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Adventures Afloat: Marvels of the South Pacific: Voyage from New Zealand to Tahiti

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Program #21224RJ
22 Days | 21 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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: 59 total, 20 breakfasts, 19 lunches, 20 dinner

We are unable to offer meal options outside of our standard menu on this program.

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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Mercure Auckland: Auckland, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Situated in the centre of Auckland and within walking distance to picturesque Waitemata Harbour, Mercure Auckland overlooks the spectacular harbour and bustling city. Situated within walking distance of Auckland shopping, restaurants, the Viaduct Harbour, ferry terminals and Vector Arena, Mercure Hotel Auckland offers 189 rooms and suites, a gym, undercover valet parking, and a dedicated conference floor catering for 200 delegates. Vue Restaurant and Bar is located on the top floor of the hotel and offers great panoramic views.

Contact info:
8 Customs Street
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
phone: +6493778920
web: www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-1721-mercure-auckland/index.shtml

Room amenities: Room facilities include tea/coffee making facilities, television, telephone, refrigerator, iron/ironing board, Internet & PC connection and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include a laundry service, fitness facilities and safety deposit box facilities

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

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Marina: Auckland, 15 nights
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The brand new Marina, and her sister Riviera, which debuted in May 2012, are the most beautiful, elegant and sophisticated ships to debut in the past 50 years. Designer touches are everywhere, from the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase and stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, they are showcases of the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina and Riviera personify the Oceania Cruises experience. Comfortably mid-size, Marina retains the same warmth and charm of its acclaimed consorts Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. While the country club casual ambiance and level of personalized service remain the same, it offers even more choice and some enticing new amenities. As the first ship designed for lovers of fine dining and travel experiences, Marina offers guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening wine and food pairings. The new Bon Appétit Culinary Center is the only hands-on cooking school at sea. Similarly, artists-in-residence teach fine arts in Artists Loft, a new enrichment center. For specialty coffees and snacks, there is Baristas Coffee Bar. Intimate lounges abound. Accommodations in every category are incredibly spacious, especially with regard to the lavish bathrooms.

Ship Information: Marina: Debuted in 2011 Tonnage: 66,084 Length: 785 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum Draught: 24 feet Stabilizers: Yes Cruising Speed: 20 knots Guest Decks: 11 Total Decks: 15 Electric Power or Voltage: 110, 220 AC Guest Capacity: 1,250 (Double Occupancy) Staff Size: 800 Guest to Staff Ratio: 1.57 to 1 Nationality of Officers: European Nationality of Staff: International Country of Registry: Marshall Islands

Contact info:
8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33122 USA
phone: 800-531-5619
web: www.oceaniacruises.com

Room amenities: Queen or twin bed accommodations, a spacious seating area, vanity desk, breakfast table and oversized marble and granite-clad bathroom with separate tub and shower, are among the many conveniences. Stateroom Amenities Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive, with 700-Thread-Count Linens Refrigerated Mini-Bar with Free and Unlimited Soft Drinks and Bottled Water Replenished Daily Spacious Stall Shower with Separate Tub Complimentary and Extensive 24-Hour Room Service Signature Chocolates with Nightly Turndown Service Thick Cotton Robes and Slippers French-Milled Toiletries LCD Flat-Screen Television Grohe Handheld Shower Head Security Safe Handheld Hair Dryer Direct Dial Satellite Phone and Cellular Service 110/220 Volt Outlets

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

Elevator: Yes

Le Meridien Tahiti Hotel: Tahiti, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Situated just 15 km south of Faa International Airport, Le Méridien Tahiti overlooks beautiful white sand beaches, calming blue waves, and majestic mountains. Located along a lagoon, the resort has an exceptional view of the island of Moorea and offers 138 garden and lagoon view rooms and 12- over water bungalows. Rooms offer vivid colors with Polynesian flair. Additionally, there’s a vibrant international arts scene occuring at Le Méridien Tahiti. L’Atelier, its onsite art space, features contemporary artists from across French Polynesia and the world. Unlike most galleries, L’Atelier draws creative guests with exhibitions as well as with artists themselves. Its loft is an inviting setting for lectures, art workshops, and openings where guests will find fresh opportunities to peruse contemporary art. Guests are free to observe artists at work and/or enroll in an art class with the visiting artist (a fee applies).

Contact info:
P.O. Box 380595
97718 Tamanu, Tahiti, French Polynesia
phone: +011- (689) 470707
web: www.lemeridientahiti.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning, direct dial phone, safe, satellite television, WIFI (for a fee), minibar, refrigerator, and coffee-make. Bathrooms feature a separate bathtub and walk-in shower and hair dryer. Terraces are available in all rooms.

Facility amenities: The hotel has a (2) restaurants- La Plantation offering a mix of Polynesian and international flavors buffet-style or ala carte, and the gourmet restaurant Le Carre, located right by the lagoon. Live music and cocktails are available at the Astroblabe bar and casual drinks can be found at the Pool Bar. Le Meridien Tahiti also provides complimentary use of its sandy bottom swimming pool (largest in the South Pacific), kayaks and outrigger canoes, aqua gym classes, tennis courts, beach volleyball court, and ping pong. Meeting rooms and business facilities are also available.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: See "Addtl Nights Comments"
A special group rate will be honored 7 days prior and 10 days after the “main program dates”, based on space availability. Participants will pay directly to the hotel for these accommodations and need a credit card for the guarantee. To book, contact Le Méridien Hotel Reservations Department Contact : Nathalie Merehau Tél : 47 07 29 -Fax : 47 07 28 E-mail : rez@lemeridien-tahiti.pf Participants must reference Road Scholar to receive special rates

Check out time: 11:00 AM


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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Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
19 nights of accommodations
59 meals: 20 breakfasts, 19 lunches, 20 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
17 Field trips
14 Performances
2 Flights during the program

Ratings

4.5
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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