Getting it Straight, Once and for All

Posted on 27 April 2018 @ 4:30pm

Getting it Straight, Once and for All

A fight for what is right, and we’re always right!

Three Days in Beautiful Bermuda with Class Afloat

Posted on 25 April 2018 @ 2:35pm

Three Days in Beautiful Bermuda with Class Afloat

We entered port of St. Georges on the north side of the island of Bermuda on the 7th of April. It was an overcast and windy day and it promised to continue like that for the duration of our time there, or so we thought.

Class Afloat Instagram Top Ten: Bermuda, Portugal and Life at Sea!

Posted on 24 April 2018 @ 7:24pm

Class Afloat Instagram Top Ten: Bermuda, Portugal and Life at Sea!

CLASS AFLOAT TOP TEN

Selection criteria: Photos must be taken by a Class Afloat student and must have been posted on Instagram (not necessarily taken) during the month for which they are to be considered for Top Ten.

The Gap Year Guide

Posted on 24 April 2018 @ 4:31pm

The Gap Year Guide

As spring arrives, we know that many students are in the midst of making final decisions regarding where to go and what to do next year. For graduating students, this can mean accepting a position at a university or college or taking some time-off to figure out what exactly the future has in store.

According to Harvard, a Gap Year is a good thing.

Posted on 17 April 2018 @ 8:53pm

According to Harvard, a Gap Year is a good thing.

Harvard University recently released a statement encouraging admitted students to defer their enrolment in favour of a Gap Year. In lieu of graduating high school only to rush straight into college or university, the Ivy League university has started encouraging students to take a year off and travel, pursue a special project or spend time in another meaningful way. 

Next Virtual Information Session: May 8th 2018

Posted on 11 April 2018 @ 4:47pm

Next Virtual Information Session: May 8th 2018

Why should you spend a semester or year at sea with class afloat?

Great question. And we're dying to tell you! Join us at our next virtual information session, taking place in May including a quick Skype presentation followed by a casual Q&A with our Director of Admissions. We'll answer all your questions and share all the reasons (cough cough looks great on university applications) you should seriously consider spending a semester or full year at sea with Class Afloat.

Our Last Parent Port in Cuba

Posted on 10 April 2018 @ 7:34pm

Our Last Parent Port in Cuba

I am writing the beginning of my blog sitting in the mess on the 23rd around lunchtime. All around me, people are talking, laughing and watching movies. The atmosphere is relaxed and cheerful given that our midterm exams are behind us and parent port is right in front of us!  It really feels like the last day before Spring Break. It is safe to say that we are all imagining our upcoming reunion with our loved ones. The past seven weeks have passed unbelievably fast and part of me still does not fully realize that it is the coast of Cuba that I am seeing through the porthole.

Day Watch Aboard the Gulden Leeuw

Posted on 9 April 2018 @ 8:00pm

Day Watch Aboard the Gulden Leeuw

Day watch is an essential part of everyday ship life. Whether it be at sea or in port, day watch influences the lives of students and crew. The hours spent doing maintenance on the ship, performing sailing maneuvers, or keeping watch over the ship’s safety is something that all students have done, and it has created many amazing memories of life aboard the Gulden Leeuw.

Class Afloat Instagram Top Ten: Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica and more!

Posted on 21 March 2018 @ 7:55pm

Class Afloat Instagram Top Ten: Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica and more!

CLASS AFLOAT TOP TEN

Selection criteria: Photos must be taken by a Class Afloat student and must have been posted on Instagram (not necessarily taken) during the month for which they are to be considered for Top Ten.

Exploring the Streets of Cartagena, Colombia

Posted on 21 March 2018 @ 4:15pm

Exploring the Streets of Cartagena, Colombia

Speaking for majority of the crew on board, including myself, we were all enraptured to arrive in Cartagena. Strong winds had us sailing an average of six knots an hour with only the forestay sail set, although as we usually do when we arrive early, we didn’t have the opportunity to drop anchor. The past sail from the Dominican Republic had felt much longer than an eight day sail because we had no other choice than to slow down as much as possible and even detour to incorporate an additional two hundred nautical miles into the voyage. It felt as if it was the epitome of being so close, yet so far from something.