Here's what people are saying about previous World Academy voyages:
“An around-the-world voyage had been on my must-do list for over twenty years, so I approached this trip with great expectations. All were met or exceeded. I learned more than in any other four-month period in my life. It filled me with wonder, humility and gratitude that I had such a wonderful opportunity. There is no way you could choose for yourself so many varied and fabulous excursions among the endless possibilities in the world.”
–Carolyn from Lexington, KY
“Being away for a long time changes your outlook. After a week or two you leave home behind. You become more open and your personality changes a little bit. You become an explorer!”
— Sarah from Florida
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Global Cruise from Antarctica to the Arctic Circle
On an epic voyage on board Holland America’s MS Volendam, explore the globe from bottom to top on a worldwide learning adventure you’ll never forget! Beginning from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to journey across the high seas on a grand adventure. Voyage to the Amazon River, West Africa, Iceland and beyond as you explore four continents and dozens of fascinating ports including Rio de Janeiro and Barcelona. Enjoy expert-led lectures, delicious meals, overnight stops in iconic ports and off-the-beaten-path gems as you immerse yourself in the local culture and history of each enthralling new destination.
Highlights of this adventure:
- Explore the top and bottom of the globe as you sail through the waters of Iceland & Greenland & spend four days on an expedition in Antarctica.
- Experience some of the world’s most breathtaking natural wonders firsthand, including Patagonia’s Tierra del Fuego, Norway’s fjords & Amazon River.
- Get an authentic “taste” of new countries and cultures with local dining experiences including Brazilian churrascaria, a traditional Moroccan lunch & port tasting in Portugal.
Lots to Learn
Time at sea allows you access to our expert instructors who will lead lectures and discussions exclusive for Road Scholars.
Road Scholar has been leading global adventures for over 40 years. Our programs are experiential learning adventures, not superficial tours. When you explore the world with us, you’ll have a deep, thought-provoking experience delivered by faculty experts on site.
We think travel author Arthur Frommer said it best about us: “The emphasis is always on learning, and the cost of participation is far below commercial levels.” We believe you shouldn’t have to pay extra to enter a museum or to visit a must-see icon, so we include every essential in our learning adventures.
Whether traveling with friends, with a partner or as a solo traveler, you’ll be part of a warm, inclusive community that bonds easily over shared interests and a love of learning.