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TENNESSEE

Adventures Afloat: Music on the Mississippi: Memphis to New Orleans

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Program #20263RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 23 total, 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinner

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Kosher; Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Grande Mariner: Memphis, 8 nights
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Bow ramp for landing on beaches. Shallow draft and collapsible pilothouse ensure that passengers survey the scenery close up. Dress code is casual throughout day and evening. BYOB rule with complimentary mixers, soda, glass, ice.

Ship Information: Length: 184' Beam: 40' Draft: 6'6" Passenger Capacity: 86 Passenger Cabins: 48 Commissioned: 1997 Refurbished: 2009 Flag: United States Built By: Blount Boats, Warren, RI

Contact info:
Blount Boats
Warren, RI 02885 USA
phone: 401-245-8300
web: www.blountsmallshipadventures.com

Room amenities: Daily maid service; daily fresh towels. Bed linens are changed twice during the trip. Sufficient stowage under the bed and in compartments. Mirrors, hanging space. Most cabins are too small to have a chair. Most cabins have a window or a port hole.

Facility amenities: Each cabin ranges in size from 77 square feet to 120 square feet with private small bathroom. Built-in stowage is adequate. Twin beds or queen bed. Some twins convert to queen. Most but not all cabins have a window or port-hole.They are on three decks, with most accommodations on mid and upper decks. A large comfortable lounge, which also serves as a lecture hall, is forward on the higher of the two upper accommodations decks. The dining room, one deck below, doubles as a card room and reading area. The American food is fresh, well prepared, and served family-style at one open sitting. Menus are posted in advance. The sundeck extends nearly the full length of the ship and has a viewing area covered by an awning. Considered Spartan in its simplicity, the Grande Mariner is nevertheless popular with many returning passengers.

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

Bathroom: Some cabins have very small single unit bathrooms with compartmented shower and separate toilet/lavatory.

Additional nights before: $250
To reserve a hotel room in Memphis, Tenn., for night of Dec. 9, 2012, before the program begins, or to reserve a hotel room in New Orleans, La., for night of Dec. 18, 2012, after the program ends, call program provider at 601-446-1208. Deadline to reserve a room is Nov. 1. A check for $170 per room per night for Memphis hotel or $120 per room per night for New Orleans hotel should be sent to Educational Travel Associates, Inc., PO Box 1307, Natchez, MS 39121. Put on the check what it is for.

Check in time: 1:00 PM

Additional nights after: $250
To reserve a hotel room in Memphis, Tenn., for night of Dec. 9, 2012, before the program begins, or to reserve a hotel room in New Orleans, La., for night of Dec. 18, 2012, after the program ends, call program provider at 601-446-1208. Deadline to reserve a room is Nov. 1. A check for $170 per room per night for Memphis hotel or $120 per room per night for New Orleans hotel should be sent to Educational Travel Associates, Inc., PO Box 1307, Natchez, MS 39121. Put on the check what it is for.

Check out time: 9:00 AM


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8 nights of accommodations
23 meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
13 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips
9 Hands-on experiences
13 Performances

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