CANCELED! Atlantis with MonsterTALK and Ken Feder

CANCELED

Unfortunately, we had to cancel this trip due to lack of interest. We’re surprised by this, as we had great guests and an amazing price. If you have any insight as to why this didn’t appeal to you, please let Jeff know at jeff@wagg.com. We’d love to learn and offer a similar trip in the future.

Join Blake Smith and Ken Feder on a MonsterTALK Cruise to Atlantis

Oct 6–Oct 10, 2014

Pricing starts a $499 per person/double-occupancy, inclusive.
(Single rates available.)

Includes: Outside cabin, free tours in the ports, group activities on board,
all meals, taxes, government fees.*

Call 1-800-794-7447 to book or with any questions you might have.
Or e-mail us at  jeff@collegeofcuriosity.com.

For the first time, MonsterTALK will take to the seas, and brave the waters of the infamous Bermuda Triangle in search of ATLANTIS. You’re invited!

The Guests:

Blake Smith

BlakeSmithBlake Smith is the host of the popular podcast MonsterTalk, an official podcast of Skeptic magazine.  He is also a writer, researcher and humorist.  His writing has appeared in Skeptic magazine, Skeptical Inquirer and Fortean Times.  Since 2009 he has been producing the award winning MonsterTalk podcast, which seeks to promote science by using monsters as a springboard to discuss the facts behind pervasive legends and popular culture.  Follow him on Twitter – @DoctorAtlantis.

 

Ken Feder

KenFederKen Feder is a professor of anthropology at Central Connecticut State University and the author of several books on archaeology and criticism of pseudo-archaeology such as Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology. His book Encyclopedia of Dubious Archaeology: From Atlantis to the Walam Olum was published in 2010. He is the founder and director of the Farmington River Archaeological Project. He is a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and Consulting Editor for the Skeptical Inquirer.

 


The Ports:

What lurks beneath...

What lurks beneath…

We start our adventure at Port Everglades, near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Orlando‘s attractions. After braving the waters of the Bermuda Triangle, we’ll be exploring some of the Caribbean’s most popular ports, including Nassau, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit Atlantis with Ken and Blake. From there it’s off to the private island of CocoCay, with its history of pirates, slavers, and experimental aqua farming. 

CocoCay's pristine beaches hold secrets

CocoCay’s pristine beaches hold secrets

 

Included in your voyage are tour with expert guide Jeff Wagg, of the College of Curiosity. He’ll take us on a walking tour of Nassau and CocoCay, showing sites and telling stories than mere tourists never hear.

The Schedule:

atseaMon 06 Oct 2014
Port Canaveral, Florida
4:30  PM All Aboard
7:00  PM Reception
8:30  PM Dinner
10:00 PM After Dinner Chat

Tue 07 Oct 2014
Cococay, Bahamas
8:00 AM Tenders Start
5:00 PM All Aboard
8:30  PM Dinner
10:00 PM After Dinner Chat

Wed 08 Oct 2014
Nassau, Bahamas
7:00 AM to 11:59 PM Docked in Nassau
8:30  PM Dinner
10:00 PM After Dinner Chat

Innovative and unique deck

Innovative and unique deck

Thu 09 Oct 2014 (tentative)
Cruising
9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon Podcast Recording
1:30 PM Lecture by Blake Smith
2:00 PM Lecture by Ken Feder
2:45 PM Break
3:00 PM Game Show
4:30 PM Q&A
8:30  PM Dinner
10:00 PM After Dinner Chat and Farewell Salute

Fri 10 Oct 2014
Port Canaveral, Florida
7:00 AM Departure

 


The Ship:

Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas just the right size for an intimate yet uncrowded gathering of like-minded spirits. Enjoy free room service for breakfast, join your fellow travelers for lunch on deck or in one of the dining rooms, and engage the entire gang as we share a grand meal each evening. Round Robin dining means you’ll be able to sit with the special guests and hear first-hand stories from Ken, and horrible puns from Blake.

 


The College of Curiosity Experience:

cruise-smile-kittyWhen you travel with the College of Curiosity, you get much more than a cruise. You’re instantly part of a group of like-minded travelers who want to do a little bit more than lay by the pool. After introductions and activities the first night, we’ll meet every dinner for puzzles and stories, and on our day at sea we’ll meet in a private room for informative presentations and demonstrations. Other activities will be scheduled around group interests. A custom daily newsletter will appear under your door each day, and you’ll have access to your own experienced concierge for the entire voyage. By the time it’s done, you’ll have not only seen new places, you’ll have made new friends, and been given some new things to think about.


Pricing:

Pricing is split into two pieces: the cruise, and the entertainment fee. The entertainment fee is $99, and is part of the $499 cost. That includes all group privileges and allows us to bring Blake and Ken along. This is billed separately and in addition to the fares below.

Staterooms:

37_oceanviewAll staterooms are outside featuring a large window, beds that convert from queen to twin, private bathroom, telephone. Room service is included in your fare, and makes a fine wake-up call!

Other cabin categories (suites) are available. Interior cabins with no windows are also available, but they are at the same price.

Traveling alone? Let us know and we’ll make every effort to find you a compatible roommate.

This trip is offered exclusively by Absolutely Cruising. Call 1-800-794-7447 to book or with any questions you might have. Or e-mail us at jeff@collegeofcuriosity.com.

*Not included: Alcoholic beverages and soda, spa services, and tips of $46 per person for stateroom and dining room staff.

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