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Latin America by Sea: Mayan Ruins, Colonial Cities and Holiday Festivities

Program Number: 21460RJ
Start and End Dates:
12/18/2013 - 1/5/2014;
Duration: 18 nights
Location: Jamaica/Mexico/Panama/Colombia/Honduras/Belize/Cayman Islands/Barbados
Price starting at: $3,999.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Adventure Afloat Study Cruise; Ocean Cruises Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 53; 18 Breakfasts, 17 Lunches, 18 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

On a holiday voyage through the Caribbean Sea and down the coast from Mexico to Colombia, learn about the mighty Mayan civilization, the Spanish colonial era and modern-day efforts to protect this region’s spectacular biodiversity. Renowned experts provide the stories behind the destinations you visit. Plus celebrate Christmas and New Year’s in English country house elegance aboard the Minerva.




Activity Particulars

Walking up to one mile per day; some uneven, hilly terrain and stairs without railings.



Itinerary At-a-Glance

Montego Bay (Jamaica), 1 night; aboard Minerva, 17 nights.



Days 1-3:
Arrival Montego Bay (Jamaica) / embark Minerva:

Explore Cockpit Country, Jamaica’s lush, mountainous interior where runaway slaves formed their own hidden communities. Meet with a member of the Southern Trelawny Environmental Agency to learn about conservation efforts here. Lodging: Comfortable hotel.



Day 4:
George Town (Cayman Islands):

Go ashore on Grand Cayman to discover the colorful plant life of the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.



Days 5-7:
At Sea / Progreso (Mexico):

Sail west to the Yucatán Peninsula where a shore excursion brings you to Chichen Itza, a remarkable Mayan city featuring a pyramid and a Great Ball Court.



Days 8-9:
At Sea / Belize City (Belize):

Celebrate Christmas during a relaxing day at sea. From Belize City, venture to the ruins of Altun Ha, a Mayan trading post for 1,200 years.



Day 10:
Puerto Cortés (Honduras):

Experience yet another spectacular Mayan site, Copán, where you find intricately carved temples, altars and stelae depicting kings and creatures.



Days 11-14:
At Sea / San Blas Islands (Panama):

This lovely archipelago is home to many of Panama’s indigenous Kuna people. Learn about the Kuna culture as you visit an island community.



Day 14:
Cartagena (Colombia):

Explore this walled colonial city’s maze of cobbled alleys and leafy plazas lined with monasteries and mansions. Examine pre-Columbian artifacts at the Gold Museum.



Day 15:
Santa Marta:

Ring in the New Year en route to charming Santa Marta, one of the oldest colonial cities in South America. “El Libertador” Simón Bolívar spent his last days here.



Days 16-19:
At Sea / Bridgetown (Barbados) / disembark / departure:

Spend two more days sailing the Caribbean bound for Barbados. Learn about the culture of this British-influenced island on a shore excursion.



MV Minerva

This stylish, newly upgraded vessel is operated by a long-established British company and boasts a loyal following of British travelers. It offers its 350 passengers two restaurants plus al fresco dining, a cinema, two bars, a library/card room, a swimming pool, a gym and a sauna. The spectacular Orpheus Lounge provides panoramic views of your surroundings.


Meals and Lodgings
   Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort
  Montego Bay, Jamaica 1 night
   MV Minerva
  Aboard the MV Minerva, UK:England 18 nights
 Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort
Type: Resort
  Description: A newly refreshed lobby, enhanced guestrooms with flat screen TV's, restaurants, beach and swimming and sunning areas make this Jamaica hotel better than ever. This Jamaica resort is located approximately 7 minutes from the Montego Bay International Airport. The All- Inclusive Caribbean hotel includes room, non-motorized water sports, three delicious meals and snacks - buffet or a la carte. Please note: Some restaurants are not open every day and require reservations. See food and beverage section for schedules; local brand cocktails and soft drinks.
  Ship Information: n/a
  Contact info: Rose Hall Parish PO Box 480
Montego Bay,   Jamaica
phone: +8769532485
  Facility amenities: Business Center E-mail & Internet Facsimile PC available High-speed Internet Access Health and Fitness Center (On-site) Facility equipped with Life cycles, stair stepper, treadmills, universal and free weights. TV, towels and water dispenser available right on the beach. Ongoing equipment replacement. Spa Facilities Public Space Data Services Internet Browser TV Recreation & Sports Court Casino Outdoor Pool Pool Table, Table Tennis, Basketball, volleyball, and much more. Housekeeping and Laundry Services On-site Guest Self-Laundry Facilities (washer/dryer) Daily Housekeeping Weekly Housekeeping Dry Cleaning Pickup/Laundry Same Day Dry Cleaning ATM/Cash Machine Dedicated Lounge (or 24 Hour Lounge) Ice Machine Porter/Bellman
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Rates will vary by date Rates will vary by date and availability. Contact Road Scholar Travel Services to book.

 MV Minerva
Type: Cruise Ship
  Description: Four star plus service & amenities of a traditional luxury vessel plus the hardware of an adventure ship 1A1 Super Ice Rating (highest possible for passenger vessel) Advanced environmental marine technology Fleet of Zodiac landing craft Extensive talks programme Crew to passenger ratio: 1 to 1.5 Well appointed, ocean-view cabins Single seating dining Beverages (teas & coffee) included Gratuities included
  Ship Information: Overall Length: 436 Beam (Width): 66 feet Draft: 19 feet Passengers: 397 Officers: European Crew: 146 European/International Passenger Decks: 6 Gross Tonnage: 12,500 Cruising Speed: 16 knots Shipyard: T. Mariotti, Genoa Ship's Registry: Bahamas
  Contact info: 1 Victoria Way, Burgess Hill
West Sussex,   UK:England
phone: +01444 462 180
web: www.swanhellenic.com
  Room amenities: Private Facilities Air-conditioning Television Hairdryer Safe Binoculars
  Facility amenities: The delightful country house-style lounge – comfortable by day and welcoming by night where you can listen to the Guest Speakers or join friends for after dinner coffee. Later in the evening this is the venue for dancing and classical concerts Conservatory-style Shackleton’s Bar - furnished with cane chairs and potted palms and beautiful, evocative style prints of Antarctica Oak-panelled Wheeler Bar – situated in the heart of the ship, is decorated with Sir Mortimer Wheeler memorabilia and has a club-like feel Superb library – containing the original Swan Hellenic collection. This encompasses a wide variety of non-fiction with the best fiction, newspapers, games & jigsaws Traditional styled Smoking Room* - with buttoned leather sofas
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Bathroom: Some cabins have showers only
  Elevators available: Yes


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
This program begins at 6:00 pm on Day 1 in Montego Bay, Jamaica at the program hotel. You will be staying at Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort that night.
  End of Program:
This program ends after breakfast on board the MV Minerva. You will be staying at MV Minerva the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. **IMPORTANT: REGISTERING FOR YOUR CRUISE ONLINE** Swan Hellenic requires all guests to register online prior to sailing. They will ask you to provide full passport details, including address and telephone number. They also require next of kin contact information in case of an emergency. This information must be received no later than 60 days prior to departure. Passengers must visit the website at www.swanhellenic.com - click on "Already Booked" then "Required Passenger Information" to enter your details. The embarkation date is the date you board the ship. Furnished data will be provided to foreign government immigration officials and is required for on-board administration. PLEASE NOTE: Your cruise documents will not be issued prior to your online registration, and embarkation onto the ship may be denied. If you did not receive a booking number or if you need assistance registering online, please contact our program department at 1.866.359.5966 and someone will assist you.
  Parking availability:
We do not recommend driving to the site.
Transportation (For Independent Travelers)
  Train or bus availability: Train/Bus not recommended.
To Start of Program
  Location:  Montego Bay
  Nearest city or town:  Montego Bay / Rose Hall
  Nearest airport:  Sangster International Airport (MBJ)
  Transportation to site: All participants who purchase their air travel through Road Scholar Travel Services will be provided with a transfer from Montego Bay's Sangster International Airport (MBJ) to the Montego Bay Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort. 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. Please try to arrive by 4:00pm, so you may join the Program Orientation and Welcome Dinner.
  From End of Program
  Location:  Aboard the MV Minerva
  Transportation from site: Transfers from the ship to Barbados' Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) 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 prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Departures from the US / Arrive in Montego Bay
(Wednesday, December 18)
   
 Arrive To: Flights arrive in Montego Bay. Transfer to the program hotel.
 Afternoon: Meet your study leader for the program orientation.
 Dinner: Welcome dinner at the hotel.
   
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Montego Bay / Cockpit Country / Embark MV Minerva
(Thursday, December 19)

Note: The roads in the Cockpit Country are very narrow, winding, and bumpy. Please be prepared for a rough ride.



   
 Breakfast: Buffet at the hotel.
 Morning: Check out of the hotel. Your luggage will be taken directly to the ship, so please be sure to pack your passports, travel documents, medication and other valuables in your day pack. Depart the hotel and travel inland (away from the tourist resorts) to a region known as Cockpit Country. Pockmarked with steep-sided hollows, as much as 120 metres (390 ft) deep in places, which are separated by conical hills and ridges. The area provided a natural defense against Spanish and British colonists, and is Jamaica's largest remaining contiguous rainforest. In a local village, you will explore a traditional, working farm, and explore the flora and fauna near the river. While you are here, a member of the Southern Trelawny Environmental Agency will speak to the group on the environmental and cultural issues facing this unique part of the island.
 Lunch: Traditional Jamaican cuisine will be served on-site.
 Afternoon: Conclude your visit to the Cockpit Country and travel back to Montego Bay where you will be dropped off at the port. Check-in to the MV Minerva for 17 nights.
 Dinner: On board the ship.
   
Accommodations: MV Minerva
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Montego Bay, Jamaica - Greenwood Great House
(Friday, December 20)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship. Breakfast - with a wide range of options - can be enjoyed in the Swan Restaurant, the Veranda or out on the open deck around the pool. Morning coffee and pastries are served in the Veranda and afternoon tea in the Swan Restaurant. Both restaurants offer the same wide choice of menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
 Morning: Of all the Great Houses located in Montego Bay, the Greenwood Great House is thought to be the most authentically preserved. From floor to ceiling the great house is magnificently decorated with authentic antiques. This early 18th century mansion was built by Sir Richard Barrett, cousin to Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, the famous English poetess. Greenwood boasts genuine 18th and 19th century antiques. Among these treasures, are a 16th century court jester chair, a Spanish brazier, an inlaid rosewood piano, a first edition library, many fine portraits and a rare collection of antique musical instruments including a barrel organ. Greenwood was one of the few great houses to escape damage in the 1831 Christmas Rebellion and is currently occupied by the present owners. Also visit the largest existing sugar plantation mansion, Rose Hall Great House, which is said to be haunted. Enjoy a guided tour of the house and hear stories of the White Witch, Annie Palmer.
 Lunch: Return to the ship for lunch. Lunch is served in the Swan Restaurant or the Veranda.
 Afternoon: Minerva is scheduled to depart Montego Bay at 2:00 pm.
 Dinner: Group dinner on board the ship.
   
Accommodations: MV Minerva
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Georgetown, Grand Cayman Islands - Cayman Highlights and Turtle Farm
(Saturday, December 21)
   
 Breakfast: On board the ship.
 Morning: Minerva is scheduled to arrive in Georgetown at 8:00 am. Leaving George Town, your journey will take you downtown passing by several famous landmarks including the Peace Memorial and Heroes Square. You’ll also catch sight of the numerous banks for which Grand Cayman is renowned for. Continue north along the coastline of Seven Mile Beach and on to Hell. Enjoy a short stop at this popular area, known mainly for its unusual and eerie black jagged rock formations, which gave rise to the name Hell. You may even have the chance to send a quick postcard ‘from Hell’ at the post office. Afterwards head to Boatswains Beach Park, home to the Turtle Farm, part of an ongoing breeding and conservation program. Here you’ll encounter Green Sea, Loggerhead and Hawksbill Turtles and you’ll also have the opportunity to view the Caiman exhibit.
 Lunch: Return to the ship for lunch.
 Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure. Minerva is scheduled to depart at 5:00 pm.
 Dinner: On board the ship.
   
Accommodations: MV Minerva
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Cruising the Caribbean Sea
(Sunday, December 22)
   
 Breakfast: On board the ship.
 Morning: Relax on board the ship as you sail the Caribbean Sea. Your study leader, Willow Zuchowski, will present her first lecture: An overview of Jamaican natural history, with a special focus on birds.
 Lunch: On board the ship.
 Afternoon: Continue cruising the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy additional on board presentations and other shipboard activities.
 Dinner: On board the ship.
   
Accommodations: MV Minerva
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Cruising the Caribbean Sea
(Monday, December 23)
   
 Breakfast: On board the ship.
 Morning: Relax on board the ship as you sail the Caribbean Sea. Your study leader will present her second lecture: New World and Old World Tropical Fruits and Crops - their origins and travels around the world.
 Lunch: On board the ship.
 Afternoon: Continue cruising the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy additional on board presentations and other shipboard activities.
 Dinner: On board the ship.
   
Accommodations: MV Minerva
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Progreso, Mexico - Chichen Itza
(Tuesday, December 24)
   
 Breakfast: On board the ship.
 Morning: Minerva is scheduled to arrive in Progreso at 7:00 am. Discover the ruins of breathtaking Chichen Itza, ancient home of the great Maya civilisation. Stand in awe as you see these towering structures, dominated by the magnificent El Castillo, as you explore one of the most important archaeological sites on this continent and learn more about the significance of the Maya’s perfectly constructed temples, palaces and tombs. Amongst other monuments your guided tour will visit the gigantic pyramid of Kulkulcan – one of the ‘new’ Seven Wonders of the World, the Ball Court where lives were won or lost, the Temple of the Warriors and the Snail – an observatory where the Mayan priests accurately calculated celestial events.
 Lunch: Buffet lunch at a nearby restaurant.
 Afternoon: Return to the ship. Minerva is scheduled to depart Progreso at 7:00 pm.
 Dinner: On board the ship.
   
Accommodations: MV Minerva
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Cruising on Christmas Day
(Wednesday, December 25)
   
 Breakfast: On board the ship.
 Morning: Relax on board the ship as you sail. On-board presentations from the shipboard lecturers will offer an in-depth look at the locations you will be visiting. Enjoy special holiday activities prepared for the day.
 Lunch: On board the ship.
 Afternoon: Continue cruising the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy on board presentations and other shipboard activities.
 Dinner: On board the ship.
   
Accommodations: MV Minerva
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Belize City, Belize - Altun Ha
(Thursday, December 26)
   
 Breakfast: On board the ship.
 Morning: Minerva is scheduled to arrive in Belize City at 8:00 am. Altun Ha (Maya for ‘Rock Stone Water’) thrived as a Maya trading post for about 1200 years until abandoned in around 900AD. The site gained world fame when Dr David Pendergast of the Royal Ontario Museum found a large carved jade head, weighing almost 5 kilos, depicting the sun god Kinich Ahau. During your visit you’ll see two impressive temple complexes, from the top of which are spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.
 Lunch: On board the ship.
 Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure. The ship will be in port until 17:00 pm.
 Dinner: On board the ship.
   
Accommodations: MV Minerva
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Puerto Cortes, Honduras - Copan
(Friday, December 27)
   
 Breakfast: On board the ship.
 Morning: Minerva is scheduled to arrive in Puerto Cortes at 6:00 am. Travel to the Copan Valley near the Honduras/Guatemala border to visit the legendary Mayan archaeological site of Copan. The Mayan people were a sophisticated ancient civilisation, a society of scientists, skilled architects and sculptors, fierce warriors, and a ruling class that raised enormous temples to honour the lives and achievements of their kings. Learn more about the Mayan people, their history and the impressive 63-step stairway with over 2,500 hieroglyphs and the masterfully carved stellae that have made the Copan world famous.
 Lunch: Later relax over a Copan style lunch.
 Afternoon: Return to the ship. Minerva will be in port until 8:00 pm.
 Dinner: On board the ship.
   
Accommodations: MV Minerva
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Cruising the Caribbean Sea
(Saturday, December 28)
   
 Breakfast: On board the ship.
 Morning: Relax on board the ship as you sail the Caribbean Sea. Your study leader will give her third lecture: Preserving native vegetation on islands – the challenges.
 Lunch: On board the ship.
 Afternoon: Continue cruising the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy additional on board presentations and other shipboard activities.
 Dinner: On board the ship.
   
Accommodations: MV Minerva
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Cruising the Caribbean Sea
(Sunday, December 29)
   
 Breakfast: On board the ship.
 Morning: Relax on board the ship as you sail the Caribbean Sea. Your study leader will give present her fourth lecture: The Emberá – an indigenous group of Panama.
 Lunch: Lunch on board the ship
 Afternoon: Continue cruising the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy on board presentations and other shipboard activities.
 Dinner: On board the ship.
   
Accommodations: MV Minerva
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: San Blas Islands, Panama - Independent San Blas Islands
(Monday, December 30)
   
 Breakfast: On board the ship.
 Morning: Minerva is scheduled to arrive the San Blas Islands at 8:00 am. Following a tender ride ashore enjoy a stroll to independently explore the thatched-hut village, home of the Kuna Indians, famous for their finely sewn tropically coloured molas and their hospitality, you may be lucky to receive an invite into their home.
 Lunch: On board the ship.
 Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure. The ship will be in port until 2:30
 Dinner: On board the ship.
   
Accommodations: MV Minerva
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Cartagena, Colombia - Historic Cartagena
(Tuesday, December 31)
   
 Breakfast: On board the ship.
 Morning: Minerva is scheduled to arrive in Cartagena at 8:00 am. Visit La Popa Monastery, standing on the top of the hill, used several times as a military fortress, this 17th century monastery is still inhabited by monks and is a perfect vantage point. Spend time at the chapel dedicated to the Virgin de la Candelaria – Cartagena’s patron saint and a colonial museum. Stop outside the walled city to explore the Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, a 17th-century construction acknowledged to be the most important work of Spanish Military engineering in Latin America. A labyrinth of tunnels exists under the fortification which you will enter before commencing a walking tour through the narrow streets, past imposing merchant’s houses, civic buildings and churches. Finally visit the Church of San Pedro Claver—the patron saint of slaves, cloister and monastery.
 Lunch: On board the ship.
 Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure. Minerva is scheduled to be in port until 6:00 pm.
 Dinner: On board the ship.
   
Accommodations: MV Minerva
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Santa Marta, Colombia - Santa Marta City Walk
(Wednesday, January 1)
   
 Breakfast: On board the ship.
 Morning: Morning is at lesure as you sail towards Santa Marta, Colombia. Minerva is scheduled to arrive at 12:00 noon.
 Lunch: On board the ship.
 Afternoon: Santa Marta was founded by the Spanish in the early 1500s, making it the oldest colonial city in Colombia. Today its colonial quarter is undergoing restoration, returning its plazas and cobbled streets to their former glory. Visit the Gold Museum, home to some early pieces of the precious metal Colombia is famous for. You’ll then walk through the Bolivar Plaza to Santa Marta Cathedral, Colombia’s oldest church. Admire this vast, whitewashed edifice before strolling to the beautiful Parque de los Novios, otherwise known as Lover’s Park. Sit in the shade and enjoy some refreshments before boarding your coach and driving to Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino. One of Latin America’s most revered sites, this yellow-painted, 17th-century hacienda was where the liberator of Colombia, Simon Bolivar, died in 1830. Tour the house and the grounds where the huge marble altar is located, marking the 100th anniversary of his demise. Minerva will be in port until 6:00 pm.
 Dinner: On board the ship.
   
Accommodations: MV Minerva
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16: Cruising the Caribbean Sea
(Thursday, January 2)
   
 Breakfast: On board the ship.
 Morning: Relax on board the ship as you sail the Caribbean Sea. Your study leader will give her fifth presentation: Typical Tropicals – common plant families in the tropics.
 Lunch: On board the ship.
 Afternoon: Continue cruising the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy on board presentations and other shipboard activities.
 Dinner: On board the ship.
   
Accommodations: MV Minerva
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17: Cruising the Caribbean Sea
(Friday, January 3)
   
 Breakfast: On board the ship.
 Morning: Relax on board the ship as you sail the Caribbean Sea. Your study leader will give her final presentation: Painted Treetops – ornamental trees of the tropics.
 Lunch: On board the ship.
 Afternoon: Continue cruising the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy on board presentations and other shipboard activities. Meet with your study leader and your group for an informal program wrap-up.
 Dinner: On board the ship.
   
Accommodations: MV Minerva
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18: Bridgetown, Barbados - Historic Barbados
(Saturday, January 4)
   
 Breakfast: On board the ship.
 Morning: Morning at leisure as you cruise towards Bridgetown, Barbados.
 Lunch: On board the ship.
 Afternoon: Minerva is scheduled to arrive at 1:00 pm. Discover some of the island’s historic sites, firstly driving via Eagle Hall Market and Tudor Bridge to Tyrol Cot. Built in 1854, the house was the residence of Sir Grantley Adams, the first premier of Barbados and the only prime minister of the West Indies Federation, and his son, ‘Tom’ Adams, the second Prime Minister of an independent Barbados. In the landscaped three-acre gardens you can visit the heritage village which contains a replica of an 1820’s slave hut, a Bajan rum shop and the Chattel House Museum, displaying antiques from the 1920s and giving an insight into the home life of many Barbadians at that time. You’ll then drive on to the restored Gun Hill Signal Station, the finest of a series of signal stations built in 1818, from where there are magnificent views of the west coast. The next highlight will be Sunbury Plantation House, built over 300 years ago and a superb example of a Barbadian sugar estate great house. The Georgian lounge, chandeliers, Barbadian antique furnishings and classic dining room with its 300-year-old mahogany table all create an ambiance of bygone years in the Caribbean. In the cellars there is a unique private collection of elegant horse-drawn carriages and other memorabilia illustrating life on a sugar plantation in the 18th and 19th centuries.
 Dinner: On board the ship.
 Evening: Minerva will be in port overnight.
   
Accommodations: MV Minerva
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19: Disembark / Departures
(Sunday, January 5)
   
 Breakfast: On board the ship.
 Morning: Transfer to the airport for flights returning to the U.S.
   
Accommodations: MV Minerva
Meals Included: Breakfast
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