Dublin, Normandy, Brittany, Bordeaux, Bilbao aboard the Sea Cloud II, July 28 – August 10, 2013

Whether you are an experienced sailor, a naval history buff, or simply one who appreciates a grand adventure featuring some of Europe’s artistic, and cultural, and historical highlights, this Journey is for you.

Join Princeton Journeys Study Leader favorite, Col. Kevin J. Weddle *03, Professor of Military Theory and Strategy at the United States Army War College, for an exploration along Western Europe’s historic coastlines, July 28–August 10, 2013. Book-ended by two great maritime cities, Dublin and Bilbao, the journey includes port calls along the coasts of southern England, Normandy and the Aquitaine, and at the scenic harbor of La Rochelle. And how better to experience the voyage than under sail aboard the incomparable Sea Cloud II with your fellow Princetonians?

A journey aboard the Sea Cloud II, which carries only 94 passengers, is an intimate experience on one of the most elegant and luxurious vessels afloat. In the grand tradition of the world’s finest sailing vessels, the skilled crew hand-sets over 30,000 square feet of canvas while passengers enjoy the sea breezes and sample the wine and cuisine of the regions visited.

Please note: Princeton travelers will be joined on this program by those from Smith Alumnae Association, Association of Yale Alumni and the American Museum of Natural History.

About the Study Leader

Colonel Kevin Weddle *03 (Ret.), Professor of Military Theory and Strategy at the United States Army War College, will serve as Princeton Study Leader for this program.

A veteran of Operations Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom, Col. Weddle has led groups of students—including previous Princeton Journeyers—to the battlefields and beaches near Normandy and has also led groups to World War I battlefield sites, as well as the battlefields of Waterloo, Agincourt, and Dunkirk. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton in history in 2003 and is the author of Lincoln's Tragic Admiral: The Life of Samuel Francis Du Pont. His commentary on military history and strategy will be supplemented by other experts' talks on early European archaeology, 17th century legal history and European political thought, and 20th century European history.


Trip Details

  • Dates: July 28 – August 10, 2013
  • Cost: From $9,495 per person, double occupancy
  • Deposit: $1,000 per person
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Operator: Criterion Travel

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