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Program #20414RJ
17 Days | 16 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.
Start of Program
Mar 29, 2014
This program starts on March 29, 2014 at the program hotel in San Diego in the early evening at the program orientation.
You will be staying at the Courtyard San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle that night.
Location: San Diego, California
Transportation to site: All participants must make their own way from the San Diego International Airport (SAN) to the Courtyard San Diego Mission Valley / Hotel Circle. If you purchased your air travel through Road Scholar Travel Services, please present your group leader with a copy of your receipt, and you will be reimbursed for this transfer cost upon arrival (up to $25). A taxi from the airport to the hotel is approximately $25. Airport shuttles are also available. Because flights are arriving throughout the day, from may different cities, we are unable to provide a group transfer.

End of Program
Apr 14, 2014
This program ends April 14, 2014 after breakfast on board the ship. Please note that the ship will be sailing to Fort Lauderdale the night prior.
You will be staying at the MS Veendam the night before.
Location: Ft. Lauderdale
Transportation to site: All participants who purchased their air travel through Road Scholar Travel Services will be provided with a transfer from the ship to the airport in Ft. Lauderdale (FLL). Transfer times will be based on individual your flight times. Your group leader will confirm transfer times on site.
Type: Hotel

Description: Complimentary Nintendo Wii • GoBoard™ touch screen with weather, news and restaurant info at your fingertips • The Bistro serving gourmet fare, grab-n-go meals and the only Starbucks espresso bar on the block •

Contact info:
595 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA 92108 USA
phone: 619-291-5720
web: www.courtyardsd.com

Room amenities: Complimentary WiFi, 32" HDTV with premium channels, refrigerators

Facility amenities: Theater room with 52" HDTV, a lounge with personal booths wired for Internet and with personal LCD TVs, Full-service bar, Outdoor heated pool and spa, 24/7 fitness center, 24/7 business center, 24/7 market, Valet dry cleaning available, coin-operated laundry available, safe deposit boxes at front desk, free WiFi service

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Participants may arrange for pre-program nights. Rate to be advised by PD pending contractual agreement.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, the ms Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Guests aboard the ms Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs – but also new and exciting venues, stateroom options along with a complete update to all stateroom furnishings. Lanai staterooms: our latest innovation, offering sliding glass doors leading onto the walk-around Lower Promenade deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities. The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Mix: an innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues: Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment. Digital Workshop, powered by Windows®: offering fun, free learning about digital photography, videos, scrapbooking, blogging and social networking. Click on our Video Gallery for virtual tours of staterooms and public areas.

Ship Information: Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
N/A
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: NA -0/0-
Facility amenities: Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari® china, Riedel® stemware and Frette® linens Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties Canaletto: an evening venue for Italian fare adjacent to the Lido Restaurant and offering waiter service. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service. Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening Club HAL®: our dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate Lanai staterooms: offering a private entrance onto our classic teak Promenade Deck. Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities.

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

Elevator: Yes


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16 nights of accommodations
45 meals: 16 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 16 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips

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