Cruise from picture-perfect Venice along the stunning Dalmatian coast and through the Corinth Canal to Athens. Enjoy a custom-designed, seven-night itinerary aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship LE LYRIAL, featuring balconies in most of its ocean-view Suites and Staterooms. Visit five countries and six UNESCO World Heritage sites, exploring the influence of the Roman, Greek, Byzantine, Venetian and Slavic civilizations on this comprehensive program including ports inaccessible to larger vessels, such as Hvar, Korcula and the Bay of Kotor. In Croatia, tour Split's Roman Diocletian's Palace and Dubrovnik's beautifully restored, 15th-century walled city; Kotor's medieval fortifications and architecture in Montenegro; the remarkable archaeological site of Butrint, Albania; and, in Greece, Corfu's Old Town, rooted in the eighth century B.C., and the sacred ancient Greek site of Delphi. To further enhance your cruise, enjoy an exclusive COASTAL LIFE(r) FORUM with local residents and a folk music performance.
Day 1: Depart US for Venice, Italy
Day 2: Venice / Embark MS Le Lyrial
Day 3: Split, Croatia
Day 4: Hvar / Korcula
Day 5: Dubrovnik
Day 6: Kotor, Montenegro
Day 7: Sarande, Albania for Butrint / Corfu, Greece
Day 8: Itea for Delphi / Cruise Corinth Canal
Day 9: Athens, Greece / Disembark / Return to US
Optional two night pre-cruise: Venice, Italy
Optional two night post-cruise: Athens, Greece
**Itinerary and pricing subject to change up until date of brochure publication**
Dr. Lasky is a Senior Technologist at Indium Corporation, as well as a Professor of Engineering and the Director of the Cook Engineering Design Center at Dartmouth College. He has more than thirty years of experience in electronics and optoelectronics packaging at IBM, Universal Instruments, and Cookson Electronics.
Dr. Lasky has authored six books, and contributed to nine more, on science, electronics, and optoelectronics. He has also authored numerous technical papers. Additionally, he has served as an adjunct professor at several colleges, teaching more than 20 different courses on topics ranging from electronics packaging, materials science, physics, mechanical engineering and science, and religion.
Dr. Lasky holds numerous patent disclosures and is the developer of several SMT processing software products relating to cost estimating, line balancing, and process optimization. He is the co-creator of engineering certification exams that set standards in the electronics assembly industry worldwide. Dr. Lasky was awarded the Surface Mount Technology Association's Founder's Award in 2003.
Dr. Lasky holds four degrees, including a Ph.D. from Cornell University in materials science, and is a licensed professional engineer. He lives with his wife in Massachusetts.