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Travel Program

The UW Alumni Association partners with Go Next to provide alumni, their families and friends with cruise programs every year. The company can be found online at For additional information and questions please contact Go Next directly at (800) 842-9023.

2018 Sponsored Cruises (date, price and itinerary are subject to change). Please contact the Alumni Office at (307) 766-4166 or if you would like a brochure of any of the 2018 cruises mailed or emailed to you.   

Gateway to Sunshine (Los Angeles to Miami): April 6-22, 2018

Timeless Beauties (Barcelona to Monte Carlo): May 2-10, 2018

Gems of the Danube (Prague to Budapest): May 14-24, 2018 *Limited space still available

Glorious Greece (Athens to Athens): October 13-24, 2018 *Limited space available - most likely need to be waitlisted. For information on alternative cruises, please contact the UWAA. 

Gaelic Exploration (Dublin to Dublin): June 17-28, 2018


2019 Sponsored Cruises (more to come as they are confirmed)

Baltic & Scandinavian Ballads– OCEANIA CRUISES* Date, price, and itinerary are subject to change.

Stockholm to Copenhagen (10 Nights)

Date: June 13-24, 2019 Marina

Price: From $3,899 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Enjoy historic charms as you sail the Baltic Sea between legendary cities. Embark Marina in Stockholm, and sail to Tallinn. Here, red-roofed homes line cobblestone streets and ancient churches are ornamented by powerful spires. Explore the medieval town before continuing to Saint Petersburg for a two-day visit. Take in the Russian canal-crossed metropolis and its many elaborate palaces before sailing to Helsinki, where innovative architecture overlooks spacious green parks and open-air markets. Then, continue to Riga, where elaborate Art Nouveau structures transform city streets into works of art. Stroll past stately buildings in Klaipēda, a gateway to the pine groves and sand dunes of the Curonian Spit, and wander the history-lined avenues of the unique Polish city of Gdańsk. Before concluding your adventure in Copenhagen, sail to the city of Rostock, a seaside gem in northern Germany, enchanting all with its Hanseatic flair, or travel inland to Berlin, one of Europe’s liveliest capitals—brimming with unforgettable cultural landmarks.

Masterpiece Montage– OCEANIA CRUISES* Date, price, and itinerary are subject to change.

Venice to Monte Carlo (10 Nights)

Date: September 30 – October 11, 2019 Sirena

Price: From $2,899 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Discover enduring masterpieces of art and architecture, enthralling history, and unique natural attractions as you cruise along the Mediterranean coast. Embark Sirena in Civitavecchia, and sail to Livorno, a jumping-off point for adventures in the monument-rich cities of Florence and Pisa and the idyllic Tuscan countryside. Then, take in Corsica’s stunning rugged countryside while you visit Ajaccio, the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. Next, explore La Spezia’s old town’s trattorias or consider a trip along the Cinque Terre where unique appealing centuries-old Italian villages await you. Portofino, the following stop, is a fishing village turned seaside resort that has pretty pastel-colored houses on the harbor. Spend time exploring its boutique shops and sidewalk cafés before continuing to Monte Carlo, an extravagant city surrounded by the renowned destinations of Nice, Èze, and Cannes. Toulon draws visitors with its ever-vibrant waterfront, while romantic canals, bustling markets, and historic architecture add to the magical atmosphere that makes up Sète. Finally, before ending the cruise in Barcelona, travel to the island of Mallorca de Palma, a town with impressive architecture, and to Valencia, famed for its unique mix of Baroque cathedrals, futuristic architecture, and lush parks.

Sparkling South Pacific – OCEANIA CRUISES* Date, price, and itinerary are subject to change.

Contact us for a brochure. The OLife Choice offer is available until June 12, 2018.

Papeete to Papeete (10 Nights)

Date: January 31- February 10, 2019 Marina

Price: From $4,299 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Settle into laid-back island life as you encounter the South Pacific’s pristine beaches and glistening lagoons aboard the luxurious Marina. Spend a day exploring Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia in the tropical paradise of Tahiti. The island’s volcanic peaks overlook lush rainforest, black-sand beaches, and cascading waterfalls. Embark Marina and sail to verdant Moorea. Take in the colors of this paradise—the greens of the volcanically-formed cliffs, the blues of the still-watered lagoons, and the white pops of the small tiare flower. Fakarava, the following port, is home to many rare plant and animal species. Search for unique tropical birds before continuing to Rangiroa where marine life is abundant. Spend two days in Bora Bora, known as the most romantic island in the world, and two days in Raiatea, an island dotted with vanilla plantations that spread the rich, sweet scent. Before ending the cruise back in Papeete, stop in relaxed Huahine. Minimally impacted by modern times, this is the perfect place to relax and take in the sunshine, pristine natural areas, and easy-going attitudes of the locals.

Timeless Cuba– OCEANIA CRUISES* Date, price, and itinerary are subject to change.  

Miami to Miami (8 Nights)

Date: November 15-23, 2019 Insignia

Price: From $2,349 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Cruise the warm waters of the Caribbean during a fantastic trip to Cuba. Arrive in Miami and after checking into your hotel, spend the evening at leisure. Join us for a group lecture focusing on Cuban and Latin American Affairs and take a panoramic tour of Miami and see Little Havana, Coral Gables, and Coconut Grove. Embark Insignia and set sail to Cuba, discover the true depth and beauty of the once-forbidden destination.  Spend two days exploring Havana, a captivating city with an old-fashioned aesthetic. Then, sail to Cienfuegos. Known as the Pearl of the South, the city’s French spirit, tranquil seaside setting, and neoclassical architecture are sure to enchant. Finally, before returning to Miami, stop in Santiago de Cuba. Wedged between looming mountains and the Caribbean Sea, the city offers a plethora of rich heritage and cultural diversions amidst a dramatic backdrop.

Southern Grandeur—AMERICAN QUEEN STEAMBOAT COMPANY* Date, price and itinerary are subject to change.

Memphis to New Orleans (8 nights)

Date: April 7—April 15, 2019 American Queen

Price: From $2,799 per person, double occupancy

Relax into the history and hospitality of the South on this week-long riverboat experience. Before embarking on the stately American Queen spend the night in Memphis, a town with rich blues heritage and compelling Civil War sites. Then, travel to Vicksburg—known as the “Red Carpet City of the South”—this town offers up an array of boutiques and museums in its charming downtown district. Sail to Natchez, the oldest city on the Mississippi, graced with stunning gardens and palatial mansions, and then to Baton Rouge. This capital city’s unique political history is reflected in a collection of memorable landmarks, from the elegantly furnished Old Governor’s Mansion to the imposing neo-Gothic Old State Capitol. Continue to St. Francisville, a beautiful town with unique shops and historic homes to discover. Before disembarking in New Orleans, journey to Nottoway and explore the impressive halls of the largest plantation house in the South.

The Majestic Great Lakes– VICTORY CRUISE LINES* Date, price and itinerary are subject to change. 

Chicago to Toronto (9 Nights)

Date: August 2-11, 2019 aboard M/V Victory I

Price: From $5,499 per person, double occupancy including airfare

Explore the verdant wilderness, rocky shores, and pristine islands of North America as you sail the Great Lakes aboard the 202-guest M/V Victory I. Embarking in the cultural hub of Chicago, you’ll leave the Windy City and cruise scenic Lake Michigan on your way to the idyllic Victorian atmosphere of Mackinac Island. Traverse the legendary Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, the Midwest’s oldest city; sail the shimmering waters of Georgian Bay; and explore the native traditions of Manitoulin Island. Relive the glory days of the American automobile at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, and celebrate music history at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Cap off your cruise by experiencing the immensity and grandeur of Niagara Falls from the thrilling perspective of a Hornblower vessel before disembarking in Toronto, one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world.

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