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Program #20414RJ
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 Mar 29 — Apr 14, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: Complimentary Nintendo Wii • GoBoard™ touch screen with weather, news and restaurant info at your fingertips • The Bistro serving gourmet fare, grab-n-go meals and the only Starbucks espresso bar on the block •

Contact info:
595 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA 92108 USA
phone: 619-291-5720
web: www.courtyardsd.com

Room amenities: Complimentary WiFi, 32" HDTV with premium channels, refrigerators

Facility amenities: Theater room with 52" HDTV, a lounge with personal booths wired for Internet and with personal LCD TVs, Full-service bar, Outdoor heated pool and spa, 24/7 fitness center, 24/7 business center, 24/7 market, Valet dry cleaning available, coin-operated laundry available, safe deposit boxes at front desk, free WiFi service

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Participants may arrange for pre-program nights. Rate to be advised by PD pending contractual agreement.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Saturday, March 29 - Arrival San Diego / Program Orientation
Arrive To: Independent transfers to the San Diego Hotel.

Afternoon: Join other participants for program orientation led by your group leader. We will gather in our private meeting room where the Group Leader will greet you with a warm welcome and introduce everyone. We will review the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Courtyard San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, the ms Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Guests aboard the ms Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs – but also new and exciting venues, stateroom options along with a complete update to all stateroom furnishings. Lanai staterooms: our latest innovation, offering sliding glass doors leading onto the walk-around Lower Promenade deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities. The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Mix: an innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues: Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment. Digital Workshop, powered by Windows®: offering fun, free learning about digital photography, videos, scrapbooking, blogging and social networking. Click on our Video Gallery for virtual tours of staterooms and public areas.

Ship Information: Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
N/A
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: NA -0/0-
Facility amenities: Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium 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 Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties Canaletto: an evening venue for Italian fare adjacent to the Lido Restaurant and offering waiter service. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening Club HAL®: our dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate Lanai staterooms: offering a private entrance onto our classic teak Promenade Deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Two: Sunday, March 30 - San Diego/Transfer to board ship
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Free morning on your own to explore San Diego.

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

Afternoon: Transfer to board the ms Statendam.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Veendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, the ms Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Guests aboard the ms Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs – but also new and exciting venues, stateroom options along with a complete update to all stateroom furnishings. Lanai staterooms: our latest innovation, offering sliding glass doors leading onto the walk-around Lower Promenade deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities. The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Mix: an innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues: Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment. Digital Workshop, powered by Windows®: offering fun, free learning about digital photography, videos, scrapbooking, blogging and social networking. Click on our Video Gallery for virtual tours of staterooms and public areas.

Ship Information: Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
N/A
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: NA -0/0-
Facility amenities: Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium 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 Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties Canaletto: an evening venue for Italian fare adjacent to the Lido Restaurant and offering waiter service. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening Club HAL®: our dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate Lanai staterooms: offering a private entrance onto our classic teak Promenade Deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Monday, March 31 - At Sea / Presentation
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Enjoy the ship's amenities.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Veendam

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

Description: Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, the ms Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Guests aboard the ms Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs – but also new and exciting venues, stateroom options along with a complete update to all stateroom furnishings. Lanai staterooms: our latest innovation, offering sliding glass doors leading onto the walk-around Lower Promenade deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities. The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Mix: an innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues: Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment. Digital Workshop, powered by Windows®: offering fun, free learning about digital photography, videos, scrapbooking, blogging and social networking. Click on our Video Gallery for virtual tours of staterooms and public areas.

Ship Information: Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
N/A
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: NA -0/0-
Facility amenities: Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium 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 Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties Canaletto: an evening venue for Italian fare adjacent to the Lido Restaurant and offering waiter service. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening Club HAL®: our dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate Lanai staterooms: offering a private entrance onto our classic teak Promenade Deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Tuesday, April 01 - At Sea/ Presentations
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Enjoy the ship's amenities while cruising the Pacific Ocean.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Veendam

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

Description: Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, the ms Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Guests aboard the ms Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs – but also new and exciting venues, stateroom options along with a complete update to all stateroom furnishings. Lanai staterooms: our latest innovation, offering sliding glass doors leading onto the walk-around Lower Promenade deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities. The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Mix: an innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues: Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment. Digital Workshop, powered by Windows®: offering fun, free learning about digital photography, videos, scrapbooking, blogging and social networking. Click on our Video Gallery for virtual tours of staterooms and public areas.

Ship Information: Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
N/A
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: NA -0/0-
Facility amenities: Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium 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 Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties Canaletto: an evening venue for Italian fare adjacent to the Lido Restaurant and offering waiter service. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening Club HAL®: our dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate Lanai staterooms: offering a private entrance onto our classic teak Promenade Deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Wednesday, April 02 - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Participate in an exclusive Road Scholar Excursion. Enjoy a traditional market presentation within the grounds and take part in the selection of fresh produce and other ingredients to prepare traditional Mexican food, some of which has been declared UNESCO World Heritage. Savor a traditional Mexican meal while listening to traditional Mariachi music.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Free time to explore Puerto Vallarta's historic malecon.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Veendam

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

Description: Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, the ms Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Guests aboard the ms Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs – but also new and exciting venues, stateroom options along with a complete update to all stateroom furnishings. Lanai staterooms: our latest innovation, offering sliding glass doors leading onto the walk-around Lower Promenade deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities. The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Mix: an innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues: Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment. Digital Workshop, powered by Windows®: offering fun, free learning about digital photography, videos, scrapbooking, blogging and social networking. Click on our Video Gallery for virtual tours of staterooms and public areas.

Ship Information: Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
N/A
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: NA -0/0-
Facility amenities: Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium 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 Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties Canaletto: an evening venue for Italian fare adjacent to the Lido Restaurant and offering waiter service. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening Club HAL®: our dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate Lanai staterooms: offering a private entrance onto our classic teak Promenade Deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Thursday, April 03 - At Sea / Presentation
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Enjoy the ship's amenities

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Veendam

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

Description: Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, the ms Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Guests aboard the ms Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs – but also new and exciting venues, stateroom options along with a complete update to all stateroom furnishings. Lanai staterooms: our latest innovation, offering sliding glass doors leading onto the walk-around Lower Promenade deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities. The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Mix: an innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues: Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment. Digital Workshop, powered by Windows®: offering fun, free learning about digital photography, videos, scrapbooking, blogging and social networking. Click on our Video Gallery for virtual tours of staterooms and public areas.

Ship Information: Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
N/A
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: NA -0/0-
Facility amenities: Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium 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 Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties Canaletto: an evening venue for Italian fare adjacent to the Lido Restaurant and offering waiter service. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening Club HAL®: our dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate Lanai staterooms: offering a private entrance onto our classic teak Promenade Deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Friday, April 04 - Huatulco, Mexico / Village visits
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Participate in an exclusive Road Scholar Excursion. Transfer to Telares to see how traditional weaving has been done since the colonial age. Continue your discovery today with a visit to the Copalita Archaeological Site, where expert guides will explain the history of this unique cultural icon and the fascinating mysteries surrounding the settlement of these people. The site is on the margins of the Copalita River, known for its incredible nature and bird watching opportunities.

Lunch: Lunch at local restaurant

Afternoon: Afternoon to explore Huatulco on your own.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Veendam

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

Description: Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, the ms Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Guests aboard the ms Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs – but also new and exciting venues, stateroom options along with a complete update to all stateroom furnishings. Lanai staterooms: our latest innovation, offering sliding glass doors leading onto the walk-around Lower Promenade deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities. The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Mix: an innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues: Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment. Digital Workshop, powered by Windows®: offering fun, free learning about digital photography, videos, scrapbooking, blogging and social networking. Click on our Video Gallery for virtual tours of staterooms and public areas.

Ship Information: Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
N/A
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: NA -0/0-
Facility amenities: Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium 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 Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties Canaletto: an evening venue for Italian fare adjacent to the Lido Restaurant and offering waiter service. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening Club HAL®: our dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate Lanai staterooms: offering a private entrance onto our classic teak Promenade Deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Saturday, April 05 - Puerto Quetzal, Guatamala / Antigua
Note: Transfer to Antigua is 1.5 hours drive.

Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: This morning transfer to the town of Antigua and discover the architectural and historical highlights of this colonial city with a behind-the-scenes look at some of the many ruined churches, convents, and cathedrals. Explore the Iglesia San Francisco, the Cathedral, Central Park, and La Merced Church. At the end of the visit your guide will suggest lunch restaurant, shopping area, markets or any other museum or ruin to visit.

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore the town on your own before returning to the ship.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Veendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, the ms Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Guests aboard the ms Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs – but also new and exciting venues, stateroom options along with a complete update to all stateroom furnishings. Lanai staterooms: our latest innovation, offering sliding glass doors leading onto the walk-around Lower Promenade deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities. The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Mix: an innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues: Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment. Digital Workshop, powered by Windows®: offering fun, free learning about digital photography, videos, scrapbooking, blogging and social networking. Click on our Video Gallery for virtual tours of staterooms and public areas.

Ship Information: Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
N/A
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: NA -0/0-
Facility amenities: Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium 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 Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties Canaletto: an evening venue for Italian fare adjacent to the Lido Restaurant and offering waiter service. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening Club HAL®: our dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate Lanai staterooms: offering a private entrance onto our classic teak Promenade Deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Sunday, April 06 - Coronito, Nicaragua
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Participate in an exclusive Road Scholar Excursion. Disembark the ship and transfer to Leon. The first city of Leon was built in 1524 but Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba and then abandoned 60 years later after the eruption of Momotombo Volcano. The ruins of this city are known today as "Leon Viejo" and were declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000. Arriving at the city you will discover the local charms, churches and monuments, and learn the rich history of the city - including its most famous former resident Ruben Dario, the father of Nicaraguan poetry.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch on board the ship today.

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: MS Veendam

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

Description: Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, the ms Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Guests aboard the ms Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs – but also new and exciting venues, stateroom options along with a complete update to all stateroom furnishings. Lanai staterooms: our latest innovation, offering sliding glass doors leading onto the walk-around Lower Promenade deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities. The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Mix: an innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues: Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment. Digital Workshop, powered by Windows®: offering fun, free learning about digital photography, videos, scrapbooking, blogging and social networking. Click on our Video Gallery for virtual tours of staterooms and public areas.

Ship Information: Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
N/A
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: NA -0/0-
Facility amenities: Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium 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 Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties Canaletto: an evening venue for Italian fare adjacent to the Lido Restaurant and offering waiter service. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening Club HAL®: our dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate Lanai staterooms: offering a private entrance onto our classic teak Promenade Deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Monday, April 07 - Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Participate in an exclusive Road Scholar Excursion. The distinctive scarlet macaw embodies the lure of the vibrant, exotic tropics. Pay a visit to these impressive birds on a field trip that includes a boat ride through mangroves and a drive through sugar cane fields. A short drive from the port you will embark a small boat and cruise across the flowing waters of the lush tropical rainforest. Keep an eye out for the local inhabitants flying overhead, swimming through aerating roots, and scurrying along the undergrowth. Long, willowy branches drape to the surface of the water and breaks in the shadowy canopy allow the sun to pass through in dappled splendor. After your boat ride, continue aboard an air conditioned motor coach through fields of sugar cane, a significant agricultural product of the country. Arrive at the sanctuary where the Scarlet Macaws are sure to announce your entrance. As you stroll the grounds, the macaws and their neighbors fly about freely, affording plenty of opportunities to enjoy these breathtaking beauties.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue on your exclusive road scholar excursion

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Veendam

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

Description: Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, the ms Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Guests aboard the ms Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs – but also new and exciting venues, stateroom options along with a complete update to all stateroom furnishings. Lanai staterooms: our latest innovation, offering sliding glass doors leading onto the walk-around Lower Promenade deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities. The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Mix: an innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues: Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment. Digital Workshop, powered by Windows®: offering fun, free learning about digital photography, videos, scrapbooking, blogging and social networking. Click on our Video Gallery for virtual tours of staterooms and public areas.

Ship Information: Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
N/A
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: NA -0/0-
Facility amenities: Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium 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 Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties Canaletto: an evening venue for Italian fare adjacent to the Lido Restaurant and offering waiter service. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening Club HAL®: our dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate Lanai staterooms: offering a private entrance onto our classic teak Promenade Deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Tuesday, April 08 - At Sea
Note: Tender required to get to shore.

Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Veendam

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

Description: Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, the ms Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Guests aboard the ms Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs – but also new and exciting venues, stateroom options along with a complete update to all stateroom furnishings. Lanai staterooms: our latest innovation, offering sliding glass doors leading onto the walk-around Lower Promenade deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities. The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Mix: an innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues: Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment. Digital Workshop, powered by Windows®: offering fun, free learning about digital photography, videos, scrapbooking, blogging and social networking. Click on our Video Gallery for virtual tours of staterooms and public areas.

Ship Information: Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
N/A
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: NA -0/0-
Facility amenities: Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium 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 Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties Canaletto: an evening venue for Italian fare adjacent to the Lido Restaurant and offering waiter service. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening Club HAL®: our dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate Lanai staterooms: offering a private entrance onto our classic teak Promenade Deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Wednesday, April 09 - Fuerte Amador, Panama / Enter Panama Canal Balboa...
Fuerte Amador, Panama / Enter Panama Canal Balboa / Cruising Panama Canal / Exit Panama Canal Cristobal

Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: As you transit the Panama Canal, there will be an onboard commentary provided by a Panamanian canal pilot. One of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken, the canal had an enormous impact on shipping between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, replacing the long and treacherous route via the Drake Passage and Cape Horn at the southernmost tip of South America. A ship sailing from New York to San Francisco via the canal travels 5,900 mi. well under half the 14,000 mi. route around Cape Horn. The concept of a canal near Panama dates to the early 16th century. The first attempt to construct a canal began in 1880 under French leadership, but was abandoned after 21,900 workers died, largely from disease (particularly malaria and yellow fever) and landslides. The United States launched a second effort, incurring a further 5,600 deaths but succeeding in opening the canal in 1914.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue transiting the Panama Canal.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Veendam

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

Description: Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, the ms Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Guests aboard the ms Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs – but also new and exciting venues, stateroom options along with a complete update to all stateroom furnishings. Lanai staterooms: our latest innovation, offering sliding glass doors leading onto the walk-around Lower Promenade deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities. The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Mix: an innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues: Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment. Digital Workshop, powered by Windows®: offering fun, free learning about digital photography, videos, scrapbooking, blogging and social networking. Click on our Video Gallery for virtual tours of staterooms and public areas.

Ship Information: Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
N/A
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: NA -0/0-
Facility amenities: Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium 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 Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties Canaletto: an evening venue for Italian fare adjacent to the Lido Restaurant and offering waiter service. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening Club HAL®: our dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate Lanai staterooms: offering a private entrance onto our classic teak Promenade Deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Thursday, April 10 - Cartagena, Colombia / Introduction to Cartagena
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Drive from the pier to the San Felipe de Barajas Fortress passing the old residential area of Manga to admire this Moorish/Republican neighborhood. Photostop at the fortress, the largest military construction to be built in Latin America by the Spaniards. Then we head towards the Dungeons or Las Bovedas used as handicrafts shops. Walk along the colonial streets with an expert architect to study the different types of construction utilized by the Spaniards. You will have some free time to enjoy this alive city, with its students, vendors, and all the people that live here.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Afternoon on your own to explore the city.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Veendam

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

Description: Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, the ms Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Guests aboard the ms Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs – but also new and exciting venues, stateroom options along with a complete update to all stateroom furnishings. Lanai staterooms: our latest innovation, offering sliding glass doors leading onto the walk-around Lower Promenade deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities. The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Mix: an innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues: Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment. Digital Workshop, powered by Windows®: offering fun, free learning about digital photography, videos, scrapbooking, blogging and social networking. Click on our Video Gallery for virtual tours of staterooms and public areas.

Ship Information: Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
N/A
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: NA -0/0-
Facility amenities: Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium 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 Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties Canaletto: an evening venue for Italian fare adjacent to the Lido Restaurant and offering waiter service. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening Club HAL®: our dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate Lanai staterooms: offering a private entrance onto our classic teak Promenade Deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Fourteen: Friday, April 11 - At Sea / Presentation
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Enjoy the ship's amenities.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Veendam

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

Description: Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, the ms Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Guests aboard the ms Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs – but also new and exciting venues, stateroom options along with a complete update to all stateroom furnishings. Lanai staterooms: our latest innovation, offering sliding glass doors leading onto the walk-around Lower Promenade deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities. The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Mix: an innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues: Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment. Digital Workshop, powered by Windows®: offering fun, free learning about digital photography, videos, scrapbooking, blogging and social networking. Click on our Video Gallery for virtual tours of staterooms and public areas.

Ship Information: Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
N/A
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: NA -0/0-
Facility amenities: Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium 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 Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties Canaletto: an evening venue for Italian fare adjacent to the Lido Restaurant and offering waiter service. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening Club HAL®: our dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate Lanai staterooms: offering a private entrance onto our classic teak Promenade Deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Fifteen: Saturday, April 12 - At Sea / Presentation
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Enjoy the ship's amenities.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Veendam

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

Description: Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, the ms Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Guests aboard the ms Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs – but also new and exciting venues, stateroom options along with a complete update to all stateroom furnishings. Lanai staterooms: our latest innovation, offering sliding glass doors leading onto the walk-around Lower Promenade deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities. The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Mix: an innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues: Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment. Digital Workshop, powered by Windows®: offering fun, free learning about digital photography, videos, scrapbooking, blogging and social networking. Click on our Video Gallery for virtual tours of staterooms and public areas.

Ship Information: Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
N/A
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: NA -0/0-
Facility amenities: Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium 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 Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties Canaletto: an evening venue for Italian fare adjacent to the Lido Restaurant and offering waiter service. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening Club HAL®: our dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate Lanai staterooms: offering a private entrance onto our classic teak Promenade Deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Sixteen: Sunday, April 13 - Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Half Moon Cay offers everything you need for a day of play on your Caribbean cruise. Park yourself in an air-conditioned cabana along a two-mile crescent of blinding white beach. Visit Stingray Cove to feed and learn more about the gentle creatures. Ride your horse to a deserted beach and into the surf. Part of the Bahamas, Half Moon Cay lies about 100 miles southeast of Nassau and is visited on nearly every Caribbean itinerary.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue to enjoy your afternoon on Half Moon Cay.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Veendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seventeen: Monday, April 14 - Fort Lauderdale, Departure
Note: We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures, and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys.

Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Transfer from the cruise port to the Airport for departure flights.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
16 nights of accommodations
45 meals: 16 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 16 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips

Ratings

4.4
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