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Program #21511RJ
25 Days | 24 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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Itinerary for Mar 20 — Apr 13, 2015

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Day One: Friday, March 20 - In transit
In Transit: Depart on international flight.

Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: The Suryaa New Delhi is a luxurious five-star hotel that is located in the heart of New Delhi. Fully equipped with modern conference facilities and situated amidst historical monuments and shopping sites, this hotel is the ideal choice for business and leisure travelers alike.

Contact info:
New Friends Colony
New Delhi, 110 065 India
phone: +91 2683 5070
web: www.thesuryaanewdelhi.com

Room amenities: Each room has tea and coffee making facilities, personal safe, iron and ironing board, television, telephone, mini bar, free morning paper delivered, individually controlled air conditioning, wireless Internet, and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers three restaurants, a bar, pastry shop, night club, 24-hour room service, laundry services, air conditioning, gym, swimming pool, business center facilities, shopping arcade, and wireless Internet throughout the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. 1-800-241-1404.


Day Two: Saturday, March 21 - Arrival in Delhi, India
Evening: Arrive at the airport in Delhi and transfer to the hotel for light refreshments in the lobby.

Lodging: The Suryaa New Delhi

Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: The Suryaa New Delhi is a luxurious five-star hotel that is located in the heart of New Delhi. Fully equipped with modern conference facilities and situated amidst historical monuments and shopping sites, this hotel is the ideal choice for business and leisure travelers alike.

Contact info:
New Friends Colony
New Delhi, 110 065 India
phone: +91 2683 5070
web: www.thesuryaanewdelhi.com

Room amenities: Each room has tea and coffee making facilities, personal safe, iron and ironing board, television, telephone, mini bar, free morning paper delivered, individually controlled air conditioning, wireless Internet, and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers three restaurants, a bar, pastry shop, night club, 24-hour room service, laundry services, air conditioning, gym, swimming pool, business center facilities, shopping arcade, and wireless Internet throughout the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. 1-800-241-1404.


Day Three: Sunday, March 22 - Delhi, India
Note: Please wear long pants or a long dress. No shoes are permitted inside the mosque. The mosque will provide gowns for women.

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room.

Morning: After breakfast there will be a brief orientation to the program before we begin the day's excursion encompassing Old and New Delhi. Drive past the Red Fort, named after the extensive use of red sandstone in its construction. Visit Jama Masjid Mosque -- India's largest mosque -- able to hold over 25,000 people. Both of these buildings were commissioned by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to be built in the 17th century at the height of the Mughal dynasty's power and they represent the finest of Mughal architecture. Enjoy a rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk, a wide avenue that is the backbone of Old Delhi. Pay homage to Gandhi at his memorial, the Raj Ghat, a black marble platform that marks the site of his cremation.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Continuation of full day excursion which will include a drive past India Gate, the President's House and the Parliament Building. Then, on to Gandhi Smriti -- the building where he was assassinated in 1948 -- and now a memorial dedicated to this prominent and beloved figure in India's history. Learn about his legacy during an informative lecture.

Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room.

Lodging: The Suryaa New Delhi

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Trident Agra is built of red stone reminiscent of the Mughal era, set amidst beautiful gardens, fountains and courtyards, and is literally a stone's throw away from one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal.

Contact info:
Fatehabad Road
Agra, 282 001 India
phone: +91 562 223 5000
web: www.tridenthotels.com

Room amenities: Each room has a television, telephone, mini bar, iron and ironing board, personal safe, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, wireless Internet access, and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, air conditioning, fitness center, swimming pool, business center, currency exchange, laundry services, beauty salon, and both wired and wireless Internet access.

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


Day Four: Monday, March 23 - Agra, India
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room.

Morning: Check-out from hotel. Coach transfer to Agra -- the drive will take between 4 and 5 hours -- and enjoy a lecture about the history of India.

Lunch: Lunch at the Trident Agra hotel.

Afternoon: After checking in to the hotel, visit Itmad-ud-Daulah, popularly known as the 'Baby Taj'. This monument is the first of its kind in India made entirely of marble rather than sandstone and served to inspire the design of the Taj Mahal. Join a local expert to learn about the Mughal history as you cross the Yamuna River to watch the sun set over the Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh.

Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room.

Lodging: Trident Agra

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Trident Agra is built of red stone reminiscent of the Mughal era, set amidst beautiful gardens, fountains and courtyards, and is literally a stone's throw away from one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal.

Contact info:
Fatehabad Road
Agra, 282 001 India
phone: +91 562 223 5000
web: www.tridenthotels.com

Room amenities: Each room has a television, telephone, mini bar, iron and ironing board, personal safe, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, wireless Internet access, and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, air conditioning, fitness center, swimming pool, business center, currency exchange, laundry services, beauty salon, and both wired and wireless Internet access.

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


Day Five: Tuesday, March 24 - Agra, India
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Taj Mahal at sunrise. This immense, breathtaking mausoleum takes on rose and golden hues at sunrise and sunset. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Later, explore Agra Fort, intended as an impregnable military structure but with the elegance, lavishness and majesty of an imperial palace. Founded in 1565, it was the imperial city of Mughal rulers.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel.

Afternoon: Free time for independent exploration and an afternoon to relax and enjoy the hotel's amenities.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Trident Agra

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Trident Jaipur is located just opposite the historic Jal Mahal and Mansagar Lake. The hotel itself is gracefully furnished and equipped with modern facilities, and its breathtaking views of the lake and striking Aravalli range welcome guests from all corners of the world.

Contact info:
Amber Fort Road
Jaipur, 302 002 India
phone: +91 141 267 0101
web: www.tridenthotels.com

Room amenities: Each room has a television, telephone, air conditioning, mini bar, safe, coffee and tea making facilities, wireless Internet access, and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers restaurants, a bar, swimming pool, fitness room, air conditioning, business center, currency exchange, safety-box, laundry services, and wireless Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Wednesday, March 25 - Jaipur, India
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room.

Morning: Coach transfer to Jaipur (approx. 137 miles and between 6 - 7 hours) and enjoy a lecture on the history of Rajasthan's royalty. The Rajputs, descendents of the ancient Aryan fighting caste, gave Rajasthan its name.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Explore the colorful bazaars of Jaipur.

Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room.

Lodging: Trident Jaipur

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Trident Jaipur is located just opposite the historic Jal Mahal and Mansagar Lake. The hotel itself is gracefully furnished and equipped with modern facilities, and its breathtaking views of the lake and striking Aravalli range welcome guests from all corners of the world.

Contact info:
Amber Fort Road
Jaipur, 302 002 India
phone: +91 141 267 0101
web: www.tridenthotels.com

Room amenities: Each room has a television, telephone, air conditioning, mini bar, safe, coffee and tea making facilities, wireless Internet access, and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers restaurants, a bar, swimming pool, fitness room, air conditioning, business center, currency exchange, safety-box, laundry services, and wireless Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Thursday, March 26 - Jaipur, India
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room.

Morning: Begin your full day excursion of Jaipur, the pink city, with visit to the Amber Fort, established as the original capital of Rajasthan, six centuries before the construction of Jaipur. Approach the Fort by jeep and view its lavish interiors and panoramic views of Jaipur. Enjoy a photo stop at Hawa Mahal, the Palace of the Winds, a five-story 'screen' constructed of red and pink sandstone which allowed for the women of the royal household to view life outside the palace.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Continue to explore Jaipur. View the City Palace, still the Maharaja's residence but largely given over to a museum containing rare manuscripts, fine Rajput and Mughal paintings, as well as royal apparel and armory. Visit Jantar Mantar, an 18th century observatory and national monument.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Evening: Enjoy an evening in the company a noble family in their home.

Lodging: Trident Jaipur

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

Description: The Aegean Odyssey offers boutique-style cruising at its best. In contrast to the massive vessels cruising to and from major ports, it is a midsized ship adapted for island and coastal cruising. The Aegean Odyssey can visit smaller, less crowded harbors and sail closer to the coast enabling you to really appreciate the magical views.

Ship Information: Ship’s Tonnage: 11,563 Length: 461 feet Beam: 67 feet Draft: 20.5 feet Cruising Speed: 18 knots Passenger Decks: 7 Stabilizers: 2 Passenger Staterooms/Cabins: 198 Passengers – lower beds: 378 Classification: Lloyd’s Register Society London Ship’s Registration: Malta

Contact info:
Voyages to Antiquity
1800 SE 10th Avenue, Suite 230
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 877-398-1460
web: www.voyagestoantiquity.com

Room amenities: All cabins are equipped with a flat screen TV, air-conditioning, and personal safe. Particular importance is placed on the standard of bedding in cabins. Luxury bedding, including fine duvets, covers and sheets, ample soft pillows and quality towels can be expected. Also, shampoo, bath and shower gel, soap, and shower cap are provided. Your cabin steward is always available. Cabins and suites feature outlets with 220 voltage, using the “European” two round pin plug. Hair dryers are provided in your cabin and electric rollers, curling irons, electric shavers and other small appliances can be used in your cabin. For safety reasons, travel irons are not allowed.

Facility amenities: Dining: Aegean Odyssey offers many dining facilities: The Marco Polo Restaurant is the ship's more formal restaurant, providing casual country-club elegance for lunch or dinner; The Terrace Cafe offers a combination of indoor and outdoor seating where you can indulge in breakfast, lunch and dinner from the grill or the sumptuous daily buffet. In the evenings, enjoy breathtaking views over dinner at Tapas on the Terrace. *There is a complimentary choice of wine, beer, or soft drinks with your evening meal. There will be a string trio, pianist and casual dancing before and after dinner. You may also wish to partake in afternoon tea, served in the Observation Lounge or enjoy an evening snack and cocktail, available in the Lido and Rendezvous bars. A limited room service menu is available. Special Diets: Please advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. The ship can usually meet most general requests such as those made with an air carrier; however, this cannot always be guaranteed. Services: Library; outdoor pool; spa; health center, saunas, massage and beauty treatment rooms and early morning yoga on the Lido Deck; elevators; beauty salon; medical center; laundry and pressing services (order form and laundry bag is provided in cabin); lecture theater and cinema and on board shop. Internet: The Internet center (open 24 hours and a charge of $18 for 4 non-consecutive hours is applied, wireless available in reception area). PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of satellite connectivity on board a ship, the internet connection is slow, erratic and may be unavailable at times.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Friday, March 27 - Mumbai, India / Embark
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: After breakfast, depart to airport for flight to Mumbai.

Lunch: Packed lunch provided by hotel to be enjoyed at airport.

Afternoon: Transfer from airport to pier to embark the Aegean Odyssey. Road Scholar orientation to the ship.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Evening: Overnight the Aegean Odyssey in Mumbai.

Lodging: Aegean Odyssey

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

Description: The Aegean Odyssey offers boutique-style cruising at its best. In contrast to the massive vessels cruising to and from major ports, it is a midsized ship adapted for island and coastal cruising. The Aegean Odyssey can visit smaller, less crowded harbors and sail closer to the coast enabling you to really appreciate the magical views.

Ship Information: Ship’s Tonnage: 11,563 Length: 461 feet Beam: 67 feet Draft: 20.5 feet Cruising Speed: 18 knots Passenger Decks: 7 Stabilizers: 2 Passenger Staterooms/Cabins: 198 Passengers – lower beds: 378 Classification: Lloyd’s Register Society London Ship’s Registration: Malta

Contact info:
Voyages to Antiquity
1800 SE 10th Avenue, Suite 230
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 877-398-1460
web: www.voyagestoantiquity.com

Room amenities: All cabins are equipped with a flat screen TV, air-conditioning, and personal safe. Particular importance is placed on the standard of bedding in cabins. Luxury bedding, including fine duvets, covers and sheets, ample soft pillows and quality towels can be expected. Also, shampoo, bath and shower gel, soap, and shower cap are provided. Your cabin steward is always available. Cabins and suites feature outlets with 220 voltage, using the “European” two round pin plug. Hair dryers are provided in your cabin and electric rollers, curling irons, electric shavers and other small appliances can be used in your cabin. For safety reasons, travel irons are not allowed.

Facility amenities: Dining: Aegean Odyssey offers many dining facilities: The Marco Polo Restaurant is the ship's more formal restaurant, providing casual country-club elegance for lunch or dinner; The Terrace Cafe offers a combination of indoor and outdoor seating where you can indulge in breakfast, lunch and dinner from the grill or the sumptuous daily buffet. In the evenings, enjoy breathtaking views over dinner at Tapas on the Terrace. *There is a complimentary choice of wine, beer, or soft drinks with your evening meal. There will be a string trio, pianist and casual dancing before and after dinner. You may also wish to partake in afternoon tea, served in the Observation Lounge or enjoy an evening snack and cocktail, available in the Lido and Rendezvous bars. A limited room service menu is available. Special Diets: Please advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. The ship can usually meet most general requests such as those made with an air carrier; however, this cannot always be guaranteed. Services: Library; outdoor pool; spa; health center, saunas, massage and beauty treatment rooms and early morning yoga on the Lido Deck; elevators; beauty salon; medical center; laundry and pressing services (order form and laundry bag is provided in cabin); lecture theater and cinema and on board shop. Internet: The Internet center (open 24 hours and a charge of $18 for 4 non-consecutive hours is applied, wireless available in reception area). PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of satellite connectivity on board a ship, the internet connection is slow, erratic and may be unavailable at times.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Saturday, March 28 - Mumbai, India
Note: If the Prince of Wales Museum is closed the award-winning Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum will be substituted. Please wear a hat, comfortable shoes and socks, as it is required to remove shoes at the temple.

Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: During this morning’s excursion, visit the main sights of India’s most populous city. Witness its colonial heritage during a drive from the pier past such Victorian Gothic Revival landmarks as Rajabhai Clock Tower, Mumbai University, High Court, Crawford Market and the marvelous Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, stopping at Dhobi Ghat, an immense open-air laundry. Visit Mani Bhawan, the residence of Mahatma Gandhi between 1917 and 1934, and now a museum dedicated to his life’s work. Next visit the ISKCON temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, before ascending Malabar Hill to the Hanging Gardens where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Continue past the Parsi Tower of Silence to explore India's ancient heritage at the Prince of Wales Museum. On the return, enjoy a photo stop before the 262-foot-high Gateway of India.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Early afternoon sailing for Porbandar.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Evening: Attend a shipboard guest lecture.

Lodging: Aegean Odyssey

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

Description: The Aegean Odyssey offers boutique-style cruising at its best. In contrast to the massive vessels cruising to and from major ports, it is a midsized ship adapted for island and coastal cruising. The Aegean Odyssey can visit smaller, less crowded harbors and sail closer to the coast enabling you to really appreciate the magical views.

Ship Information: Ship’s Tonnage: 11,563 Length: 461 feet Beam: 67 feet Draft: 20.5 feet Cruising Speed: 18 knots Passenger Decks: 7 Stabilizers: 2 Passenger Staterooms/Cabins: 198 Passengers – lower beds: 378 Classification: Lloyd’s Register Society London Ship’s Registration: Malta

Contact info:
Voyages to Antiquity
1800 SE 10th Avenue, Suite 230
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 877-398-1460
web: www.voyagestoantiquity.com

Room amenities: All cabins are equipped with a flat screen TV, air-conditioning, and personal safe. Particular importance is placed on the standard of bedding in cabins. Luxury bedding, including fine duvets, covers and sheets, ample soft pillows and quality towels can be expected. Also, shampoo, bath and shower gel, soap, and shower cap are provided. Your cabin steward is always available. Cabins and suites feature outlets with 220 voltage, using the “European” two round pin plug. Hair dryers are provided in your cabin and electric rollers, curling irons, electric shavers and other small appliances can be used in your cabin. For safety reasons, travel irons are not allowed.

Facility amenities: Dining: Aegean Odyssey offers many dining facilities: The Marco Polo Restaurant is the ship's more formal restaurant, providing casual country-club elegance for lunch or dinner; The Terrace Cafe offers a combination of indoor and outdoor seating where you can indulge in breakfast, lunch and dinner from the grill or the sumptuous daily buffet. In the evenings, enjoy breathtaking views over dinner at Tapas on the Terrace. *There is a complimentary choice of wine, beer, or soft drinks with your evening meal. There will be a string trio, pianist and casual dancing before and after dinner. You may also wish to partake in afternoon tea, served in the Observation Lounge or enjoy an evening snack and cocktail, available in the Lido and Rendezvous bars. A limited room service menu is available. Special Diets: Please advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. The ship can usually meet most general requests such as those made with an air carrier; however, this cannot always be guaranteed. Services: Library; outdoor pool; spa; health center, saunas, massage and beauty treatment rooms and early morning yoga on the Lido Deck; elevators; beauty salon; medical center; laundry and pressing services (order form and laundry bag is provided in cabin); lecture theater and cinema and on board shop. Internet: The Internet center (open 24 hours and a charge of $18 for 4 non-consecutive hours is applied, wireless available in reception area). PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of satellite connectivity on board a ship, the internet connection is slow, erratic and may be unavailable at times.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Sunday, March 29 - Porbander, India
Note: Socks are recommended, as it is required to remove shoes at most sites. Comfortable footwear and hats are recommended. Please cover your shoulders and knees. Order of sites visited may vary. Not accessible by wheelchair.

Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Upon arrival in Porbandar, visit its temple, the only one in India dedicated to Sudama, the childhood friend of Krishna. Next, ride a tuk tuk to Kirti Mandir, a memorial in honor of Mahatma Ghandi. Explore the temple and his home, now a small, but excellent museum. Next enjoy the sights and sounds of the lively local market, before continuing on to Bharat Mandir Hall, a temple with huge marble map of India and colorful pillars where bas reliefs tell the tales of Hindu heroes.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: At sea. Attend a shipboard guest lecture.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: Aegean Odyssey

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

Description: The Aegean Odyssey offers boutique-style cruising at its best. In contrast to the massive vessels cruising to and from major ports, it is a midsized ship adapted for island and coastal cruising. The Aegean Odyssey can visit smaller, less crowded harbors and sail closer to the coast enabling you to really appreciate the magical views.

Ship Information: Ship’s Tonnage: 11,563 Length: 461 feet Beam: 67 feet Draft: 20.5 feet Cruising Speed: 18 knots Passenger Decks: 7 Stabilizers: 2 Passenger Staterooms/Cabins: 198 Passengers – lower beds: 378 Classification: Lloyd’s Register Society London Ship’s Registration: Malta

Contact info:
Voyages to Antiquity
1800 SE 10th Avenue, Suite 230
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 877-398-1460
web: www.voyagestoantiquity.com

Room amenities: All cabins are equipped with a flat screen TV, air-conditioning, and personal safe. Particular importance is placed on the standard of bedding in cabins. Luxury bedding, including fine duvets, covers and sheets, ample soft pillows and quality towels can be expected. Also, shampoo, bath and shower gel, soap, and shower cap are provided. Your cabin steward is always available. Cabins and suites feature outlets with 220 voltage, using the “European” two round pin plug. Hair dryers are provided in your cabin and electric rollers, curling irons, electric shavers and other small appliances can be used in your cabin. For safety reasons, travel irons are not allowed.

Facility amenities: Dining: Aegean Odyssey offers many dining facilities: The Marco Polo Restaurant is the ship's more formal restaurant, providing casual country-club elegance for lunch or dinner; The Terrace Cafe offers a combination of indoor and outdoor seating where you can indulge in breakfast, lunch and dinner from the grill or the sumptuous daily buffet. In the evenings, enjoy breathtaking views over dinner at Tapas on the Terrace. *There is a complimentary choice of wine, beer, or soft drinks with your evening meal. There will be a string trio, pianist and casual dancing before and after dinner. You may also wish to partake in afternoon tea, served in the Observation Lounge or enjoy an evening snack and cocktail, available in the Lido and Rendezvous bars. A limited room service menu is available. Special Diets: Please advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. The ship can usually meet most general requests such as those made with an air carrier; however, this cannot always be guaranteed. Services: Library; outdoor pool; spa; health center, saunas, massage and beauty treatment rooms and early morning yoga on the Lido Deck; elevators; beauty salon; medical center; laundry and pressing services (order form and laundry bag is provided in cabin); lecture theater and cinema and on board shop. Internet: The Internet center (open 24 hours and a charge of $18 for 4 non-consecutive hours is applied, wireless available in reception area). PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of satellite connectivity on board a ship, the internet connection is slow, erratic and may be unavailable at times.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Monday, March 30 - At sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: At sea. A chance to relax on deck and enjoy the shipboard guest lectures.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: At sea. Take advantage of the ship's well stocked library that has a wide selection of volumes covering classical history, literature, art, architecture, and philosophy. The frequently updated collection also includes an extensive reference section as well as modern and classic novels.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: Aegean Odyssey

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

Description: The Aegean Odyssey offers boutique-style cruising at its best. In contrast to the massive vessels cruising to and from major ports, it is a midsized ship adapted for island and coastal cruising. The Aegean Odyssey can visit smaller, less crowded harbors and sail closer to the coast enabling you to really appreciate the magical views.

Ship Information: Ship’s Tonnage: 11,563 Length: 461 feet Beam: 67 feet Draft: 20.5 feet Cruising Speed: 18 knots Passenger Decks: 7 Stabilizers: 2 Passenger Staterooms/Cabins: 198 Passengers – lower beds: 378 Classification: Lloyd’s Register Society London Ship’s Registration: Malta

Contact info:
Voyages to Antiquity
1800 SE 10th Avenue, Suite 230
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 877-398-1460
web: www.voyagestoantiquity.com

Room amenities: All cabins are equipped with a flat screen TV, air-conditioning, and personal safe. Particular importance is placed on the standard of bedding in cabins. Luxury bedding, including fine duvets, covers and sheets, ample soft pillows and quality towels can be expected. Also, shampoo, bath and shower gel, soap, and shower cap are provided. Your cabin steward is always available. Cabins and suites feature outlets with 220 voltage, using the “European” two round pin plug. Hair dryers are provided in your cabin and electric rollers, curling irons, electric shavers and other small appliances can be used in your cabin. For safety reasons, travel irons are not allowed.

Facility amenities: Dining: Aegean Odyssey offers many dining facilities: The Marco Polo Restaurant is the ship's more formal restaurant, providing casual country-club elegance for lunch or dinner; The Terrace Cafe offers a combination of indoor and outdoor seating where you can indulge in breakfast, lunch and dinner from the grill or the sumptuous daily buffet. In the evenings, enjoy breathtaking views over dinner at Tapas on the Terrace. *There is a complimentary choice of wine, beer, or soft drinks with your evening meal. There will be a string trio, pianist and casual dancing before and after dinner. You may also wish to partake in afternoon tea, served in the Observation Lounge or enjoy an evening snack and cocktail, available in the Lido and Rendezvous bars. A limited room service menu is available. Special Diets: Please advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. The ship can usually meet most general requests such as those made with an air carrier; however, this cannot always be guaranteed. Services: Library; outdoor pool; spa; health center, saunas, massage and beauty treatment rooms and early morning yoga on the Lido Deck; elevators; beauty salon; medical center; laundry and pressing services (order form and laundry bag is provided in cabin); lecture theater and cinema and on board shop. Internet: The Internet center (open 24 hours and a charge of $18 for 4 non-consecutive hours is applied, wireless available in reception area). PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of satellite connectivity on board a ship, the internet connection is slow, erratic and may be unavailable at times.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Tuesday, March 31 - Muscat, Oman
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Free time for independent exploration.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Free time for independent exploration.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: Aegean Odyssey

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

Description: The Aegean Odyssey offers boutique-style cruising at its best. In contrast to the massive vessels cruising to and from major ports, it is a midsized ship adapted for island and coastal cruising. The Aegean Odyssey can visit smaller, less crowded harbors and sail closer to the coast enabling you to really appreciate the magical views.

Ship Information: Ship’s Tonnage: 11,563 Length: 461 feet Beam: 67 feet Draft: 20.5 feet Cruising Speed: 18 knots Passenger Decks: 7 Stabilizers: 2 Passenger Staterooms/Cabins: 198 Passengers – lower beds: 378 Classification: Lloyd’s Register Society London Ship’s Registration: Malta

Contact info:
Voyages to Antiquity
1800 SE 10th Avenue, Suite 230
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 877-398-1460
web: www.voyagestoantiquity.com

Room amenities: All cabins are equipped with a flat screen TV, air-conditioning, and personal safe. Particular importance is placed on the standard of bedding in cabins. Luxury bedding, including fine duvets, covers and sheets, ample soft pillows and quality towels can be expected. Also, shampoo, bath and shower gel, soap, and shower cap are provided. Your cabin steward is always available. Cabins and suites feature outlets with 220 voltage, using the “European” two round pin plug. Hair dryers are provided in your cabin and electric rollers, curling irons, electric shavers and other small appliances can be used in your cabin. For safety reasons, travel irons are not allowed.

Facility amenities: Dining: Aegean Odyssey offers many dining facilities: The Marco Polo Restaurant is the ship's more formal restaurant, providing casual country-club elegance for lunch or dinner; The Terrace Cafe offers a combination of indoor and outdoor seating where you can indulge in breakfast, lunch and dinner from the grill or the sumptuous daily buffet. In the evenings, enjoy breathtaking views over dinner at Tapas on the Terrace. *There is a complimentary choice of wine, beer, or soft drinks with your evening meal. There will be a string trio, pianist and casual dancing before and after dinner. You may also wish to partake in afternoon tea, served in the Observation Lounge or enjoy an evening snack and cocktail, available in the Lido and Rendezvous bars. A limited room service menu is available. Special Diets: Please advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. The ship can usually meet most general requests such as those made with an air carrier; however, this cannot always be guaranteed. Services: Library; outdoor pool; spa; health center, saunas, massage and beauty treatment rooms and early morning yoga on the Lido Deck; elevators; beauty salon; medical center; laundry and pressing services (order form and laundry bag is provided in cabin); lecture theater and cinema and on board shop. Internet: The Internet center (open 24 hours and a charge of $18 for 4 non-consecutive hours is applied, wireless available in reception area). PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of satellite connectivity on board a ship, the internet connection is slow, erratic and may be unavailable at times.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Wednesday, April 01 - Muscat / At sea
Note: Women must wear modest clothing, which covers the entire body from wrists to ankles, and must wear a scarf to cover head and hair. Men must wear modest clothing befitting the sanctity of the Mosque; shorts are not allowed, though short sleeve shirts are allowed for men only. Food, drink and smoking are strictly prohibited. Slip on shoes recommended as guests are to remove the shoes before they enter the Mosque. Dollars are accepted at the Souq. Photography is not permitted at the museums.

Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: The 16th century Portuguese admiral Alfonso de Albuqueque described Muscat as a "very elegant town with very fine houses," and his description of the capital of Oman still holds true today. Sightseeing highlights include a visit to the Grand Mosque a striking example of Islamic architecture which can accommodate 20,000 worshippers. Wander one of the oldest markets in the Arab Gulf, the Muttrah Souq, before visiting the Bait al Zubair Museum, where the exhibits showcase Omani heritage. From here, enjoy a lovely coastal drive past the charming fishing village of Sidab to the old city and Al Alam Palace, the official residence of Sultan Qaboos, overlooking sparkling Muscat Bay and nestled between two 16th century Portuguese forts, Al Jalali and Al Mirani.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: At sea. Cool off by taking a dip in the outdoor swimming pool and take in the refreshing ocean air.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Evening: Attend a shipboard guest lecture.

Lodging: Aegean Odyssey

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

Description: The Aegean Odyssey offers boutique-style cruising at its best. In contrast to the massive vessels cruising to and from major ports, it is a midsized ship adapted for island and coastal cruising. The Aegean Odyssey can visit smaller, less crowded harbors and sail closer to the coast enabling you to really appreciate the magical views.

Ship Information: Ship’s Tonnage: 11,563 Length: 461 feet Beam: 67 feet Draft: 20.5 feet Cruising Speed: 18 knots Passenger Decks: 7 Stabilizers: 2 Passenger Staterooms/Cabins: 198 Passengers – lower beds: 378 Classification: Lloyd’s Register Society London Ship’s Registration: Malta

Contact info:
Voyages to Antiquity
1800 SE 10th Avenue, Suite 230
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 877-398-1460
web: www.voyagestoantiquity.com

Room amenities: All cabins are equipped with a flat screen TV, air-conditioning, and personal safe. Particular importance is placed on the standard of bedding in cabins. Luxury bedding, including fine duvets, covers and sheets, ample soft pillows and quality towels can be expected. Also, shampoo, bath and shower gel, soap, and shower cap are provided. Your cabin steward is always available. Cabins and suites feature outlets with 220 voltage, using the “European” two round pin plug. Hair dryers are provided in your cabin and electric rollers, curling irons, electric shavers and other small appliances can be used in your cabin. For safety reasons, travel irons are not allowed.

Facility amenities: Dining: Aegean Odyssey offers many dining facilities: The Marco Polo Restaurant is the ship's more formal restaurant, providing casual country-club elegance for lunch or dinner; The Terrace Cafe offers a combination of indoor and outdoor seating where you can indulge in breakfast, lunch and dinner from the grill or the sumptuous daily buffet. In the evenings, enjoy breathtaking views over dinner at Tapas on the Terrace. *There is a complimentary choice of wine, beer, or soft drinks with your evening meal. There will be a string trio, pianist and casual dancing before and after dinner. You may also wish to partake in afternoon tea, served in the Observation Lounge or enjoy an evening snack and cocktail, available in the Lido and Rendezvous bars. A limited room service menu is available. Special Diets: Please advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. The ship can usually meet most general requests such as those made with an air carrier; however, this cannot always be guaranteed. Services: Library; outdoor pool; spa; health center, saunas, massage and beauty treatment rooms and early morning yoga on the Lido Deck; elevators; beauty salon; medical center; laundry and pressing services (order form and laundry bag is provided in cabin); lecture theater and cinema and on board shop. Internet: The Internet center (open 24 hours and a charge of $18 for 4 non-consecutive hours is applied, wireless available in reception area). PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of satellite connectivity on board a ship, the internet connection is slow, erratic and may be unavailable at times.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Fourteen: Thursday, April 02 - At sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: At sea. Relax poolside and reflect on your adventures in India.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: At sea. Attend a shipboard guest lecture.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: Aegean Odyssey

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

Description: The Aegean Odyssey offers boutique-style cruising at its best. In contrast to the massive vessels cruising to and from major ports, it is a midsized ship adapted for island and coastal cruising. The Aegean Odyssey can visit smaller, less crowded harbors and sail closer to the coast enabling you to really appreciate the magical views.

Ship Information: Ship’s Tonnage: 11,563 Length: 461 feet Beam: 67 feet Draft: 20.5 feet Cruising Speed: 18 knots Passenger Decks: 7 Stabilizers: 2 Passenger Staterooms/Cabins: 198 Passengers – lower beds: 378 Classification: Lloyd’s Register Society London Ship’s Registration: Malta

Contact info:
Voyages to Antiquity
1800 SE 10th Avenue, Suite 230
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 877-398-1460
web: www.voyagestoantiquity.com

Room amenities: All cabins are equipped with a flat screen TV, air-conditioning, and personal safe. Particular importance is placed on the standard of bedding in cabins. Luxury bedding, including fine duvets, covers and sheets, ample soft pillows and quality towels can be expected. Also, shampoo, bath and shower gel, soap, and shower cap are provided. Your cabin steward is always available. Cabins and suites feature outlets with 220 voltage, using the “European” two round pin plug. Hair dryers are provided in your cabin and electric rollers, curling irons, electric shavers and other small appliances can be used in your cabin. For safety reasons, travel irons are not allowed.

Facility amenities: Dining: Aegean Odyssey offers many dining facilities: The Marco Polo Restaurant is the ship's more formal restaurant, providing casual country-club elegance for lunch or dinner; The Terrace Cafe offers a combination of indoor and outdoor seating where you can indulge in breakfast, lunch and dinner from the grill or the sumptuous daily buffet. In the evenings, enjoy breathtaking views over dinner at Tapas on the Terrace. *There is a complimentary choice of wine, beer, or soft drinks with your evening meal. There will be a string trio, pianist and casual dancing before and after dinner. You may also wish to partake in afternoon tea, served in the Observation Lounge or enjoy an evening snack and cocktail, available in the Lido and Rendezvous bars. A limited room service menu is available. Special Diets: Please advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. The ship can usually meet most general requests such as those made with an air carrier; however, this cannot always be guaranteed. Services: Library; outdoor pool; spa; health center, saunas, massage and beauty treatment rooms and early morning yoga on the Lido Deck; elevators; beauty salon; medical center; laundry and pressing services (order form and laundry bag is provided in cabin); lecture theater and cinema and on board shop. Internet: The Internet center (open 24 hours and a charge of $18 for 4 non-consecutive hours is applied, wireless available in reception area). PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of satellite connectivity on board a ship, the internet connection is slow, erratic and may be unavailable at times.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Fifteen: Friday, April 03 - Salalah, Oman
Note: Slip-on shoes are recommended. Please do not wear shorts, beachwear or sleeveless outfits. There are steps and an uneven path to the blow holes.

Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Beaches, blow holes and a biblical site form just a part of the fascinating mosaic in Oman's second largest city, where colorful souqs and marketplaces sit in the shadow of a grand Sultan's Palace. Being the day's excursion with a scenic drive to Mughsail Beach where white sand stretches for miles. If the tide is high, you may be lucky enough to see geysers spouting from the blow holes in the limestone cliffs. Next, visit the prophet Job’s tomb, sacred to Muslims, Christians and Jews and surrounded by breathtaking panoramas of the Qara Mountains and the Jubriah Plain. Al Husn Palace, the summer residence of the Sultan of Oman, is located in Salalah and there will be a photostop en route to the local market where stalls sell frankincense and myrrh for which Salalah has been called the perfume capital of Arabia.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: At sea. Enjoy the Observation Deck if the weather is nice, or dive into a good book from the ship's library.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: Aegean Odyssey

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

Description: The Aegean Odyssey offers boutique-style cruising at its best. In contrast to the massive vessels cruising to and from major ports, it is a midsized ship adapted for island and coastal cruising. The Aegean Odyssey can visit smaller, less crowded harbors and sail closer to the coast enabling you to really appreciate the magical views.

Ship Information: Ship’s Tonnage: 11,563 Length: 461 feet Beam: 67 feet Draft: 20.5 feet Cruising Speed: 18 knots Passenger Decks: 7 Stabilizers: 2 Passenger Staterooms/Cabins: 198 Passengers – lower beds: 378 Classification: Lloyd’s Register Society London Ship’s Registration: Malta

Contact info:
Voyages to Antiquity
1800 SE 10th Avenue, Suite 230
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 877-398-1460
web: www.voyagestoantiquity.com

Room amenities: All cabins are equipped with a flat screen TV, air-conditioning, and personal safe. Particular importance is placed on the standard of bedding in cabins. Luxury bedding, including fine duvets, covers and sheets, ample soft pillows and quality towels can be expected. Also, shampoo, bath and shower gel, soap, and shower cap are provided. Your cabin steward is always available. Cabins and suites feature outlets with 220 voltage, using the “European” two round pin plug. Hair dryers are provided in your cabin and electric rollers, curling irons, electric shavers and other small appliances can be used in your cabin. For safety reasons, travel irons are not allowed.

Facility amenities: Dining: Aegean Odyssey offers many dining facilities: The Marco Polo Restaurant is the ship's more formal restaurant, providing casual country-club elegance for lunch or dinner; The Terrace Cafe offers a combination of indoor and outdoor seating where you can indulge in breakfast, lunch and dinner from the grill or the sumptuous daily buffet. In the evenings, enjoy breathtaking views over dinner at Tapas on the Terrace. *There is a complimentary choice of wine, beer, or soft drinks with your evening meal. There will be a string trio, pianist and casual dancing before and after dinner. You may also wish to partake in afternoon tea, served in the Observation Lounge or enjoy an evening snack and cocktail, available in the Lido and Rendezvous bars. A limited room service menu is available. Special Diets: Please advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. The ship can usually meet most general requests such as those made with an air carrier; however, this cannot always be guaranteed. Services: Library; outdoor pool; spa; health center, saunas, massage and beauty treatment rooms and early morning yoga on the Lido Deck; elevators; beauty salon; medical center; laundry and pressing services (order form and laundry bag is provided in cabin); lecture theater and cinema and on board shop. Internet: The Internet center (open 24 hours and a charge of $18 for 4 non-consecutive hours is applied, wireless available in reception area). PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of satellite connectivity on board a ship, the internet connection is slow, erratic and may be unavailable at times.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Sixteen: Saturday, April 04 - At sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: At sea. A relaxing day to enjoy the sunshine and the shipboard guest lectures as the ship makes its way to Sri Lanka.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: At sea. Attend a shipboard guest lecture.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: Aegean Odyssey

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

Description: The Aegean Odyssey offers boutique-style cruising at its best. In contrast to the massive vessels cruising to and from major ports, it is a midsized ship adapted for island and coastal cruising. The Aegean Odyssey can visit smaller, less crowded harbors and sail closer to the coast enabling you to really appreciate the magical views.

Ship Information: Ship’s Tonnage: 11,563 Length: 461 feet Beam: 67 feet Draft: 20.5 feet Cruising Speed: 18 knots Passenger Decks: 7 Stabilizers: 2 Passenger Staterooms/Cabins: 198 Passengers – lower beds: 378 Classification: Lloyd’s Register Society London Ship’s Registration: Malta

Contact info:
Voyages to Antiquity
1800 SE 10th Avenue, Suite 230
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 877-398-1460
web: www.voyagestoantiquity.com

Room amenities: All cabins are equipped with a flat screen TV, air-conditioning, and personal safe. Particular importance is placed on the standard of bedding in cabins. Luxury bedding, including fine duvets, covers and sheets, ample soft pillows and quality towels can be expected. Also, shampoo, bath and shower gel, soap, and shower cap are provided. Your cabin steward is always available. Cabins and suites feature outlets with 220 voltage, using the “European” two round pin plug. Hair dryers are provided in your cabin and electric rollers, curling irons, electric shavers and other small appliances can be used in your cabin. For safety reasons, travel irons are not allowed.

Facility amenities: Dining: Aegean Odyssey offers many dining facilities: The Marco Polo Restaurant is the ship's more formal restaurant, providing casual country-club elegance for lunch or dinner; The Terrace Cafe offers a combination of indoor and outdoor seating where you can indulge in breakfast, lunch and dinner from the grill or the sumptuous daily buffet. In the evenings, enjoy breathtaking views over dinner at Tapas on the Terrace. *There is a complimentary choice of wine, beer, or soft drinks with your evening meal. There will be a string trio, pianist and casual dancing before and after dinner. You may also wish to partake in afternoon tea, served in the Observation Lounge or enjoy an evening snack and cocktail, available in the Lido and Rendezvous bars. A limited room service menu is available. Special Diets: Please advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. The ship can usually meet most general requests such as those made with an air carrier; however, this cannot always be guaranteed. Services: Library; outdoor pool; spa; health center, saunas, massage and beauty treatment rooms and early morning yoga on the Lido Deck; elevators; beauty salon; medical center; laundry and pressing services (order form and laundry bag is provided in cabin); lecture theater and cinema and on board shop. Internet: The Internet center (open 24 hours and a charge of $18 for 4 non-consecutive hours is applied, wireless available in reception area). PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of satellite connectivity on board a ship, the internet connection is slow, erratic and may be unavailable at times.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Seventeen: Sunday, April 05 - At sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: At sea. Treat yourself to one of many spa services offered by the ship.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: At sea. Attend a shipboard guest lecture.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: Aegean Odyssey

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

Description: The Aegean Odyssey offers boutique-style cruising at its best. In contrast to the massive vessels cruising to and from major ports, it is a midsized ship adapted for island and coastal cruising. The Aegean Odyssey can visit smaller, less crowded harbors and sail closer to the coast enabling you to really appreciate the magical views.

Ship Information: Ship’s Tonnage: 11,563 Length: 461 feet Beam: 67 feet Draft: 20.5 feet Cruising Speed: 18 knots Passenger Decks: 7 Stabilizers: 2 Passenger Staterooms/Cabins: 198 Passengers – lower beds: 378 Classification: Lloyd’s Register Society London Ship’s Registration: Malta

Contact info:
Voyages to Antiquity
1800 SE 10th Avenue, Suite 230
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 877-398-1460
web: www.voyagestoantiquity.com

Room amenities: All cabins are equipped with a flat screen TV, air-conditioning, and personal safe. Particular importance is placed on the standard of bedding in cabins. Luxury bedding, including fine duvets, covers and sheets, ample soft pillows and quality towels can be expected. Also, shampoo, bath and shower gel, soap, and shower cap are provided. Your cabin steward is always available. Cabins and suites feature outlets with 220 voltage, using the “European” two round pin plug. Hair dryers are provided in your cabin and electric rollers, curling irons, electric shavers and other small appliances can be used in your cabin. For safety reasons, travel irons are not allowed.

Facility amenities: Dining: Aegean Odyssey offers many dining facilities: The Marco Polo Restaurant is the ship's more formal restaurant, providing casual country-club elegance for lunch or dinner; The Terrace Cafe offers a combination of indoor and outdoor seating where you can indulge in breakfast, lunch and dinner from the grill or the sumptuous daily buffet. In the evenings, enjoy breathtaking views over dinner at Tapas on the Terrace. *There is a complimentary choice of wine, beer, or soft drinks with your evening meal. There will be a string trio, pianist and casual dancing before and after dinner. You may also wish to partake in afternoon tea, served in the Observation Lounge or enjoy an evening snack and cocktail, available in the Lido and Rendezvous bars. A limited room service menu is available. Special Diets: Please advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. The ship can usually meet most general requests such as those made with an air carrier; however, this cannot always be guaranteed. Services: Library; outdoor pool; spa; health center, saunas, massage and beauty treatment rooms and early morning yoga on the Lido Deck; elevators; beauty salon; medical center; laundry and pressing services (order form and laundry bag is provided in cabin); lecture theater and cinema and on board shop. Internet: The Internet center (open 24 hours and a charge of $18 for 4 non-consecutive hours is applied, wireless available in reception area). PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of satellite connectivity on board a ship, the internet connection is slow, erratic and may be unavailable at times.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eighteen: Monday, April 06 - At sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: At sea. Find your way to one of the ship's lounges for a conversation with fellow travelers.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: At sea. Attend a shipboard guest lecture.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: Aegean Odyssey

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

Description: The Aegean Odyssey offers boutique-style cruising at its best. In contrast to the massive vessels cruising to and from major ports, it is a midsized ship adapted for island and coastal cruising. The Aegean Odyssey can visit smaller, less crowded harbors and sail closer to the coast enabling you to really appreciate the magical views.

Ship Information: Ship’s Tonnage: 11,563 Length: 461 feet Beam: 67 feet Draft: 20.5 feet Cruising Speed: 18 knots Passenger Decks: 7 Stabilizers: 2 Passenger Staterooms/Cabins: 198 Passengers – lower beds: 378 Classification: Lloyd’s Register Society London Ship’s Registration: Malta

Contact info:
Voyages to Antiquity
1800 SE 10th Avenue, Suite 230
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 877-398-1460
web: www.voyagestoantiquity.com

Room amenities: All cabins are equipped with a flat screen TV, air-conditioning, and personal safe. Particular importance is placed on the standard of bedding in cabins. Luxury bedding, including fine duvets, covers and sheets, ample soft pillows and quality towels can be expected. Also, shampoo, bath and shower gel, soap, and shower cap are provided. Your cabin steward is always available. Cabins and suites feature outlets with 220 voltage, using the “European” two round pin plug. Hair dryers are provided in your cabin and electric rollers, curling irons, electric shavers and other small appliances can be used in your cabin. For safety reasons, travel irons are not allowed.

Facility amenities: Dining: Aegean Odyssey offers many dining facilities: The Marco Polo Restaurant is the ship's more formal restaurant, providing casual country-club elegance for lunch or dinner; The Terrace Cafe offers a combination of indoor and outdoor seating where you can indulge in breakfast, lunch and dinner from the grill or the sumptuous daily buffet. In the evenings, enjoy breathtaking views over dinner at Tapas on the Terrace. *There is a complimentary choice of wine, beer, or soft drinks with your evening meal. There will be a string trio, pianist and casual dancing before and after dinner. You may also wish to partake in afternoon tea, served in the Observation Lounge or enjoy an evening snack and cocktail, available in the Lido and Rendezvous bars. A limited room service menu is available. Special Diets: Please advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. The ship can usually meet most general requests such as those made with an air carrier; however, this cannot always be guaranteed. Services: Library; outdoor pool; spa; health center, saunas, massage and beauty treatment rooms and early morning yoga on the Lido Deck; elevators; beauty salon; medical center; laundry and pressing services (order form and laundry bag is provided in cabin); lecture theater and cinema and on board shop. Internet: The Internet center (open 24 hours and a charge of $18 for 4 non-consecutive hours is applied, wireless available in reception area). PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of satellite connectivity on board a ship, the internet connection is slow, erratic and may be unavailable at times.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Nineteen: Tuesday, April 07 - At sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: At sea. Enjoy a rousing board game with fellow travelers.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: At sea. Attend a shipboard guest lecture.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: Aegean Odyssey

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

Description: The Aegean Odyssey offers boutique-style cruising at its best. In contrast to the massive vessels cruising to and from major ports, it is a midsized ship adapted for island and coastal cruising. The Aegean Odyssey can visit smaller, less crowded harbors and sail closer to the coast enabling you to really appreciate the magical views.

Ship Information: Ship’s Tonnage: 11,563 Length: 461 feet Beam: 67 feet Draft: 20.5 feet Cruising Speed: 18 knots Passenger Decks: 7 Stabilizers: 2 Passenger Staterooms/Cabins: 198 Passengers – lower beds: 378 Classification: Lloyd’s Register Society London Ship’s Registration: Malta

Contact info:
Voyages to Antiquity
1800 SE 10th Avenue, Suite 230
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 877-398-1460
web: www.voyagestoantiquity.com

Room amenities: All cabins are equipped with a flat screen TV, air-conditioning, and personal safe. Particular importance is placed on the standard of bedding in cabins. Luxury bedding, including fine duvets, covers and sheets, ample soft pillows and quality towels can be expected. Also, shampoo, bath and shower gel, soap, and shower cap are provided. Your cabin steward is always available. Cabins and suites feature outlets with 220 voltage, using the “European” two round pin plug. Hair dryers are provided in your cabin and electric rollers, curling irons, electric shavers and other small appliances can be used in your cabin. For safety reasons, travel irons are not allowed.

Facility amenities: Dining: Aegean Odyssey offers many dining facilities: The Marco Polo Restaurant is the ship's more formal restaurant, providing casual country-club elegance for lunch or dinner; The Terrace Cafe offers a combination of indoor and outdoor seating where you can indulge in breakfast, lunch and dinner from the grill or the sumptuous daily buffet. In the evenings, enjoy breathtaking views over dinner at Tapas on the Terrace. *There is a complimentary choice of wine, beer, or soft drinks with your evening meal. There will be a string trio, pianist and casual dancing before and after dinner. You may also wish to partake in afternoon tea, served in the Observation Lounge or enjoy an evening snack and cocktail, available in the Lido and Rendezvous bars. A limited room service menu is available. Special Diets: Please advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. The ship can usually meet most general requests such as those made with an air carrier; however, this cannot always be guaranteed. Services: Library; outdoor pool; spa; health center, saunas, massage and beauty treatment rooms and early morning yoga on the Lido Deck; elevators; beauty salon; medical center; laundry and pressing services (order form and laundry bag is provided in cabin); lecture theater and cinema and on board shop. Internet: The Internet center (open 24 hours and a charge of $18 for 4 non-consecutive hours is applied, wireless available in reception area). PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of satellite connectivity on board a ship, the internet connection is slow, erratic and may be unavailable at times.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Twenty: Wednesday, April 08 - At sea
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: At sea. Join friends on deck to trade travel stories, reflect on all you have experienced on this adventure, and make plans for your next destination.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: At sea. Attend a shipboard guest lecture.

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining room.

Lodging: Aegean Odyssey

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: The Petra Marriott Hotel is conveniently located on a steep sloping site overlooking the dramatic and picturesque Petra Valley. Concealed within the quiet magnificent mountains in the red rose desert, Petra is one of Jordan's national treasures and by far its best known tourist attraction.

Contact info:
Queen Rania Al Abdallah Street
PO Box 150
Petra, Jordan
phone: +962 3 2156 407
web: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mpqmc-petra-marriott-hotel/

Room amenities: Each room has a mini bar, hair dryer, bathrobes, telephone, LCD television, tea/coffee making facilities, safe box, wireless Internet for a fee, 24-hour room service, in-room safe and air conditioning.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers two restaurants, a bar and lounge, business center, wireless Internet free in public area (for a fee in guestrooms), laundry services, giftshop, newstand and air conditioning.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Twenty One: Thursday, April 09 - Petra, Jordan / Wadi Rum
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: This morning, disembark the ship and explore the deserts of Wadi Rum by jeep. This alluring landscape has been home to many human cultures since prehistoric times, with many cultures–including the Nabateans–leaving their mark in the form of rock paintings, graffiti, and temples. Visit Lawrence Spring as well as Khaz Ali Canyon and enjoy a short stop to sample Bedouin Tea.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: After the conclusion of jeep excursion, relax on coach transfer to Petra for check-in at the hotel.

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining room.

Lodging: Petra Marriott Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: The Petra Marriott Hotel is conveniently located on a steep sloping site overlooking the dramatic and picturesque Petra Valley. Concealed within the quiet magnificent mountains in the red rose desert, Petra is one of Jordan's national treasures and by far its best known tourist attraction.

Contact info:
Queen Rania Al Abdallah Street
PO Box 150
Petra, Jordan
phone: +962 3 2156 407
web: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mpqmc-petra-marriott-hotel/

Room amenities: Each room has a mini bar, hair dryer, bathrobes, telephone, LCD television, tea/coffee making facilities, safe box, wireless Internet for a fee, 24-hour room service, in-room safe and air conditioning.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers two restaurants, a bar and lounge, business center, wireless Internet free in public area (for a fee in guestrooms), laundry services, giftshop, newstand and air conditioning.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Twenty Two: Friday, April 10 - Petra, Jordan
Note: The excursion in Petra requires over two miles of walking on unpaved surfaces.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: Explore Rose City – travel through a narrow gorge, called a 'siq', to the Treasury and then on to the Street of Facades, the Court House and the Amphitheater. Petra was unknown to the Western world until 1812 but is now recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is truly an architectural and historical wonder.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: After lunch, walk back to the main gate – approximately 1 hour – and return to the hotel for a free afternoon to enjoy its wonderful amenities.

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining room.

Lodging: Petra Marriott Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: A distinctive five-star luxury hotel, the Regency Palace is centrally located in the heart of Amman, next to the Royal Cultural Center in the Shmeisani district. With 251 rooms and spacious suites that are elegantly furnished with rich fabrics and harmonious color scheme and décor, the palace unveils a pallet of tones and colors. Dining is recognized as one of the most important aspects of the guests' experience.

Contact info:
Queen Alia Street
Amman, Jordan
phone: +962 6 5607000
web: www.theregencyhotel.com

Room amenities: Each room has an LCD satellite television with music channels, telephone, mini bar, wireless Internet access (for a fee), safe box and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers restaurants, bars, wireless high speed Internet access throughout the hotel (for a fee), public PC with Internet for guest use available (for a fee), salons, laundry and dry cleaning service, indoor pool, fitness room, massage and sauna, beauty center and currency exchange.

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

Elevator: Yes

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Twenty Three: Saturday, April 11 - Amman, Jordan
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: This morning enjoy a scenic drive from Petra to the shores of the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea, in fact a salt lake, has attracted visitors from around the world for thousands of years. It is also one of the world's saltiest bodies of water, over 9 times saltier than the ocean which makes swimming more akin to floating. Seize the opportunity to float in this unusual and historic 'sea' before lunch.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Visit Mount Nebo, believed to be the site of Moses' grave. The view from here is spectacular allowing a bird's eye view of the Jordan Valley, the Jordan River and the Dead Sea. Next visit a 6th century church famous for its very large mosaics. Though under renovation, many of its mosaics have been moved outside for visitors to enjoy. Check-in at the hotel in Amman.

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining room.

Lodging: Regency Palace Amman

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: A distinctive five-star luxury hotel, the Regency Palace is centrally located in the heart of Amman, next to the Royal Cultural Center in the Shmeisani district. With 251 rooms and spacious suites that are elegantly furnished with rich fabrics and harmonious color scheme and décor, the palace unveils a pallet of tones and colors. Dining is recognized as one of the most important aspects of the guests' experience.

Contact info:
Queen Alia Street
Amman, Jordan
phone: +962 6 5607000
web: www.theregencyhotel.com

Room amenities: Each room has an LCD satellite television with music channels, telephone, mini bar, wireless Internet access (for a fee), safe box and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers restaurants, bars, wireless high speed Internet access throughout the hotel (for a fee), public PC with Internet for guest use available (for a fee), salons, laundry and dry cleaning service, indoor pool, fitness room, massage and sauna, beauty center and currency exchange.

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

Elevator: Yes

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Twenty Four: Sunday, April 12 - Amman, Jordan
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: Coach north approximately 1 hour to the ancient Roman city of Jerash, one of the most important and best preserved Roman cities in the Near East. Sometimes referred to as the "Antioch on the Golden River," Jerash was a city of the Decapolis – a league of ten Roman cities.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Explore the city of Amman, including its Citadel where there is a panoramic view of the city. Then on to the Roman Theater, built to accommodate 6,000 spectators.

Dinner: Leisurely farewell dinner at a local restaurant before departures.

Evening: Enjoy rest in the hotel before early morning transfers to airport for departures.

Lodging: Regency Palace Amman

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Twenty Five: Monday, April 13 - Departures
Morning: Transfers to Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) for departures.


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