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					Sacred Places
            of the
  A Voyage Aboard the All-Suite
  Small Cruise Ship Corinthian II

         June 5 - 14, 2012

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                The Cal Discoveries Travel Difference
Our goal is to provide the University of California, Berkeley community with            Onboard Enrichment Program
an exciting combination of discovery, learning, and adventure in educationally          This journey from Greece to Sicily visits some
oriented travel.                                                                        of the most important centers of art, culture,
                                                                                        and religion in the Mediterranean world, places
Cal Discoveries Travel offers travelers value with thoughtfully crafted excursions      steeped in history—ancient, medieval, and
to experience new places, interesting people, and fascinating insights.                 modern. The group of scholars and teachers
When you travel with Cal Discoveries Travel, you can be assured that we                 noted below will share with you their wide
understand your desire for a strong educational component, a carefully                  experience and expertise on topics ranging from
selected destination, and a Cal connection on every trip.                               the Greek and Roman civilizations that once
                                                                                        dominated these shores to the legacy of those
        Benefits of Traveling with Cal Discoveries Travel                               civilizations in the wider Western world.
• xperience“lifelonglearning”withworld-renownedCalfacultyand/orlocalexperts
                                                                                        Study Leaders
• eceiveoutstandingcustomerservicefromCalDiscoveriesTravelstaffwith
 more than 35 years’ expertise                                                          Dr. ElizaBETH BarTman, lecturer for the
                                                                                        Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), is
• eetnewfriendsandold,andfindinteresting,inquisitivetravelcompanions        President of the AIA. She was trained as a classicist
 who have Cal in common                                                                 at Brown University (B.A.) and received her
                               Tour Highlights                                          graduate degrees (M.A. and Ph.D.) in art and
                                                                                        archaeology from Columbia University. Having
• ook early to take advantage of the incredible savings offered!                       taught at various institutions including Johns
• romAthenstoSouthernItaly,NorthAfrica,Malta,andSicily,seeGreek,
 F                                                                                      Hopkins, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton,
 Roman,andmedievalsitesthattellthestoryoftheebbandflowofgreat            and Columbia, Dr. Bartman works today as an
 empires and religions against a backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty.               independent scholar specializing in Greek and
                                                                                        Roman art and archaeology. She has excavated at
• iscoverthe2,500yearsofhistoryrepresentedintheruinsofButrint,Albania.
                                                                                        Carthage with the University of Michigan and at
• eethe16th-centurycastlebuiltoveranancientacropolisatLipari.
 S                                                                                      the Athenian Agora with the American School
• arvelatthefamouslywell-preservedGreektemplesatPaestum.
 M                                                                                      of Classical Studies at Athens, and has published
                                                                                        several books and numerous articles on her area of
• alkamongstthemonumentsofCarthagejustoutsideTunis.
                                                                                        special interest, Roman sculpture.
• xperiencecharmingValletta,itshistoryandcharacterinfusedwiththe
 spiritoftheKnightsofMalta.                                                       marTin BranDwEin is a New York City
                                                                                        architect specializing in traditional design. His
• njoyaneducationalprogramoflecturesanddiscussionsbyonboard
                                                                                        firm’s restoration of a Greek Revival townhouse
                                                                                        received the Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award
                                                                                        from the New York Landmarks Conservancy in
                                                                                        1997. For over twenty years, Mr. Brandwein has
• akepartinashipboardworkshoponwatercolor,anearlierformofcapturing        taught drawing classes in classical architecture at
 the experience of travel, led by renowned watercolorist Janet Walsh.                   the National Academy of Design, The Institute of
• ruiseaboardthe114-guestyachtCorinthian II,withallexterior-facing
 C                                                                                      Classical Architecture and Art, Historic Windsor’s
 suites, comfortable lounges, and broad decks perfect for relaxing.                     Preservation Institute, and the University of Miami
                                                                                        School of Architecture. In addition, he has lectured
For further information, please visit or             throughout the country at conferences on the Greek
call Cal Discoveries Travel at 510.642.3717 or toll free at 888.225.2586.               and Roman classical orders of architecture. He is a
Email:                                               Fellow of the ICAA and a graduate of the University
                                                                                        of Virginia School of Architecture.
programs and services that support students, alumni, and the University.                JanET walsH, President Emerita of the American
Tomakeagift,          Watercolor Society, teaches workshops around
ThankyouforchoosingCAAastherecipientofyourgenerosity.                         the country and abroad, and juries and judges
                                                                                        many regional and national art shows. Her work
                                                                                        can be found in many corporate and private
                                                                                        collections and has been exhibited in numerous
                                                                                        museums across the United States. Her often
                                                                                        printed Watercolor Made Easy has been described
                                                                                        as “a singularly comprehensive book covering
                                                                                        not only the techniques used by the author, but
                                                                                        her feelings, thoughts and approach towards her
                                                                                        painting.” During our voyage, Ms. Walsh will
                                                                                        share her experience and expertise with all who
                                                                                        wish to explore their own talent.
  This page: Valletta, Malta
  Cover: Segesta, Sicily
                                                                                                                                      Metapontum, Italy
i t i ne r a r y
Tuesday, June 5, 2012  FLY FROM USA                ancient acropolis. In the evening, sail by        are breathtaking. Continue to Segesta for a
Wednesday, June 6  ATHENS |                        Stromboli to watch the spectacular fireworks of   glimpse of its magnificent Doric temple, built
PIRAEUS, Greece | EMBARK                            its volcano. (B, L, D)                            in 420 b.c. and among the best preserved
Arrive in Athens and transfer to Piraeus to         Sunday, June 10  AGROPOLI | PAESTUM, Campania    ancient Greek sites to be found anywhere. The
board Corinthian II. Sail in the evening. Shortly   The charming medieval town of Agropoli,           ruins stand in majestic solitude atop a bucolic
thereafter the ship will navigate through the       built on a headland facing the sea, is our        hill with virtually no modern-day structures
narrow and scenic Corinth Canal. (D)                gateway to Paestum, one of Italy’s most           marring the vista. (B, L, D)
Thursday, June 7  SARANDA | BUTRINT, Albania       impressive ancient sites. Founded by Greeks in    Tuesday, June 12  TUNIS | CARTHAGE or
Call in Albania’s port of Saranda for an            the late 7th century b.c., Paestum is famed for   DOUGGA, Tunisia
excursion to Butrint, a UNESCO World                its imposing and remarkably well-preserved        Arrive in Tunis and tour storied Carthage,
Heritage Site. Inhabited since prehistoric          temples, which were built in the 6th and 5th      founded by Phoenicians in the 9th century b.c.
times, the city was founded by the Trojans,         centuries b.c. (B, L, D)                          The site contains Phoenician remains including
or so claimed the poet Virgil. A gem of an          Monday, June 11  TRAPANI | ERICE |               Tophet, the sanctuary of the gods Tanit and
archaeological site, its ruins span 2,500 years     SEGESTA, Sicily                                   Baal, and monuments from the Roman period.
and include the remains of a Greek acropolis,       From the fishing port of Trapani on Sicily’s      Also tour the Bardo Museum, renowned for
Roman theater, 6th-century baptistery, and          northwest coast, drive up winding roads to the    its spectacular collection of Roman mosaics,
19th-century fortress. (B, L, D)                    medieval town of Erice, magnificently situated    and in Tunis, visit the Medina and its souks.
                                                    on a high plateau overlooking the coast. The      Alternatively, take a full-day excursion to
Friday, June 8  TARANTO | METAPONTUM                                                                 Dougga, the largest and most imposing Roman
or MATERA, Puglia, Italy                            town was known for its temple to the fertility
                                                    goddess, Astarte. Look around the magnificent     site in Tunisia. Built on the side of a low hill,
Located on the gulf that bears its name, Taranto                                                      Dougga’s remains include many buildings from
was founded by Spartan settlers in 708 b.c.,        12th-century Venus Castle that was built upon
                                                    the ruins of the ancient temple. Fringed by a     the 2nd century a.d., when the city reached the
and became one of the most powerful cities                                                            height of its prosperity. (B, L, D)
in Magna Graecia. First, see beautiful ancient      lush park, the views from this hilltop castle
Greek and Roman art at the National Museum                                                            Wednesday, June 13  VALLETTA, Malta
of Taranto, then drive to Metapontum, the                                                             Corinthian II sails into the dramatic Grand
remains of the ancient Greek city that grew rich                                                      Harbor of Malta’s Valletta, renowned for its
from agriculture and its position on the trade                                                        architectural beauty, medieval relics, and
route with the cities of the Tyrrhenian coast.                                                        ancient monuments. The Knights of St. John
Alternatively, take an excursion to Matera,                                                           of Jerusalem, later the Knights of Malta,
a breathtaking hilltop town designated a                                                              established a base here in the 16th century
UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B, L, D)                                                                 under the auspices of Charles V, and
                                                                                                      Valletta owes much of its charm and character
Saturday, June 9  LIPARI and                                                                         to this religious order. Explore St. John’s
STROMBOLI, Aeolian Islands                                                                            Co-Cathedral, an opulent repository for
Arrive at the slopes of Lipari, one of the                                                            Malta’s finest art treasures; the Palace of the
seven islands of the Aeolian Archipelago,                                                             Grand Masters; and the National Museum of
mythological home of Aeolus, god of the                                                               Archaeology. (B, L, D)
winds. Dominating Lipari’s twin-harbor
town is a 16th-century Norman castle-turned-                                                          Thursday, June 14  CATANIA, Sicily, Italy |
archaeological museum on the site of an                                                               DISEMBARK | FLY TO USA (B)
                                                                            Lipari, Aeolian Islands

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pr ogr a m i n clu s io n s                      Corinthian ii
• -nightcruiseaboardtheall-suite,114-
  guest Corinthian II
• ompleteprogramoftoursandexcursions
• elcomeandfarewellcocktailreceptions
  aboard ship
• llmealsaboardship,includinghouse
  wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch
  and dinner
• penbaraboardship
• nrichmentprogramoflecturesand
  watercolor workshops by accompanying
  study leaders                                  In an era of mega cruise ships that carry thousands
• rofessionalTravelDynamics
  P                                              of passengers, Corinthian II is a delightful
  Internationaltourstaff                       alternative. More like a private yacht than a cruise
                                                 ship, Corinthian II accommodates only 114 guests
                                                 in 57 suites. Corinthian II’s limited guest capacity,
• aggagehandlingandtransfersabroad        fine facilities, and distinctive style of operation
  on the designated program arrival and          attract like-minded travelers who return again
  departure dates                                and again to enjoy its custom-crafted itineraries
•Portandembarkationtaxes                     and a style of cruising that is rarely found today.
                                                 More than just a cruise, each voyage provides a
•Gratuitiestoporters,guides,anddrivers     comprehensive experience that reveals the singular
noT inCluDED:Airfare;visaandpassport        aspects of the destinations. Aboard, a sense of
fees(ifapplicable);luggageandtrip          community and a spirit of camaraderie prevail.
cancellationinsurance;meals,softdrinks,                                                                               The Club
                                                 All of Corinthian II’s suites face outside, providing
and alcoholic beverages other than those
                                                 views of the sea and landscape. Several have a
                                                 private balcony. There are expansive open deck
as laundry, telephone calls, faxes,
                                                 areas and other facilities, including a gym, library,
                                                 beauty salon, two lounges, a sun deck with
shipboard personnel
                                                 Jacuzzi, and an outdoor cafe. A spacious restaurant
                                                 accommodates all guests in an open, unassigned
                                                 seating. The cuisine is outstanding, and the overall
                                                 service is efficient and friendly while unobtrusive.
                                                 An elevator serves all decks. A resident physician
                                                 attends a well-equipped infirmary.
Matera, Italy                                    Served by 70 seasoned officers and crew,
                                                 Corinthian II complies with the latest
                                                 international safety regulations and is outfitted
                                                 with the most current navigational technology.
                                                                                                         Dining alfresco aboard ship

                                                                                                                               G eneral i nf ormat i on
                                                                                                                               Payment Schedule: A deposit of $1,500 per person is required to                departure, and, so long as this is not due to any of the aforesaid causes

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                                                                                                                               reserve your space on the tour. For your convenience, you may charge           beyond our control, the passenger shall be entitled to a full refund of
                                                                                                                               your deposit to your American Express, Visa, Discover, or MasterCard.          all monies paid to that point if he/she so desires. No refund shall be
                                                                                                                               Final payment is due March 7, 2012. Credit cards are not accepted              made for any unused portion of any tour. By forwarding their deposit(s),
                                                                                                                               for final payment. However, personal checks are accepted for both              the passenger certifies that he/she and/or their dependents, minors
                                                                                                                               deposits and final payment.                                                    or others covered thereby do not have any mental, physical or other
                                                                 603      601                                                  cancellationS & RefundS: All cancellations are subject to a $300               condition of disability that could create a hazard for them or other
                                                                                    Deck    Jacuzzi                            per person fee. Cancellations received 61-90 days prior to departure will      passengers. We reserve the right to decline to accept or to decline to
                                                        Salon    604      602                                                  be assessed a penalty equal to 50% of the total program cost per person.       retain any person as a member of any tour should such person’s health,
                                                                                Exercise Area
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                                                                                    Explorer Deck                              cancellation penalties.                                                        of other passengers or impede the tour. Baggage or valuables brought
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                                                                 511 509 507 505                                               insurance for your trip. CAL DISCOVERIES TRAVEL will send a travel             risk entirely, and, we shall bear no liability or responsibility for any
            Sun Deck
                                                                                                          Bridge               insurance application with your reservation confirmation.                      damage or other loss thereto. Passenger tickets are not transferable
                       Outdoor                                                                                                 itineRaRy: The itinerary, accommodations, and arrangements are                 and are not subject to alteration by the passenger. No suit shall be
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                                                                                                                               his/her separate ticket passage contract with the vessel’s owner/              from the day when such incident occurred. In no event shall any such
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                                                                 348 346 344 342 340 338 336 334 332 330                       and satisfaction, but, we neither assume nor bear any responsibility           notwithstanding any provision of law of any state or country to the
                                                                                                                               or liability for any injury, death, damage, loss, accident, delay or           contrary. Resolution of any disputes arising hereunder shall be brought
                                                                                    Columbus Deck                              irregularity arising in connection with the services of any ship, airplane,    within the United States District Court for the Southern District of New
                                                                                                                               train, automobile, motor coach, carriage or other conveyance, or the           York, pursuant to the applicable general maritime law, and applying the
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                                                                                                                               expenses, or any other losses due to cancellation, delay or other              values. While we do everything possible to maintain the listed prices,
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                                                                                    Magellan Deck                              disturbances, acts or threats of terrorism, travel warnings or bans,           fuel SuPPlement: Travel Dynamics International reserves the right to
                                                                                                                               termination or suspension of war risks or other carrier insurance,             charge a fuel supplement, without prior notice, if the NYMEX oil price
                                                                                                                               quarantine, acts of God or other causes beyond our control. All such           exceeds $85 per barrel. This supplement may be charged even if the

Cruise and Land Rates                                                                                                          losses must be borne by the passenger, and tour rates provide for
                                                                                                                               arrangements only for the time stated. In the event of cancellation,
                                                                                                                               delay or rescheduling mandated by any of the aforesaid causes
                                                                                                                                                                                                              cruise fare has been paid in full.
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per person, double occupancy                                                                                                   beyond our control, the passenger shall have the option of accepting
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BOOk eArLy to take advantage of the                                                                                            tour(s) as may be offered by us, or else, receiving a refund of as much        travel agent, or the Travel Dynamics International air
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             Deluxe suites on Magellan                                                                                             Please make check payable to:                                                  Mr./Mrs./Ms. First                                                Last

             Deck with portholes and
    e        sitting area.                                                                  $4,995                  $6,995         Travel Dynamics International,
             225 sq. ft. Suites 250 - 252                                                                                          and mail to: Cal Discoveries Travel,                                                                                               caL cLass year

             Deluxe suites on Columbus                                                                                             1 Alumni House, Berkeley, CA 94720-7520.
             Deck with window and                                                                                                  Enclosed is my check or credit card no. for
   D         sitting area.                                                                  $5,495                  $7,995         $________ ($1,500 per person) as a deposit                                     Mr./Mrs./Ms. First                                                Last

             225 sq. ft. Suites 329 - 332                                                                                          to hold ____ place(s) on Sacred Places of the
             Deluxe suites on Magellan                                                                                             Mediterranean. I understand that final payment                                                                                     caL cLass year
             Deck with portholes and
    C        sitting area.                                                                  $5,995                  $8,995         is due ninety (90) days prior to departure and is
             235 sq. ft. Suites 254 - 262                                                                                          payable by check only.
             Deluxe suites on Columbus                                                                                             o AmEx o Discover o Visa o MasterCard
             Deck with window and
   B         sitting area.                                                                  $6,695                  $9,995         No. ________________________________
             235 sq. ft. Suites 333 - 348
             Deluxe suites on Marco Polo                                                                                           Exp. ______ 3- or 4-Digit Security Code ______
             Deck with window and
   a         sitting area.                                                                  $7,295                  $10,995        Please select cabin category in order of preference:                           teLephone (hoMe)                                     (aLternate)

             235 sq. ft. Suites 416 - 428                                                                                          PHS__ VS__ AA__ A__ B__ C__ D__ E__
             Deluxe suites on Marco Polo                                                                                                                                                                          e-MaiL
             Deck with forward and side                                                                                            o Twin Beds                           o Double Bed
  aa         windows and sitting area.                                                      $7,895                  $11,695
                                                                                                                                   o Single Occupancy                    o Share
             285 sq. ft. Suites 414 - 415                                                                                                                                (cannot be guaranteed)                   preFerred naMe on naMe badge
             Deluxe Veranda Suites on
             Erickson Deck with private                                                                                            Travelers, whether alumni or friends, must be current
   vs        balcony and sitting area.                                                      $8,895                  $12,795        CAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION members to participate in
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             Explorer Deck with private
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             400 sq. ft. Suites 601 - 604                                                                                          couple and their children under 21 years may travel on
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are available for solo travelers at a supplement of only                                                                           CAA by separate check, or, if you prefer, provide a
$895 in Categories A & B.                                                                                                          Visa, MasterCard, or American Express number with                              signature                                                        date
                                                                                                                                   expiration date for payment.
          Sacred Places of the                  A Voyage Aboard the All-Suite
                                                Small Cruise Ship Corinthian II
              Mediterranean                     June 5 - 14, 2012

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