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 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 Professor of Engineering and the Director of the Cook Engineering Design Center at Dartmouth College. The author of six books and a contributor to nine more, Dr. Lasky has served as an adjunct professor at several colleges, teaching more than 20 different courses on topics ranging from materials science to religion. He teaches the popular “Materials: The Substance of Civilization” introductory engineering course and directs Thayer’s ENGS 89/90 applied engineering course, where teams of students solve real-world problems submitted by industry partners by applying engineering principles. Dr. Lasky holds numerous patent disclosures and is the developer of various optimization-focused software products. He is the co-creator of engineering certification exams that set standards in the electronics assembly industry worldwide. He holds four degrees, including a Ph.D. from Cornell University in materials science, and is a licensed professional engineer. He lives with his wife Karen in Woodstock, VT. His lectures on this trip will discuss the influence of engineer methods and materials (stone, iron, bronze etc.) on the development of the world’s great civilizations.