Odyssey at Sea: World Academy Semester 1 From Cairo to Bangkok

Step aboard our favorite ship and experience the wonders in India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East during a remarkable 54-day voyage.
Program No. 23735RJ
54 days
Starts at
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At a Glance

Watch in wonder as our premier floating campus, the Aegean Odyssey, transports you to epic learning on the other side of the world. Beginning in Cairo, you’ll join local experts in seven countries on an epic journey that brings you up close to some of the world’s greatest treasures, from Jordan’s enigmatic Petra to India’s iconic Taj Mahal to Myanmar’s ancient city of Bagan. Your days at sea will be filled with expert-led lectures, time to browse the ship’s well-stocked library and dining experiences designed to complement the regions we’ll be exploring. You’ll spend your days on land discovering both iconic landmarks and off-the-beaten-path gems as you immerse yourself in the local culture and history of each enthralling new destination. Pack a small overnight bag in preparation for five special field trips on land, complete with hotel stays, including a visit to Jordan’s legendary lost city of Petra and a two-day, expert-led exploration of Myanmar’s ancient kingdom of Bagan. Through it all, you’ll be in the company of Road Scholars as dedicated to learning and adventure as you are. This is no cruise — it’s the odyssey of a lifetime!
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 ...

  • Spend a day in the Lost City of Petra, where you’ll explore the Treasury, theater, water works and other awe-inspiring ancient monuments.
  • Fly to Delhi, India for expert-led city field trips exploring the impressive architecture of New Delhi and the bustling bazars of Old Delhi, followed by an exploration of Agra Fort and a sunrise visit to the gleaming Taj Mahal in Agra.
  • Fly to Myanmar’s ancient kingdom of Bagan, where you’ll explore numerous temples with an expert before observing the art of Bagan lacquer-ware at a local workshop in the afternoon.
  • 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. Want to experience even more of the world’s wonders? Check out our full World Academy voyage (23678).

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