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Adventures Afloat: Expedition Antarctica: Reliving the Race to the South Pole

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Program #20499RJ
25 Days | 24 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: 63 total, 22 breakfasts, 19 lunches, 22 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: 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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Leisure Inn Hobart Macquarie: Hobart, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Leisure Inn Hobart Macquarie is located a leisurely stroll from Hobart’s famous Battery Point, Salamanca Place and waterfront restaurants and bars. The hotel’s location ensures handy access to all the unique attractions this region has to offer. The hotel is located 17KM from the airport.

Contact info:
167 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS, 7000 Australia
phone: +61 .(0)3.6220.7100
web: www.staywellgroup.com/hotels/hobart/leisure-inn-hobart-macquarie

Room amenities: Guest rooms also provide visitors to Leisure Inn Hobart Macquarie the convenience of wireless internet, tea/coffee making facilities, mini-fridge, iron/ironing board, Individual room heating, In-room direct dial phones, hairdryer and opening windows.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include onsite restaurant (check with the hotel for current opening hours), undercover parking, business services, guest laundry, dry cleaning service, luggage storage and tour booking expertise. The hotel is also serviced regularly by two airport shuttle buses.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBA
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for prices and booking.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Orion: Aboard the Orion, 20 nights
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Technically and aesthetically, Orion is arguably the most sophisticated vessel in its class. The Berlitz Ocean Cruising and Cruise Ships guide describes her as "the latest in the quest to build the ideal expedition cruise ship". Constructed by the world-leading Cassens Shipyard in Emden, and launched in November 2003, she boasts a host of advanced design features including technology that sets new standards in sustainable marine environmental practices. Although custom-made for expedition cruising, Orion is the epitome of elegance. No expense has been spared when it comes to the quality of fittings and furnishings, and the range and calibre of onboard recreational facilities are nothing short of five-star. Orion's luxurious appointments means she is more mega-yacht than cruise ship and her guests are few; around just 50 couples, all cared for in 5-star comfort by a crew of 75. Chart your own path less travelled.

Ship Information: Technical Information Length: 103 metres Beam: 14.25 metres Draft: 3.82 metres Hull: Ice-reinforced for voyages in the Arctic and Antarctic Ice Class: E3 (Germanischer Lloyd) Gross Tonnage: 4,000 Engines: Mak; 8M25; 3,265HP Speed: 15 knots. Cruise speed: 13 knots Stabilisers: Blohm & Voss, retractable fin stabilisers Manoeuvrability: Bow and stern thrusters Built: 2003 Delivery Date: November 2003 Builder: Cassens Shipyard-Emden, Germany Staterooms and Suites: 53 Guest Capacity: 106 (twin occupancy) Crew: 75 Elevator: Yes Classification: Germanischer Lloyd 100 A5 E3 Passenger Ship MC E3 AUT Regulations: Orion is built according to the latest international safety regulations, including those of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Public Health, Canadian Arctic Shipping, and St. Lawrence Seaway. Additional Craft: 10 Zodiac Heavy Duty MK5, 10 Kayaks, 2x12 passenger tenders Communications: Direct-dial satellite telephones; fax; e-mail; Internet access; internal telephone system Registry: Bahamas

Contact info:
Level 2, 8 West Street
North Sydney, NSW, 2060 Australia
phone: +xx.xxx.xxxx
web: www.orionexpeditions.com/ship/orion/ship

Room amenities: Accommodation onboard Orion comprises 31 Suites and 22 Staterooms. Every room offers you ocean views, room to relax during the day and a choice of either queen or twin bed sleeping arrangements. All of the Staterooms and Suites have the same high standard of amenity. The marble bathrooms are well appointed, with Grohe tapware, Lanvin toiletries, fluffy towels and robes. All rooms offer conveniences such as ample storage space, complementary 24-hour room service, a flat screen TV, DVD/CD player, internet connectivity, a personal safe, hairdryer and a mini-refrigerator continuously stocked with complimentary bottled water.

Facility amenities: Boutique Elevator Gymnasium Hair and Beauty Salon Hospital & Infirmary Internet Jacuzzi Lecture Theatre Leda Lounge and Cocktail Bar Library Marina Platforms Mud Room Observation Lounge Outdoor Café Outdoor Bar Reception Restaurant Sporting Facilities Sun Deck Vega Health Spa

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

Elevator: Yes

Ascot Park Hotel: Invercargil, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
Corner of Tay Street & Racecourse Road
Invercargill, New Zealand
phone: + (03)2176195
web: www.ascotparkhotel.co.nz

Room amenities: Broadband Internet connection, refridgerator, tea and coffee making facilities, full mini-bar, SkyTV, alarm clock, hair dryer, ironing board, radio, telephone

Facility amenities: 24-hr reception, 24-hr room service, banquet/conference facilities, business centre, restaurant, bar, indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, spa, gymnasium, dry-cleaning facilities, laundry facilities

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBA
Additional nights available. Rates to be confirmed via PD.



The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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22 nights of accommodations
63 meals: 22 breakfasts, 19 lunches, 22 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
Visas: 1(out of 1 required)

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