Alumni & Friends Travel Program

2019: Cruise from Charleston, SC to Nassau, Bahamas

In August 2019, we invite you to join us on a four-day cruise from Charleston, SC to Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas. You will have the opportunity to reconnect and reminisce with other Wingate alumni while taking advantage of all the Carnival Sunshine has to offer! Enjoy live entertainment and abundant dining options while on board, and spend your day in Nassau making friends with dolphins, sea lions, and sting rays before lounging around on the beach.

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


Our Carnival cruise will depart from Charleston, SC on Thursday, August 1, 2019 and return Monday, August 5, 2019.

How much

The cost for this year’s trip is $1,000 per person based on double occupancy.*

The trip cost includes:

Ocean view cabin, including all port taxes
Pre-paid gratuities 
Upgraded steakhouse dinner (as a group)
Group shore excursion: Animal Lover's Adventure and Beach Day 

If you wish to have a single room or upgrade your cabin to include a balcony, please email Brittany Bumgarner or call her at 704-233-8303 for pricing supplements.

The Itinerary

August 1: Depart Charleston, SC at 6pm
August 2: Fun day at sea (Get to know the Carnival Sunshine here)
August 3: Nassau, Bahamas from 9am-5pm; Group excursion: Animal Lover's Adventure and Beach Day
August 4: Fun day at sea
August 5: Arrive in Charleston, SC at 8am
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.

Payment and Deadlines

August 1, 2018: $150 deposit per person due
October 1, 2018: $250 per person due
December 1, 2018: $250 per person due
February 1, 2019: $250 per person due
April 1, 2019: Remaining balance due

To make your first deposit and subsequent payments, please use our secure online form


You may also mail your first deposit and subsequent payments via check, made payable to Wingate University with "Alumni and Friends Cruise" in the memo line, to:

Brittany Bumgarner
Office of Alumni Relations
P.O. Box 159
Wingate, NC 28174