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					           HISTORIC
         REFLECTIONS
         Mediterranean and Greek Isles
                Luxury Cruise




 Athens • Kusadasi • Santorini • Zakynthos • Sicily • Amalfi/Positano
       Rome • Florence • Monte Carlo • Marseille • Barcelona

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                                                    P.O. Box 7278                                                                    PERMIT #32322
                                                    Austin, TX 78713                                                                MINNEAPOLIS, MN




455 Historic Reflections TX
                                Amalfi, Italy
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Dear Texas Ex,
Please join us to journey where ancient cultures thrive, natural beauty abounds, and the
reflections of historic ports glisten upon deep blue seas while we cruise the coast of Turkey,
Greece, Italy, Monaco, France, and Spain. You could visit the ruins of Ephesus, the ancient
monuments of Rome, the glamorous casinos in Monte Carlo – and much, much more
during the cruise’s many captivating stops.
The streamlined size of Oceania Cruises’ Nautica allows for a feeling of elegant intimacy.
With only 684 passengers and a crew of 400, all your wants and needs will be met quickly
and efficiently. We know that you’ll make yourself at home in her well-appointed staterooms
and that you’ll feel well-informed when you go ashore, equipped with the knowledge
provided by excursion experts, guest lecturers, and on-board seminars.
We welcome participation in our Flying Longhorns travel program from all Texas Exes
members, and we welcome membership from anyone (UT graduate or not) who is
interested. You can sign up on line at www.TexasExes.org or you can call 800-369-0023.
This cruise will undoubtedly elicit excitement and interest, so I encourage you to sign up
now for your choice of cabin category. There is a special price reduction if you book by
September 18, 2009, so please don’t wait too long to make your reservation. You can do
so by contacting Janice Garcia at Garcia@alumni.utexas.edu or 512-471-3801 or
800-594-3900.
Best personal regards,


Jim Boon, BBA ’69, MBA ‘72
Executive Director
The Texas Exes®


      Available to Texas Exes members and their families and friends.




        SPACE ON THIS CRUISE IS LIMITED!
                  BOOK NOW!
              CALL 800-594-3900 or 512-471-3801
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for children under 2, or any other reason may result in denial of             services we arrange as described in this brochure.
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                         Reserve Your Historic Reflections Cruise Today
Send To:    The Texas Exes                                                      TEXAS EXES (455)
            P.O. Box 7278                                                       May 13 - 24, 2010
            Austin, TX 78713-7278
            Phone: (512) 471-3801
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Insurance: We strongly urge you to consider purchasing travel insurance coverage as part of your trip
planning. You will receive travel insurance information with your Texas Exes confirmation.

All passengers must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining at the end of this
trip.

Membership in The Texas Exes is a requirement for participation in the Flying Longhorns
Travel Program. One membership is required for every family traveling. Alumni, friends of the
University, and parents are welcome. Annual memberships are $50. A joint membership (for
husband and wife) is $60. There is a senior citizen discount (20% off dues) for adults 65 and
older. If you are not a current member of The Texas Exes, please enclose a separate
check payable to The Texas Exes for the appropriate amount and mail it with your
deposit, or you may join online at www.TexasExes.org or by calling 800-369-0023.
Encounter a new world,
The Ambiance                                       the highest quality in mind, you’ll feel
The moment you step aboard you’ll feel it,         awash in the serenity of soothing colors,
an immediate sense of calm and comfort.            soft textures, luxurious furnishings, and
Feel warmly welcomed by an ambiance of             Tranquility BedsSM, considered by many to
effortless elegance, casual days at sea and        be “a slice of heaven.” A vast majority of the
impeccable attention to detail. For the            staterooms on Nautica feature teak verandas,
684 passengers who board Oceania Cruises’          a private haven to retire to with a flute of
Nautica it will be a voyage like no other.         champagne, or watch the sun set over the sea.
The ship’s décor will delight, lavished with
dark rich woods, plush fabrics, intriguing         The Flavor
artwork, and an abundance of fresh flowers.        Host of numerous television shows, author of
The streamlined size of Nautica allows for         more than 20 cookbooks, and personal chef
an intimate, convivial atmosphere and highly       to several heads of state, Jacques Pépin is
personalized service. On this ship, experience     one of the world’s leaders in fine cuisine.
the pinnacle of luxury cruising.                   He brings his legendary culinary talents to
                                                   all of the unique restaurants onboard. From
The Nuance                                         the European-inspired Grand Dining Room
Even the most minute aspect of your voyage         to the breezy Tapas on the Terrace, variety is
has been carefully considered. With the            part of the fun. Have a steak at the Polo Grill
perfect ratio of staff to guests, you’ll find      one night, a regional Italian dinner at Toscana
all your needs and whims catered to. The           the next, try the barbecue at Waves, or the
international staff is schooled in the art of      buffet at the Terrace Cafe. In addition to the
fine service, with their core principle being      restaurants, Nautica also features 24-hour
the desire to please. The exceptional service      room service, high tea at 4:00 p.m., an ice
aboard this ship will almost magically             cream bar, afternoon pizzeria and evening
anticipate your needs, elevating your entire       snacks. Each cruise offers menus featuring
cruising experience. Your stateroom or suite       literally hundreds of different dishes. The
will be your private oasis designed with all       chefs know no bounds in their pursuit of
the comforts of home. Furnished with only          perfection, striving to please even the most
                                                   discriminating palates.



        We are dedicated to providing      Exclusive Benefits
      our travelers the opportunity of     • AIRFARE INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE
  traveling well at an affordable price.   • Private Welcome Reception
      We develop programs for all age      • Go Next program manager onboard to assist
         groups, to make experiencing        with every need
   new and exotic places fun and easy.     • Exceptional value
                                           • Convenient departure cities
                                           • Exclusive program, not offered to the general public
                                           • Optional Athens Pre-Cruise Program
                                           • Optional Barcelona Post-Cruise Program
aboard and ashore.
The Inspiration                                  The Oceania Cruises Difference
Your concierge and shore excursion               • Smaller, more intimate ships, with only 684
staff will provide you with a wealth of            guests, providing access to more exotic ports.
information about the places you will visit,     • Guest to staff ratio is 1.7 to 1.
and the prestigious and often famous guest       • Impeccable service.
lecturers will regale you with personal
insights and expertise on the endless            • Open seating restaurants with cuisine
                                                   inspired by Jacques Pépin.
treasures waiting ashore.
                                                 • Resort casual attire – no formal nights.
Each day on Nautica will inspire you to try
                                                 • 93% ocean view staterooms, 70% of those
something new. Relax in a private cabana,
                                                   with private verandas.
take a refreshing dip in the heated pool,
or a brisk walk around the oval track.           • Enrichment programs including seminars
                                                   led by naturalists, historians and local
Stop in the rejuvenating Mandara Spa,
                                                   experts.
join a Team Trivia game, or settle into an
armchair with a book in the English-style        • Critically acclaimed headline entertainers.
library. Nightfall brings with it a variety of   • Large heated pool and three whirlpool spas.
entertainment; enjoy the soft jazz styling of    • State-of-the-art fitness center.
Horizons, listen to a classic string quartet
                                                 • Unlimited complimentary soft drinks and
under the stars, dance to the inspired
                                                   bottled water.
sounds of a 12-piece orchestra, or try your
luck at the ship’s casino. Every night brings     All Oceania Cruises’ staterooms feature exclusive
a new critically acclaimed headliner and          Tranquility BedsSM (two lower twin beds convertible
                                                  to queen), 24-hour room service, twice-daily maid
a great show in the ship’s Lounge. There’s        service, plush cotton towels, thick cotton robes and
always something to do, and if you desire,        slippers, flat-screen television, direct-dial satellite
nothing to do but relax and breathe in the        telephone, internet access port, writing desk,
                                                  security safe, 110/220 volt outlets and hair dryer.
ocean air.




                                                  Jacques Pépin
                                                  Executive
                                                  Culinary Director
 Santorini, Greece




                                   Cruise Program Includes
• ROUND-TRIP AIRFARE FROM                                    • Private Welcome Reception
  SELECT OCEANIA CRUISES’ CITIES                             • Complimentary bottle of wine
• 10 nights accommodations and cruising                      • Attentive service from an experienced
  onboard Nautica to historic and scenic                       Go Next program manager
  ports of call                                              • Comprehensive pre-departure information
• All meals, entertainment and use of                        • Government taxes and fees
  the ship’s facilities onboard the cruise




                               Historic Reflections Itinerary
  MAY 13 Thursday                Depart the U.S.A.
  MAY 14 Friday                  Arrive in Athens, Greece, and transfer to the ship.
         DAY                     PORT                                       ARRIVE                          DEPART
  MAY 14 Friday                  Athens (Piraeus), Greece                    Embark 3:00 p.m.              7:00 p.m.
  MAY 15 Saturday                Kusadasi, Turkey                                       8:00 a.m.          6:00 p.m.
  MAY 16 Sunday                  Santorini, Greece                                      8:00 a.m.          4:00 p.m.
  MAY 17 Monday                  Zakynthos, Greece                                      9:00 a.m.          3:00 p.m.
  MAY 18 Tuesday                 Messina (Sicily), Italy                                8:00 a.m.          8:00 p.m.
  MAY 19 Wednesday               Amalfi/Positano, Italy                                 8:00 a.m.          6:00 p.m.
  MAY 20 Thursday                Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy                            6:00 a.m.          8:00 p.m.
  MAY 21 Friday                  Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy                         7:00 a.m.          8:00 p.m.
  MAY 22 Saturday                Monte Carlo, Monaco                                    8:00 a.m.         11:00 p.m.
  MAY 23 Sunday                  Provence (Marseille), France                           8:00 a.m.          6:00 p.m.
  MAY 24 Monday                  Barcelona, Spain                         Disembark 8:00 a.m.
                After disembarking, transfer to the airport for your return to the U.S.A.

  The agreement in this brochure is the exclusive and entire statement of the agreement between you and Go Next, Inc.
  It should be read carefully.
  All air, cruise and land accommodations, local transportation and optional shore excursions are arranged by
  Oceania Cruises, Inc. who may use other suppliers or providers to render the services.



This map represents                                                                                      Sea Cave
approximate locations.                                                                           Zakynthos, Greece
                                                            Colosseum                      Statue of David
                                                                 Rome                            Florence



Cruise Program Pricing                                                       AIRFARE INCLUDED
                                                                                  2 FOR 1
                                                                   REGULAR SPECIAL REDUCED
                                                                     PRICE    ALUMNI PRICE*
STATEROOM CATEGORY/DESCRIPTION                                   (PER PERSON) (PER PERSON)
G       Inside Stateroom - Decks 4, 6 & 7                           $7,998                $2,999
        Features a comfortable seating area and plenty of storage space.

C2      Deluxe Ocean View - Deck 4                                  $8,998                $3,499
        Features a spacious seating area, breakfast table and full-size window.
        With the curtains drawn back the ocean is in full view.

B2      Veranda - Deck 6                                            $9,998                $3,999
        Features a private teak veranda and breakfast table. Watch the world sail by
        while comfortably seated outdoors, or relax on the comfortable sofa inside.

A3      Concierge Level Veranda - Deck 7                           $10,398                $4,199
        Features a private teak veranda, refrigerated mini-bar, plush seating area, spacious closet
        and more.

PH3 Penthouse Suite - Deck 8                                       $12,798                $5,399
        Features a spacious living area, private in-suite dining, butler service, refrigerated mini-bar,
        vanity desk, full-size bathtub, and a private teak veranda.

All stateroom locations and prices are subject to availability. Additional stateroom categories may
be available.
* The Special Reduced Alumni Price shown above reflects the $2,000 per stateroom Early Booking
  Price Reduction when booked by September 18, 2009. Prices are per person, double occupancy, and
  INCLUDE government taxes and fees.
Air taxes and current surcharges of $419 and round-trip airport transfers of $148 are additional.

Oceania Cruises’ included airfare cities are Albany (NY), Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland,
Columbus (OH), Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami,
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Nashville, New York (JFK), Newark, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia,
Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Spokane, St. Louis,
Tampa, and Washington D.C. (Dulles).
Many other departure cities are available for an additional fee of $199 including: Austin and San Antonio.
Call for a complete listing. All air arrangements provided with the cruise price are in coach class.



                                                                                    Monte Carlo, Monaco
Ports of Call
You will have the opportunity to select from a variety of optional shore excursions, for an additional charge,
which have been designed to acquaint you with the highlights of each port of call.
KUSADASI, TURKEY Explore the ruins of ancient Ephesus: the famed Library of Celsus, the
amphitheater, chariot-marked marble roads, mosaic sidewalks and the superb, rarely opened Terrace
Houses. Or journey to three monumental cities of antiquity – Priene, Miletus and Didyma,
renowned for their majestic temples and stadiums.
SANTORINI, GREECE Visit the beautiful whitewashed hilltop towns of Oia and Fira with their
fantastic views. See the stunning artifacts in Fira’s museum, including recent finds from the
excavation of Akrotiri. Visit a winery and take in the local color.
ZAKYNTHOS, GREECE The scenic Ionian island is home to medieval churches, archeological
sites, famous sea caves and the endangered sea turtle, Caretta-Caretta. The town of Zakynthos has
some splendid architecture that exhibits a Venetian influence, especially its fortress and historic
Saint Mark's Square.
MESSINA (SICILY), ITALY In the shadow of the Peloritani Mountains, Messina is the most modern
city on the beautiful island of Sicily. Now recovered from earthquakes and war damage, Messina boasts
the safest harbor in the Mediterranean as well as bustling, wide boulevards.
AMALFI/POSITANO, ITALY Clinging to steep slopes above a sparkling bay, Positano charms all
who visit with its white Moorish-style houses and colorful fishing boats. Enchanting Amalfi
is filled with ancient wonders like the 12th-century Capuchin monastery and the beautiful
11th-century Cathedral and cloister.
ROME (CIVITAVECCHIA), ITALY Spend a day reveling in magnificent monuments from the
ancient Roman Forum and Colosseum to the splendor of St. Peter’s Basilica and Michelangelo’s
breathtaking frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Or enjoy a drive through the Roman countryside to lovely,
medieval Castel Gandolfo to see the summer residence of the Pope.
FLORENCE/PISA (LIVORNO), ITALY Explore the fabled architecture of Renaissance Florence: the
Duomo with Brunelleschi’s dome, the Baptistery, Michelangelo’s David, the bridge over the Arno and
the Uffizi Gallery. Visit Pisa’s superb Field of Miracles and the iconic Leaning Tower. Or lose yourself in
the Tuscan countryside and the towns of Siena, and San Gimignano renowned for its medieval towers.
MONTE CARLO, MONACO Take in sparkling Monaco as you drive along the famous Grand
Corniche, then stroll through the old quarter. See the pink palace of the Grimaldi family, visit the
Casino, explore the Côte d’Azur from Nice to Cannes, Grasse and the lovely St. Paul de Vence, each
a jewel to savor.
PROVENCE (MARSEILLE), FRANCE See the sights and enjoy the views of historic old Marseille
and visit the charming fishing port of Cassis. Or venture into the celebrated Provencal countryside
and explore lovely Aix or stroll through Avignon and see the Papal Palace, the famed bridge and the
hilltop village of Les Baux.


                    Alumni Exclusive Athens Pre-Cruise Program
                        $699 per person, double occupancy includes:
           • 2 nights accommodations at the five-star                 • Professional tour guide/lecturer
             deluxe N.J.V. Athens Plaza hotel with breakfast          • Transfers between the airport, hotel, and
           • Comprehensive sightseeing excursion of Athens              cruise ship with related luggage handling

MAY 11 Arrive in Athens and transfer to the deluxe N.J.V. Athens Plaza hotel.
MAY 12 Delve into Greek history and culture during a splendid tour in Athens. Drive past the
       Academy's neo-classical buildings, the marble National Library, and Constitution Square’s
       Greek Parliament and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. See the Panathenian Stadium, host to the
       first modern Olympics, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Explore the legendary Acropolis with
       its timeless Parthenon and visit the world-renowned National Archeological Museum.
MAY 13 Optional excursion to scenic Cape Sounion. Transfer to the ship in the afternoon.

N.J.V. ATHENS PLAZA is a five-star deluxe hotel ideally located on Constitution Square, within
walking distance of the Acropolis, the Old City (Plaka), and a chic shopping district. The hotel, with its
classical design and welcoming environment, offers international and Greek cuisine in its restaurant,
snacks and beverages in the lounges, as well as 24-hour room service. Relax in your spacious guestroom,
complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, luxury linens, mini-bar, satellite TV, and safe.
Global Destinations Management, Ltd. and Go Next, Inc. are not responsible for injuries or losses resulting from any
causes beyond their own respective and exclusive control. Global Destinations Management, Ltd. and Go Next, Inc. are
not responsible for the negligence of the other or any other suppliers or providers. All pre-cruise land accommodations,
local transportation and sightseeing are arranged and operated by Conceptours who may use other suppliers or
providers to render the services.

           A Barcelona Post-Cruise Program is also available. Call for details.                                        TX

				
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