Ancient Mysteries

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JAN. 16 - FEB. 3, 2015 From $4,499
Miami, Cozumel, Belize City, Roatan, Panama Canal, Guayaquil, Salaverry, Lima
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Ancient Mysteries

JAN. 16 - FEB. 3, 2015
Miami, Cozumel, Belize City, Roatan, Panama Canal, Guayaquil, Salaverry, Lima
Aboard Regatta

Discover unspoiled natural wonders, dramatic coastlines and mesmerizing ancient relics along the shores of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador and Peru while sailing aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Regatta. Explore ancient temples in Belize, witness intriguing Mayan ruins in Guatemala and enjoy breathtaking landscapes in Honduras. Discover enchanting creatures in Costa Rica’s tropical rainforests, cruise the famous Panama Canal and visit cosmopolitan Panama City. From pristine beaches and tropical jungles to fascinating Mayan ruins and extraordinary Incan temples, delve into the natural wonders and ancient mysteries of the Americas. (This tour will be offered again in January 2016.)

Cost: From $4,499
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Activity Level: Mild Activity
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310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
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  • I have been on several premium cruises, but Oceania outdid them all. The people were great and the attention to detail was astounding."
    Jim Denels ’62, M.B.A. ’66, Traveler

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DAY 1 | Jan. 16. Miami, Florida
Embark on your luxury cruise aboard Regatta in vibrant Miami, an international city rich with the influence of Caribbean and Latin American culture.

DAY 2 | Jan. 17. Key West, Florida
A beautiful and inspiring island, Key West has been home to both Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams. Closer to Havana than Miami and inhabiting the southernmost point in the continental United States, Key West celebrates a strong Cuban influence.

DAY 3 | Jan. 18. Cruising the Straits of Florida

DAY 4 | Jan. 19. Cozumel, Mexico
First settled by the Maya in 300 A.D., this island off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula was an important sanctuary and destination for religious pilgrimages. Today, Cozumel draws visitors with its extraordinary reefs, ancient Mayan ruins and expansive beaches.

DAY 5 | Jan. 20. Costa Maya, Mexico
A developing region with dense jungles and mesmerizing waters, Costa Maya holds an abundance of Mayan treasures, including the intriguing ruins of Kohunlich and Chacchoben. The area rejoices in its past and retains its Mayan culture yet today. Costa Maya’s port offers modern amenities with shopping, restaurants and leisure activities.

DAY 6 | Jan. 21. Santo Tomas, Guatemala
The port of Santo Tomas is a gateway to the ruins of Quirigua with its impressive Mayan stelae and the wild beauty of Rio Dulce, a river edged by lush foliage brimming with wildlife. Visitors can also view Mayan villages and tropical vegetation by boat on the Rio Dulce. A short flight to Flores provides an unforgettable visit to mysterious Tikal, its soaring ancient temples rising from the jungle floor.

DAY 7 | Jan. 22. Belize City, Belize
Belize City offers cultural attractions including a museum filled with Mayan artifacts, and beyond the city are historic and natural treasures. Once a major Mayan city, the ruins of Altun Ha boast ancient temples and structures covering almost 5 square miles. Howler monkeys, alligators and iguanas are found along the Olde Belize River, while crystalline waters and tropical fish grace the stunning Belize Barrier Reef.

DAY 8 | Jan. 23. Roatan, Honduras
On the southern edge of the world’s second largest barrier reef, Roatan is celebrated for its superb snorkeling and diving, but its shoreside offerings are equally marvelous. The island is a fabulous display of magnificent beaches, tropical forests and spectacular volcanic rocks.

DAY 9 | Jan. 24. Cruising the Caribbean Sea

DAY 10 | Jan. 25. Puerto Limón, Costa Rica
It was just offshore from this port that in 1502, Christopher Columbus gave the country its name: Costa Rica, or Rich Coast. And rich it is. On the vibrant and flourishing Caribbean coast, Puerto Limon is the gateway to Costa Rica’s tropical splendor. Simply known as Limon, this unpretentious port is the keeper of a strong Afro-Caribbean culture and the starting point for many ecological adventures.

DAY 11 | Jan. 26. Panama Canal Passage
Enter the Panama Canal for a crossing through the famed waterway and engineering marvel that connects the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Transit through three sets of locks: the Miraflores Locks, Pedro Miguel Locks and Gatun Locks, for which the water level is adjusted 85 feet.

DAY 12 | Jan. 26. Fuerte Amador (Balboa), Panama
On the Pacific side of the Panama Canal, this lively port is a peninsula that connects four small islands to the mainland. In the span of just one mile on this causeway, you’ll find a marina, an array of restaurants and a bustling shopping center. Nearby, in cosmopolitan Panama City, is the historic district of Casco Viejo with its beautiful French and Spanish colonial homes and just minutes from town, Panama’s dense rainforest. Overnight on ship.

DAY 13 | Jan. 27. Fuerte Amador (Balboa), Panama

DAY 14 | Jan. 28. Cruising the Pacific Ocean

DAY 15 | Jan. 29. Manta, Ecuador
Once a trading port for the pre-Columbian Mateña people, Manta—their namesake—has evolved into a bustling seaport and is considered the gateway to Ecuador. Reached by a short flight, is the capital city Quito, perched some 9,350 feet above sea level and offering a bird’s eye view of some of the area’s most breathtaking sites.

DAY 16 | Jan. 30. Guayaquil, Ecuador
On the Guayas River and near the Equator, Guayaquil springs to life as the largest city and main port of Ecuador. Of seemingly endless reinvention, the city claims a more contemporary feel than the other major Ecuadorian cities. At the Malecón, Guayaquil’s riverfront promenade, shopping and sightseeing go hand in hand among the dynamic spirit of the locals.

DAY 17 | Jan. 31. Cruising the Pacific Ocean

DAY 18 | Feb. 1. Salaverry, Peru
Founded by Spanish conquistador Pizarro, Salaverry is a historical gem with numerous archaeological excavations and is a jumping-off point to the fascinating cities of Trujillo, surrounded by pre-Incan archaeological sites, and Chan Chan, the largest pre-Columbian city in South America and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

DAY 19 | Feb. 2. Lima (Callao), Peru
Lima, once the richest city in South America and now the capital of Peru, is a cultural hub with a wealth of historical offerings. Founded along a desert coast in 1535 and hailed the City of Kings, its pre-Columbian temples and splendid colonial architecture are now part of a bustling urban landscape. Overnight on ship.

DAY 20 | Feb. 3. Lima (Callao), Peru
Disembark and bid farewell to Regatta or extend your stay with the optional Machu Picchu Post-Cruise Program.

Accommodations
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This exciting voyage combines a unique itinerary with a magnificent ship, the 684-passenger Oceania Cruises Regatta. Graceful and inviting, Regatta offers every indulgence imaginable for an unforgettable retreat at sea. Spacious and sumptuously appointed, all staterooms and suites feature:

  • DVD player
  • Writing desk
  • Security safe
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Handheld hair dryer
  • Twice-daily maid service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Refrigerated minibar
  • LCD flat-screen television
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Prestige Tranquility Beds
  • Thick cotton robes and slippers
  • Direct-dial satellite telephone

 

Pricing

Pricing: $4,499-$9,399
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What’s Included

  • Cruise and free airfare
Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (1.8 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • I have been on several premium cruises, but Oceania outdid them all. The people were great and the attention to detail was astounding."
    Jim Denels ’62, M.B.A. ’66, Traveler

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $500 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Go Next. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.

Terms & Conditions

Written cancellations from time of booking up to 90 days prior to departure will be assessed a minimum administrative fee of approximately $250; within 90 days of departure, refunds vary according to the policies of each tour operator. Please download brochure for this tour here.

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Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover the possibility of trip cancellation or interruption, emergency medical evacuation, medical expenses and baggage loss incurred while traveling. All confirmed passengers will receive travel insurance information in your confirmation packet. It’s one of our many membership benefits! For information about travel insurance, visit alumni.ucla.edu/travel-insurance. Coverage for pre-existing medical conditions, terrorist incidents and travel supplier financial insolvencies will be provided if the insurance is purchased within 15 days of your trip deposit. Please read the insurance brochure carefully.

Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (1.8 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • I have been on several premium cruises, but Oceania outdid them all. The people were great and the attention to detail was astounding."
    Jim Denels ’62, M.B.A. ’66, Traveler