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12 Days | 11 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.
Start of Program
Jun 26, 2013
This program begins in the late afternoon on Day 2 in Rome, Italy with a welcome orientation at the program hotel.
You will be staying at the Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio that night.
Location: Rome
Nearest airport: Rome International Airport - Fiumicino
Transportation to site: Transfers will be provided from the Rome Airport to the program hotel for all participants who arrange their air travel through Road Scholar, and are arriving on Day 2 of the program. There will be one designated group transfer, which Program Only Participants (POPS) may join if the flight times coincide with your arrival flights. The group transfer time will be confirmed in your final program materials sent approximately 5 weeks prior to the program. We recommend that all participants arrive by 3:00 pm in order to make it to the ship in time for the program orientation.

End of Program
Jul 6, 2013
This program ends in the morning following breakfast on board the ship in Istanbul, Turkey
You will be staying at the Crystal Symphony the night before.
Location: At Sea
Transportation to site: There will be one departure transfer from the Istanbul cruise port on the morning of Day 12. Participants who arranged their airfare through Road Scholar Travel Services and who are departing on the group date will be provided with a transfer from the ship to the airport in Istanbul. Independent travelers may join the group transfer or take a taxi. We do not recommend booking flights that depart before 12:00 pm. The group transfer time will be confirmed in your final program materials sent approximately 5 weeks prior to the program.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel Massimo d’Azeglio is located in the heart of Rome and it is located really close to the city's most important monuments. The Pantheon, the Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, via Veneto, the Forum, the Opera House, the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, the National Museum of Rome and many other landmarks are within walking distance: a short romantic walk will take you back in time.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Via Cavour, 18
Rome, 00184 Italy
phone: +39 06 4870270
Room amenities: Wi-Fi in all rooms. Where history meets technology The 184 rooms of the Hotel Massimo d’Azeglio are spacious, light and have been recently revamped. With wooden floors, oak classic furniture, high ceilings and large airy windows they offer its guests a “fin de siecle” atmosphere with modern comforts such as air conditioning, mini-bar, safe and Wi-Fi internet connection. Respect for traditions, but aware of innovation Tradition, service, luxury, comfort, attention to detail, but also innovation. These are the main combined features in all the rooms of Hotel Massimo d’Azeglio. There is tradition with innovation All rooms are soundproof and equipped with individually controlled air conditioning, direct dial telephone, minibar, colour TV with international channels, safety deposit box and Wi-Fi internet connection. The charming bathrooms are equipped with bath, shower and hairdryer. In all rooms, free Wi-Fi internet access.

Facility amenities: ROOM SERVICE Treat yourself Room service is available from 6.30 am till midnight. From 6.30 am to 10.30 am you can order breakfast. During the opening hours of the restaurant you can have starters or main courses available on the menu of the day. In addition, throughout the day, you can request drinks, sandwiches or cold dishes such as salads, cold meats and cheeses. FITNESS AREA To feel great away from home A gym equipped with modern equipment awaits you. At the Hotel Mediterraneo you can also book Shiatsu, ayurvedic, anti-stress or relaxation massages, and aromatherapy. Prices start from € 40,00. INTERNET POINT Free Internet In the lobby you will find the Internet point for those wishing to connect to the Internet but do not have a portable PC. A printer is available for short prints, i.e. boarding cards or electronic tickets. Wi-Fi (Totally free internet coverage in all rooms) To surf unlimited free of charge from your room. Wi-Fi is available, free of charge, throughout the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please contact PD for price
Pre-night rooms are available on a first come-first serve basis. Please the contact Program Development department for more information.

Type: Cruise Ship

Description: With her sleek silhouette and shimmering elegance, the legendary Crystal Symphony finds a natural home in the worlds most glamorous harbors and idyllic ports of call.

Ship Information: Guest Capacity: 922 Per guest space ratio: 54 Ship’s Registry: The Bahamas Officers: European Captain International Officers International Crew: Countries Represented: 40 European-trained Hotel and Dining Staff American/European Cruise Staff Total Crew: 545 Gross Registered Tons: 51,044 Length: 781 ft. (238.0 m) Width: 99 ft. (30.2 m) Draft: 25 ft. (7.6 m) Cruising Speed: 20 knots Maximum Speed: 21 knots

Contact info:
2049 Century Park East suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90067 USA
phone: 310-785-9300
web: www.crystalcruises.com/VoyageDetail.aspx?CID=0219

Room amenities: Staterooms and suites are sanctuaries of refined comfort and style with 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, feather beds and plush duvets, pillow menu, Frette terry cloth robes, Baltic bath linens, wood and padded hangers, and flat-screen televisions.

Facility amenities: Public spaces have a sophisticated and contemporary feel with fine Italian and French fabrics such as Rubelli and Pierre Frey, Axminster wool carpets, oriental rugs, Brown Jordan Mission Teak deck furniture and English mohair lap blankets. Shopping boutiques feature legendary brands such as Hermès, Chanel and St. John, while the Connoisseur Club offers Davidoff, Monte Cristo and other select cigars. Our golfing facilities use only TaylorMade equipment, and our enrichment programming showcases names renowned as the very best in their respective fields: Berlitz, Yamaha, Cleveland Clinic, the Tai Chi Cultural Center, the Society of Wine Educators, and Dell®.

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

Elevator: Yes

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