Miami Explorers Travel Program

Pack bags. Board plane.
Begin adventure.

See the world with the Miami Explorers, the official travel program of the Miami University Alumni Association.


Transpacific Voyage
Spain's Costa Verde
Holiday Markets

Treasures of Peru
February 15-25, 2016 - Wait list only
A land of archaeological, cultural and natural treasures, Peru draws those who are eager to learn about the distant past and encounter a fascinating present of colonial and indigenous influences.

Bangkok to Bali
February 20 - March 3, 2016 - Date Change
Experience an exotic kaleidoscope of colors, sounds, cultures and ancient histories in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

Insider's Japan
April 16-28, 2016
Japan is a land of delicate art, bustling commerce, rich traditions and dizzying modernity.

Palms in Paradise

Mediterranean Passage
April 24-May 5, 2016
Take in wonderful centuries-old architecture, dramatic coastal vistas and timeless medieval centers as Oceania Cruises’ elegant Riviera takes you from Spain to celebrated ports in France, Monaco, Italy, Greece and Turkey.

Essence of the Atlantic
May 14-28, 2016
Sail the sparkling Atlantic, where beautiful cities and lush islands beckon with eclectic architecture and enchanting scenery, on a tranquil odyssey aboard Oceania Cruises’ luxurious Marina.

Provence to Normandy
May 19-30, 2016
Join Miami Explorers for an unforgettable 12-day journey along three rivers of France—the Rhône, Saône and Seine—aboard two exclusively chartered deluxe Amadeus Fleet ships for a unique perspective on more than 2,000 years of history, culture and architecture.

In the Wake of the Vikings
May 24-June 1, 2016
Join us for a unique, comprehensive; nine-day journey to Scotland’s rarely visited Inner Hebridean, Orkney and Shetland Islands and Norway’s majestic coastal fjords, remote destinations forever linked by their Viking heritage.

Italy - Sorrento
June 8-16, 2016
Discover the natural wonders and wealth of antiquities in Italy’s famed region of Campania, home to writers, artists and emperors for more than 2,000 years.

National Parks & Classic Lodge of the West
June 22-July 1, 2016
Inspiration, a connection to the past and nature's unmatched beauty are the gifts of this 10-day American expedition through the Western United States.

Coastal Maine and New Brunswick
June 29-July 6, 2016
Discover the rustic glamour of Maine and New Brunswick by way of Bar Harbor, Campobello Island and St. Andrews by-the-Sea.

Baltic and Scandinavian Treasures
July 12-23, 2016
Baltic and Scandinavian treasures abound on this voyage to some of Northern Europe’s most legendary ports aboard Oceania Cruises’ majestic Marina. Discover distant monarchies, magnificent palaces and stunning harbors as you cruise the Baltic Sea to Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, Russia, Estonia and Sweden.

Exploring Iceland
August 20-30, 2016
Discover the astonishing natural history and rich cultural heritage of vast, unspoiled Iceland—a land perfect for exploring in a small group, limited to only 24 guests.

Magnificent Great Lakes
August 22-31, 2016
Picture yourself surrounded by pristine islands draped in verdant wilderness and rocky shores caressed by sparkling blue waters.

Flavors of Northern Italy
September 17-25, 2016
Join a small group for your own intimate nine-day journey to the culinary and cultural heart of Northern Italy—a region brimming with exquisite local wines, specialty ingredients, soul-satisfying signature dishes and the wonderful Italians who conjure them with time-honored techniques.

Ancient Civilizations along the Adriatic & Aegean Seas
September 19-27, 2016
Cruise from the picture-perfect canals of Venice along the stunning Dalmatian coast through the Corinth Canal to Athens.

Croatia's Adriatic Coast
October 10-21, 2016
Admire the diverse scenery and experience the vibrant cultural heritage of Croatia, a trove of historic cities, pristine parkland and miles of sun-drenched Adriatic coastline.

European Empires of Artistry
October 14-22, 2016
Trace the remnants of ancient empires and revel in the Mediterranean’s striking beauty as you sail to Spain, France, Monaco and Italy aboard Oceania Cruises’ graceful Nautica.

Adriatic Gems
November 1-9, 2016
Discover the remnants of ancient empires and the spellbinding beauty of Southern Europe as you cruise the fabled waters of the Adriatic Sea aboard Oceania Cruises’ chic Riviera.

Cuban Discovery
November 10-18, 2016
Specially designed to showcase the island’s authentic spirit, this nine-day adventure goes beyond the tourist surface to reveal the rich culture, compelling history and architectural majesty of this long-forbidden island on the verge of great change.

Travel News

2016 Travel Brochure
Your next (or first) adventure awaits! A new itinerary of alumni travel destinations has been announced for 2016. If you would like to receive a copy of the brochure, click here.

From the desk of the Director of Travel Programs

Dear Alumni and Friends:

Miami Explorers, the Miami University Alumni Association travel program, offers an opportunity for camaraderie while providing you with an educational, rewarding, and unforgettable experience.  Our goal is to offer enriching travel experiences to enhance your lifelong education, while strengthening your connection with Miami.

Some trip departures are exclusive to Miami Explorers, and some are shared with similar organizations. Space is limited on most departures, so be sure to plan ahead to avoid disappointment. 

We do limited mailings for our programs, but want to be sure everyone interested in a specific trip receives the detailed information. So, please take a few minutes to indicate the trips you are interested in and the brochures will be mailed to you when they are available.

I look forward to helping you plan your adventures.


Kathryn Myles '89, MGS '91
Director of Travel Programs

Contact Us

For more information about Miami Explorers, contact Kathryn Myles at 513-529-1443 or toll free 866-MUALUMS (682-5867) or by e-mail at

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