2014 Tours

Reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Since the University of Maryland Alumni Association partners with other universities, many tours fill quickly. It is essential that you make your reservation early to reserve a place on the tour.

Cruise the Panama Canal
January 5 – 18, 2014 (AHI)

Relax on board the Six-Star Crystal Serenity as you set sail from Miami for the exotic ports of the Caribbean and South America. Enjoy award-winning entertainment, specialty restaurants, classes and expert speakers. Take advantage of 2-for-1 pricing and a host of amenities, including flexible dining times, open bar service, and gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff.
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Tahitian Jewels
January 15 – 25, 2014 (Go Next)
Book by May 9, 2013 and save $2,000 per couple

Imagine a cruise on one of the finest vessels afloat, Oceania Cruises Marina, where every port of call is a Polynesian paradise. Savor the tropical island splendor of Moorea, Bora Bora, Hiva Oa, and more as you sail the beautiful South Pacific.
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Treasures of Southern Africa
February 5 – 19, 2014 (AHI)
*Book by August 13 and save $500 per couple

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to southern Africa, a region known both for its rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. Begin your journey in Cape Town, South Africa, known as the Mother City because it is the oldest city in the country. This adventure includes excursions, luxury accommodations and an extensive meal plan.
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Splendors Down Under
February 21 – March 11, 2014 (Go Next)
Book by June 20, 2013 and save $2,000

Visit the land of koalas and kangaroos as you explore fascinating cities down under. Marvel at the stunning landscapes and exotic wildlife of Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand while cruising aboard the deluxe Oceania Cruises Marina.
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April 19 – 26, 2014 (AHI)

There's nothing like a quick getaway in the sun. And there's no better way to do it than on a cruise ship so grand we it had to be named Grandeur of the Seas. During your seven-night cruise explore Royal Caribbean's private island, CocoCay, experience the wonders of Paradise Island, or check out the stingray adventure at Blackbeard's Cay.
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Greek Isles Odyssey
May 14 – 22, 2014
October 21 – 29, 2014 (just announced)
(Go Next)

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 amazing cities and islands of Santorini, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Mykonos, Kavala and Istanbul.
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Antebellum South
May 23 – 31, 2014 (Go Next)
Book by February 13, 2014 and save $100 per couple

Revel in authentic Americana aboard the luxury steamboat American Queen, as you cruise along the vast Mississippi River. Delve into the history, culture and grandeur of the Antebellum South from New Orleans to Memphis, stopping at Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg and Helena.
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Normandy, 70th Anniversary of D-Day
May 27 – June 4, 2014 (AHI)
Book by November 12, 2013 and save $500 per couple

Walk through history on this exclusive journey through Normandy, featuring two full days of exploration that highlight this important victory during the 70th anniversary of D-Day. This program offers an exceptional value that includes all excursions, educational programs, first-class accommodations, an extensive meal plan and wine with dinner.
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Essential Europe
Students only
May 31 – June 23, 2014 (AESU)

Celebrate your college successes with an unforgettable voyage through eleven wondrous countries ...
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Celtic Lands
June 4 – 14, 2014 (Gohagan)

Cruise for eight nights aboard the deluxe M.S. LE BORÉAL from England, to France, Ireland, Wales and Scotland, with specially arranged lectures by President Dwight D. Eisenhower's grandson and Sir Winston Churchill's granddaughter. Visit the hallowed beaches of Normandy 70 years after the Allied Forces made their historic landings.
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July 11 – 22, 2014 (Orbridge)

Experience Orbridge's Tanzania Migration Safari, a once-in-a-lifetime journey encompassing incredible wildlife excursions to Arusha, Tarangire, and Lake Manyara National Park; Ngorongoro Crater; Olduvai Gorge and the acacia-dotted savannas of the Serengeti National Park.
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Alaskan Frontiers & Glaciers
July 14 – 24, 2014 (Go Next)

Book by December 15 , 2013 and save $500 per couple

Discover Alaska's rugged beauty while cruising on the elegant Oceania Cruises' Regatta. From Seattle, sail north to the charming Alaskan ports of Ketchikan, Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Sitka and Wrangell, marvel at the magnificent Hubbard Glacier, and return to Seattle via the lovely city of Victoria, B.C.
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Northern Europe and Iceland
July 27 – August 8, 2014
(Vacations to Go)

Follow the historic journey of Vikings through the North Sea. Behold the lush green countryside and ice capped mountains of Northern Europe and Iceland.
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Cruising the Rivieras and Islands: France, Italy, Spain
August 8 – 16, 2014 (Gohagan)

Cruise for seven nights from Rome to Barcelona aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star M.V. TERE MOANA. Visit the sun-drenched landscapes of the French and Italian rivieras and islands and up to five UNESCO World Heritage sites, with excursions featuring Corsica, Sardinia, Florence, Italy's Cinque Terre, Èze, Monte Carlo, Cannes and Nice.
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Costa Rica
August 30 – September 6, 2014 (AESU)

Travel across...this small but very diverse country on an adventure tour of wildly contrasting landscapes. From active volcanoes to waterfalls and geysers, from exotic birds and playful monkeys to jungle-canopy walks – experience all that Costa Rica has to offer.
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Flavors of Northern Italy
September 13 – 21, 2014 (Orbridge)

This amazing program introduces you to Italy in a way few people ever experience. Make a beautiful, historic Italian wine estate outside Verona your base as you explore the region, visiting Verona's Roman Arena and other ancient sites, and discovering Italy's cultural connection to farm and table along the way. Touring centuries-old wineries, tasting rare hand-made cheeses, and dining in homes of chefs and producers are just some of the exclusive highlights of this journey.
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Blue Danube
September 13 – 25, 2014 (Gohagan)
Book by March 13 and save $2000 per couple

Visit six countries and up to eight UNESCO World Heritage sites on this custom-designed music-themed journey featuring three nights each in Prague and Kraków and a five-night cruise on the legendary Blue Danube aboard the deluxe M.S. Amadeus Elegant. Enjoy a comprehensive schedule of exclusive expert lectures, classical music performances and guided excursions.
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Lifestyle Explorations in Spain
September 20 – October 14, 2014 (AHI)
Book by March 25 , 2014 and save $500 per couple

Spain is a wonderful destination for those who dream of learning a second language and discovering another culture. Discover this nation's allure for yourself on a three-week, authentic introduction to living overseas. Reside in your own apartment in Salamanca, a historic city in the Castilla y León region near Madrid.
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Caribbean Getaway
December 6 – 13, 2014 (Vacations to Go)

Escape to the beautiful white-sand beaches and sparkling blue waters of the Caribbean. Swim, sunbathe, shop, dine and dance in the most relaxing laid back region of the world.
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