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Educational Ocean Voyages

Discover the world’s most fascinating ports on voyages aboard large, modern ocean liners. Enjoy the same amenities you’d find at a deluxe resort as you set sail on a study cruise enriched with Road Scholar exclusive meals, presentations and field trips.

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Educational Cruises and Ocean Voyages

Have you ever dreamed about hopping aboard a luxurious ship that will take you on an educational cruise to faraway lands bustling with culture and adventure? Road Scholar will make your dream trips a reality with over a dozen trips spanning the world

Ocean life does not disappoint. Discover the world’s most fascinating ports on sea voyages aboard large, modern ocean liner. Enjoy the same amenities you’d find at a deluxe resort as you set sail on a study ocean cruise enriched with Road Scholar exclusive meals, presentations, and field trips.

Our guests set out on a themed sea voyage, crossing the Atlantic from New York City to London, navigating Norway’s legendary fjords and learning about Viking history. Walk among ancient temples and Venetian fortifications in Greece and Croatia. If deciding where to go is too difficult, take Road Scholar’s sail around the world grand odyssey. 

New Zealand and Australia

Set sail on a premium ocean voyage as you discover the vibrant culture, iconic wildlife, complex history and stunning natural beauty of Australia and New Zealand

On this epic 20-day journey from the vibrant, multicultural city of Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand, travelers will explore the art scene of Melbourne, and Victoria, sail through the stunning Fiordland National Park, and learn about the Maori settlement in the Bay of Plenty.

The Hawaiian Islands

Are the Hawaiian Islands calling to you to visit the stunning beaches, first-class sunsets, and unbelievable landscape? Road Scholar has the trip you’ve been wanting to take. 

This ocean voyage begins in Honolulu, Oahu to Maui, and the Big Island. The Big Island was home to Kamehameha the Great, and this stretch of the trip will be spent exploring the history, Volcanoes National Park, and a private cloud forest preserve. 

Maui is iconic for its lush island landscapes and beautiful beaches. There is a lot to do on this island and Road Scholar will be there every step of the way to immerse travelers in the Aloha experience. 

Kauai is home to the awe-inspiring Waimea Canyon, called the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific." Feast your eyes on the famous Na’Pali Coast as you return to Honolulu to wrap up the trip. 

Voyage of a Lifetime

Like no other journey available, the Road Scholar offers an epic, 103-night educational cruise aboard the legendary Queen Mary 2. This ocean voyage takes travelers on the ultimate exploration of 18 countries on four continents with Road Scholar experts.

This sea voyage takes travelers through Western Europe, South Africa, Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Arabian Peninsula. From Heraklion to Luxor, and Muscat to Sydney, there’s no end to what you’ll discover and the friendships you’ll make during this epic voyage!

This world tour begins with two nights in London, with field trips to St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. Go on safari in South Africa. Experience the desert city of Dubai. Marvel at the biodiversity of the island of Mauritius. 

Experience Travel with Road Scholar

At Road Scholar, we offer once-in-a-lifetime ocean and river cruises around the world. Enroll and learn more about the Road Scholar’s adventures on land and sea.