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Program #20419RJ
17 Days | 16 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 Jun 15 — Jul 1, 2013

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Day One: Saturday, June 15 - Depature from North America to London
In Transit: Overnight flights from North America to London.

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located on the River Thams in the heart of London, the Tower Hotel enjoys panoramic views of the Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the River Thames and St Katherine Docks. Vibrant, contemporary and spacious, this non-smoking hotel feels relaxed and enjoys an abundance of natural daylight.

Contact info:
St Katharine's Way
London, E1W 1LD UK:England
phone: +44 845 305 8335
web: http://www.guoman.com/en/hotels/united_kingdom/london/the_tower/index.html

Room amenities: Air conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities, flat screen LDC TV, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, mini bar, room safe, trouser press

Facility amenities: Air conditioning, gym, meeting rooms, restaurant with outdoor terrace, bar, wifi internet (for an additional charge)

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for rates and bookings.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Sunday, June 16 - Arrive in London
Morning: Arrive in London. Your group leader will meet the group at the London International Airport. Motorcoach departs the airport for transfer to the program hotel in London.

Dinner: Join your group and group leader for a welcome dinner at the Tower Hotel

Evening: Evening at leisure

Lodging: Tower Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Designed to explore the remote corners of the world in elegance and style, the ms Prinsendam is our most intimate ship. Accommodating just 835 passengers, she gives guests the feel of a classic yacht with the spaciousness of a cruise ship. The ms Prinsendam offers many cozy areas in which to find your favorite spot, most of her staterooms feature commanding ocean views and many have private verandahs. A special signature sculpture dominates the three-story atrium featuring etched fish, turtles and dolphins climbing a stunning cylinder of Bolle glass and lit with state-of-the-art fiber optics. Other works of art include a remarkable abstract marble sculpture of a Viking ship by contemporary Norwegian artist Nicholas Widerberg, a series of paintings by impressionist painter Neil Pinkett, and an outstanding collection of Roman Amphorae from 50 - 150 AD. The ms Prinsendam, or "Princes" ship, is truly a classic ship worthy of her name.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 835 Crew members: 470 Gross Tonnage: 37,983 grt. Length: 669 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Prinsendam

Room amenities: With 25 percent more living space than any other ship in its category, enjoy elegant and refined details such as fine linens, fluffy Egyptian cotton towels and bathrobes, massage showerheads and flat-screen televisions.

Facility amenities: The ms Prinsendam boasts 22 spacious public rooms, features commanding ocean views in 93 percent of her staterooms and private verandahs in 67 percent of her staterooms. The two-tier La Fontaine Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options. The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens. The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes. The Queen's Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Monday, June 17 - Tower of London / Embark MS Prinsendam
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Hotel

Morning: Enjoy a Road Scholar excursion: The Tower of London. We visit the Crown Jewels first, avoiding the crowds which come later. Then the White Tower, which was completed in 1100, and now houses an exhibition of armour and a range of fascinating artefacts connected with the history of the Tower and the Monarchy

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Depart for Tilbury. Review ship activities en route to ship. Embark the MS Prinsendam

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship. Ship departs Tillbury this evening.

Evening: Evening at leisure

Lodging: MS Prinsendam

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

Description: Designed to explore the remote corners of the world in elegance and style, the ms Prinsendam is our most intimate ship. Accommodating just 835 passengers, she gives guests the feel of a classic yacht with the spaciousness of a cruise ship. The ms Prinsendam offers many cozy areas in which to find your favorite spot, most of her staterooms feature commanding ocean views and many have private verandahs. A special signature sculpture dominates the three-story atrium featuring etched fish, turtles and dolphins climbing a stunning cylinder of Bolle glass and lit with state-of-the-art fiber optics. Other works of art include a remarkable abstract marble sculpture of a Viking ship by contemporary Norwegian artist Nicholas Widerberg, a series of paintings by impressionist painter Neil Pinkett, and an outstanding collection of Roman Amphorae from 50 - 150 AD. The ms Prinsendam, or "Princes" ship, is truly a classic ship worthy of her name.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 835 Crew members: 470 Gross Tonnage: 37,983 grt. Length: 669 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Prinsendam

Room amenities: With 25 percent more living space than any other ship in its category, enjoy elegant and refined details such as fine linens, fluffy Egyptian cotton towels and bathrobes, massage showerheads and flat-screen televisions.

Facility amenities: The ms Prinsendam boasts 22 spacious public rooms, features commanding ocean views in 93 percent of her staterooms and private verandahs in 67 percent of her staterooms. The two-tier La Fontaine Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options. The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens. The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes. The Queen's Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Tuesday, June 18 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast onboard

Morning: Enjoy a morning lecture by your study leader: Theme Maritime and Celtic History

Lunch: Lunch onboard

Afternoon: Enjoy an Exclusive Road Scholar Welcome Cocktail Party.

Dinner: Dinner onboard

Lodging: MS Prinsendam

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

Description: Designed to explore the remote corners of the world in elegance and style, the ms Prinsendam is our most intimate ship. Accommodating just 835 passengers, she gives guests the feel of a classic yacht with the spaciousness of a cruise ship. The ms Prinsendam offers many cozy areas in which to find your favorite spot, most of her staterooms feature commanding ocean views and many have private verandahs. A special signature sculpture dominates the three-story atrium featuring etched fish, turtles and dolphins climbing a stunning cylinder of Bolle glass and lit with state-of-the-art fiber optics. Other works of art include a remarkable abstract marble sculpture of a Viking ship by contemporary Norwegian artist Nicholas Widerberg, a series of paintings by impressionist painter Neil Pinkett, and an outstanding collection of Roman Amphorae from 50 - 150 AD. The ms Prinsendam, or "Princes" ship, is truly a classic ship worthy of her name.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 835 Crew members: 470 Gross Tonnage: 37,983 grt. Length: 669 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Prinsendam

Room amenities: With 25 percent more living space than any other ship in its category, enjoy elegant and refined details such as fine linens, fluffy Egyptian cotton towels and bathrobes, massage showerheads and flat-screen televisions.

Facility amenities: The ms Prinsendam boasts 22 spacious public rooms, features commanding ocean views in 93 percent of her staterooms and private verandahs in 67 percent of her staterooms. The two-tier La Fontaine Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options. The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens. The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes. The Queen's Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Wednesday, June 19 - St Peter Port, Channel Islands
Breakfast: Breakfast onboard

Morning: Ship arrives in St. Peter Port. Coach departs from the ship. Dtailed Excursion Description:- 2.5 hours You will be met by your guide on the pier and enjoy a guided walk from the ship along the massive granite breakwater to the Castle Emplacement where you will enter the castle through the impressive portcullis entrance. Standing like a sentinel guarding the entrance to St Peter Port harbour, this Royal Fortress has witnessed many major events in British history. From protecting the island against invasion from the French in 1204 through to the English Civil War and to the Second World War, the Castle bears the scars of over 800 years of warfare. A short flight of steps leads to the lower gardens with original cannons facing out through the ramparts. Your guide will lead you through the narrow alleyways describing the chequered history of this iconic fortress. Entering the castle, built in the 13th century to defend the surrounding waters, you will begin to understand what life was like for those living in this imposing fortress. The deprivation, the dank stench from the dungeons, the constant danger of invasion and the many deaths within its walls are brought to life by the Guide?s narration. You will re-live the medieval myths, murders and manifestations which took place in this captivating fortress. During the tour there will be the opportunity to visit the museums housed within the castle walls - namely, The Story of Castle Cornet Museum which relates the castle?s role in the English Civil War and its occupation by German forces in 1940, the Maritime Museum which details all the naval history of the castle, from Pirates to the Royal Navy, the 201 Squadron RAF Museum (Guernsey?s adopted squadron and the only affiliated squadron museum of its kind in Britain open to the public,) and the Militia Museum which houses the uniforms and memorabilia of the Guernsey Light Infantry which fought in France in the First World War.

Lunch: Coach returns to the ship. Lunch onboard

Afternoon: Continue your exploration of St Peter Port, Channel Islands.

Dinner: Ship departs St. Peter Port. Dinner onboard

Lodging: MS Prinsendam

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

Description: Designed to explore the remote corners of the world in elegance and style, the ms Prinsendam is our most intimate ship. Accommodating just 835 passengers, she gives guests the feel of a classic yacht with the spaciousness of a cruise ship. The ms Prinsendam offers many cozy areas in which to find your favorite spot, most of her staterooms feature commanding ocean views and many have private verandahs. A special signature sculpture dominates the three-story atrium featuring etched fish, turtles and dolphins climbing a stunning cylinder of Bolle glass and lit with state-of-the-art fiber optics. Other works of art include a remarkable abstract marble sculpture of a Viking ship by contemporary Norwegian artist Nicholas Widerberg, a series of paintings by impressionist painter Neil Pinkett, and an outstanding collection of Roman Amphorae from 50 - 150 AD. The ms Prinsendam, or "Princes" ship, is truly a classic ship worthy of her name.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 835 Crew members: 470 Gross Tonnage: 37,983 grt. Length: 669 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Prinsendam

Room amenities: With 25 percent more living space than any other ship in its category, enjoy elegant and refined details such as fine linens, fluffy Egyptian cotton towels and bathrobes, massage showerheads and flat-screen televisions.

Facility amenities: The ms Prinsendam boasts 22 spacious public rooms, features commanding ocean views in 93 percent of her staterooms and private verandahs in 67 percent of her staterooms. The two-tier La Fontaine Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options. The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens. The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes. The Queen's Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Thursday, June 20 - Falmouth, England
Breakfast: Breakfast onboard

Lunch: Lunch onboard

Afternoon: Ship arrives in Falmouth, England. Lying on the southern coast of Cornwall, Falmouth is a seaside gem. Explore Pendennis and St. Mawes Castles, built in the 16th century by Henry VIII. Stop by the National Maritime Museum or visit the cathedral in nearby Truro. Wander the quaint streets to discover local eateries and shops, and walk along the area’s fine beaches.

Dinner: Ship departs Falmouth, England. Dinner onboard

Lodging: MS Prinsendam

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

Description: Designed to explore the remote corners of the world in elegance and style, the ms Prinsendam is our most intimate ship. Accommodating just 835 passengers, she gives guests the feel of a classic yacht with the spaciousness of a cruise ship. The ms Prinsendam offers many cozy areas in which to find your favorite spot, most of her staterooms feature commanding ocean views and many have private verandahs. A special signature sculpture dominates the three-story atrium featuring etched fish, turtles and dolphins climbing a stunning cylinder of Bolle glass and lit with state-of-the-art fiber optics. Other works of art include a remarkable abstract marble sculpture of a Viking ship by contemporary Norwegian artist Nicholas Widerberg, a series of paintings by impressionist painter Neil Pinkett, and an outstanding collection of Roman Amphorae from 50 - 150 AD. The ms Prinsendam, or "Princes" ship, is truly a classic ship worthy of her name.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 835 Crew members: 470 Gross Tonnage: 37,983 grt. Length: 669 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Prinsendam

Room amenities: With 25 percent more living space than any other ship in its category, enjoy elegant and refined details such as fine linens, fluffy Egyptian cotton towels and bathrobes, massage showerheads and flat-screen televisions.

Facility amenities: The ms Prinsendam boasts 22 spacious public rooms, features commanding ocean views in 93 percent of her staterooms and private verandahs in 67 percent of her staterooms. The two-tier La Fontaine Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options. The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens. The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes. The Queen's Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Friday, June 21 - Bristol (Bath), England
Breakfast: Breakfast onboard

Morning: A major seaport and England's sixth largest city, Bristol is famous for its music and film industries, and was a finalist for the 2008 European Capital of Culture. Explore the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, take in a show, and stroll the streets while getting in your daily quota of sightseeing.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: In the Afternoon continue to enjoy your excursion of Bristol (Bath), England.

Dinner: Ship departs Bristol, England. Dinner onboard

Lodging: MS Prinsendam

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

Description: Designed to explore the remote corners of the world in elegance and style, the ms Prinsendam is our most intimate ship. Accommodating just 835 passengers, she gives guests the feel of a classic yacht with the spaciousness of a cruise ship. The ms Prinsendam offers many cozy areas in which to find your favorite spot, most of her staterooms feature commanding ocean views and many have private verandahs. A special signature sculpture dominates the three-story atrium featuring etched fish, turtles and dolphins climbing a stunning cylinder of Bolle glass and lit with state-of-the-art fiber optics. Other works of art include a remarkable abstract marble sculpture of a Viking ship by contemporary Norwegian artist Nicholas Widerberg, a series of paintings by impressionist painter Neil Pinkett, and an outstanding collection of Roman Amphorae from 50 - 150 AD. The ms Prinsendam, or "Princes" ship, is truly a classic ship worthy of her name.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 835 Crew members: 470 Gross Tonnage: 37,983 grt. Length: 669 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Prinsendam

Room amenities: With 25 percent more living space than any other ship in its category, enjoy elegant and refined details such as fine linens, fluffy Egyptian cotton towels and bathrobes, massage showerheads and flat-screen televisions.

Facility amenities: The ms Prinsendam boasts 22 spacious public rooms, features commanding ocean views in 93 percent of her staterooms and private verandahs in 67 percent of her staterooms. The two-tier La Fontaine Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options. The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens. The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes. The Queen's Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Saturday, June 22 - Dunmore East (Waterford), Ireland
Breakfast: Breakfast onboard

Morning: Perched on a cliff edge, Dunmore East is a classic cruise-port gem – a captivating fishing village. Guests may stroll the quaint and narrow streets, sampling local seafood and relaxing with a quiet pint or a bite to eat in one of the many charming restaurants and pubs. The village is steeped in history, as well as music and festivals, and golf, tennis, walking, water sports and more.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue your exploration of Dunmore East.

Dinner: Motorcoach arrives at the ship. Ship departs Dunmore East. Dinner onboard

Lodging: MS Prinsendam

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

Description: Designed to explore the remote corners of the world in elegance and style, the ms Prinsendam is our most intimate ship. Accommodating just 835 passengers, she gives guests the feel of a classic yacht with the spaciousness of a cruise ship. The ms Prinsendam offers many cozy areas in which to find your favorite spot, most of her staterooms feature commanding ocean views and many have private verandahs. A special signature sculpture dominates the three-story atrium featuring etched fish, turtles and dolphins climbing a stunning cylinder of Bolle glass and lit with state-of-the-art fiber optics. Other works of art include a remarkable abstract marble sculpture of a Viking ship by contemporary Norwegian artist Nicholas Widerberg, a series of paintings by impressionist painter Neil Pinkett, and an outstanding collection of Roman Amphorae from 50 - 150 AD. The ms Prinsendam, or "Princes" ship, is truly a classic ship worthy of her name.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 835 Crew members: 470 Gross Tonnage: 37,983 grt. Length: 669 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Prinsendam

Room amenities: With 25 percent more living space than any other ship in its category, enjoy elegant and refined details such as fine linens, fluffy Egyptian cotton towels and bathrobes, massage showerheads and flat-screen televisions.

Facility amenities: The ms Prinsendam boasts 22 spacious public rooms, features commanding ocean views in 93 percent of her staterooms and private verandahs in 67 percent of her staterooms. The two-tier La Fontaine Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options. The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens. The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes. The Queen's Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Sunday, June 23 - Dublin
Breakfast: Breakfast onboard

Morning: Ship arrives in Dublin. Motorcoach departs for excursion. Detailed Excursion Description: - 7.5 hours Dublin offers a fine introduction to Georgian mansions, with its wide streets and spacious squares. You’ll pass the Customs House on the north bank of the River Liffey and many mid-18th-century public buildings back in Dublin’s south side. Your sightseeing tour of the city continues, passing Merrion and Fitzwilliam squares, the National Gallery, St. Stephen’s Green, Dawson Street and the residence of Dublin’s Lord Mayor. You will pass Dublin Castle, City Hall, Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Cathedral—the latter founded in 1190 and best known for its association with Jonathan Swift, who was dean here from 1713 to 1745. At Phoenix Park, Europe’s largest enclosed public park, you will pass by the homes of Ireland’s president and the American Ambassador. Along the River Liffey, see the Four Courts, Ireland’s courts of justice. From here you will travel to Trinity College where you will visit the library that holds the famous Book of Kells—a hand-illuminated manuscript of the gospels. Trinity was founded just before the Tudor monarchy had completed the task of extending its authority over the whole of Ireland and the idea of an Irish university had been in the air for some time. Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, it is Ireland's oldest university and is famous for its graduates such as Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett. Your visit to Trinity College will not only include an opportunity to view the Book of Kells, displayed in the Old Library at Trinity College Dublin from the mid 19th century, you will also enjoy an guided tour of the campus and an insight into university life in Dublin and the education system in Ireland.

Lunch: Enjoy a delicious light lunch in a local Dublin pub.

Afternoon: Free time to explore Dublin independently

Dinner: Motorcoach arrives at the ship. Ship departs Dublin. Dinner at leisure onboard.

Lodging: MS Prinsendam

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

Description: Designed to explore the remote corners of the world in elegance and style, the ms Prinsendam is our most intimate ship. Accommodating just 835 passengers, she gives guests the feel of a classic yacht with the spaciousness of a cruise ship. The ms Prinsendam offers many cozy areas in which to find your favorite spot, most of her staterooms feature commanding ocean views and many have private verandahs. A special signature sculpture dominates the three-story atrium featuring etched fish, turtles and dolphins climbing a stunning cylinder of Bolle glass and lit with state-of-the-art fiber optics. Other works of art include a remarkable abstract marble sculpture of a Viking ship by contemporary Norwegian artist Nicholas Widerberg, a series of paintings by impressionist painter Neil Pinkett, and an outstanding collection of Roman Amphorae from 50 - 150 AD. The ms Prinsendam, or "Princes" ship, is truly a classic ship worthy of her name.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 835 Crew members: 470 Gross Tonnage: 37,983 grt. Length: 669 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Prinsendam

Room amenities: With 25 percent more living space than any other ship in its category, enjoy elegant and refined details such as fine linens, fluffy Egyptian cotton towels and bathrobes, massage showerheads and flat-screen televisions.

Facility amenities: The ms Prinsendam boasts 22 spacious public rooms, features commanding ocean views in 93 percent of her staterooms and private verandahs in 67 percent of her staterooms. The two-tier La Fontaine Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options. The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens. The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes. The Queen's Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Monday, June 24 - Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland
Breakfast: Breakfast onboard

Morning: Ship arrives Greenock, Scotland. Motorcoach departs for excursion. Located on the River Clyde, Greenock is on the steep west coast of Scotland, offering spectacular views to the mountains beyond. From the looming Victorian tower in Cathcart Square to the McLean Museum and Art Gallery on Union Street, you?ll find plenty to see and do. Head to Craig's Top for magnificent views from the summit of Lyle Hill, or head to nearby Glasgow to view its fine cathedral and art galleries.On arrival at Brightwater Visitor Centre, meet local rangers who will lead you on a guided walk to explain the local flora and fauna. Depending on final numbers, the group will be split into smaller groups where half will visit Gavin Maxwell's house/museum whilst the other half will visit the lighthouse and hides for watching the otters before rotating. Scottish naturalist and author Gavin Maxwell holds a special place, not only in Scottish literature, but also in the hearts and minds of animal lovers throughout the world. Probably most famous for "Ring of Bright Water" (1960) about how he brought an otter back from Iraq and raised it in Scotland, his book sold more than a million copies and was made into a movie starring Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna in 1969. The island and the surrounding water host a diverse range of wildlife. The flora ranges from coastal plants like sea pinks, to heathland varieties such as heather and tormental. On the island you may see voles, pine martens, rock and meadow pipits, while in the water around, shags and cormorants are regularly seen feeding, and eider ducks have appeared in large numbers. Porpoises and both harbour and grey seals are visitors, not to mention the resident otters!

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Dinner: Dinner onboard

Lodging: MS Prinsendam

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

Description: Designed to explore the remote corners of the world in elegance and style, the ms Prinsendam is our most intimate ship. Accommodating just 835 passengers, she gives guests the feel of a classic yacht with the spaciousness of a cruise ship. The ms Prinsendam offers many cozy areas in which to find your favorite spot, most of her staterooms feature commanding ocean views and many have private verandahs. A special signature sculpture dominates the three-story atrium featuring etched fish, turtles and dolphins climbing a stunning cylinder of Bolle glass and lit with state-of-the-art fiber optics. Other works of art include a remarkable abstract marble sculpture of a Viking ship by contemporary Norwegian artist Nicholas Widerberg, a series of paintings by impressionist painter Neil Pinkett, and an outstanding collection of Roman Amphorae from 50 - 150 AD. The ms Prinsendam, or "Princes" ship, is truly a classic ship worthy of her name.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 835 Crew members: 470 Gross Tonnage: 37,983 grt. Length: 669 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Prinsendam

Room amenities: With 25 percent more living space than any other ship in its category, enjoy elegant and refined details such as fine linens, fluffy Egyptian cotton towels and bathrobes, massage showerheads and flat-screen televisions.

Facility amenities: The ms Prinsendam boasts 22 spacious public rooms, features commanding ocean views in 93 percent of her staterooms and private verandahs in 67 percent of her staterooms. The two-tier La Fontaine Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options. The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens. The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes. The Queen's Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Tuesday, June 25 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast onboard

Morning: Enjoy your lecture by your study leader.

Lunch: Lunch onboard

Afternoon: Enjoy a lecture by your study leader.

Dinner: Dinner onboard

Lodging: MS Prinsendam

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

Description: Designed to explore the remote corners of the world in elegance and style, the ms Prinsendam is our most intimate ship. Accommodating just 835 passengers, she gives guests the feel of a classic yacht with the spaciousness of a cruise ship. The ms Prinsendam offers many cozy areas in which to find your favorite spot, most of her staterooms feature commanding ocean views and many have private verandahs. A special signature sculpture dominates the three-story atrium featuring etched fish, turtles and dolphins climbing a stunning cylinder of Bolle glass and lit with state-of-the-art fiber optics. Other works of art include a remarkable abstract marble sculpture of a Viking ship by contemporary Norwegian artist Nicholas Widerberg, a series of paintings by impressionist painter Neil Pinkett, and an outstanding collection of Roman Amphorae from 50 - 150 AD. The ms Prinsendam, or "Princes" ship, is truly a classic ship worthy of her name.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 835 Crew members: 470 Gross Tonnage: 37,983 grt. Length: 669 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Prinsendam

Room amenities: With 25 percent more living space than any other ship in its category, enjoy elegant and refined details such as fine linens, fluffy Egyptian cotton towels and bathrobes, massage showerheads and flat-screen televisions.

Facility amenities: The ms Prinsendam boasts 22 spacious public rooms, features commanding ocean views in 93 percent of her staterooms and private verandahs in 67 percent of her staterooms. The two-tier La Fontaine Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options. The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens. The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes. The Queen's Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Wednesday, June 26 - Killybegs, Donegal, Ireland
Breakfast: Breakfast onboard

Morning: Ship Arrives in Killybegs. Exploration of Donegal TBD.

Lunch: Lunch aboard the ship.

Afternoon: Afternoon Exploration of Donegal TBD.

Dinner: Dinner onboard

Lodging: MS Prinsendam

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

Description: Designed to explore the remote corners of the world in elegance and style, the ms Prinsendam is our most intimate ship. Accommodating just 835 passengers, she gives guests the feel of a classic yacht with the spaciousness of a cruise ship. The ms Prinsendam offers many cozy areas in which to find your favorite spot, most of her staterooms feature commanding ocean views and many have private verandahs. A special signature sculpture dominates the three-story atrium featuring etched fish, turtles and dolphins climbing a stunning cylinder of Bolle glass and lit with state-of-the-art fiber optics. Other works of art include a remarkable abstract marble sculpture of a Viking ship by contemporary Norwegian artist Nicholas Widerberg, a series of paintings by impressionist painter Neil Pinkett, and an outstanding collection of Roman Amphorae from 50 - 150 AD. The ms Prinsendam, or "Princes" ship, is truly a classic ship worthy of her name.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 835 Crew members: 470 Gross Tonnage: 37,983 grt. Length: 669 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Prinsendam

Room amenities: With 25 percent more living space than any other ship in its category, enjoy elegant and refined details such as fine linens, fluffy Egyptian cotton towels and bathrobes, massage showerheads and flat-screen televisions.

Facility amenities: The ms Prinsendam boasts 22 spacious public rooms, features commanding ocean views in 93 percent of her staterooms and private verandahs in 67 percent of her staterooms. The two-tier La Fontaine Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options. The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens. The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes. The Queen's Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Thursday, June 27 - Stornoway (Isle of Lewis), UK
Breakfast: Breakfast onboard

Morning: Ship arrives in Stornoway.Coach departs from the ship. Inhabited for more than 6,000 years, the Isle of Lewis has a rich history and rugged beauty. Explore the islands varied scenery from fjord-like lochs and dramatic sea-cliffs to barren peat moors and romantic heather covered uplands; marvel at the mysterious Standing Stones at Callanish, the most remarkable piece of antiquity in the Western Isles; and shop for famous Harris Tweed, hand-woven and uniquely dyed using indigenous plants.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship

Afternoon: Continue your exploration of Stornoway.

Dinner: Dinner onboard

Lodging: MS Prinsendam

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

Description: Designed to explore the remote corners of the world in elegance and style, the ms Prinsendam is our most intimate ship. Accommodating just 835 passengers, she gives guests the feel of a classic yacht with the spaciousness of a cruise ship. The ms Prinsendam offers many cozy areas in which to find your favorite spot, most of her staterooms feature commanding ocean views and many have private verandahs. A special signature sculpture dominates the three-story atrium featuring etched fish, turtles and dolphins climbing a stunning cylinder of Bolle glass and lit with state-of-the-art fiber optics. Other works of art include a remarkable abstract marble sculpture of a Viking ship by contemporary Norwegian artist Nicholas Widerberg, a series of paintings by impressionist painter Neil Pinkett, and an outstanding collection of Roman Amphorae from 50 - 150 AD. The ms Prinsendam, or "Princes" ship, is truly a classic ship worthy of her name.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 835 Crew members: 470 Gross Tonnage: 37,983 grt. Length: 669 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Prinsendam

Room amenities: With 25 percent more living space than any other ship in its category, enjoy elegant and refined details such as fine linens, fluffy Egyptian cotton towels and bathrobes, massage showerheads and flat-screen televisions.

Facility amenities: The ms Prinsendam boasts 22 spacious public rooms, features commanding ocean views in 93 percent of her staterooms and private verandahs in 67 percent of her staterooms. The two-tier La Fontaine Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options. The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens. The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes. The Queen's Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Fourteen: Friday, June 28 - Kirkwall, Scotland
Breakfast: Breakfast onboard

Morning: Ship arrives in Kirkwall. Coach departs for excursion. Located on the Orkney Islands in the remote northern reaches of Scotland, Kirkwall's history dates from 1046 and includes such characters as Sigurd the Powerful, St. Earl Magnus the Martyr, and Sigurd the Stout. Step back in time 5000 years and discover the stone village of Skara Brae, the Standing Stones of Stenness, and the Ring of Brodgar.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue your exploration of Kirkwall, Scotland

Dinner: Dinner onboard

Lodging: MS Prinsendam

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

Description: Designed to explore the remote corners of the world in elegance and style, the ms Prinsendam is our most intimate ship. Accommodating just 835 passengers, she gives guests the feel of a classic yacht with the spaciousness of a cruise ship. The ms Prinsendam offers many cozy areas in which to find your favorite spot, most of her staterooms feature commanding ocean views and many have private verandahs. A special signature sculpture dominates the three-story atrium featuring etched fish, turtles and dolphins climbing a stunning cylinder of Bolle glass and lit with state-of-the-art fiber optics. Other works of art include a remarkable abstract marble sculpture of a Viking ship by contemporary Norwegian artist Nicholas Widerberg, a series of paintings by impressionist painter Neil Pinkett, and an outstanding collection of Roman Amphorae from 50 - 150 AD. The ms Prinsendam, or "Princes" ship, is truly a classic ship worthy of her name.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 835 Crew members: 470 Gross Tonnage: 37,983 grt. Length: 669 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Prinsendam

Room amenities: With 25 percent more living space than any other ship in its category, enjoy elegant and refined details such as fine linens, fluffy Egyptian cotton towels and bathrobes, massage showerheads and flat-screen televisions.

Facility amenities: The ms Prinsendam boasts 22 spacious public rooms, features commanding ocean views in 93 percent of her staterooms and private verandahs in 67 percent of her staterooms. The two-tier La Fontaine Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options. The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens. The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes. The Queen's Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Fifteen: Saturday, June 29 - Rosyth (Edinburgh), Scotland
Breakfast: Breakfast onboard

Morning: Ship arrives in Rosyth. Coach departs from the ship. The brute igneous plugs of Scotland's Central Lowlands parted the retreating glaciers of the last ice age and became ideal places to build fortresses, with Castle Rock, and its Edinburgh Castle, premier among them. Cruise travelers can climb to the castle today and look out over a townscape of greenery and stone buildings, clustered tall and thin. Edinburgh's been honored as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the city not only honors its past, it parties with it at an annual festival of festivals that includes the Edinburgh Fringe, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Military Tattoo, the International Book Festival, and more.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue your exploration of Rosyth (Edinburgh), Scotland.

Dinner: Dinner onboard

Lodging: MS Prinsendam

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

Description: Designed to explore the remote corners of the world in elegance and style, the ms Prinsendam is our most intimate ship. Accommodating just 835 passengers, she gives guests the feel of a classic yacht with the spaciousness of a cruise ship. The ms Prinsendam offers many cozy areas in which to find your favorite spot, most of her staterooms feature commanding ocean views and many have private verandahs. A special signature sculpture dominates the three-story atrium featuring etched fish, turtles and dolphins climbing a stunning cylinder of Bolle glass and lit with state-of-the-art fiber optics. Other works of art include a remarkable abstract marble sculpture of a Viking ship by contemporary Norwegian artist Nicholas Widerberg, a series of paintings by impressionist painter Neil Pinkett, and an outstanding collection of Roman Amphorae from 50 - 150 AD. The ms Prinsendam, or "Princes" ship, is truly a classic ship worthy of her name.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 835 Crew members: 470 Gross Tonnage: 37,983 grt. Length: 669 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Prinsendam

Room amenities: With 25 percent more living space than any other ship in its category, enjoy elegant and refined details such as fine linens, fluffy Egyptian cotton towels and bathrobes, massage showerheads and flat-screen televisions.

Facility amenities: The ms Prinsendam boasts 22 spacious public rooms, features commanding ocean views in 93 percent of her staterooms and private verandahs in 67 percent of her staterooms. The two-tier La Fontaine Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options. The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens. The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes. The Queen's Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Sixteen: Sunday, June 30 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast onboard

Morning: Enjoy a presentation by your study leader.

Lunch: Lunch on board

Afternoon: Afternoon lecture and program wrap up

Afternoon: Dinner on board

Lodging: MS Prinsendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day Seventeen: Monday, July 01 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Disembark / Departur...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board. Ship arrives in Amsterdam

Morning: Transfer to the airport for flights back to the US. Avoid Scheduling flights prior to 14:00

Meals Included: Breakfast

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