Alumni Travel Programs
New for 2016-17!
In partnership with GO Next, Inc. the Alumni Association presents Oceania Cruises that offer alumni premium quality voyages:
April 28 - May 6, 2017
From the colour-splashed coastal towns of Italy to the idyllic clifftop villages of the Greek isles, celebrate timeless treasures and beautiful scenery on this adventure aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera. Depart Athens for Santorini, the jewel of the Cyclades, renowned for its postcard-worthy vistas of whitewashed houses perched above glittering seas. Explore Crete’s Minoan palaces and windmill-dotted landscapes. Then take in the gilded splendors of St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta. Head ashore at Messina, a lovely Sicilian town that beckons with a vibrant piazza and 12th-century cathedral, or perhaps travel to nearby Taormina, which boasts a famous Greek theatre and stunning views of Mount Etna. Before your seven-night odyssey concludes in Rome, unwind in Sorrento, a delightful seaside resort with fragrant lemon groves and shop-lined lanes, or visit Capri, where breathtaking seascapes and quaint villages await.
July 14 - 21, 2017
Experience the magnificence of Alaska on this seven-night luxury cruise aboard Oceania Cruises' regal Regatta. Ports of call include Katchikan, Sitka and Prince Rupert, British Columbia. History, nature and local personality await, with the perfect touches of wilderness and abundant wildlife.
Great Pacific Northwest
Sept. 17 - 25, 2017
Incredibly beautiful and wildly bountiful, the Pacific Northwest presents a miraculous geological masterpiece where lush, unspoiled forests blanket dramatic slopes, imposing mountains cradle mighty rivers and sparkling waterfalls cascade into breathtaking gorges. Experience this spectacular region that captivated intrepid explorers as you cruise the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress, the largest and most elegant riverboat west of the Mississippi. Begin with a stay in lovely Vancouver, Washington, before embarking on your voyage in Portland, the “City of Roses.” Discover the small-town charms of Astoria, delve into the unique pioneer history of The Dalles, and take in magnificent scenery in Stevenson, home to the renowned Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum. Follow the footsteps of Lewis and Clark and their legendary Shoshone guide to Sacajawea State Park, the site of the famed explorers’ 1805 campsite. Conclude your journey in Clarkston, Washington, a gateway to North America's deepest river gorge.
Alumni Travel Insurance
Insurance available to alumni for any travel programs they choose.
Mason Cultural Tours Program
The Alumni Association partners with Mason's Cultural Tours Program to provide travel programs to Mason alumni. All of the Cultural Tour's programs are open to alumni. Journeys are planned for South Africa and the Flavors of Southern France and Italy just to name a few.
The full list of countries and programs can be found on the Cultural Tours Program's website. Bon voyage!
Questions? Contact Rita Rowand in the Cultural Tours Program or call 703-993-5146.