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Thursday, July 20, 2006

In the footsteps of the Caesars you will spend your time in the Eternal City. From the Roman Forum, it's a short walk to the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine and Palatine Hill. Across the Tiber River, the Sovereign State of the Vatican holds the key to the Sistine Chapel and Bernini's awesome colonnade.

»» Civitavecchia/Rome
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Friday, July 21, 2006

Nothing more than a tiny Principality, Monaco steals much more of the international limelight than its size decently permits. But it's the Grand Casino, of course, where you must peer into the enchanting Salon Rose to see its naked nymph-clad ceiling. It's also the palace and the cathedral, the Rock of Monaco and the harbor, packed to the gills with million-dollar motor yachts — and those are just the modest ones.

»» Monte Carlo, Monaco
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Saturday, July 22, 2006

Timeless treasures are around every corner in Florence, an hour's drive from Livorno-the Duomo that represents Brunelleschi's pinnacle of achievement, Giotto's bell tower, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi Gallery, and the Ponte Vecchio. Closer yet, in Pisa see the Tower, still standing, if crookedly, after 650 years.

»» Florence/Pisa Shore Excursion Details »»

Monday, July 24, 2006

Whatever your opinion about form over function, you'll have to admit that Gaudi made an impression on Barcelona with his modernist architecture. Do you love it or hate it? While you're here, stroll the Ramblas shopping avenue and visit the Gothic Quarter, or stop at a Benedictine monastery, and contemplate the bizarre works of Picasso at a museum dedicated only to him.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Floating gemlike off Spain's Mediterranean Riviera, these islands offer you pearls, pottery and perfectly sublime sandy beaches. Visit Valldemosa, where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent a romantic winter in 1838.

»» Palma de Mallorca Excursion Details »»

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Stroll Tunis' spirited medina where close-packed souks offer silver, perfumes, spices, carpets and other treasures at fire sale prices. Sharpen your haggling skills here — it's anticipated! At the edge of the Sahara, the Phoenician city at Carthage now lies in windswept ruins, but once was the glorious rival of Rome.

»» Carthage/Tunis Excursion Details »»

Friday, July 28, 2006

Territory of the legendary Godfather, Sicily has hosted many film crews, and Palermo in particular is home to the Opera House where Al Pacino's character met his Waterloo in the Godfather III. Also in Palermo are a Spanish church with a Moorish cloister and a cathedral whose electic facade speaks volumes about all those who came, saw and conquered. Enjoy it all as you would the caponata — sweet and tangy and, not surprisingly, delicious

»» Palermo, Sicily Excursion Details »»

Saturday, July 29, 2006

School children everywhere know the story of Pompeii and the eruption of Mt Vesuvius that destroyed it. In real life, Pompeii is even more impressive, as meticulous excavation has bared the soul of a city frozen in time since AD 79. For a breath of fresh air, sail across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri or visit the ostentatious boutiques of Sorrento

»» Capri/Naples Excursion Details »»

Sunday, July 30, 2006


Cruise prices vary from $1,799 for an Inside Stateroom to $5,849 for a Full Suite, per person. For those attending the conference, there is a $795 fee. Taxes are $314.61 per person. All prices and fees are detailed on the HOW TO BOOK page.

The classes offered are detailed on the SEMINARS page. Classes are only offered when we're at sea. For a detailed listing of the cruise itinerary, along with the class times, please review our ITINERARY page.

For questions, please don't hestitate in calling 650-327-3692 or emailing


Speaker: Jack Davis (full day)

Part 1: Light, Camera, Action
Sunday the 23rd, 8:30am – Noon

Light is the primary subject of all of our photographs. In this illuminating, 3.5-hour session we’ll discuss the properties of light (and how it relates to space, depth, and focus) and how to use an understanding of light plus the various camera controls and features to produce quality photographs from the subtle to the dynamic.

Part 2: Crafting Better Photographs Sunday the 23rd, 1:30pm – 5pm

How do you put a little bit of soul into your pictures? Having control of your equipment is necessary, but only the first step. In Part 2 of this Workshop we will discuss how to move beyond technically well-executed documentation photography to exciting images that allow us to share, in an artful and memorable way, the experience of the moment we chose to record.

Essential Photo Optimizing &
Adjusting — Getting it Right
Speaker: Jack Davis
July 26 — Morning (half day)

Everything Jack teaches focuses on going beyond what was captured, to what was experienced — with an emphasis on quality, flexibility and speed, using often overlooked, but extremely elegant features of Photoshop that promise to make a huge difference in your ability to consistently achieve the “Wow Factor.”

Photo Retouching and Repairing Techniques — Making it Perfect
Speaker: Jack Davis
July 26 — Afternoon (half day)

The reason to pursue the “Flawless Photo” is to let the concept, the communication, the experience of your image take center stage — without distracting imperfections. This session will cover the fastest, most flexible ways to achieve this often-sought goal.


Jack Davis, has been on a quite a few Geek Cruises. These photos were taken by Jack this past July on our Baltic Blast adventure. And here's something clipped from a Geek Cruiser's Testimonial: "Jack Davis ... spectacular and exuded energy to all of us attending."

Bill Durrence, has been on two Geek Cruises. Says one attendee: "I can't tell you how favorably impressed I was by the professionalism and commitment to teaching a great class that Bill Durrence displayed." Bill will be leading our Field Trips and running an informal Q&A most evenings.

Speakers have confirmed their intent to participate; however, scheduling conflicts may arise.


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