Alumni Trips

Riches of the Emerald Isle

Riches of the Emerald Isle

Trip Details

Riches of the Emerald Isle

Riches of the Emerald Isle

Trip Details
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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Apr 06
April 6, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Gateway to Sunshine
The sunny scenery of Central America awaits you on this luxurious cruise from Los Angeles to Miami by way of the magnificent Panama Canal. You’ll see astounding volcanoes, awe-inspiring rainforests, exotic wildlife, and more as you take in the diverse cultures of Central America.

Apr 30
April 30, 2018 - May 9, 2018
European Coastal Civilizations
This eight-night cruise along coastal Portugal, Spain, France and England aboard the Five-Star M.S. LE BORÉAL features a memorable cruise up the River Thames, our exclusive C’EST BON! CULINARY TRADITIONS ™ program celebrating local cuisines and a visit to the beaches of Normandy with special guest speaker Dwight D. Eisenhower II.

May 02
May 2, 2018 - May 10, 2018
Timeless Beauties
The Riviera welcomes you into the relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle on this luxury cruise through Southern Europe. Renaissance masterpieces, glamorous resorts, and ancient monuments await you as you sail from pristine Spain through to the breathtaking Italian Riviera.

May 08
May 8, 2018 - May 23, 2018
Majestic Passage
Connect New World settlements with their Old World roots on your journey from Canada to the United Kingdom. Journey across the Atlantic aboard the luxurious [italic]Marina[/italic] and explore the natural bounty of Eastern Canada and the thriving cosmopolitan cities of the United Kingdom.

May 10
May 10, 2018 - May 18, 2018
Scottish Isles & Norwegian Fjords
Join us for a unique, comprehensive, seven-night journey to Scotland’s rarely visited Orkney and Shetland Islands and Norway’s majestic coastal fjords. Cruise from Glasgow to Bergen aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star small ship M.S. LE BORÉAL and enjoy two of the world’s most scenic rail journeys. Edinburgh/Glasgow Pre-Cruise and Norway/Copenhagen Post-Cruise Options.

May 11
May 11, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Cuban Cultural Awakening
Dive into the art, culture, and history of Havana with our included Go Next Exclusive Excursions; discover Cienfuegos’ old town center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; see where Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders fought during the Battle of San Juan Hill outside of Santiago de Cuba; enjoy the sun, sand, and sparkling waters of The Bahamas in Great Stirrup Cay and Freeport.

May 16
May 16, 2018 - May 25, 2018
European Serenade
Let the picturesque Amalfi Coast enchant you; embrace the youthful cultre of Catania; see nature and history join together in Argostoli; wander the ancient walled city of Kotor; explore the magnificence of Diocletian’s Palace in Split; see the birthplace of Hippocrates in Kos; and lose yourself in the romance and mystery of Venice.

Jun 17
June 17, 2018 - June 28, 2018
Gaelic Exploration
Experience the wonders of Gaelic culture as you sail through Ireland and the British Isles. Discover Ireland’s cosmopolitan heart in Dublin and Belfast, delve into its rich history from Waterford to Galway, and explore the natural bounty of Glengarriff and Holyhead.

Jun 21
June 21, 2018 - July 2, 2018
Baltic & Scandinavian Treasures
Discover the unique personality of Northern Europe as you set sail across the Baltic Sea from Copenhagen to Stockholm on the luxurious [italic]Marina[/italic]. Laze on the unforgettable beaches of the Baltic States in Klaipeda, Riga, and Tallinn; explore the cosmopolitan flair of Helsinki and Berlin; and embrace a two night stay in St. Petersburg, Russia’s window to the West.

Jun 28
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 29
July 29, 2018 - August 19, 2018
Vikings & Royals
Trace the path of the Vikings on this luxury cruise across the Northern Atlantic. Starting and ending in London, you’ll explore the otherworldly beauty and extraordinary culture of Iceland and Greenland, as well as the opportunity to delve into the United Kingdom and Ireland’s own Viking heritage.

Sep 19
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.

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