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Adventures Afloat: Hawaii on the Horizon: A Transpacific Voyage Into Island Culture and Nature

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20 Days | 19 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Nancy from Roseville, MN Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 03/27/15 - 04/15/15
This is an excellent program if you are interested in the story of Pacific Ocean exploration and Hawaiian Island settlement from the early days up to the present. You will visit and learn about different locations on the islands. Our tours in Maui got a bit too long and by the time we got back to the ship it was getting dark, we were tired and hungry, and didn't get to see anything of Lahaina. Everything else was as expected. My husband and I both give this trip a "Thumbs Up."

Darwin from Cambridge, KS Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 03/27/15 - 04/15/15
A great chance to gain a new perspective on our 50th state in a relaxing comfortable and entertaining atmosphere

Clarissa from Jamaica, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/02/15 - 01/20/15
Wonderful program to Hawaii. However, you must enjoy the free time while at sea, because it was quite long.

Christine from Galena, IL Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 01/02/15 - 01/20/15
What a great introduction to Hawaii for first timers! Art Reed gave very interesting lectures every day but there was plenty of time to enjoy the ship as well. As always, a very diverse and interesting group of Road Scholars made the trip extra fun!

Charles from Flushing, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/02/15 - 01/20/15
If you're into cruising and nature, this is the trip for you. Even a nature novice like me appreciated Art Reed's presentations. You also get the natural and cultural highlights of the Hawaiian Islands in the five days the ship is stationed there.

Fran from Chama, NM Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 12/01/14 - 12/20/14
This program was delightful, a good introduction to Hawaii and made me want to go back again!

Dan from Hampton, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 12/01/14 - 12/20/14
A great program for those who love cruises and want to learn about Hawaii and want a taste of what it has to offer.

Mary from Albuquerque, NM Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 11/15/13 - 12/03/13
We had a wonderful experience both on the cruise and during our days on the islands. Art Reed was a wonderful group leader and gave us excellent lectures on all aspects of Hawaii during our days at sea. The local guides were also experts in their areas. We were pleased with the ship experience on the Veendam - the food, service and facilities were very good, and the stateroom was most comfortable. This was a fine introduction to Hawaii and we would love to return to see much more

Margaret from Toronto, ON Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 11/15/13 - 12/03/13
The lectures by expert Art Reed were fascinating and exceptionally well presented. He covered both society and the natural world. Our shore trips were also interesting. I feel I really understand the Polynesian Pacific much better.than I did before. It was well worthwhile, the food was great, so was the company...my only tip, if you don't like to gamble, take in spa treatments, etc take lots to read - the ship itself is a typical cruise experience with variable standards of entertainment and a "summer camp" atmosphere at times. Also, be warned - it was surprisingly chilly both on the ship and in the shore excursion busses - take sweaters.

Marilyn from Westfield, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/15/13 - 12/03/13
Road Scholar was encouraged by family as our parents had started with elderhostel, then road scholar. My sister and I carried on the tradition as we became "of age" and can't wait for another trip! Our parents are thrilled that we took the trip!

Evelyn from Raleigh, NC Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 11/15/13 - 12/03/13
Cruising across the Pacific gave me a better appreciate of those who crossed the vast oceans to get to our shores before sailing was so comfortable. And too, visiting Hawaii was like a dream come true.

Donna from Hoffman Estates, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/15/13 - 12/03/13
Had a great experience in Hawaii and are looking forward to another Road Scholar trip in the near future.

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