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CUBAN DISCOVERY 

– Miami to Havana

  • March 28 – April 5 (8 nights)
  • $5,399 per person double occupancy (round-trip airfare to Miami is additional)
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Cuba’s turbulent economic and political past and vibrant, culturally rich present unfold on this rare, enriching journey developed for the NAU Alumni Association.This exclusive opportunity to explore Cuba is organized and operated by Go Next, Inc., which holds a People-to-People license from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), authorizing registered travelers on this educational exchange program to visit Cuba. Uncover Cuba’s beauty, paradoxes and remarkable intrigue—a country where 1950s-era automobiles still dominate the roads edged by beautifully preserved Spanish colonial buildings—on this unforgettable journey. During your visits to Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Santa Clara, you will meet with diverse locals from dancers and teachers to visual artists and entrepreneurs, to discover the fascinating history and realities of this captivating nation. 
  • Coral Reef - Pathway Through Panama
  • Squirrel Monkey - Pathway to Panama
  • Mayan City - Pathway to Panama
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PATHWAY THROUGH PANAMA 

Miami to San Francisco

  • April 23 - May 9 (16 nights)
  • From $2,999 per person, double occupancy (Airfare included)
  • Discover the pristine natural wonders, spirited cultures and grand colonial architecture of Florida, Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico while sailing aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Regatta
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Experience Central America’s alluring blend of natural marvels, unique cultures, and enchanting architecture as you cruise to Florida, Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico in luxury aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Regatta. Stroll palm-lined streets edged by 19th-century architecture in Key West—once home to author Ernest Hemingway. Visit enchanting Cartagena, a grand cultural and architectural feast, before cruising through the impressive Panama Canal, an engineering masterpiece that connects the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. In Puntarenas, explore the lively beachside promenade, or venture inland to experience Costa Rica’s ecological majesty—renowned for its breathtaking waterfalls, imposing volcanoes, and tropical cloud forests. Succumb to the idyllic beauty of San Juan del Sur, a tropical haven that beckons with dozens of sun-drenched beaches and pristine coves. Next is Puerto Quetzal, a gateway to the lovely colonial capital of Antiqua, followed by Puerto Chiapas, situated in Mexico’s bountiful Soconusco region. Explore Cabo San Lucas, an exclusive resort town where aquamarine seas lap picture-perfect beaches, and trendy restaurants and chic boutiques exude glamour. From awe-inspiring monuments and serene beaches to beautiful colonial architecture, savor spectacular contrasts on this 16-night South American odyssey.
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SOUTHERN CULTURE & CIVIL WAR

Memphis to New Orleans

  • May 14 - 23 (9 nights)
  • From $4,699 per person, double occupancy (Airfare is additional)
  • Southern culture and the American Civil War spring to life on this unique Mississippi River cruise aboard the elegant American Queen. Take in historic sites from Memphis to New Orleans, visiting Shiloh National Military Park, Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, and Houmas House Plantation.
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Delve into the rich history and splendid architecture of the South as you discover the legends, glory and magnitude of the American Civil War. Cruise along the shores of the Mississippi River aboard the luxury riverboat American Queen, stopping in Mississippi and Louisiana, where you’ll find grand antebellum mansions, memorials from the momentous War Between the States, and a wealth of living history.  Begin with a stay in Memphis, home to many American icons, and explore the renowned battlefields of Shiloh National Military Park. Cruise south to Vicksburg, Mississippi, the “Red Carpet City of the South,” where you’ll find another historic battlefield at the Vicksburg National Military Park, which commemorates the 47-day siege of the city in 1863. Revel in the antebellum splendor of Natchez, a glorious city sprinkled with restored mansions, and take in the many charming 19th-century homes found amid the scenic countryside in St. Francisville. Visit Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s capital, rich with historic treasures both in and outside of the city, including the celebrated Plantation Country. Stroll paths fringed by marvelous greenery and view the plush interior of Houmas House Plantation, the “Crown Jewel of Louisiana’s River Road,” before ending your riverboat adventure in New Orleans. This unique river cruise encompasses both the fascinating culture of the South and a pivotal time in America’s history.   
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  • Park Guell
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PEARLS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN 

Rome to Monte Carlo

  • June 15 - 23 (7 nights)
  • From $2,699 per person, double occupancy (Airfare included from select cities)
  • Revel in the esteemed architecture, natural beauty and cultural gems of the Mediterranean, while cruising aboard the luxurious Oceania Cruises Riviera, stopping in Amalfi, Sardinia, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Marseille, Antibes and Monte Carlo.
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Revel in the cultural gems and spectacular beauty of the Mediterranean as you cruise from Rome to Monte Carlo aboard the luxurious Oceania Cruises Riviera. Depart Rome’s port of Civitavecchia and sail to Amalfi and Positano, colorful towns with timeless Moorish-style houses set on stunning seaside slopes. Visit Sardinia’s capital, Cagliari, home to extensive archaeological treasures that reflect its 2,000 years of history, before heading to the island of Mallorca, and the culturally rich city of Palma. Marvel at its massive Gothic cathedral and circular castle overlooking the harbor, relax amid the windmill-dotted countryside, or stroll the cobbled streets of Old Palma. Cruise to Spain and ponder extraordinary structures in Barcelona, where famed architect Antoni Gaudi left his mark. Then continue to France and explore the historic port city of Marseille or experience its rich Provençal countryside dotted with delightful medieval towns. Sail east along the French Riviera to Antibes, a classic Mediterranean getaway romanticized by F. Scott Fitzgerald, before concluding your journey in glamorous Monte Carlo.   
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  • St. Petersburg
  • Baltics
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BALTIC MARVELS

Stockholm to Copenhagen 

  • August 19 - 27 (7 nights)
  • From $2,999 per person, double occupancy (Airfare included from select cities)
  • Marvel at the storybook settings, deep-rooted history and canal-laced capitals of the Baltic as you said from Stockholm to Copenhagen aboard the elegant Oceania Cruises Nautica, with unforgettable interludes in Finland, Russia, Estonia and Germany.
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Revel in the cultural gems and spectacular beauty of the Mediterranean as you cruise from Rome to Monte Carlo aboard the luxurious Oceania Cruises Riviera. Depart Rome’s port of Civitavecchia and sail to Amalfi and Positano, colorful towns with timeless Moorish-style houses set on stunning seaside slopes. Visit Sardinia’s capital, Cagliari, home to extensive archaeological treasures that reflect its 2,000 years of history, before heading to the island of Mallorca, and the culturally rich city of Palma. Marvel at its massive Gothic cathedral and circular castle overlooking the harbor, relax amid the windmill-dotted countryside, or stroll the cobbled streets of Old Palma. Cruise to Spain and ponder extraordinary structures in Barcelona, where famed architect Antoni Gaudi left his mark. Then continue to France and explore the historic port city of Marseille or experience its rich Provençal countryside dotted with delightful medieval towns. Sail east along the French Riviera to Antibes, a classic Mediterranean getaway romanticized by F. Scott Fitzgerald, before concluding your journey in glamorous Monte Carlo.   
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GREEK ISLES ODYSSEY 

Istanbul to Athens 

  • September 26 - October 5 (8 nights)
  • From $2,999 per person, double occupancy (Airfare included from select cities)
  • Discover incredible ancient wonders and alluring sun-soaked islands on this Aegean adventure aboard the graceful Oceania Cruises Riviera. This odyssey to Turkey and the Greek Isles transports you to the stunning cities and islands of Volos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini and Mykonos. 
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Discover the incredible ancient wonders of the Greek Isles while cruising from Istanbul to Athens aboard the graceful Riviera, Oceania Cruises’ newest ship. Depart Istanbul and sail to the third-largest port in Greece, Volos, edging the sapphire-blue waters of the Pagasitikos Gulf and featuring lovely neoclassical architecture. Next explore Turkey’s vibrant port city of Kusadasi,or witness the amazing ruins of Ephesus, a former Greek and Roman city that is now one of the best-preserved archaeological sites on the Mediterranean. Then visit the serene island of Patmos, where magnificent frescoes adorn the Monastery of St John, followed by Rhodes, renowned for its ancient Acropolis and former site of the legendary Colossus. Savor its picturesque fusion of medieval walls and archeological sites with sweeping white-sand beaches and sparkling turquoise waters. Take in more lovely scenery on Crete, famed for its idylliclandscapes dotted with villages and windmills, and get a glimpse of the bygone Minoan civilization at the reconstructed Bronze-Age Palace of Knossos. Behold a stunning natural spectacle of volcano-carved landscapes and blue-domed, whitewashed villages on Santorini, and stroll a labyrinth of streets edged by classic Cycladic architecture in Mykonos, before your Aegean odyssey concludes in Athens.