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Program #21084RJ
18 Days | 17 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 Feb 2 — Feb 19, 2014

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Day One: Sunday, February 02 - Depart for overnight flight to Tokyo, Japan.
Depart From: Depart from home for overnight flight toTokyo, Japan.

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Welcome to the Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport Hotel, conveniently located only 10 minutes from Narita International Airport and one hour from downtown Tokyo. Situated on the eastern side of Tokyo Bay, this Narita, Japan hotel is ideally placed for Guests to explore the scenic Boso Peninsula. Admire the stunning sights and soak up a taste of Japanese culture. The excellent central location of the hotel also provides easy access to all the energy and excitement of downtown Tokyo.

Ship Information: NA

Contact info:
456 Kosuge
Narita, 286 0127 Japan
phone: +81 -476-331121
web: www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/chiba/hilton-tokyo-narita-airport-hotel-NRTHIHI/index.html

Room amenities: •Air Conditioning •Lever Door Handles •Non-Smoking •TV-Premium HBO,CNN,ESPN •TV-Standard Network •Alarms - Audible •Electronic Locks •Electronic Smoke Detector •Secondary Locking Device •Wide Angle Door Viewer •Bathroom Amenities •Efficiency •Hairdryer •Hand Held Shower •Mini Bar •Mini Refrigerator •Telephone - Auto Wakeup •Telephone - in Bath •Telephone - with Dataport

Facility amenities: •Baggage Storage •Beauty Salon •Clothing Store •Elevators •Florist •Foreign Currency Exchange •Gift Shop •Local Area Transportation •Lounge •Luggage Hold •Multi-Lingual Staff •News Stand •On-Site Convenience Store •Room Service •Safety Deposit Box •Shoe Shine Stand •Bicycle Rental •Fitness Room •Jacuzzi •Pool •Tennis Court

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBA
TBA

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, February 03 - Late Evening Arrival to Tokyo
Arrive To: Late evening arrival to Narita International Airport. Transfer to the program hotel.

Dinner: Light dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Tuesday, February 04 - Tokyo, Japan / Mount Fuji
Note: This is a 3 hour transfers one way. You will be joining a group that has been on the program for the past 33 days.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Coach to the based of Mount Fuji to see this icon of Japan. Perfectly symmetrical volcanic cone, the mountain is a near-mythical national symbol immortalized in countless works of art, including Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt. Fuji. Stop at the Fuji Visitor Center, where informative audiovisual displays on the geology, ecology and cultural history of Mt. Fuji make an interesting diversion before our onward journey begins. On our return, we also make a brief visit to Sengen Shrine - gateway to the easiest and, not surprisingly, most popular route to the summit of Mt Fuji. The Shrine is an ornate structure dedicated to the deity of Fuji, and was traditionally a base for Oshi, proselytising mountain guides, who accompanied pilgrims on the mountain.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Transfer to the ship to check in and get your cabins.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Wednesday, February 05 - Tokyo Discovery
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Journey to Ryogoku and the excellent Edo-Tokyo Museum for a guided visit. The museum describes well the built environment and life from the Edo period through to post-war Tokyo. Continue to Sensoki, the oldest and most impressive temple in Tokyo. The main was hall was first built in 645 to house a tiny golden statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy that had been repeatedly hauled up in fishing nets despite being thrown back into the water.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Free afternoon on your own.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Thursday, February 06 - Nagoya, Japan / Toyota Factory
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: This morning take a visit to the Toyota Kaikan Museum, where Toyota's new models and technologies are displayed to the public and robot shows are held periodically.

Lunch: Lunch on the Toyota Kaikan Museum.

Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore Nagoya port.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Friday, February 07 - At Sea / Presentation
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer. Theme 3, Presentation #1: Natural History

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer. Theme 3, Presentation #2: Natural History

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Saturday, February 08 - Kagoshima, Japan
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Discover Mt Sakurajima, an active volcano that rises above Kinko Bay facing Kagoshima, frequently spewing volcanic ash and smoke into the skies. Once known as Satsuma, Kagoshima was the home of one of the most powerful samurai clans, the Shimazu. We visit Sengan-en, the clan’s beautiful gardens and the Shoko Shuseikan Museum that displays 700s year of Shimazu family history. During our excursion we will also learn about some of the most powerful people that were born here including the heroic but fatally headstrong Saigo Takamori; Heihachiro who deafeated the Russian Baltic Fleet in 1904 and was nicknamed the Nelson of the East; and St. Francis Xavier who first brought Christianity to Japan.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Rest of the afternoon is on your own to explore Kagoshima.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Sunday, February 09 - Nagasaki, Japan / Peace Memorial Park
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Explore the Peace memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Museum. Hear first hand from a survivor. Continue to Glover Gardens home of an expatriate Scots businessman, Thomas Glover, living in Japan during the late Edo and early Meiji, modern state, period. The gardens, which provide great views over the sea inlet, now contain period houses of other foreign traders brought here from around Nagasaki.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Free time to explore Nagaski on your own.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Monday, February 10 - At Sea / Presentation
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer. Theme 3, Presentation #3: Natural History.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer. Theme 3, Presentation #4: Natural History.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Tuesday, February 11 - Naha (Okinawa), Japan
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Discover Shuri Castle which has a stong influence of Chinese architecture. Continue on a short walking through Kokusai Street which ends in Shikinaen Garden, the Ryukyu royal family's largest country retreat.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Journey to the Okinawan Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum which commemorates the loss of life during the largest campaign of the Asia-Pacific War. Despite the excellent displays, perhaps the most moving aspect of the Museum is reading the accounts of those who experienced the horrors of the conflict; many have been translated into English. Field trips: 1

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Wednesday, February 12 - Naha (Okinawa), Japan
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Free morning on your own to explore Okinawa island. Join a ships shore excursion or take a walk on Kokusai dori street.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer. Theme 3, Presentation #6: Natural History

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Thursday, February 13 - Ishigaka, Japan
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Take a short ferry ride to Taketomi-jima, a perfectly preserved traditional island villlage. Wander among the old-style houses and soak up the atmosphere of the Ryukyu kingdom before returning to Ishigaki.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Free time this afternoon to explore the island.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Friday, February 14 - Hualien, Taiwan / Taroko Gorge National Park
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Visit Taroko National Park Information Center. Taroko Gorge is one of the seven wonders of Asia that no traveler should miss. You will be guided along a 12-mile stretch of highway built into awesome marble cliffs high above the rushing river. Your route will take you through 38 tunnels including the Swallow Grotto, Tunnel of Nine Turns and the marble bridge of Motherly Devotion.& Tien Hsiung. The waterfalls characterize Taroko National Park and the most famous ones are Baiyang Waterfall, Yindai Waterfall, Changchun Waterfall, and Lushui Waterfall. Swallow Grotto and Tunnel of Nine Turns are the most impressive natural scenes in Taroko and the canyons here are the narrowest.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Free time this afternoon to explore Hualien town.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Fourteen: Saturday, February 15 - Kaoshiung, Taiwan / Fokuangshan Buddhist Monaster...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Drive to Fokuangshan Buddist Monastery and explore the main shrine, Great Budda Land. Founded by Buddhist master Shingyun in 1967, Fokuangshan is the center of Buddhism in southern Taiwan. Long before you reach the main gate to the mountain complex, the giant statues of Buddha can be seen from far off in the distance. Exhibition halls display religious artifacts. The Buddha Memorial Center is affiliated with Fokuangshan and houses the Buddha’s tooth relic presented to Venerable Master Hsing Yun by the Tibetan Lama Kunga Dorje Rinpoche, who had kept the relic in his safekeeping for 30 years. The building comprises eight pagodas in the front, a big Buddha statue in the rear, the Vulture Peak in the South, and the Jetavana Grove in the North. Next, visit the Buddist Culture Museum which was established by Master Hsing Yun in January 1983 with the idea to "bring Buddhism to people through culture." The purpose is to help the general public to familiarize themselves with Buddhism through the exhibition of Buddhist sutras and ritual instruments, and to maintain Chinese history and culture.

Lunch: Lunch at the monastary.

Afternoon: Continue exploring Fokuangshan Monastary before returning to the ship.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Fifteen: Sunday, February 16 - At Sea / Presentation
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer. Theme 3, Presentation #6: Natural History.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Time to enjoy the ship's amenities.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

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

Description: Voyager, built by Spanish yard Union Navale le LeVante, is a spacious and well-appointed vessel offering 278 cabins, 86% of which are outside, 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies, open seating dining in three restaurants and the personal service and comfort levels that have been the hallmark of our cruises since 2003. Carrying just 550 passengers, Voyager has all the amenities and facilities of a larger liner while offering the convenience and flexibility of a small ship. She is able to visit and berth alongside where others have to pass by, yet is able to traverse the world's oceans with ease. On board, passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable public lounges, enjoy a drink in atmospheric Harry's Bar, in the sunshine on deck, at the Lido Bar. Alternatively, read a book in the well-stocked library.

Ship Information: Owner / Operator: All Leisure Group Year Built: 1990 Builder: Union Navale de LeVante, Spain Former Names: Crown Monarch, Walrus, Jules Verne, Alexander von Humboldt Gross Tonnage: 15,271 Length: 152.5 meters (500.2 ft) Beam: 20.6 meters (67.6 ft) Passengers: 550 Crew: 215 Service Speed: 18.0 knots

Contact info:
Voyages of Discovery - North America
1800 S E 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-623-2689
web: www.voyagesofdiscovery.com

Facility amenities: Three restaurants with option for open dining Al-fresco dining (Veranda) Third restaurant within Discovery Restaurant (Explorer Grill) Two lounges - Atlantic Lounge and Vista Lounge Four bars (Vista Lounge, Harry's Bar, Pacific Lounge, Lido Bar) Card/Function room Medical Centre Internet Centre Two Shops Swimming pool Two whirlpools Beauty Centre Gym

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Sixteen: Monday, February 17 - Manila, Philippines
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Participate in a presentation by your on board lecturer. Theme 3, Presentation #7: Natural History.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Visit Rizal park and Intramuros (the old spanish walled city, with SanAugustin church, Manila cathedral, Fort Santiago and Rizal museum). Continue to Makati, a WW2 American cemetery, for a wreath laying ceremony.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MV Voyager

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Set against the magnificent golden sunset of exceptional beauty is Diamond Hotel Philippines. Located along the scenic Manila Bay area, Diamond Hotel is only minutes away from the international and domestic airports, and the Makati business district. Also within the vicinity are Manila's famous historical landmarks, cultural and convention centers, shopping malls, and Malate's spectacular night life. Guests are guaranteed of a wonderful experience of luxury, comfort, and impeccable service in every visit to Diamond Hotel.

Contact info:
Roxas Boulevard cor. Dr. J. Quintos St.,
Manila, 1000 Philippines
phone: (+632) 528-3000
web: www.diamondhotel.com/

Room amenities: Free selected items in the mini bar, Free internet access in all guest rooms for the first three (3) hours, Free wireless internet access in public areas for three (3) hours, Free use of swimming pool and outdoor whirlpool.

Facility amenities: Outdoor Pool, SPA, Tennis Court, several dining rooms, meeting space and gym.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBA
Please contact RS Travel Services.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Seventeen: Tuesday, February 18 - Manila, Philippines / Corregidor
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Explore Corregidor is known in the world for its role in war, bravery, and history; it's strategic location was vital in the defense of Manila during World War II. It was from Corregidor that General Douglas MacArthur left for Australia.

Lunch: Lunch on Corregidor Island.

Afternoon: Continue your exploration of Corregidor. Afterwards transfer to your hotel for an overnight.

Dinner: Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Lodging: Diamond Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Eighteen: Wednesday, February 19 - Manila, Philippines / Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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