The Living Journey

Welcome to The Living Journey – a collection of journal entries and photographs by our own Residents that offers an exclusive glimpse into their adventures at sea. Experience The World through their eyes as they share personal and authentic stories of what it’s like to travel the globe from the comfort of home on this luxurious ship. These posts capture their once-in-a-lifetime experiences not found anywhere else on earth. This blog is continually updated so we invite you to come back and visit often.

Dinner with friends, while traversing the Kiel Canal

Posted by Rich E. | July 13, 2016

Originally constructed between 1887 and 1895 and named in honor of Kaiser Wilheim, the Kiel Canal (Nord-Ostsee Kanal) is the…

A short, but spectacular afternoon in Bruges

Posted by Marcy P. | July 6, 2016

One morning during our stay in Antwerp, a group of us took a brief excursion to Bruges, the beautiful medieval…

The opulent architecture of Hamburg, Germany

Posted by Rich E. | June 29, 2016

Since its origins as a moated castle between the Alster and Elber rivers, the “free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg”…

Walking the historic streets and golf courses of Santander, Spain

Posted by Mary P. | June 21, 2016

It was a beautiful sail to Santander which is located on the northwestern coast of Spain on the Bay of…

There is much to learn and love about Antwerp

Posted by Marcy P. | June 16, 2016

It seems strange that we had been in Antwerp for three days, yet had never explored the town. But that’s…

Enjoying Honfleur on our final days in France

Posted by Marcy P. | June 2, 2016

It was another blissful sea day as we sailed further north into France. There was lunch with a friend, a…

Scaling sand dunes and sampling oysters in Arcachon

Posted by Marcy P. | May 27, 2016

On the second day of our visit to Bordeaux we decided to take a day trip to the village of…

Exploring the many views of Porto, Portugal

Posted by mascola | May 17, 2016

We arrived to Porto around 2 pm so we had a relaxing morning in the Apartment, still trying to shake…

Rejoining the newly refurbished World in Lisbon

Posted by mascola | May 10, 2016

The World had just emerged from a one-month dry dock in Lisbon and we were anxious to see all the…

The otherworldly landscape of Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Posted by Rich E. | May 4, 2016

Lanzarote, of volcanic origin, is the easternmost of the Canary Islands (belonging to Spain) about 78 miles (125 kilometers) from…

“Mama’s” Canarian luncheon at her private home in El Sauzal, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Posted by Rich E. | April 15, 2016

El Sauzal is a tranquil town on the northwest side of Tenerife, Canary Islands, that is surrounded by vineyards. It…

Celebrity estates and killer trees on Mustique Island

Posted by Mary P. | April 12, 2016

Today we departed Port Elizabeth in the morning on a catamaran trip to the island of Mustique. We are a…

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