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Program #21327RJ
12 Days | 11 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 Apr 3 — Apr 14, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Ship Information: N/A

Contact info:
300 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 USA
phone: 800-627-7468
web: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tpasd-courtyard-st-petersburg-downtown/

Facility amenities: Complimentary Wireless in guest rooms

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: 129 plus taxes
Please call the hotel directly to make a pre-night reservation.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, April 03 - Arrivals / Welcome Dinner and Orientation
Note: Transfers to/from the airport are included for this program.

Arrive To: Arrive to hotel. Transfers to/from the airport are included for this program if you book air through Road Scholar.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at hotel.

Lodging: Courtyard Marriott St. Petersburg Downtown

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The Yorktown is the perfect vessel for relaxed and convivial exploration of America's great coastal waterways. Built in Florida in 1988 specifically for coastal cruising, the Yorktown is able to maneuver in secluded waterways and visit small ports that are inaccessible to larger vessels. The Yorktown flies the American flag and is staffed by friendly and experienced American officers and crew. Accommodating 138 guests in 69 exterior cabins, the ship enjoys an atmosphere of warm and relaxed informality.

Ship Information: Length: 257 feet Beam: 43 feet Draft: 8 feet Cabins: 69 Flag: American

Contact info:
Travel Dynamics International
132 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com

Room amenities: Each cabin has a private bathroom with shower and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The ship offers a dining room, spacious observation lounge, large sun deck, library, and swimming platform. Both the lounge and dining room are surrounded by large picture windows that afford unobstructed views of the passing scenery. The water aboard ship is safe to drink, and bottled water will be provided on group excursions. Cash (USD) and credit cards are the preferred forms of payment aboard ship. For telephone communication onboard, you may use the ship's Maritime service satellite system which will be charged to a credit card. Email access on board: Internet-ready laptop computers will be available for use on board from which personal emails can be received and sent by accessing your own web-based email account. A fee will be charged for each 30 minutes of use. There is also wireless Internet access available for a fee. There is no doctor onboard the ship. Members of the crew are certified for CPR and First Aid. The ship has basic supplies like a first aid kit, basic cold/flu meds, seasickness, etc.

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


Day Two: Friday, April 04 - Dali Art Museum / Embark Yorktown
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: At The Dali Museum, a docent enlightens you about both the breathtaking building and the largest collection of the surrealist’s work outside Spain.

Lunch: Lunch in town.

Afternoon: Embark Yorktown after lunch.

Dinner: Dinner on board Yorktown.

Lodging: Yorktown

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

Description: The Yorktown is the perfect vessel for relaxed and convivial exploration of America's great coastal waterways. Built in Florida in 1988 specifically for coastal cruising, the Yorktown is able to maneuver in secluded waterways and visit small ports that are inaccessible to larger vessels. The Yorktown flies the American flag and is staffed by friendly and experienced American officers and crew. Accommodating 138 guests in 69 exterior cabins, the ship enjoys an atmosphere of warm and relaxed informality.

Ship Information: Length: 257 feet Beam: 43 feet Draft: 8 feet Cabins: 69 Flag: American

Contact info:
Travel Dynamics International
132 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com

Room amenities: Each cabin has a private bathroom with shower and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The ship offers a dining room, spacious observation lounge, large sun deck, library, and swimming platform. Both the lounge and dining room are surrounded by large picture windows that afford unobstructed views of the passing scenery. The water aboard ship is safe to drink, and bottled water will be provided on group excursions. Cash (USD) and credit cards are the preferred forms of payment aboard ship. For telephone communication onboard, you may use the ship's Maritime service satellite system which will be charged to a credit card. Email access on board: Internet-ready laptop computers will be available for use on board from which personal emails can be received and sent by accessing your own web-based email account. A fee will be charged for each 30 minutes of use. There is also wireless Internet access available for a fee. There is no doctor onboard the ship. Members of the crew are certified for CPR and First Aid. The ship has basic supplies like a first aid kit, basic cold/flu meds, seasickness, etc.

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


Day Three: Saturday, April 05 - Sarasota
Note: There will be three optional Road Scholar book discussions led by your group leader Kathy Fischer at breakfast onboard the Yorktown. The three morning dates will be announced at your program orientation. The three book titles to be discussed are: 1. Oranges by John McPhee 2. A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor 3. The Everglades: River of Grass by Marjorie Stoneman Douglas.

Breakfast: Breakfast on board Yorktown.

Morning: Visit the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, located in the massive estate where they resided in winter. Aside from its impressive collection of European and American art, the real highlight is the scaled-down replica of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus housed in the Circus Museum. The replica displays the circus exactly as it was during its most successful and opulent years.

Lunch: Lunch on board Yorktown.

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure in Sarasota. After the ship departs, enjoy a Road Scholar cocktail reception before dinner.

Dinner: Dinner on board Yorktown.

Lodging: Yorktown

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

Description: The Yorktown is the perfect vessel for relaxed and convivial exploration of America's great coastal waterways. Built in Florida in 1988 specifically for coastal cruising, the Yorktown is able to maneuver in secluded waterways and visit small ports that are inaccessible to larger vessels. The Yorktown flies the American flag and is staffed by friendly and experienced American officers and crew. Accommodating 138 guests in 69 exterior cabins, the ship enjoys an atmosphere of warm and relaxed informality.

Ship Information: Length: 257 feet Beam: 43 feet Draft: 8 feet Cabins: 69 Flag: American

Contact info:
Travel Dynamics International
132 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com

Room amenities: Each cabin has a private bathroom with shower and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The ship offers a dining room, spacious observation lounge, large sun deck, library, and swimming platform. Both the lounge and dining room are surrounded by large picture windows that afford unobstructed views of the passing scenery. The water aboard ship is safe to drink, and bottled water will be provided on group excursions. Cash (USD) and credit cards are the preferred forms of payment aboard ship. For telephone communication onboard, you may use the ship's Maritime service satellite system which will be charged to a credit card. Email access on board: Internet-ready laptop computers will be available for use on board from which personal emails can be received and sent by accessing your own web-based email account. A fee will be charged for each 30 minutes of use. There is also wireless Internet access available for a fee. There is no doctor onboard the ship. Members of the crew are certified for CPR and First Aid. The ship has basic supplies like a first aid kit, basic cold/flu meds, seasickness, etc.

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


Day Four: Sunday, April 06 - Sanibel Island
Breakfast: Breakfast on board Yorktown.

Morning: Sanibel Island is known for its seashell-strewn beaches. Over half the island is preserved as a nature reserve. Visit The Bailey- Matthews Shell Museum and the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Alternatively, explore the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, home of the largest old-growth Bald Cypress Forest in North America, as well as 200 bird species.

Lunch: Lunch on board Yorktown.

Afternoon: Ship departs Sanibel in the afternoon. Enjoy an onboard lecture, "All Aboard Florida: Passenger Rail, Henry Plant and Henry Flagler" by your group leader Kathy Fischer.

Dinner: Dinner on board Yorktown.

Lodging: Yorktown

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

Description: The Yorktown is the perfect vessel for relaxed and convivial exploration of America's great coastal waterways. Built in Florida in 1988 specifically for coastal cruising, the Yorktown is able to maneuver in secluded waterways and visit small ports that are inaccessible to larger vessels. The Yorktown flies the American flag and is staffed by friendly and experienced American officers and crew. Accommodating 138 guests in 69 exterior cabins, the ship enjoys an atmosphere of warm and relaxed informality.

Ship Information: Length: 257 feet Beam: 43 feet Draft: 8 feet Cabins: 69 Flag: American

Contact info:
Travel Dynamics International
132 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com

Room amenities: Each cabin has a private bathroom with shower and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The ship offers a dining room, spacious observation lounge, large sun deck, library, and swimming platform. Both the lounge and dining room are surrounded by large picture windows that afford unobstructed views of the passing scenery. The water aboard ship is safe to drink, and bottled water will be provided on group excursions. Cash (USD) and credit cards are the preferred forms of payment aboard ship. For telephone communication onboard, you may use the ship's Maritime service satellite system which will be charged to a credit card. Email access on board: Internet-ready laptop computers will be available for use on board from which personal emails can be received and sent by accessing your own web-based email account. A fee will be charged for each 30 minutes of use. There is also wireless Internet access available for a fee. There is no doctor onboard the ship. Members of the crew are certified for CPR and First Aid. The ship has basic supplies like a first aid kit, basic cold/flu meds, seasickness, etc.

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


Day Five: Monday, April 07 - Key West
Breakfast: Breakfast on board Yorktown.

Morning: Consisting of a 126-mile long string of low-lying islands, the Florida Keys are noted for their inviting jade-green waters, ideal for swimming and snorkeling, and rich marine life. On day one of our exploration of the Keys, we will visit Key West, the southernmost in the chain. This visit will include a stop at Ernest Hemingway's house where he lived from 1931-1940.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure in Key West.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: Yorktown

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

Description: The Yorktown is the perfect vessel for relaxed and convivial exploration of America's great coastal waterways. Built in Florida in 1988 specifically for coastal cruising, the Yorktown is able to maneuver in secluded waterways and visit small ports that are inaccessible to larger vessels. The Yorktown flies the American flag and is staffed by friendly and experienced American officers and crew. Accommodating 138 guests in 69 exterior cabins, the ship enjoys an atmosphere of warm and relaxed informality.

Ship Information: Length: 257 feet Beam: 43 feet Draft: 8 feet Cabins: 69 Flag: American

Contact info:
Travel Dynamics International
132 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com

Room amenities: Each cabin has a private bathroom with shower and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The ship offers a dining room, spacious observation lounge, large sun deck, library, and swimming platform. Both the lounge and dining room are surrounded by large picture windows that afford unobstructed views of the passing scenery. The water aboard ship is safe to drink, and bottled water will be provided on group excursions. Cash (USD) and credit cards are the preferred forms of payment aboard ship. For telephone communication onboard, you may use the ship's Maritime service satellite system which will be charged to a credit card. Email access on board: Internet-ready laptop computers will be available for use on board from which personal emails can be received and sent by accessing your own web-based email account. A fee will be charged for each 30 minutes of use. There is also wireless Internet access available for a fee. There is no doctor onboard the ship. Members of the crew are certified for CPR and First Aid. The ship has basic supplies like a first aid kit, basic cold/flu meds, seasickness, etc.

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


Day Six: Tuesday, April 08 - Key Largo
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Today we'll visit Key Largo, where the John Pennecamp Coral Reef State Park provides an excellent opportunity to explore the surrounding reef and its dazzling marine life. Afterwards, spend time on the beach, snorkel or visit the aquarium.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Ship departs Key Largo. Enjoy an onboard lecture, "Miami Transformed: From Retiree Backwater to Capital of Latin America, 1954-2014" by your group leader Bryan DeLeo

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: Yorktown

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

Description: The Yorktown is the perfect vessel for relaxed and convivial exploration of America's great coastal waterways. Built in Florida in 1988 specifically for coastal cruising, the Yorktown is able to maneuver in secluded waterways and visit small ports that are inaccessible to larger vessels. The Yorktown flies the American flag and is staffed by friendly and experienced American officers and crew. Accommodating 138 guests in 69 exterior cabins, the ship enjoys an atmosphere of warm and relaxed informality.

Ship Information: Length: 257 feet Beam: 43 feet Draft: 8 feet Cabins: 69 Flag: American

Contact info:
Travel Dynamics International
132 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com

Room amenities: Each cabin has a private bathroom with shower and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The ship offers a dining room, spacious observation lounge, large sun deck, library, and swimming platform. Both the lounge and dining room are surrounded by large picture windows that afford unobstructed views of the passing scenery. The water aboard ship is safe to drink, and bottled water will be provided on group excursions. Cash (USD) and credit cards are the preferred forms of payment aboard ship. For telephone communication onboard, you may use the ship's Maritime service satellite system which will be charged to a credit card. Email access on board: Internet-ready laptop computers will be available for use on board from which personal emails can be received and sent by accessing your own web-based email account. A fee will be charged for each 30 minutes of use. There is also wireless Internet access available for a fee. There is no doctor onboard the ship. Members of the crew are certified for CPR and First Aid. The ship has basic supplies like a first aid kit, basic cold/flu meds, seasickness, etc.

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


Day Seven: Wednesday, April 09 - Miami or Everglades National Park
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Enjoy a full-day excursion to magnificent Everglades National Park. The Everglades is a subtropical wetland consisting of shallow, wide, and slow-flowing rivers and lakes filled with hundreds of species of plants, trees, and birds. Alternatively, spend the day exploring vibrant Miami, with its colorful Art Deco architecture and chic art galleries. Enjoy a walking tour of the Art Deco District and the gardens at picturesque Villa Vizcaya, designed with Renaissance, Mediterranean Revival, and baroque elements.

Lunch: Lunch will be served on excursion.

Afternoon: Excursion continues in the afternoon.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: Yorktown

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

Description: The Yorktown is the perfect vessel for relaxed and convivial exploration of America's great coastal waterways. Built in Florida in 1988 specifically for coastal cruising, the Yorktown is able to maneuver in secluded waterways and visit small ports that are inaccessible to larger vessels. The Yorktown flies the American flag and is staffed by friendly and experienced American officers and crew. Accommodating 138 guests in 69 exterior cabins, the ship enjoys an atmosphere of warm and relaxed informality.

Ship Information: Length: 257 feet Beam: 43 feet Draft: 8 feet Cabins: 69 Flag: American

Contact info:
Travel Dynamics International
132 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com

Room amenities: Each cabin has a private bathroom with shower and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The ship offers a dining room, spacious observation lounge, large sun deck, library, and swimming platform. Both the lounge and dining room are surrounded by large picture windows that afford unobstructed views of the passing scenery. The water aboard ship is safe to drink, and bottled water will be provided on group excursions. Cash (USD) and credit cards are the preferred forms of payment aboard ship. For telephone communication onboard, you may use the ship's Maritime service satellite system which will be charged to a credit card. Email access on board: Internet-ready laptop computers will be available for use on board from which personal emails can be received and sent by accessing your own web-based email account. A fee will be charged for each 30 minutes of use. There is also wireless Internet access available for a fee. There is no doctor onboard the ship. Members of the crew are certified for CPR and First Aid. The ship has basic supplies like a first aid kit, basic cold/flu meds, seasickness, etc.

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


Day Eight: Thursday, April 10 - Palm Beach
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Arrive at scenic Palm Beach, which for years was the premier winter destination for prominent American families like the Rockefellers and Kennedys. Visit the Flagler Museum, housed in a Gilded Age mansion known as Whitehall. Enjoy an expertled exploration of the museum and its grounds.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure in Palm Beach. There will be a shuttle service provided from the ship to the center of the city.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: Yorktown

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

Description: The Yorktown is the perfect vessel for relaxed and convivial exploration of America's great coastal waterways. Built in Florida in 1988 specifically for coastal cruising, the Yorktown is able to maneuver in secluded waterways and visit small ports that are inaccessible to larger vessels. The Yorktown flies the American flag and is staffed by friendly and experienced American officers and crew. Accommodating 138 guests in 69 exterior cabins, the ship enjoys an atmosphere of warm and relaxed informality.

Ship Information: Length: 257 feet Beam: 43 feet Draft: 8 feet Cabins: 69 Flag: American

Contact info:
Travel Dynamics International
132 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com

Room amenities: Each cabin has a private bathroom with shower and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The ship offers a dining room, spacious observation lounge, large sun deck, library, and swimming platform. Both the lounge and dining room are surrounded by large picture windows that afford unobstructed views of the passing scenery. The water aboard ship is safe to drink, and bottled water will be provided on group excursions. Cash (USD) and credit cards are the preferred forms of payment aboard ship. For telephone communication onboard, you may use the ship's Maritime service satellite system which will be charged to a credit card. Email access on board: Internet-ready laptop computers will be available for use on board from which personal emails can be received and sent by accessing your own web-based email account. A fee will be charged for each 30 minutes of use. There is also wireless Internet access available for a fee. There is no doctor onboard the ship. Members of the crew are certified for CPR and First Aid. The ship has basic supplies like a first aid kit, basic cold/flu meds, seasickness, etc.

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


Day Nine: Friday, April 11 - Cape Canaveral
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Today discover the Kennedy Space Center. This inspiring complex was built in conjunction with the creation of NASA in 1958. Shortly after its inception, the center quickly became an iconic emblem of the United States’ dedication to space exploration. The center exhibits an incredible history, but perhaps the most fascinating thing about a visit here is the possibility of what future expeditions will bring. Alternatively, explore Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Ship departs Cape Canaveral.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: Yorktown

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

Description: The Yorktown is the perfect vessel for relaxed and convivial exploration of America's great coastal waterways. Built in Florida in 1988 specifically for coastal cruising, the Yorktown is able to maneuver in secluded waterways and visit small ports that are inaccessible to larger vessels. The Yorktown flies the American flag and is staffed by friendly and experienced American officers and crew. Accommodating 138 guests in 69 exterior cabins, the ship enjoys an atmosphere of warm and relaxed informality.

Ship Information: Length: 257 feet Beam: 43 feet Draft: 8 feet Cabins: 69 Flag: American

Contact info:
Travel Dynamics International
132 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com

Room amenities: Each cabin has a private bathroom with shower and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The ship offers a dining room, spacious observation lounge, large sun deck, library, and swimming platform. Both the lounge and dining room are surrounded by large picture windows that afford unobstructed views of the passing scenery. The water aboard ship is safe to drink, and bottled water will be provided on group excursions. Cash (USD) and credit cards are the preferred forms of payment aboard ship. For telephone communication onboard, you may use the ship's Maritime service satellite system which will be charged to a credit card. Email access on board: Internet-ready laptop computers will be available for use on board from which personal emails can be received and sent by accessing your own web-based email account. A fee will be charged for each 30 minutes of use. There is also wireless Internet access available for a fee. There is no doctor onboard the ship. Members of the crew are certified for CPR and First Aid. The ship has basic supplies like a first aid kit, basic cold/flu meds, seasickness, etc.

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


Day Ten: Saturday, April 12 - St. Augustine
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Explore historic St. Augustine, the oldest continuously inhabited city in the continental United States. Settled by the Spanish in 1565, the city withstood many attacks and eventually a fort was built. Explore the Castillo de San Marcos, completed in 1695, whose weathered masonry has withstood centuries of invasions. There will also be time to stroll along St. George Street in the historic district, with its smart shops, art galleries, and Spanish colonial buildings.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure in St. Augustine.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: Yorktown

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

Description: The Yorktown is the perfect vessel for relaxed and convivial exploration of America's great coastal waterways. Built in Florida in 1988 specifically for coastal cruising, the Yorktown is able to maneuver in secluded waterways and visit small ports that are inaccessible to larger vessels. The Yorktown flies the American flag and is staffed by friendly and experienced American officers and crew. Accommodating 138 guests in 69 exterior cabins, the ship enjoys an atmosphere of warm and relaxed informality.

Ship Information: Length: 257 feet Beam: 43 feet Draft: 8 feet Cabins: 69 Flag: American

Contact info:
Travel Dynamics International
132 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com

Room amenities: Each cabin has a private bathroom with shower and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The ship offers a dining room, spacious observation lounge, large sun deck, library, and swimming platform. Both the lounge and dining room are surrounded by large picture windows that afford unobstructed views of the passing scenery. The water aboard ship is safe to drink, and bottled water will be provided on group excursions. Cash (USD) and credit cards are the preferred forms of payment aboard ship. For telephone communication onboard, you may use the ship's Maritime service satellite system which will be charged to a credit card. Email access on board: Internet-ready laptop computers will be available for use on board from which personal emails can be received and sent by accessing your own web-based email account. A fee will be charged for each 30 minutes of use. There is also wireless Internet access available for a fee. There is no doctor onboard the ship. Members of the crew are certified for CPR and First Aid. The ship has basic supplies like a first aid kit, basic cold/flu meds, seasickness, etc.

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


Day Eleven: Sunday, April 13 - Amelia Island, St. Mary's, Ga. and Cumberland Isl...
Note: There will be optional guided walks of 1.5 or 3 miles on the Cumberland Island nature trails.

Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Call in the morning at lovely Amelia Island. Explore charming Fernandina Beach, with its 50 blocks of historic buildings, and visit Fort Clinch, built in 1847. Over lunch aboard sail to nearby St. Marys, just over the border in Georgia, for an excursion to Cumberland Island, the largest wilderness island in the country. In 1972, the federal government established the Cumberland Island National Seashore in order to protect the unique wildlife. Explore Cumberland’s historic sites, as well as the rich bird and animal life.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Over lunch aboard sail to nearby St. Marys, just over the border in Georgia, for an excursion to Cumberland Island, the largest wilderness island in the country. In 1972, the federal government established the Cumberland Island National Seashore in order to protect the unique wildlife. Transfer to a local boat for ride to Cumberland Island Wildlife Refuge. There will be a guided walk of Cumberland Island nature trails & historic district. Return to St. Mary's in the late afternoon.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: Yorktown

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

Description: The Yorktown is the perfect vessel for relaxed and convivial exploration of America's great coastal waterways. Built in Florida in 1988 specifically for coastal cruising, the Yorktown is able to maneuver in secluded waterways and visit small ports that are inaccessible to larger vessels. The Yorktown flies the American flag and is staffed by friendly and experienced American officers and crew. Accommodating 138 guests in 69 exterior cabins, the ship enjoys an atmosphere of warm and relaxed informality.

Ship Information: Length: 257 feet Beam: 43 feet Draft: 8 feet Cabins: 69 Flag: American

Contact info:
Travel Dynamics International
132 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com

Room amenities: Each cabin has a private bathroom with shower and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The ship offers a dining room, spacious observation lounge, large sun deck, library, and swimming platform. Both the lounge and dining room are surrounded by large picture windows that afford unobstructed views of the passing scenery. The water aboard ship is safe to drink, and bottled water will be provided on group excursions. Cash (USD) and credit cards are the preferred forms of payment aboard ship. For telephone communication onboard, you may use the ship's Maritime service satellite system which will be charged to a credit card. Email access on board: Internet-ready laptop computers will be available for use on board from which personal emails can be received and sent by accessing your own web-based email account. A fee will be charged for each 30 minutes of use. There is also wireless Internet access available for a fee. There is no doctor onboard the ship. Members of the crew are certified for CPR and First Aid. The ship has basic supplies like a first aid kit, basic cold/flu meds, seasickness, etc.

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


Day Twelve: Monday, April 14 - Savannah / Disembark Yorktown
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Disembark the Yorktown by 9:00AM, transfer to airport for flights home.

Lodging: Yorktown

Meals Included: Breakfast

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