The Trip

This coming autumn, when the days are still warm and welcoming and the crowds of summer have gone, we invite you to join Carleton College Professors Dana and Stephen Strand on a leisurely voyage from Rome to Lisbon aboard the 50-cabin, all-suite Corinthian. Cruising to Sicily and Sardinia and then on to the coast of Iberia, you will enjoy the unspoiled beauty of towns and villages tucked away from major cruise routes – in places like Porto Torres and the Catalan countryside around Tarragona. Call at sites well-known and justly famous – the magnificent Doric temple at Segesta in the hills above Trapani, for example, and the incomparable Alhambra in Granada, the very pinnacle of Islamic architecture. But what sets this voyage apart is the inclusion of lesser known, equally compelling sites like the Cistercian Monastery of Poblet outside Tarragona and the Roman city of Italica, birthplace of the Emperor Trajan, near Seville.

Faculty Leaders

Dana Strand is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of French and the Humanities at Carleton College, where she teaches courses on 20th and 21st-century French and Francophone literature, with a special emphasis on North Africa. The founding director of the European Studies concentration at Carleton, she also serves on the Middle Eastern Studies Initiative. Dana has led student programs to Paris, southwestern France, and Morocco.

Stephen Strand is the Raymond Plank Chair of Incentive Economics at Carleton College. He has recently taught courses in the Economics of the European Union, the Political Economy of the Turkish Republic, Turkey and the European Union, and a two-term course in Accounting and Management Science. Steve recently spent a fall term at Georgetown University’s McGhee Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies in Alanya, Turkey, as an Affiliate Visiting Professor. He has led student programs to Egypt, Turkey, and Morocco; to Paris; and to Cambridge University in England.

Abbreviated Itinerary

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 – USA
Thursday, October 15 – ROME, Italy | CIVITAVECCHIA | EMBARK
Friday, October 16 – TRAPANI, Sicily | SEGESTA
Saturday, October 17 – CAGLIARI, Sardinia | SU NURAXI | NORA or CAGLIARI
Sunday, October 18 – PORTO TORRES
Monday, October 19 – PALAMOS, Spain | EMPURIES | PALS
Tuesday, October 20 – TARRAGONA | POBLET
Wednesday, October 21 – AT SEA
Thursday, October 22 – MALAGA | GRANADA
Friday, October 23 – HUELVA | SEVILLE | ITALICA | HUELVA
Saturday, October 24 – LISBON, Portugal
Sunday, October 25 – LISBON | DISEMBARK | USA

Additional Information

To make a reservation please call 800-811-7244 or email Carleton College Alumni Adventures. There is also a reservation form within the Brochure PDF, available for download.

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Pricing Per Person

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Port taxes & charges: $600 per person.
Single Occupancy: Single supplement has been waived for this departure and solo travelers save $1,400.