Check in at the hotel is available from 2:00 p.m. The official start of the program is at 6:00 p.m. with orientation in the hotel meeting room.
Transfer to the hotel and enjoy the time to relax and freshen up.
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.
After arriving at the hotel, check in and get your room, then take some time to unpack, freshen up, and relax. Orientation: The Group Leader will greet everyone with a warm welcome and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule and any changes, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have. The ship offers a variety of shore excursions. We have made special arrangements for activities ashore that are included in the price of your Road Scholar program. These excursions will be fully described in the pre-departure information packets sent from Road Scholar as well as by staff aboard ship. All transportation will be provided via motorcoach unless specified otherwise. During this program, our Group Leader will also serve as our Study Leader. Lectures and field trips will be led by our Group Leader or by local experts unless specified otherwise. Excursions will include walking up to 3 miles at an even pace on terrain including hilly and winding streets, cobblestone streets, sidewalks, and steps with/without railings. Free time is reserved for your personal independent exploration. Please note that program activities, schedules, and personnel may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding. Each afternoon and evening, join your fellow participants in the ship’s restaurant for a plated, multi-course meal featuring fresh and local cuisine, plus coffee, tea, water, assorted juices, beer, wine, and water. The menu will be displayed ahead of time in the ship’s lobby, offering participant’s time to request an alternative course with your server. Breakfast features a plentiful buffet including breakfast meats, a variety of eggs, pastries and spreads, yogurt, cereal, and fruit, plus coffee, tea, assorted juices, and water.
At the hotel, enjoy a plated welcome meal accompanied by a glass of wine for the adults, plus coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.