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.

Up Close With a 150-Year-Old Giant Tortoise: Meeting the Last Surviving Species

Posted by Christina F. | March 20, 2019

The morning we arrived at Assumption Island late Saturday, we headed straight out to snorkel. We had nice conditions and…

Madagascar & Aldabra Expedition: Adventuring in Nosy Tanikely & Nosy Be

Posted by Christina F. | March 6, 2019

We spent yesterday at sea making our way north. We filled our day with lectures, music, and even managed to…

Madagascar & Aldabra Expedition: Island Music & Beachside Barbeque on the Barren Islands

Posted by Mary P. | February 21, 2019

Today we visited the Barren Islands which are a small group of 9 coral islands about 15 miles off the…

Madagascar & Aldabra Expedition: Exploring Lake Tsimanampetsotsa & Andavadoaka

Posted by Christina F. | February 6, 2019

We dropped anchor early on Saturday morning and headed out with the first group of zodiacs. We had been warned…

Madagascar & Aldabra Expedition: Our First Day In Toliara, Madagascar

Posted by Mary P. | January 24, 2019

This morning we arrived at Toliara located on the Southwest portion of Madagascar. It is the capital of the Atsimo-Andrefana…

Mid-Atlantic Exploration: Napoléon on Saint Helena Island

Posted by Rich E. | January 16, 2019

Jamestown, the capital of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, is also the historic…

Mid-Atlantic Exploration: Exploring Ascension and St. Helena Islands

Posted by DBK | January 9, 2019

Since we left Senegal, we have spent twice as much time at sea as on land as we trek south…

Mid-Atlantic Exploration: Boatswain Bird Island and Georgetown

Posted by Michael F. | January 2, 2019

We spent several days at sea sailing from Dakar to Ascension Island. I did a lot of reading, spent some…

Mid-Atlantic Exploration: Dakar, Senegal and Lake Retba

Posted by Michael F. | December 19, 2018

Right after breakfast, I took a trip out to Lake Retba. We drove through the countryside and through busy outlying…

Eat Local: Restaurante Fabio Santana, Vegueta, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands (Spain)

Posted by Rich E. | December 13, 2018

Restaurants line a street in Vegueta (Old Town), Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria in the Canary Island  …

Charming Villages and Delicious Dishes: Sailing from Palma de Mallorca, Spain to Madeira, Portugal

Posted by DBK | December 6, 2018

Leaving Rome, we set course to Palma de Mallorca, which we have visited before, but enjoyed again. Here, the Catedral…

Eat and Drink Local: Azienda Agricola Le Macchiole (winery), Bolgheri, Italy

Posted by Rich E. | November 20, 2018

Le Macchiole (winery) is in Bolgheri, Italy, on the Etruscan Coast — “in this magical place, where rolling hills are…

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