Travel with Go Next

Samford Alumni Travel with Go Next

Samford University has partnered with Go Next to offer you luxury travel opportunities around the world. Go Next is the premier leader in alumni travel, offering high quality, affordably priced programs for more than 40 years. The Samford alumni travel program allows you to take advantage of the savings and conveniences of a group program while having the opportunity to explore on your own.

Baja and the Riviera, Los Angeles to Los Angeles

January 7-17, 2017

Oceania Cruises: Regatta

From $1,999 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Journey along the Baja Peninsula and the Mexican Riviera, where sparkling turquoise bays provide a playground for fascinating marine life, pristine white-sand beaches give way to ochre-colored desert landscapes, and chic resort towns beckon with stylish shops and galleries. Depart Los Angeles aboard Oceania Cruises’ intimate Regatta and sail to Topolobampo, a gateway to the colonial treasures of El Fuerte. Then wander the tree-lined promenade in La Paz, or perhaps travel to Espíritu Santo, a breathtaking island and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Stroll past colorful neoclassical buildings in Mazatlán’s old quarter; laze on glittering beaches at Puerto Vallarta; and discover scenic cliffs and picture-perfect beaches at Cabo San Lucas. Before returning to Los Angeles, explore San Diego’s famed Balboa Park.

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Passage of Lewis and Clark, Spokane to Vancouver/Portland


May 7-17, 2017

Oceania Cruises: American Empress

From $2,899 per person, double occupancy (airfare is additional)

From verdant forests and magnificent mountains to breathtaking gorges and sparkling waterfalls, experience the natural majesty of the Pacific Northwest while cruising the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress, a modern vessel that exudes the charm and lavish features of a 19th-century riverboat. Begin with a stay in Spokane, Washington’s second-largest city, and then cruise to Clarkston, where rich Native American culture springs to life at the nearby Nez Perce National Historical Park. Follow the footsteps of Lewis and Clark and their legendary Shoshone guide to Sacajawea State Park, delve into the unique pioneer history of The Dalles, and visit the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum in Stevenson. Savor the small-town gems of the oldest city west of the Rockies, Astoria, before your voyage concludes in the “City of Roses,” Portland.

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Capitals and Coastlines, Montreal to New England


September 30 - October 10, 2017

Oceania Cruises: Insignia

From $3,999 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

From regal mansions perched on craggy coasts to historic lighthouses set against the season’s rich medley of gold, amber, and crimson foliage, experience beautiful sights in Canada and New England on this luxury cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Insignia. Depart Montreal and sail to Quebec City, where cobbled streets twist past mansard-roofed houses and magnificent churches. Watch postcard-worthy scenery unfold at Saguenay, home to museums and artisan workshops. Browse St. Patrick’s Church Museum in Sydney, stroll the lively waterfront at Halifax, and admire Saint John’s Reversing Falls. Delight in Bar Harbor’s stunning backdrop of sparkling blue waters and towering granite cliffs, or perhaps explore Acadia National Park. Before your odyssey concludes in New York, visit mansion-studded Newport, a charming resort city, and delve into the colonial history and architectural splendors of Boston.

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Medieval Masterpiece, Venice to Rome


November 5-14, 2017

Oceania Cruises: ​Rivera ​

From $2,199 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Incredible medieval monuments and spellbinding scenery intertwine on this Mediterranean luxury cruise aboard Riviera, Oceania Cruises’ elegant masterpiece. Begin your adventure in Venice, a fairy-tale city of fabled piazzas, graceful canals, and arched bridges. See Croatia’s most striking Byzantine church at Zadar, featuring marble streets framed by Romanesque structures. Experience Montenegro’s crown jewel, Kotor, where narrow streets twist past orange-roofed homes and lovely cafes. Then immerse yourself in natural splendors at Corfu, a Greek isle drenched in greenery and sprinkled with cypress trees and wildflowers, and marvel at St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta. Cruise to Sicily’s second-largest city, vibrant Catania, graced with a glorious 18th-century cathedral. Before capping off your voyage in Rome, the “Eternal City,” explore the artistic treasures and culinary delights of Naples, a gateway to the spectacular ruins of Pompeii.

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* Please note that dates, prices and itineraries are subject to change.