Join USC on the first exclusive PAC 12 Conference 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 Gold Fever in Skagway, gateway to the famed Klondike gold fields, then immerse yourself in native Tlingit culture in Hoonah. Spend a day sailing in the shadow of the massive and majestic Hubbard Glacier on your way to 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.
Featuring special guests John Robinson, former USC and NFL football coach and Rick Reilly, a member of the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame.
University of Southern California Trojan Travel Onboard Dignitary: John Robinson
One of USC’s most popular and successful football coaches, John Robinson guided the Trojans to the 1978 national championship and into 8 bowl games. He won 74.1% of his games while compiling a 104-35-4 record during 2 coaching stints spread over 12 years at Troy (1976-82 and 1993-97), recording more victories than any USC gridiron coach except John McKay and Howard Jones. He produced 24 All-American first teamers, 22 NFL first rounders, 2 Heisman Trophy winners and a Lombardi Award winner at USC. He was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 2004, based on his 4-0 record in the Pasadena classic. He twice was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year (1976 and 1978). He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009. After spending 12 years (1960-71) as an assistant at Oregon, his alma mater, he became a Trojan assistant for 3 seasons (1972-74) as Troy won a pair of national crowns. He also served as the head coach of the Los Angeles Rams (1983-91), twice advancing to the NFC title game, and at UNLV (1999-2004), and was an assistant with the Oakland Raiders in 1975. He was inducted into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Las Vegas Bowl Hall of Fame in 2011. He currently does analysis on college football national radio broadcasts and is a development officer with the USC athletic department.
Day 1: Seattle, Washington
Day 2: Cruising the Inside Passage
Day 3: Ketchikan, Alaska
Day 4: Juneau
Day 5: Skagway
Day 6: Icy Strait Point (Hoonah)
Day 7: Hubbard Glacier
Day 8: Sitka
Day 9: Cruising the Outside Passage
Day 10: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Day 11: Seattle, Washington