Col. (Ret) Kevin Weddle *03 again leads a program rich with military history and cultural gems, June 10-18.

Chart major events of European history from the 19th century to World War II aboard the beautiful Sea Cloud II, with excursion options in each port including sites of historic battles, stately country manors, and world-class art collections. After flights into Paris, embark the Sea Cloud II in the picturesque Seine River port of Honfleur, cruising across the English Channel for port calls in Portsmouth and Dover before returning to continental Europe for port calls in Belgium and the Netherlands. Conclude in Hamburg, Germany.

Col. Weddle will lead an optional pre-trip extension to Normandy (June 6-11), with a stay at Chateau La Chenevière, a stop to see the Bayeux Tapestry, and visits to sites related to D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Past Princeton Journeys participants have considered seeing the D-Day battlefields with Col. Weddle an unforgettable experience not to be missed.

Please note: Travelers from Princeton will be joined on this journey by those from our co-sponsoring organizations.

About the Study Leader

Colonel (Ret.) Kevin Weddle *03, 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: June 10-18, 2016
  • Cost: From $5,995 per person, double occupancy
  • Deposit: $1,000 per person
  • Activity Level: Moderate

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