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 M.S. LE LYRIAL, launched in 2015 and 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 featuring ports inaccessible to larger vessels, including 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 ancient Greek site of Delphi.
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: Piraeus, Greece / Disembark / Athens / 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**
Michael Mastanduno is the Nelson A. Rockefeller Professor of Government and, from 2010 through 2017, was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Dartmouth. His areas of research and teaching specialization include international relations, U.S. foreign policy, and the politics of the world economy. His current research concerns the rise of China and its implications for international economics and security. His articles have appeared in many journals including "World Politics, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly", and "International Security". He is author or editor of numerous books including "Economic Containment, International Relations Theory and the Asia-Pacific, Unipolar Politics, U.S. Hegemony and International Organizations", and "International Relations Theory and the Consequences of Unipolarity". Professor Mastanduno lectures frequently in Europe and Asia and has been a guest faculty member at the University of Tokyo, the Graduate School of Economics and International Relations at Milan, and the Geneva Center for Security Policy. During 2017-18 he will be the inaugural Susan Strange Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. He has been awarded fellowships from the Brookings Institution, the Salzburg Seminar, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the East-West Center. He served during sabbatical from Dartmouth as an assistant in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Phi Beta Kappa. Mastanduno served as Director of Dartmouth's John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, and is the recipient of Dartmouth's Distinguished Teaching Award and the Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarly Achievement. During our trip he will lecture on ancient conflicts in Greece and modern conflicts in the Balkans.