UW-Eau Claire Alumni

Alumni travel opportunities

Check out these travel adventures offered by the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association:

Oct. 23-31, 2016
Country & Blues

Celebrate homegrown country and blues music on a luxury river cruise aboard the American Queen. Begin with a stay in the “Country Music Capital of the World,” Nashville, an iconic city that beckons with elegant architecture, an inventive culinary scene and ever-vibrant music culture. Then board the American Queen, the largest and most opulent riverboat in the world, and cruise the Cumberland River to Clarksville, dotted with unique attractions like the stately Smith-Trahern Mansion. Delve into fascinating Civil War history at Dover’s Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Cemetery, and encounter a striking blend of lush forests and rugged bluffs at Cave-In-Rock State Park in southern Illinois. Stroll past well-preserved historic landmarks in Mount Vernon, and take in the delightful 19th-century architecture of Paducah. Before concluding your voyage in Memphis, the “Home of the Blues,” witness colorful local artifacts on display at the New Madrid Historical Museum and the magnificent Hunter-Dawson home. For more information about this alumni travel opportunity contact GoNext or 1-800-842-9023. View brochure.

March 2017
Impressions of Havana, Cuba

Cuba: Historically rich, culturally diverse, environmentally magnificent. For decades, the Caribbean’s largest island—roughly 90 miles away from U.S. soil—has been but a mystery, perceived through secondhand sources and beyond the grasp of most American travelers. For more information about this alumni travel opportunity contact GoNext or 1-800-842-9023.

April 30-May 8, 2017
Southern Grandeur - American Queen

From moss-draped oak trees and fragrant, idyllic gardens to stately pillared mansions and storybook downtown districts, the American South conjures up an array of enchanting images. Celebrate the region’s intriguing history and architectural elegance on a Mississippi River cruise aboard the magnificent American Queen. From New Orleans to Memphis, let our nation’s most iconic waterway carry you to welcoming towns in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas. For more information about this alumni travel opportunity contact GoNext or 1-800-842-9023. View flyer.

July 21-28, 2017
Alaska Charms

Let the rugged charms of Alaska—America’s last frontier—captivate you as you sail aboard Oceania Cruises’ intimate Regatta, a state-of-the-art haven of elegance. Depart from Seattle and cruise through the Inside Passage en route to one of Alaska’s oldest towns, Wrangell, renowned for its unique Petroglyph Beach and intriguing gold rush history. Continue cruising through Tracy Arm, a breathtaking fjord whose pristine waters reflect its ice-blue tidewater glaciers and soaring granite cliffs. Watch more glorious scenery unfold at Sitka, home to Sitka National Historical Park. Before returning to Seattle, explore British Columbia’s delightful maritime port, Prince Rupert, known as a gateway to Canada’s only grizzly bear sanctuary. Take in the majesty of ancient glaciers, towering mountains, and picturesque coasts on this remarkable Alaskan voyage. GoNext or 1-800-842-9023. View trip flyer.

Oct. 7-17, 2017
Mediterranean Radiance

From glorious cathedrals to sparkling seascapes and sun-kissed beaches, encounter the Mediterranean’s radiant beauty on this odyssey aboard Oceania Cruises’ chic Riviera. Depart Rome for Livorno, a jumping-off point to admire the magnificent architecture of legendary Florence, Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower, and the rolling hills of Tuscany. Take in Portofino’s Genoese-built castle, experience French Riviera glamour at St-Tropez, and laze on splendid beaches at Palamós, located on Spain’s rugged Costa Brava. Witness Gaudí’s imaginative masterpieces in Barcelona, see Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences, and stroll along Mahón lovely waterfront. Before your journey concludes in Monte Carlo, browse Marseille’s lively markets, or explore the fairy-tale landscapes and hilltop towns of Provence. For more information about this alumni travel opportunity contact GoNext or 1-800-842-9023. View trip flyer.