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Surprise port!

Posted on 19 October 2018 @ 2:06pm

Surprise port!

After a great first port of Porto, there were lots of emotions coming back onto the boat. Many people were excited to get sailing to our next port but most were sad to be leaving Porto. The first day back on the boat we started right back into our typical schedule with a full day of classes and watch. After having so much free time in Porto, it was a little hard to adjust to getting back into the schedule.

Porto to Palma de Mallorca: Settling into Change

Posted on 17 October 2018 @ 5:59pm

Porto to Palma de Mallorca: Settling into Change

       After our first voyage and a jaw dropping stay in Porto we are all finally settling into a routine. I find myself often referring to the ship as “home” and that is truly what it is. In these few short weeks we have spent on board, I have learnt so much about life at sea and how important it is to look after yourself, your shipmates, and your ship. We all work together to ensure everybody is safe and happy. As I spend more and more time enjoying the sea, and less time feeding the fish with my vomit, I have gained a great appreciation and respect for the sea. The isolation is something I have grown to love but it is always an amazing feeling to call home once you have service.

Swim Call

Posted on 5 October 2018 @ 3:19am

Swim Call

5:00pm: After completing a trigonometry problem Mariam asks me in a low tone. “Do you think we are going to have a swim call?”

Adventures of Porto, Portugal

Posted on 5 October 2018 @ 2:51am

Adventures of Porto, Portugal

It was 7 in the morning when the Gulden Leeuw made its grand appearance into Porto. The towering tallship was met with bewildered eyes and camera flashes from all angles as we docked at Gaia, a city across the river from Porto.

Porto: The City of Bridges… And Food

Posted on 5 October 2018 @ 2:20am

Porto: The City of Bridges… And Food

After our long 8 day sail from Amsterdam to Portugal, I have insight as to what I will be doing for the next 9 months, and I couldn't be happier. I never expected Porto to be such a lively city. As we sailed into the Porto canal into our dock area, I was truly amazed; it was pure bliss. Watching the sun rise above each bridge as our 230 feet tall ship would underpass each one, you can imagine how beautiful this was.      

Life at Sea: Finding Peace in the Emptiness

Posted on 18 September 2018 @ 3:16pm

Life at Sea: Finding Peace in the Emptiness

The voyage has started. All 60 students, as well as our maritime and academic crew, are ready to face this new adventure aboard the Gulden Leeuw.

Amsterdam to Porto: Our First Days at Sea

Posted on 18 September 2018 @ 2:24pm

Amsterdam to Porto: Our First Days at Sea

The first moments in the ship were most exciting for everyone. We got to meet all the staff and crew members as well as our new fellow classmates. Everyone in the vessel is very nice and the activities are very thrilling! We do all kinds of things, together we pull up sails or go to the bow, we have fun activities like salsa night or music club, we cook in a moving kitchen and take classes in the open ocean, but the best thing for me is working with the maritime crew. Since the day I arrived, I have made a lot of friends and I have been having so much fun.

Class Afloat Faculty Member: Siobahn McLoughlin

Posted on 6 September 2018 @ 5:05pm

Class Afloat Faculty Member: Siobahn McLoughlin

Introducing the 2018-2019 Class Afloat Faculty! Meet the team who will lead this year's class as they begin an unforgettable journey.

Class Afloat Faculty Member: Rhiannon White

Posted on 13 August 2018 @ 1:16pm

Class Afloat Faculty Member: Rhiannon White

Introducing the 2018-2019 Class Afloat Faculty! Meet the team who will lead this year's class as they begin an unforgettable journey.

Class Afloat Faculty Member: Fabrice Barbier

Posted on 10 August 2018 @ 6:23pm

Class Afloat Faculty Member: Fabrice Barbier

Introducing the 2018-2019 Class Afloat Faculty! Meet the team who will lead this year's class as they begin an unforgettable journey.