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THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
A D R I AT I C O D Y S S E Y
Venice to Valletta Aboard Sea Cloud
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THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
Dear Members and Friends of The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
The Adriatic coast, with its dramatic cliffs and azure waters, has inspired poets from Virgil to
Ezra Pound. Sail in October aboard the elegant Sea Cloud, to discover historic towns that were once
centers of the Greco-Roman, Byzantine, and Renaissance worlds.
We are delighted that Stephan Wolohojian, Curator in the Department of European Paintings,
will be accompanying us.
Built in 1931 for heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, the four-masted sailing yacht Sea Cloud
has hosted royalty, served her country during World War II, and sailed the world. Experience the thrill
of traveling aboard this legendary ship in an ambiance of relaxed elegance and the congenial company
of members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Yale Alumni Association.
An optional prelude in Venice and an optional postlude in Malta are offered. This exceptional
voyage has proved so popular in years past that we are offering it again.
We hope you will join us on this memorable discovery of the Adriatic.
Sincerely,
TRAVELING WITH YOU
STEPHAN WOLOHOJIAN
is Curator in the Department
of European Paintings at
The Metropolitan Museum
of Art. Before joining the
Met staff in early 2015, he
was Head of the Division of
European and American Art
and the Landon and Lavinia
Clay Curator of Paintings at the Harvard Art
Museums, where he also taught. He has worked on
a wide scope of projects ranging from Neapolitan
and Venetian painting to 19th-century art. He has
traveled and lectured widely with museum and
academic groups.
Nina McN. Diefenbach
Vice President for
Institutional Advancement
TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS
A day in Syracuse, to tour its ancient Greek
and Roman theaters, marvel at a Caravaggio
painting, and enjoy an exclusive visit to a
private palazzo
Exotic Montenegro, home to medieval
monuments and the scenic Bay of Kotor
Ancient manuscripts and exquisite
architecture in Dubrovnik, which
George Bernard Shaw called “paradise
on Earth”
The stunning Byzantine mosaics of Ravenna,
capital of the Western Roman Empire
in the fifth century
Lecce, a gem of a town in Italy’s heel that is
famed for its dazzling Baroque churches
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A D R I AT I C O D Y S S E Y
Venice to Valletta Aboard Sea Cloud
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Venice
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RAVENNA, ITALY
CROATIA
Sunday, October 16
Gulf
of
Venice
Ravenna
Ravenna, capital of the Western Roman Empire from 402
to 476 A.D., is home to some of the most stunning mosaics
in the world. Today’s visits include the Mausoleum of Galla
Placidia and Theodoric’s two great churches—San Vitale
and Sant’Apollinaire Nuovo—with their extraordinary
mosaic processions of virgins and martyrs following the
Magi. Return to the ship in time for a late lunch and
the first lecture of our journey. This evening attend the
captain’s welcome reception and dinner.
Ancona
ITALY
Dubrovnik
Adriatic
Sea
Kotor
Brindisi
Tyrrhenian Sea
SICILY
Syracuse
Mediterranean
Sea
Malta
NEW YORK
Friday, October 14
VENICE, ITALY
Photo by Jeremy Thorpe
Depart New York on an overnight flight to Venice.
SEA CLOUD
Saturday, October 15
Photo by Patrizia Zanetti
Arrive this morning in Venice. Following lunch at Hotel
Europa & Regina, overlooking the Grand Canal, enjoy
a sightseeing cruise through the canals, concluding at
the elegant Sea Cloud. Gather on deck for a glass of
champagne as we sail past the Doge’s Palace and the
Church of San Giorgio Maggiore.
Urbino
Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna
ANCONA, ITALY
Monday , October 1 7
From Ancona, you may choose to explore the medieval
walled city of Urbino, nestled on a picturesque hillside, and
visit the Ducal Palace, which houses the National Gallery
of the Marche, one of the most important collections of
Renaissance art in the world. Alternatively, visit Villa
Imperiale, an important Renaissance villa and garden
located a few miles from Pesaro in the park of Colle San
Bartolo. Return to Sea Cloud for lunch and afternoon
lectures as we depart Italy.
ADRIATIC ODYSSEY
BRINDISI, ITALY
Thursday, October 20
Step ashore in the port of Brindisi. Drive past ancient
olive groves en route to Lecce, a Baroque city filled with
exuberantly ornamented churches, palaces, and houses
carved from the honey-colored local stone. Often used
for period movies, Lecce resembles an opera set. See the
restored 16th-century cathedral and adjoining archbishop’s
palace, seminary, and Church of Santa Croce.
AT SEA
Friday, October 21
Experience the thrill of sailing during a relaxed day at sea.
As Sea Cloud cruises the southern Italian coast, watch as the
crew practices the art of trimming the sails by hand, or perhaps
settle into a comfortable deck chair with a favorite book.
SYRACUSE (SICILY), ITALY
Photo by Michele Ursino
Saturday, October 22
Piazza Duomo, Syracuse
DUBROVNIK, CROATIA
Tuesday, October 18
After a morning lecture and lunch on board, arrive in
the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik. Discover the
influence of the Venetian architects in the medieval city’s main
artery, Placa. View ancient manuscripts at the Franciscan
Library, as well as the paintings in the Dominican and
Franciscan Monasteries and the Rector’s Palace. Return to
Sea Cloud for tea and an onboard performance by a folkloric
a cappella choir.
This morning explore Syracuse, one of the most important
cities in antiquity. Discover the ancient Greek and Roman
theaters in the Archaeological Zone and see the cathedral in
the Old Town, built upon the ruins of the Temple of Athena.
View Caravaggio’s Burial of St. Lucy, housed in the Church
of Santa Lucia alla Badia on the Piazza Duomo. Alternatively,
visit Il Biviere, an extraordinary Mediterranean garden that
was created by Principessa Maria Carla Borghese. We are
then invited for a private visit to the Palazzo Beneventano del
Bosco. Toast a memorable voyage at the Captain’s farewell
dinner tonight.
KOTOR, MONTENEGRO
Wednesday, October 19
Montenegro, for centuries a nest of brigands where Lord
Byron was once kidnapped, today is both peaceful and scenic.
Spend the afternoon in Kotor, still girded by its original
walls. The city’s monuments date back to the Middle Ages
and Renaissance, and its Romanesque churches are perfect
examples of that simple but majestic style. Alternatively, you
may wish to join an excursion to Our Lady of the Rocks
Church with its 17th-century frescoes, located on an island
off the coast of Perast. Return to Sea Cloud for dinner as we
sail out of the Gulf of Kotor.
VENICE
TO
Sea Cloud
VALLETTA, MALTA
NEW YORK
Sunday, October 23
Disembark in Valletta for the return flights home or continue
on the optional postlude.
VALLETTA ABOARD SEA CLOUD
SEA CLOUD
DECK PLAN
C A P TA I N ’S AN D L I D O DEC K
BRIDGE
36 34 32 30
LIDO DECK
SPANKER
DECK
37 35 33 31
P RO M E N AD E D E CK
28
24 22 20 18
29
25 23 21 19
16
17
14
PURSER
15
DINING ROOM
M A I N D E CK
10 8
6
9 7
5
4
2
3
1
Owner’s Suite (top) and Promenade Deck (bottom).
CRUISE RATES
(Per Person, Double Occupancy)
Cabins
Decks
Rates
Cabins 14 to 17
Promenade Deck
$7,995
Upper and lower twin bed, shower.
Cabins 28 to 29
Promenade Deck
$9,995
Twin beds, shower.
Cabins 18 to 25
Promenade Deck $10,995
Twin beds, shower.
Cabins 32 to 37
Lido Deck
$11,995
Twin beds, shower.
Cabins 6, 30 & 31
Main & Lido Decks $13,995
Queen-size bed, shower.
Cabins 3 to 5 & 7 to 10
Main Deck
$15,995
Queen-size or twin bed(s), marble fireplace, and bath.
Cabins 1 & 2
Main Deck
$17,995
Original Owner’s Suites. King-size bed, marble fireplace, and bath.
RATES INCLUDE
Eight nights cabin accommodations aboard Sea Cloud
All meals during the cruise; a complimentary open bar
will be available throughout the cruise, in addition to soft
drinks, water, and coffee / tea
Enrichment program of lectures and special events
Escorted sightseeing by private motor coach and entrance
fees for included visits
Airport / pier / airport group transfers and porterage
Taxes and service, all gratuities aboard and ashore
NOT INCLUDED IN RATES International airfare; passport fees; personal
items and expenses; airport transfers for those not on suggested group flights;
baggage in excess of one suitcase; optional prelude and optional postlude; trip
insurance; any other items not specifically mentioned as included.
Single cabin rates will be calculated at a supplement
ranging from 30 to 100 percent of the cruise rate.
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
Adriatic Odyssey: Venice to Valletta Aboard Sea Cloud
O c t obe r 14 t o 23, 20 1 6
RESERVATION APPLICATION
To reserve a place, please return this form along with your deposit of $2,500 per
person (of which $350 is non-refundable for administrative fees) payable to
Academic Arrangements Abroad, 1040 Avenue of the Americas, 23rd Floor, New
York, NY 10018-3721.
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single supplement $295).
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OPTIONAL VENICE PRELUDE
October 12 to 15, 2016
During a two-night stay in Venice, discover the Doge’s
Palace—richly adorned with artistic masterpieces by Titian,
Veronese, and Tintoretto—and marvel at the glittering mosaics
of St. Mark’s Basilica during a specially arranged private tour.
Visit the jewel-like early Renaissance church of Santa Maria
dei Miracoli, sheathed inside and out with the finest marbles
and porphyry. The treasures of the Accademia and dinner at a
private palazzo are also highlights. Accommodations are at the
deluxe Hotel Europa & Regina, located on the Grand Canal
near St. Mark’s Square.
PRELUDE RATE $2,250 per person. Single supplement $450. Includes two
nights at the Hotel Europa & Regina; breakfast daily, one lunch, one dinner, and
one reception; sightseeing as noted.
Grand Canal, Venice
OPTIONAL MALTA POSTLUDE
October 23 to 25, 2016
Spend two nights in Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage
Site, and visit the medieval walled city of Mdina, Malta’s
old capital. In quaint Rabat, explore St. Paul’s Catacombs,
the earliest archaeological evidence of Christianity in Malta,
and see the Domus Romana, a first-century B.C. Roman
house with exquisite mosaics. Discover the Neolithic Temple
of Hagar Qim, one of the oldest freestanding temples in
the world. At St. John’s Co-Cathedral, view Caravaggio’s
masterpiece The Beheading of St. John the Baptist, and see
tapestries and armor at the Palace of the Grand Masters. A
highlight will be a private reception in a 16th-century palazzo.
Accommodations are at the landmark Phoenicia Hotel in
Valletta’s historic center.
POSTLUDE RATE $1,395 per person. Single supplement $295. Includes two
nights at the Phoenicia Hotel; breakfast daily, one lunch, and one dinner; sightseeing
as noted.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
AIRFARE Academic Arrangements Abroad (AAA) will be pleased to assist with
air travel arrangements for this program, including specially negotiated group
airfare when available, suggested group flights, or your own individual requests,
for a processing fee of $40 per person. Complete details will be provided in your
confirmation mailing.
PAYMENT SCHEDULE A deposit of $2,500 per person, payable to Academic
Arrangements Abroad, of which $350 is non-refundable for administrative fees, is
required with the reservation application. Final payment, by check or wire transfer,
must be received 120 days prior to departure.
HEALTH All participants must be in good health. This program involves extensive
walking over uneven surfaces and climbing stairs at monuments and other locations
not handicapped accessible, and climbing in and out of various conveyances
including tenders. Any condition that may require assistance or special medical
attention must be reported at the time of your reservation. Please note: Sea Cloud
does not have an elevator.
PHOTOGRAPHY Photographs or, in some cases, videotapes of participants of
Travel with the Met trips may be used for educational and promotional purposes
by The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
INSURANCE TRIP CANCELLATION / EMERGENCY MEDICAL EVACUATION / BAGGAGE /
A CCIDENT A ND S ICKNESS I NSURANCE I S S TRONGLY R ECOMMENDED. C ANCELLATION
P ENALTIES A RE S TRICTLY E NFORCED. AAA will send an insurance application upon
receipt of deposit, although you may select an alternative insurer of your choice.
CHANGES IN ITINERARY & COSTS The itinerary is subject to change at the
discretion of The Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) and AAA. All prices quoted
are based on prevailing fuel prices, airfares, and currency exchange rates in effect as
of the time of brochure printing and are subject to change without notice. Deviations
from the scheduled itinerary are at the expense of the individual.
RESPONSIBILITY CLAUSE The participation of the Met is limited to educational
sponsorship of the program described in this brochure (The Program). AAA acts only
as an agent for the participant with respect to transportation, accommodations, and
all other services, relating to The Program. AAA, the Met and/or their agents assume
no responsibility or liability for any act, error, or omission, or for any injury, loss,
accident, delay, or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of any defect in
any aircraft, ship, train, bus, or other carrier, or through neglect or default of any
subcontractor or other third party, which may be used wholly or in part in the performance
of their duty to the participants of The Program. The passage ticket issued by the
carrier is the sole contract between the participant and the carrier. Nor will AAA or
the Met and/or their agents be responsible for loss, injury, damages, or expenses to
persons or property, due to illness, weather, strikes, local laws, hostilities, wars,
terrorist acts, acts of nature, or other such causes in connection with The Program or
anything beyond their reasonable control. AAA is not responsible for transportation
or other program delays and changes, nor additional expenses or loss of time that may
be incurred. In the event it becomes necessary or advisable for the comfort or wellbeing of the participants, or for any reason whatsoever, to alter the itinerary at any
time, without notice to the participants, such alterations will be made without penalty
to AAA or the Met. Additional expenses, if any, shall be borne by the participants.
Baggage and personal effects are the sole responsibility of the participant at all times.
AAA and the Met reserve the right to accept or decline any person as a participant at
any time, or to require any participant to withdraw from The Program at their own
expense when such an action is determined by AAA or the Met to be in the best interest
of the participant’s health and safety, or the general welfare of the other participants.
CANCELLATION POLICY
AAA must strictly adhere to its cancellation
policy to offset costs incurred prior to the commencement of The Program,
which may include but are not limited to: advance payments to land operators;
ship charters; communication expenses; development/promotional expenses,
and the loss of time that might have permitted resale of reserved space. All
cancellations must be made in writing to the offices of AAA and are subject to
a $350 non-refundable administrative fee. All refunds are limited to amounts
actually received by AAA and are the sole responsibility of AAA; the Met shall have no
liability for refunds. At the time AAA receives written notification of cancellation, the
following cancellation charges will apply: cancellations received between 120 to 91
days prior to departure, 20 percent of the program cost per person; those received
between 90 and 61 days prior to departure, 50 percent of the program cost per
person; no refunds will be given for cancellations received within 60 days of
departure. No refunds are given for cancellation on or after the day of departure,
or for unused portions of the tour, for any reason. Air cancellation charges, if any,
will be assessed in accordance with airline regulations. All group fare tickets must
be issued no less than 30 days prior to departure. NOTE: Neither AAA nor the Met
shall be liable for any airline cancellation penalties incurred by the purchase of a nonrefundable ticket. In the case of a cancellation due to shortage of participants, AAA
will attempt to notify all participants at least 45 days prior to departure. However,
AAA reserves the right to cancel The Program prior to departure for any reason and, in
such case, reimbursement of refundable costs of the trip by AAA shall constitute full
settlement with the participant. In the unlikely event that a dispute arises between a
participant and AAA or the Met, the following conditions will apply: (a) the dispute
will be settled by binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration
Association in New York, NY; (b) the dispute will be governed by New York Law;
(c) the maximum amount of recovery to which a participant shall be entitled under
any and all circumstances will be the sum of all monies actually received from
the participant by AAA. The participant agrees that this is a fair and reasonable
limitation on the damages, of any sort whatsoever, that a participant may suffer.
Upon payment of the deposit to AAA, the participant agrees to be bound by the
above terms and conditions.
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On the front and back covers: Venice, from the Porch of Madonna della Salute by Joseph Mallord William
Turner. British, 1835. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Cornelius Vanderbilt,
1899 (99.31). On the back cover: Dubrovnik. Photo by Michael Cavén (bottom).
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Venice to Valletta Aboard Sea Cloud
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