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Adventures Afloat: The America South: An Antebellum Perspective Along the Southern Coast

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Program #21093RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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 13, 2013
Jacksonville, FL. Hotel check-in begins at 3:00 pm.
You will be staying at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront that night.
Location: Jacksonville, FL

End of Program
Nov 21, 2013
Charleston, SC. Disembarkation by 9:00 am.
You will be staying at the Yorktown the night before.
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Hotel

Description: Welcome to Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, where metropolitan style meets stunning natural beauty. Our downtown luxury hotel, situated along the St. Johns River waterfront, offers incomparable service and comfortable elegance. Whether your stay in Jacksonville, Florida is for business or leisure, it will be worry-free when you stay with us. Stay productive while you travel with our FedEx Office business center complete with assistance from dedicated staff. Expedite your arrival and departure with our convenient PDA and Kiosk Check-In and FastBoardTM services, and take advantage of exclusive amenities prepared especially for our Business Plan guestrooms.

Ship Information: The Yorktown is the perfect vessel for relaxed and convivial exploration of America’s great coastal waterways. Built in Florida in 1988 specifically for coastal cruising and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Yorktown flies the American flag and is staffed by friendly and experienced American officers and crew. 257 feet long, 43 feet wide, with a draft of 8 feet, the Yorktown is able to maneuver in secluded waterways and visit small ports that are inaccessible to larger vessels. And Yorktown’s American registry makes it possible to operate domestic itineraries unavailable to foreign-flag ships. In addition to a large sun deck, the Yorktown boasts a spacious lounge for social gatherings and lectures as well as quiet space for private conversation. The ship’s cuisine, served in a dining room large enough to accommodate all guests at once, emphasizes American regional culinary traditions and specialties. Both the lounge and dining room are surrounded by large picture windows that afford unobstructed views of the passing scenery. Accommodating 138 guests in 69 exterior cabins, the Yorktown enjoys an atmosphere of warm and relaxed informality that endears it to repeat and new guests alike.

Contact info:
225 East Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202 USA
phone: 904-588-1234
web: jacksonville.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-jacksonville

Room amenities: Throw open the window and enjoy a cool breeze and stunning views of the city skyline from our spacious Jacksonville accommodations. Filled with natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows, additional appointments in our Jacksonville Florida accommodations include two triple-sheeted Queen Grand BedsTM, cable TV, video on demand, enhanced work area with oversize desk, iHome stereo with iPod® docking station, Wi-Fi Internet access, and deluxe granite bath offering two sinks, and Portico bath amenities. Amenities Hyatt Grand BedTM Hairdryer Room service during regular hours 25 inch or larger TV Video on demand Speakerphone Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply) Individual heat control Windows that open Safe deposit boxes at front desk Crib upon request Aquafresh® Extreme Clean® Toothpaste Amenities Oversized work desk Iron/ironing board iHome stereo with iPod® docking station Cable/satellite TV channels Dual line phones Voicemail Dataport Individual air conditioning control Concierge during regular hours Rollaways upon request

Facility amenities: You’ll never be at a loss for things to do when you visit the ideally located Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Set along a four-mile riverwalk that runs directly in front of our luxurious Jacksonville hotel along the St. Johns River, you’ll delight in discovering all the attractions and activities nearby. Take advantage of more than 70 top-notch golf courses, jazz and film festivals, exciting sports and outdoor activities, concerts and more during your Jacksonville hotel vacation. After a full day of activity, you may want to opt for a relaxing lounge chair on the pool deck so you can soak up some of our sensational Jacksonville weather. Located on the top floor of the hotel, our heated outdoor pool and hot tub offer a refreshing option for exercise and relaxation. Pick up your favorite vacation read and unwind as you gaze at the St. Johns River below, swim laps or just soak tired muscles in the hot tub. There’s more than just the LCD screen to gaze at in our hotel’s StayFitTM gym too, with a bank of windows overlooking the St. Johns River and the downtown Jacksonville city skyline

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for special rate.
Call hotel for a special rate for the "Road Scholar Yorktown" to make reservations at the Hyatt Regency the night before your program begins.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The Yorktown is the perfect vessel for relaxed and convivial exploration of America's great coastal waterways. Built in Florida in 1988 specifically for coastal cruising, the Yorktown is able to maneuver in secluded waterways and visit small ports that are inaccessible to larger vessels. The Yorktown flies the American flag and is staffed by friendly and experienced American officers and crew. Accommodating 138 guests in 69 exterior cabins, the ship enjoys an atmosphere of warm and relaxed informality.

Ship Information: Length: 257 feet Beam: 43 feet Draft: 8 feet Cabins: 69 Flag: American

Contact info:
Travel Dynamics International
132 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
phone: 866-459-8853
Room amenities: Each cabin has a private bathroom with shower and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The ship offers a dining room, spacious observation lounge, large sun deck, library, and swimming platform. Both the lounge and dining room are surrounded by large picture windows that afford unobstructed views of the passing scenery. The water aboard ship is safe to drink, and bottled water will be provided on group excursions. Cash (USD) and credit cards are the preferred forms of payment aboard ship. For telephone communication onboard, you may use the ship's Maritime service satellite system which will be charged to a credit card. Email access on board: Internet-ready laptop computers will be available for use on board from which personal emails can be received and sent by accessing your own web-based email account. A fee will be charged for each 30 minutes of use. There is also wireless Internet access available for a fee.

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


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8 nights of accommodations
23 meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips

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