Alumni Travel with Go Next

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The University of Montana Alumni Association is proud to sponsor these extraordinary travel experiences. Enjoy incredible cruises with special itineraries with fellow alums - often delivered by experts in the region. Join us, as well as alumni from other colleges and universities, on these delightful adventures.

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2017 Travel Dates

Southern Culture & Civil War

Southern CultureJune 3-12, 2017, from $2,199/person, double occupancy (airfare is additional)

Immerse yourself in glorious Southern culture and the compelling Civil War history that shaped our nation on this outstanding Mississippi River cruise. Begin with a stay in Memphis, home to legendary Beale Street, and encounter fascinating Civil War relics at Shiloh National Military Park. Then board the graceful American Queen, the largest and most opulent riverboat in the world, and cruise to Greenville, a   charming city with a rich cultural heritage. Browse the intriguing museums of Vicksburg, or step back in time at the renowned Vicksburg National Military Park. Take in Natchez’s palatial mansions and stunning gardens, stroll along St. Francisville’s historic Royal Street, and admire the Georgian-style Old Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge. Before concluding your journey in New Orleans, explore the impressive halls of Nottoway, the largest plantation house in the South.

Memphis • Greenville • Vicksburg • Natchez • Baton Rouge • New Orleans

Regal Routes of Northern Europe

Regal RoutesAugust 12-23, 2017, from $4,299/person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Embark on an odyssey to northern Europe, where beautiful medieval buildings reflect upon tranquil canals, fairy-tale turrets rise above marvelous cities, and quaint cobbled lanes lead to ornate cathedrals. Depart Southampton for Le Havre, a gateway to the iconic sights of Paris, with its glittering Champs-Élysées and Gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral. Delight in the medieval atmosphere of Bruges, a fairy-tale city of bustling markets and serene waterways. See Antwerp’s richly decorated guild houses, and explore the world-class museums and cyclist-friendly avenues of Amsterdam. Discover Bremerhaven’s rich maritime history, or experience Hamburg’s leafy parks and UNESCO-listed warehouse district. Stroll past wooden houses in Kristiansand’s old quarter, and admire the towering Akershus Fortress in Oslo, Norway’s sophisticated capital. Before your voyage concludes in Copenhagen, take in the charming boutiques and cafés of Gothenburg.

London • Southampton • Le Havre • Paris • Bruges • Antwerp • Amsterdam • Hamburg • Kristiansand • Oslo • Gothenburg • Copenhagen

Coastlines & Capitals of Canada & New England

Coastlines of CanadaSeptember 30 - October 10, 2017, from $3,999/person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

From regal mansions perched on craggy coasts to historic lighthouses set against the season’s rich medley of gold, amber, and crimson foliage, experience beautiful sights in Canada and New England on this luxury cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Insignia. Depart Montreal and sail to Quebec City, where cobbled streets twist past mansard-roofed houses and magnificent churches. Watch postcard-worthy scenery unfold at Saguenay, home to museums and artisan workshops. Browse St. Patrick’s Church Museum in Sydney, stroll the lively waterfront at Halifax, and admire Saint John’s Reversing Falls. Delight in Bar Harbor’s stunning backdrop of sparkling blue waters and towering granite cliffs, or perhaps explore Acadia National Park. Before your odyssey concludes in New York, visit mansion-studded Newport, a charming resort city, and delve into the colonial history and architectural splendors of Boston.

Montreal • Quebec City • Saguenay • Sydney • Halifax • Bar Harbor • Boston • New York

Adriatic Rhapsody

Adriatic RhapsodyOctober 27 - November 7, 2017, from $2,999/person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities). *Extended Booking Deadline now May, 1 2017.

From graceful canals to captivating ruins and medieval towns, discover awe-inspiring sights on this Adriatic odyssey aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina. Depart Athens for Santorini, a photographer’s paradise with blue-domed churches and black-pebble beaches. Stroll the seaside promenade in Katakolon, a jumping-off point for adventures in ancient Olympia. Watch incredible scenery unfold on the fairy-tale island of Corfu, featuring a stunning backdrop of olive trees, turquoise waters, and sandy beaches. Admire Kotor’s mist-shrouded mountains, marvel at Diocletian’s Palace in Split, and take in the historic piazzas, serene canals, and arched bridges of Venice. Then cruise to Sicily to explore Taormina’s Greek theater and modern boutiques. Before concluding your voyage in Rome, visit Naples, a classic Italian city of culinary delights and artistic masterpieces, or encounter the legendary ruins of Pompeii.

Athens • Santorini • Katakolon • Olympia • Corfu • Kotor • Venice • Taormina • Naples/Pompeii • Rome

*2017 dates and prices subject to change

**Brochures will be posted as they become available. For trip details or to download a pre-registration form, visit the Go Next travel website.

2018 Travel Dates

Sparkling South Pacific - 10 Nights aboard Marina

South Pacific beach with Palm trees and island in distanceFebruary 25 - March 7, 2018, from $4,299 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from selected cities)

Settle into the laid-back island life as you see the South Pacific’s pristine beaches and glistening lagoons aboard the luxurious Marina. Embark on your cruise in Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia in the tropical paradise of Tahiti. The island’s volcanic peaks overlook lush rainforest, black sand beaches, and shimmering waterfalls. Continue to Moorea, with its verdant mountains; then to the gorgeous island of Fakarava, home to extremely rare birds. Marine life is abundant in Rangiroa’s expansive lagoon and in Bora Bora’s sparkling turquoise waters. Raiatea is dotted with vanilla plantations and is rich with fascinating history and mythology, while serene Huahine, the last stop before your return to Papeete, has beautiful white sand beaches.

Join fellow alumni on this journey aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Marina, an award-winning ship with world-class cuisine and elegant amenities. Space is limited, so sign up now for the best choice of stateroom category. The Go Next Grand Amenity Collection—including two-for-one cruise fares with free airfare*; free unlimited Internet; and your stateroom’s choice of 8 free shore excursions, a free House Select Beverage Package, or $800 shipboard credit—is available only until August 29, 2017.

Gateway to Sunshine with Go Next Cruises

Picture of sea turtle underwaterApril 6 - 22, 2018, from $4,299 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from selected cities)

The sunny scenery of Central America awaits you after you embark the luxurious Marina in iconic Los Angeles. Explore historic San Diego; the unique desert coastline of Cabo San Lucas; and the glamorous resort town of Acapulco, a magnet for celebrities from Elvis Presley to Elizabeth Taylor. Admire Puerto Quetzal’s astounding volcanoes, the awe-inspiring rainforest canopies of San Juan del Sur, and the rare virgin tropical dry forest of Puntarenas; before traversing the Panama Canal, a marvel of engineering named one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Dive into Spanish naval history in Cartagena; scan the clear turquoise waters of George Town for the rare green sea turtle bred on its palm-fringed shores; and finally disembark the Marina in Miami, a melting pot of Latin and Caribbean cultures.

Southern Grandeur with Go Next Cruises

American Queen paddleboatApril 29 - May 7, 2018, from $1,999 per person, double occupancy on the American Queen.

From moss-draped oak trees and fragrant idyllic gardens to stately pillared mansions and storybook downtown districts, the American South conjures up an array of enchanting images. Celebrate the region’s intriguing history and architectural elegance on a Mississippi River cruise aboard the magnificent American Queen. From New Orleans to Memphis, let our nation’s most iconic waterway carry you to welcoming towns in Mississippi and Louisiana.

Riviera Rhapsody with GoNext Cruises: Monte Carlo to Rome

Picture of hillside town on coast of the rivieraMay 9 - 17, 2018, from $2,499 per person, double occupancy on the Riviera

Embark on your luxury cruise aboard Riviera in Monte Carlo and travel to Saint-Tropez, with its pristine beaches on the French Riviera. Provence inspires with its picturesque countryside while Palamós, the following stop, tempts travelers with authentic Catalan dishes. Positioned on Sardinia’s northeast coast is the delightful town of Olbia, a bustling port and gateway to the Costa Smeralda, or Emerald Coast. Porto Cervo, the heart of the region, allures with its towering cliffs and serene grottoes, and Palermo, Sicily’s ancient capital and largest city, offers a dramatic architectural feast. Before disembarking in Rome, sail to Italy’s southwest coast to Amalfi, an enchanting town filled with ancient wonders, and Positano, a charming village with colorful fishing boats and Moorish-style houses.

Gems of the Danube aboard the Scenic Amber: Prague to Budapest

Picture of the ship 'Scenic Amber' cruising the Danube at nightMay 14 - 24, 2018, from $4,501 per person, double occupancy on Scenic Amber (airfare $999 if booked by September 28, 2017)

The Danube River has shaped not only the beautiful European landscape, but also the histories of the diverse regions it flows through. Stretching for hundreds of miles, the river links countries, cultures, people, and age-old traditions. From fairy-tale landscapes dotted with castles to grand hilltop cities and charming rural villages, a new treasure lies beyond each horizon. Embark on an all-inclusive, credit card-free luxury river cruise aboard the state-of-the-art Scenic Amber. With a meticulously planned itinerary, unforgettable shore excursions, and all onboard food and beverages— including beer, wine, and premium spirits—included, there is no better way to experience the Danube River and immerse yourself in the history and culture that lines its banks.

Gaelic Exploration aboard the Nautica: Dublin to Dublin

Picture of the ship 'Scenic Amber' cruising the Danube at nightJune 17 - 28, 2018, from $4,799 per person, double occupancy on Nautica 

Embark Nautica and set sail to the ancient city of Waterford, known for its crystal-making factory, and continue to cheerful, vivacious, and artistic Cork. Witness Glengarriff’s surrounding mountains and Galway’s cliffs, and learn about Londonderry’s impressive history. Stand in awe in Belfast as you gaze upon the natural phenomenon of the Giants’ Causeway, view wild moors and rugged glens in Douglas and innovative architecture in Liverpool, and, before disembarking back in Dublin, cruise to Holyhead, a gateway to the charming towns and castles of the Welsh countryside.

Breathtaking Bordeaux - Aboard the Scenic Diamond

Cruise ship on Bordeaux RiverJuly 16 - 24, 2018, from $4,429 per person, double occupancy ($500 discount per person if booked before March 15, 2018!). Airfare included from selected cities.

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers, which together have shaped the scenery and culture of the Bordeaux region of France. In addition to the world-class wines made possible by Bordeaux’s perfect combination of climate and soil, the region has a rich tapestry of culture and tradition demonstrated in its Gothic churches, opulent châteaus, and medieval villages. Embark on an all-inclusive, credit-card free luxury river cruise aboard the state-of-the-art Scenic Diamond. With a meticulously planned itinerary, unforgettable shore excursions, the unique and unrivaled Scenic Culinaire French cooking program, and all onboard food and beverages—including beer, wine, and premium spirits—included, there is no better way to experience the Bordeaux region and immerse yourself in the history and culture that lie within.

Glorious Greece - Athens to Athens

Picture of Blue domes and houses in SantoriniOctober 13 - 24, 2018, from $2,999 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from selected cities)

Classic mythology, glistening oceans, and ancient cities await you on this luxurious tour of Greece. Embark on the Riviera in Athens, the Cradle of Democracy; and set off to Gythion, the port city of Sparta. Play around in Katakonos, a quiet seaside town where you can head inland to Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games. Enjoy astounding views of Mount Etna in Taormina and explore Valetta, Europe’s smallest capital, before cruising the Mediterranean to the island of Crete and Heraklion’s astounding ruins. Soak in the ever-present sunshine of Rhodes, and lounge on the fabulous black sand beaches of Santorini that epitomize Grecian beauty. You’ll hear the sounds of over 300 churches’ bells echo over the otherwise-tranquil island of Patmos, where John the Apostle wrote the Book of Revelations, before you complete your voyage of Greece back in Athens.

2019 Travel Dates

Sandy Shores - Miami to Miami: Pre-registration open now for Montana Alumni

Plaza in CarribeanJanuary 3 - 13, 2019, from $2,949 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from selected cities)

10 night luxury Caribean cruise aboard the Sirena. Enjoy sandy shores at ports in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Bahamas and Florida. 
Download the Pre-Registration form to book your next exotic adventure!