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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

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.
54 days
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Program No. 23735 RJ
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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!

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).
149 Meals
52 Breakfasts
45 Lunches
52 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance:
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Jan 03, 2021 - Feb 25, 2021
  • Jan 03, 2021 - Feb 25, 2021
1 night
Cairo , 11511
Standing on the site of the historic Semiramis hotel, guests can enjoy modern luxury on the River Nile. This Cairo hotel features a 26 m rooftop pool and fine dining with exquisite cuisine for every taste. A selection of twelve restaurants and bars reflect contemporary design, with the Nile Terrace offering stunning views of the sunset over the Nile. Located in the heart of the city centre this hotel offers free Wi-Fi and is located next to the Egyptian Museum and bazaars of old Cairo.
44 nights
With a 350-passenger limit and the capability to navigate smaller, harder-to-reach ports with ease, the Aegean Odyssey is the perfect vessel. Completely refurbished in 2010, the ship has seven decks for passengers and 15 different levels of cabin comfort, ranging from a deluxe suite with a balcony to inside cabins. Aboard ship, there is a well-stocked library, a spa, salon, small pool and a full fitness studio. There are several lounges and plenty of outdoor seating, the perfect locations for socializing with your fellow Road Scholars or taking in lectures from our expert faculty. The ship has two restaurants and a variety of menus inspired by the fresh local ingredients of the areas we visit. We have an open-seating policy and offer complimentary wine with dinner in both dining areas.
1 night
The Mövenpick Resort Petra is situated right in the historic Jordanian city of Petra. It features a lovely combination of natural stone, handcrafted wood, and Middle Eastern fabrics and textures.
1 night
Dwarka, New Delhi
Located in one of Asia's largest sub-cities, WelcomeHotel Dwarka offers comfort and contemporary design in the center of the vibrant city filled with culture and fascinating history.
1 night
Located in the heart of Agra and a short distance from the famous Taj Mahal, Clarks Shiraz offers luxury, comfort and great hospitality.
1 night
Old Bagan
Bagan Thiripyistaya Sanctuary Resort is situated on the banks of the Irrawaddy, Myanmar's river of history and legend. The Resort sprawls over 24 acres of landscaped gardens, which is home to mature tropical trees and flowering plants, as well as native birds and a number of small tame animals. Every morning our gorgeous peacocks, Myanmar's national bird, go for a walk in our garden. Oriented towards the west, the Resort revels in panoramic river views, glorious sunsets and silver moonglow, and a pervading atmosphere of profound peace, warmth and comfort.
2 nights
Muang Chiangmai
De Lanna Hotel, a Boutique Hotel, is a tranquil oasis right in the heart of Chiang Mai Inner Old city near Sunday Walking Street Market and Wat Phra Sigh. Located in the heart of the city, it is close to cooking classes, antique shops, and local markets. It is an eco-friendly hotel that tries to minimize their impact on the ecology, using the least intrusive products. It is modern & decorative, convenient & luxurious with rooms that are ultra-modern, but accentuated with some of the beautiful fabrics and handicrafts for which Chiang Mai is famous. Not just a hotel, but a second home re-imagined in a beautiful exotic dream.
1 night
Conveniently located to the Suvarnabhumi Airport, the Novotel Bangkok offers quick access to airport terminals in addition to an abundance of amenities.
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