Educational tours for travelers over 50
Road Scholar, which operates educational tours for people over 50, uses river and ocean vessels from a variety of companies and provides its own instructors. Last year, more than 13,000 travelers studied a wide range of topics on board.
For Road Scholar, Aegean Odyssey will sail itineraries in Greece, Turkey, Portugal, Italy, Spain, the British Isles and beyond.
'With exclusive use of the Aegean Odyssey, we are creating the world’s first campus at sea for older adults,' said James Moses, president and CEO of Road Scholar.
To accommodate the interests and abilities of the widest possible audience, each itinerary will offer a choice of activity levels. The company said program costs for Road Scholar will run 20% to 30% below the cost of comparable commercial voyages. The food served will highlight the regions visited, and cooking classes will be offered on board.
Single accommodations will be at low additional cost to solo travelers, and airfare will be free from many departure cities for travelers who book early.
World voyage in 2021
Road Scholar’s 'World Academy' will be offered aboard ship in 2021. Though details haven't been released, that implies a very long sailing.
In 2020, the World Academy will operate on a 107-night voyage aboard Crystal Serenity that begins in Miami and ends in Civitavecchia (Rome) and on a 130-night circumnavigation of the globe aboard Holland America Line's Nieuw Amsterdam.