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Program #5907RJ
9 Days | 8 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 Apr 25 — May 3, 2013

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Type: Cruise Ship

Description: We offer the guests the opportunity to go where the big ships cannot. Our niche is exploring some of America's most historic waterways in a style reminiscent of private yacht vacations of a bygone era.

Ship Information: Length: 183' Beam: 40' Draft: 6'6" Passenger Capacity: 100 Passenger Cabins: 50 Built By: Blount Industries, Inc., Warren, Rhode Island Commissioned: 1997

Contact info:
461 Water Street
Warren, RI 02885 USA
phone: 800-556-7450
web: blountsmallshipadventures.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. All cabins feature fresh air ventilation systems, which continuously feed in fresh air and remove "used" air. Only 110-Volt AC appliances may be used. Electric shavers and toothbrushes may be operated without converters.

Facility amenities: GRANDE Mariner features all the special designs that have made ACCL cruises so successful, as well as some new designs. The patented bow ramp allows passengers to disembark without the need for docks or jetties. The shallow draft lets the ship sail through shallow waterways. The retractable pilot house is ideal for sailing under low bridges and locks. The ship also features a stern swimming platform and two launches (one of them with a glass bottom) which can be boarded from the stern. All cabins feature fresh air ventilation systems, which continuously feed in fresh air and remove "used" air.

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

Additional nights before:
The ship cannot accommodate stayovers before or after the cruise. For more information, please refer to the "Getting There" section of this booklet.


Day One: Thursday, April 25 - Jacksonville, FL/Ringing of the Bell/Orientation ...
Arrive To: Participants will arrive ready to embark by 4 p.m.

Dinner: Listen for the ringing of the quaint, hand-held Colonial bell as one of the energetic crew members walks the ship to invite guests to the dining room. Menus are posted daily. There is an open-seating policy.

Evening: Orientation and welcome. The coordinator will go over the week's activities, followed by entertainment by our onboard musician.

Lodging: Grande Mariner

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: We offer the guests the opportunity to go where the big ships cannot. Our niche is exploring some of America's most historic waterways in a style reminiscent of private yacht vacations of a bygone era.

Ship Information: Length: 183' Beam: 40' Draft: 6'6" Passenger Capacity: 100 Passenger Cabins: 50 Built By: Blount Industries, Inc., Warren, Rhode Island Commissioned: 1997

Contact info:
461 Water Street
Warren, RI 02885 USA
phone: 800-556-7450
web: blountsmallshipadventures.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. All cabins feature fresh air ventilation systems, which continuously feed in fresh air and remove "used" air. Only 110-Volt AC appliances may be used. Electric shavers and toothbrushes may be operated without converters.

Facility amenities: GRANDE Mariner features all the special designs that have made ACCL cruises so successful, as well as some new designs. The patented bow ramp allows passengers to disembark without the need for docks or jetties. The shallow draft lets the ship sail through shallow waterways. The retractable pilot house is ideal for sailing under low bridges and locks. The ship also features a stern swimming platform and two launches (one of them with a glass bottom) which can be boarded from the stern. All cabins feature fresh air ventilation systems, which continuously feed in fresh air and remove "used" air.

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

Additional nights before:
The ship cannot accommodate stayovers before or after the cruise. For more information, please refer to the "Getting There" section of this booklet.


Day Two: Friday, April 26 - Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach, FL
Breakfast: Breakfast will be at 8 a.m. in the dining room. The ship will depart Jacksonville, Fla., on its way to Fernandina Beach, Fla. Birding will take place on the top deck at 7 a.m. each morning for the birding enthusiast.

Morning: Field trip on Amelia Island includes the historic district of Fernandina Beach, Fla., Fort Clinch and the beach area.

Lunch: Your motor coach will take you back to the ship for lunch in the dining room.

Afternoon: The Amelia Island field trip continues with free time left in the afternoon for you to wander the streets of the quaint town of Fernandina Beach, Fla.

Dinner: At 5 p.m., you are invited to the Captain's Reception in the lounge. Dinner will be in the dining room immediately following the reception. Listen for the ringing of the bell.

Evening: Entertainment is always a treat. Arrangements will be finalized nearer to the program date.

Lodging: Grande Mariner

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

Description: We offer the guests the opportunity to go where the big ships cannot. Our niche is exploring some of America's most historic waterways in a style reminiscent of private yacht vacations of a bygone era.

Ship Information: Length: 183' Beam: 40' Draft: 6'6" Passenger Capacity: 100 Passenger Cabins: 50 Built By: Blount Industries, Inc., Warren, Rhode Island Commissioned: 1997

Contact info:
461 Water Street
Warren, RI 02885 USA
phone: 800-556-7450
web: blountsmallshipadventures.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. All cabins feature fresh air ventilation systems, which continuously feed in fresh air and remove "used" air. Only 110-Volt AC appliances may be used. Electric shavers and toothbrushes may be operated without converters.

Facility amenities: GRANDE Mariner features all the special designs that have made ACCL cruises so successful, as well as some new designs. The patented bow ramp allows passengers to disembark without the need for docks or jetties. The shallow draft lets the ship sail through shallow waterways. The retractable pilot house is ideal for sailing under low bridges and locks. The ship also features a stern swimming platform and two launches (one of them with a glass bottom) which can be boarded from the stern. All cabins feature fresh air ventilation systems, which continuously feed in fresh air and remove "used" air.

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

Additional nights before:
The ship cannot accommodate stayovers before or after the cruise. For more information, please refer to the "Getting There" section of this booklet.


Day Three: Saturday, April 27 - Fernandina Beach, Fla. Excursions/Cruise Time/Cum...
Fernandina Beach, Fla. Excursions/Cruise Time/Cumberland Island Presentation

Breakfast: Breakfast at 8 a.m. in the dining room.

Morning: Fernandina Beach excursions continue.

Lunch: Dining aboard.

Afternoon: You will have free time in the afternoon before departing this lovely historic village for St. Marys, Ga.

Dinner: Dinner will be in the Grand Dining Room.

Evening: A historian will present a lecture on Cumberland Island, along with a slide presentation in preparation for the next day's field trip to Cumberland.

Lodging: Grande Mariner

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

Description: We offer the guests the opportunity to go where the big ships cannot. Our niche is exploring some of America's most historic waterways in a style reminiscent of private yacht vacations of a bygone era.

Ship Information: Length: 183' Beam: 40' Draft: 6'6" Passenger Capacity: 100 Passenger Cabins: 50 Built By: Blount Industries, Inc., Warren, Rhode Island Commissioned: 1997

Contact info:
461 Water Street
Warren, RI 02885 USA
phone: 800-556-7450
web: blountsmallshipadventures.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. All cabins feature fresh air ventilation systems, which continuously feed in fresh air and remove "used" air. Only 110-Volt AC appliances may be used. Electric shavers and toothbrushes may be operated without converters.

Facility amenities: GRANDE Mariner features all the special designs that have made ACCL cruises so successful, as well as some new designs. The patented bow ramp allows passengers to disembark without the need for docks or jetties. The shallow draft lets the ship sail through shallow waterways. The retractable pilot house is ideal for sailing under low bridges and locks. The ship also features a stern swimming platform and two launches (one of them with a glass bottom) which can be boarded from the stern. All cabins feature fresh air ventilation systems, which continuously feed in fresh air and remove "used" air.

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

Additional nights before:
The ship cannot accommodate stayovers before or after the cruise. For more information, please refer to the "Getting There" section of this booklet.


Day Four: Sunday, April 28 - Cumberland Island Field Trip/Picnic on Cumberland...
Breakfast: Breakfast at 8 a.m. in the dining room.

Morning: At 9 a.m., leave for Cumberland Island excursion. You will disembark your ship and travel to Cumberland on the Cumberland Princess, a privately owned boat. Cumberland allows a limited number of guests a day. There are no vehicles and no transportation allowed on Cumberland. This is a slow walk that goes from one side of the island to the other through the maritime forest and emerges on the beach of Cumberland. We will enjoy a picnic lunch under the giant and beautiful live oak trees. There are restrooms along the way at designated buildings. The expert leader will tell you all about this at the beginning, then again at lunch. The terrain is mainly flat with a few low dunes that have a path that goes through them. The beach is hard-packed sand.

Lunch: You will enjoy a picnic lunch under the beautiful and ancient live oak trees.

Afternoon: You will return to your ship in time to depart St. Marys and enjoy an afternoon of sailing before docking at Jekyll Island, Ga.

Dinner: Dinner will be onboard in the dining room.

Evening: Entertainment

Lodging: Grande Mariner

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

Description: We offer the guests the opportunity to go where the big ships cannot. Our niche is exploring some of America's most historic waterways in a style reminiscent of private yacht vacations of a bygone era.

Ship Information: Length: 183' Beam: 40' Draft: 6'6" Passenger Capacity: 100 Passenger Cabins: 50 Built By: Blount Industries, Inc., Warren, Rhode Island Commissioned: 1997

Contact info:
461 Water Street
Warren, RI 02885 USA
phone: 800-556-7450
web: blountsmallshipadventures.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. All cabins feature fresh air ventilation systems, which continuously feed in fresh air and remove "used" air. Only 110-Volt AC appliances may be used. Electric shavers and toothbrushes may be operated without converters.

Facility amenities: GRANDE Mariner features all the special designs that have made ACCL cruises so successful, as well as some new designs. The patented bow ramp allows passengers to disembark without the need for docks or jetties. The shallow draft lets the ship sail through shallow waterways. The retractable pilot house is ideal for sailing under low bridges and locks. The ship also features a stern swimming platform and two launches (one of them with a glass bottom) which can be boarded from the stern. All cabins feature fresh air ventilation systems, which continuously feed in fresh air and remove "used" air.

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

Additional nights before:
The ship cannot accommodate stayovers before or after the cruise. For more information, please refer to the "Getting There" section of this booklet.


Day Five: Monday, April 29 - Jekyll Island Trip/St. Simons Island Trip/Enterta...
Breakfast: Breakfast at 8 a.m. in dining room. Ship departs Savannah, Ga. at 3:30.

Morning: The Jekyll Island Authority will pick you up from your ship for a field trip to the Millionaire's Village in the historic district of Jekyll Island. You will be riding in an open-air trolley and will be getting on and off the trolley to go into some of the old millionaire "cottages." You'll see the Jekyll Island Hotel, hub of the social life of the millionaire's, and restored to a grand hotel. You will see Faith Church, which has an original Tiffany stained-glass window. It is a wonderful field trip.

Lunch: The trolley will take us back to the ship for lunch in the dining room.

Afternoon: You will sail to Brunswick, Ga., where motor coaches await you for a field trip with historians to St. Simons Island, Ga.

Dinner: Dinner is in the Grand Dining Room.

Evening: Entertainment

Lodging: Grande Mariner

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

Description: We offer the guests the opportunity to go where the big ships cannot. Our niche is exploring some of America's most historic waterways in a style reminiscent of private yacht vacations of a bygone era.

Ship Information: Length: 183' Beam: 40' Draft: 6'6" Passenger Capacity: 100 Passenger Cabins: 50 Built By: Blount Industries, Inc., Warren, Rhode Island Commissioned: 1997

Contact info:
461 Water Street
Warren, RI 02885 USA
phone: 800-556-7450
web: blountsmallshipadventures.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. All cabins feature fresh air ventilation systems, which continuously feed in fresh air and remove "used" air. Only 110-Volt AC appliances may be used. Electric shavers and toothbrushes may be operated without converters.

Facility amenities: GRANDE Mariner features all the special designs that have made ACCL cruises so successful, as well as some new designs. The patented bow ramp allows passengers to disembark without the need for docks or jetties. The shallow draft lets the ship sail through shallow waterways. The retractable pilot house is ideal for sailing under low bridges and locks. The ship also features a stern swimming platform and two launches (one of them with a glass bottom) which can be boarded from the stern. All cabins feature fresh air ventilation systems, which continuously feed in fresh air and remove "used" air.

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

Additional nights before:
The ship cannot accommodate stayovers before or after the cruise. For more information, please refer to the "Getting There" section of this booklet.


Day Six: Tuesday, April 30 - Savannah, Ga. Trip/Entertainment
Breakfast: Breakfast at 8 a.m. in the dining room.

Morning: Ship arrives in Savannah, Ga. at 9 a.m. Trolleys will be waiting to take you on a field trip of historic Savannah, including the famous Savannah squares, historic district and the Maritime Museum. This field trip will continue after lunch.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Field trip of historic Savannah continues.

Dinner: Dinner will be in the dining room.

Evening: Entertainment

Lodging: Grande Mariner

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

Description: We offer the guests the opportunity to go where the big ships cannot. Our niche is exploring some of America's most historic waterways in a style reminiscent of private yacht vacations of a bygone era.

Ship Information: Length: 183' Beam: 40' Draft: 6'6" Passenger Capacity: 100 Passenger Cabins: 50 Built By: Blount Industries, Inc., Warren, Rhode Island Commissioned: 1997

Contact info:
461 Water Street
Warren, RI 02885 USA
phone: 800-556-7450
web: blountsmallshipadventures.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. All cabins feature fresh air ventilation systems, which continuously feed in fresh air and remove "used" air. Only 110-Volt AC appliances may be used. Electric shavers and toothbrushes may be operated without converters.

Facility amenities: GRANDE Mariner features all the special designs that have made ACCL cruises so successful, as well as some new designs. The patented bow ramp allows passengers to disembark without the need for docks or jetties. The shallow draft lets the ship sail through shallow waterways. The retractable pilot house is ideal for sailing under low bridges and locks. The ship also features a stern swimming platform and two launches (one of them with a glass bottom) which can be boarded from the stern. All cabins feature fresh air ventilation systems, which continuously feed in fresh air and remove "used" air.

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

Additional nights before:
The ship cannot accommodate stayovers before or after the cruise. For more information, please refer to the "Getting There" section of this booklet.


Day Seven: Wednesday, May 01 - Cruise Time/Echoes From Beaufort's Past
Breakfast: Breakfast is at 8 a.m. in the Grand Dining Room. Ship departs Savannah, Ga., at 7 a.m.

Morning: The morning will be sailing time to Beaufort, S.C. There will be early morning birding each day at 7 o'clock. Lectures and entertainment will be scheduled during the morning cruise to Beaufort.

Lunch: Lunch in dining room.

Afternoon: The Beaufort excursion will be a walking field trip or a horse-drawn carriage ride to see historic Beaufort and the beautiful homes by the ocean. This is an important location in the Civil War and you will hear about it on your field trip. You may choose to go on the walking exploration or the carriage exploration.

Dinner: Dinner will be onboard in the dining room.

Evening: Entertainment: "Echoes from Beaufort's Past."

Lodging: Grande Mariner

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

Description: We offer the guests the opportunity to go where the big ships cannot. Our niche is exploring some of America's most historic waterways in a style reminiscent of private yacht vacations of a bygone era.

Ship Information: Length: 183' Beam: 40' Draft: 6'6" Passenger Capacity: 100 Passenger Cabins: 50 Built By: Blount Industries, Inc., Warren, Rhode Island Commissioned: 1997

Contact info:
461 Water Street
Warren, RI 02885 USA
phone: 800-556-7450
web: blountsmallshipadventures.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. All cabins feature fresh air ventilation systems, which continuously feed in fresh air and remove "used" air. Only 110-Volt AC appliances may be used. Electric shavers and toothbrushes may be operated without converters.

Facility amenities: GRANDE Mariner features all the special designs that have made ACCL cruises so successful, as well as some new designs. The patented bow ramp allows passengers to disembark without the need for docks or jetties. The shallow draft lets the ship sail through shallow waterways. The retractable pilot house is ideal for sailing under low bridges and locks. The ship also features a stern swimming platform and two launches (one of them with a glass bottom) which can be boarded from the stern. All cabins feature fresh air ventilation systems, which continuously feed in fresh air and remove "used" air.

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

Additional nights before:
The ship cannot accommodate stayovers before or after the cruise. For more information, please refer to the "Getting There" section of this booklet.


Day Eight: Thursday, May 02 - Charleston, S.C. Trip/Entertainment and Farewells
Breakfast: Breakfast is at 8 a.m. in the Grand Dining Room.

Morning: Motor coaches will be waiting to take you on the field trip to historic Charleston, S.C. You will visit many important landmarks of the Civil War. A visit to the Citadel is included with entrance to the Cadet Church with its many flags displayed.

Lunch: Your motor coach will take you back to the ship for lunch in the dining room.

Afternoon: Charleston field trip continues to include a plantation and gardens exploration outside Charleston.

Dinner: Dinner will be in the dining room.

Evening: Entertainment and final night.

Lodging: Grande Mariner

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Nine: Friday, May 03 - Disembark/Charleston
Breakfast: Breakfast at 8 a.m. in the dining room.

Morning: At 9 a.m., a motor coach will shuttle the participants to the Charleston International Airport. If you need help with other arrangements for travel, please let us know and we'll try and give you some ideas. If you are traveling back to Jacksonville, Fla., you may take the Greyhound bus or rent a car at the airport and turn it in at the airport in Jacksonville. Greyhound's toll- free number is 1-800-231-2222 and its website is www.greyhound.com.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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