Celtic Lands: 75th Anniversary D-Day Cruise From Portsmouth to Glasgow -- SOLD OUT!

Trip Leader(s)
Dwight David Eisenhower II and Allen Packwood, Curator of the Churchill Archives; Faculty Host: Susanne Vees-Gulani, Associate Professor of German and Comparative Literature
June 04–14, 2019
Trip Description

We invite you to join us on this memorable eight-night cruise from Portsmouth, England, to Glasgow, Scotland, featuring port calls at Caen for the Normandy beaches Utah and Omaha and the 75th anniversary of D-Day. By exclusive arrangement, we will walk the hallowed D-Day beaches of Normandy with Dwight David Eisenhower II, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and meet Allen Packwood, an expert on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Director of the Churchill Archives Centre and a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, England. Professor Eisenhower and Mr. Packwood will join us for a portion of the cruise to lecture and share their insights regarding two of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Additionally, our Faculty Host will be Susanne Vees-Gulani, Associate Professor of German and Comparative Literature.

Omaha Beach cemetary

Highlights Include:

  • Eight-night cruise from Portsmouth, England, to Glasgow, Scotland, featuring port calls at Caen for the Normandy beaches Utah and Omaha and the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and Cherbourg, France; Tresca, Isles of Scilly, England; Dublin, Ireland; Holyhead, Wales, for Caernarfon; Scotland's Hebridean Islands including Mull and Iona; and Fort William, Scotland, for the Scottish Highlands.
  • Visit the D-Day Museum and Southwick House, Dwight D. Eisenhower's headquarters, with an exclusive lunch and lecture in the historic Portsmouth Guildhall.
  • Two full-day excursions to the historic beaches of Normandy with visits to Utah and Omaha beaches; Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first French village to be liberated by American forces; and the American Military Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer.
  • An opportunity to watch a short film documenting the D-Day campaign at the Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema overlooking Gold Beach and the Mulberry Harbor site or to see the legendary Bayeux Tapestry, chronicling the Norman Conquest of 1066.
  • Visit to the lush, 19th-century Tresco Abbey Gardens, home to more than 6000 plant species.
  • City tour of Dublin, featuring a visit to Trinity College to see the iconic Book of Kells, and free time to explore the city at your own pace.
  • Visit to Caernarfon Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and 19'h-century Bodnant Garden, with picturesque views of the magnificent Snowdonia Mountains in Wales.
  • Private performance by the renowned Welsh Maelgwyn Choir and lunch in Llandudno.
  • Visit to the Isle of Iona, Scotland's "cradle of Christianity," featuring the historic Iona Abbey.
  • Panoramic tour of the Isle of Mull, featuring an excursion to Duart Castle, with lunch and time at leisure.

COST:

Cabin Prices from: $6,895 per person, double occupancy, (cruise only)

(CWRU's Luminary Society members receive additional discounts on CWRU Educational Travel programs. For more information, contact Charles Miller at cmm38@case.edu or via phone at 216.368.8640 )

Click HERE for more information on the program and the early registration form

Click HERE for information on the ship, Le Boreal

For more information about this trip, please contact Sarah Doody at 904.432.3141 or email sxd618@case.edu.