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BARBADOS / ST. LUCIA / GUADELOUPE / CAPE VERDE / CANARY ISLANDS

Adventures Afloat: Island Cultures Aboard Minerva: From the Caribbean to the Canaries

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Program #21462RJ
18 Days | 17 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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
Mar 28, 2014
This program begins at 6:00 pm on Day 1 in Bridgetown, Barbados with a program orientation at the hotel.
You will be staying at the Divi Southwinds Beach Resort that night.
Location: Bridgetown
Transportation to site: All participants who purchase their air travel through Road Scholar Travel Services will be provided with a transfer from Barbados' Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) to the program hotel. If you did not purchase your air travel through Road Scholar, you may join the desginated group transfer as long as your flight arrives at the same time or before the group flight. The designated group transfer time will be sent with your final program materials, approximately 5 weeks prior to the start of your program. Please try to arrive by 4:00pm, so you can join the Program Orientation and Welcome Dinner.

End of Program
Apr 14, 2014
This program ends after breakfast on board the MV Minerva.
You will be staying at the MV Minerva the night before.
Location: Aboard the MV Minerva
Transportation to site: Transfers from the ship to Tenerife North Airport (TFN) will be provided for all participants who purchased their air travel through Road Scholar. If you did not purchase your air through Road Scholar, you may join the designated group transfer as long as your flight departs at the same time or after the group flight. The designated group transfer time will be sent with your final program materials, approximately 5 weeks prior to the start of your program.
Type: Resort

Description: The Divi Southwinds is approximately 4 miles from the capital city of Bridgetown, and 6 miles from the airport.

Ship Information: N/A

Contact info:
St. Lawrence Main Road
Christ Church, NA Barbados
phone: +011 (246) 428 7181
web: www.diviresorts.com/divisouthwinds/index.html

Room amenities: Suite amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, television, air-conditioning, clock radio, and in-room safe. One bedroom suites are a short walk from the beach just behind the St. Lawrence Gap, and offer spacious private balconies or patios with pool or garden views.

Facility amenities: Fresh water pools (3) Two Restaurants 24 hour security In Room Safes Currency Exchange Beach Towels and Chairs Wi-fi

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

Elevator: Yes

Type: Cruise Ship

Description: No matter which corner of the globe you choose to discover, after exploring ashore, you will always appreciate Minerva’s stately comforts: a relaxed lounge with entertainment, well-stocked library, restaurants, gym, Wheeler bar and Shackleton's bar. An elegant environment in which polished wood and gleaming brass are complemented by works of art and fresh flowers. With over 50 years experience in discovery cruising, Swan Hellenic knows all the ingredients for the perfect cruise. From the on board environment to inspiring itineraries, and from our knowledgeable reservations team to our European ship's officers and attentive crew, we are committed to providing you with the ultimate discovery cruise experience. You will travel with like-minded people and as you share the experiences of your voyage, you may find acquaintances turn into lasting friendships. Your cruise will be further enriched by the presence of distinguished speakers drawn from the academic, diplomatic and media worlds. Their presentations and the more informal conversations you can enjoy in the Darwin Lounge will really bring our destinations to life.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage - 12,449 Length - 437 ft Beam - 66 ft Draft - 19 ft Cruising Speed - 14 knots Passenger Decks - 6 Stabilisers - retractable fin Registration - Bahamas Passengers - 350 Crew - 160; mainly Filipino and Ukrainian Officers - British and European Entered Service - 29th April 1996

Contact info:
Swan Hellenic - North America
1800 S.E. 10th Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 866-923-9182
web: us.swanhellenic.com/homeus.html

Room amenities: TV, Hairdryer and Personal Safe in Every Cabin

Facility amenities: Facilities include: 44 Balcony cabins 100 Outside cabins (74% outside cabins including 23% balcony cabins) 2 Restaurants Orpheus Lounge Internet Lounge Livingstone Lounge Darwin Lounge Shackleton & Wheeler Bars Cinema Library/Card Room Boutique and Gift Shop Swimming Pool Gymnasium, Sauna and Spa Services Complimentary Launderette with Washers and Dryers Beauty Salon Medical Centre Telephone, Fax and E-mail Facilities

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

Elevator: Yes


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17 nights of accommodations
50 meals: 17 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 17 dinners
16 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips

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