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MacMania 7TM

SO. CARIBBEAN / PANAMA CANAL • NOVEMBER 3rd – 13th, 2007

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ALL ABOUT THE HOLLAND AMERICA
CRUISING EXPERIENCE

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HALF MOON CAY, BAHAMAS
Sunday, November 4

Holland America Line's pristine private island offers everything you need for a day of play in paradise: a two-mile crescent of perfect beach; an interior lagoon; private beachside cabanas with showers, misters, and butlers; watersports and activities, including a children's aqua park, nature hikes, and a personal watercraft course. In spite of HAL's use of 2% of this 1,700-acre island, it is so pristine and unspoiled that it has been designated a Wild Bird Reserve by the Bahamian National Trust.

»» Half Moon Cay Excursion Details »»

ORANJESTAD, ARUBA
Tuesday, November 6

A Dutch jewel with a tropical touch. In Oranjestad, Aruba's capital, explore the colorful floating market and Nassaustraat, brimming with quaint shops. Head for the beach where water sports abound: snorkeling, rides on glass bottom boats and submarines. Or venture into the countryside to see the haunts of the huge green parakeet, the unique rock gardens of Casi Bari, the curious divi divi tree, forever bending in the tradewind breezes.

»» Aruba Excursion Details »»

WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO
Wednesday, November 7

An isle of Dutch treats with the climate of coastal Venezuela? It's none other than Curacao, with Amsterdam-style gabled storybook houses in the Punda section, duty-free Delftware always on sale, and the famous Curacao orange-flavored liqueur that now also comes in blue (surely a sign of the times!).

»» Curaçao Excursion Details »»

PANAMA CANAL
Friday, November 9

Nearly every hard-won mile carved through the jungle here carries a story — of rivers dammed, gigantic lakes dug; of malaria, misery, and miraculous powers of will.

»» Panama Canal Details »»

PUERTO LIMÓN (SAN JOSÉ),
COSTA RICA
Saturday, November 10

From Costa Rica's Caribbean coast go in search of iridescent blue morpho butterflies, sloths, turtle nesting grounds and wise old shamans. Explore the capital city of San Jose, where museums beckon and markets burst with luscious local tastes — mangoes, bananas, pineapples, papayas. Sample shore excursions: Sloth Sanctuary & Canoe Adventure; The Tortuguero Canals; San José Town & Country; Nature Walk at the Shaman's Land; The Old Banana Route Jungle Train

»» Puerto Limón Excursion Details »»

MAC MANIA 7 PROGRAM

Forty hours of classes; 16 hours of access to The Ingenious Bar; three evening live "performances" with David Pogue, Robin Williams, and Sal Soghoian; and one cocktail party — over 60 hours of content in all! The classes offered include:

small bullet Introduction to Lightroom

small bullet Introduction to Aperture

small bullet iPhone: The Missing Manual

small bullet Maximizing iPhoto

small bullet Photoshop for Photographers

small bullet Integrating Photoshop with Aperture, Lightroom, or iPhoto

small bullet Which Is Best for You — Aperture, Lightroom, or iPhoto?

small bullet iDVD and iMovie

small bullet Apple's Latest and Greatest

small bullet The Ground Floor Guide to the Macintosh

small bullet Extreme Googling

small bullet Inside Mac OS X "Leopard"

small bullet Leopard Power User Tips

small bullet Introduction to iLife

small bullet Pushing iLife to the Limit

small bullet Amazingly Cool Utilities

small bullet Personal Podcasting Primer

MacMania Ingenious Bar:
The Near Genius IS IN!

Apple stores may own the rights to the name "Genius Bar," but at sea our own near geniuses will be ready to help you get up and running on Macintosh at the MacMania Ingenious Bar. Randal Schwartz, Apple Product Manager Sal Soghoian, Macworld VP & Senior Editor Jason Snell, and our other onboard luminaries will gather to offer informal one-on-one assistance — every afternoon we're at sea.

Our program is offered when we're at sea. This program is subject to change, though these web pages will be kept up to date.

PRICING & GENERAL INFO.

Cruise prices vary from $1,699 for an Inside Stateroom to $4,999 for a Full Suite, per person. (Cruise pricing is subject to change. InSight Cruises will generally match the cruise pricing offered at the Holland America website at the time of booking.) For those attending our PROGRAM, there is a $795 fee. Taxes are $230.01 per person. All prices and fees are detailed on the BOOK NOW page.

For a detailed listing of the cruise itinerary please review our ITINERARY page.

For questions, please don't hestitate in calling Neil Bauman at InSightCruises.com (650-787-5665) or emailing Neil.

SPEAKERS

Richard Dreyfuss  •  Janet Hill
David Pogue  •  Randal Schwartz
Jason Snell  •  Sal Soghoian
Derrick Story  •  Robin Williams

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

MACWORLD IS THE
CO-HOST/CO-PRODUCER

MAC MANIA 7 BROCHURES

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