Cádiz, Spain

Posted on 15 November 2014 @ 8:04pm

We were at anchor the night before our grand arrival. Following our deep clean on arrival morning, we prepared the ship to arrive at 10 am. After we arrived and hugged and kissed our parents, we introduced them to our friends. It was nice to get to know the parents of our best friends.

Ajaccio, Corsica

Posted on 1 November 2014 @ 10:11pm

Arriving in the beautiful, palm tree peppered, harbor of Ajaccio, a representative from the mayor’s office greeted us. They provided us with welcome information about the city and greatly appreciated candy. After the meet and greet with the representative and an excited muster, we were released upon the city to wander aimlessly, eat more then we should, and contact loved ones back home with stories of the latest sail. Our freedom carried through to the next day where we were free to indulge our fantasies of independence until the 11 o’clock p.m. curfew. For some of us, this day of freedom meant trying to bring a taste of home’s tradition to the ship in the form of carved gourds and egg carton ghosts. We also used this day to provide the friendly and curious locals with a chance to see our home; an “open ship” was conducted between 1 and 3 p.m. with tours being led by students.

Valletta, Malta

Posted on 25 October 2014 @ 2:39pm

Malta was amazing! The walls that surrounded the city were the first thing that came into view as we sailed into Valetta. The tall sandstone walls towered over the water hiding the ancient stronghold. Valletta is surrounded by amazing beaches and breathtaking views of the island. It is the only city in the world that is still completely fortified.

Vigo, Spain

Posted on 7 October 2014 @ 2:32pm

Vigo, Spain treated us well and we had lots of fun, but now everyone is looking forward to bonding and sailing over the next 14 days on our way to Malta! We have a credo meeting scheduled for this evening where we hope to decide on a slogan for our journey.

Amsterdam and London, England

Posted on 24 September 2014 @ 2:26pm

As part of our "Class Acoach" port programming students had fun on a canal tour in Amsterdam, then headed into Belgium for 4 days of adventure and learning. We spent time in the UNESCO city of Brugge, the beaches of Ostende, the Battlefields of Ypres and Vimy, and discovered the comic culture of Brussels.