Though time travel is still a figment of the future, Louis Cruises is offering the next best thing: an Ancient Empires to Modern Metropolises lecture cruise that will immerse voyagers deep in the history of each Mediterranean destination before they arrive at its present-day state.
Select Ancient Empires to Modern Metropolises itineraries will feature daily 1-hour-long interactive seminars, which are meant to provide “enriching and insightful details about the history and culture of each place to be visited.” Says Kyriakos Anastassiadis, CEO of Louis Cruises, “These lectures will bring history to life for travelers.”
Before visiting Istanbul and Izmir, travelers can expect to learn about Turkey’s history, from Byzantine to Ottoman eras; on the way to Patmos, Mykonos and Santorini, they’ll discover “mysteries of the Orient” by exploring the religion and society of the Aegean region; and before heading to Rhodes and Heraklion, lectures will focus on the Minoans and their Mediterranean kingdom.
Fall 2012 Ancient Empires to Modern Metropolises departure dates are on Sept. 21 and 28, with additional upcoming 2013 dates to be announced. Rates start at $1,442 pp dbl. For more information, call (877) 568-4787 or visit louiscruises.com.