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June 9th, 2014 Posted in Alumni News

Athens to Barcelona (8 nights)

Date: October 4-13, 2015   Riviera  

Price: From $2,999 per person, double occupancy (Airfare included from select cities)

1782pre_a7f31b999d8fcdfHistory comes to life on this impressive voyage that reflects the heart and soul of the Mediterranean. Uncover a dazzling mosaic of cultural and historical treasures as you sail to Greece, Italy, Monaco, France and Spain aboard Oceania Cruises’ newest ship, Riviera. Depart Athens for the Sicilian town of Taormina, boasting an incredibly preserved Greek theater and breathtaking views of Mount Etna. Visit Sorrento, a delightful seaside resort with its fragrant lemon groves, winding cobblestone streets and majestic mountain vistas, or travel to Capri, where idyllic seascapes and quaint villages await. Cruise to Civitavecchia and visit theEternal City of Rome, abounding with marvelous ancient structures, including the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and St. Peter’s Basilica. Explore the magnificent Renaissance museums and architecture of legendary Florence, stand before Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower, or admire the picturesque rolling hills of Tuscany. Then it’s on to glamorous Monte Carlo, a small, affluent enclave famous for its casino and stunning locale on the Riviera’s winding Grand Corniche, followed by colorful Marseille. Explore its lively markets and charming old quarter, or experience the rich Provençal countryside dotted with picturesque medieval towns, before your odyssey concludes in Barcelona.

Link to photos and map: Mediterranean Mosaic   October 4–12, 2015   Riviera

Link to photos: American Queen Steamboat Company


Memphis to New Orleans (8 nights)

Date: May 1-9, 2015

Price: From $3,999 per person, double occupancy (Airfare is additional)

1710pre_92f541356264fefTake in the compelling history and splendid architecture of the South as you cruise the Mississippi River aboard the elegant American Queen, visiting celebrated ports in Mississippi and Louisiana. Begin with a stay in dynamic Memphis, abounding with American icons, from legendary Beale Street to Elvis Presley’s Graceland. Then board the largest and most opulent riverboat in the world and cruise south to Vicksburg, Mississippi, the “Red Carpet City of the South,” boasting a vibrant downtown district and the famous Vicksburg National Military Park. Revel in the antebellum splendor of Natchez, a glorious city sprinkled with restored mansions, and take in the many charming 19th-century homes found amid the scenic countryside in St. Francisville. Visit Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s semi-tropical capital, rich with historic treasures both in and outside of the city, including the renowned Plantation Country. Stroll paths fringed by marvelous greenery and view the plush interior of Houmas House Plantation, the “Crown Jewel of Louisiana’s River Road,” before concluding your adventure in New Orleans.

Link to photos and map: Southern Culture   May 1–9, 2015     American Queen

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