Odyssey at Sea: President’s Voyage to Ireland & England

Thrill to the charms of Ireland and England as you learn about the legacy of this storied region on an epic adventure inspired by Road Scholar President James Moses.
Program No. 23514RJ
12 days
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At a Glance

Experience Falmouth standing sentry over the Fal River as it meets the English Channel. Learn about the naval legacy of Portsmouth. Stand in awe of ancient Stonehenge. Soak in the spirit of festive Cork. Inspired by James Moses’ 40th anniversary at Road Scholar and his love of British history and Celtic culture, adventure awaits at each new port aboard Road Scholar’s favorite ship, the Aegean Odyssey. Then, cap your discoveries on our first-ever floating campus by going ashore for two days on the cobblestone streets of Dublin. What's more, unlike most cruise ships that are briefly in port, you'll have overnight stays in many locations, giving you plenty of opportunity for deeper exploration. This inspired President’s Voyage is the best of England and Ireland, indeed!

Extend Your Adventure

This program offers an optional program extension.

Extension: Experience Local Life in London

Experience the iconic city of London at your own pace before your Odyssey at Sea adventure begins, complete with a stay at a centrally-located hotel.
Activity Level
Choose Your Pace
This program offers two activity levels to choose from on every departure date: one that has less walking and fewer stairs and another at a more active pace.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Kiss the Blarney Stone while in Cork and see if the gift of gab has been bestowed upon you!
  • Spend two days exploring the treasures of Dublin with a local expert, including Trinity College and St. Patrick's Cathedral.
  • Marvel at mysterious Stonehenge, Europe’s most famous prehistoric monument.
  • Sail exclusively with ship mates who are all Road Scholar participants, as dedicated to learning as you are.

General Notes

We’ll have up to 350 Road Scholar participants on the ship, divided into groups of 35 for shore excursions. Please note roommate matching is available in categories F, H and L. For a full circumnavigation of the British Isles, see "Odyssey at Sea: President’s Voyage Around the British Isles" (23677). This voyage combines this program with "Odyssey at Sea: The Best of England, Ireland & Scotland" (23515) with two complimentary hotel overnights in Belfast. Looking to extend your stay? This program has a pre-extension, "Extension: Experience Local Life in London" (#23618).
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Stephen Delaney
Stephen Delaney is an expert on broadcasting in Ireland with a bachelor’s in English and history from University College Cork and a master’s in Ireland’s media history. Stephen is involved in active research including areas such as Irish film history, broadcasting, newspapers and Irish identity. He specializes in political cartoons of Ireland and Britain. Stephen continues to lecture at University College Cork on media history and is an outreach officer for the Dungarvan County Museum. Stephen has been a Road Scholar Group leader since 2006.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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