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June 13-22, 2018

Hosted by: President Emeritus John Kuykendall '59 and Missy Kuykendall

Join fellow alumni, families and friends of Davidson College for a very special cruise to the historic cities and majestic Fjords of Norway and Sweden aboard the five-star small ship, Le Boreal.

Lodging: Only one double cabin remains in the Davidson group.

About this trip: The journey begins with visits to the fine monuments and museums of Oslo, Norway's capital, and the lively harbor town of Goteborg in Sweden, but it is the spectacular fjord lands of Norway that are the focal point of the cruise. From Storfjord to Norfjord to the emerald Lake Stryn, you will behold crystal-clear fjords, alpine peaks, and stunning waterfalls.

Along the way, you will discover Stavanger, Europe's largest wooden city, the historic towns of Arendal and Kristiansand, and the exuberant Art Nouveau structures of Alesund before ending your voyage in the colorfully ancient Hanseatic town of Bergen.

Davidson travelers will enjoy many exclusive arrangements, including a hotel stay in Oslo and the complete program of custom-designed shore excursions that are outlined in the brochure (PDF).

About your hosts: Missy and John '59 Kuykendall made their home in Davidson the first year of their marriage and returned to town 32 years ago. John served as President of the College from 1984-1997; then returned to full-time teaching in the Department of Religion until his retirement in 1993. Meanwhile Missy continued her practice as a counselor and served as a volunteer on several boards in Davidson and the Charlotte area. They have continued to live in Davidson since John's retirement, but try to spend time at their place in western North Carolina whenever they can. With sons Tim and Jamie long since on their own, their only current household member is a Border Collie dog named Jed.

Questions? Contact Marya Howell at or 704-894-2642.