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Jiill Ghnassia Sep 22, 2014 at 12:53 PM

I am taking my first Road Scholar trip, the Tropical Splendor, and first trip to Hawaii, beginning Feb. 25, 2014. Does one receive tickets? Confirmations? Anyone else signed up for this trip? Thanks for your help,
Jill Ghnassia

GORDON BARDEN Sep 15, 2014 at 07:37 PM

Today I made some final arrangements for my trip (Oct. 29 to Nov. 8 2014) hotel, travel insurance. I would like to communicate with others going on the same program. This will be my 3rd Road program and my first trip to Hawaii.

Katherine Cram Jun 27, 2014 at 07:40 PM

Anyone going on the September 24, 2014 trip?
Janet Liniger Jul 30, 2014 at 08:27 PM

John and Janet Liniger from Johnstown, CO are going. Will we see you there, Katherine?
Katherine Cram Jul 30, 2014 at 08:36 PM

Hello, John and Janet! Yes, I am looking forward to meeting both of you in our explorations of Hawaii.

Linda Schwartz Dec 14, 2013 at 10:16 AM

My husband and I are thinking about the Sept or Oct 2014 trip. Any advice? How does it work with a small group on a large ship? How do you get off the ship to visit sites? How is the weather? We did the Galapogos trip on the Galaven and loved it.
Mary Pax Dec 14, 2013 at 11:38 AM

The Road Scholar group meets at a predetermined site, before going ashore. Weather was almost too hot in March, for us coming from cold weather. Make sure you drink enough water. We received stainless steel water bottles to take on day trips. I'm still using mine when I go to an exercise class. Mary Lou

Karel Bretsch Mar 04, 2013 at 04:40 PM

My friend Roger and I will be on the 4/3 to 4/13 trip and would like to know if people have signed up for the Day 3 optional activity - the Polynesian Culture Center. Karel
Mary Pax Mar 10, 2013 at 09:02 PM

My husband and I signed up for the PCC. The auditorium where a too long program was held is partially open air. We got really chilled. My husband develop the flu (in spite of flu shots last November). Just as he was getting better, I got sick. Our vacation was ruined. Maybe you would fare better.
Janet Liniger Jul 30, 2014 at 08:29 PM

My husband and I are signed up. We were there several years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it enough to want to go back. Seems to be a good way to spend Day 3.

Brenda Tong Feb 22, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Robert & Peggy, Mary & hubby...looking forward to meeting you & with at least six of signed up we'll have some clout (hopefully). See you on Wed. Diane & Larry
Mary Pax Feb 25, 2013 at 09:33 AM

I wasn't concerned about not getting confirmation till Brenda/Diane raised the question. Guess I'll make a copy of our credit card statement where the charge is listed. My husband's name is Ralph, and I go by Mary Lou here at home. Other people usually just call me Mary.

Robert Carmichael Feb 22, 2013 at 11:47 AM

We also signed up for that and they cashed our check but we haven't received confirmation either. Peggy Carmichael

Brenda Tong Feb 22, 2013 at 09:27 AM

We sent reservations for Day 3 Polynesian Culture Center but never rec'd confirmation for Day 3 trip. When do we get details of where/when to meet. Anyone else going?
Mary Pax Feb 22, 2013 at 09:41 AM

We're also going to the PCC--and didn't get confirmation. Read the info they sent. Somewhere I got the idea that when we're finished with the morning activity, a bus will be there to take us.

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