July 13-23, 2018 – Big 12 Cruise
Explore the astounding glaciers, native traditions, and awe-inspiring scenery on this cruise up and down the Alaskan and Canadian Pacific coast. Embark on the Regatta in Seattle, Washington’s waterfront city and home of the famed Space Needle. Cruise Alaska’s more sheltered Inside Passage, a stunning waterway edged by verdant forests, mountains, and glaciers; and dotted with countless islands.
Your first stop is Ketchikan, once proclaimed the Salmon Capital of the World, on your way to Alaska’s capital city, Juneau. From authentic totems to upscale shopping, Juneau is a picturesque blend of the historical and the contemporary. Catch sight of the beautiful Alaskan wildlife—from brown bears to bald eagles—along America’s longest fjord in Haines. Stand in awe of the massive and majestic Hubbard Glacier before immersing yourself in native Tlingit culture in Hoonah and the multicultural hub of Sitka.
Finally, cruise the open blue waters of the Outside Passage to Victoria, western Canada’s oldest city and a bastion of British heritage, before disembarking the Regatta back in Seattle.
Join fellow Jayhawk Scot Pollard and his wife Dawn for a special cruise with other Big 12 alumni travelers!
Scot Pollard, d’97, played at Kansas from 1993 to ’97. With the 19th NBA pick overall, the Detroit Pistons drafted him in 1997. Scot has played for the Pistons, Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers. He capped his career by playing one season with the Boston Celtics, reuniting with college teammate Paul Pierce and winning an NBA championship before retiring after 11 seasons.
Since retiring, Scot has worked in broadcasting and appeared in a few small-budget films. In 2015, he participated in the popular television reality show Survivor and placed eighth.
Scot and his wife, Dawn, support all things Jayhawk, and host the School of Education’s annual Gale Sayers/Scot Pollard Golf Classic, which funds scholarships for multicultural students.
With more than fifty years in broadcasting, Verne Lundquist continues as CBS Sports’ beloved sportscaster, providing play-by-play commentary for NCAA football and basketball, NCAA Tournaments, and PGA Championships. He was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 2016.
Provider: Go Next
Trip Type: Cruise