You are here: Cash Back Stores
Getaway Deals in Washington DC - change city -
|Shop Now ►|
3.0% Cash Back is Available
Nine-Country Cruise through the Mediterranean
66-Day Nine-Country Education Cruise for One Adult 40 or Older from Institute for Shipboard Education
Nine-Country Educational CruiseCompany Website
ABP Ocean Terminal
Atlantic Way, Eastern Docks
|The Fine Print|
66-Day, Nine-Country Educational Voyage
The Institute for Shipboard Education was born from an idea to create a floating campus that reflected the ideals of the United Nations and the realities of globalization. As Chinese shipping magnate C. Y. Tung put it, “Ships can transport more than cargo—they can carry ideas.” Over the years, the institute’s Semester at Sea program has attracted world-famous guest speakers, including Mikhail Gorbachev, Mother Teresa, and Nelson Mandela. Today, the floating university onboard the MV Explorer, with each educational voyage featuring informative lectures, courses, and optional field excursions that delve into each port of call's culture and history. And with the Institute's Lifelong Learning Program, travelers 40 or older can join college students for a once-in-a-lifetime odyssey across three continents.
With this Groupon, you'll set out on a 66-day Mediterranean voyage starting on June 17, 2013, with stops in nine countries, including Morocco, Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, and Spain. Aboard the ship, the faculty leads several engaging and informative courses, from Architecture of the Mediterranean to Marine Biology. As a Lifelong Learning Program member, you can audit these courses, share your experiences, or mentor an undergraduate college student.
Click here to view the full trip itinerary.
Travelers must be 40 years of age or older with doctor's clearance, pass a criminal background check, and complete the travel application. Visit the Institute’s website for other travel requirements.
June 17–June 22: Set out from Southampton and cruise southward into the Mediterranean to your first port of call, Casablanca, Morocco.
June 23–June 26: Casablanca, Morocco One of Morocco’s less-traditional cities, Casablanca is home to several nightclubs and fast-food chains. Visit the Hassan II mosque, perched high above the Atlantic Ocean, with a roof that slides open, glass floors that afford a bird's-eye view of the water, and lasers that beam from its minaret.
July 3¬–5: Antalya,Turkey Nicknamed the Turkish Riviera, this coastal city enchants visitors with beaches bordered by a mountain backdrop. Here you’ll see some beautiful examples of Ottoman and Roman architecture.
July 8–11: Istanbul, Turkey Known as the gateway between Asia and Europe, Istanbul is known for the hanging lanterns at its Grand Bazaar, as well as the Hagia Sophia, an Orthodox basilica turned mosque. It’s now a museum, and Fodor’s calls it “one of the greatest works of Byzantine architecture.”
July 14–17: Athens, Greece The well-preserved Parthenon has presided over this ancient citadel since 400 B.C. There's a very modern vibe to the Grecian capital, especially on Kolonaki Square, where contemporary brunch restaurants sit alongside high-end art galleries.
July 21–23: Livorno, Italy Tuscany’s coastal region is mostly unspoiled, with canals weaving below hillsides that are lush with pine trees. Take a food tour of the canals to sample some of the area's famous fresh seafood.
July 24–26: Civitavecchia, Italy This port city serves as an unofficial gateway to Rome.
July 29–31: Malta The Mediterranean archipelago is home to ancient temples, cathedrals, and postcard-perfect beaches. Of these, Gozo is a must-visit, with deep-red sands, snorkeling sites, and a towering ark that looks out onto the sea.
August 3–4: Marseille, France This is the second-largest city in France, known for its heady spice bazaars, port-side fish markets, and terra cotta architecture.
August 6–8: Barcelona, Spain The Catalan capital is marked by the architecture of Antoni Gaudí. His Parc Güell includes labyrinthine paths weaving through a vibrant artscape of brightly colored mosaics and palm trees. The unfinished Sagrada Familia cathedral is considered Gaudí’s tour de force, a towering art-nouveau masterpiece that was consecrated by the pope in 2010.
August 11–13: Cádiz, Spain This Andalucian town just northwest of the Straight of Gibraltar is one of southern Europe’s oldest. Visit the Old City’s Plaza de Mina, where many of the city’s inhabitants congregate after sunset.
August 14–16: Lisbon, Portugal Portugal's capital city is the spot to find traditional fadista singers and seaside cafés to sample fresh croissants, caramel flan, and the signature pastéis de Belém egg-tart pastry, which is made by following a carefully guarded 200-year-old recipe.
August 22: Debark in in Southampton.
Akron / Canton
Albany / Capital Region
Allentown / Reading
Billings / Bozeman
Cedar Rapids / Iowa City
Fort Myers / Cape Coral
Harrisburg / Lancaster
Kingston / Belleville
Kitchener - Waterloo
Midland / Odessa
Minneapolis / St Paul
Mobile / Baldwin County
Napa / Sonoma
New York City
Pensacola / Emerald Coast
Rio Grande Valley
Salt Lake City
Santa Cruz / Monterey
Savannah / Hilton Head
Shreveport / Bossier
Spokane / Coeur d'Alene
More Great Getaways
|Upscale Log Cabins amid Great Smoky Mountains|
|Niagara Falls Great Wolf Lodge Water Park Resort|
|Great Wolf Water Park near Kansas City|
|Riviera Maya, Mexico|
|All-Inclusive Beach Resort in Riviera Maya|
|Great Wolf Lodge Water Park Resort near Dallas|
|Isla Mujeres, Mexico|
|Yoga & Wellness Retreat next to Caribbean Beach|
|Charming B&B in Lancaster County|
|Great Wolf Water Park near Charlotte|
|Yosemite National Park|
|2-Night Cabin Stay near Yosemite National Park|
|✈ 4- or 7-Night All-Inclusive Dominican Vacation with Airfare|
|4-Night Stay at All-Inclusive Resort in Jamaica|
|Freeport, Grand Bahama|
|✈ 4 Nights at Beachside Resort in the Bahamas with Airfare|
|Cape May Court House, NJ|
|Family-Friendly Cabin & RV Resort near Cape May|
|Ireland and Scotland|
|8-Day Dublin & Edinburgh Vacation with Airfare|
|Cottages and RV Sites on Private Lake near Cape May|
|Riverside New Hampshire Inn in Restored Mill|
|B&B in the Woods near Yosemite|
|Riviera Maya, Mexico|
|Gourmet-Inclusive 4.5-Star Resort along Mexico Beach|
|Big Bear Lake, CA|
|Romantic B&B a Short Walk from Big Bear Lake|
|2-Night Stay at Historic Shenandoah Valley B&B|
|Punta Cana, Dominican Republic|
|✈ 6-Night All-Inclusive Dominican Trip & Airfare|
|SoCal B&B in Julian, CA|
|4-Star Suites at Golf & Spa Resort Amid Cascades|
|San Antonio, TX|
|Hotel Steps from San Antonio River Walk|
|Bass Lake, CA|
|Woodsy Retreat near Yosemite National Park|
|4-Star Texas Resort with Golf & Water Park|
|Manuel Antonio & Arenal Volcano|
|See Arenal Volcano on Costa Rica Trip with Air|
|Beachfront Villas on St. Lucia|
|Greater Orlando, FL|
|Family-Friendly Condos near Orlando Theme Parks|
|Top-Rated Seaside Jamaican Resort with Farm-to-Table Food|
|Great Wolf Water Park in Traverse City|
|All-Inclusive Beach Vacation with Scuba Diving|
|Horseshoe Bay, TX|
|Four Diamond Resort in Texas Hill Country|
|Desert Hot Springs, CA|
|California Spa Hotel Above Mineral Hot Springs|
|Boutique Hotel in California Wine Country|
|Adult Summer Camp in Berkshires|
|Port Aransas, TX|
|Island Condos in Texan Resort Town|
|Campground and Cottages on Chesapeake Bay Island|
|San Ignacio, Belize|
|All-Inclusive Jungle Cabanas near Mayan Ruin Sites|
|2-Night Wine Getaway at Beachfront California B&B|
|2-Night Stay at B&B on California's Central Coast|
|✈ 4-Star All-Inclusive Mexico Resort with Airfare|
|Athens, Santorini, and Mykonos|
|✈ Explore the Greek Islands on Trip with Airfare|
|Beijing and Shanghai|
|✈ Experience China's Top Cities with Airfare|
|Crested Butte, CO|
|Just-Renovated Inn in the Colorado Rockies|
|4-Star Costa Rican Resort in Lush Rainforest|
|North Myrtle Beach, SC|
|Beachside Resort in North Myrtle Beach|
|Charming Inn in Texas Hill Country|
|Cape May, NJ|
|Campsites and RV Resort near Downtown Cape May|
|Atlantic Beach, NC|
|Spacious Villas on North Carolina Coast|
|All-Inclusive Stay at Jamaican Beach Resort|
|Jacó, Costa Rica|
|Costa Rican Resort with Private Beach|
|Grand Lake, CO|
|2-Night Stay in Colorado Cabins near Lake|
|Los Osos, CA|
|Golf Resort on California Coast|
|✈ All-Inclusive Cancun Vacation with Airfare|
|Lakeside Indiana Resort with Aveda Spa|
|Des Moines, IA|
|Water-Park Fun at Family-Friendly Hotel|
|Secluded Cabins near Crater Lake National Park|
|Greece & Turkey|
|✈ 8-Day Athens & Istanbul Vacation with Airfare|
|2-Night Stay in Oregon Lakeside Cottages & Cabins|
|Pacific City, OR|
|2 Nights at Coastal Oregon Vacation Homes near Pelican Brewery|
|Rustic Lodge on Private Woodland Reserve|
|Sequoia National Park, CA|
|Lodge Tucked Away in Sequoia National Park|
|Three Rivers, CA|
|2-Night Cabin Stay in Sequoia National Park|
|Big Bear Lake, CA|
|Resort Steps from Big Bear Lake|
|Isla Mujeres, Mexico|
|Small Island Hotel Off the Coast of Mexico|
|Port Washington, WI|
|Wisconsin Hotel near Shores of Lake Michigan|
|Pacific City, OR|
|Modern Beachfront Cottages on Oregon Coast|
|Eau Claire, WI|
|Wisconsin Resort with Indoor Water Park|
|Orcas Island, WA|
|Rustic Lodge & Cottages on San Juan Islands|
Cash Back Details: Groupon Getaways
|=||3.0% Cash Back is Available when you see the cash back symbol.|
|(Using coupons without FatWallet's Cash Back symbol may void Cash Back)|
- Cash Back not available on orders using Groupon bucks or rewards.
- Cash Back not available on Charity/Promotional Deals, Epic Deals through Grouponicus, or Market Picks Getaway purchases.
- Cash Back not available on gift card purchases.
- Hotel Orders: first night Cash Back reported at booking, remainder after hotel stay is completed.