Rainforests to Relics: Oceania Cruises

See the wild beauty of the Rio Dulce

Embark on a luxury cruise aboard the Sirena. Begin your journey in vibrant Miami, an international city rich with the influence of Caribbean and Latin American culture. Sail to George Town and scan the clear turquoise waters for marine life—the rare green sea turtle is bred and raised on its palm-fringed shores. Visit ancient Mayan ruins in Cozumel and Costa Maya; look for howler monkeys, alligators, and iguanas in Belize; and enjoy the sights of Santo Tomás de Castilla’s lush vegetation brimming with wildlife.

On the southern edge of the world’s second largest barrier reef, Roatán is celebrated for its superb snorkeling and diving. Fuerte Amador is just a short distance from the many attractions of Panama City, including the nearby rainforest. Manta is only a brief drive to Montecristi, where the Panama hat originated. Before your journey concludes with Incan treasures in Salaverry and Lima, explore Ecuadorian attractions in Guayaquil, the country’s largest city that offers numerous historic monuments and neighborhoods.

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Trip Name: Rainforests to Relics: Oceania Cruises
Date: Feb. 10–28, 2018
Tour Operator: Go Next
Price: from $3,999 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare included from select cities. 

IU experts who inspire

Joining you on this trip is two-time Grammy winner Sylvia McNair, who received her master of music with distinction​ from IU in 1983. ​For 35 years, she has traveled the world singing on the biggest and best stages from Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera to the Berlin Philharmonic and the Salzburg Festival.

Since 2002, Sylvia has been turning her love for singing towards the American Songbook, those popular and enduring songs from the 1920s to the 1950s that were created for​ the​ Broadway Theater and Hollywood films. Sylvia recently retired from IU, having joined the voice faculty at the Jacobs​ School of Music in 2006.


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