Syracuse University

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November 5-10, 2014
$4,995 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare additional

We are thrilled to present you with a special opportunity to witness one of the largest confluences of polar bears in the world. Join us on this exciting six-day journey to remote Churchill, Manitoba. Watch the bears interact and play from a custom-designed Tundra Buggy during two day-long safaris. Educational experiences distinguish this program, including expert presentations from Churchill Northern Studies Centre, Polar Bears International, Manitoba Museum, the Eskimo Museum, and Parks Canada - as well as the quality guidance of a naturalist Orbridge Expedition Leader. When polar bears awaken from summer hibernation, they descend upon the tiny seaport town of Churchill, forming a 'celebration' - a polar bear gathering. Be part of an extraordinary natural phenomenon and unforgettable adventure. Click here for additional information.


November 7-15, 2014
From $2,995 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare and taxes are additional

Join this unique and intimate nine-day itinerary showcasing the ancient ports and sea routes once plied by Phoenician triremes and Roman galleys. Cruise from the fabled coast of Morocco to the sun-washed Canary Islands aboard the exclusively chartered, 90-passenger small ship M.S. SERENISSIMA. With a port call every day and an included excursion in each port, balanced by ample leisure time, this unparalleled combination of Moorish treasures and natural beauty features seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, five UNESCO biosphere reserves, idyllic ports rarely visited by larger ships and the timeless monuments of two dynamic yet ancient societies—the Spanish and the Moors. Contemplate the contrast of ancient and modern while exploring the cosmopolitan city of Casablanca and medieval Marrakech and its medina quarter. Call on seldom-visited islands, where you can appreciate otherworldly landscapes that inspired painters, gaze into a 6000-foot-deep caldera carpeted with lush subtropical vegetation and walk beside picturesque Spanish colonial architecture. An Imperial Rabat and Fez Pre-Cruise Option and Madrid Post-Cruise Option are offered. Click here for a PDF of the brochure. 

December 1-8, 2014
$1,399 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare included out of Newark, New Jersey

Krakow is a city dating to the early Middle Ages, when the original settlement functioned as a fortified castle on the Wawel Heights. It has a complex history that includes serving as the seat of the Polish kings until 1609, being incorporated into the Austrian Hapsburg empire as part of Galicia in 1846, and, during World War II, becoming the capital of the Nazi General Government administered by the notorious Hans Frank, who used the royal palace on Wawel hill as his residence. Today an intellectual center, Krakow is home to one of the oldest universities in Central Europe, the Jagiellonian University, first established in 1384 by King Kazimierz Wielka. Krakow is famous for being the setting of Steven Spielberg's masterpiece Schindler's List. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it is among the most charming cities in all of Europe. Click here for a PDF of the brochure. Click here to reserve your spot.

January 16-February 3, 2015
From $4,499 per person, based on double occupancy, free or low cost airfare from most major North American cities, airport transfers are additional

Discover breathtaking tropical scenery and mesmerizing ancient relics as you cruise from Miami to Lima aboard Oceania Cruises' Regatta, passing through the Panama Canal - one of the most legendary waterways in the world. Depart Miami for palm-fringed Key West, once home to author Ernest Hemingway, and then stop at Cozumel, a snorkeler's paradise with its fabulous sheltered reefs. See intriguing Mayan ruins near Costa Maya and Santo Tomas, admire ancient temples in Belize, and relax on idyllic white-sand beaches in Roatan. Be engulfed by exotic beauty in Costa Rica's lush rainforests before cruising the famous Panama Canal enroute to the port of Fuerte Amador and cosmopolitan Panama City. Sail the Pacific to Ecuador and explore Manta, a bustling seaport renowned for its splendid beaches, followed by Guayaquil, a revitalized city featuring a sparkling riverfront edged by museums, restaurants and shops. Continue to Salaverry, a gateway to archaeological treaures from the pre-Inca era, and on to Peru's historica capital, Lima. An optional Miami pre-cruise program and an optional Machu Picchu post-cruise program are available. Click here for a PDF of the brochure.

January 31-February 7, 2015
From $4,295 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare and taxes are additional

Escape the depths of winter on this eight-day sailing experience amid the Caribbean’s tropical Windward Islands aboard the exclusively chartered, 64-passenger sailing yacht M.Y. LE PONANT. Enjoy classic “life under sail” aboard this elegant three-masted yacht featuring all ocean-view Staterooms and an Observation Platform near sea level for ideal viewing of marine life and optional water sports. Cruise round trip from Fort-de-France, Martinique, into secluded harbors to explore the natural and cultural treasures of the Windward Islands. This custom-designed itinerary features Martinique’s Balata Garden, showcasing 3,000 varieties of tropical plants and flowers; Bequia, the most beautiful isle of the Grenadines; the awe-inspiring reefs and marine life in the lagoons of Tobago Cays Marine Park; Grenada, the Spice Island; St. Vincent and its historic capital, Kingstown; St. Lucia’s iconic twin mountain peaks, the Gros and Petit Pitons; and Dominica, where it is said there is a river for every day of the year. Click here for a PDF of the brochure. 
February 12-22, 2015
From $5,595 per person, based on double occupancy, free airfare from Los Angeles, taxes are additional

Join us for nine nights in Tahiti and French Polynesia, with seven nights aboard the Five-Star Plus M.S. PAUL GAUGUIN, for an unmatched small ship experience amid the islands, atolls and motus of Tahiti, Huahine, Taha’a, Bora Bora and Moorea. This splendid opportunity offers air included from Los Angeles* and a whole host of complimentary features aboard ship: all onboard gratuities; select complimentary wine, spirits and nonalcoholic beverages replenished in your stateroom or suite and served throughout the cruise; complimentary water sports available for your choosing; and even complimentary personal butler service in suites and the highest-category staterooms. An onboard naturalist will provide diverse discussions and demonstrations about the islands’ history and cultural heritage. This exceptional program also includes two nights in the deluxe Intercontinental Resort Tahiti in enchanting Papeete, Tahiti, with an exclusive excursion to the Paul Gauguin Museum. Post-Program Options in a deluxe seaside resort on Moorea or Bora Bora are offered. *Air included from Los Angeles and Air Add-Ons have limited availability and are not guaranteed. Click here for a PDF of the brochure. 

February 18-March 4, 2015
From $7,995 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare additional

From Nelson Mandela’s “Long Walk to Freedom” and the rich multicultural heritage of the “Rainbow Nation” to stunning natural beauty and exotic wildlife, this 15-day, small-group travel program showcases southern Africa like no other. Enjoy Five-Star accommodations for two nights in Johannesburg, four nights in Cape Town in the legendary Mount Nelson Hotel, two nights in the MalaMala Game Reserve, one night in Victoria Falls in the historic Victoria Falls Hotel in Zimbabwe, and three nights on Namibia’s Chobe River aboard the 28-passenger, all-suite M.S. ZAMBEZI QUEEN river vessel. Explore “a world in one country”—Johannesburg, Mandela’s former home in Soweto, Table Mountain, Robben Island and the Cape of Good Hope. From the unique perspective of covered excursion boats and from four-wheel-drive vehicles in the Chobe and Kruger National Parks, enjoy unparalleled game-viewing and close encounters with elephant, hippo and antelope, not to mention spectacular opportunities to track crocodiles, birds and big cats. Visit thundering Victoria Falls, one of the world’s top natural wonders. Extend your safari experience with the Post-Program Option at the deluxe Stanley and Livingstone at Victoria Falls. Click here for a PDF of the brochure. 

May 4-16, 2015
From $4,995 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare additional

This classic, 13-day transatlantic voyage is aboard the Six-Star, all-suite M.V. SILVER WHISPER, providing an unmatched small ship experience. This splendid opportunity offers many complimentary features aboard ship: all shipboard gratuities and port taxes, personal butler service, beverages in your suite and throughout the cruise and even complimentary fitness classes. Cruise from New York to London on a classic journey across the Atlantic Ocean, with port calls in two great cities of Maritime Canada—Halifax, Nova Scotia, and St. John’s, Newfoundland; along the ruggedly beautiful coast of Ireland, with an opportunity to tour Limerick, located on the picturesque River Shannon; and in the quaint Cornish port of Fowey. Onboard guest speakers will provide educational discussions on local history, nature and culture. A full array of optional excursions allows you to explore the ports at your own pace. Unpack only once! An excellent value for this one-of-a-kind opportunity. A London Post-Cruise Option is also offered. Click here for a PDF of the brochure.  
More tours will be added as information becomes available. Please continue to check for the most up-to-date schedule.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Tina Casella '94, G'04 at or the Office of Alumni Relations mailbox at

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