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11 Days | 10 Nights
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. 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
Jan 30, 2014
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 (MSY)
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: $33 (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
Feb 9, 2014
Breakfast onboard ship. Independent disembarkation by 10:00 am. It is advised that no flight arrangements be made before 12:30 pm.
You will be staying at the Norwegian Jewel the night before.
Location: At Sea
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
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: The Norwegian Jewel launched in August 2005, and continues to refine the Freestyle Cruising concept that is NCL's corporate motto. Freestyle 2.0 was introduced across the fleet in spring 2008, with several enhancements to the menus, new beds throughout and service tweaks at all levels. Combining speed, restaurant options, and family friendly accommodations, the ship also offers guests a wide array of public bars and lounges, extensive sports and fitness activities, and staterooms designed with rich cherry wood finishing.

Ship Information: NORWEGIAN JEWEL ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Year Built: 2004 Passenger Capacity: 2,376 (double occupancy) Gross Register Tonnage: 93,502 Overall Length: 965 feet Max Beam: 105 feet Draft: 28 feet Engines: Diesel Electric Cruise Speed: 25 knots Crew: 1,100 Registry: Bahamas Class: Jewel

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, flatscreen television,tea/coffee makers, high-speed internet connection, refrigerator, safe, and a private bath with shower and hairdryer. Some have a separate tub or tub/shower combination. 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 Jewel class ships such as the Norwegian Jewel have more than a dozen dining alternatives, a variety of entertainment options, enormous spas with thermal suites (additional charge), and expansive areas reserved for children and teens. Pools have waterslides and a plethora of lounge chairs, Other amenities include: ~7 restaurants, 2 dining rooms, buffet, ice cream parlor, pizzeria ~2 pools, children's pool ~Fitness classes, gym, hair salon, 6 hot tubs, spa, steam room ~9 bars, casino, cinema, dance club, library, showroom, video game room ~Dry-cleaning, laundry service

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

Elevator: Yes

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10 nights of accommodations
28 meals: 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
5 Performances


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