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The M.S. Le Diamant is a rare find-an oceangoing vessel providing the deluxe amenities and superior standards offered aboard a larger ship with the intimate charm and enhanced navigability of a yacht. Distinguished by its intimate, casual ambiance and personal, attentive service, this exceptional vessel is continually refurbished to ensure that the highest standards of comfort and elegance are maintained.

All 113 spacious, outside staterooms or suites (ranging in size from 183 sq. ft. to 398 sq. ft.) are tastefully appointed and feature two lower twin beds that convert to one queen-size bed upon request, a private bathroom with shower (some staterooms have bathtubs and showers), telephone, television, DVD, minibar, double full-length closets, two nightstands, desk, hair dryer, duvets and plush terry cloth roves. Room service is available.

Continental breakfast, buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are served daily in a single, unassigned seating. The Restaurant Îles de France offers innovative Continental fare in a relaxed, inviting setting. Guests may reserve a table at L'Escapade restaurant for more intimate evening dining. Complimentary house wine, beer, soft drinks, mineral water, coffee and tea are served at lunch and dinner.

The ship has three lounges, where nightly entertainment includes a cabaret and live music. Other public areas include the hair salon, boutique, library, masseuse and fitness center. A certified physician is on board. Two elevators provide access to all passenger decks.

Canary Islands


Cruising the Canary Islands and Madiera, Morocco, Gibraltar
April 7 - 15, 2009

Journey along sea routes once plied by Phoenician triremes and Roman galleys to the sun-washed Canary Islands, the verdant isle of Madiera, the fabled coast of Morocco and the fortress-like bastion of Gibraltar. Admire the Spanish-Colonial architecture and dramatic scenery of the islands of Tenerife and La Palma,  formed millions of years ago through the activity of submarine volcanoes. On the verdant paradise of Madiera, taste the island's full-bodied, namesake wine and view the stunning cliffs of Cabo Girão. Discover the exotic allure of cosmopolitan Casablanca, stroll through the lanes of imperial Rabat and explore the storied British Crown Colony of Gibraltar, "Gateway to the Mediterranean."







Experience an unparalleled combination of the natural beauty of the Canary Islands and Madiera, the Moorish treasures of Morocco and the proud history of the colony of Gibraltar on this exclusive Gohagan & Company itinerary.

Cruise aboard the deluxe, exclusively chartered 113 cabin M.S. Le Diamant, an intimate vessel ideal for cruising along scenic coastlines and into idyllic ports rarely visited by larger ships. 

This unrivaled, impeccably crafted itinerary carefully balances exclusive shore excursion in every port of call with leisure time aboard the ship.


Cost  Special Tulane pricing is from approximately $2795 per person, plus airfare and based on double occupancy.

Booking  For booking information please contact Thomas P. Gohagan at 800-922-3088, or  Tulane Alumni Travel at 877-488-5263.

Specific trip details (itinerary, meals, sightseeing & accommodations) will be published in the brochure.

Alumni Relations, Tulane University, 6319 Willow Street, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5901