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Program #21236RJ
19 Days | 18 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Jim Aug 19, 2014 at 07:33 PM

My wife and I are on this wonderful trip. This will be our first time in this part of the world, and first trip with Road Scholar. We wonder how much cash to bring? We only need cash for incidentals. And, what currency or currencies should we bring. Your thoughts will be appreciated. Thank you.
Donell Kelly Aug 19, 2014 at 08:45 PM

Hi Jim. Hope you and your wife have a great time. I'm not going to be on this trip, so can't really tell you about the currency. I had my bank set up a separate, temporary atm account with a separate card that I used for a trip to Europe last year. The account didn't charge intnl. fees for atm withdrawals. It worked very well. Good luck & happy voyaging!
Jim Aug 20, 2014 at 12:20 AM

Thank you so much for this clever idea. I am sure our bank would do the same.
Patricia Buchanan Aug 20, 2014 at 12:43 PM

On other trips I converted US $ to local currency and RS guides helped those needing ATM. Also some credit cards specifically don't charge a conversion fee. Be sure to notify credit card company where you will be or they might deny the charge thinking card was stolen! See you.

Patricia Buchanan Jul 11, 2014 at 07:55 PM

Pauline- I hope you got in. Singles are waitlist only now.
Pat- I'll look for the book you recommended.
Patty (Patricia also)
Pauline S Jul 11, 2014 at 09:39 PM

Yes, Pat I got in just in time. Let's keep in touch.

Pauline S Jun 26, 2014 at 05:38 PM

I am thinking of the April trip,this would be my first cruise as a single. Any other single's ?
Pat Highet Jun 28, 2014 at 02:39 PM

I enrolled as a single (I'm a "senior" woman). After telling friends about this trip, good friend, Linda, also enrolled as a single.
Pauline S Jul 04, 2014 at 08:53 PM

Hi Pat, thanks for reply. I'm waiting to see if flights from Toronto are included. Good to know I wouldn't be the only single woman.

Premium Email Subscriber Jun 24, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Thinking about the April trip. Does anyone one the cabin type & deck for the posted price?
Nancy Jones Jul 01, 2014 at 01:35 PM

I used this website in conjunction with RS will not give you the exact cabin, but you can see options.

Pat Highet May 16, 2014 at 12:28 AM

Ive just enrolled for the April 2015 trip. Eagerly looking forward -- it's "only" 11 months away. For starters, I'll re-read that wonderful book, "Birds without Wings." Pat (Patricia, not Patrick)

Dawn Craig Mar 28, 2014 at 03:25 PM

My husband and I have been stockpiling and yes, even reading as we have time, several of the recommended books. Has anyone else found any especially helpful? I'm planning to attend the September trip and hopeful to get feedback from the April group (and maybe groups from previous years?) between now and then. Thanks!

Elena Sheehan Jan 21, 2014 at 03:30 PM

I was on this ship a few years ago and thought it was terriic.
Great crew, good food and just a perfect size. I recommend it.

Donell Kelly Dec 30, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Has anyone had any experience with this particular ship? I'd like more information.
Toni Belleranti Jan 06, 2014 at 09:51 PM

I was on this ship's 2nd voyage in its role as Voyage to Antiquity ship, in 2010. It had been rebuilt to serve as a small size passenger cruise ship by a British company. During the introductory year the prices were quite low, much less than now. There were a few snags and bumps to work out that maiden year, but I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and the Road Scholar group leader helped us over any rough spots.
Toni Belleranti Jan 06, 2014 at 09:57 PM

Even at the higher prices (airfare has risen as has everything else since 2010)I considering booking another cruise. Single supplements are low, the rooms are rather small but adequate, food is okay and plentiful. But don't compare it to a big ocean liner with Las Vegas style entertainment, casinos and endless buffets. I actually prefer this smaller, more intimate ship with a historical focus. There's also a library with many books pertaining to the areas visited.

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