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Golden Grizzlies Getaways

Pack your suitcase and your love for learning when you travel with Oakland University Golden Grizzlies Getaways, the official travel program of the OU Alumni Association. Choose from extraordinary places to explore and immerse yourself in the history, art, culture and cuisine in faraway corners of the globe. You’ll be in good company when sharing your travel experience with fellow OU alumni with a mutual interest in discovery and adventure.

Mediterranean Palette Cruise: October 16-26, 2021

Pricing from $2,849 with airfare

See the colors of the Mediterranean on this incredible ten-night voyage aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina. Begin your travels in Venice, a timeless city of bridges and marble palaces. Sail to Croatia and explore the historic city of Split, built around the Roman palace of Diocletian, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Next, head to the island of Sicily and visit Syracuse—discover ancient Greek ruins like the Teatro Greco and the Ear of Dionysius. In Naples, savor artistic treasures and mouthwatering cuisine, or travel to the nearby ruins of Pompeii, one of the most spellbinding archaeological sites in the world. Then stop in Rome, once the center of the world’s greatest empire. Experience legendary sites like the Colosseum and Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Spend a day in Florence, where the artistic masterpieces of the Renaissance await you. Travel to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or wander the Tuscan hills. In Monte Carlo, take in the swanky Monte Carlo Casino. Then, voyage to Marseille and walk through the ancient Le Panier neighborhood or visit the idyllic Provençal countryside. Before your journey ends in Barcelona, discover historic sites in Palma de Mallorca like the Arab Baths, or stroll the Playa de Palma, a nearly four-mile-long beach lined with shops and cafés.

Contact GoNext Travel Agency at (800) 842-9023 and reference Oakland University or visit  to book your trip.
Tasman Tapestry Cruise: January 21-February 4, 2022
Starting Price: $6,499 with airfare

Say g’day to koalas and kangaroos on this fourteen-night cruise through the Tasman aboard Oceania Cruises’ Regatta. Whether you’re a sun seeker, a culture vulture, or you want to kick back and see incredible scenery, there’s something for everyone.

Forge a path through the glowworm cave in Bay of Islands and spy geysers spouting in Rotorua. Taste the flavor of Napier’s vintage vineyards and walk through movie-making history in Wellington, where The Lord of the Rings was filmed. The Fjords of Milford Sound tower over you as you make your way to Australia. Burnie’s local cheese makers will thrill your taste buds, then you’ll spend two days in Melbourne. Catch sight of a kookaburra or watch wallabies waddle and hop.

Contact GoNext Travel Agency at (800) 842-9023 and reference Oakland University or visit to book your trip.
Northern Realms Cruise - Baltics & Scandinavia: August 7-17, 2022

From $3,999 with airfare

We’re on our way north—come bask in the beauty of the Baltics! From Denmark to Sweden and everywhere in between, this trip will lead you through secret tunnels, into towers and turrets, and behind the scenes in some of the world’s most fascinating towns. Make your way through medieval ruins in Visby and take a kayak down a calm Lithuanian river in Klaipėda.

Tour Tallinn’s underground passageways as you learn about its historic past, then spend two days in Russia. Whether you seek art architecture, or music, St. Petersburg has something for everyone. Before ending in Stockholm, cruise into Helsinki, the white city of the north, where you can peruse an open-air market for the perfect present to pack in your suitcase.

Contact GoNext Travel Agency at (800) 842-9023 and reference Oakland University or visit to book your trip.

Adriatic & Aegean Array Cruise: October 2022

Starting from $3,349 with airfare
October 6-16, 2022

Follow the sweeping path of Europe’s palaces and panoramic views on this 10-night trip aboard Oceania Cruises’ Nautica. Spy the steep slopes of Amalfi as you take a coastal cruise up the UNESCO-listed shores. Under the gaze of Mt. Etna, enjoy a Sicilian lunch of pecorino and prosciutto.

History buffs will linger in the lanes of the Old Town of Dubrovnik, filled with fortresses and fortifications. Spend two days in timeless Venice, where you’ll glide the old canals on gondolas while Italian musicians serenade you. In Greece, catch a glimpse of ancient Olympia near Katakolon and in Santorini, relax in the sea breeze with a glass of award-winning wine.

Contact GoNext Travel Agency at (800) 842-9023 and reference Oakland University or visit to book your trip.

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Contact Collette travel agency at (800) 340-5158 and reference Oakland University to book your trip.