Mediterranean Marvels – Big 10

June 7, 2019 - June 18, 2019
Price starting at: $4,099

Book by Dec. 6 to get an OLife Choice of significant savings or perks.

Step onboard Oceania Cruises’ Sirena with alumni and friends from the Big Ten universities and enjoy the experience of a lifetime as you cruise the iconic Mediterranean. Revel in enriching onboard experiences during this ten-night journey from Rome to Monte Carlo; from fascinating lecturers and private Big Ten “tailgates” and receptions to special interactions with Big Ten Ambassadors and celebrity lecturer Verne Lundquist. Read more

Featured host: David Maraniss

David Maraniss (x’71) is an author and associate editor at The Washington Post and holds an honorary degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and won the Pulitzer for national reporting in 1993 for his newspaper coverage of then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton. David also was part of The Washington Post team that won a 2008 Pulitzer for the newspaper’s coverage of the Virginia Tech shooting. He is the author of 12 books including biographies of Barack Obama, Vince Lombardi, Bill Clinton, and Roberto Clemente. His latest book about the McCarthy Era, Judgment in Room 740, will be released in Spring 2019.

Celebrity lecturer: Verne Lundquist

With more than 50 years in broadcasting, Verne Lundquist continues as CBS Sports’ beloved sportscaster, providing play-by-play commentary for NCAA football and basketball, NCAA Tournaments and the PGA Championships. He was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 2016. Lundquist began his career at KTBC-TV in Austin, Texas, a station owned by President and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson. Lundquist earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Texas Lutheran University in 1962 and received the school’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. He lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, with his wife, Nancy, where they serve on the Board of Directors of the summer chamber music festival, “Strings Music Festival.” Most recently, the Lundquists were named the Yampa Valley Community Foundation’s “Philanthropist of the Year” in Steamboat Springs.