2017 Trips

Amazon River Expedition - January 20, 2017 to January 29, 2017
Beat the cold and travel with other Gamecocks next winter in this river vessel cruising unique and historical parts of the Amazon. More information.

Cuban Discovery - January 21, 2017 to January 29, 2017
Join other Gamecocks on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Cuba, specially designed to reveal the authentic spirit and culture of a nation on the verge of great change. Explore the history and architectural majesty of Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, and Santa Clara––with access to off-the-beaten-path sites you won’t find on the typical tourist’s itinerary. Come travel with Carolina!

Expedition to Antarctica - February 9, 2017 to February 22, 2017
Trace the footsteps of explorers and see the “Final Continent” with pastel icescapes, humpback whales and leopard seals. All travel is aboard the five star newly launched Le Soleal for a once in a lifetime adventure. See this brochure for details on excursions, accommodations and more. A don’t-miss trip for Gamecocks!

Tucson, Arizona - March 24 to March 27, 2017
Join your fellow Carolina alums for an exciting weekend exploring the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona! Our small-group, escorted tour will explore Tucson’s rich culture and countless natural wonders. This otherworldly landscape of desert valleys, towering mountains, and boundless starry skies is a place you have to experience for yourself! More Information.

Outrageous Outback - April 7, 2017 to April 23, 2017
Cruise Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand in a once in a lifetime travel opportunity. See Melbourne, Sydney, explore waterfalls and geothermal wonders. This two week cruise is hosted by Oceania Cruises on one of its newest ships. Don’t miss out! More information.

Palms in Paradise - April 26, 2017 to May 12, 2017
This Gamecock trip is back by popular demand. Cruise the Panama Canal and go from Atlantic to Pacific in this dramatic excursion. From Key West to Costa’s waterfalls, this is one unforgettable experience. More information.

Euro Coastal Civilizations -
April 30, 2017 to May 9, 2017
Featuring Dwight David Eisenhower II, this trip encompasses a journey from Spain and Basque country all the way to London. An informative, fun way to view history. A don’t miss. More information.

Celtic Lands - May 16, 2017 to May 25, 2017
Talks from a Churchill and history from WWII are highlights on this not to miss adventure. Multiple ports of call include Scotland, Wales, Ireland to the English Channel and Normandy Beaches. You’ll love this small, intimate ship with luxury rooms and dining!

European Collage - May 27, 2017 to June 4, 2017
Spain. Monte Carlo. St-Tropez and the Riviera. Enjoy this sun-drenched relaxing escape with airfare included in the price.

Baltic Sea - Sold out - waiting list only – contact My Carolina if you’re interested. Watch My Carolina Travelers’ site for this trip in 2018!

Polar Bears and Belugas - August 8, 2017 to August 14, 2017
Whales, polar bears and gorgeous weather: summer is the perfect time to embark on a dog sled ride or cruise the waters for seals, humpbacks and snowy owls. Stay in a handcrafted log lodge while you see the best of Canadian wildlife. More information.

Canadian Rockies Parks and Resorts - July 20, 2017 to July 26, 2017
See beautiful Vancouver and the Canadian West Coast as you travel the Rockies. Included in this one of a kind adventure are ice fields in Lake Louise, Calgary and surrounding lakes and gorgeous forest trails. This is a go-to trip for anyone who wants to escape the summer heat. More Information.

Alaskan Charms - July 21, 2017 to July 28, 2017
Space is getting limited on this popular Gamecock adventure! Depart from Seattle to snow-capped mountains, icy blue waterways and wintry glaciers. Airfare is included, so don’t miss out!

Costa Rico Volcanoes & Surf - August 5, 2017 to August 13, 2017
This fabulous adventure is limited to 16 Gamecocks who are ready for tropical beaches, the rainforest and a chance at surfing. Get your friends together and enjoy 9 days of the best of Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. Send your registration applications directly to Mockingbird Travel at vanessa@mockingbirdtravel.com or call 404-732-6452. Don’t miss out on your opportunity for this Gamecock-only travel adventure.

Baltic and Scandinavian Treasures - August 22, 2017 to September 2, 2017
See the best of old world Europe and experience the culture and history of the Baltics! Destinations on this captivating tour include Helsinki, Berlin and St. Petersburg. A must-see for those who treasure the Old World. Airfare is included in this adventure.

Capitals and Coastlines of Canada and New England - September 20, 2017 to September 30, 2017
Leave behind the Southern humidity and travel along the coast of Northeastern US and Canada. You’ll visit scenic places like Montreal and Halifax on one of Oceania’s best ships. A great way to see the best of Canada!

Southwest National Parks - September 23, 2017 to October 9, 2017
Learn about America’s Red Rock country as you travel the canyons, lakes and deserts of the Southwest. Natural history lovers won’t want to miss this adventure in the warm American Southwest!

Mediterranean - October 7, 2017 to October 17, 2017
All of the best of the French, Spanish and Italian Rivieras, wrapped up in this unforgettable cruise around the Mediterranean. Enjoy breathtaking beaches, stunning architecture and top flight food and wine in this experience at sea.

Autumn Colors - October 22, 2017 to October 30, 2017
Rediscover America aboard the gorgeous American Queen riverboat as you sail the American South. Explore picturesque towns and 1800s grandeur, and cruise through US Civil War history. This is a “bucket-list” trip for anyone interested in river cruising and American heritage! More information coming soon.

Old Havana

Old Havana Square
Cuban Discovery
January 21 - 29, 2017


Humpback Whales

Humpback Whales
Alaskan Charms
July 21 - 28, 2017


Fall Colors of Maine
Capitals and Coastlines of Canada and New England
September 20 - 30, 2017