Limited standing and walking. Getting on/off motorcoach.
Buffet at the hotel.
We will explore Lookout Mountain where we will be able to see amazing views over Chattanooga Valley to the east, and Lookout Valley to the west. We will then visit Missionary Ridge.
At a local restaurant.
After our field trip, we will transfer as a group to embark on the American Countess. Your Group Leader will escort you onto the boat, and your luggage will be delivered to your cabins by the crew members. Please make sure your cabin number is clearly marked on your luggage tags. Each passenger has been assigned a cabin number in advance. Your Group Leader will have this information if you do not know this ahead of time. We recommend that you double check with your leader. At orientation you will receive your cruise documents containing your ticket, luggage tags and an itinerary of the ports you will visit during your voyage.
Enjoy a plated dinner in the dining room during your first night aboard the American Countess. Each participant will receive an onboard $100 credit towards alcoholic beverages or other purchases aboard the vessel. For dinner in the Dining Room, all Road Scholars will be assigned to the same seating time, and to same table(s). We will be scheduled for the first seating every night. If you would like to eat during this time, you must be seated in the dining room within the first 15 minutes of the start time or the staff will give your seat to another passenger. The dining room is formal dining and has a dress code, but they will not turn you away if you do not follow these rules. They ask you do not wear shorts, and would prefer it you did not wear jeans. Dinners are four courses: 1st, 2nd, entrée and dessert. None of the menu options are repeated through your stay. You are welcome to pass on meal courses. Each course is small. You will choose each of your courses at once and give your order to the wait staff, with the exception of dessert. Wine and beer are included with the meal. There are two options that are chosen for the menu (one red and one white), but if you would like something different, please tell your server and he/she can bring what you like. Iced tea, soda and water are also included. The waiters work the same table all week. Road Scholar has reserved the tables for the whole week, so you will see the same wait staff each day.
At leisure. One of the highlights of the experience is the opportunity to enjoy talented entertainers as they perform each evening. In addition to musical revues, cabaret, and authentic regional music in the Grand Saloon, we can tap our toes to dance music in the bar, or join a piano sing-along in the lounge.