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Program #21460RJ
19 Days | 18 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Dec 18 — Jan 5, 2014

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Type: Resort

Description: A newly refreshed lobby, enhanced guestrooms with flat screen TV's, restaurants, beach and swimming and sunning areas make this Jamaica hotel better than ever. This Jamaica resort is located approximately 7 minutes from the Montego Bay International Airport. The All- Inclusive Caribbean hotel includes room, non-motorized water sports, three delicious meals and snacks - buffet or a la carte. Please note: Some restaurants are not open every day and require reservations. See food and beverage section for schedules; local brand cocktails and soft drinks.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Rose Hall Parish PO Box 480
Montego Bay, Jamaica
phone: +8769532485
Facility amenities: Business Center E-mail & Internet Facsimile PC available High-speed Internet Access Health and Fitness Center (On-site) Facility equipped with Life cycles, stair stepper, treadmills, universal and free weights. TV, towels and water dispenser available right on the beach. Ongoing equipment replacement. Spa Facilities Public Space Data Services Internet Browser TV Recreation & Sports Court Casino Outdoor Pool Pool Table, Table Tennis, Basketball, volleyball, and much more. Housekeeping and Laundry Services On-site Guest Self-Laundry Facilities (washer/dryer) Daily Housekeeping Weekly Housekeeping Dry Cleaning Pickup/Laundry Same Day Dry Cleaning ATM/Cash Machine Dedicated Lounge (or 24 Hour Lounge) Ice Machine Porter/Bellman

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Rates will vary by date
Rates will vary by date and availability. Contact Road Scholar Travel Services to book.


Day One: Wednesday, December 18 - Departures from the US / Arrive in Montego Bay
Arrive To: Flights arrive in Montego Bay. Transfer to the program hotel.

Afternoon: Meet your study leader for the program orientation.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Four star plus service & amenities of a traditional luxury vessel plus the hardware of an adventure ship 1A1 Super Ice Rating (highest possible for passenger vessel) Advanced environmental marine technology Fleet of Zodiac landing craft Extensive talks programme Crew to passenger ratio: 1 to 1.5 Well appointed, ocean-view cabins Single seating dining Beverages (teas & coffee) included Gratuities included

Ship Information: Overall Length: 436 Beam (Width): 66 feet Draft: 19 feet Passengers: 397 Officers: European Crew: 146 European/International Passenger Decks: 6 Gross Tonnage: 12,500 Cruising Speed: 16 knots Shipyard: T. Mariotti, Genoa Ship's Registry: Bahamas

Contact info:
1 Victoria Way, Burgess Hill
West Sussex, UK:England
phone: +01444 462 180
web: www.swanhellenic.com

Room amenities: Private Facilities Air-conditioning Television Hairdryer Safe Binoculars

Facility amenities: The delightful country house-style lounge – comfortable by day and welcoming by night where you can listen to the Guest Speakers or join friends for after dinner coffee. Later in the evening this is the venue for dancing and classical concerts Conservatory-style Shackleton’s Bar - furnished with cane chairs and potted palms and beautiful, evocative style prints of Antarctica Oak-panelled Wheeler Bar – situated in the heart of the ship, is decorated with Sir Mortimer Wheeler memorabilia and has a club-like feel Superb library – containing the original Swan Hellenic collection. This encompasses a wide variety of non-fiction with the best fiction, newspapers, games & jigsaws Traditional styled Smoking Room* - with buttoned leather sofas

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

Bathroom: Some cabins have showers only

Elevator: Yes


Day Two: Thursday, December 19 - Montego Bay / Cockpit Country / Embark MV Minerva
Note: The roads in the Cockpit Country are very narrow, winding, and bumpy. Please be prepared for a rough ride.

Breakfast: Buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Check out of the hotel. Your luggage will be taken directly to the ship, so please be sure to pack your passports, travel documents, medication and other valuables in your day pack. Depart the hotel and travel inland (away from the tourist resorts) to a region known as Cockpit Country. Pockmarked with steep-sided hollows, as much as 120 metres (390 ft) deep in places, which are separated by conical hills and ridges. The area provided a natural defense against Spanish and British colonists, and is Jamaica's largest remaining contiguous rainforest. In a local village, you will explore a traditional, working farm, and explore the flora and fauna near the river. While you are here, a member of the Southern Trelawny Environmental Agency will speak to the group on the environmental and cultural issues facing this unique part of the island.

Lunch: Traditional Jamaican cuisine will be served on-site.

Afternoon: Conclude your visit to the Cockpit Country and travel back to Montego Bay where you will be dropped off at the port. Check-in to the MV Minerva for 17 nights.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Lodging: MV Minerva

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

Description: Four star plus service & amenities of a traditional luxury vessel plus the hardware of an adventure ship 1A1 Super Ice Rating (highest possible for passenger vessel) Advanced environmental marine technology Fleet of Zodiac landing craft Extensive talks programme Crew to passenger ratio: 1 to 1.5 Well appointed, ocean-view cabins Single seating dining Beverages (teas & coffee) included Gratuities included

Ship Information: Overall Length: 436 Beam (Width): 66 feet Draft: 19 feet Passengers: 397 Officers: European Crew: 146 European/International Passenger Decks: 6 Gross Tonnage: 12,500 Cruising Speed: 16 knots Shipyard: T. Mariotti, Genoa Ship's Registry: Bahamas

Contact info:
1 Victoria Way, Burgess Hill
West Sussex, UK:England
phone: +01444 462 180
web: www.swanhellenic.com

Room amenities: Private Facilities Air-conditioning Television Hairdryer Safe Binoculars

Facility amenities: The delightful country house-style lounge – comfortable by day and welcoming by night where you can listen to the Guest Speakers or join friends for after dinner coffee. Later in the evening this is the venue for dancing and classical concerts Conservatory-style Shackleton’s Bar - furnished with cane chairs and potted palms and beautiful, evocative style prints of Antarctica Oak-panelled Wheeler Bar – situated in the heart of the ship, is decorated with Sir Mortimer Wheeler memorabilia and has a club-like feel Superb library – containing the original Swan Hellenic collection. This encompasses a wide variety of non-fiction with the best fiction, newspapers, games & jigsaws Traditional styled Smoking Room* - with buttoned leather sofas

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

Bathroom: Some cabins have showers only

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Friday, December 20 - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Greenwood Great House
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship. Breakfast - with a wide range of options - can be enjoyed in the Swan Restaurant, the Veranda or out on the open deck around the pool. Morning coffee and pastries are served in the Veranda and afternoon tea in the Swan Restaurant. Both restaurants offer the same wide choice of menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Morning: Of all the Great Houses located in Montego Bay, the Greenwood Great House is thought to be the most authentically preserved. From floor to ceiling the great house is magnificently decorated with authentic antiques. This early 18th century mansion was built by Sir Richard Barrett, cousin to Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, the famous English poetess. Greenwood boasts genuine 18th and 19th century antiques. Among these treasures, are a 16th century court jester chair, a Spanish brazier, an inlaid rosewood piano, a first edition library, many fine portraits and a rare collection of antique musical instruments including a barrel organ. Greenwood was one of the few great houses to escape damage in the 1831 Christmas Rebellion and is currently occupied by the present owners. Also visit the largest existing sugar plantation mansion, Rose Hall Great House, which is said to be haunted. Enjoy a guided tour of the house and hear stories of the White Witch, Annie Palmer.

Lunch: Return to the ship for lunch. Lunch is served in the Swan Restaurant or the Veranda.

Afternoon: Minerva is scheduled to depart Montego Bay at 2:00 pm.

Dinner: Group dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Minerva

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

Description: Four star plus service & amenities of a traditional luxury vessel plus the hardware of an adventure ship 1A1 Super Ice Rating (highest possible for passenger vessel) Advanced environmental marine technology Fleet of Zodiac landing craft Extensive talks programme Crew to passenger ratio: 1 to 1.5 Well appointed, ocean-view cabins Single seating dining Beverages (teas & coffee) included Gratuities included

Ship Information: Overall Length: 436 Beam (Width): 66 feet Draft: 19 feet Passengers: 397 Officers: European Crew: 146 European/International Passenger Decks: 6 Gross Tonnage: 12,500 Cruising Speed: 16 knots Shipyard: T. Mariotti, Genoa Ship's Registry: Bahamas

Contact info:
1 Victoria Way, Burgess Hill
West Sussex, UK:England
phone: +01444 462 180
web: www.swanhellenic.com

Room amenities: Private Facilities Air-conditioning Television Hairdryer Safe Binoculars

Facility amenities: The delightful country house-style lounge – comfortable by day and welcoming by night where you can listen to the Guest Speakers or join friends for after dinner coffee. Later in the evening this is the venue for dancing and classical concerts Conservatory-style Shackleton’s Bar - furnished with cane chairs and potted palms and beautiful, evocative style prints of Antarctica Oak-panelled Wheeler Bar – situated in the heart of the ship, is decorated with Sir Mortimer Wheeler memorabilia and has a club-like feel Superb library – containing the original Swan Hellenic collection. This encompasses a wide variety of non-fiction with the best fiction, newspapers, games & jigsaws Traditional styled Smoking Room* - with buttoned leather sofas

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

Bathroom: Some cabins have showers only

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Saturday, December 21 - Georgetown, Grand Cayman Islands - Cayman Highlig...
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Minerva is scheduled to arrive in Georgetown at 8:00 am. Leaving George Town, your journey will take you downtown passing by several famous landmarks including the Peace Memorial and Heroes Square. You’ll also catch sight of the numerous banks for which Grand Cayman is renowned for. Continue north along the coastline of Seven Mile Beach and on to Hell. Enjoy a short stop at this popular area, known mainly for its unusual and eerie black jagged rock formations, which gave rise to the name Hell. You may even have the chance to send a quick postcard ‘from Hell’ at the post office. Afterwards head to Boatswains Beach Park, home to the Turtle Farm, part of an ongoing breeding and conservation program. Here you’ll encounter Green Sea, Loggerhead and Hawksbill Turtles and you’ll also have the opportunity to view the Caiman exhibit.

Lunch: Return to the ship for lunch.

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure. Minerva is scheduled to depart at 5:00 pm.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Lodging: MV Minerva

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

Description: Four star plus service & amenities of a traditional luxury vessel plus the hardware of an adventure ship 1A1 Super Ice Rating (highest possible for passenger vessel) Advanced environmental marine technology Fleet of Zodiac landing craft Extensive talks programme Crew to passenger ratio: 1 to 1.5 Well appointed, ocean-view cabins Single seating dining Beverages (teas & coffee) included Gratuities included

Ship Information: Overall Length: 436 Beam (Width): 66 feet Draft: 19 feet Passengers: 397 Officers: European Crew: 146 European/International Passenger Decks: 6 Gross Tonnage: 12,500 Cruising Speed: 16 knots Shipyard: T. Mariotti, Genoa Ship's Registry: Bahamas

Contact info:
1 Victoria Way, Burgess Hill
West Sussex, UK:England
phone: +01444 462 180
web: www.swanhellenic.com

Room amenities: Private Facilities Air-conditioning Television Hairdryer Safe Binoculars

Facility amenities: The delightful country house-style lounge – comfortable by day and welcoming by night where you can listen to the Guest Speakers or join friends for after dinner coffee. Later in the evening this is the venue for dancing and classical concerts Conservatory-style Shackleton’s Bar - furnished with cane chairs and potted palms and beautiful, evocative style prints of Antarctica Oak-panelled Wheeler Bar – situated in the heart of the ship, is decorated with Sir Mortimer Wheeler memorabilia and has a club-like feel Superb library – containing the original Swan Hellenic collection. This encompasses a wide variety of non-fiction with the best fiction, newspapers, games & jigsaws Traditional styled Smoking Room* - with buttoned leather sofas

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

Bathroom: Some cabins have showers only

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Sunday, December 22 - Cruising the Caribbean Sea
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Relax on board the ship as you sail the Caribbean Sea. Your study leader, Willow Zuchowski, will present her first lecture: An overview of Jamaican natural history, with a special focus on birds.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue cruising the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy additional on board presentations and other shipboard activities.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Lodging: MV Minerva

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

Description: Four star plus service & amenities of a traditional luxury vessel plus the hardware of an adventure ship 1A1 Super Ice Rating (highest possible for passenger vessel) Advanced environmental marine technology Fleet of Zodiac landing craft Extensive talks programme Crew to passenger ratio: 1 to 1.5 Well appointed, ocean-view cabins Single seating dining Beverages (teas & coffee) included Gratuities included

Ship Information: Overall Length: 436 Beam (Width): 66 feet Draft: 19 feet Passengers: 397 Officers: European Crew: 146 European/International Passenger Decks: 6 Gross Tonnage: 12,500 Cruising Speed: 16 knots Shipyard: T. Mariotti, Genoa Ship's Registry: Bahamas

Contact info:
1 Victoria Way, Burgess Hill
West Sussex, UK:England
phone: +01444 462 180
web: www.swanhellenic.com

Room amenities: Private Facilities Air-conditioning Television Hairdryer Safe Binoculars

Facility amenities: The delightful country house-style lounge – comfortable by day and welcoming by night where you can listen to the Guest Speakers or join friends for after dinner coffee. Later in the evening this is the venue for dancing and classical concerts Conservatory-style Shackleton’s Bar - furnished with cane chairs and potted palms and beautiful, evocative style prints of Antarctica Oak-panelled Wheeler Bar – situated in the heart of the ship, is decorated with Sir Mortimer Wheeler memorabilia and has a club-like feel Superb library – containing the original Swan Hellenic collection. This encompasses a wide variety of non-fiction with the best fiction, newspapers, games & jigsaws Traditional styled Smoking Room* - with buttoned leather sofas

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

Bathroom: Some cabins have showers only

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Monday, December 23 - Cruising the Caribbean Sea
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Relax on board the ship as you sail the Caribbean Sea. Your study leader will present her second lecture: New World and Old World Tropical Fruits and Crops - their origins and travels around the world.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue cruising the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy additional on board presentations and other shipboard activities.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Lodging: MV Minerva

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

Description: Four star plus service & amenities of a traditional luxury vessel plus the hardware of an adventure ship 1A1 Super Ice Rating (highest possible for passenger vessel) Advanced environmental marine technology Fleet of Zodiac landing craft Extensive talks programme Crew to passenger ratio: 1 to 1.5 Well appointed, ocean-view cabins Single seating dining Beverages (teas & coffee) included Gratuities included

Ship Information: Overall Length: 436 Beam (Width): 66 feet Draft: 19 feet Passengers: 397 Officers: European Crew: 146 European/International Passenger Decks: 6 Gross Tonnage: 12,500 Cruising Speed: 16 knots Shipyard: T. Mariotti, Genoa Ship's Registry: Bahamas

Contact info:
1 Victoria Way, Burgess Hill
West Sussex, UK:England
phone: +01444 462 180
web: www.swanhellenic.com

Room amenities: Private Facilities Air-conditioning Television Hairdryer Safe Binoculars

Facility amenities: The delightful country house-style lounge – comfortable by day and welcoming by night where you can listen to the Guest Speakers or join friends for after dinner coffee. Later in the evening this is the venue for dancing and classical concerts Conservatory-style Shackleton’s Bar - furnished with cane chairs and potted palms and beautiful, evocative style prints of Antarctica Oak-panelled Wheeler Bar – situated in the heart of the ship, is decorated with Sir Mortimer Wheeler memorabilia and has a club-like feel Superb library – containing the original Swan Hellenic collection. This encompasses a wide variety of non-fiction with the best fiction, newspapers, games & jigsaws Traditional styled Smoking Room* - with buttoned leather sofas

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

Bathroom: Some cabins have showers only

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Tuesday, December 24 - Progreso, Mexico - Chichen Itza
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Minerva is scheduled to arrive in Progreso at 7:00 am. Discover the ruins of breathtaking Chichen Itza, ancient home of the great Maya civilisation. Stand in awe as you see these towering structures, dominated by the magnificent El Castillo, as you explore one of the most important archaeological sites on this continent and learn more about the significance of the Maya’s perfectly constructed temples, palaces and tombs. Amongst other monuments your guided tour will visit the gigantic pyramid of Kulkulcan – one of the ‘new’ Seven Wonders of the World, the Ball Court where lives were won or lost, the Temple of the Warriors and the Snail – an observatory where the Mayan priests accurately calculated celestial events.

Lunch: Buffet lunch at a nearby restaurant.

Afternoon: Return to the ship. Minerva is scheduled to depart Progreso at 7:00 pm.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Lodging: MV Minerva

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

Description: Four star plus service & amenities of a traditional luxury vessel plus the hardware of an adventure ship 1A1 Super Ice Rating (highest possible for passenger vessel) Advanced environmental marine technology Fleet of Zodiac landing craft Extensive talks programme Crew to passenger ratio: 1 to 1.5 Well appointed, ocean-view cabins Single seating dining Beverages (teas & coffee) included Gratuities included

Ship Information: Overall Length: 436 Beam (Width): 66 feet Draft: 19 feet Passengers: 397 Officers: European Crew: 146 European/International Passenger Decks: 6 Gross Tonnage: 12,500 Cruising Speed: 16 knots Shipyard: T. Mariotti, Genoa Ship's Registry: Bahamas

Contact info:
1 Victoria Way, Burgess Hill
West Sussex, UK:England
phone: +01444 462 180
web: www.swanhellenic.com

Room amenities: Private Facilities Air-conditioning Television Hairdryer Safe Binoculars

Facility amenities: The delightful country house-style lounge – comfortable by day and welcoming by night where you can listen to the Guest Speakers or join friends for after dinner coffee. Later in the evening this is the venue for dancing and classical concerts Conservatory-style Shackleton’s Bar - furnished with cane chairs and potted palms and beautiful, evocative style prints of Antarctica Oak-panelled Wheeler Bar – situated in the heart of the ship, is decorated with Sir Mortimer Wheeler memorabilia and has a club-like feel Superb library – containing the original Swan Hellenic collection. This encompasses a wide variety of non-fiction with the best fiction, newspapers, games & jigsaws Traditional styled Smoking Room* - with buttoned leather sofas

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

Bathroom: Some cabins have showers only

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Wednesday, December 25 - Cruising on Christmas Day
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Relax on board the ship as you sail. On-board presentations from the shipboard lecturers will offer an in-depth look at the locations you will be visiting. Enjoy special holiday activities prepared for the day.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue cruising the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy on board presentations and other shipboard activities.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Lodging: MV Minerva

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

Description: Four star plus service & amenities of a traditional luxury vessel plus the hardware of an adventure ship 1A1 Super Ice Rating (highest possible for passenger vessel) Advanced environmental marine technology Fleet of Zodiac landing craft Extensive talks programme Crew to passenger ratio: 1 to 1.5 Well appointed, ocean-view cabins Single seating dining Beverages (teas & coffee) included Gratuities included

Ship Information: Overall Length: 436 Beam (Width): 66 feet Draft: 19 feet Passengers: 397 Officers: European Crew: 146 European/International Passenger Decks: 6 Gross Tonnage: 12,500 Cruising Speed: 16 knots Shipyard: T. Mariotti, Genoa Ship's Registry: Bahamas

Contact info:
1 Victoria Way, Burgess Hill
West Sussex, UK:England
phone: +01444 462 180
web: www.swanhellenic.com

Room amenities: Private Facilities Air-conditioning Television Hairdryer Safe Binoculars

Facility amenities: The delightful country house-style lounge – comfortable by day and welcoming by night where you can listen to the Guest Speakers or join friends for after dinner coffee. Later in the evening this is the venue for dancing and classical concerts Conservatory-style Shackleton’s Bar - furnished with cane chairs and potted palms and beautiful, evocative style prints of Antarctica Oak-panelled Wheeler Bar – situated in the heart of the ship, is decorated with Sir Mortimer Wheeler memorabilia and has a club-like feel Superb library – containing the original Swan Hellenic collection. This encompasses a wide variety of non-fiction with the best fiction, newspapers, games & jigsaws Traditional styled Smoking Room* - with buttoned leather sofas

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

Bathroom: Some cabins have showers only

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Thursday, December 26 - Belize City, Belize - Altun Ha
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Minerva is scheduled to arrive in Belize City at 8:00 am. Altun Ha (Maya for ‘Rock Stone Water’) thrived as a Maya trading post for about 1200 years until abandoned in around 900AD. The site gained world fame when Dr David Pendergast of the Royal Ontario Museum found a large carved jade head, weighing almost 5 kilos, depicting the sun god Kinich Ahau. During your visit you’ll see two impressive temple complexes, from the top of which are spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure. The ship will be in port until 17:00 pm.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Lodging: MV Minerva

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

Description: Four star plus service & amenities of a traditional luxury vessel plus the hardware of an adventure ship 1A1 Super Ice Rating (highest possible for passenger vessel) Advanced environmental marine technology Fleet of Zodiac landing craft Extensive talks programme Crew to passenger ratio: 1 to 1.5 Well appointed, ocean-view cabins Single seating dining Beverages (teas & coffee) included Gratuities included

Ship Information: Overall Length: 436 Beam (Width): 66 feet Draft: 19 feet Passengers: 397 Officers: European Crew: 146 European/International Passenger Decks: 6 Gross Tonnage: 12,500 Cruising Speed: 16 knots Shipyard: T. Mariotti, Genoa Ship's Registry: Bahamas

Contact info:
1 Victoria Way, Burgess Hill
West Sussex, UK:England
phone: +01444 462 180
web: www.swanhellenic.com

Room amenities: Private Facilities Air-conditioning Television Hairdryer Safe Binoculars

Facility amenities: The delightful country house-style lounge – comfortable by day and welcoming by night where you can listen to the Guest Speakers or join friends for after dinner coffee. Later in the evening this is the venue for dancing and classical concerts Conservatory-style Shackleton’s Bar - furnished with cane chairs and potted palms and beautiful, evocative style prints of Antarctica Oak-panelled Wheeler Bar – situated in the heart of the ship, is decorated with Sir Mortimer Wheeler memorabilia and has a club-like feel Superb library – containing the original Swan Hellenic collection. This encompasses a wide variety of non-fiction with the best fiction, newspapers, games & jigsaws Traditional styled Smoking Room* - with buttoned leather sofas

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

Bathroom: Some cabins have showers only

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Friday, December 27 - Puerto Cortes, Honduras - Copan
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Minerva is scheduled to arrive in Puerto Cortes at 6:00 am. Travel to the Copan Valley near the Honduras/Guatemala border to visit the legendary Mayan archaeological site of Copan. The Mayan people were a sophisticated ancient civilisation, a society of scientists, skilled architects and sculptors, fierce warriors, and a ruling class that raised enormous temples to honour the lives and achievements of their kings. Learn more about the Mayan people, their history and the impressive 63-step stairway with over 2,500 hieroglyphs and the masterfully carved stellae that have made the Copan world famous.

Lunch: Later relax over a Copan style lunch.

Afternoon: Return to the ship. Minerva will be in port until 8:00 pm.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Lodging: MV Minerva

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

Description: Four star plus service & amenities of a traditional luxury vessel plus the hardware of an adventure ship 1A1 Super Ice Rating (highest possible for passenger vessel) Advanced environmental marine technology Fleet of Zodiac landing craft Extensive talks programme Crew to passenger ratio: 1 to 1.5 Well appointed, ocean-view cabins Single seating dining Beverages (teas & coffee) included Gratuities included

Ship Information: Overall Length: 436 Beam (Width): 66 feet Draft: 19 feet Passengers: 397 Officers: European Crew: 146 European/International Passenger Decks: 6 Gross Tonnage: 12,500 Cruising Speed: 16 knots Shipyard: T. Mariotti, Genoa Ship's Registry: Bahamas

Contact info:
1 Victoria Way, Burgess Hill
West Sussex, UK:England
phone: +01444 462 180
web: www.swanhellenic.com

Room amenities: Private Facilities Air-conditioning Television Hairdryer Safe Binoculars

Facility amenities: The delightful country house-style lounge – comfortable by day and welcoming by night where you can listen to the Guest Speakers or join friends for after dinner coffee. Later in the evening this is the venue for dancing and classical concerts Conservatory-style Shackleton’s Bar - furnished with cane chairs and potted palms and beautiful, evocative style prints of Antarctica Oak-panelled Wheeler Bar – situated in the heart of the ship, is decorated with Sir Mortimer Wheeler memorabilia and has a club-like feel Superb library – containing the original Swan Hellenic collection. This encompasses a wide variety of non-fiction with the best fiction, newspapers, games & jigsaws Traditional styled Smoking Room* - with buttoned leather sofas

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

Bathroom: Some cabins have showers only

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Saturday, December 28 - Cruising the Caribbean Sea
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Relax on board the ship as you sail the Caribbean Sea. Your study leader will give her third lecture: Preserving native vegetation on islands – the challenges.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue cruising the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy additional on board presentations and other shipboard activities.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Lodging: MV Minerva

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

Description: Four star plus service & amenities of a traditional luxury vessel plus the hardware of an adventure ship 1A1 Super Ice Rating (highest possible for passenger vessel) Advanced environmental marine technology Fleet of Zodiac landing craft Extensive talks programme Crew to passenger ratio: 1 to 1.5 Well appointed, ocean-view cabins Single seating dining Beverages (teas & coffee) included Gratuities included

Ship Information: Overall Length: 436 Beam (Width): 66 feet Draft: 19 feet Passengers: 397 Officers: European Crew: 146 European/International Passenger Decks: 6 Gross Tonnage: 12,500 Cruising Speed: 16 knots Shipyard: T. Mariotti, Genoa Ship's Registry: Bahamas

Contact info:
1 Victoria Way, Burgess Hill
West Sussex, UK:England
phone: +01444 462 180
web: www.swanhellenic.com

Room amenities: Private Facilities Air-conditioning Television Hairdryer Safe Binoculars

Facility amenities: The delightful country house-style lounge – comfortable by day and welcoming by night where you can listen to the Guest Speakers or join friends for after dinner coffee. Later in the evening this is the venue for dancing and classical concerts Conservatory-style Shackleton’s Bar - furnished with cane chairs and potted palms and beautiful, evocative style prints of Antarctica Oak-panelled Wheeler Bar – situated in the heart of the ship, is decorated with Sir Mortimer Wheeler memorabilia and has a club-like feel Superb library – containing the original Swan Hellenic collection. This encompasses a wide variety of non-fiction with the best fiction, newspapers, games & jigsaws Traditional styled Smoking Room* - with buttoned leather sofas

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

Bathroom: Some cabins have showers only

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Sunday, December 29 - Cruising the Caribbean Sea
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Relax on board the ship as you sail the Caribbean Sea. Your study leader will give present her fourth lecture: The Emberá – an indigenous group of Panama.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship

Afternoon: Continue cruising the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy on board presentations and other shipboard activities.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Lodging: MV Minerva

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

Description: Four star plus service & amenities of a traditional luxury vessel plus the hardware of an adventure ship 1A1 Super Ice Rating (highest possible for passenger vessel) Advanced environmental marine technology Fleet of Zodiac landing craft Extensive talks programme Crew to passenger ratio: 1 to 1.5 Well appointed, ocean-view cabins Single seating dining Beverages (teas & coffee) included Gratuities included

Ship Information: Overall Length: 436 Beam (Width): 66 feet Draft: 19 feet Passengers: 397 Officers: European Crew: 146 European/International Passenger Decks: 6 Gross Tonnage: 12,500 Cruising Speed: 16 knots Shipyard: T. Mariotti, Genoa Ship's Registry: Bahamas

Contact info:
1 Victoria Way, Burgess Hill
West Sussex, UK:England
phone: +01444 462 180
web: www.swanhellenic.com

Room amenities: Private Facilities Air-conditioning Television Hairdryer Safe Binoculars

Facility amenities: The delightful country house-style lounge – comfortable by day and welcoming by night where you can listen to the Guest Speakers or join friends for after dinner coffee. Later in the evening this is the venue for dancing and classical concerts Conservatory-style Shackleton’s Bar - furnished with cane chairs and potted palms and beautiful, evocative style prints of Antarctica Oak-panelled Wheeler Bar – situated in the heart of the ship, is decorated with Sir Mortimer Wheeler memorabilia and has a club-like feel Superb library – containing the original Swan Hellenic collection. This encompasses a wide variety of non-fiction with the best fiction, newspapers, games & jigsaws Traditional styled Smoking Room* - with buttoned leather sofas

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

Bathroom: Some cabins have showers only

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Monday, December 30 - San Blas Islands, Panama - Independent San Blas ...
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Minerva is scheduled to arrive the San Blas Islands at 8:00 am. Following a tender ride ashore enjoy a stroll to independently explore the thatched-hut village, home of the Kuna Indians, famous for their finely sewn tropically coloured molas and their hospitality, you may be lucky to receive an invite into their home.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure. The ship will be in port until 2:30

Dinner: On board the ship.

Lodging: MV Minerva

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

Description: Four star plus service & amenities of a traditional luxury vessel plus the hardware of an adventure ship 1A1 Super Ice Rating (highest possible for passenger vessel) Advanced environmental marine technology Fleet of Zodiac landing craft Extensive talks programme Crew to passenger ratio: 1 to 1.5 Well appointed, ocean-view cabins Single seating dining Beverages (teas & coffee) included Gratuities included

Ship Information: Overall Length: 436 Beam (Width): 66 feet Draft: 19 feet Passengers: 397 Officers: European Crew: 146 European/International Passenger Decks: 6 Gross Tonnage: 12,500 Cruising Speed: 16 knots Shipyard: T. Mariotti, Genoa Ship's Registry: Bahamas

Contact info:
1 Victoria Way, Burgess Hill
West Sussex, UK:England
phone: +01444 462 180
web: www.swanhellenic.com

Room amenities: Private Facilities Air-conditioning Television Hairdryer Safe Binoculars

Facility amenities: The delightful country house-style lounge – comfortable by day and welcoming by night where you can listen to the Guest Speakers or join friends for after dinner coffee. Later in the evening this is the venue for dancing and classical concerts Conservatory-style Shackleton’s Bar - furnished with cane chairs and potted palms and beautiful, evocative style prints of Antarctica Oak-panelled Wheeler Bar – situated in the heart of the ship, is decorated with Sir Mortimer Wheeler memorabilia and has a club-like feel Superb library – containing the original Swan Hellenic collection. This encompasses a wide variety of non-fiction with the best fiction, newspapers, games & jigsaws Traditional styled Smoking Room* - with buttoned leather sofas

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

Bathroom: Some cabins have showers only

Elevator: Yes


Day Fourteen: Tuesday, December 31 - Cartagena, Colombia - Historic Cartagena
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Minerva is scheduled to arrive in Cartagena at 8:00 am. Visit La Popa Monastery, standing on the top of the hill, used several times as a military fortress, this 17th century monastery is still inhabited by monks and is a perfect vantage point. Spend time at the chapel dedicated to the Virgin de la Candelaria – Cartagena’s patron saint and a colonial museum. Stop outside the walled city to explore the Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, a 17th-century construction acknowledged to be the most important work of Spanish Military engineering in Latin America. A labyrinth of tunnels exists under the fortification which you will enter before commencing a walking tour through the narrow streets, past imposing merchant’s houses, civic buildings and churches. Finally visit the Church of San Pedro Claver—the patron saint of slaves, cloister and monastery.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure. Minerva is scheduled to be in port until 6:00 pm.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Lodging: MV Minerva

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

Description: Four star plus service & amenities of a traditional luxury vessel plus the hardware of an adventure ship 1A1 Super Ice Rating (highest possible for passenger vessel) Advanced environmental marine technology Fleet of Zodiac landing craft Extensive talks programme Crew to passenger ratio: 1 to 1.5 Well appointed, ocean-view cabins Single seating dining Beverages (teas & coffee) included Gratuities included

Ship Information: Overall Length: 436 Beam (Width): 66 feet Draft: 19 feet Passengers: 397 Officers: European Crew: 146 European/International Passenger Decks: 6 Gross Tonnage: 12,500 Cruising Speed: 16 knots Shipyard: T. Mariotti, Genoa Ship's Registry: Bahamas

Contact info:
1 Victoria Way, Burgess Hill
West Sussex, UK:England
phone: +01444 462 180
web: www.swanhellenic.com

Room amenities: Private Facilities Air-conditioning Television Hairdryer Safe Binoculars

Facility amenities: The delightful country house-style lounge – comfortable by day and welcoming by night where you can listen to the Guest Speakers or join friends for after dinner coffee. Later in the evening this is the venue for dancing and classical concerts Conservatory-style Shackleton’s Bar - furnished with cane chairs and potted palms and beautiful, evocative style prints of Antarctica Oak-panelled Wheeler Bar – situated in the heart of the ship, is decorated with Sir Mortimer Wheeler memorabilia and has a club-like feel Superb library – containing the original Swan Hellenic collection. This encompasses a wide variety of non-fiction with the best fiction, newspapers, games & jigsaws Traditional styled Smoking Room* - with buttoned leather sofas

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

Bathroom: Some cabins have showers only

Elevator: Yes


Day Fifteen: Wednesday, January 01 - Santa Marta, Colombia - Santa Marta City Walk
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Morning is at lesure as you sail towards Santa Marta, Colombia. Minerva is scheduled to arrive at 12:00 noon.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Santa Marta was founded by the Spanish in the early 1500s, making it the oldest colonial city in Colombia. Today its colonial quarter is undergoing restoration, returning its plazas and cobbled streets to their former glory. Visit the Gold Museum, home to some early pieces of the precious metal Colombia is famous for. You’ll then walk through the Bolivar Plaza to Santa Marta Cathedral, Colombia’s oldest church. Admire this vast, whitewashed edifice before strolling to the beautiful Parque de los Novios, otherwise known as Lover’s Park. Sit in the shade and enjoy some refreshments before boarding your coach and driving to Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino. One of Latin America’s most revered sites, this yellow-painted, 17th-century hacienda was where the liberator of Colombia, Simon Bolivar, died in 1830. Tour the house and the grounds where the huge marble altar is located, marking the 100th anniversary of his demise. Minerva will be in port until 6:00 pm.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Lodging: MV Minerva

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

Description: Four star plus service & amenities of a traditional luxury vessel plus the hardware of an adventure ship 1A1 Super Ice Rating (highest possible for passenger vessel) Advanced environmental marine technology Fleet of Zodiac landing craft Extensive talks programme Crew to passenger ratio: 1 to 1.5 Well appointed, ocean-view cabins Single seating dining Beverages (teas & coffee) included Gratuities included

Ship Information: Overall Length: 436 Beam (Width): 66 feet Draft: 19 feet Passengers: 397 Officers: European Crew: 146 European/International Passenger Decks: 6 Gross Tonnage: 12,500 Cruising Speed: 16 knots Shipyard: T. Mariotti, Genoa Ship's Registry: Bahamas

Contact info:
1 Victoria Way, Burgess Hill
West Sussex, UK:England
phone: +01444 462 180
web: www.swanhellenic.com

Room amenities: Private Facilities Air-conditioning Television Hairdryer Safe Binoculars

Facility amenities: The delightful country house-style lounge – comfortable by day and welcoming by night where you can listen to the Guest Speakers or join friends for after dinner coffee. Later in the evening this is the venue for dancing and classical concerts Conservatory-style Shackleton’s Bar - furnished with cane chairs and potted palms and beautiful, evocative style prints of Antarctica Oak-panelled Wheeler Bar – situated in the heart of the ship, is decorated with Sir Mortimer Wheeler memorabilia and has a club-like feel Superb library – containing the original Swan Hellenic collection. This encompasses a wide variety of non-fiction with the best fiction, newspapers, games & jigsaws Traditional styled Smoking Room* - with buttoned leather sofas

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

Bathroom: Some cabins have showers only

Elevator: Yes


Day Sixteen: Thursday, January 02 - Cruising the Caribbean Sea
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Relax on board the ship as you sail the Caribbean Sea. Your study leader will give her fifth presentation: Typical Tropicals – common plant families in the tropics.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue cruising the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy on board presentations and other shipboard activities.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Lodging: MV Minerva

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

Description: Four star plus service & amenities of a traditional luxury vessel plus the hardware of an adventure ship 1A1 Super Ice Rating (highest possible for passenger vessel) Advanced environmental marine technology Fleet of Zodiac landing craft Extensive talks programme Crew to passenger ratio: 1 to 1.5 Well appointed, ocean-view cabins Single seating dining Beverages (teas & coffee) included Gratuities included

Ship Information: Overall Length: 436 Beam (Width): 66 feet Draft: 19 feet Passengers: 397 Officers: European Crew: 146 European/International Passenger Decks: 6 Gross Tonnage: 12,500 Cruising Speed: 16 knots Shipyard: T. Mariotti, Genoa Ship's Registry: Bahamas

Contact info:
1 Victoria Way, Burgess Hill
West Sussex, UK:England
phone: +01444 462 180
web: www.swanhellenic.com

Room amenities: Private Facilities Air-conditioning Television Hairdryer Safe Binoculars

Facility amenities: The delightful country house-style lounge – comfortable by day and welcoming by night where you can listen to the Guest Speakers or join friends for after dinner coffee. Later in the evening this is the venue for dancing and classical concerts Conservatory-style Shackleton’s Bar - furnished with cane chairs and potted palms and beautiful, evocative style prints of Antarctica Oak-panelled Wheeler Bar – situated in the heart of the ship, is decorated with Sir Mortimer Wheeler memorabilia and has a club-like feel Superb library – containing the original Swan Hellenic collection. This encompasses a wide variety of non-fiction with the best fiction, newspapers, games & jigsaws Traditional styled Smoking Room* - with buttoned leather sofas

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

Bathroom: Some cabins have showers only

Elevator: Yes


Day Seventeen: Friday, January 03 - Cruising the Caribbean Sea
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Relax on board the ship as you sail the Caribbean Sea. Your study leader will give her final presentation: Painted Treetops – ornamental trees of the tropics.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue cruising the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy on board presentations and other shipboard activities. Meet with your study leader and your group for an informal program wrap-up.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Lodging: MV Minerva

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

Description: Four star plus service & amenities of a traditional luxury vessel plus the hardware of an adventure ship 1A1 Super Ice Rating (highest possible for passenger vessel) Advanced environmental marine technology Fleet of Zodiac landing craft Extensive talks programme Crew to passenger ratio: 1 to 1.5 Well appointed, ocean-view cabins Single seating dining Beverages (teas & coffee) included Gratuities included

Ship Information: Overall Length: 436 Beam (Width): 66 feet Draft: 19 feet Passengers: 397 Officers: European Crew: 146 European/International Passenger Decks: 6 Gross Tonnage: 12,500 Cruising Speed: 16 knots Shipyard: T. Mariotti, Genoa Ship's Registry: Bahamas

Contact info:
1 Victoria Way, Burgess Hill
West Sussex, UK:England
phone: +01444 462 180
web: www.swanhellenic.com

Room amenities: Private Facilities Air-conditioning Television Hairdryer Safe Binoculars

Facility amenities: The delightful country house-style lounge – comfortable by day and welcoming by night where you can listen to the Guest Speakers or join friends for after dinner coffee. Later in the evening this is the venue for dancing and classical concerts Conservatory-style Shackleton’s Bar - furnished with cane chairs and potted palms and beautiful, evocative style prints of Antarctica Oak-panelled Wheeler Bar – situated in the heart of the ship, is decorated with Sir Mortimer Wheeler memorabilia and has a club-like feel Superb library – containing the original Swan Hellenic collection. This encompasses a wide variety of non-fiction with the best fiction, newspapers, games & jigsaws Traditional styled Smoking Room* - with buttoned leather sofas

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

Bathroom: Some cabins have showers only

Elevator: Yes


Day Eighteen: Saturday, January 04 - Bridgetown, Barbados - Historic Barbados
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Morning at leisure as you cruise towards Bridgetown, Barbados.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Minerva is scheduled to arrive at 1:00 pm. Discover some of the island’s historic sites, firstly driving via Eagle Hall Market and Tudor Bridge to Tyrol Cot. Built in 1854, the house was the residence of Sir Grantley Adams, the first premier of Barbados and the only prime minister of the West Indies Federation, and his son, ‘Tom’ Adams, the second Prime Minister of an independent Barbados. In the landscaped three-acre gardens you can visit the heritage village which contains a replica of an 1820’s slave hut, a Bajan rum shop and the Chattel House Museum, displaying antiques from the 1920s and giving an insight into the home life of many Barbadians at that time. You’ll then drive on to the restored Gun Hill Signal Station, the finest of a series of signal stations built in 1818, from where there are magnificent views of the west coast. The next highlight will be Sunbury Plantation House, built over 300 years ago and a superb example of a Barbadian sugar estate great house. The Georgian lounge, chandeliers, Barbadian antique furnishings and classic dining room with its 300-year-old mahogany table all create an ambiance of bygone years in the Caribbean. In the cellars there is a unique private collection of elegant horse-drawn carriages and other memorabilia illustrating life on a sugar plantation in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: Minerva will be in port overnight.

Lodging: MV Minerva

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

Description: Four star plus service & amenities of a traditional luxury vessel plus the hardware of an adventure ship 1A1 Super Ice Rating (highest possible for passenger vessel) Advanced environmental marine technology Fleet of Zodiac landing craft Extensive talks programme Crew to passenger ratio: 1 to 1.5 Well appointed, ocean-view cabins Single seating dining Beverages (teas & coffee) included Gratuities included

Ship Information: Overall Length: 436 Beam (Width): 66 feet Draft: 19 feet Passengers: 397 Officers: European Crew: 146 European/International Passenger Decks: 6 Gross Tonnage: 12,500 Cruising Speed: 16 knots Shipyard: T. Mariotti, Genoa Ship's Registry: Bahamas

Contact info:
1 Victoria Way, Burgess Hill
West Sussex, UK:England
phone: +01444 462 180
web: www.swanhellenic.com

Room amenities: Private Facilities Air-conditioning Television Hairdryer Safe Binoculars

Facility amenities: The delightful country house-style lounge – comfortable by day and welcoming by night where you can listen to the Guest Speakers or join friends for after dinner coffee. Later in the evening this is the venue for dancing and classical concerts Conservatory-style Shackleton’s Bar - furnished with cane chairs and potted palms and beautiful, evocative style prints of Antarctica Oak-panelled Wheeler Bar – situated in the heart of the ship, is decorated with Sir Mortimer Wheeler memorabilia and has a club-like feel Superb library – containing the original Swan Hellenic collection. This encompasses a wide variety of non-fiction with the best fiction, newspapers, games & jigsaws Traditional styled Smoking Room* - with buttoned leather sofas

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

Bathroom: Some cabins have showers only

Elevator: Yes


Day Nineteen: Sunday, January 05 - Disembark / Departures
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Transfer to the airport for flights returning to the U.S.

Lodging: MV Minerva

Meals Included: Breakfast

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