We were inter-port students on the ship for about two weeks only, but learned so much, that it will really make a difference in our lives.
The shipboard community recently celebrated the time-honored Semester at Sea tradition of Neptune Day to honor those on board who crossed the equator for the first time during this voyage. Also, students, faculty, staff and lifelong learners submitted pictures from the recent stop in India.
Screams and shrieks from the pool deck echoed throughout the ship Sunday morning, March 13, as “Neptune Day” ceremonies kicked off and scurvy-ridden landlubbers who wanted to rise to the rank of “Shellbacks” even kissed fish.
MV Explorer, Indian Ocean, March 12–Geology professor Ken Hon was playing a computer game with his seven-year-old daughter on board the MV Explorer around noon on Friday, March 11, when a student alerted him that there had just been a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
U.S. Foreign Service officer, Stephanie Amadeo, sailed with the SAS Spring 2011 voyage for three days in Brazil, talking about her work, career, and the robust economy in Brazil.