Skip to body

Alumni

Contact Us

Barge Hall - First Floor
(509) 963-2160
alumni@cwu.edu

Staff
 

Follow Us

 


Class Ring Induction
Class Ring Video


Yakima Send Off

Welcome to the Alumni Travel Program

Our travel program provides world-class travel at great rates. Click the links for full details and join fellow alumni for one of these amazing adventures today.

 

 2020 Trips  |  2019 Trips

 

2020 Trips

August 28-September 8, 2020

Experience Baltic and Scandinavian culture, history, and scenery aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina. Your adventure begins in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. Sail to Warnemünde and laze on the beach or take a scenic drive to Berlin to see the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall. In Rønne, wander the cobblestone streets or venture outside the city limits to take in the natural beauty of the ivory-white beaches and rocky cliffs. Uncover the history of Gdynia at the Emigration Museum and the Polish Naval Museum or visit nearby Gdańsk and tour one of its many historic churches. Discover Klaipėda, where a single surviving tower of a once-glorious red brick castle remains. Tallinn, the next stop, has a UNESCO-listed Old Town and is one of Europe’s most compelling walled cities. Spend three days in the imperial grandeur of St. Petersburg, Russia’s window to the West, where pastel-colored palaces and onion domes complement the city’s vast network of canals and arched bridges. Visit the Russian Museum or browse Picasso paintings at the Hermitage. Your journey will end in Stockholm, but before that, stop in Helsinki and see the Suomenlinna, a ruined fortification that spans six islands.To reserve your trip today, click the link above.

 

October 5-16, 2020
Encounter the history of the eastern Mediterranean aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina. Begin 
in Barcelona, a thriving center of culture. From there, sail to Monte Carlo and take in the glamorous Monte Carlo Casino and the Circuit de Monaco, the site of the famed Grand Prix. In Rome, come face to face with history as you experience the ancient Roman Forum, the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, and Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Explore Sorrento—stroll the seaside promenades and cobblestone streets or travel to see the legendary ruins of Pompeii. Next, stop in Santorini and see its breathtaking rock formations climbing from the volcanic floor. Discover the ruins of Ephesus near Kuşadasi, which is home to the Temple of Artemis—one of the remaining Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Before concluding your trip in Athens, sail to Mitilini—the “Garden of the Aegean”—and visit its ancient Roman theater and Byzantine castle. To reserve your trip today, click the link above.

 

 

Past CWU Alumni Travel Program Trips

New Zealand- Land of the Long White Cloud
Feb 27-March 14, 2019

Experience Kiwi life in vibrant Auckland, and feel the intensity of a Maori haka war dance. In Dunedin, stroll through the Scottish-influenced town, and choose from a Taieri Gorge train ride or wildlife-watching on Otago Peninsula. 

Spend a full day in breathtaking Fiordland to cruise Lake Manapouri and sail by catamaran through the majestic Doubtful Sound fiord. Outside Queenstown, explore the enchanting backdrops of the “Lord of the Rings” movies. 

Take a 13-night excursion today and click the link above for more information. 

Journey along the Elbe
April 25- May 6, 2019

Join us as we wend our way through enchanting scenery and centuries of history on this unique river cruise aboard a state-of-the-art paddleboat cruiser. This remarkable journey is bookended by overnight hotel stays in two of Europe's sparkling gems, Berlin and Prague.

Reserve your 8-night trip today by clicking the link above. 

Gaelic Glory
June 18-27, 2019 

Step back in time in Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland; delight in the fishing communities of Cobh; take in the unparalleled beauty of Bantry; sink into Gaelic heritage at An Taibhdhearc in Galway; explore historic city of Londonderry; see the birthplace of the Titanic in Belfast and embrace Viking history in Douglas.

Book your excursion today by clicking the link above. 
 

Canadian Rockies
July 11-19, 2019 

NEW DATE: Take this eight-night trip to the Canadian Rockies where you will spend two nights in Kananaskis, Canada, three nights in Jasper and three nights in Banff. This is a one-of-a-kind journey where you will see local culture, heritage, and history. You will learn more about the region and will also have time to freely pursue your interests. 

To reserve your trip today, click the link above. 

Normandy, Deauville: 75th Anniversary of D-Day
October 25 - November 2, 2019

This excursion will take you to Deauville, France where you will spend seven days discovering and learning about the local culture, heritage, and history.

Take an emotional journey along the beaches of the Calvados coastline, the theatre for D-Day. Delve into the origins of the Resistance, it's leaders and the heroic efforts of the French patriots who fought to liberate their country. 


Don't miss out! Click the link below and reserve your spot today.

Majestic Vistas
October 27- November 4, 2019 

Enjoy this seven-night luxury cruise that will go through several cities and countries. Stroll through Dubrovnik's ancient walled city; view Venetian architecture in Kotor; experience Valletta's timeless fortified metropolis built by the Knights of St. John; enjoy Messina's lovely churches and cathedral; relax in fascinating Naples or explore the ruins of Pompeii.

To reserve your spot today, click the link above. 

Tropical Retreats
November 16-23, 2019 

Journey to the sunny shores of the Caribbean and Mexico on this seven-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Insignia. Begin your voyage in Miami, Florida, where the bold Latin flavors of Little Havana set the tone for a lively island-hopping adventure. Set sail for the pastel-hued streetscapes of Key West—this memorable island offers a unique combination of relaxed hospitality, distinctive architecture, and rich maritime history. See the local establishments where Ernest Hemingway swapped stories of big-game fishing, or visit Harry Truman’s “Little White House.” After a day at sea, head for the island paradise of Harvest Caye. There, you can look for manatees and starfish in the saltwater lagoon, visit the Blue Morpho Butterfly Sanctuary, or relax at the beach. Continue on to Roatán, where the second-largest barrier reef in the world, the Great Mayan Reef, invites you to snorkel, sunbathe, and experience the natural habitat up close. Before your journey ends in Miami, spend a day in Costa Maya. Here, you can take a rare opportunity to swim among dolphins, turtles, and schools of vivid tropical fish, or opt for an in-depth exploration of the area’s fascinating Mayan ruins.

 


Salute to Spain
May 15-May 24, 2017

This trip visited some of Spain’s most iconic cities–complete with colorful piazzas, tapas bars, glittering beaches, and regal palaces–and experience Portugal’s lovely capital, Lisbon. Trip-goers cruised to Barcelona, a cultural hub set on the Mediterranean Sea, and sailed to Valencia, admired the sandy beaches and whitewashed villas of Ibiza, strolled along Alicante’s seaside promenade, and browse the rich art museums of Málaga and more. 

Dutch Waterways - Antwerp to Amsterdam
April 17-April 25, 2017

This trip incorporated seven nights aboard the first-class MS Amadeus Silver with leisure time to experience the local culture and cuisine independently. After the Dutch Waterways river cruise, travelers could linger a while longer in picturesque Amsterdam with a two-night stay to explore Amsterdam’s lively neighborhood streets and scenic canals, as well as its world-class museums and attractions. Included a guided walking tour of one of the most beautiful and upscale canals, the Herengracht. 

 

Cultural Cuba
January 22 – January 30, 2017

This trip was an immersion in the culture of Cuba via a People-to-People educational exchange program licensed by the U.S. Department of Treasury. Travelers visited the cities Havana, Trinidad, and Cienfuegos as well as rural Pinar del Río to see the majestic Sierra del Rosario mountains. Local experts, such as a university professor, an architect, members of the clergy, health care workers and more, gave insight into Cuba’s culture, history, economy, and daily life. This program featured nine nights in Cuba and one night in Miami.

Journey To Southern Africa
October 29-November 13, 2017

The trip featured three nights in Cape Town, South Africa, at Mount Nelson Hotel, two nights in Chobe National Park at the Chobe Game Lodge, three nights aboard the deluxe Rovos Rail, one night in Johannesburg at 54 on Bath, and three nights in Thornybush Game Reserve at Thornybush Game Lodge. Flights from Cape Town, South Africa, to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and Johannesburg, South Africa, to Hoedspruit. Train from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, to Pretoria, South Africa.

 

Music of America - Nashville to Memphis, TN
October 29-November 6, 2017

This trip celebrated the classic music of America with an exploration of beautifully preserved monuments and picturesque towns. The trip began with a stay in the Country Music Capital of the World, Nashville, Paducah, a lovely city at the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers, and concluded in Memphis, Home of the Blues.

 

Sparkling South Pacific
February 3-February 13, 2018

Settled into the laid-back island life, this trip included pristine beaches and glistening lagoons while aboard the luxurious Marina. The ship embarked in Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia in Tahiti. The trip continued to Moorea, then to the gorgeous island of Fakarava. The adventure ended in Rangiroas expansive lagoon in Bora Bora.

Gateway to Sunshine
April 6-April 22, 2018

The Caribbean cruise embarked in Los Angeles aboard Oceania Cruises' elegant Marina, an award-winning ship. Onboard visitors admired the canopies of San Juan del Sur and the rare virgin tropical dry forest of Puntarenas before they traversed into the Panama Canal. Visitors also scanned the clear turquoise waters for the rare green sea turtle bred on its palm-fringed shores. Guests ended their trip disembarking in the Miami Marina.

Normandy
April 30-May 9, 2018

Travelers enjoyed the beautiful Normandy region with seven Nights in Honfleur, France, at the first-class Mercure Honfleur Hotel. Discovery excursions highlighted the local culture, heritage, and history. Expert-led Enrichment programs also provided insight into the region.

 

 

 

Cruise the Rhine River
June 27-July 05, 2018

Adventure-seekers relaxed for seven nights aboard the exclusively chartered, first-class MS Amadeus Silver III. Expert-led Enrichment programs enhanced travelers' insight into the region. Guest also experienced free time to pursue their own interests.

 

Tuscany
October 9-October 17, 2018

Spend seven Nights in Cortona, Italy, at the deluxe Villa Marsili. Discovery excursions highlight the local culture, heritage, and history. Expert-led Enrichment programs enhance your insight into the region. And free time will allow you to pursue your own interests.

Click the link above for more information and get to exploring beautiful Tuscany today.

 

Take the Next Step to Becoming a Wildcat.

Admissions@cwu.edu