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Best Intellectual Cruise

Times Journey with The New York Times
Oct. 5- 17, 2012
Where: Venice, Athens, Istanbul, Ephesus, and more
Prices: $1,799 to $6,099, but an additional $1,575 for the sessions with the writers.

What: The New York Times writers such as film critic A.O. Scott, op-ed columnist Joe Nocera, and sports columnist William C. Rhoden will host about four seminars each.