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Adventures Afloat: Norway and the North Cape: A Voyage Above the Arctic Circle Aboard Minerva

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Program #21467RJ
19 Days | 18 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
Jul 13, 2014
This program begins in the late afternoon on Day 2 in London, England at the program hotel.
You will be staying at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel that night.
Location: London
Transportation to site: If arriving and departing on group travel days. Complete the Participant Information Form on-line. Or in the complete the form in the preparatory materials and return to Road Scholar in the UK Please include departure and arrival date, departure airport, airline, flight number, arrival airport, date and time. We recommend completing the form on-line as information will be kept for future programmes. Arrival Day Transfer Information: Once you have passed through Customs and Immigration and Baggage Reclaim, you will be channelled through into the Arrivals Hall where a Road Scholar driver will be waiting; he/she will be holding a Road Scholar sign. If you cannot see your driver, and are arriving to Heathrow Terminals 1-4, please proceed to the Tour Services Information Desk and wait to be met. If arriving into Terminal 5, please proceed to Costa Coffee café. Your driver may be meeting more than one arrival and will not be allowed to enter the Arrivals Hall until the last flight has landed. Should you fail to connect with your driver, the following telephone numbers should be used: Prior to 8am, Monday to Friday and at weekends: City Transfers UK 24 Hour PASSENGER CONTACTS: Local rate: ++ 44 (0) 208 969 2777 Freephone: ++ 0800 389 8368 After 8am (Monday to Friday), please call the Road Scholar Great Britain office. For all pre-departure emergencies and questions please contact Participant Services toll-free on 877-426-8056 Monday-Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm ET For emergencies during the programme please contact the Group Leader on the mobile phone number provided in this document. Please note that these emergency numbers operate for the duration of the programme only. The Road Scholar Great Britain office number is 01227 811900.

End of Program
Jul 30, 2014
This program ends after breakfast on board the MV Minerva.
You will be staying at the MV Minvera the night before.
Location: Aboard the MV Minerva
Transportation to site: Complete the Participant Information Form on-line. Or in the complete the form in the preparatory materials and return to Road Scholar in the UK Please include departure and arrival date, departure airport, airline, flight number, arrival airport, date and time. We recommend completing the form on-line as information will be kept for future programmes. The coach will depart the ship and travel directly to London Heathrow Airport. We will disembark between 8-9:am. The journey time to the airport is approx. 2 hours depending on traffic. Check in for international flights is 3 hours. Please ensure that you leave enough time to check in for your departure flight. We do not recommend booking flights that depart London before 2:00 pm.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: A modern hotel in fashionalbe Kensington, next to Gloucester Road underground station.

Contact info:
4-18 Harrington Street
London, SW7 4LH UK:England
phone: +44 (0) 20 7373 6030
web: www.millenniumhotels.co.uk

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. In-room amenities include: satellite television, pay per view movies, direct dial telephone, broadband internet connection (chargeable), tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, mini bar and use of the hotel's fitness centre and Business Centre.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar. •24 hour Concierge •24 hour room service •Multilingual staff •Theatre and tour reservations •Laundry and dry cleaning services •Foreign exchange •Postal/parcel service •Maid service •Air conditioning •Safety deposit boxes (available in rooms and at reception) •Shoeshine and valet services •Car rental •Doctor on call •Car park •Wifi Gym.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBC.
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM

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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13 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips

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