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National Alumni Association offers 10-day Eastern Mediterranean cruise package

November 26, 2002

The Austin Peay National Alumni Association has wrapped up the perfect gift for the holidays.

Whether you want to treat someone special or pamper yourself, a cruise never disappoints. And a 10-day Eastern Mediterranean cruise with good friends will never be forgotten.

Part of the prestigious Princess Cruise Line, The Royal Princess, a luxury liner, sails the Mediterranean only once a year. Begin planning now, because APSUNAA has packaged a perfect get-away for 2003.

The Royal Princess departs Nov. 5, 2003, from Athens. Ports of call include Turkey, the Greek Isles, Cairo and Alexandria in Egypt and Naples. The ship docks in Rome on Nov. 15, 2003.

As they have for the past three alumni-sponsored travel programs, Larry and Kay Martin of Clarksville have agreed to host the 2003 cruise of the Eastern Mediterranean and Egypt.

For those interested in learning more about the itinerary or the ship, two meetings are slated at Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill—6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17 and 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18. The Martins will be on hand to provide details about the trip and answer any questions.

According to Shelia Boone, director of alumni and annual giving, the cruise is the perfect way to be with friends and visit exotic ports at the same time.

“This is a great opportunity to visit the Eastern Mediterranean while enjoying the luxury of a premier cruise ship,” Boone said. “No packing and unpacking bags at every stop; you always have gourmet meals waiting for you; and the ship travels to the next port at night while you sleep or enjoy on-board entertainment.”

A $250 per-person deposit is required by Dec. 18, 2002, to book a cabin at the discounted group rate of $3,494 per person, double occupancy.

This total includes round-trip airfare from Nashville to Athens and return from Rome, as well as all government taxes, airport taxes and transfer charges. It pays for an outside cabin with an unobstructed view. Other accommodations are available at varying fares. Additional options, such as pre- and post-cruise programs and trip insurance, are offered.

Because this is a once-a-year cruise, cabins go quickly, so make your reservations as soon as possible. Universal Travel of Clarksville is coordinating travel arrangements with bookings handled through the APSU Alumni and Annual Giving Office.

Checks for the deposit should be made payable to the APSU National Alumni Association, or you can call or go by the Alumni Office to charge part or all of the cruise on your credit card.

For more information, visit or telephone 7979.