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Cruise Europe — Holland America style

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small bullet Three Onboard Recitals
with Awadagin Pratt

• Beethoven Piano Sonatas

• Variations and Fugues

• The Mystery Concert

small bullet Seven Seminars:
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

small bullet Two Cocktail Receptions

small bullet One Afternoon High Tea
(& Champagne) with Awadagin Pratt and our two Speakers

small bullet Interview and Q & A

small bullet Optional Land-Based Excursions
Three Gala Evening Musicals:

• Barcelona

• Venice

• Messina or Monaco (TBD)

Except for our three Gala Evenings, our program is offered when we're at sea. Our program is subject to change, though these web pages will be kept up to date.


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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.

»» Barcelona Excursion Details »»

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.

»» Monte Carlo Excursion Details »»

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.

»» Livorno Excursion Details »»

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.

»» Rome Excursion Details »»

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.

»» Messina Excursion Details »»

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.

»» Navplion Excursion Details »»

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.

»» Katakolon Excursion Details »»

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.

»» Corfu Excursion Details »»

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.

»» Dubrovnik Excursion Details »»

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.

»» Venice Excursion Details »»


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


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.

The classes offered are detailed on the PROGRAM 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.

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