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Senior Center Trips
The Marion Senior Center has a very active schedule of trips each year, including both day-trips and extended tours.
Senior Center trips are listed in the newsletter and are open to members first. After members have been given the opportunity to register, the trips are then opened to anyone interested.
For more information regarding our travel program, contact the Marion Senior Center at 740.387.6100
Eastern Caribbean Cruise Aboard Carnival’s “Miracle” Cruise Line
October 28th – November 6th, 2012
Join us on this 8 day Carnival cruise to the Eastern Caribbean and see some of the most beautiful tropical islands in the world. From the charm of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, to the delightful mix of French and Dutch cultures in St. Maarten, Eastern Caribbean Cruises give you it all. And don't forget the world-class sunning, Caribbean scuba diving and duty-free shopping of St. Thomas. No one knows the Eastern Caribbean like Carnival. We'd love to show it to you, and an Eastern Caribbean Cruise is the best way to see it.
Your Vacation Includes:
*Round trip transportation aboard a deluxe motorcoach
*Guided city tour of New York City
*Pre-cruise hotel stay in New York City with Breakfast included
*Eight night cruise on board Carnival’s “Miracle”
*All entertainment and meals on board the ship
*All port and government taxes
PORTS OF CALL:
San Juan, Puerto Rico:
Historic San Juan, once nothing more than cobblestone streets and the distinctive architecture of the Spanish, who founded it, is now a modern world capital. Among the peaceful shaded courtyards and commanding colonial fortresses of El Morro and San Cristobal, you'll find a cosmopolitan city of wide boulevards, lively cafes, highly regarded galleries and designer boutiques. This is where the old world meets the new — and you can enjoy them both.
St. Thomas, USVI:
Pirates once roamed the alleys of this beautiful island, which is today besieged by a treasure trove of shopping options. But there's more to this shopper's Shangri-La than an international grab-bag of perfume and electronics. This U.S. Virgin Island also claims not only one of the world's most beautiful beaches - the heart-shaped Magens Bay - but a world-renowned golf course and simply spectacular nightlife. You can don a snorkel to explore coral reefs bright as a wildflower meadow, or take in the amazing views on a soaring aerial tram ride to Paradise Point. You'd be surprised at just how much of the above fits into just 32 square miles!
Grand Turk is the largest of the Turks Islands, named after an indigenous cactus that actually looks like it's wearing a Turkish fez. With a population of less than 4,000, the island has plenty of room to relax, swim, dive or fish, and just the weather for doing it; the average temperature ranges from 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit and there are around 350 days of sunshine per year.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Cost per Person: Inside Cabin: $1,260.00. Balcony: $1,530.00 a $25.00 deposit is required at sign up, $300.00 is due by May 1st with remaining balance due by August 1st. **Passports are required for this trip**
Day Trip To Amish Country
We will be taking a day trip to Eastern Ohio via "Bob & His Bus". The trip will depart from the Senior Center at 7:30 am on Tuesday, September 18th. Our first stop will be Warther Museum in Dover, OH, where you'll tour the museum toview the lifetime work ofMooney Warther, the "World's Masrter Carver".His carvings have been appraised by the Smithsonian as "Priceless works of art".
From there you will travel to the hills of Amish country to visit the Breitenbach Winery, where you'll enjoy lunch in the cafe (included in the cost of trip), a winery tour, and an opportunity to sample their award-winning wines. They also have an Amish Country store on premises, with merchandise ranging from meat and cheeses to cookware.
The third stop will be the P. Graham Dunn Factory in Dalton, OH, where you will receive a tour of the 140,000 square foot manufacturing facility. P. Graham Dunn manufactures inspirational art, gifts and home decor. After the tour you will have ample time to shop in the Factory Store, including the personalized lazer engraving center, where you have the opportunity to personalize hundreds of gift items.
The last stop will be Das Dutch Kitchen in Dalton, OH, where you'll enjoy an "All-You-Can-Eat" Dinner Buffet, complete with salad bar and featuring roast pork and broasted chicken (included in the cost of trip).
Cost of the trip is $75. Trip is limited to 24 participants. Members may sign up for this trip on Friday, August 31 at 8:00 am by calling 387-6100 or by coming to the Activity Coordinator's office at the Senior Center at that time.