A Big Ten Cruise Featuring UMAA Special Guest, Lou Nanne
Step onboard Oceania Cruises’ Sirena with alumni and friends from the UMAA and other Big Ten universities. Enjoy the experience of a lifetime as you cruise the iconic Mediterranean with UMAA Ambassador and Minnesota hockey legend, Lou Nanne. 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 all the Big Ten Ambassadors as well as celebrity lecturer Verne Lundquist.
More Information on the Itinerary
Embark on a journey to iconic Mediterranean destinations. Depart Civitavecchia and sail to Amalfi, an enchanting town filled with ancient wonders like a twelfth-century Capuchin monastery and a beautiful eleventh-century cathedral and cloister. Nearby, Positano charms all who visit with its colorful fishing boats and Moorish-style houses. Continue to Palermo, a city that cohesively blends its multicultural identity, and Valletta, home to a vast collection of famed landmarks. Visit Ibiza, where you can take in the stark contrasts of the historic city and the popular modern-day attractions that line its streets. Then, sail to Spain’s Orange Blossom Coast to Castellón, a province dotted with charming medieval villages. Next, stop in Barcelona, where modern sophistication lives harmoniously with tradition and striking architecture mingles with medieval structures, and Marseille, France’s oldest city and gateway to the picturesque landscapes and medieval towns of Provence. Before ending your cruise in Monte Carlo, visit Saint-Tropez, with its pristine beaches on the French Riviera.
More on UMAA Special Guest Lou Nanne
In 1959, Lou Nanne left Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and came to Minnesota to play hockey for the University of Minnesota while earning his business degree. After working at Mackay Envelope Company, he captained the 1968 Olympic team followed by playing for ten years with the Minnesota North Stars. He then became coach, general manager, and president until 1991.
Lou has broadcast the Stanley Cup, the Olympics, the NCAA Frozen Four, and the Boys’ State High School Hockey Tournament games. He still does two radio shows a week. He has won the NHL’s Lester Patrick Trophy, is in the Hall of Fame for the U.S.A, Minnesota, the U of M, and the International Ice Hockey Federation. He currently chairs the University’s athletic facilities campaign.
In 1991, Lou entered the asset management business, and has been with RBC Global Asset Management since 1995.
The preliminary brochure and pre-registration form is now available for this tour. For the best choice of stateroom, we encourage interested travelers to pre-register for this tour.
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