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Program #21421RJ
42 Days | 41 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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Itinerary for Oct 12 — Nov 22, 2014

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Day One: Sunday, October 12 - In Flight
In Transit: Depart the US for Australia

Day Two: Monday, October 13 - En route to Australia
In Transit: Overnight flight.

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Voyages Alice Springs Resort combines efficient and friendly outback service with modern, comfortable facilities. Low rise architecture and lush green lawns contribute to the relaxed atmosphere of our award-winning resort, situated on the banks of the famous Todd River with its magnificent river red gums.The early days of European settlement are well preserved here with buildings like the old jail and original Telegraph Station still standing. Yet you'll also find Aboriginal culture extremely well presented in the Alice. It is a truly unique place. The location of Alice Springs Resort puts you in a perfect position to explore both the town and surrounding areas.

Contact info:
Voyages Travel Center
GPO Box 3589
Sydney, NSW, 2001 Australia
phone: +61 2 8296 8010
web: www.alicespringsresort.com.au

Room amenities: Hairdryer, Direct Dial Telephone, TV, Tea/Coffeemaking facilities, A/C, In house movies, Iron, Ironing Board, Internet Access

Facility amenities: The Resort is only a five minute walk away from the town's bustling cultural, shopping and business centre. Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Internet kiosk & wireless hotspot available at reception,Concierge service, Currency Exchange Services, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Room Service,

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

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 14 - Alice Springs
Afternoon: Upon arrival in Alice Springs, transfer to your hotel. We will gather in our private meeting room where your 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 Ooraminna Bush Camp to learn of life on a rural station. Lecture on the stars of the southern sky.

Lodging: Alice Springs Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Voyages Alice Springs Resort combines efficient and friendly outback service with modern, comfortable facilities. Low rise architecture and lush green lawns contribute to the relaxed atmosphere of our award-winning resort, situated on the banks of the famous Todd River with its magnificent river red gums.The early days of European settlement are well preserved here with buildings like the old jail and original Telegraph Station still standing. Yet you'll also find Aboriginal culture extremely well presented in the Alice. It is a truly unique place. The location of Alice Springs Resort puts you in a perfect position to explore both the town and surrounding areas.

Contact info:
Voyages Travel Center
GPO Box 3589
Sydney, NSW, 2001 Australia
phone: +61 2 8296 8010
web: www.alicespringsresort.com.au

Room amenities: Hairdryer, Direct Dial Telephone, TV, Tea/Coffeemaking facilities, A/C, In house movies, Iron, Ironing Board, Internet Access

Facility amenities: The Resort is only a five minute walk away from the town's bustling cultural, shopping and business centre. Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Internet kiosk & wireless hotspot available at reception,Concierge service, Currency Exchange Services, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Room Service,

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

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 15 - Alice Springs
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Field trip to Alice Springs Desert Park to learn of the desert landscapes and the flora and fauna that thrive in this environment.

Lunch: Lunch at Alice Springs Desert Park

Afternoon: Transfer to Simpson's Gap in the Western McDonnell Ranges to understand the geology and forces that have created this landscape. Field trip to the School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service to learn how education and health services are delivered across the vast expanses of the Australian outback.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Lodging: Alice Springs Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is located as a part of the Ayers Rock Resort.

Contact info:
Yulara Drive
Yulara NT, 0872 Australia
phone: +61 8 8957 7605
web: www.ayersrockresort.com.au/outback/

Room amenities: Room facilities include tea/coffee facilities, telephone, television, refrigerator, iron/ironing board and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include a guest laundry, swimming pool and safety deposit box facility.

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


Day Five: Thursday, October 16 - Ayers Rock
Breakfast: Breakfast at Ayers Rock.

Morning: Coach to Uluru, pausing at a camel farm, places of natural interest and the Mt Ebenezer Roadhouse en route.

Lunch: Lunch at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Cultural Centre before exploring Uluru from all angles.

Afternoon: Explore Ayers Rock also known by its Aboriginal name 'Uluru' is a sacred part of Aboriginal creation mythology, or dreamtime. Uluru is a large sandstone rock formation in central Australia, in the Northern Territory. Transfer to the hotel to check in before heading out again to witness the sunset colours on the Rock.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Lodging: Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Mercure Sydney Hotel is conveniently located right in the heart of Sydney city's modern retail district. There are various public transport options that are all less than 5 minutes walk from the hotel including Sydney Railway Central Station and Sydney Railway Square (formerly known as Central Square in the 1800s and 1900s). Recently refurbished, Accor's Central Sydney four-star hotel - Mercure Sydney offers Sydney city accommodation located only a short walking distance to Sydney's major local attractions - Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay Wharf, Central Railway Station, Chinatown, Sydney's Entertainment precincts including the Capitol Theatre and Sydney Entertainment and Convention Centre. With Sydney Central Station located next to the Mercure Sydney Hotel, our guests are only a short stroll away to exploring and discovering world famous Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the historic Rocks precinct. As a Sydney city accommodation provider, Mercure Sydney Hotel near Central was recently awarded 'Hotel of the year' by Accor Australia and the best 'Redeveloped Accommodation Sydney Hotel of the Year' by the Australian Hotel Association (AHA) NSW Awards 2010. Mercure Sydney Hotel is the Central Sydney hotel offering 517 modern contemporary guest rooms with 6 unique room types to choose from. This Accor Central Sydney hotel with well appointed Sydney city accommodation also offers Sydney visitors a new modern Australian Restaurant - Four Elements Restaurant & Bar on Level One.

Ship Information: na

Contact info:
818-820 George Street
Sydney NSW, 2000 Australia
phone: +61292176666
web: www.mercuresydney.com.au

Room amenities: Individually controlled air-conditioning Satellite / Cable colour TV Pay per view movies High-speed broadband Work desk Bath tub Safe deposit box at reception Electronic key card entry Tea & coffee making facilities Iron & ironing board Hairdryer Mini fridge SMART BAR on each floor

Facility amenities: Guests staying at Mercure Sydney Hotel near Central will enjoy the convenience and comfort of our 24 hour hotel facilities and services including 24 hour concierge, 24 hour hotel reception, 24 hour room service, 24 hour business centre and a 24 hour hospitality room for early arrivals to freshen up. In addition, take advantage of the indoor rooftop swimming pool, sauna and gym overlooking the city skyline on Level 15 during your stay at Accor's Central Sydney Hotel - Mercure Sydney.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Friday, October 17 - Fly to Sydney
Breakfast: Uluru at Sunrise: This is one of the most famous tours of Uluru. On this walking tour you enjoy sunrise, a restaurant breakfast overlooking Uluru and the Liru Walk with Aboriginal guides. On the famous Liru Walk you will retrace the path of the Liru Ancestors through the bushland near Uluru. Hear the tragic fate of Lungkata (Blue Tongue Lizard Man), who is still lying at the base of Uluru. See demonstrations of ancient bush skills such as making kiti (bush glue), making fire without matches and carving wooden tools with only a sharpened stone. Learn to hold and throw a spear.

Lunch: Lunch on own

Afternoon: Check into the airport for flights to Sydney. Arrive in Sydney, check into the hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon and evening is at leisure.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Mercure Sydney

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Mercure Sydney Hotel is conveniently located right in the heart of Sydney city's modern retail district. There are various public transport options that are all less than 5 minutes walk from the hotel including Sydney Railway Central Station and Sydney Railway Square (formerly known as Central Square in the 1800s and 1900s). Recently refurbished, Accor's Central Sydney four-star hotel - Mercure Sydney offers Sydney city accommodation located only a short walking distance to Sydney's major local attractions - Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay Wharf, Central Railway Station, Chinatown, Sydney's Entertainment precincts including the Capitol Theatre and Sydney Entertainment and Convention Centre. With Sydney Central Station located next to the Mercure Sydney Hotel, our guests are only a short stroll away to exploring and discovering world famous Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the historic Rocks precinct. As a Sydney city accommodation provider, Mercure Sydney Hotel near Central was recently awarded 'Hotel of the year' by Accor Australia and the best 'Redeveloped Accommodation Sydney Hotel of the Year' by the Australian Hotel Association (AHA) NSW Awards 2010. Mercure Sydney Hotel is the Central Sydney hotel offering 517 modern contemporary guest rooms with 6 unique room types to choose from. This Accor Central Sydney hotel with well appointed Sydney city accommodation also offers Sydney visitors a new modern Australian Restaurant - Four Elements Restaurant & Bar on Level One.

Ship Information: na

Contact info:
818-820 George Street
Sydney NSW, 2000 Australia
phone: +61292176666
web: www.mercuresydney.com.au

Room amenities: Individually controlled air-conditioning Satellite / Cable colour TV Pay per view movies High-speed broadband Work desk Bath tub Safe deposit box at reception Electronic key card entry Tea & coffee making facilities Iron & ironing board Hairdryer Mini fridge SMART BAR on each floor

Facility amenities: Guests staying at Mercure Sydney Hotel near Central will enjoy the convenience and comfort of our 24 hour hotel facilities and services including 24 hour concierge, 24 hour hotel reception, 24 hour room service, 24 hour business centre and a 24 hour hospitality room for early arrivals to freshen up. In addition, take advantage of the indoor rooftop swimming pool, sauna and gym overlooking the city skyline on Level 15 during your stay at Accor's Central Sydney Hotel - Mercure Sydney.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Saturday, October 18 - Sydney
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Field Trip: Today's trip takes you to the Blue Mountains, famous for its dense, natural bushland and rocky headlands. The scenery throughout the day consists of beautiful forest areas with tall trees and ferns and magnificent outlooks over the deep canyons that make up the Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains are part of the Great Dividing Range which runs parallel to the East Coast of Australia for more than 4,000 kilometres from North Queensland to Victoria. See the world famous rock formation, "The Three Sisters," enjoy distant views of Jamieson Valley, Mount Solitary, Katoomba Falls and many other scenic delights.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Transfer back to the hotel in Sydney

Dinner: Dinner on your own

Lodging: Mercure Sydney

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Eight: Sunday, October 19 - Sydney / Board ms Volendam
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at hotel.

Morning: Enjoy a guided walk of the Rocks. The Rocks was Sydney's first European settlement and is full of many beautifully restored historic buildings. Explore some of Sydney’s earliest buildings, shops old and new, homes of the well-to-do and the quaint villages of the working class. Still to be seen today are pubs and hotels, once frequented by the locals and sailors alike and the haunts of rogues and larrikins. The many historic streets, narrow alleyways, cobbled lanes, sandstone steps and beautiful churches combine to weave a rich tapestry of life in the past and present times. The Rocks guided walk invites you to explore the past while enjoying the present ambiance of early Sydney. Then continue to Circular Quay finishing at the magnificent Sydney Opera House for a guided visit.

Lunch: Lunch on own.

Afternoon: Enjoy free time until the transfer to board the MS Volendam.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Volendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Nine: Monday, October 20 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: This morning participate in a discussion on a topic of the lecturer's choice. Then time to relax and enhjoy the ship's amenities.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Free time to enjoy the ship's amenities. Then learn about a topic of the on board lecturer's choice.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Ten: Tuesday, October 21 - Brisbane
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Full day program to Lamington National Park. Recognized in 1994 as a World Heritage area for its unique flora and fauna, hilly eucalypt bush, cool temperate rainforest and pristine subtropical rainforest, it is one of the best bird-watching sites in Australia.

Lunch: Lunch and guided nature walk atbinni burra set among the lush rainforest.

Afternoon: Enjoy a guided walk through a lush Rainforest

Afternoon: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: MS Volendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Eleven: Wednesday, October 22 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Attend a lecture with the topic of the lecturer's choice. Then enjoy the ship's amenities.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Enjoy the ship's amenities. Then participate in a lecture led by the on board lecturer.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Twelve: Thursday, October 23 - Hamilton Island
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Experience one of the true wonders of the world on a journey to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Travel onboard a high speed catamaran and come face to face with schools of tropical reef fish, be amazed at the spectacular coral formations, or relax on the sundeck and enjoy an amazing view.

Lunch: Lunch on board the catamaran.

Afternoon: Return to the Volendam and have free time to enjoy the ship's amenities.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Thirteen: Friday, October 24 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Attend a lecture with the topic of the lecturer's choice. Then enjoy the ship's amenities

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Enjoy the ship's amenities. Then participate in a lecture led by the on board lecturer

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Fourteen: Saturday, October 25 - Cairns
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Visit Hartley's Crocodile adventures to see native wildlife and the Saltwater Crocodile in tropical Queensland. Then explore the Daintree Rainforest, a World Heritage Site containing the highest number of plant and animal species that are rare or threatened with extinction in the world.

Lunch: For lunch experience a taste of the tropics with contemporary Australian cuisine with a native twist.

Afternoon: Take a guided rainforest walk and learn about the Aboriginal Dreamtime by visiting special places and culturally significant sites. Along the way your guide will demonstrate traditional plant use and identify bush tucker sources.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Fifteen: Sunday, October 26 - The Great Barrier Reef - Sunrise at Lizard Island...
The Great Barrier Reef - Sunrise at Lizard Island and Ribbon Reef Region

Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Cruise the islands around the Great Barrier Reef.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue cruising the Great Barrier Reef.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Evening: From the ship's main deck or your private verandah, watch the sunset over Sherrard Island, part of Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Lying between Torres Strait and Cairns, an overnight stay anchored off Sherrard Island is an unforgettable experience.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Sixteen: Monday, October 27 - The Great Barrier Reef - Far North and Torres Str...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Cruise the Far North and Torres Strait Islands of Queensland.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue cruising the islands.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship with a Great Barrier BBQ

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Seventeen: Tuesday, October 28 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Enjoy the ship's amenities. Then participate in a lecture led by the on board lecturer

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Enjoy the ship's amenities. Then participate in a lecture led by the on board lecturer

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Eighteen: Wednesday, October 29 - Darwin
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Spend the morning in Darwin visiting the Chinese Temple, the Botanical Gardens, and the Hill Wharf area. The Northern Territory has a unique culture based on a pioneering past and the struggle for survival against nature. You can experience this at the Museum and Art Gallery.

Lunch: Lunch overlooking pretty Cullen Bay boat harbour.

Afternoon: After lunch, drive west to visit the Territory Wildlife Park. Excursion: The Territory Wildlife Park is your essential introduction to the native flora and fauna of the Monsoonal Top End. It is set within 400 hectares of natural bushland presenting a diverse range of habitats including monsoon forest, woodland and wetlands, showcasing the unique flora and fauna of the Top End and the Northern Territory. Discover native wildlife up close at displays such as the Birds of Prey at the Flight Deck or discover the secret life of some of the rare and endangered creatures of the night at the Nocturnal House. Come eye to eye with a 4m Saltwater crocodile as you venture below the waters surface at the Aquarium and walk amongst giant Barramundi in our walk-through tunnel! Venture into the monsoon forest where you will find 12 different aviary habitats and one of the largest walk-through aviaries in the Southern Hemisphere. Goose Lagoon, Reptiles, Arthropods, and much more make the Territory Wildlife Park an essential introduction to the Top End.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Nineteen: Thursday, October 30 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Enjoy the ship's amenities. Then participate in a lecture led by the on board lecturer

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Enjoy the ship's amenities. Then participate in a lecture led by the on board lecturer

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Twenty: Friday, October 31 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Enjoy the ship's amenities. Then participate in a lecture led by the on board lecturer

Lunch: Lunch on own or on board the ship.

Afternoon: Enjoy the ship's amenities. Then participate in a lecture led by the on board lecturer

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Twenty One: Saturday, November 01 - Komodo Island
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Take the tender boat from the ship to the jetty of Komodo National Park, usually about a 10-15 minute ride. Once you arrive at the jetty, the national park ranger will escort you on a walk into the tropical forest in search of the Komodo Dragons (Varanus Komodoensis). There is no guarantee that you will encounter the dragons, but usually you will find at least one or two of them! Afterwards, walk back to the jetty and take the tender boat back to the ship.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Free time to relax and enjoy the ship's amenities.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Twenty Two: Sunday, November 02 - Benoa, Indonesia (Bali)
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Travel by coach to view the magnificent temple of Ulu Watu, perched high on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Twenty Three: Monday, November 03 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Learn about a topic of the lecturer's choice. Afterwards, enjoy free time on the ship.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Free time to relax on the ship. Discuss a topic led by the on board lecturer.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Twenty Four: Tuesday, November 04 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Attend a lecture with the topic of the on board lecturer's choosing Then, enjoy the ship's amenities.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Time to relax and enjoh the ship's amenities. Then learn about a topic of the on board lecturer's choosing.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Twenty Five: Wednesday, November 05 - Exmouth
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Visit Cape Range National park and embark on a unique outback safari of remarkable diversity encompassing rugged canyon country, beautiful beaches, and bewildering varieties of flora and fauna. Meander through Shot Hole Canyon before ascending to the top of the Cape Range to view the stunning scenery of Charles Knife Gorge. Morning tea will be served while taking in magnificent views over the Exmouth Gulf. From there, visit Milyering Visitors Centre.

Lunch: Picnic Lunch

Afternoon: At Yardie Creek get on board for a cruise up the creek to view the grandeur of the gorge with it’s sheer red limestone cliffs. There will be an opportunity to view the giant Osprey nesting high on the craggy cliff face and the timid black footed rock wallabies sunning themselves on the rocks. It is then onto the Ningaloo Marine Park and the sparkling blue waters of Turquoise Bay. There is time for a relaxing stroll along the beach or for those who wish there will be time to snorkel and swim on the Ningaloo Reef. (all your gear is supplied!) and your guide will help you discover the Park’s unique marine life. During an afternoon tea break of traditional billy tea you will be able to reflect on the stunning marine life encountered before you are taken to see remnants of ancient reefs at Shark’s Tooth Ridge where marine fossils can be discovered.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Twenty Six: Thursday, November 06 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Attend a lecture with the topic of the on board lecturer's choosing. Then, relax and enjoy the ship's amenities.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Free time to enjoy the ship's amenities. Then, the on board lecturer will talk about the topic of his/her choice.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Twenty Seven: Friday, November 07 - Perth
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Board the unique transport this morning and join the Fremantle Tram tour which will cover the highlights of this port city. With an entertaining and educational commentary provided by the driver you quickly discover the authentic charm of Fremantle that combine to create a rich display of unique architecture and a spirited personality that makes it Western Australia's most visited City. Then, embark on a journey through the city streets to explore Fremantle's markets and the Western Australian Maritime Museum, The Arts Centre and the fishing boat harbour before stopping at the Fremantle prison. At the prison, step inside and join an experienced guide who will explain its convict origins in the 1850’s until its closure as a maximum-security gaol in 1991. Take a visual journey back in time in the main cell block where you can view life as it was for both convicts and prisoners. Discover how time was passed in the yards, while marvelling at original prisoner works of art. With a whipping post, gallows and solitary cells, Fremantle Prison is a monument to a system of punishment that is uncomfortably recent. Pray for redemption in the chapel and laugh as the entertaining guides show you the lighter side of Prison humour.

Lunch: Lunch on own in town.

Afternoon: Make the most of the warm climate by strolling through Fremantle's maze of streets in the afternoon - you'll soon appreciate why the city is considered the best-preserved example of a 19th century port streetscape in the world. Talented buskers and street performers entertain on weekends while street side vendors sell jewellery, conduct tarot readings and sketch portraits.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: MS Volendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Twenty Eight: Saturday, November 08 - Perth
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: This morning, experience an introduction tour of the city and surrounds of Perth. Travel through the heart of the Central Business District to discover historic architecture and the central shopping precinct. At Burswood Park discover historical statues around their riverside parklands. A highlight of your tour is Kings Park where you will discover natural bush land, botanical gardens and unrivalled views of Perth and the Swan River. Then, Return to Fremantle by the Scenic cruise on the Swan River. Discover the delights of the Swan River cruising between Perth and the Port of Fremantle .Tea and coffee is served as your Captain points out all the sights including the beautifully restored Swan Brewery at the foot of King's Park, Royal Perth Yacht Club, the magnificent homes overlooking the river and Fremantle's busy inner harbour.

Lunch: Return to the ship for lunch

Afternoon: Volendaam departs Perth at 1:00 p.m.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Twenty Nine: Sunday, November 09 - Albany
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Take this morning to relax and enjoy the ship's amenities.

Lunch: Lunch on the ship.

Afternoon: Participate in a half day excursion of Albany.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Thirty: Monday, November 10 - Esperance
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Take a wildlife cruise among the islands of the Recherche Archipelago, viewing wildlife in its natural environment. There are regular wildlife sightings of Australian Sealions, New Zealand fur seals, Cape Barren geese, white breasted sea eagles and dolphins. Full commentary offers you an insight into this wonderful marine environment. Next stop at Woody Island Nature Reserve for morning tea or coffee. You can then choose to take a guided bush walk to Twiggy's Landing or relax with some time at leisure.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Thirty One: Tuesday, November 11 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Free time to enjoy the ship's amenities. Then, the on board lecturer will talk about the topic of his/her choice.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Free time to enjoy the ship's amenities. Then, the on board lecturer will talk about the topic of his/her choice.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Thirty Two: Wednesday, November 12 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Free time to enjoy the ship's amenities. Then, the on board lecturer will talk about the topic of his/her choice.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship

Afternoon: Free time to enjoy the ship's amenities. Then, the on board lecturer will talk about the topic of his/her choice.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Thirty Three: Thursday, November 13 - Adelaide
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Join your Study Leader for an artifacts and cultural history discovery of Adelaide. Explore the Adelaide Markets, Migration Museum, Aboriginal section of the State Museum and the Mortlock Library.

Lunch: Transfer to the Botanic Gardens for lunch

Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore Adelaide independently.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Thirty Four: Friday, November 14 - Kangaroo Island
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Your day tour begins with a scenic coach trip to Cape Jervis. You'll then board SeaLink's fast and comfortable ferry for the 45-minute crossing to Kangaroo Island. On arrival, settle back in the comfort of your SeaLink coach en route to Seal Bay where you will enjoy a beach walk among a breeding colony of Australian sea-lions.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant

Afternoon: Head to Flinders Chase National Park for the rest of the afternoon. Walk along the rugged southern coastline on specially constructed walkways to protect both you and the environment to Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. Admirals Arch boardwalk takes you down a rugged cliff face to confront a spectacular rock arch and a nursery haven for fur seals. Watch the fur seals diving, playing or just lolling about on the sun-drenched rocks, warming up again after swimming in the surf. Your tour concludes at the air terminal for return flight to Adelaide airport and transfer back to your hotel.

Dinner: Dinner on your own.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: MS Volendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Thirty Five: Saturday, November 15 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Free time to enjoy the ship's amenities. Then, the on board lecturer will talk about the topic of his/her choice.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Free time to enjoy the ship's amenities. Then, the on board lecturer will talk about the topic of his/her choice.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Thirty Six: Sunday, November 16 - Melbourne
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Disembark from the Ship for your days sightseeing tour of Melbourne which will focus on the Development of the arts in Australia. See the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens with avenues of huge English elms planted along gently contoured lawns, giving them a serene beauty all year round. Also visit the world class outdoor performance venue the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and bay side St Kilda. Next, visit the Ian Potter Centre of Australian Art for a guided tour. The Ian Potter Centre comprises more than 20,000 works, this collection of Australian art is one of the oldest and best known in the country.

Lunch: Lunch is at the Victorian Arts Centre in Café Vic where the Foyers of the Arts Centre are adorned with artworks.

Afternoon: After lunch take a guided tour of the Victorian Arts Centre. Then, subject to performance/rehearsals see the State Theatre, the Playhouse Fairfax Studios and the Concert Hall.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Thirty Seven: Monday, November 17 - Melbourne
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Your morning is free to explore Melbourne on your own

Brunch: Lunch on board the ship

Afternoon: Continue independent exploration of Melbourne

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Thirty Eight: Tuesday, November 18 - Burnie
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Gunns Plains Caves & Wildlife: Pass through Tasmania's picturesque countryside and lush green vistas en route to Gunns Plains - a prosperous farming district located south of Burnie. Limestone caves are the region's main attraction, discovered by a hunter in 1906. Caverns and short passages are accessed by a flight of concrete stairs, and you will wind your way through the caves . See an underground river and bioluminescent glowworms, as well as the unusual ribbon stalactites. Re-boarding your coach, you will drive to Wing's Wildlife Park, set on 106 acres. Tasmanian devils, quolls, and many other native animals and farm creatures live here, including reptiles and kangaroos. Visit the animal nursery if you wish, or simply spend your free time exploring teh park and visiting its inhabitants.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship

Afternoon: Your afternoon is free to explore Burnie independently.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Thirty Nine: Wednesday, November 19 - Hobart, Tasmania
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Half Day Excursion in Hobart.

Lunch: Return to the ship for lunch

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Forty: Thursday, November 20 - Port Arthur, Tasmania
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Half Day Excursion in Port Arthur.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: At leisure

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: MS Volendam

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

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 4432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
N/A


Day Forty One: Friday, November 21 - At Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Free time to enjoy the ship's amenities. Then, the on board lecturer will talk about the topic of his/her choice.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Free time to enjoy the ship's amenities. Then, the on board lecturer will talk about the topic of his/her choice.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: MS Volendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Forty Two: Saturday, November 22 - Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship.

Morning: Depart for the Sydney Airport.

In Transit: 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!

Meals Included: Breakfast

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