Seminar at Sea
Caribbean Cruise and Lecture Series | January 24–31, 2010
EXPLORING BABYLON AND THE BIBLE: CONNECTIONS AND CONTRASTS
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Invest in yourself...
Our ever-poular “Seminar at Sea” program combines the finest Biblical scholarship with a luxurious and unforgettable vacation, creating the perfect opportunity to invest in your most valuable asset: yourself. Follow the Caribbean sun this winter aboard Holland America’s 5-star ship MS Westerdam. You will have the opportunity to relax, revive and create unforgettable memories while learning about the enigmatic Babylonian world and its relationship to Biblical history and literature. Renowned Biblical scholar Dr. Alan Millard will be your guide into this fascinating realm of scholarship as you experience the beauty and wonders of the Caribbean. BAS is delighted to be your host on this unforgettable voyage of discovery, and we invite you to join us!
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Navigation or Rotterdam Deck: $1880
Upper Verandah Deck: $1820
Verandah Deck: $1760
Upper Promenade: $1700
Outside Stateroom: $1560
Inside Stateroom: $1420
Port fees and taxes: $55
January 24: Depart Ft. Lauderdale
There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: Visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafés, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or venture to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.
January 25: Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Holland America Line’s stunning private island offers everything you need for a day of play in paradise: a two-mile crescent of perfect beach, an interior lagoon, private beachside cabanas with butler service, showers and misters, and all manner of water sports and activities. Sample shore excursions: Horseback Riding by Land and Sea; Deep-Sea or Flats Fishing; Stingray Adventure; AquaTrax Watercraft Adventure.
January 26: At Sea
January 27: Oranjestad, Aruba
Colorful floating markets, wondrous coral reefs and landscapes dotted with curiously bent divi-divi trees await you in Aruba’s gorgeous capital city. Sample shore excursions: Natural Wonders of Aruba; Spanish Lagoon Kayak Adventure; Jolly Pirates Sail; Snorkeling
January 28: Willemstad Curaçao
This piece of the Old World in the Caribbean features canals reminiscent of Amsterdam and Venice, gabled Dutch colonial buildings, and an exotic floating market. This bustling, duty-free port has something for everyone, including the world-famous Curaçao Liqueur Distillery and an intriguing coral reef teeming with parrotfish and queen angelfish. Sample shore excursions: Curaçao Dolphin Encounter; Curaçao See & Sea Tour; Highlights of Curaçao with Folkloric Show; Canoe Safari; Willemstad Trolley Train.
January 29: At Sea
January 30: At Sea
January 31: Return to Ft. Lauderdale
Lecture Series: Exploring Babylon and the Bible: Connections and Contrasts
Babylon: The Land, the People and their Languages
Stories of Creation: Babylon and Genesis
Sargon, Abraham and the Amorites: History vs. Legend
Law, Wisdom and Piety: What does the Bible Owe to Babylon?
Babylon’s Agents and the Deception of Hezekiah.
Nebuchadnezzar’s “Great Babylon”: Was Daniel Really There?
Question and Answer session with Professor Millard
About the MS Westerdam
The MS Westerdam is one of the jewels in Holland America’s fleet. The Vista-class ship blends the latest in technology and comfort with the old-world charm one would expect of one of the world’s most popular cruise lines. The award-winning line is noted for its 5-star service and facilities, which include elegant staterooms, a fitness center, outdoor pools, a spa and salon, a business center, a nightclub and casino.
More information on the MS Westerdam.
Terms and Conditions
Group space is limited. Please reserve early to avoid disappointment.
Price Does Not Include:
Deposit, Passport and Final Payment:
Cancellation Policy: Assessed per person as follows:
Cancellations must be in writing.
Trip Cancellation Insurance:
Single Supplement Information:
Navigation or Rotterdam Deck: $1041.00
Upper Verandah Deck: $987.00
Verandah Deck: $933.00
Upper Promenade Deck: $879.00
Main Deck - Ocean View: $430.00
Main Deck - Inside Stateroom: $370.00
If you have any questions, please contact the Travel/Study department:
Biblical Archaeology Society Travel/Study Programs
4710 41st Street NW
Washington, DC 20016-1700
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