Take in the gorgeous sights of New England and Nova Scotia while making memories to last a lifetime. Come cruise with us!

sunrise at Peggy Cove, Nova Scotia with the rocks, ocean and colorful skyEach year, Wingate University organizes a unique Alumni and Friends trip that offers a wonderful opportunity to see the world with others who share at least one thing in common: Their love of blue and gold.

In July of 2017, we invite you to join us on a Holland America cruise to New England and Nova Scotia, with stops in such beautiful Canadian harbors as Sydney, Halifax, and Charlottetown. You will have the opportunity to explore historic Halifax, experience the native French cuisine of Quebec City, and tour the history-rich city of Montreal. While cruising the St. Lawrence River, be sure to have your eyes peeled for migratory birds, whales, porpoises, and seals!

We’ve done all the planning; all you have to do is say yes to a great Wingate Alumni trip!

When

Our flight will depart from Charlotte-Douglas Airport on July 14, 2017, for Boston Logan International Airport. The cruise ends in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on July 22, 2017, and return flights to Charlotte-Douglas Airport will depart on the morning of July 23, 2017, from Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.

How much

The cost for this year’s trip, not including airfare, is $2,352.80 per person. If you wish to have a single room, please email Brittany Bumgarner or call her at 704-233-8303 for pricing supplements.

Payment and Deadlines

November 10: Early bird $350 deposit (Secures complimentary beverage package worth $50 per day toward any drink $8 or less onboard)
December 1: Deadline for first $350 deposit
January 15: $100 deposit for airfare due
February 1: 30% of trip remainder due
March 1: Remainder of airfare due
April 15: Final payment for trip due
Please note that all payments are non-refundable.

REGISTERED CRUISERS: To make your payments, please use our secure online form.

NOT REGISTERED YET? We have disabled the online deposit form, but you can email Brittany Bumgarner or call her at 704-233-8303 to discuss registration and a payment plan.

The Itinerary

To see our detailed itinerary, please download the 2017 New England & Nova Scotia Cruise Travel Brochure (PDF).

  • Day 1: Arrive in Boston
  • Day 2: Board MS Maasdam
  • Day 3: Arrive in Bar Harbor, Maine
  • Day 4: Arrive in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Day 5: Arrive in Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Day 6: Arrive in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • Day 7: Cruise the Gulf of St. Lawrence
  • Day 8: Arrive in Quebec City
  • Day 9: Arrive in Montreal, Quebec
  • Day 10: Departure

For more information, or if you have questions about this amazing opportunity to connect with other alumni and friends of the University, please email Brittany Bumgarner.

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