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8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Dec 1 — Dec 8, 2012

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Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Bow ramp for landing on beaches. Shallow draft and collapsible pilothouse ensure that passengers survey the scenery close up. Dress code is casual throughout day and evening. BYOB rule with complimentary mixers, soda, glass, ice.

Ship Information: Length: 184' Beam: 40' Draft: 6'6" Passenger Capacity: 86 Passenger Cabins: 48 Commissioned: 1997 Refurbished: 2009 Flag: United States Built By: Blount Boats, Warren, RI

Contact info:
Blount Boats
Warren, RI 02885 USA
phone: 401-245-8300
web: www.blountsmallshipadventures.com

Room amenities: Daily maid service; daily fresh towels. Bed linens are changed twice during the trip. Sufficient stowage under the bed and in compartments. Mirrors, hanging space. Most cabins are too small to have a chair. Most cabins have a window or a port hole.

Facility amenities: Each cabin ranges in size from 77 square feet to 120 square feet with private miniscule bathroom. Built-in stowage is adequate. Twin beds or queen bed. Some twins convert to queen. Most but not all cabins have a window or port-hole.They are on three decks, with most accommodations on mid and upper decks. A large comfortable lounge, which also serves as a lecture hall, is forward on the higher of the two upper accommodations decks. The dining room, one deck below, doubles as a card room and reading area. The American food is fresh, well prepared, and served family-style at one open sitting. Menus are posted in advance. The sundeck extends nearly the full length of the ship and has a viewing area covered by an awning. Considered Spartan in its simplicity, the Grande Mariner is nevertheless popular with many returning passengers.

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

Bathroom: Cabins have compartmented shower and separate toilet/lavatory. No tub in bathroom

Additional nights before: $250
To reserve a hotel room in Nashville, Tenn., for night of Nov. 30, 2012, before the program begins, or to reserve a hotel room in Memphis, Tenn., for night of Dec. 8, 2012, after the program ends, call program provider at 601-446-1208. Deadline to reserve a room is one month before the program. A check for $197 per room per night for Nashville or $170 per room per night for Memphis should be sent to Educational Travel Associates, Inc., PO Box 1307, Natchez, MS 39121. Put on check what it is for.

Check in time: 1:00 PM


Day One: Saturday, December 01 - Welcome aboard Grande Mariner. Bring your own bev...
Welcome aboard Grande Mariner. Bring your own beverage for happy hour. Dinner onboard the ship. Attend the Grand Ole Opry at historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville.

Note: some walking

Arrive To: Grande Caribe, docked at Riverfront Park at 1st Ave. in downtown Nashville

Afternoon: Free time to enjoy downtown Nashville, a beacon of education, culture, industry, and recreation in the South, boasting fine arts galleries, antebellum mansions, and aculture-filled botannical gardens. Bring your own beverage; mixers provided for welcome aboard party at 5 p.m.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at 5:30 p.m. onboard the ship, leaving in time for 7 p.m. Grand Ole Opry performance

Evening: Grand Ole Opry show at historic Ryman Auditorium, featuring an array of performances by new stars, superstars, and legends of country music as well as great bluegrass, comedy, and more. It adds up to an unforgettable evening of uniquely American entertainment.

Lodging: Grande Mariner

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Bow ramp for landing on beaches. Shallow draft and collapsible pilothouse ensure that passengers survey the scenery close up. Dress code is casual throughout day and evening. BYOB rule with complimentary mixers, soda, glass, ice.

Ship Information: Length: 184' Beam: 40' Draft: 6'6" Passenger Capacity: 86 Passenger Cabins: 48 Commissioned: 1997 Refurbished: 2009 Flag: United States Built By: Blount Boats, Warren, RI

Contact info:
Blount Boats
Warren, RI 02885 USA
phone: 401-245-8300
web: www.blountsmallshipadventures.com

Room amenities: Daily maid service; daily fresh towels. Bed linens are changed twice during the trip. Sufficient stowage under the bed and in compartments. Mirrors, hanging space. Most cabins are too small to have a chair. Most cabins have a window or a port hole.

Facility amenities: Each cabin ranges in size from 77 square feet to 120 square feet with private miniscule bathroom. Built-in stowage is adequate. Twin beds or queen bed. Some twins convert to queen. Most but not all cabins have a window or port-hole.They are on three decks, with most accommodations on mid and upper decks. A large comfortable lounge, which also serves as a lecture hall, is forward on the higher of the two upper accommodations decks. The dining room, one deck below, doubles as a card room and reading area. The American food is fresh, well prepared, and served family-style at one open sitting. Menus are posted in advance. The sundeck extends nearly the full length of the ship and has a viewing area covered by an awning. Considered Spartan in its simplicity, the Grande Mariner is nevertheless popular with many returning passengers.

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

Bathroom: Cabins have compartmented shower and separate toilet/lavatory. No tub in bathroom

Additional nights before: $250
To reserve a hotel room in Nashville, Tenn., for night of Nov. 30, 2012, before the program begins, or to reserve a hotel room in Memphis, Tenn., for night of Dec. 8, 2012, after the program ends, call program provider at 601-446-1208. Deadline to reserve a room is one month before the program. A check for $197 per room per night for Nashville or $170 per room per night for Memphis should be sent to Educational Travel Associates, Inc., PO Box 1307, Natchez, MS 39121. Put on check what it is for.

Check in time: 1:00 PM


Day Two: Sunday, December 02 - "Cruisin' Down Mid-America's Rivers," about mid-A...
"Cruisin' Down Mid-America's Rivers," about mid-America rivers. Exploration of the first-class Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Explore shops in downtown Nashville. After dinner, "Country Music in Story and Song," by a Nashville songwriter/historian.

Note: Walking through the museum.

Breakfast: Family style breakfast in ship dining room

Morning: Get acquainted session. Mandatory safety session. A lecture on the Cumberland, Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers in mid America that will be part of the trip by Dr. Charles Vahlkamp

Lunch: Family style luncheon in ship dining room

Afternoon: Exploration of the famed Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum with special exhibits and music shop. Free time to explore downtown Nashville and Printer's Alley. At 5:30 p.m. "Bluegrass, Blues, and...Welcome Aboard Pary," featuring Ttennessee sippin' whiskey, mint juleps, and other libations in ship lounge

Dinner: Dinner in ship dining room

Evening: Onbaord the vessel, "Country Music in Story and Song," an overview of country music and its power and pervasiveness for the past 100 years. Program presenter is Davis Raines of Nashville, a well-known singer/songwriter and historian/recording artist.

Lodging: Grande Mariner

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

Description: Bow ramp for landing on beaches. Shallow draft and collapsible pilothouse ensure that passengers survey the scenery close up. Dress code is casual throughout day and evening. BYOB rule with complimentary mixers, soda, glass, ice.

Ship Information: Length: 184' Beam: 40' Draft: 6'6" Passenger Capacity: 86 Passenger Cabins: 48 Commissioned: 1997 Refurbished: 2009 Flag: United States Built By: Blount Boats, Warren, RI

Contact info:
Blount Boats
Warren, RI 02885 USA
phone: 401-245-8300
web: www.blountsmallshipadventures.com

Room amenities: Daily maid service; daily fresh towels. Bed linens are changed twice during the trip. Sufficient stowage under the bed and in compartments. Mirrors, hanging space. Most cabins are too small to have a chair. Most cabins have a window or a port hole.

Facility amenities: Each cabin ranges in size from 77 square feet to 120 square feet with private miniscule bathroom. Built-in stowage is adequate. Twin beds or queen bed. Some twins convert to queen. Most but not all cabins have a window or port-hole.They are on three decks, with most accommodations on mid and upper decks. A large comfortable lounge, which also serves as a lecture hall, is forward on the higher of the two upper accommodations decks. The dining room, one deck below, doubles as a card room and reading area. The American food is fresh, well prepared, and served family-style at one open sitting. Menus are posted in advance. The sundeck extends nearly the full length of the ship and has a viewing area covered by an awning. Considered Spartan in its simplicity, the Grande Mariner is nevertheless popular with many returning passengers.

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

Bathroom: Cabins have compartmented shower and separate toilet/lavatory. No tub in bathroom

Additional nights before: $250
To reserve a hotel room in Nashville, Tenn., for night of Nov. 30, 2012, before the program begins, or to reserve a hotel room in Memphis, Tenn., for night of Dec. 8, 2012, after the program ends, call program provider at 601-446-1208. Deadline to reserve a room is one month before the program. A check for $197 per room per night for Nashville or $170 per room per night for Memphis should be sent to Educational Travel Associates, Inc., PO Box 1307, Natchez, MS 39121. Put on check what it is for.

Check in time: 1:00 PM


Day Three: Monday, December 03 - Cruise to Clarksville, Tenn. "All Shook Up: The D...
Cruise to Clarksville, Tenn. "All Shook Up: The Deep South's Various Identities," an overview of Southern culture. Visit Customs House Museum, a link to the world's leading tobacco area. Rehearsal of those who perform later. Live music.

Note: Walking through the museum

Arrive To: Clarksville, Tenn.

Breakfast: Family style breakfast in the dining room

Morning: Depart Nashville on the Cumberland River with time to enjoy the verdant sights along the shore. Lecture by Dr. Charles Vahlkamp, "All Shook Up: The Deep South's Various Identities," explaining the area's culture. Discussion of upcoming shore excursion in Clarksville, Tenn.

Lunch: Lunch in the ship's dining room

Afternoon: Shore excursion to Customs House Museum and Cultural Center to learn about the area's history as the world's leading seller of tobacco. Initial meeting of volunteer musicians who will perform in a show, "Rollin' on the River," at the end of the trip. Bring your own instrument! Or plan to sing along! Happy hour onboard the ship. Bring your own beverage; mixers will be provided.

Dinner: Dinner onboard the ship

Evening: Live music show onboard the ship by Jon Byrd, a well-known Nashville musican, songwriter, and recording artist whose new album is attracting rave reviews.

Evening: Live music show onboard the ship

Lodging: Grande Mariner

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

Description: Bow ramp for landing on beaches. Shallow draft and collapsible pilothouse ensure that passengers survey the scenery close up. Dress code is casual throughout day and evening. BYOB rule with complimentary mixers, soda, glass, ice.

Ship Information: Length: 184' Beam: 40' Draft: 6'6" Passenger Capacity: 86 Passenger Cabins: 48 Commissioned: 1997 Refurbished: 2009 Flag: United States Built By: Blount Boats, Warren, RI

Contact info:
Blount Boats
Warren, RI 02885 USA
phone: 401-245-8300
web: www.blountsmallshipadventures.com

Room amenities: Daily maid service; daily fresh towels. Bed linens are changed twice during the trip. Sufficient stowage under the bed and in compartments. Mirrors, hanging space. Most cabins are too small to have a chair. Most cabins have a window or a port hole.

Facility amenities: Each cabin ranges in size from 77 square feet to 120 square feet with private miniscule bathroom. Built-in stowage is adequate. Twin beds or queen bed. Some twins convert to queen. Most but not all cabins have a window or port-hole.They are on three decks, with most accommodations on mid and upper decks. A large comfortable lounge, which also serves as a lecture hall, is forward on the higher of the two upper accommodations decks. The dining room, one deck below, doubles as a card room and reading area. The American food is fresh, well prepared, and served family-style at one open sitting. Menus are posted in advance. The sundeck extends nearly the full length of the ship and has a viewing area covered by an awning. Considered Spartan in its simplicity, the Grande Mariner is nevertheless popular with many returning passengers.

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

Bathroom: Cabins have compartmented shower and separate toilet/lavatory. No tub in bathroom

Additional nights before: $250
To reserve a hotel room in Nashville, Tenn., for night of Nov. 30, 2012, before the program begins, or to reserve a hotel room in Memphis, Tenn., for night of Dec. 8, 2012, after the program ends, call program provider at 601-446-1208. Deadline to reserve a room is one month before the program. A check for $197 per room per night for Nashville or $170 per room per night for Memphis should be sent to Educational Travel Associates, Inc., PO Box 1307, Natchez, MS 39121. Put on check what it is for.

Check in time: 1:00 PM


Day Four: Tuesday, December 04 - Program about famous authors of Tennessee and Ken...
Program about famous authors of Tennessee and Kentucky by Sarah Vahlkamp. Screening of "Coal Miner's Daughter," the Loretta Lynn story. Arrive Kuttawa, Ky. A lecture/performance, "The Musical Heritage of Tennessee and Kentucky" by Dr. Jim Claypool of Ky.

Note: very little walking

Breakfast: Family style breakfast onboard the ship

Morning: "Tennessee and Kentucky Authors," a program by librarian Sarah Vahlkamp of Danville, Ky., with discussion. Informal birding session on the Sundeck. Rehearsal of "Sounds' Great," a group of volunteer musicians who perform later.

Lunch: Lunch onboard the ship

Afternoon: Screening of "Coal Miner's Daughter," a film about country music star Loretta Lynn. Group session to prepare for visit to Kuttawa, Ky. Arrive Kuttawa, Ky. Happy hour.

Dinner: Dinner onboard the ship

Evening: "The Musical Heritage of Tennessee and Kentucky," a musical and historical program by Dr. Jim Claypool of Ky.

Lodging: Grande Mariner

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

Description: Bow ramp for landing on beaches. Shallow draft and collapsible pilothouse ensure that passengers survey the scenery close up. Dress code is casual throughout day and evening. BYOB rule with complimentary mixers, soda, glass, ice.

Ship Information: Length: 184' Beam: 40' Draft: 6'6" Passenger Capacity: 86 Passenger Cabins: 48 Commissioned: 1997 Refurbished: 2009 Flag: United States Built By: Blount Boats, Warren, RI

Contact info:
Blount Boats
Warren, RI 02885 USA
phone: 401-245-8300
web: www.blountsmallshipadventures.com

Room amenities: Daily maid service; daily fresh towels. Bed linens are changed twice during the trip. Sufficient stowage under the bed and in compartments. Mirrors, hanging space. Most cabins are too small to have a chair. Most cabins have a window or a port hole.

Facility amenities: Each cabin ranges in size from 77 square feet to 120 square feet with private miniscule bathroom. Built-in stowage is adequate. Twin beds or queen bed. Some twins convert to queen. Most but not all cabins have a window or port-hole.They are on three decks, with most accommodations on mid and upper decks. A large comfortable lounge, which also serves as a lecture hall, is forward on the higher of the two upper accommodations decks. The dining room, one deck below, doubles as a card room and reading area. The American food is fresh, well prepared, and served family-style at one open sitting. Menus are posted in advance. The sundeck extends nearly the full length of the ship and has a viewing area covered by an awning. Considered Spartan in its simplicity, the Grande Mariner is nevertheless popular with many returning passengers.

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

Bathroom: Cabins have compartmented shower and separate toilet/lavatory. No tub in bathroom

Additional nights before: $250
To reserve a hotel room in Nashville, Tenn., for night of Nov. 30, 2012, before the program begins, or to reserve a hotel room in Memphis, Tenn., for night of Dec. 8, 2012, after the program ends, call program provider at 601-446-1208. Deadline to reserve a room is one month before the program. A check for $197 per room per night for Nashville or $170 per room per night for Memphis should be sent to Educational Travel Associates, Inc., PO Box 1307, Natchez, MS 39121. Put on check what it is for.

Check in time: 1:00 PM


Day Five: Wednesday, December 05 - Overview of the formation of the beautiful lakes ...
Overview of the formation of the beautiful lakes in the area. Explore Rose Hill Museum. Programs about Bluegrass music and naturalist/artist John James Audubon. Screening of film about famous banjo pickers.

Note: Walking through the museum.

Arrive To: Kuttawa, Ky.

Breakfast: Breakfast onboard the ship

Morning: Overview lecture about formation of the beautiful lakes in the area by noted author and historian Bill Cunningham, author of five books about the region's history. Excursion to Rose Hill Museum in Kuttawa, Ky.; musical program about Bluegrass music of Kentucky by Dr. Jim Claypool.

Lunch: Lunch onboard the ship

Afternoon: "John James Audubon: Artist, Ornithologist, and Naturalist with Ties to the Deep South," by Sarah Vahlkamp. Rehearsal of "Sound's Great," a volunteer musical group who perform later. Happy hour.

Dinner: Dinner onboard the ship

Evening: Screening of "The Three Pickers: Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, and Ricky Skaggs," famed banjo players who earned standing ovations from Grand Ole Opry fans

Lodging: Grande Mariner

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

Description: Bow ramp for landing on beaches. Shallow draft and collapsible pilothouse ensure that passengers survey the scenery close up. Dress code is casual throughout day and evening. BYOB rule with complimentary mixers, soda, glass, ice.

Ship Information: Length: 184' Beam: 40' Draft: 6'6" Passenger Capacity: 86 Passenger Cabins: 48 Commissioned: 1997 Refurbished: 2009 Flag: United States Built By: Blount Boats, Warren, RI

Contact info:
Blount Boats
Warren, RI 02885 USA
phone: 401-245-8300
web: www.blountsmallshipadventures.com

Room amenities: Daily maid service; daily fresh towels. Bed linens are changed twice during the trip. Sufficient stowage under the bed and in compartments. Mirrors, hanging space. Most cabins are too small to have a chair. Most cabins have a window or a port hole.

Facility amenities: Each cabin ranges in size from 77 square feet to 120 square feet with private miniscule bathroom. Built-in stowage is adequate. Twin beds or queen bed. Some twins convert to queen. Most but not all cabins have a window or port-hole.They are on three decks, with most accommodations on mid and upper decks. A large comfortable lounge, which also serves as a lecture hall, is forward on the higher of the two upper accommodations decks. The dining room, one deck below, doubles as a card room and reading area. The American food is fresh, well prepared, and served family-style at one open sitting. Menus are posted in advance. The sundeck extends nearly the full length of the ship and has a viewing area covered by an awning. Considered Spartan in its simplicity, the Grande Mariner is nevertheless popular with many returning passengers.

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

Bathroom: Cabins have compartmented shower and separate toilet/lavatory. No tub in bathroom

Additional nights before: $250
To reserve a hotel room in Nashville, Tenn., for night of Nov. 30, 2012, before the program begins, or to reserve a hotel room in Memphis, Tenn., for night of Dec. 8, 2012, after the program ends, call program provider at 601-446-1208. Deadline to reserve a room is one month before the program. A check for $197 per room per night for Nashville or $170 per room per night for Memphis should be sent to Educational Travel Associates, Inc., PO Box 1307, Natchez, MS 39121. Put on check what it is for.

Check in time: 1:00 PM


Day Six: Thursday, December 06 - Humorous program about Southern culture. Screeni...
Humorous program about Southern culture. Screening of PBS' "River of Song: Southern Fusion." Arrive Memphis. Captain's supper with toasts to anniversaries and birthdays. Concert, "Memphis Blues," by Bluff City Jug Band of Memphis

Note: very little walking

Arrive To: Memphis, Tenn.

Breakfast: Breakfast onboard the ship

Morning: Witness the dramatic confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. "What Is It about the South?" a humorous program by Sarah Vahlkamp. "Rollin' on the River," an informal show by volunteer performers. Session to get ready for Memphis.

Lunch: Lunch onboard the ship

Afternoon: Screening of PBS "River of Song: Southern Fusion" and mandatory disembarkation session; captain's complimentary cocktail party

Dinner: Captain's supper with toasts to anniversaries

Evening: Concert, "Memphis Blues," by Bluff City Jug Band of Memphis, a group of musicians who trace the influence of old-time blues from the early 1900s to the present day, playing the jug, the washboard, the harmonica, and other simple instruments

Lodging: Grande Mariner

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

Description: Bow ramp for landing on beaches. Shallow draft and collapsible pilothouse ensure that passengers survey the scenery close up. Dress code is casual throughout day and evening. BYOB rule with complimentary mixers, soda, glass, ice.

Ship Information: Length: 184' Beam: 40' Draft: 6'6" Passenger Capacity: 86 Passenger Cabins: 48 Commissioned: 1997 Refurbished: 2009 Flag: United States Built By: Blount Boats, Warren, RI

Contact info:
Blount Boats
Warren, RI 02885 USA
phone: 401-245-8300
web: www.blountsmallshipadventures.com

Room amenities: Daily maid service; daily fresh towels. Bed linens are changed twice during the trip. Sufficient stowage under the bed and in compartments. Mirrors, hanging space. Most cabins are too small to have a chair. Most cabins have a window or a port hole.

Facility amenities: Each cabin ranges in size from 77 square feet to 120 square feet with private miniscule bathroom. Built-in stowage is adequate. Twin beds or queen bed. Some twins convert to queen. Most but not all cabins have a window or port-hole.They are on three decks, with most accommodations on mid and upper decks. A large comfortable lounge, which also serves as a lecture hall, is forward on the higher of the two upper accommodations decks. The dining room, one deck below, doubles as a card room and reading area. The American food is fresh, well prepared, and served family-style at one open sitting. Menus are posted in advance. The sundeck extends nearly the full length of the ship and has a viewing area covered by an awning. Considered Spartan in its simplicity, the Grande Mariner is nevertheless popular with many returning passengers.

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

Bathroom: Cabins have compartmented shower and separate toilet/lavatory. No tub in bathroom

Additional nights before: $250
To reserve a hotel room in Nashville, Tenn., for night of Nov. 30, 2012, before the program begins, or to reserve a hotel room in Memphis, Tenn., for night of Dec. 8, 2012, after the program ends, call program provider at 601-446-1208. Deadline to reserve a room is one month before the program. A check for $197 per room per night for Nashville or $170 per room per night for Memphis should be sent to Educational Travel Associates, Inc., PO Box 1307, Natchez, MS 39121. Put on check what it is for.

Check in time: 1:00 PM


Day Seven: Friday, December 07 - Program about Memphis musicians with live piano m...
Program about Memphis musicians with live piano music. Excursion to Elvis Presley's Graceland. Film and tour of Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Stroll down Beale Street. Live show with dancing, "Blues and Boogie-Woogie," onboard the ship by the Kattawar brothers.

Note: Walking

Breakfast: Breakfast onboard the ship

Morning: "Tennessee, Memphis Artists, W.C. Handy, and Ragtime," a program by Dr. Richard Raichelson, author and musician of Memphis. Excursion to Elvis Presley's Graceland.

Lunch: Lunch onboard the ship

Afternoon: Field trip to Rock 'n' Soul Museum with film and exhibits. Exploration of Beale Street with its live musicians, shops, and museums.

Dinner: Dinner onboard the ship

Evening: Get ready to clap your hands and dance, dance, dance to an unforgettable beat by Jerry and Mike Kattawar of Memphis. You[ll think it's Jerry Lee Lewis at the piano! What a way to enjoy Memphis! The concert, "Blues and Boogie-Woogie," will make you HAPPY!

Lodging: Grande Mariner

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Eight: Saturday, December 08 - 9 a.m. disembarkation for those enrolled in the N...
9 a.m. disembarkation for those enrolled in the Nashville-Memphis trip. They are taken to Memphis International Airport to fly out or to rent a pre-arranged car. Flights should be booked no earlier than 11 a.m.

Note: walking

Breakfast: 9 a.m. disembarkation; all are taken to Memphis International Airport to fly out or to rent a car


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