Alumni Trips

Holiday Markets Cruise

Holiday Markets Cruise

Holiday Markets Cruise

Holiday Markets Cruise

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University of Minnesota Alumni Trips

Relax and immerse yourself in the special camaraderie that happens when U of M alumni and friends explore fascinating destinations and learn about unique cultures together. Experience the rewards of a vacation where all the details are expertly taken care of for you.

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2018

Jun 28
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June 28, 2018 - July 5, 2018
Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage
Cruise through the Inside Passage from Vancouver to Juneau aboard the exclusively chartered Five-Star, all-Suite, small ship M.V. STAR LEGEND. During naturalist-led Zodiac excursions and from the comfort of your own spacious, ocean-view Suite, enjoy superior views of Alaska’s spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife. Call at Sitka, Wrangell and Ketchikan.

Jul 27
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July 27, 2018 - August 5, 2018
The Majestic Great Lakes
Unwind in idyllic Mackinac Island; traverse the legendary Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie; explore native traditions in Manitoulin Island; browse Cleveland’s famous and expansive West Side Market; dive—or drive—into automotive history in Detroit; and see Niagara Falls up close and personal from the thrilling perspective of a Hornblower vessel.

Aug 05
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August 5, 2018 - August 20, 2018
The Mighty Mississippi
Experience the full grandeur of the Mississippi River aboard the iconic and stately steamboat the American Queen. From the river’s trickling beginnings in Minnesota to the Mississippi River Delta where the water flows into the Gulf of Mexico, you’ll explore the history and culture cultivated by this massive and majestic waterway.

Aug 08
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August 8, 2018 - August 14, 2018
Polar Bears & Beluga Whales
Head north and discover the beauty and wildness of Churchill, Manitoba. Known as the "Polar Bear Capital of the World," this small town on the banks of the Hudson Bay is famous for these majestic animals, who spend summer and fall on the local shores before returning to the pack ice when it forms in early winter.

Aug 23
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August 23, 2018 - August 29, 2018
Canadian Rockies, Parks & Resorts
A sampling of world-class Canadian resorts combined with breathtaking scenery highlight this 7-day journey into the Canadian Rockies.

Sep 19
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September 19, 2018 - September 26, 2018
New England Splendor
Embark on a tranquil odyssey, from Gloucester to Halifax, aboard the superbly designed M/V Victory II. On this seven- night voyage experience early American history, extravagant architecture, and the incredible pageantry of the New England region.

Oct 14
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October 14, 2018 - October 19, 2018
Great Trains & Grand Canyons
Experience the majestic beauty of Sedona, AZ, and upscale resort and artist community set amid the red-hued rocks of Oak Creek Canyon. Create unforgettable memories at one of the world’s most recognizable natural wonders, the Grand Canyon. This awe-inspiring national park welcomes 5 million visitors a year. Learn about the history of this area at Montezuma’s Castle National Monument, the old mining town of Jerome, a guided trolley tour of Sedona, and two panoramic train rides. Experience this unique piece of America by bus, train and trolley!

Dec 30
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December 30, 2018 - January 4, 2019
Rose Parade New Year's
Rose Parade New Year's

2019

Apr 05
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April 5, 2019 - April 19, 2019
Atlantic Encounters
After visiting three fascinating ports in Canada, cruise across the Atlantic aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Marina to Ireland and France during an impressive fourteen-night voyage.

Apr 07
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April 7, 2019 - April 15, 2019
Southern Grandeur
Relax into the history and hospitality of the Southern Mississippi on this week-long riverboat experience aboard the stately American Queen. From Civil War battlefields to hoppin’ blues bars, Southern culture is on display as you cruise from Memphis to New Orleans.

Jul 06
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July 6, 2019 - July 15, 2019
Canadian Maritimes
Spend 10 days discovering the stunning beauty, history, and people of the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. Experience the vast beauty, sprawling landscapes, charming towns, and welcoming locals.

Jul 24
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July 24, 2019 - August 2, 2019
Majestic Great Lakes
See Niagara Falls up close and personal from the thrilling perspective of a Hornblower vessel, browse Cleveland’s famous and expansive West Side Market, dive—or drive—into automotive history in Detroit, traverse the legendary Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, explore the native traditions of Manitoulin Island, and unwind in idyllic Mackinac Island.

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