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Adventures Afloat: Hawaii on the Horizon: A Transpacific Voyage Into Island Culture and Nature

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Program #16225RJ
20 Days | 19 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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
Dec 1, 2014
Registration between 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Westgate Hotel lobby. Upon arrival, please proceed to the hotel’s front desk to check in. You will then be directed to the Road Scholar registration desk.
You will be staying at the The Westgate Hotel that night.
Location: San Diego
Nearest airport: San Diego(SAN) airport

End of Program
Dec 20, 2014
Approximately 10:00 am upon disembarkation at San Diego Port, "B" Street Pier with independent departures.
You will be staying at the MS Veendam the night before.
Location: At Sea/San Diego
Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: Located 2.5 miles from the airport, the Westgate hotel is perfectly situated to enjoy Horton Plaza shopping center and trendy restaurants and nightclubs in the Gaslamp Quarter. Designed as a re-creation of an anteroom in the Palace of Versailles, the Grand Lobby is noted for its magnificent antiques, Baccarat crystal chandeliers, Flemish and French tapestries and Persian carpets.

Contact info:
1055 Second Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 USA
phone: 800-522-1564
web: www.westgatehotel.com

Room amenities: Room amenities include minibars, DVD & CD players, iron/ironing board, clock radio, hair dryer, climate control, a desk and laptop-compatible safes. High-speed Internet access is complimentary, and TV-based Internet access is also available (surcharge).

Facility amenities: Guests enjoy access to two restaurants (Le Fontainebleau - Flagship restaurant known for romantic atmosphere and contemporary French cuisine and Le Grand Café featuring Continental-inspired California cuisine), 24 hour room service, an upscale grocery, a bar, afternoon tea served every weekday, a fitness center and a spa.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: See Additional Nights Comments
2014 Rates: $205 per night plus taxes

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The MS Veendam's major upgrade in 2009 has transformed the ship into a trendsetter for its class. Now measuring 57,092 tons and carrying 1,350 passengers (up from 1,266), Veendam's enhancements include new lanai and spa cabin categories, a more contemporary look in public areas and cabins, additional dining options and a revamped theater experience. The overhaul has given new energy to this ship, which continues to delight passengers with a high passenger-to-space ratio, the latest in technological advances -- including a pool-side large screen for showing movies and nature films -- and beautiful Dutch art and antique displays.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1996, by actress Debbie Reynolds

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage 100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Facility amenities: •Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options •Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium 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 •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: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests •Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. •Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. •Rubens Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270' views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening

Smoking policy: No
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.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
20 nights of accommodations
56 meals: 19 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 19 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips

Ratings

4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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