Top Reasons to Travel with Road Scholar on an Educational Ocean Cruise
Learn from Expert Faculty
Here at Road Scholar, learning is intrinsic to who we are and what we do. When you come on board a cruise with us, you’re embarking on an educational adventure with Road Scholar’s expert staff and local instructors who will be with you each step of your journey. While at sea, relax on board and take in a lecture about the next port in your itinerary or a fascinating topic that will wrap your whole adventure together. Then, set out on immersive shore excursions to gain a new appreciation for local life and culture firsthand.
There’s Something for Everyone
Who would’ve thought that a cruise ship would be able to offer seemingly endless possibilities? Whether you are looking to challenge your mind, your body or enjoy a relaxing stay at sea, the amenities onboard offer something for everyone. Grab a book from well-stocked libraries, enjoy world-class entertainment from live comedy shows to Broadway musicals, stay active during your cruise at fully-equipped gyms or lounge under the sun by the pool for a restorative afternoon. Ships come in all shapes and sizes so regardless of where your interests align, there will always be onboard activities and amenities to ensure you’re having the best adventure yet.
Built for All Types of Passengers
If you or someone you travel with have trouble getting around, then a cruise may be a great option for you. New ships making port or registered in the United States must comply with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Cruise lines are doing their best to have features for disabled cruisers including accessible cabins, automatic doors, public rooms with ramp entrances and elevators can get you up and down decks. If you have mobility issues, it’s advisable to look for newer ships that can provide the latest features in helping passengers get around.
A Method of Travel Unlike Anything Else
There is something magical about experiencing the boundless expanse of the open ocean as the sun travels across the sky, both rising and setting unobstructed beyond the horizon. While you are conquering the seven seas, it is up to you what type of trip you want to enjoy; you can cater your cruise to whatever style of travel fulfills you most. If you want a more adventurous trip that is non-stop action, a cruise has it. If you’d like a quiet, relaxed journey, then a cruise may be for you. Cruises are a unique method of travel that provide however much structure or flexibility you’d like both on and off the ship.
It’s Easy to Stay Active
Are you worried that at the buffet, your eyes will be bigger than your stomach? Do you not want to get out of your workout routine just because you’re on vacation? Cruises are about more than eating and lounging by the pool. Many ships these days comes with a full jogging track (so you can get in a run with an ocean view) as well as a fully equipped gym — these aren’t the small gyms you’d find in a hotel. They are complete with cardio machines, free weights and classes led by certified trainers, as well as all sorts of accessories to help you stay fit and feeling good on your trip. If you prefer to stay active outside of the gym, opportunities vary by ship but may range from daytime dance classes to basketball/volleyball courts and even rock climbing walls.
You Only Have to Unpack Once
Cruises are the perfect opportunity to experience multiple destinations without having to pack and unpack each step of the way. You’ll never have to search for the perfect article of clothing whether you are sailing for a week or enjoying an extended cruise that may visit more than one climate. You can really settle in and let the cabin become your home away from home for your journey!
A Meal for Every Occasion
Most ocean-going vessels have multiple dining options to choose from while onboard. When you are onboard with Road Scholar, your Group Leader manages the dining reservation for the group at a specified restaurant so you can enjoy your meal stress-free and in the company of your fellow participants.
The number of restaurants vary between ships and cruise lines but often feature all types of food from local delicacies to traditional dishes half a world away. While these restaurants are generally open to all passengers, some restaurants, usually referred to as specialty restaurants, require reservations, which must be made ahead of time. These specialty restaurants may only be available for an additional charge and offer unique opportunities that range from make-your-own sushi to restaurants run by world-class chefs. If you’re looking for a more casual meal, buffets are always available and serve a wide variety of food at all times of the day.