WU Alumni have scheduled trip to Belize

Danielle Greenup, Washburn Review

The Washburn University Alumni Association has organized another group trip that is sure to impress. This time they will be indulging on a five night Western Caribbean cruise abroad Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas, to Belize City and Cozumel. The trip will be 5 nights long, extending from November 24-29, 2012. The group will be meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There will be a welcome reception on the evening of departure as well as a cocktail party on the second evening of the trip, giving everyone a chance to mingle.

Prices for inside cabins begin at $369 per person for double occupancy and you will have other cabin options available to you at a higher rate, if you desire. Air fare is not included in this price. You simply have to make your own reservations to Fort Lauderdale and meet everyone onboard the ship!

What does this trip have to offer? Belize City is located between Mexico and Guatemala, and is often called “The Jewel,” because it has the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere and has a very modern Caribbean charm. There are also many miles of tropical rain forest to take in and explore. Cozumel is an island off of the eastern coast of Mexico that is always being explored by its visitors, looking for gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel. This island is one of the best snorkeling areas in the whole world; the waters around the coral reefs are breathtaking and are definitely a sight to be seen.

“Besides beautiful scenery, both locations offer wonderful excursions. Glass bottom boat tours, tours of the Mayan ruins, opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving, and just a chance to be a tourist and take in the culture,” said Robin Moser, Assistant Director of Washburn Alumni Association.

The Washburn Alumni Association now has more than 3,000 members. It connects its members with the university by keeping them informed on activities that bring the alumni together to promote fellowship and serve the alma mater.

“I am most excited about meeting other Washburn alumni and the excursions,” said Amanda Hughes, twelve-year member of the association.  

In addition to hosting a number of events for alumni and friends, the association also offers traveling opportunities like this one several times a year. So even if this trip is not the right fit for you, there are many other opportunities to join in on different trips across the world.

This trip takes place during Thanksgiving break, and what better way to celebrate the holidays then a cruise to beautiful places with your fellow Ichabods.

“It’s a tropical vacation at the end of November, what’s not to love?” exclaims Moser. This cruise is perfect for couples, kids, teens, groups, and families. The activities and entertainment on board will provide a great time.

Call 1.800.465.3595 extension 13412 to book your cruise. Do not book your cruise without using the special Washburn booking code: 6795202.