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Program #20409RJ
11 Days | 10 Nights
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
Apr 4, 2013
Hotel check in starts at 3:30pm and orientation starts at 4pm. If you arrive earlier you can check in if your room is available.
You will be staying at the Holiday Inn Downtown that night.
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Nearest highway: I-10
Nearest airport: Louis Armstrong International Airport
Transportation to site: Estimated travel time from airport to check in location: 20 minutes (15 miles) Transportation Options: New Orleans Airport Shuttle (Commercial Van/Shuttle), 866-596-2699 TollFree. $20 one person/one way or $38 round trip - Prices are subject to change. Shuttle will be outside of the baggage pickup area. Shuttle may make stops at several hotels before arriving at your hotel. Taxis: $30 (approximately) for one or two people per person/one way - Prices are subject to change. It is cheaper to take Taxi for 1-2 persons. $30 for 2 plus extra ($14 each) for 3rd and 4th person. More information can be obtained by visiting the airport's official website: www.flymsy.com

End of Program
Apr 14, 2013
Breakfast onboard ship. Independent disembarkation by 10:00 am. It is advised that no flight arrangements be made before 12:30 pm should customs take longer than usual.
You will be staying at the Norwegian Star the night before.
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Transportation to site: The Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) is approximately 17 miles from the cruise terminal complexes. Please allow approximately 45 minutes travel time. There are three basic means of transportation from the airport to the cruise terminal. The following numbers and rates are as of March 21, 2012 for transportation between the airport and the cruise terminal complexes: The Airport Shuttle's phone number is 866-596-2699 Kiosks in the baggage area of the airport, walk up service. $20 per person one way. (rates subject to change) Airport Limousine - (504) 305-2450 - Kiosks in the baggage area of the airport, walk up service. Rates start at $58 for one or two passengers. Taxis - Flat fee of $35 for the first two persons, $12 per person for three or more, plus a $1 fuel surcharge per trip (not passenger).Taxi services are available outside baggage claim, on the lower level, at the Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport. More information can be found at: www.portno.com.
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Full Service Hotel

Ship Information: Norwegian

Contact info:
330 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112 USA
phone: 504-581-1600
Room amenities: Coffee makers, hair dryers, iron and ironing board. Request refrigerator for medical purposes only.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $129
Pre / Post stays usually available at a rate of $129 depending on availability.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Launched in 2001, the 2,348-passenger Norwegian Star was the first NCL ship custom built for Freestyle Cruising, NCL's program that touts a variety of dining, cabin and entertainment options. Star was refurbished in February 2010 in Victoria, British Columbia. The two-week dry-dock focused mostly on cosmetic enhancements (carpets, upholstery, etc.) and engineering work, but the line also added a number of 54 cabins and suites, and enhanced Star's spaces for kids. Although this is a large vessel, the public areas are designed in such a way that makes many areas of the ship feel cozy and intimate. Most of the bars, lounges and restaurants are centrally located so you can just go steps from one to the other and have an immediate change in atmosphere.

Ship Information: NORWEGIAN STAR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Year Built: 2001 Year Refurbished: 2010 Passenger Capacity: 2,348 (double occupancy) Gross Register Tonnage: 91,740 Overall Length: 965 feet Max Beam: 125 feet Draft: 27 feet Engines: Diesel Electric Cruise Speed: 25 knots Crew: 1,083 Registry: Panama Class: Libra

Contact info:
Norwegian Cruise Line
7665 Corporate Center Drive
Miami, FL 33126 USA
phone: 800-327-7030
web: www.ncl.com

Room amenities: Each cabin has air conditioning, wall-to-wall carpeting, a sitting area, television,refrigerator, safe, and a private bathroom. Bathrooms come with large showers, center sink areas (with storage shelves for your toiletries), hairdryers, and toilet compartments with door that close. There are no irons in the cabins, but can be ordered from housekeeping should it be required. Please note that the ship reserves the right to upgrade cabins which may place participants on a different deck.

Facility amenities: The ship boasts 11 restaurants, including venues serving Tex-Mex, Japanese and French cuisine, and 8 bars and lounges (try the open-air Bier Garten). In line with the Freestyle mantra, public spaces range from intimate to exuberant, providing a variety of spots for activities and entertainment day and night. Other amenities include 3 swimming pools (1 is a kid's pool), 6 hot tubs, a spa and fitness center, jogging/walking track, basketball and volleyball court, golf driving net, outdoor chess, Full service Spa, the Star Club Casino, Art Gallery, the Galleria Shopping area, library, video arcade, and internet cafe.

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

Elevator: Yes

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
10 nights of accommodations
29 meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
5 Performances


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