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Great Lakes Grand Discovery - Harvard Alumni

H ARVARD ALUMNI ASSOCIAT ION

2013 WORLDWIDE TRAVEL PROGRAM

Great Lakes Grand Discovery

Exploring All Five of the Inland Seas Aboard the 130-Guest Yorktown

July 29 - August 8, 2013

2013


GREAT LAKES GRAND DISCOVERY

July 29 - August 8, 2013 TRIP OVERVIEW

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Niagara-on-the-Lake

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More than 10,000 years ago, immense retreating glaciers carved

the enormous inland sea we call the Great Lakes. These glorious,

interconnected bodies of water are a natural treasure shared by the

United States and Canada. And like so many wonders that lie close

to home, very few American travelers have explored them. But this

summer, you have an unprecedented opportunity to cruise to all five

of the Great Lakes.

Great cities have grown up on the shores of the lakes—Chicago,

Detroit, Toronto, to name just a few. The lakes are a source of

water for countless small towns and farms. They are a highway for

shipping, with a direct link to the Atlantic Ocean via the St. Lawrence

Seaway. In summer the lakes are a paradise, with opportunities for

boating, swimming, fishing, and all manner of water sports. But there

are also vast stretches of lakeshore that are as pristine as when the

Native American tribes paddled their canoes in these waters.

Discover the grand scenery and fascinating history of the Great Lakes

from the deck of a handsomely designed, comfortably furnished

cruise ship. Accommodating only 130 guests in 65 exterior cabins,

the Yorktown enjoys an atmosphere of warm and relaxed informality

that endears it to repeat and new guests alike. It is ideal for exploring

the splendors of North America’s majestic waterway.


HARVARD STUDY LEADER

As this brochure goes to print, we have not yet confirmed the faculty study leader for this program.

We intend, however, that you will be joined by a Harvard lecturer who will enhance your travel

experience. You will discover that our lecturers are not only first-rate scholars and teachers but

also friendly traveling companions, eager to share their insight through conversation as well as in

scheduled presentations.

ADDITIONAL LECTURERS

William Cogar is a life-long student of naval history. He served as Vice President for Collections and

Research at Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut, and until his retirement in 2011 was

President and CEO of The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Virginia. From 1983 to 1998, he was

Professor of Naval History at the U.S. Naval Academy, during which time he also served as Director of

the Naval Academy Museum. Author of books on naval and maritime history including the Dictionary

of Admirals of the U.S. Navy and the Encyclopedia of Naval History, he is a frequent speaker at history

and museum conferences, and a popular lecturer.

Barton “Buzz” Thompson, a leading global authority on environmental and natural resources law,

is one of the founding directors of Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment. “While travelling

the United States in 1831,” Thompson notes, “Alexis de Tocqueville called the Great Lakes ‘the most

extraordinary spectacle that I have seen in my life.’ The Great Lakes is central to the history and

economic expansion of the United States and a favorite setting for American novelists, including

Ernest Hemingway in The Nick Adams Stories.” Buzz will talk about the natural and human history

of the Great Lakes, the role that Frederick Law Olmsted played in protecting Niagara Falls, the Great

Lakes’ century-old water wars, and the environmental challenges that face the Great Lakes today.

This page: Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel

Cover: Yorktown approaching Mackinac Island

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SCHEDULE BY DAY

Greenfield Village Round Island Lighthouse

MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada |

EMBARK

Fly to Toronto and embark

Yorktown. (D)

TUESDAY, JULY 30

LAKE ONTARIO | WELLAND CANAL |

NIAGARA FALLS | LAKE ERIE

Arrive this morning at Port Weller,

from where Yorktown begins the

dramatic passage from Lake

Ontario to Lake Erie via the

Welland Canal. A series of eight

locks designed as a continuous

flight of “stairs” lifts Yorktown

326.5 feet over a distance of 27

miles. From the decks of the ship

Explore Mackinac Island by bicycle

witness the mechanics of this

engineering marvel, which took

over 100 years to complete. Then

disembark for an excursion to

Niagara Falls, one of North

America’s most spectacular

natural wonders, where you’ll see

both the American Falls and

Horseshoe (Canadian) Falls.

(B, L, D)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

CRUISING LAKE ERIE |

DETROIT, Michigan

Enjoy a day at sea as Yorktown

navigates through Lake Erie and

into the Detroit River. In the

evening, arrive at the glittering

city of Detroit with its beautifully

renovated International

Riverfront, attractive waterfront

parks, and the Renaissance

Center, home of General Motors

world headquarters. (B, L, D)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1

DETROIT

In the morning, tour the Henry

Ford Museum and the adjacent

Greenfield Village, an indoor/

outdoor history museum complex

housing a wide array of historical

buildings, machinery, exhibits,

and Americana. Alternately, visit

the Ford Rouge Factory to see

how environmental innovation

meets industrial production at

this state-of-the-art facility.

Cruise from Detroit and enter

Lake St. Clair and navigate

through the St. Clair River, a

component of the Great Lakes

Waterway, to Lake Huron. (B, L, D)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2

ALPENA | PRESQUE ISLE | ALPENA

Arrive in Thunder Bay to call at

the lovely town of Alpena, home

to an outstanding maritime

museum with displays on Great

Lakes maritime history.

Alternately travel north to the

small peninsula of Presque Isle,

an untouched place of great

beauty with two historic

lighthouses. Pristine forests,

numerous inland lakes, and 72

miles of Lake Huron shoreline on

the central flyway make Presque

Isle a birder’s paradise. (B, L, D)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

MACKINAC ISLAND

Arrive in beautiful Mackinac

Island, a Victorian-era haven

where cars are forbidden and

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bicycles share the road with horsedrawn

carriages. Explore this idyllic

island and see the ancient

limestone formations that were

considered sacred by the Straits

Indians; the impressive Fort

Mackinac, built atop a high cliff by

the British in 1780; and the

landmark Victorian Grand Hotel.

Also enjoy free time to stroll along

streets lined with ginger-breadtrimmed

buildings and browse in

the charming shops. Sail through

the straits of Mackinac under the

Mackinac Bridge into Lake

Michigan. (B, L, D)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

MANISTIQUE

Call at Manistique, a small town on

the bucolic Garden Peninsula that

juts into Lake Michigan. Explore this

scenic and peaceful area, including

the Big Spring, in Palms Book State

Park, its crystal clear waters

stretching 200 feet across; and

Fayette, the center of a large smelting

operation in the 19 th century, now one

of the country’s most evocative

industrial ghost towns, protected as a

state park site. (B, L, D)


Lake Superior’s ruggedly beautiful shoreline

MONDAY, AUGUST 5

SAULT STE. MARIE, Michigan, USA |

AGAWA CANYON, Ontario, Canada |

SAULT STE. MARIE, Michigan, USA

Dock at Sault Ste. Marie, where

you will see the Soo Locks from

the viewing platform in town and

visit a 1917 Great Lakes freighter,

now a museum. Alternatively, take

a full-day tour by train, traveling

inland through the magnificent

scenery of the Agawa Canyon.

After leaving Sault St. Marie,

Yorktown transits the Soo Locks,

known as the busiest in the world,

where some 12,000 ships pass

annually. (B, L, D)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6

PICTURED ROCKS | MARQUETTE

Spend the morning at sea sailing

along Pictured Rocks National

Lakeshore, a 40-mile stretch of

pristine natural wonders along

Lake Superior’s southern coast.

The colorful sandstone cliffs are

of particular interest, having

created beautiful arches, caves,

and other formations over time.

In the afternoon call in Marquette.

Explore this picturesque city on

Lake Superior, including a visit to

the Marquette Maritime Museum

and Lighthouse. (B, L, D)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7

HOUGHTON, KEWEENAW PENINSULA

Today Yorktown will navigate

through the Portage Waterway, the

narrow channel that separates

Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula

from the mainland, to call at quaint

Houghton, built on a bluff facing

the channel. Keweenaw witnessed

the country’s first mineral rush,

when vast deposits of copper were

discovered in 1840. By the time the

rush was over early in the 20 th

century, copper had generated

enormous wealth, estimated to be

ten times more than the money

generated by the California Gold

Rush. The legacy of the copper rush

is still evident today in the

abandoned mines, deserted

settlements nestled in the forest,

and the opulent buildings in the

region’s towns. Explore this historic

region, including a visit to a copper

mine. (B, L, D)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8

DULUTH, Minnesota | DISEMBARK

Disembark in Duluth after

breakfast. (B)

WHAT IS INCLUDED:


a Harvard study leader and additional experts

Yorktown




and soft drinks with lunch and dinner





WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

Airfare; transfers; visa and passport fees (if applicable);

port and embarkation taxes; luggage and trip cancellation

insurance; meals, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages

other than those specified above; personal expenses such

as laundry, telephone calls, faxes, and e-mail service; and

gratuities to shipboard personnel

THIS TRIP IS CO-SPONSORED BY THE

STANFORD ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Agawa Canyon


YORKTOWN

YORKTOWN

SPECIFICATIONS

YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1988

YEAR OF RENOVATION: 2012

OVERALL LENGTH: 257 feet

MAXIMUM PASSENGERS: 130

FLAG: American

DECK PLAN & PRICING:

Per person, double occupancync

SUN DECK

L47 L45 L43

L48 L46 L44

P75 P73 P71 P69 P67 P65 P63 P61

P76 P74

PROMENADE DECK

LOUNGE DECK

MAIN DECK

L41 L39 L37 L35 L33 L31 L29 L27

L42

P72 P70 P68 P66 P64 P62

L40 L38 L36 L34 L32 L30

DINING ROOM

AMENITIES

Exterior cabins with private bathrooms,

spacious lounge, dining room, sun deck,

and Internet access.

P60

L28

S79 S77

S80 S78

P59 P57 P55 P53 P51 P49

P58 P56 P54 P52 P50

OBSERVATION

LOUNGE

M25M23 M21M19 M17M15 M11

M24M22

M20M18 M16M14 M12

M26

CATEGORY E

Outside cabins with two lower beds,

two portholes, and

private bathroom

$4,995

CATEGORY D

Outside cabins with two lower beds,

two windows, and

private bathroom

$5,695

CATEGORY C

Outside cabins with two lower beds,

two windows, and

private bathroom

$6,495

CATEGORY B

Outside cabins with two lower beds,

picture window, and

private bathroom

$7,195

CATEGORY A

Outside cabins with two lower beds,

picture window, and

private bathroom

$7,895

CATEGORY AA

Outside cabins with two lower beds

that can convert to a queen bed,

picture window, and private bathroom

$8,495

CATEGORY S

Superior outside cabins with walk-out

balcony, full-size bed, private bathroom,

and mini-refrigerator

$8,995

PORT EMBARKATION & TAXES: per person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: A limited number of cabins are available for


Most cabins feature

a picture window

Lounge

Yorktown Sun Deck


GENERAL INFORMATION

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

to reserve your space on the tour. For your convenience, you

may charge your deposit to your American Express, Visa,

Discover, or MasterCard. Final payment is due 90 days prior

to departure. Credit cards are not accepted for final payment.

However, personal checks are accepted for both deposits and

final payment.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS: All cancellations of confirmed


fee. Additionally, passengers are subject to any cancellation

fees assessed by the purveyors of services, including airlines or

hotels used in the itinerary. 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.

Requests for cancellations must be made in writing. No refunds

will be made for any part of this program in which you choose

not to participate. Service fees may apply to deviations and are

non-refundable.

INSURANCE: We highly recommend the purchase of trip

cancellation insurance. An application for trip cancellation

insurance will be provided by the HAA upon confirmation.

The pre-existing medical conditions exclusion is waived if the

insurance is purchased within 15 days of initial deposit. Neither

the HAA nor the tour operator will take responsibility for any


dependents or traveling companions, with regards to, but not

limited to, cancellation or curtailment of the tour, emergency

evacuation expenses, medical expenses, repatriation

expenses, damage/theft/loss of personal baggage, money,

and goods. As a service to our travelers we automatically

provide emergency medical evacuation insurance. You will

receive detailed coverage approximately 30 days prior to your

departure.

RESPONSIBILITY: Please read carefully the following terms

and conditions, which constitute the sole, legally enforceable

agreements between the passenger and Travel Dynamics

International and the tour’s sponsoring organization. The

passenger is also advised to review his/her separate ticket

passage contract with the vessel’s owner/operator, which

will constitute the sole, legally enforceable terms of carriage

for this tour and is available on request from Travel Dynamics

International. Travel Dynamics International and the tour’s

sponsoring organization act solely as agents for the passenger

with respect to all transportation, hotel and other tour

arrangements. In that capacity, we exercise all reasonable care

possible to ensure the passenger’s safety and satisfaction, but,

we neither assume nor bear any responsibility or liability for

any injury, death, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity

arising in connection with the services of any ship, airplane,

train, automobile, motor coach, carriage or other conveyance,

or the actions of any third-party, involved in carrying the


for damages, additional expenses, or any other losses due to

cancellation, delay or other changes in air or other services,

sickness, weather, strike, war, civil disturbances, acts or

threats of terrorism, travel warnings or bans, termination or

suspension of war risks or other carrier insurance, quarantine,

acts of God or other causes beyond our control. All such

losses must be borne by the passenger, and tour rates provide

for arrangements only for the time stated. In the event of

cancellation, delay or rescheduling mandated by any of the

aforesaid causes beyond our control, the passenger shall

have the option of accepting in lieu of the original tour such


by us, or else, receiving a refund of as much of such advance

tour expenditures as we are able to recover on the passenger’s

behalf from carriers, third-party tour vendors, etc., but, we shall

not have any obligation or liability to the passenger beyond the

foregoing. We reserve the right to make alterations to the tour’s

itinerary and to substitute hotels, ships, or lecturers if this is

required. We reserve the right to cancel, delay, or reschedule

any tour prior to departure, and, so long as this is not due to any

of the aforesaid causes beyond our control, the passenger shall

be entitled to a full refund of all monies paid to that point if he/

she so desires. No refund shall be made for any unused portion

of any tour. By forwarding their deposit(s), the passenger

certifies that he/she and/or their dependents, minors or others

covered thereby do not have any mental, physical or other

condition of disability that could create a hazard for them or

other passengers. We reserve the right to decline to accept

or to decline to retain any person as a member of any tour

should such person’s health, condition or actions adversely


or impede the tour. Baggage or valuables brought on the tour

shall be transported, handled or stored at the passenger’s

risk entirely, and, we shall bear no liability or responsibility for

any damage or other loss thereto. Passenger tickets are not

transferable and are not subject to alteration by the passenger.

No suit shall be maintainable against the carrier, or vessel, for

any losses, accidents, damages to person, property, personal

injury (including death or other types of bodily injury) of

the passengers, unless written notice of the claim, with full

particulars, is delivered to the carrier or its agents at its oce

at the port of sailing or at the port of termination within six

months from the day when such incident occurred. In no event

shall any such suit or any claim against the carrier or vessel for

any losses, accidents, damages to person, property, personal

injury (including death or other types of bodily injury) of the

passenger be maintainable unless such suit is commenced

within one year from the day when the incident causing such

losses, accidents, damages to person, property, personal

injury (including death or other types of bodily injury) of the

passenger occurs, notwithstanding any provision of law of any

state or country to the contrary. Resolution of any disputes

arising hereunder shall be brought within the United States

District Court for the Southern District of New York, pursuant

to the applicable general maritime law, and applying the

applicable general maritime law and Federal maritime statutes.

RATES

currency values. While we do everything possible to maintain the

listed prices, they are subject to change.

FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Our Tour Operator reserves the right to

charge a fuel supplement, without prior notice, if the NYMEX oil


even if the cruise fare has been paid in full.

SHIP’S REGISTRY: USA CST #204 3599-40 TDI

QUESTIONS: Please call HAA Travels at 800.422.1636 or

617.496.0806, email: haatravels@harvard.edu

2012 - 2013 HAA Trips

LAND & RAIL:

EXPLORING

MYANMAR:

LAND OF THE

GOLDEN PAGODA

FEB 22-MAR 7, 2013

THE LANDSCAPES

OF ARGENTINA:

BUENOS AIRES,

MENDOZA

AND THE LAKE

DISTRICT

MAR 12-23, 2013

DIANA SORENSEN

BOTSWANA,

ZAMBIA, AND

ZIMBABWE

APR 14-27, 2013

JONATHAN LOSOS

THE RISE AND

FALL OF THE

ROMANOVS: FOUR

HUNDRED YEARS

OF DYNASTY

MAY 2-14, 2013

MOROCCAN

DISCOVERY

MAY 11-24, 2013

CHARLES COGAN

SILK ROAD

ODYSSEY: THE

FIVE ‘STANS,






MAY 25-JUN 12, 2013

LAURA ADAMS

HIMALAYAN

KINGDOMS

MAY 31-JUN 14, 2013

MONGOLIA

JUN 1-14, 2013

MARK ELLIOTT

THE BALKANS

UNVEILED

JUN 4-19, 2013

DAVID ELMER

EXPLORING

ICELAND

JUN 8-18, 2013

TANZANIA SAFARI

& RWANDA

GORILLA

TREKKING

JUN 11-27, 2013

DANIEL LIEBERMAN

LEWIS & CLARK

IN MONTANA

& IDAHO: AN

EPIC AMERICAN

JOURNEY

JUN 26-JUL 3, 2013

MARY MALLOY &

CASTLE MCLAUGHLIN

CRUISES:

HISTORY &

GARDENS OF

THE CARIBBEAN:

ROUND-TRIP

ANTIGUA ON

SEA CLOUD II

JAN 13-20, 2013

JOYCE CHAPLIN &

DAVID ARMITAGE

BRUNEI TO BALI

ON CLIPPER

ODYSSEY

FEB 11-27, 2013

MARK VAN BAALEN

AFRICA GRAND

VOYAGE FROM

CAPE TOWN TO

CASABLANCA ON

CORINTHIAN

FEB 17-MAR 24, 2013

AUSTRALIA &

NEW ZEALAND

FEB 24-MAR 10, 2013

JOCK PHILIPS

DUTCH & FLEMISH

LANDSCAPES: THE

NETHERLANDS

& BELGIUM ON

ALMALYRA

APR 13-23, 2013

ROBERT KIELY

PAPUA NEW

GUINEA, YAP &

PALAU ON

CLIPPER ODYSSEY

APR 16-MAY 2, 2013

SCOTT EDWARDS

UNDISCOVERED

LANDSCAPES &

ANCIENT CITIES OF

NORTH AFRICA

ON CORINTHIAN

APR 20-30, 2013

E. ROGER OWEN

ECHOES OF

THE PAST:

REMEMBERING

THE CIVIL WAR, A

VOYAGE BETWEEN

RICHMOND &

SAVANNAH ON

YORKTOWN

MAY 5-15, 2013

AMANDA CLAYBAUGH

THE BRITISH

ISLES ON

ISLAND SKY

MAY 11-24, 2013

DANIEL ALBRIGHT

ARTISTIC

TRADITIONS OF

KOREA & JAPAN

ON CLIPPER

ODYSSEY

MAY 13-26, 2013

THEODORE &

VICTORIA BESTOR

TREASURES

OF CATALONIA,

ROUSSILLON,

LANGUEDOC AND

PROVENCE ON

CORINTHIAN

MAY 23-JUN 2, 2013

PATRICE HIGONNET

RIVERS & LAKES:

TREASURES OF

THE MISSISSIPPI

AND GULF COAST

ON YORKTOWN

MAR 29-APR 8, 2013

GREAT LAKES

GRAND

DISCOVERY: A

VOYAGE TO THE

FIVE INLAND SEAS

ON YORKTOWN

JUN 29-AUG 8, 2013

PRAGUE TO PARIS

WITH A MAIN AND

RHINE RIVERS

CRUISE ON RIVER

CLOUD II

OCT 9-22, 2013

FAMILY ADVENTURES:

SPRING BREAK

GREECE FOR

STUDENTS AND

ALUMNI

MAR 15-23, 2013

GREGORY NAGY

WINTER IN

THE WEST: A

COLORADO FAMILY

GETAWAY

MAR 16-23, 2013

FAMILY TURKEY

JUN 22-JUL 4, 2013

JOHN "JAY" ELLISON

A CHINA

FAMILY TOUR

OF CLASSICAL

HIGHLIGHTS,

PANDAS AND

YANGZI RIVER

CRUISE

JUN 26-JUL 7, 2013

EREZ MANELA

SPORTS EVENTS:

THE MASTERS

GOLF

TOURNAMENT

APR 10-13, 2013

THE 139TH

RUNNING OF THE

KENTUCKY DERBY

MAY 2-5, 2013

REGISTRATION FORM

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with your deposit of $750 per person. Please note that for

some programs an additional deposit may be requested

after you book.

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124 Mount Auburn Street, 6 th floor, Cambridge, MA 02138

Or by FAX: 617-496-4011

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Great Lakes Grand Discovery

Aboard the 130-Guest Yorktown

July 29 - August 8, 2013

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