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Denmark/Netherlands/France/England

Odyssey at Sea: WWII Voyage from Denmark to England

Sail back in history as we study the historic and cultural impact that World War II had on Europe during a special voyage aboard the Aegean Odyssey.
Program No. 23987RJ
Length
14 days
Starts at
5,499
Special Offer
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Flights start at
FREE
Denmark/Netherlands/France/England

Odyssey at Sea: WWII Voyage from Denmark to England

Sail back in history as we study the historic and cultural impact that World War II had on Europe during a special voyage aboard the Aegean Odyssey.
Length
14 days
Starts at
5,499
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Program No. 23987 RJ
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Ship Inside
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A cabin with no window, porthole or balcony.
Ship Out
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A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.
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A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.
Aug 6 - Aug 19, 2021
Ship Inside 5,499
Ship Outside 6,099
Ship Balcony 7,999
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2020 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

DATES & PRICES

Ship Inside
Details
Accommodation Details
A cabin with no window, porthole or balcony.
Ship Out
Details
Accommodation Details
A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.
Ship Balc
Details
Accommodation Details
A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.
Aug 6 - Aug 19, 2021
Ship Inside 6,999
Ship Outside 7,599
Ship Balcony 9,999
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2020 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

At a Glance

Relive a turning point in history and its lasting effects on Europe on an insightful learning adventure from Copenhagen to London. Sailing from Denmark to the Netherlands, France to England, watch the past come to life during expert-led field trips to battle sites, occupied towns and rebuilt cities. Unlike most cruise ships that are briefly in port, you’ll have overnight stays in many locations, as well as hotel nights in Copenhagen and London — the perfect opportunity for deeper exploration. Discover the people, places and events that shaped an important chapter in history aboard our favorite ship.
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 ...

  • Set off to discover the highlights of Copenhagen, from the City Hall and the Tivoli Gardens to the Nyhavn harbor and the fairy-tale Rosenborg Castle.
  • Pay your respects during a visit to one of the D-Day invasion sites on the beaches of Normandy.
  • Enjoy the unique architecture of historic Honfleur during a guided city exploration, followed by a visit to the beautiful white cliffs of Etretat, famously painted by Courbet and Monet.
  • Sail exclusively with shipmates 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.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Everything We Have; D-Day 6.6."44
by Gordon H Mueller
June 6, 1944—D-Day—is a date that will live forever in history. More than 150,000 troops landed on five beaches, with over 20,000 reported casualties on both sides. Rather than looking at the big picture, recounted so often, Everything We Have: D-Day 6.6.'44 tells the personal stories of the people involved, in their own words. Rare documents, artifacts, and firsthand accounts from The National WWII Museum’s official archives provide rare and poignant insight into the thoughts and feelings of those soldiers who fought on the beaches of Normandy.
The D-Day Atlas: Anatomy of the Normandy Campaign
by Charles Messenger
Charles Messenger’s vivid study of the landings and subsequent campaign chronicles the gradual evolution of the invasion plan, encompassing the intelligence efforts, the Ango-US strategic debate over where the Allies should attack, and the elaborate deception put in place to fool the Germans about the true D-Day objective. At the heart of this fascinating re-creation of the D-Day campaign are seventy-one maps in full color, which incorporate the latest computer technology. Many are in fact based on the very same maps used by the Allies in 1944. Specially commissioned reconstruction drawings and 82 contemporary photographs help bring the beaches of Normandy to life. 178 illustrations, including 71 color maps
Beyond the Beachhead: The 29th Infantry Division in Normandy
by Joseph Balkoski
Beyond the Beachhead examines the experience of one infantry division-the 29th-during forty-five days of combat from Omaha Beach on D-Day to the liberation of St. Lô. Using interviews, official records, and unit histories and supplementing his narrative with meticulously detailed maps, Balkoski follows the 29th from the bloody landings at Omaha through the hedgerows of Normandy, illustrating the brutal realities of life on the front line.
From Beachhead to Brittany: The 29th Infantry Division at Brest, August-September 1944
by Joseph Balkoski
In this highly anticipated sequel to Beyond the Beachhead, historian Joseph Balkoski follows the U.S. 29th Infantry Division out of Normandy and into Brittany in the northwest corner of France, where the division was tasked with seizing the port of Brest. The German defenders, including elite paratroopers, fought fiercely for every inch of ground and inflicted heavy casualties on the Americans during bloody house-to-house fighting.
Omaha Beach: D-Day, June 6, 1944
by Joseph Balkoski
Balkoski is sometimes referred to as the finest living D-Day historian. In this unforgettable narrative of D-Day, Joseph Balkoski describes the minute-by-minute combat as it unfolded on Omaha Beach, allowing soldiers to speak for themselves as they recall their attempts to maneuver bombers through heavy cloud cover, the claustrophobic terror aboard transports, and the relentless fire that greeted them on the beach.
D-Day Through French Eyes: Normandy 1944
by Mary Louise Roberts
Mary Louise Roberts turns the usual stories of D-Day around, taking readers across the Channel to view the invasion anew. Roberts builds her history from an impressive range of gripping first-person accounts of the invasion as seen by French citizens throughout the region.
The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen
by Hans Christian Andersen, Diana Crone Frank, Jeffrey Frank
A newly refurbished collection of 22 tales, adroitly retranslated by Diana and Jeffrey Frank and with the original illustrations.
Every Man a Hero: A Memoir of D-Day, the First Wave at Omaha Beach and a World at War
by Ray Lambert & Jim DeFelice
Omaha Beach legend Ray Lambert's unforgettable firsthand account of D-Day. Seventy-five years ago, he hit Omaha Beach with the first wave. Now Ray Lambert, ninety-eight years old, delivers one of the most remarkable memoirs of our time, a tour-de-force of remembrance evoking his role as a decorated World War II medic who risked his life to save the heroes of D-Day.
D-Day June 6, 1944, The Climactic Battle of World War II
by Stephen Ambrose
Written by the best-selling historian Stephen Ambrose, this well researched book draws together interviews and government documents to tell the gripping tale of D-Day. This comprehensive account contains 32 pages of photos and eight maps.
D-Day Through German Eyes: The Hidden Story of June 6, 1944
by Holger Eckhertz
Almost all accounts of D Day are told from the Allied perspective. But what was it like to be a German soldier in the bunkers of the Normandy coast, facing the onslaught of the mightiest invasion in history? What motivated the German defenders, what were their thought processes - and how did they fight from one strong point to another, among the dunes and fields, on that first cataclysmic day? This book sheds fascinating light on these questions, bringing together statements made by German survivors after the war, when time had allowed them to reflect on their state of mind, their actions and their choices of June 6th.
Lonely Planet French Phrasebook
by Marie-Helene Girard, Anny Monet
This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.





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