WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN • OCTOBER 11TH – 23RD, 2008
Three Onboard Recitals
with Awadagin Pratt
• Beethoven Piano Sonatas
• Variations and Fugues
• The Mystery Concert
90-minutes to 3.5-hours
• Golden-Age Film Music
• A European Pedigree
• Mozart: Genius In Every Department
• La Mer
• Birthplace of the Baroque: Italian Music in the 17th and 18th Centuries
• The Greek Way: Concert Music of Greece and the Adriatic Countries
• Ports of Call
Two Cocktail Receptions
One Afternoon High Tea
(& Champagne) with Awadagin Pratt and our two Speakers
Interview and Q & A
Optional Land-Based Excursions
Three Gala Evening Musicals:
• Messina or Monaco (TBD)
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BARCELONA, SPAIN — Saturday, October 11
Barcelona is a lively mix of Catalan tradition and modern style. On tree-shaded Las Ramblas, the city’s main thoroughfare, shop for exquisite Lladro ceramics; visit Gaudi’s Church of the Holy Family; marvel at the genius of Picasso. Sample shore excursion: Picasso & the Gothic Quarter; Barcelona on a Bike.
MONTE CARLO, MONACO — Monday, October 13
The luxe kingdom of Monaco is the essence of the Riviera: couture fashion, grand yachts, nightlife centered around its famed Casino. Sample shore excursions: A Taste of the Riviera; A Bird’s-eye View of the Côte d’Azur.
LIVORNO (FLORENCE), ITALY — Tuesday, October 14
Access to the best of Tuscany: Florence, with its magnificent art and architecture and elegant shopping; Pisa’s Leaning Tower; and ancient Lucca. Sample shore excursions: Tuscan Countryside & Wine Tasting; Florence & the Academia.
CIVITAVECCHIA (ROME) — Wednesday, October 15
Head straight for the many treasures of Rome and the Vatican: St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and more. Sample shore excursion: Highlights of Rome & Vatican City — A Private Visit to the Vatican.
MESSINA, SICILY — Thursday, October 16
Gateway to Taormina and its views of snowcapped Mt. Etna. The small museum here shows works by Caravaggio. Sample shore excursions: Taormina & the Greco-Roman Theater; A Drive to Mt. Etna.
NAVPLION, GREECE — Saturday, October 18
Tour Greece’s most prized ruins: the Ascelpion in Epidaurus, sanctuary of the god of healing; the Grand Palace at Mycenae, once King Agamemnon’s domain; Athens and its stupendous Acropolis. The four-mile-long Corinth Canal facilitates shipping between the Ionian sea and the Aegean, as it has for a hundred years.
KATAKOLON, GREECE — Sunday, October 19
Gateway to Olympus, site of the original Olympic Stadium and host to some games of the 2004 Olympiad. Sample shore excursion: Ancient Olympia & the Village.
CORFU, GREECE — Monday, October 20
Fortresses flank your entrance to this most beautiful of the Ionians. Lose yourself in the Venetian old town or head north for dramatic seascapes. Sample shore excursion: Achillion Palace & Private Villa.
DUBROVNIK, CROATIA — Tuesday, October 21
Magnificent medieval walls protect this World Heritage Site and former naval city-state. Inside are a beautiful 14th-century Franciscan monastery, the Sponza Palace and graceful stone palazzi. Sample shore excursion: Dubrovnik & Croatia’s Countryside.
VENICE, ITALY — Wednesday, October 22
St. Mark’s Square is Venice’s heart, with palatial arcades and charming cafés. Tour the exquisite Doges’ Palace, once home to the dukes of Venice. Ply the canals in a gondola; shop for exquisite Venetian glass; sip a bicerin at timeless Caffé Florian. Sample shore excursions: Gondola Serenade; Islands of Venice: Leisurely Venice; Murano, Burano & Tocello.
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Cruise prices vary from $2,049 for an Large (Better) Inside Stateroom to $6,699 for a Full Suite. (Cruise pricing is subject to change.) For those attending the conference, there is a $1,275 fee. Taxes are $116.61. There is a fuel supplement of $9 per person per day for the first and second guests and $4 per person per day for add'l guests in a stateroom. All prices and fees, which are per person, are detailed on the BOOK NOW page.
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