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Program #20769RJ
19 Days | 18 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Feb 22 — Mar 12, 2013

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Day One: Friday, February 22 - Departures
Depart From: Flights depart the US

Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: Location: Stay in Foz do Iguacu, just a short drive to Bird Park and Tancredo Neves Bridge. Features: Enjoy an array of amenities at this smoke-free hotel like 3 restaurants, a golf course, and an outdoor pool. Perks: Free Wi-Fi and free valet parking are available, and a free continental breakfast is served daily. Family: Bring the family and take advantage of miniature golf, a children's pool, and childcare. Rooms: Make yourself at home in one of 195 guestrooms, all with free Wi-Fi, balconies, and cable TV.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Av.Das Cataratas
6845 Foz do Iguazu
Foz do Iguazu, 85853 Brazil
phone: 866-539-0036
Room amenities: Blackout drapes/curtains Complimentary toiletries Cribs/infant beds available Daily housekeeping Electronic/magnetic keys Hair dryer Handheld showerhead In-room safe Private bathroom Shower only Access via exterior corridors Air conditioning Balcony Cable television service Courtyard view Free Wi-Fi Garden view Hypo-allergenic bedding available Lake view Minibar Multi-line phone Pool view Rainfall showerhead Wake-up calls .

Facility amenities: Beach/pool umbrellas Garden Picnic area Pool table Shopping on site Smoke-free property Suitable for children Swimming pool - children's Swimming pool - outdoor Television in lobby Air-conditioned public areas Billiards Coffee shop or café Free valet parking Free Wi-Fi Golf course on site Luggage storage Number of floors - 2 Number of restaurants - 3 Number of spa tubs - 7 Total number of rooms - 195 Tours/ticket assistance .

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Contact PD

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Saturday, February 23 - Arrivals / Iguazu Falls
Arrive To: Flights arrive in Iguazu Falls, Brazil. Transfer to the hotel.

Afternoon: Field Trip "The Bird Park": The Bird Park at Iguazu Falls combines eco-tourism and preservation. Walk through a trail in native woods with an opportunity to spot more than 900 tropical birds of 150 species. This uniqe park allows visitors to get in the aviaries and get close to the birds. Among other attractions, there is a butterfly cage, a hummingbird aviary, and a reptile sector.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at the hotel

Lodging: Iguassu Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Just where 2 rivers and 3 countries meet...With its unique location, just a few metres from the Hito Tres Fronteras, Amerian Portal del Iguazú Hotel has a stunning view of the joint of the Iguazú and Paraná rivers.. Originally, it was at this point where the outstanding waterfalls were formed but due to an eruption occurred millions of years ago, the waterfalls went backwards to their current position. Therefore, the Hotel is considered to be positioned at a good energy point

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Av. Tres Fronteras 780 y Av Eduardo Arrabal
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
phone: +03757498200
web: http://www.portaldeliguazu.com/eng

Room amenities: Disability accessible rooms. Air conditioned rooms and LCD 32 inch TV by cable. WiFi internet access. Mini Bar and Room Service. Laundry service. Dressing gowns in all categories. Safety deposit box. Carpet and natural wooden floors. Bathtubs

Facility amenities: Business Centre with wireless internet access and a reading room Outdoor lap swimming pool and solarium. Indoor heated lap pool. Spa View details Gymnasium. La Misión Restaurant. View details Regional Lobby Bar. Tango thematic Bar. Meetings and events rooms.View details Outdoor BBQ close to the pool. View details Tennis court and football pitch. Free Wi-Fi access in all rooms. IDD/ NDD. Smoking areas. Playroom. Playground, Wii and PlayStation. Vegetable garden and nursery. Transfers.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Sunday, February 24 - Iguazu Falls
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Check out of the hotel, and join your guide for an exploration of the Brazilian side of the falls.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restuarant

Afternoon: Field Trip "The Argentine Falls": This afternoon enjoy a guided visit to the Argentine side of the falls. Following this up close view of the falls, check into the hotel for 1 night.

Dinner: At the hotel

Lodging: Hotel Amerian Portal del Iguazu

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Monday, February 25 - Iguazu Falls / Fly to Buenos Aires / Embark Ship
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Continue to explore the Argentinian side of the falls at Devil's Throat. The train brings you to the entrance of Devil's Throat as well as the upper and lower trails. The Paseo Garganta del Diablo is a 1-km long trail (0.6mi) that brings the visitor directly over the falls of the Devil's Throat, the highest and deepest of the falls.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant

Afternoon: Transfer to the airport for flights back to Buenos Aires. Embark the MV Voyager.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Tuesday, February 26 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Field Trip "Introduction to Buenos Aires": Get acquainted with Buenos Aires via the city’s major neighborhoods and attractions. Points of interest include the Main Square “Plaza de Mayo” surrounded by the “Casa Rosada” (Presidential Headquarters Office), the “Cabildo” (Colonial Town Hall) and the Cathedral. Drive through the charming streets of San Telmo and down the colorful roads of La Boca, famous for its multicolor tin houses. Later, go through elegant Barrio Norte on the way to the Recoleta Cemetery, an amazing aboveground cemetery lined with mausoleums and statues. Finally, visit Palermo and its magnificent mansions and parks.

Lunch: Lunch on own to sample the cuisine of Buenos Aires

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure to explore on your own

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: MV Voyager

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

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

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

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

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

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Wednesday, February 27 - Montevideo, Uruguay
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Field Trip "Discover Montevideo": Get an overrview of Montevideo's monuments, parks and gardens. See the Old City, Constitution Square, Colonial Town Hall, Solis Theatre, and Independence Square at the center of which stands a monument dedicated to national hero, Jose Gervasio Artigas and his Mausoleum. Drive along the main commercial street, 18 de Julio Avenue, lined with shops, cafe and office buildings. Stop in front of the Congress Building: This immense building is the pride of Uruguay. It was constructed between 1908 and 1925 with local marble of 52 colors and 12 types of wood. Visit one of the oldest parks in the city which hosts the famous sculpture La Diligencia (The Stage Coach), Monument to the last Charrua Indians. Then stop at Plaza Virgilio, with a monument dedicated to the Fallen Soldiers of the Navy.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship

Afternoon: Afternoon is free to explore Montevideo

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Thursday, February 28 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Lecture #1: "The Age of Colonization and Imperialism". Join your study leader for a lecture titled: "Colonialism: Concept and Reality". Put colonialism in a global frame as well as examining the concepts that contributed to that emergence.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship

Afternoon: The afternoon is free to explore the ship's amenities and activities

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Friday, March 01 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Lecture #2: "Portuguese Colonialism: the Molding of Brazil". The Portuguese approach to colonialism is unique and produces a colony which is distinctly different than other European colonies in the Western Hemisphere.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship

Afternoon: The afternoon is free to explore the ship's amenities and activities

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Saturday, March 02 - Santos, Brazil (Sao Paulo)
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Field Trip “Discover Sao Paulo”: This full day field trip provides the opportunity to see the most interesting parts of this dynamic city. Sao Paulo is the pulse of Brazil and nothing happens in the country that doesn't begin here. This city is Brazil’s industrial center for trade and commercialism. As Paulista are fond of saying "Sao Paolo works so the rest of Brazil can play". Departing the port at Santos, leave the coastal area for Sao Paulo. The city is located on a plateau, 2,200 feet above sea level, which is reached by crossing the Serra do Mar mountain pass. After reaching the plateau, enjoy traveling through a major industrial area before seeing some of the city's highlights such as the Ipiranga Monument erected in commemoration of Brazil’s independence, and the Pinacoteca of the state of Sao Paolo, a place dedicated to works of Brazilian art from the 19th to the 21st centuries. The Pinacoteca is a well-preserved architectural monument from the beginning of the 20th century. Classical marble columns can be seen mingled among modern brick walls. Today, the museum houses 4,000 works of Brazilian art, with emphasis in artists from Sao Paolo such as as Candido Portinari, Anita Malfatti, Victor Brecheret, Tarsila do Amaral and Di Cavalcanti. Next, enjoy a sightseeing drive through downtown Sao Paolo where you will see historic sites like the Municipal Theater, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. You will also see the Patio do Colegio where Sao Paolo was initially founded by Jesuits in 1554.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant

Afternoon: Continue your field trip: After lunch, continue your field trip with a drive through Sao Paulo's main thoroughfare, Paulista Avenue, located in the enormous Ibirapuera Park. Architect Oscar Neimeyer and landscape artist Roberto Burle Marx designed it for the city's fourth centenary in 1954. The park features such attractions as the Pioneer's Monument, the Obelisk and the Legislative Assembly building. From here, return to Santos and reboard the ship.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Sunday, March 03 - Ilhabela, Brazil
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Field Trip "Schooner Cruise to Jabaquara Beach": Step aboard a comfortable schooner and sail along the Canal de Sao Sebastiao towards the north part of the island. Along the way enjoy wonderful views of Ilhabela's beautiful beaches against the island's rugged, moutainous interior carpeted with lush rainforest. Jabaquara Beach has been virtually untouched by the hands of tourism and retains all of its pristine beauty. Enjoy time at leisure to stroll on the soft sand, swim in the blue waters or simply relax and soak up the view.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship

Afternoon: The afternoon is free to explore Ilhabela

Dinner: Dinner onboard

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Monday, March 04 - Paraty, Brazil
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Field Trip "Historical and Cultural Paraty": Paraty is a colonial town with original 18th century architecture and style. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so designated because it represents one of the world's most important examples of colonial architecture. The entire city also enjoys the status of National Monument. Explore with your guide on foot, strolling through the narrow cobblestone streets. You will appreciate the decorated walls of the old houses, and the history imparted by your guide. Visit the important landmarks such as churches, museums, the Culture Center and old houses, as well as a variety of artist workshops and galleries.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship

Afternoon: Continue exploring Paraty in the afternoon

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Tuesday, March 05 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Field Trip “The Secrets of Old Rio and Sugar Loaf”: Depart from the ship after breakfast to visit the most famous landmarks of the Rio de Janeiro, and to witness the natural beauty of the city from the top of Corcovado. After a scenic drive along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, arrive at the bottom of Corcovado. Embark on a comfortable train that ascends the mountain, where the statue of Christ the Redeemer is located 2,300 feet above sea level. The Christ statue was recently elected one of the “7 New Wonders of the World". Upon arrival at the top of Corcovado, you may use the panoramic elevators or escalators to arrive at the foot of the statue. At the feet of the famous statue of Christ, enjoy a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro and discover why it is called the "Marvelous City".

Lunch: Lunch at Confeitaria Colombo, one of the most famous delis in Rio

Afternoon: Continue your field trip: Continue on a unique walking tour revolving around the legends and stories woven around the narrow streets and old historical buildings of downtown Rio. Visit several of Rio's points of interest such as the Sao Bento Monastary, Candelaria Church, Praca XV, the "Travessa do Mercado", Imperial Palace ('Paco Imperial'), the cultural center located in the beautifully restored Banco do Brasil, the Casa Franca-Brasil, Ouvidor Street and Goncalves Dias Street with the Traditional Colombo Coffee Shop. The walk continues on down Uruguaiana Street, Carioca Square, and up to the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Wednesday, March 06 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Free day in Rio de Janeiro to explore on your own

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship, or have lunch on your own at a local restaurant

Afternoon: Free day in Rio de Janeiro to explore on your own

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: MV Voyager

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

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

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

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

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

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Fourteen: Thursday, March 07 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Lecture #3: "Spanish Colonialism: Religion and State". Spanish colonialism cannot be pulled away from the integral role of the church which played a key role in its formation and execution.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to enjoy the ship's amenities and activities

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Fifteen: Friday, March 08 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Lecture #4: "The African Diaspora: Religion and Culture". Salvador de Bahia, where you will call tomorrow, is the center of Condomble which was developed by Yoruba from what is today Nigeria.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to enjoy the ship's amenities and activities

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Sixteen: Saturday, March 09 - Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Field Trip "Historical Salvador": From the ship, drive to Farol da Barra, one of Salvador's most famous landmarks at the entrance of All Saint's Bay. After a short photo stop, drive through the residential suburbs of Barra, Vitoria and Campo Grande on the way to to the Municipal Square, offering tremendous views of the bay and lower city. The square is a gateway to Salvador's historical quarter, the famed Pelourinho. Stroll to the Sao Francisco church whos opulent interior features cedar woodcarvings covered in gold leaf: the finest example of Baroque church interior architecture in Latin America. Continue through the historical quarter on narrow cobblestone streets lined with colonial townhouses painted in pastel shades as you head toward the heart of the old town: Largo do Pelourinho.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax on board the ship or continue to explore Salvador on your own

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Seventeen: Sunday, March 10 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Lecture #5: "Imperialism: The European Centuries" In the 18th and 19th centuries the European states conquered almost the entire globe. Though the "colonies" established by that imperialism moved to independence in the latter part of the 20th century the European impact remains strong.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship

Afternoon: Lecture #6: "The Contemporary Western Hemisphere: Competition and Coorperation". As the colonies of the Caribbean, Central and South America became independent nations their colonial experiences were manifested in different ways.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eighteen: Monday, March 11 - Recife, Brazil
Breakfast: Breakfast onboard

Morning: Field Trip: "Recife Velho (Old Recife) & Olinda": Divided by rivers and bathed by the ocean, Recife is the city of the waters. Here the new coexists with the old, with important examples of both Portuguese and Dutch Colonial architecture alongside the buildings of the modern metropolis. Travel through the streets of Old Recife heading downtown to the Praca de Republica (Republic Square). Stop to take photos of important sites such as the imposing Governors Palace, the Justice Hall, St. Isabel Theatre, and a Baoba from the time of slavery. From here, you'll pay a visit to the Golden Chapel. Built between 1696 and 1724, it's the expression of the Baroque sacred art. The chapel represents one of the most beautiful sets of Portuguese carvings in Brazil. The entire lining is covered with paintings framed with sophisticated golden leaf carvings and outlined with jacaranda wood grating. Proceed to Casa da Cultura, a former prison converted into a handicraft market, where the cells now serve as shops that display the best artisan crafts. Paste-colored stucco houses and meticulously restored Baroque churches line the shady streets of your next destination - Olinda. Perched on the hills located north of Recife, the town of Olinda is a quaint UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting impressive scenic views and dozens of century-old churches amid Colonial houses. From Carmo Square, you'll explore the narrow winding streets of this historical center that lead to the Alto da Se, found on the crest of the town's highest hill. Enjoy a short stroll to visit local artisans at work, then head over to the Cathedral of the Se. The churchyard affords some amazing panoramic views of Olinda and adjoining Recife.

Lunch: Lunch in Olinda

Afternoon: Return to the ship after lunch

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: MV Voyager

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Nineteen: Tuesday, March 12 - Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast onboard

Morning: Depart for the U.S. to go home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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