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Travel Program

SMU Alumni Travel Program

Enhance your lifetime connection to SMU as you travel to points ranging from exotic ports of the Orient to quaint villages in France. Take advantage of unique opportunities to visit exciting destinations and learn about their culture, history and art.

Like us on FacebookSMU Alumni partners with premiere tour operators dedicated to creating first class educational travel experiences for alumni associations and other educational organizations. Our travel program is open to SMU alumni, parents, and friends. These trips are not exclusive to SMU, other alumni associations will also be traveling with you. We are proud to work with the following preferred travel partners: Go Next Travel, and Thomas P. Gohagan & Company.

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 214-768-2586, toll-free 1-888-327-3755 or e-mail

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2018 Program


Passage through the Panama Canal and Costa Rica

  • 9 days
  • February 3-11, 2018
  • Priced from $4995 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare)
  • Activity level: Moderately Active

A spectacular nine-day journey through the mighty locks of the Panama Canal to the Costa Rican rainforest. Aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, all-Suite m.v. Star Breeze, experience a daylight passage through the canal and call at remote island paradises. Explore Costa Rica’s terrestrial wonders and tour Panama City. Pre- and Post-Program Options offered.

Thomas P. Gohagan & Company

Rainforest & Relics - Oceania Cruise

  • 18-night luxury cruise from Miami to Lima aboard the Sirena
  • February 10-28, 2018
  • Priced from $3999 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)
  • Activity level: Moderately Active

Marvel at the exotic wildlife, historic cities, and ancient ruins of Central and South America on this luxury cruise aboard the Sirena. From Miami to Peru, you’ll explore the many unique and vibrant cultures of
Latin America. Scan George Town’s waters for marine life, visit Mayan ruins in Cozumel and Costa Maya, look for iguanas in Belize, take in the wild beauty of the Rio Dulce in Santo Tomás de Castilla, consider a snorkeling adventure in Roatán, see why Puerto Limón’s lovely coast influenced the naming of Costa Rica, explore Fuerte Amador’s and Manta’s nearby natural attractions, find historic monuments in Guayaquil, and discover Incan treasures in Salaverry and Lima.

GoNext Travel

The Pride of South Africa 

Namibia ● Botswana ● Zimbabwe 

  • 13 days
  • February 22 - March 8, 2018
  • Priced from $7995 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare)
  • Activity level: Moderately Active

Travel the breadth of southern Africa—follow Nelson Mandela’s long road to freedom in South Africa, enjoy a unique river safari aboard the exclusively chartered Five-Star m.s. Zambezi Queen in Namibia and superb game drives in Botswana, and visit Zimbabwe’s incomparable Victoria Falls. Five-Star hotels in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Victoria Falls.

Thomas P. Gohagan & Company

Radiant Rhythms - Oceania Cruise

  • 12-night luxury cruise from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro aboard the Sirena
  • March 20 - April 2, 2018
  • Priced from $3499 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)
  • Activity level: Moderately Active

Traveling from Argentina to Uruguay and then to Brazil, take in the radiant rhythms of the southeastern coastline of South America. Visit natural, historical, and cultural attractions in Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Punta del Este, Rio Grande, Porto Belo, Sᾶo Paulo, Paraty, Ilha Grande, Búzios, and Rio de Janeiro.

GoNext Travel


River Life Along the Dutch Waterways 

Exclusively Chartered, Deluxe, Small River Ship M.S. Amadeus Brilliant 

  • 7 nights
  • April 18-26, 2018
  • Priced from $2995 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare)
  • Activity level: Moderately Active

Cruise for seven nights in Holland and Flanders aboard an exclusively chartered, deluxe Amadeus small river ship when the picturesque Dutch tulip fields are in bloom. Meet local residents during the exclusive River
Life Forum
. Tour the Kröller-Müller Museum. Visit Amsterdam, Bruges, Hoorn, Maastricht, Antwerp and Keukenhof Gardens. Amsterdam Pre-Cruise Option and The Hague, Delft and Kinderdijk Post-Cruise Option.

Thomas P. Gohagan & Company

Ancient Traditions of the Inland Seas of Japan

Exclusively Chartered, 5-Star Small Ship  M.S. L'Austral

  • 7 nights
  • May 8-18, 2018
  • Priced from $5995 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare)
  • Activity level: Moderately Active

Experience the timeless splendor of Japan and South Korea on this seven-night cruise across full length of the historic Inland Sea and during two nights in Kyoto. On board the exclusively chartered Five-Star m.s. L’Austral, visit captivating port calls featuring five UNESCO World Heritage sites. Tokyo Pre-Program and Kanazawa Post-Program Options.

Thomas P. Gohagan & Company

Cuban Cultural Awakening

  • 12-nights aboard the Sirena
  • May 11-20, 2018
  • Priced from $6999 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare)
  • Activity level: Moderately Active

Experience one of the most alluring cruise destinations, the Caribbean’s largest island—a country of majestic colonial architecture and eclectic cities, of rolling green hills and centuries-old tobacco farms. From the comfort of the Sirena, watch Cuba’s ever-changing landscapes unfold on this extraordinary voyage.

GoNext Travel

Gaelic Exploration - Oceania Cruises

  • 10-nights Dublin to Dublin aboard the Nautica
  • June 17-28, 2018
  • Priced from $4799 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)
  • Activity level: Moderately Active

Experience the wonders of Gaelic culture as you sail through Ireland and the British Isles. Step back in time in Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland; delight in the fishing communities of Cobh; trek mountainous Glengarriff; sink into Gaelic heritage at An Taibhdhearc in Galway; explore historic Londonderry; see the birthplace of the Titanic in Belfast; embrace Viking history at the Manx Museum in Douglas; witness rock and roll history in Liverpool; and hike the magnificent Welsh countryside in Holyhead.

GoNext Travel

Breathtaking Bordeaux - Scenic River Cruise

  • 7-nights Bordeaux to Bordeaux aboard the Scenic Diamond
  • July 16-24, 2018
  • Price tbd
  • Activity level: Moderately Active

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Dordogne and Garonne rivers, which together have shaped the scenery and culture of the Bordeaux region of France. In addition to the world-class wines made possible by Bordeaux’s perfect combination of climate and soil, the region has built a rich tapestry of culture and tradition from Gothic churches to opulent châteaus and medieval villages, all thanks to these magnificent waterways.

GoNext Travel

Circumnavigation of Iceland

Air included from Boston, New York-JFK, Newark, Philadelphia, Toronto, Wash.-Dulles

  • 9 days aboard the Five-Star, All-Suite, Small Ship M.V. Star Pride
  • July 25 - August 2, 2018
  • Priced from $5995 per person, double occupancy
  • Activity level: Active

Discover Iceland on this seven-night circumnavigation aboard the Five-Star, small ship m.v. Star Pride. See ancient Viking ruins and glittering glaciers atop simmering volcanoes. Cross the Arctic Circle and cruise along Surtsey. Included round-trip air and attractively priced air add-ons from select cities.± 

±Included airfare and air add-ons have limited availability and are not guaranteed.

Thomas P. Gohagan & Company

Scandinavian Treasures - Oceania Cruises

  • 10-nights Stockholm to Copenhagen aboard the Marina
  • August 18-29, 2018
  • Priced from $3799 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)
  • Activity level: Moderately Active

Discover the unique personality of northern Europe as you set sail across the Baltic Sea from Copenhagen to Stockholm on the luxurious Marina. Laze on the unforgettable beaches of the Baltic States in Klaipeda, Riga, and Tallinn; explore the cosmopolitan flair of Helsinki and Berlin; and embrace a two night stay in St. Petersburg, Russia’s window to the West.

GoNext Travel

Iceland's Magical Northern Lights

  • 7-days 
  • December 2-8, 2018
  • Priced from $2999 per person, double occupancy * 
  • Activity level: Moderate

* Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Dallas Ft Worth Intl, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers

Discover Iceland, a land and culture forged by fire and ice. Steaming lava fields and massive glaciers sculpt mountains and valleys, leaving thundering waterfalls and plunging fjords. In this land of many natural wonders, enjoy the rare opportunity to see the aurora borealis — one of nature’s most dazzling light displays, also known as the northern lights. It is known that the best time to witness the lights in Iceland is from late September to mid-April, when the nights are the longest. This light show is truly dazzling and worth the pursuit.

Collette Travel
800-581-8942, refer to booking #759953