Northwestern Alumni Association Events

An ever-expanding list of alumni clubs across three continents. Fascinating lifelong learning series and unforgettable travel experiences. Opportunities to strengthen your career, renew old friendships, and foster new ones. 

Being a ’Cat means you have countless ways to get involved, have fun, and reconnect.

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June 20, 2017 to June 30, 2017

Alaskan Falls & Frontiers: An All-Big Ten Cruise
From unspoiled forests and majestic waterfalls to silver-blue glaciers and spectacular wildlife, discover Alaska’s natural wonders on this special Big Ten Cruise. Board Oceania Cruises’ elegant Regatta in Seattle, the “Emerald City.” Then sail to the quaint timber and fishing community of Wrangell, renowned for its unique Petroglyph Beach and intriguing gold rush history. Stroll among the authentic totems at Juneau, or perhaps explore nearby attractions, such as the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier. Your journey continues to Skagway, a gateway to the famed Klondike gold fields; and Icy Strait Point, a secluded seaport nestled in the pristine Alaskan wilderness. Take in the marvelous sight of Alaska’s longest tidewater glacier, Hubbard Glacier, and experience the scenic glory of Sitka, home to the Sitka National Historical Park. Before returning to Seattle, admire Victoria’s lovely gardens and ornate Craigdarroch Castle.


June 22, 2017 to July 2, 2017

England’s Castles, Cottages and Countryside
Southern England beckons on this journey that showcases medieval castles, quaint cottage estates and verdant country backdrops. Dip your toes into enchanting England during stays in Canterbury, Broadway and London. Learn about Canterbury’s history and visit fascinating historic sites and architectural spectacles. Stand along the breathtaking White Cliffs of Dover before walking the corridors of Leeds Castle. Roam the fragrant estates of the RHS Garden Wisley and Kew Royal Botanic Gardens. Peak inside Chartwell House, former home of Sir Winston Churchill. Explore the endearing villages and rambling market towns in the Cotswolds. Then wander the galleries of remarkable Blenheim Palace and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere of Oxford. Travel to London via Windsor and delight in the fanfare of the changing of the guard at Windsor Castle. Local guides and experts provide intriguing insight during included excursions and interactive talks. This small-group experience features first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan including wine with dinner.


June 29, 2017

Webinar: An Entrepreneur's Perspective on the State of Venture Capital
Nicole Staple, Co-Founder & CEO of Brideside, will discuss the state of venture capital and fundraising considerations in today's rapidly changing landscape. In 2016, almost $70BN in venture capital investments were deployed, which marked the second highest annual total since 2005. With larger fund sizes and investments, comes larger venture capital return expectations. In this session, we will dissect the current landscape and implications for early stage businesses at each stage of their life cycle. Expect a candid discussion on expectations from both sides of the negotiating table, and how entrepreneurs can optimize their chances for long-term victory!


July 13, 2017

Webinar: How to Achieve Work-Life Success and Happiness Through Inner Peace
​The key ingredient to achieving success and happiness is living a balanced life. To become the best version of yourself, you must inherit the practice of balance as part of your daily life. In this webinar, you will discover three pillars to living a balanced life, you will be inspired to make fueling choices and you will gain a refreshing perspective.



July 16, 2017

’Cats Connect and Summer BBQ 2017: Seattle
The Northwestern Alumni Association and Northwestern Career Advancement invite you to ’Cats Connect: a student and alumni networking reception in a city near you.



July 17, 2017 to July 25, 2017

Cruise the Rhine River
Cruise through the heartland of Europe on a journey designed with multi-generational families in mind. Settle in on-board the elegant, new Amadeus Silver III and enjoy a choice of excursions and activities that showcase the highlights of Holland, Germany and France. In Amsterdam, explore charming canals and sail by historic sites like the Anne Frank House. Marvel at the famed Gothic cathedral in Cologne, sail through the Rhine Gorge and see fairy tale castles overlooking the river. Visit lovely river towns and explore Strasbourg, France. Expert guides and lecturers provide fascinating narrative during shore excursions and educational programs. Enjoy first-class ship accommodations, including some cabins with connecting doors; an extensive meal plan; and wine with lunch and dinner. Single supplement waived for solo travelers.


July 17, 2017

Performing Yourself: Choices for Effective Communication
In our world today, having good information is not enough; you must be able to successfully communicate it with others to really make a difference. This workshop will explore how you can better communicate what is important to you more effectively.



July 18, 2017

’Cats Connect 2017: Chicago
The Northwestern Alumni Association and Northwestern Career Advancement invite you to ’Cats Connect: a student and alumni networking reception in a city near you.


July 19, 2017

Webinar: How to Overcome a Career Slump
From time to time all of us can experience a career slump; however,it can be a meaningful experience. It allows us to identify the gaps in our work and career. Together we will explore your interests, motivated skills, personality style, needs and values to allow you to achieve greater career satisfaction. At the end of the webinar you will feel inspired and energized to take action to achieve your future goals.



July 19, 2017

’Cats Connect 2017: San Francisco
The Northwestern Alumni Association and Northwestern Career Advancement invite you to ’Cats Connect: a student and alumni networking reception in a city near you.



July 20, 2017 to July 26, 2017

Canadian Rockies
A sampling of world-class Canadian resorts combined with breathtaking scenery highlight this 7-day journey into the Canadian Rockies. Accompanied by two Orbridge Expedition Leaders, find adventure in the vast lands and magnificent ranges of Banff, Yoho, and Jasper National Parks, the crystal waters of Lake Louise and Maligne Lake, and amidst the glacial masses of Icefields Parkway. Then, return to the region's premier resort lodgings and enjoy the comforts these exceptional resorts have to offer.


July 20, 2017

’Cats Connect 2017: Los Angeles
The Northwestern Alumni Association and Northwestern Career Advancement invite you to ’Cats Connect: a student and alumni networking reception in a city near you.



July 20, 2017

’Cats Connect 2017: New York City
The Northwestern Alumni Association and Northwestern Career Advancement invite you to ’Cats Connect: a student and alumni networking reception in a city near you.



July 25, 2017

Webinar: Eating on the Run
In this webinar we will look at the most important principles underlying healthy meals and how to hang onto them when we are away from home. Once we understand those principles, we can apply them in any situation.



July 25, 2017

Northwestern Opening Doors: What's Next?
In your first year or two out of college you are forced to make a lot of decisions about your career. Learn from fellow alumni who have been in your shoes and hear about how they navigated early career transitions.



August 1, 2017 to August 9, 2017

Circumnavigation of Iceland
Discover the stunning beauty of Iceland—one of the world’s most enchanting yet rarely visited destinations—on a seven-night circumnavigation cruise of this extraordinary Nordic island nation. Aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, ice-class M.S. LE SOLÉAL, featuring only 110 Suites and Staterooms, cruise into ports, bays, and inlets inaccessible to larger vessels and watch as landscapes of ancient Viking ruins, glittering glaciers atop simmering volcanoes, rugged coastline and pristine beauty unfold around you. Visit Grimsey Island on the Arctic Circle, and cruise past Surtsey, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Expert naturalist guides provide insight on the unique nature and culture of Iceland. Reykjavik Pre-Cruise option is available.


August 4, 2017 to August 11, 2017

Discover Southeast Alaska
Discover the endless beauty, abundant wildlife and native cultures of Southeast Alaska. Aboard the nimble, 66-passenger Admiralty Dream, you’ll have access to the breathtaking byways of Alaska’s Inside Passage. With skilled naturalists by your side, you’ll encounter magnificent peaks and fjords, and ice-blue glaciers of unfathomable proportions—while learning about the traditions of Alaska’s indigenous cultures.


August 9, 2017

’Cats Connect 2017: Minneapolis
The Northwestern Alumni Association and Northwestern Career Advancement invite you to ’Cats Connect: a student and alumni networking reception in a city near you.



August 12, 2017 to August 25, 2017

Jewish Heritage River Cruise
From $4,495 per person based on double occupancy
Operated by Orbridge

On this magnificent cruise, enjoy seeing some of Central Europe’s splendid capitals—Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, and Prague—as well as many small towns that dot the landscape along the way. Shop for paprika in Budapest, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral in Bratislava, savor a Sachertorte in Vienna, and explore the grounds of majestic Hradcany Castle in Prague. In addition to these amazing and fun cities, there’s even more… enjoy wine tasting in Austria’s Wachau Valley, visit Austria’s oldest theater still holding regular performances in the resort town of Grein, and visit one of Europe’s largest and most spectacular monasteries at Melk. Explore Germany’s Passau, located at the confluence of three rivers, and Linz, Austria’s third-largest city. Guided sightseeing with Certified Local Guides in each city is sure to heighten your experience. And since this cruise has a Jewish Heritage theme, an expert will come on board to provide insight into the time of the Holocaust and visits will be included to a number of important sites.


August 28, 2017 to September 8, 2017

Portrait of Ireland
Journey across the captivating emerald Isle through Dublin, Belfast, Donegal and County Mayo. Begin in Dublin with visits to Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Grafton Street. Enjoy excursions to Bend of the Boyne, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange and St. Patrick’s burial place. Learn about the tumultuous history of The Troubles during a locally guided tour in Belfast, and experience the Titanic interpretation center.



September 6, 2017 to September 14, 2017

Sorrento
Discover a region of southern Italy renowned for its beauty and fascinating history on a journey to Campania. Settle in Sorrento and explore the spectacular Amalfi Coast, featuring visits to picturesque Positano and Amalfi. In Naples, explore the remains of Pompeii and Herculaneum and tour the impressive collection of the Archaeological Museum. Sample local delicacies and learn about life from residents in this breathtaking area of the world!



September 9, 2017

N Zone 2017: Northwestern vs. Duke
The Northwestern Alumni Association invites you to an action-packed day with the Wildcats in Durham!


September 15, 2017 to September 23, 2017

Barcelona Immersion
Cosmopolitan, vibrant and enchanting, Barcelona is the jewel of Spain's Mediterranean coast. Through the years, Barcelona's creative citizens have pushed innovations in architecture, art, cuisine and more. Delve into many facets of Barcelona's history within its neighborhoods. Walk through the Barri Gothic, which will transport you to medieval Barcelona, and marvel at the whimsical genius of Gaudi in the Eixample district. Immerse yourself in Barcelona, and discover the allure of this unique and wonderful city.


September 20, 2017 to October 11, 2017

Exploring Australia & New Zealand
From $7,595 per person based on double occupancy
$8,684 with airfare from Los Angeles - call for pricing from other cities!
Operated by Odysseys Unlimited

Your journey begins in Cairns, gateway to Australia’s Far North. Board a boat for a day-long excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. Embark on an Aboriginal “dreamtime” tour and watch the sun set over the fabled sandstone monolith at Ayers Rock. Tour Sydney’s famous beaches, its harbor, and iconic Opera House, then fly to New Zealand and explore Mt. Cook National Park. Take a cruise through the breathtaking fjords of Milford Sound. In Rotorua experience a geothermal reserve and the Maori culture at a traditional hangi performance. Celebrate your journey’s end in Auckland.


October 2, 2017 to October 10, 2017

Rivieras and Islands of France, Italy, and Spain
From $4,595 per person based on double occupancy
Operated by Gohagan & Company


Cruise for seven nights from Rome to Barcelona aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star M.S. LE LYRIAL. This unique, comprehensive itinerary immerses you in the dynamic history, inimitable art and culture of the sun-drenched French and Italian rivieras and islands. Visit up to five UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Carcassonne’s medieval fortifications and the postcard cliffside villages of Italy’s Cinque Terre. Explore Corsica’s fortified town of Bonifacio and Sardinia’s dazzling Costa Smeralda. Visit either Florence or Pisa. Along the enchanting Côte d’Azur, enjoy specially arranged excursions in Monte Carlo, Marseilles and Nice. Rome Pre-Cruise and Barcelona Post-Cruise options are available.


October 5, 2017 to October 21, 2017

Classical India
From $3,695 per person based on double occupancy
$4,887 with air from Boston, New York or Washington DC - call for pricing from other cities! Operated by Odysseys Unlimited

Mystical and spiritual, India abounds with riches that invite personal exploration. Begin your 17-day small group tour exploring Old Delhi and New Delhi. Continue to Jaipur, the “pink city,” and enjoy dinner in a Rajasthan family’s home. Spend two nights at Ranthambore National Park where you search for elusive Bengal tigers on game drives. Travel to Agra to visit the sublime Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Conclude your journey in the holy city of Varanasi, cruising along the Ganges and visiting nearby Sarnath, one of Buddhism’s holiest sites.  An optional 5-day/4-night post-tour extension to Nepal is available.



October 9, 2017 to October 17, 2017

Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia
From $4,295 per person based on double occupancy
Operated by Gohagan & Company

This unique and exclusive nine-day itinerary and small ship voyage showcases the coastal jewels of the Iberian Peninsula between Barcelona, Spain, and Lisbon, Portugal. Cruise up Spain’s legendary Guadalquivir River, into the heart of beautiful Seville. Visit Portugal’s lesser-traveled Algarve region and the regal city of Granada, Spain. See the scenic Strait of Gibraltar and call on the enchanting Balearic Island of Palma de Mallorca. Admire the modernist architecture of Valencia. Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites while cruising ancient Mediterranean and Atlantic trade routes aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star small ship M.S. LE LYRIAL. Barcelona Pre-Cruise and Lisbon Post-Cruise options are offered.


October 14, 2017

N Zone 2017: Northwestern vs. Maryland
The Northwestern Alumni Association invites you to an action-packed day with the Wildcats at the University of Maryland!


October 18, 2017 to October 28, 2017

Pearls of Southeast Asia ~ Hong Kong to Saigon
From $7,195 per person based on double occupancy
Operated by Gohagan & Company

This exclusive nine-night cruise from Hong Kong, “Crossroads of the East,” to vibrant Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) aboard the Five-Star, small ship M.S. L’AUSTRAL showcases the fascinating treasures of Vietnam and four UNESCO World Heritage sites. Tour dynamic Hanoi, cruise majestic Ha Long Bay, visit the Forbidden Purple City in Hué and admire beautiful architecture in Hôi An. Special guest speaker Jim Laurie, former ABC and NBC News correspondent will join this departure to lecture. Round-trip economy-class air from Los Angeles is included.* Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are served throughout the cruise. Hong Kong Pre-Cruise Option and Angkor Wat/Siem Reap Post-Program Option available.


October 24, 2017 to November 1, 2017

Tuscany ~ In a Tuscan Villa
From $2,895 per person based on double occupancy
Operated by AHI Travel

Bursting with charming villages, ancient olive groves, bountiful vineyards and remarkable natural beauty, Tuscany’s sun-warmed hills have attracted artists, writers and travelers for centuries. After settling in Cortona, delve into ancient Etruscan civilization on a village walking tour before indulging your senses during an excursion through the sun-dappled countryside and a local winery. Visit Montepulciano and discover its Renaissance palaces and unique churches. Travel to Siena and admire the Gaia Fountain, Mangia Tower and the sprawling Piazza del Campo. Marvel at the splendor of Florence’s urban masterpieces as you see the iconic Ponte Vecchio, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the 14th-century Piazza della Signoria. Broaden your insight of the region while visiting the Praetorian Palace and the Museum of the Etruscan Academy. Local guides and expert speakers provide fascinating insight during included excursions and lectures.


October 27, 2017 to November 1, 2017

Polar Bears of Churchill
From $4,995 per person based on double occupancy
Operated by Orbridge

Each fall as the pack ice begins to form, the polar bears gather. Come see this extraordinary spectacle of nature as the arctic tundra becomes home to these magnificent creatures, as curious about you as you are about them. Ride an Arctic Crawler to observe them up close—as close as you dare.


November 6, 2017 to November 18, 2017

Eastern and Oriental Express
From $5,995 per person based on double occupancy
Operated by AHI Travel

Southeast Asia’s alluring blend of cultures and traditions has attracted traders and travelers for centuries. Begin your exploration in bustling Bangkok and marvel at the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha and grand Reclining Buddha. Celebrate the golden age of travel with three nights aboard the opulent Eastern & Oriental Express as it rolls through the rice paddies of Thailand and Malaysia. From the River Kwai Bridge station, drift down the Kwai Yai River and learn about the Thailand-Burma railway. Explore the Malaysian town of Kuala Kangsar and see Singapore’s iconic Merlion Park and Civil District. Then admire Bali’s breathtaking scenery and meringue-hued beaches. Observe daily life at a traditional Balinese compound, enjoy lunch by a rice field and delight in the engaging and welcoming Balinese culture. Experts and local guides will bring your adventure to life with included excursions and fascinating talks.


December 4, 2017 to December 12, 2017

Holiday Markets
From $1,895 per person ~ no single supplement!
Operated by AHI Travel


The holiday season provides a wonderful opportunity to get away and relax on an unhurried cruise through the heart of Europe that showcases delightful holiday traditions. Enjoy the start of the festive season as towns along the Rhine prepare for the holidays and open their charming Christkindlmarkts. This program features fascinating excursions, first-class ship and hotel accommodations, and an extensive meal plan including wine with lunch and dinner. For solo travelers, there is no single supplement.


January 10, 2018 to January 17, 2018

The Galapagos Islands
Feel the thrill of encountering the flora and fauna that famously inspired Darwin—and in his footsteps, generations of nature lovers. Undiscovered by Europeans until the 16th century, the Galapagos Islands hold a central position in modern scientific and evolutionary history. In a place where human presence is relatively minimal, take the opportunity to observe and photograph these remarkable species up close—either sitting quietly to watch blue-footed boobies or snorkeling with inquisitive and playful sea lions.


January 22, 2018 to January 31, 2018

Cuba by Land and Sea
Be among the privileged few to experience Cuba during this unprecedented people-to-people opportunity including three nights in Havana and six nights aboard the small sailing ship M.Y. LE PONANT. See Old Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and the Viñales Valley. Interact with local experts and immerse in Cuba’s history, culture and daily life.


January 22, 2018 to February 5, 2018

Egypt and the Eternal Nile
Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, your singular 15-day small group journey begins in vibrant Cairo, revealing antiquity’s treasures with a three-night Lake Nasser cruise and a classic four-night Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, before you encounter Old Cairo. Discover “rose-red” Petra on an optional 5-day/4-night post-tour Jordan extension.


February 3, 2018 to February 12, 2018

Israel
Join us for eight nights in Israel, an inspiring nation showcasing rich history and spiritual milestones. Enjoy stays in Tel Aviv, Tiberias, and Jerusalem and, during included excursions, discover Roman ruins, an archaic fort and the House of Peter. Taste crisp falafels, see the Dead Sea, sail the Sea of Galilee, and more during this small-group experience.


February 9, 2018 to February 17, 2018

Passage through the Panama Canal
A spectacular nine-day journey from the Costa Rican rain-forest through the mighty locks of the Panama Canal. Aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, all-Suite M.V. STAR BREEZE, experience a daylight passage through the canal and call at remote island paradises. Explore Costa Rica’s terrestrial wonders and tour Panama City. Pre- and Post-Program Options offered.


February 14, 2018 to February 25, 2018

Tanzania Migration Safari
The annual movement of wildebeest and other grazing herbivores across the Serengeti Plains is one of the greatest spectacles of the natural world. This trip is a once-in-a-lifetime journey, encompassing incredible wildlife excursions to world-famous national parks and reserves: Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Oldupai Gorge and the acacia-dotted savannas of Serengeti National Park. Accompanied by expert Orbridge naturalists, venture with a small group of travelers into the vast and varied terrain of East Africa.


February 16, 2018 to March 1, 2018

Australia
Journey to Australia for ten nights with stays in Sydney, Hunter Valley, Adelaide and Melbourne. Discover the cosmopolitan cities, fertile wine country, gourmet dining and native wildlife that form Australia’s fascinating culture and heritage. Along the way, seek koalas and kangaroos, taste local cuisines, and explore beaches, gardens and trendy city lanes during this small-group program.


February 20, 2018 to March 7, 2018

Southern Africa
Discover the remarkable beauty and vibrant culture of South Africa and Zimbabwe as you explore modern cities, track wildlife on safari and explore the natural wonder of Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River. Talks by local experts, excursions with expert guides and safari game drives combine to make this the travel experience of a lifetime.


March 25, 2018 to April 2, 2018

Cuba: Art, Culture and People
Discover Cuba’s highlights, architecture, music and culture for eight nights during stays in Miami, Havana and Cienfuegos. Meet local artists and dancers and learn from local experts during fascinating presentations. Along the way, visit historic sites, museums, schools and community projects, and enjoy a cigar factory tour. This small-group experience includes round-trip flights between Miami and Cuba and all excursions.


April 17, 2018 to April 25, 2018

Reims and the WWI Armistice
Discover the essence of France’s Champagne country and explore the history, culture and joie de vivre of this magnificent region. Sip Champagne, stroll through picturesque towns and more during your seven-night stay in Reims. Experience a program crafted to offer a balance of planned activities and time to follow your own path.


May 1, 2018 to May 9, 2018

Amalfi Coast
Enjoy seven nights in the idyllic Amalfi Coast. From your base in Vietri sul Mare, visit Amalfi town, Positano, Sorrento and Naples. Explore Pompeii’s ancient ruins, view exquisite gardens, travel Amalfi’s serpentine coastline and delight in the taste of fresh mozzarella. For single travelers, there is no single supplement.


May 1, 2018 to May 9, 2018

Dutch Waterways
Experience a captivating seven-night cruise through Holland and Belgium’s waterways and canals aboard a first-class ship, featuring guided excursions in Amsterdam, Giethoorn, The Hague, Delft, Bruges and Antwerp. Enjoy a choice of excursions in several ports, enlightening lectures and delicious meals on board, including wine and beer with lunch and dinner. For solo travelers, the single supplement is waived.


May 8, 2018 to May 18, 2018

Inland Sea of Japan
Experience the timeless splendor of Japan and South Korea on this seven-night cruise across full length of the historic Inland Sea and during two nights in Kyoto. On board the exclusively chartered Five-Star M.S. L’AUSTRAL, visit captivating port calls featuring five UNESCO World Heritage sites. Tokyo Pre-Program and Kanazawa Post-Program Options.


May 10, 2018 to May 18, 2018

Scottish Isles and 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 16, 2018 to May 27, 2018

Southwest England
Discover Southwest England during a 10-night journey featuring stays in Bath, Falmouth, Exeter and London. Visit ancient Roman baths, sprawling estates and charming fishing villages. Experience history at the Bedruthan Steps, Salisbury Cathedral, St. Michael’s Mount and Heartlands, a renovated mining landscape. This small-group program concludes with a stay in vibrant London.


May 18, 2018 to May 26, 2018

Flavors of Sicily
An intimate, small-group adventure to discover the true Sicily. With breathtaking natural beauty, deep history, and a fabled cuisine, this journey will allow you the time to explore and appreciate Italy’s most colorful region. You will be joined by talented guides who will thoughtfully introduce you to the traditions of this glorious place. Sicily offers a bounty for the mind, heart, and all the senses.


May 31, 2018 to June 8, 2018

Changing Tides of History: Cruising the Baltic Sea
Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic states, with eight nights aboard the exclusively chartered Five-Star M.S. LE SOLÉAL. Enjoy specially arranged presentations by former president of Poland Lech Wałęsa and by noted author and scholar Sergei N. Khrushchev, son of Nikita Khrushchev. Visit Gda´nsk, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki and Visby.


June 9, 2018 to June 20, 2018

Romance of the Douro River
Explore the remarkable cities and towns of Portugal on this enriching journey that showcases the country’s history and heritage. Spend three nights in Lisbon, the city that launched many of the great Age of Discovery expeditions, and two nights in vibrant Porto. Cruise the Douro River for seven nights aboard an exclusively chartered ship that takes you through Portugal’s famous port-producing region.


July 9, 2018 to July 17, 2018

Circumnavigation of Iceland
Discover the unique beauty of Iceland on this seven-night circumnavigation aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship M.S. LE SOLÉAL. See ancient Viking ruins and glittering glaciers atop simmering volcanoes. Cross the Arctic Circle on Grímsey Island and cruise along Surtsey, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Included round-trip air and Low Air Add-ons from select cities.


July 15, 2018 to July 21, 2018

Polar Bears and 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. In summer they share the area with more than 60,000 beluga whales and a wide variety of other wildlife. Come and see this annual exhibition that can only be found here in the Canadian north, and meet the local people who call it home. Pioneering spirits and welcoming smiles are waiting for you.


July 15, 2018 to July 26, 2018

Journey Along the Elbe River
Wend along the enchanting Elbe for eight nights within Germany and the Czech Republic aboard the new, intimate paddleboat cruiser, MS Elbe Princesse. Enjoy overnight first-class hotel stays in Berlin and Prague, and explore Wittenberg, Meissen, Dresden and Litomerice. This exceptional journey includes a Travel Director, lectures and an ample meal plan.


August 3, 2018 to August 10, 2018

Discover Southeast Alaska
Discover the endless beauty, abundant wildlife and native cultures of Southeast Alaska. Aboard the nimble, 66-passenger Admiralty Dream, you’ll have access to the breathtaking byways of Alaska’s Inside Passage. With skilled naturalists by your side, you’ll encounter magnificent peaks and fjords, and ice-blue glaciers of unfathomable proportions—while learning about the traditions of Alaska’s indigenous cultures.