the region, and most of the blocks weigh more than a ton. The largest rock weighs more than 300 tons. Sacsayhuaman is constructed of huge polygonal blocks which interlock with one another. The stones are so precisely placed that a knife blade cannot be inserted between them.

Excursion through the city of Cusco.

The center of Cusco is a history lesson. Modern and colonial buildings are built on top of Inca foundations, and colonial churches dominate the central square.

Lunch: At a café in the main plaza where you can enjoy the colonial architecture of the city.


Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure.

Pre-dinner presentation by local expert on the history of Inca and Andean musical instruments.


Dinner: At a local restaurant.


Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Casa Andina Private Collection – Cusco

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

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

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

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Tuesday, April 21 - Cusco to Lima & Start Cruise- Fly Back to L...
Cusco to Lima & Start Cruise-
Fly Back to Lima/Larco Herrera Museum/Embark Ship.


Breakfast: At the hotel restaurant.


Morning: Transfer to the airport for flight to Lima.

Arrive in Lima and transfer to the Larco Herrera Museum.

An 18th century mansion in the Pueblo Libre District of Lima houses one of Peru’s most important museums. The privately funded museum holds one of the world’s largest collections of Peruvian pre-Colombian artifacts, and showcases pieces from lesser known cultures such as the Moche, Chimú, and Nazca, as well as the famous Inca. Its name honors the founder’s father, Don Rafael Larco Herrera, a well-known collector of pre-Columbian artifacts and archeology aficionado. The museum has 6 exhibit halls, 11 storage rooms, a vault for gold and silver exhibits, a terrace with large stone displays, a garden and patio.

Lecture at the museum – Introduction to Northern Civilizations of Peru.


Lunch: Lunch at the museum.


Afternoon: Transfer to the port to board the ship and begin your cruise.


Dinner: On board the ship.


Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

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

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Wednesday, April 22 - Salaverry, Peru - Sun and Moon Temples/Museo...
Salaverry, Peru -
Sun and Moon Temples/Museo Huacas de Moche/Chan Chan Ruins/Hunchaco Village.


Breakfast: On board the ship.


Morning: Field trip to view the Temples of the Sun and the Moon, with site lecture and a visit to the Museo Huacas de Moche.

Although the original names of these Moche monuments are not known, they have been called the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon. They rise impressively against the backdrop of the imposing Cerro Blanco. The Pyramid of the Sun is the single largest adobe structure in the Americas, although two thirds of it was washed away when treasure hunters diverted the Moche River to aid in plundering the pyramid.

The Museo Huacas de Moche, part of the Temples of the Sun and Moon complex, was inaugurated with much fanfare in 2010. The modern museum has archaeological artifacts and interactive displays that provide visitors with detailed information about the huaca complex and its historical importance. The exhibits also offer interesting insights into the life and religious beliefs of the people who once inhabited the region.

Orientation to the city of Trujilo.

Trujillo is one of Peru's most important cities and is known across the country as a cultural and educational hub. Before its modern incarnation, the site of Trujillo was the center of the Chimu culture, the second largest native empire in the Western Hemisphere.


Lunch: At local restaurant.


Afternoon: Time at leisure to explore the village of Huanchaco.

Huanchaco is a small fishing village near Trujillo. The ancient art of making totora reed kayaks, or caballitos, is still preserved here. Local fishermen still use them daily to fish. It is common to see men out at sea, paddling on their caballitos, while rows of totora boats are propped up to dry along the beach.

Field trip to Chan Chan ruins, with site lecture.

The adobe city of Chan Chan was the capital of the Chimu empire. The ruins represent the largest adobe city in the world. It is estimated that Chan Chan once supported a population of 80,000.

Return to the ship.


Dinner: On board the ship.


Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

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

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

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

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Thursday, April 23 - Day at Sea - Cruising the Pacific Ocean/Ship...
Breakfast: On board the ship.


Morning: Take advantage of your time at sea to read about your up and coming ports of call, make use of the ship's amenities, or just lounge on a deck chair and enjoy the invigorating sea air.

Lunch: On board the ship.


Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure to participate in a broad choice of activities, including the ship's special guest speaker series (these are announced in the daily program once onboard the ship).

Dinner: On board the ship.


Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

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

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

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

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Friday, April 24 - Manta, Ecuador – Archaeological Museum/Visit to a...
Breakfast: On board the ship.


Morning: Disembark at Manta Port.

Visit the archaeological museum and stop at a local hacienda.

While at the hacienda, see and learn about Ecuador's unique tagua nut, known by many as "vegetable ivory." When carved, the tagua nut bears a remarkable resemblance to ivory. Conclude your visit at the hacienda with a look at the farming of cacao and the production of high quality cocoa.

At the Montecristi Village, located just outside of Manta, we will learn about the making of Panama hats (a misnomer since the hats originated in Ecuador). See how the toquilla straw is carefully selected, processed, and then expertly woven to create the iconic hat.


Lunch: Enjoy a typical country lunch at the hacienda.


Afternoon: Transfer back to Manta with a scenic drive by the local shipyard and fish market.

Return to the ship.


Dinner: On board the ship.


Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

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

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

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

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Saturday, April 25 - Day at Sea - Cruising the Pacific Ocean/Lect...
Day at Sea -
Cruising the Pacific Ocean/Lecture/Shipboard Activities.


Breakfast: On board the ship.


Morning: Time at leisure to enjoy shipboard activities.


Lunch: On board the ship.


Afternoon: Lecture: The Concept of a Canal from Dreams to Reality. Opportunity for group discussion after the lecture.


Dinner: On board the ship.


Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

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

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

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

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Sunday, April 26 - Panama Canal, Panama - Transiting the Panama...
Arrive To: On board the ship.


Morning: Enjoy a full day transiting the Panama Canal.

Sail into the Panama Canal through its Pacific entrance, just outside Flamenco Island. A Panama Canal pilot will come onboard to guide the ship through the various locks. During the transit the ship will pass through the Miraflores Locks, Pedro Miguel Locks, Gailard Cut, Gamboa, and Gatun Lake before exiting into the Atlantic.


Lunch: On board the ship.


Afternoon: Full day transit through the Canal.


Dinner: On board the ship.


Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

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

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Monday, April 27 - Puerto Limon, Costa Rica - A Look at Costa R...
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica -
A Look at Costa Rican Agriculture/Pineapple Plantation/Heliconia and Tropical Plant Farm.


Breakfast: On board the ship.


Morning: Disembark and enjoy a lecture while transferring from the coast to the rich agricultural farm lands to examine the operations of a typical pineapple plantation.

Travel onward to a local heliconia and tropical plant farm for a site lecture on some of the most beautiful tropical plants of Costa Rica.



Lunch: At a local restaurant.


Afternoon: Return to the pier and board the ship.

Free time to enjoy ship amenities.


Dinner: On board the ship.


Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

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

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

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

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Fourteen: Tuesday, April 28 - Day at Sea - Cruising the Caribbean Sea.
Breakfast: On board the ship.


Morning: Time at leisure to enjoy shipboard activities.


Lunch: On board the ship.


Afternoon: Lecture: A Political and Economic Overview of Central America. Opportunity for group discussion after the lecture.


Afternoon: On board the ship.


Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

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

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Fifteen: Wednesday, April 29 - Santo Tomas, Guatemala - Quirigua UNESCO Wor...
Note: Items to bring: binoculars, camera, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen, rain poncho, good walking shoes, and water bottle. Average daytime temps 88-90F and average humidity 75-82%. More rain from Jun-Nov.

Breakfast: On board the ship.


Morning: Disembark at Santo Tomas and transfer to the nearby Mayan ruins at Quirigua.

The Mayan ruins that comprise Quirigua’s Archaeological Park occupy an area of 34 hectares in Guatemala’s eastern Department of Izabal. Quirigua’s outstanding monuments and sculptures, as well as its artistic influence on Maya sites in nearby Honduras and Belize, led to its nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981 The city reached its apogee during the reign of Cauac Sky (723-784 AD) when it emerged as the capital of a wealthy and autonomous Maya state. It was at this time that Quirigua’s layout was redesigned and the city rebuilt in an effort to reflect its newfound importance as a royal residence and administrative center. The elaborate constructions of this period can be seen in and around the city’s Great Plaza, Ceremonial Plaza, and Plaza of the Temple. Intricately carved sandstone monuments, known as stelae, contain hieroglyphic writings that document Quirigua’s important historical and celestial events and provide important insight into the lives and culture of the people who once inhabited the area.


Lunch: At a local restaurant.


Afternoon: Time at leisure.
Return to the ship.


Dinner: On board the ship.


Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

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

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

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

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Sixteen: Thursday, April 30 - Roatan, Honduras - Carambola Botanical Garde...
Roatan, Honduras -
Carambola Botanical Gardens/Reef Ecology and Snorkeling at West Bay.


Note: Snorkeling equipment will be provided. Avid snorkelers sometimes prefer to bring their own mask and snorkel in order to ensure a perfect fit.

Breakfast: On board the ship.


Morning: Disembark at Roatan, the largest island in the Bay Islands archipelago. Once favored by pirates, then controlled by the British, the island is now a preferred destination for divers and romantics. It has a mountainous backbone, is surrounded by coral reef, and boasts some of the best snorkeling and diving in the hemisphere.

A short, 20-minute drive by air conditioned bus will take us to the beautiful Carambola Botanical Gardens. Listen to a lecture on the history of fruit commerce between Roatan and New Orleans before enjoying a guided walk on the botanical garden's trails.


Lunch: At a local restaurant.


Afternoon: After lunch, transfer to West Bay.

A lecture on reef ecology, plus an overview of snorkeling procedures will prepare us for a guided exploration of Roatan's beautiful coral reefs.

Return to the ship.

Recap and orientation for the next day.


Dinner: On board the ship.


Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

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

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

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

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Seventeen: Friday, May 01 - Cozumel, Mexico - Ferry to Playa del Carmen/...
Breakfast: On board the ship.
Morning: Disembark in Cozumel and board a ferry to Playa del Carmen.

From Playa del Carmen, transfer to Tulum. Admire and study the ancient Maya ruins of Tulum during walking explorations of the archaeological site.

Although the ruins at Tulum lack the grandeur of Chichén Itzá and Cobá, its setting is breathtaking. Situated on a cliff, overlooking the azure waters of the Caribbean, the Tulum ruins are a popular destination for travelers to the Yucatán.

Despite having been built sometime during the Early Classic Period (250-600), the walled city of Tulum did not gain true importance until the Late Post Classic Period (1200-1530). When the Spaniards arrived in the early sixteenth century, Tulum still operated as an important trading port. It is believed to be one of the last cities of the Mayan world to be abandoned after Spain's conquest.


Lunch: At a local restaurant at Playa del Carmen.


Afternoon: Time at leisure to explore Playa del Carmen.

Take the ferry back to Cozumel and board the ship.
.

Dinner: On board the ship.


Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

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

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

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

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eighteen: Saturday, May 02 - Day at Sea - Cruising the Straits of Florida...
Breakfast: On board the ship.


Morning: Lecture: Cultural and Natural Wonders of the Coast and Caribbean. Opportunity for a post-lecture group discussion.


Lunch: On board the ship.


Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure to enjoy ship amenities.


Dinner: On board the ship.


Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

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

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

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

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Nineteen: Sunday, May 03 - Miami, Florida - Downtown Miami/Coral Gables...
Miami, Florida -
Downtown Miami/Coral Gables/Little Havana/the Art Deco District.


Breakfast: On board the ship.


Morning: Disembark for a day of explorations in Miami. As we begin our orientation of the city, we will enjoy a visit to the downtown area and bayside shops before continuing to the Miami Banking Center on Brickwell Ave. Visit the Coconut Grove area and drive through Grand Avenue to learn about the history of this community.

Explore Coral Gables’ beautiful downtown and Miracle Mile. Find out the story behind the founding and development of this Miami suburb in the 1920s by real estate developer George Merrick. Learn about the Mediterranean Revival and City Beautiful Movements and what influence they had on Merrick’s vision.

A stop at a local bakery will give us the opportunity to sample some great Cuban espresso and pastries, before we head out to the Fairchild Botanical Garden for an exploration of the facility.


Lunch: Boxed lunch at the botanical garden.


Afternoon: After lunch, we will board the bus and head east to Little Havana, the Designer District, and Julia Tuttle Causeway before entering Miami Beach. Uncover the history of Miami Beach’s Art Deco District and admire the iconic pastel-colored buildings that line its beachfront.

Schedule permitting, enjoy a little bit of free time to explore the area on your own before boarding the coach and heading back to the ship.

En route to the port, enjoy views of the Arthur Godfrey Causeway and learn how Palm, Star, and Hibiscus Islands were formed and developed into exclusive residential areas.

Embark on the ship.


Dinner: On board the ship.


Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

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

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

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

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Twenty: Monday, May 04 - Port Canaveral, Florida - Kennedy Space Cent...
Breakfast: On board the ship.


Morning: Disembark and transfer to the Kennedy Space Center. Enjoy a full day of activities starting with a guided walk through the Welcome Center and into the park. You will have the opportunity to see a retired space shuttle and walk through history in the rock garden. If you are the adventurous sort, you can even try the "shuttle experience simulator" ride.


Lunch: At the center. Enjoy lunch with an astronaut for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet a veteran member of NASA's Astronaut Corps.


Afternoon: In the afternoon, spend time exploring the Apollo/Saturn V Center. The spacious facility features a real Saturn V rocket and memorabilia that help to bring the historic Apollo program to life. The center is a tribute to the astronauts and complex machinery that made moon landing a reality.

Transfer back to port and embark on the ship.


Dinner: On board the ship.


Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

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

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

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

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Twenty One: Tuesday, May 05 - Charleston, U.S. - Boone Hall Plantation/Hist...
Breakfast: On board the ship.


Morning: Disembark and transfer to historic Boone Hall Plantation. Journey back in time to the Old South as you drive down live oak-lined roads leading to the grand plantation house. Learn about daily life on a southern plantation and discuss the social and economic impact of large plantations in South Carolina.

Delve into the history of Boone Hall Plantation and its evolution through several owners since 1681. View the nine remaining slave cabins and the exhibits inside each. Discover how slaves grew food and used herbal remedies in their everyday lives. Discuss the task vs. gang systems used by overseers of the plantations. Learn the many factors that shaped the economy of the "Old South" and the nation.

Learn about the Gullah-- their origin, culture, and English-based creole during a visit to the Gullah Theatre. Enjoy a live presentation of this unique culture adapted by African slaves.

Enjoy a self-guided garden tour to admire and learn about the various plants, flowers, and trees currently growing in the beautiful gardens on the front lawn. One of the garden's highlights is its collection of antique roses that are over 100 years old!


Lunch: Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant featuring Lowcountry cuisine.


Afternoon: After lunch embark on a field trip to historic Charleston. Explore the historic district as well as the Battery, Citadel, and Four Corners of Law.

Late in the afternoon, participants will be dropped off in front of the City Market Place for independent explorations.

Return to the ship.


Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

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

Description: Marina is a mid-size cruise ship capable of accommodating up to 1,258 passengers in 625 comfortable cabins.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2011 Year Entered Present Fleet: 2011 Country of Registry: Marshall Islands Tonnage (GRT): 66,084 Guests: 1,258 Passenger Decks: 11 Number of Crew: 800 Officers' Nationality: European Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

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

Room amenities: Cabin sizes and layout vary based on ship category. Room amenities include toiletries, hair dryer, minibar/refrigerator, nightly turndown service, private safe, television, and direct dial phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café/coffee bar, card room, casino, classes and workshops, show lounge, beauty salon, business services, butler service, concierge desk, culinary arts center, dry cleaning/laundry, duty-free shops, elevators, infirmary/medical center, fitness center, fitness instruction and/or group fitness classes, full service spa, heated pool, jogging track, massage room, outdoor swiming pool(s), shuffleboard, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service. Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship for an additional cost. All suites include a wireless laptop for guests' convenience. Designated smoking areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated smoking areas.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Twenty Two: Wednesday, May 06 - Day at Sea - Shipboard Activities/Farewell D...
Breakfast: On board the ship.


Morning: Morning at leisure to participate in a broad choice of activities, including the ship's special guest speaker series (these are announced in the daily program once onboard the ship).


Lunch: On board the ship.


Afternoon: Free time to enjoy ship amenities.


Dinner: Farewell dinner on board the ship.


Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Marina - Oceania Cruises

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Twenty Three: Thursday, May 07 - Arrive in New York/Disembark.
Note: Departure flights should not be any earlier than noon to provide enough time for disembarkation and transfer to the airport.

Arrive To: Arrive in New York and dock.

Disembark in New York.


Breakfast: On board the ship.


Meals Included: Breakfast

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60 meals: 21 breakfasts, 21 lunches, 18 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
24 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Flights during the program

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