Newfoundland North America’s Island Wonder Including Labrador A boa r d t he A l l- S u ite, 10 0 - G u e s t C lel ia I I May 29 - June 7, 2010
reduced rates no single supplement See Inside
Above: Bonavista Lighthouse; Cover: Gros Morne National Park
Guest lecturers Professor emeritus Alex Horne spent 32 years as an Ecological Engineer in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. His current work is providing solutions for controversial water supply and pollution problems in fresh and salty water worldwide. He wrote the popular undergraduate textbook, Limnology (the study of lakes, streams, and estuaries). This circumnavigation of Newfoundland will provide an intimate look at the sea surrounding the island. Prof. Horne will combine oceanography with fishing theory to tell the tragic history of the New England codfish industry and compare it with the ongoing tuna fishing disaster. He will also discuss the crisis of the world’s freshwater shortage and a new and innovative solution to global warming. Captain Alfred S. McLaren, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Ph.D., is a world-class polar and deep sea explorer and scientist. He is a President Emeritus of The Explorers Club, and recipient of its Lowell Thomas Medal for Ocean Exploration. He is also a Director of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M and Director and Senior Pilot of Sub Aviator Systems LLC’s revolutionary new Super Aviator submersible. Capt. McLaren is a veteran of more than 20 Cold War submarine operations, and his awards as a Cold War submarine captain include the Distinguished Service Medal and two Legions of Merit. Capt. McLaren is a very popular and frequent lecturer on Arctic trips, having lectured on more than a dozen. With graduate degrees from Cambridge University and the University of Colorado, his area of scientific research is the role of the Polar Regions in global climate change.
CELEBR AT E Y OUR B I RT H D AY & S AV E 5 0% Make this the year to celebrate your birthday in a very special way. If your birthday or that of your traveling companion falls within the dates of this trip, our tour operator, Travel Dynamics International, will extend a celebratory 50% off from one person’s listed cruise and land rates. For solo travelers who celebrate their birthday during the voyage, we are pleased to waive Cover: Dubrovnik, Croatiathe single supplement and also offer a $500 rate reduction. Please note Right: Spain cannot be combined with any other offers. thatSeville, this offer
information, please call us
UCLA Alumni Travel James West Alumni Center Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397 Dear UCLA Alumni and Friends, One of the hemisphere’s most extraordinary places is found close to home. “New found isle,” “New found launde,” “Terra Nova,” “Terre Neuve,” however you refer to it, Newfoundland, Canada’s easternmost province and one of the world’s largest islands, is an often overlooked travel destination and still a largely untamed wilderness. Renowned for its rich history, glorious scenery, and abundant wildlife, Newfoundland is a unique region that rivals any setting. As the crossroads of two of the world’s largest ocean currents—the Arctic waters of the Labrador Current and the warm waters of the Gulf Stream—Newfoundland has been an important maritime center as far back as the early 1500s. Newfoundlanders are members of some of the oldest communities in the Americas; the island’s charming villages display the influences of Viking, French, Basque, Scottish, and Portuguese settlers. Humpback whales, dolphins, and millions of seabirds play amidst icebergs. Sailing around the entirety of this amazing island aboard the elegant expedition cruiser, Clelia II, we will explore Newfoundland’s most magnificent sites. Two stops in Labrador are also planned. Included are the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home to the largest colony of puffins in North America; L’Anse aux Meadows, the first European settlement in North America established by Vikings some 1,000 years ago; Gros Morne National Park, a geological and scenic wonderland and UNESCO World Heritage site; and the charming town of Placentia. Our ship, the Clelia II, is ideally suited for this unique voyage. Accommodating only 100 guests in 50 spacious suites, and with elegant facilities, Clelia II can navigate with ease the fjord-like waterways and bays of Newfoundland and Labrador. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the fabulous treasures of Newfoundland, Canada’s big island. Sincerely,
Christel Pailet Director, Alumni Travel P.S. To make this unique voyage even more attractive, please note that it is offered at rates that are substantially lower than the ship’s normal rates. For more information, please contact us at 310-206-0613 or 800-UCLAlumni (825-2586) Fax: 310-209-4271 E-mail: AlumniTravel@UCLAlumni.net www.UCLAlumni.net
itinerary Saturday, May 29, 2010 USA | ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland, Canada Fly to St. John’s and transfer to a deluxe hotel. Explore the lovely capital on your own. n
Sunday, May 30 BAY BULLS for WITLESS BAY | CAPE SPEAR NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE | ST. JOHN’S | EMBARK Drive to Bay Bulls for boats to Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, which each summer welcomes millions of seabirds who come to breed, including North America’s largest Atlantic puffin colony. Continue to Cape Spear National Historic Site, North America’s most easterly point. Stop at Petty Harbour, famous for its salt cod production and dramatic cliffs, and visit Signal Hill, home of Cabot Tower. Embark Clelia II in St. John’s. (B, L, D) n
Monday, May 31 BONAVISTA BAY | TERRA NOVA NATIONAL PARK | BONAVISTA BAY Cruise Bonavista Bay, where drifting icebergs and humpback whales, orcas, and dolphins are often seen during the summer. Visit Bonavista Lighthouse, where a memorial commemorates John Cabot’s landing near the site, and enjoy a view of puffins nesting nearby. Sail to Terra Nova National Park to enjoy trail walks and a visit to the Marine Interpretation Centre. (B, L, D) n
Tuesday, June 1 TWILLINGATE | FORTUNE HARBOUR Watch for icebergs as we call at Twillingate, one of the Notre Dame Bay Islands. Tour the Long Point Lighthouse and museum, and the Prime Berth Historic Fishing Centre, which introduces the area’s n
Labrador Battle Harbour Red Bay
L’Anse aux Meadows
St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve
fishing culture. At Fortune Harbour, visit a mussel aquafarm. (B, L, D) Wednesday, June 2 L’ANSE AUX MEADOWS Follow in the footsteps of Leif Ericson and other Vikings, the first Europeans to establish settlements in North America over 1,000 years ago. Visit the archaeological site at L’Anse aux Meadows, believed to be where the Vikings first landed in North America. View the ruins of sod dwellings that have been identified as the Vinland referred to in the Norse Sagas. (B, L, D) n
Thursday, June 3 BATTLE HARBOUR | RED BAY, Labrador Arrive at Battle Harbour. Founded in 1759, it prospered from fishing and maritime activities, becoming Labrador’s capital in 1848. As the fishing industry faded, so did the town’s fortunes, when it was abandoned in the 1960s. Declared a national historic site, it is now under the care of the Battle Harbour Historic Trust, which has undertaken the restoration of historic buildings. Tour the island and sail to Red Bay on Labrador’s mainland. Explore Red Bay, established 400 years ago by Basque settlers and once known as the world’s whaling capital, learning about its fishing and maritime traditions. (B, L, D) n
CANA DA Gros Morne
Twillingate Fortune Bonavista Harbour Bonne Bay Terra Nova National Park ST. JOHN’S N e w f o u n d l a n d Bay Bulls Witless Bay Argentia Placentia S t . Pi e rre & Mi q u e l o n ST. PIERRE AT LA N TIC O C EA N
information, please call us
Friday, June 4 BONNE BAY for GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK, Newfoundland Gros Morne National Park’s unique geology, with rocks dating from the Precambrian, Cambrian, and Ordovician periods, affirmed the theory of plate tectonics. Gros Morne also contains some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. Notice the park’s lush coastline, called Green Gardens. Also visit the barren Tablelands. Formed by rock from the Earth’s mantle, this strange landscape results from the soil’s high mineral content, preventing vegetation. (B, L, D) n
Saturday, June 5 AT SEA (B, L, D) n
Sunday, June 6 ARGENTIA | PLACENTIA or ST. MARY’S ECOLOGICAL RESERVE From Argentia, one of Newfoundland’s finest harbors, there will be a choice of excursions. Explore picturesque Placentia, once the French capital of Newfoundland, with its Castle Hill National Site, the remains of 17th- and 18th-century French and British fortifications, and the O’Reilly House Museum. Or, travel to St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve, one of North America’s largest bird sanctuaries and nesting place for over 70,000 kittiwakes, razorbills, and murres. (B, L, D) n
Monday, June 7 ST.-pierre, St.-Pierre and Miquelon Island, France | DISEMBARK | FLY TO USA (B) n
• 1-night stay at a deluxe hotel, with breakfast • Cruise aboard the all-suite, 100-guest Clelia II • Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship • All meals aboard ship, including house wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner • Open bar aboard ship throughout the cruise • Complete program of tours and excursions • Educational program of lectures and discussions by accompanying lecturers • Professional Travel Dynamics International tour staff • Complete pre-departure materials • Baggage handling and transfers abroad on the designated program arrival and departure dates • Port and embarkation taxes • Gratuities to porters, guides, and drivers Not Included: Airfare; visa and passport fees; luggage, cancellation, and accident insurance; meals and beverages other than those specified above; personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, faxes, and e-mail service; and gratuities to shipboard personnel
an e xceptional value for the times Now more than ever, a cultural or an expedition voyage can be an antidote to these changing times, but we recognize the need for increased incentives. That is why for this exceptional voyage, our tour operator, Travel Dynamics International, is offering unprecedented incentives, including rates that are substantially lower than our normal prices as well as waiving the single supplement for solo travelers. Lowering the prices, however, does not mean that we have compromised the quality and standards of our operation, or that we have taken away services and arrangements we normally include. The voyage prices still include the excursions and special shore events; transfers from the airport to the ship (and vice versa) are provided; wine is served with meals aboard; and the open-bar policy is continued. And the operating standards of our ships are among the highest in the industry. We urge you to take advantage of the lower prices and other incentives we are presenting. We will deliver to you an experience of a lifetime.
In an era of mega cruise ships that carry thousands of passengers, the Clelia II is a delightful alternative. More like a private yacht than a cruise ship, Clelia II accommodates only 100 guests in 50 suites. Clelia IIâ€™s limited guest capacity, fine facilities, and distinctive style of operation attract likeminded travelers who return again and again to enjoy its custom-crafted itineraries and a style of cruising that is rarely found today. More than just a cruise, each voyage provides a comprehensive experience that reveals the singular aspects of the destinations. Aboard, a sense of community and a spirit of camaraderie prevail.
cafe. An elegant restaurant accommodates all guests in an open, unassigned seating. The cuisine is outstanding, and the overall service is efficient and friendly while unobtrusive. An elevator serves all decks. A resident physician attends a wellequipped infirmary.
Served by 65 seasoned officers and crew, Clelia II complies with the latest international All of Clelia IIâ€™s suites face outside, providing safety regulations, including those of the U.S. views of the sea and landscape. Several have a Coast Guard, meets the requirements of the private balcony. There are expansive open deck Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/ areas and attractive lounges and other facilities, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, including a gym, spa, library, beauty salon, two and is outfitted with the most current lounges, a sun deck with Jacuzzi, and an outdoor navigational and communications technology.
C r u ise a n d L a n d Rat es | per person, double occupancy
All accommodations aboard Clelia II are suites. They face outside, affording sea views, and include a bedroom with two twin-size beds that can convert to a queen-size bed, sitting area, mini-refrigerator, safe, spacious closets, climate control, telephone, TV, DVD/CD player, Internet connection, and bathroom with marble vanity, shower, and other amenities. category
E D C B A AA VS PHS
Deluxe suites on Ariadne and Leto Decks with windows and sitting area. 215 sq. ft. Suites *342 - *345,*428,*429 *PARTIALLY OBSTRUCTED VIEW Deluxe suites on Ariadne and Leto Decks with window and sitting area. 215 sq. ft. Suites 334 - 335, 433 Deluxe suites on Athena Deck with portholes and sitting area. 275 sq. ft. Suites 246 - 252 Deluxe suites on Ariadne Deck with windows and sitting area. 225 sq. ft. Suites 336 - 341 Deluxe suites on Leto Deck with window and sitting area. 235 sq. ft. Suites 420 - 427, 430 - 431 Deluxe suites on Cleo Deck with forward windows and sitting area. 285 sq. ft. Suites 505 - 506 Deluxe Veranda Suites on Cleo Deck with private balcony and sitting area. 245 sq. ft. Suites 507 - 519 Deluxe Penthouse Suites on Phoebe Deck with private balcony, window, and sitting area. 260 sq. ft. Suites 601 - 604
VS & PHS suites are provided with private butler service and other exclusive amenities
NO Single Supplement: A limited number of cabins have been designated for single travelers in Categories D - A at no supplement. Singles in Categories AA, VS, and PHS are available at double the per person, double occupancy rates.
AIRFARE: Airfare is not included in the Cruise and Land Rates. Please contact UCLA Alumni Travel for more information: 310-206-0613 or 800-UCLAlumni (825-2586). Please have your tour code (10211) handy for reference.
603 601 Jacuzzi
Sun Deck/ Outdoor Café
519 517 515 511 509 507
518 516 514 512 510 508
Shop/ Beauty Salon/ Massage Rm
431 429 427 425 423 421
430 428 426 424 422 420
Leto Deck Library Lounge/Lecture Hall
345 343 341 339 337 335
344 342 340 338 336 334
Ariadne Deck 251 249 247
252 250 248 246
R e g i s t r at i o n
Enclosed is my check or credit card no. for $________ ($1,000 per person) as a deposit to hold _____ place(s) on Newfoundland. I understand that final payment is due ninety (90) days prior to departure and is payable by check only. Please make check payable to: Travel Dynamics International and mail with this registration form to: UCLA Alumni Association Attn: Alumni Travel James West Alumni Center Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397 o AmEx o Discover o Visa o MasterCard No. _______________________________________
UCLA Alumni Travel is a benefit of membership in the UCLA Alumni Association. The Association requires all alumni and friends to join to use our services. You may invite one companion to travel with you as a guest on your membership. o Yes, I am a member of the UCLA Alumni Association. o No, I am not a member. Please send me an application to join. Dr./Mr./Mrs./Ms.
City / State / Zip
Exp. _______________________________________ Telephone (day)
3- or 4-Digit Security Code ____________________
Please select cabin category in order of preference: PHS__ VS__ AA__ A__ B__ C__ D__ E__ o Twin Beds
o Double Bed
o Single Occupancy o Share
(cannot be guaranteed)
Each participant must sign below: I/We have read the “General Information” section and agree to its terms.
UCLA Alumni Association James West Alumni Center Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397
Mercury Mailing Systems, Inc
PRSRT STD U.S. Postage
For reservations or information about this voyage, please contact UCLA Alumni Travel at 310-206-0613 or 800-UCLAlumni (825-2586).
Payments: A $1,000 deposit per person is required to confirm your reservation. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure & must be by personal check. Cancellations & REFUNDS: All cancellations are subject to a $400 per person fee. Cancellations received 61-90 days prior to departure will be assessed a penalty equal to 50% of the total program cost per person. Cancellations received within 60 days of departure are subject to 100% cancellation penalties. Insurance: We recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance. Details will be sent upon registration. Itinerary: The itinerary, accommodations, and arrangements are subject to change at the discretion of Travel Dynamics International. Ship’s Registry: Malta CST #204 3599-40 TDI Due to space limitations, this is abbreviated information. Please contact us for complete Terms and Conditions.
rates Whale SPECIAL savingsHumpback reduced no single supplement