Alumni Travel Program
The UNCG Alumni Association features trips designed to cultivate your passion for learning through travel. Your alumni association is pleased to announce travel partnerships with AHI Travel, Travel Unlimited, and Go Next, Inc. for the 2013 - 2014 travel season. Whether you prefer to travel by land, air or sea there is a travel destination that has your name on it, so visit all the sites to find your dream vacation.
2013 and 2014 Featured Travel Destination Highlights
Go Next, Inc.
MEDITERRANEAN GRANDEUR – OCEANIA CRUISES
Rome to Monte Carlo (10 nights)
Date: May 19 – 30, 2013 Nautica
Price: From $3,499 per person, double occupancy (Airfare included)
The treasures of the Mediterranean are spread out before you while sailing the shores of Italy, France and Monaco aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegantNautica. Depart Rome’s port of Civitavecchia for Sorrento, a trove of cobblestone streets and charm. Take in the stunning island beauty of Capri, or visit the famed ancient town frozen in time, Pompeii. More enchanting treasures await you in the hillside towns of Amalfi and Positano, a blend of seaside cliffs, colorful houses and medieval palaces. From Livorno, head to Florence where you can stroll past opulent Renaissance palaces and see Michelangelo’s breathtaking statue of David, or visit Pisa and stand before the famous Leaning Tower. Continue to the wildly beautiful island of Corsica and the town of Ajaccio, the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. In Marseille, stroll the Canebière to the fascinating Old Port, or venture through the Provençal countryside to the lovely fountains of Aix or the medieval walls and fortress-like palace in Avignon. Stop on the French Riviera and mingle with the rich and famous, first in the famed resort of St. Tropez and then in the celebrated city of Cannes, before concluding your voyage in Monte Carlo, where more of the glamorous jet-set life can be seen at its famous casino and palace.
LINK TO PHOTOS AND MAP: Mediterranean Grandeur MAY19-30, 2013
TAHITIAN JEWELS - OCEANIA CRUISES
Papeete to Papeete (12 nights)
Date: March 26 – April 5, 2014
Price: From $3,299 per person, double occupancy (Airfare included)
Savor the tropical splendor of emerald-green palms, white sand beaches and brilliant turquoise waters as you sail aboard the luxurious Oceania Cruises Marina to the most stunning destinations in the South Pacific, the gorgeous Polynesian islands. Experience a cruise with the finest service, accommodations and cuisine at sea, where every port of call is an island paradise. Admire multihued lagoons around Moorea and discover the region’s cultural heritage on beautiful Raiatea. Be engulfed by magnificent tropical beauty on romantic Bora Bora and wander the black sand beaches of Nuku Hiva. Sail to Hiva Oa, artist Paul Gauguin’s idyllic island home, and enchant your senses with colorful sea life at Rangiroa, before returning to Papeete on the lovely island of Tahiti. Set adrift, catch the breeze and discover Polynesia’s most beautiful gems on this exceptional voyage.
LINK TO PHOTOS AND MAP: Tahitian Jewels MAR26-APR05, 2014
CANADA & NEW ENGLANDFALL FOLIAGE – OCEANIA CRUISES
Montreal to New York (12 nights)
Date: September 24 – October 6, 2013 Regatta
Price: From $4,299 per person, double occupancy (Airfare included)
Give your fall a resplendent splash of color as you sail the adored East Coast of North America aboard the elegant Oceania CruisesRegatta. The breathtaking beauty of nature is on full display as you depart from Montreal for Quebec City, where the gorgeous Château Frontenac highlights the French ambiance of Old Quebec. Cruise the stunningly scenic waterways of the St. Lawrence to the forested town of Corner Brook, Newfoundland, surrounded by ponds, coves and the Bay of Islands. Continue to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, a charming seaside town known as the “Birthplace of Confederation.” Sail past Nova Scotia’s lush coastal foliage as you visit historic Sydney, with its vibrant waterfront, and the larger port of Halifax, a city renowned for its maritime heritage. Take in the picturesque harbor town of Saint John, New Brunswick, before sailing south to the coastal beauty of New England and the charming Maine resort of Bar Harbor. Discover breathtaking views of Penobscot Bay from the towns of Rockland and Camden. Then visit Newport, Rhode Island, where Victorian, Colonial, and Federal style homes hint at its past filled with mansions and yachts. This cruise concludes in New York City, an exciting counterpoint to some of North America’s most colorful and captivating ports on the East Coast
LINK TO PHOTOS AND MAP: Canada & New England Fall Foliage SEP24-OCT06, 2013
ITALIAN INSPIRATION – OCEANIA CRUISES
Rome to Venice (7 nights)
Date: October 17 – 25, 2013 Riviera
Price: From $2,199 per person, double occupancy (Airfare included)
Let Italian-influenced towns and islands inspire you from aboard the gorgeous Oceania CruisesRiviera as you cruise to Italy, Greece and Croatia. Set out from Rome’s port, Civitavecchia, and sail down the Mediterranean coast to Sorrento. From this lovely village, explore the nearby ruins of Pompeii, an ancient town famously frozen in time since 79 A.D.; or travel to Capri, an island so beautiful that it served as a vacation getaway for ancient Romans. Continue to vibrant Amalfi or Positano, where medieval cathedrals and Moorish-style houses cling breathtakingly to seaside cliffs. Cruise to Taormina and take in the island of Sicily, where Greek and Roman ruins contrast with colorful modern shops. In Zakynthos, visit the Venetian-style St. Mark’s Square or comb the beaches for native loggerhead turtles, then experience a dash of greenery on Corfu. Renowned for its lush forests, the Greek island offers towns filled with elegant Italianate buildings, leftover from four centuries of Venetian rule. Discover Croatia among medieval walls and Venetian monuments in Dubrovnik or in the nearby village of Cavtat, once a Roman colony, before concluding your inspirational journey in Venice.
LINK TO PHOTOS AND MAP: Italian Inspiration OCT17-25, 2013
Check out the Escorted Tours and Cruising links for more information.