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.

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…

Enjoying Local Cuisine & Mercado Centrale in Livorno, Italy

Posted by Rich E. | November 14, 2018

City Hall dominates Piazza Municipio in Livorno, Italy, a port city that is regarded by many Ship passengers as the…

The British Isles & Hebrides Exploration: Sightseeing & Whiskey Sampling in Kirkwall, Scotland

Posted by Michael F. | October 23, 2018

Kirkwall from the Ship’s anchorage   We arrived in Kirkwall, Scotland and went on a tour of the local archeological…

The British Isles & Hebrides Exploration: Papa Stour & Foula, Shetland Islands

Posted by Michael F. | October 17, 2018

Overnight we sailed out to even more remote parts of the Shetland Islands. We started our day with an expedition briefing…

Farewell to the Vast, Serene Norway

Posted by DBK | October 11, 2018

Where to begin? After more than six weeks in Norway, we have a real sense of it. The word “clarity”…

The World’s Svalbard Expedition: A Grand Finale Under the Arctic Sun

Posted by Expedition Leader | October 3, 2018

This morning brings our last day of the Svalbard Expedition 2018 aboard The World. It is always bittersweet as things…

The World’s Svalbard Expedition: Exploring The Red Fjord

Posted by Rich E. | September 18, 2018

Raudfjorden (The Red Fjord), Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard   After two days looking for wildlife in the Arctic Pack Ice north…

The World’s Svalbard Expedition: Arctic Pack Ice Cruising (and Polar Bears)

Posted by Rich E. | September 11, 2018

Arctic pack ice, north of Svalbard, at Latitude 82º 37’ with the forward section of deck 7 of our Ship…

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