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Program #19625RJ
30 Days | 29 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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
Nov 19, 2014
This program starts in Ft. Lauderdale on Day 1
You will be staying at the Courtyard Ft. Lauderdale Airport and Cruise Port that night.
Location: Ft. Lauderdale
Transportation to site: Transfers from the airport to the hotel are included for all participants arriving on the group date. When you arrive at the Fort Lauderdale airport, please take a taxi or the hotel shuttle to the Courtyard Marriott Ft. Lauderdale Airport hotel. Please give your receipt to your study leader, Peter Alden, and he will reimburse you for the transportation cost.

End of Program
Dec 18, 2014
The program ends in Ft. Lauderdale on Day 30
You will be staying at the MS Prinsendam the night before.
Location: ms Prinsendam
Transportation to site: Transfers from the ship to the the airport are provided for all participants departing on the group date. Avoid scheduling flights prior to 12:30PM. The ship is scheduled to arrive at 7:00AM but this is subject to change. There will be one designated group transfer for participants departing Fort Lauderdale between 2 and 3PM. Exact timing will be confirmed with your study leader upon arrival.
Type: Hotel

Description: The Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port hotel offers newly renovated guest rooms with free high-speed Internet, large work desk and ergonomic chair. Minutes from Fort Lauderdale Airport and Port Everglades, the hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport and cruise terminal.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
400 Gulf Stream Way
Dania Beach
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33004 USA
phone: 195-434-2833 x3
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/fllht-courtyard-fort-lauderdale-airport-and-cruise-port/

Room amenities: This hotel near Fort Lauderdale Airport features guest rooms with new bedding from Courtyard. Relax in an ergonomic chair while you work at a large desk in our thoughtfully appointed hotel room. You'll find fluffy white pillows and crisp white sheets at this Fort Lauderdale cruise port hotel. Spacious guest rooms feature a sofa, oversized chair and complimentary high-speed Internet. Amenities include hair dryer, iron/ironing board, refrigerator and dual-line phone with voice mail. Our hotel near Port Everglades provides color TVs with premium cable and PPV movies in each room.

Facility amenities: Bar-B-Q and/or picnic area Beauty shop, nearby (referral at front desk) Car rentals nearby Coffee/tea in-room Gift/newsstand Housekeeping service daily Laundry on-site Laundry on-site, coin operated Local restaurant dinner delivery Mobility accessible rooms Newspaper in lobby Phone calls: toll-free Safe deposit boxes, front desk Valet dry-cleaning Vending machines

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
TBD

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Designed to explore the remote corners of the world in elegance and style, the ms Prinsendam is our most intimate ship. Accommodating just 835 passengers, she gives guests the feel of a classic yacht with the spaciousness of a cruise ship. The ms Prinsendam offers many cozy areas in which to find your favorite spot, most of her staterooms feature commanding ocean views and many have private verandahs. A special signature sculpture dominates the three-story atrium featuring etched fish, turtles and dolphins climbing a stunning cylinder of Bolle glass and lit with state-of-the-art fiber optics. Other works of art include a remarkable abstract marble sculpture of a Viking ship by contemporary Norwegian artist Nicholas Widerberg, a series of paintings by impressionist painter Neil Pinkett, and an outstanding collection of Roman Amphorae from 50 - 150 AD. The ms Prinsendam, or "Princes" ship, is truly a classic ship worthy of her name.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 835 Crew members: 470 Gross Tonnage: 37,983 grt. Length: 669 feet Beam: 106 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Prinsendam

Room amenities: With 25 percent more living space than any other ship in its category, enjoy elegant and refined details such as fine linens, fluffy Egyptian cotton towels and bathrobes, massage showerheads and flat-screen televisions.

Facility amenities: The ms Prinsendam boasts 22 spacious public rooms, features commanding ocean views in 93 percent of her staterooms and private verandahs in 67 percent of her staterooms. The two-tier La Fontaine Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options. The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of 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. The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties. The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes. The Queen's Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.

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

Elevator: Yes


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