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.



An Awe-Inspiring Journey Through India

On our Maharajas’ Express train ride through India, the staff was truly wonderful – although our butler had an uncanny – almost creepy – way of appearing each time we would leave our room. And the food! My favorite was Himalayan river sole prepared in a beurre blanc sauce –

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Posted by DBK
June 6, 2019

Exploring the Wonders and Cultures of Sri Lanka and India

We spent a brief few days in Sri Lanka, starting in Galle, where 90% of the world’s cinnamon is grown and the iconic scene is the stilt fishermen – those who have no money for a boat, and so set up precarious perches near the shore from which they pursue their daily catch.

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Posted by DBK
May 28, 2019

Exploring the Indian Ocean Islands

For several weeks, we have been exploring the islands of the Indian Ocean, starting with two that were new to us. First was La Reunion, a department of (and favorite vacation place from) France. Even in rainy season, we could see the extraordinary beauty of the steep volcanic mountains (one is still active!),

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Posted by DBK
April 3, 2019

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

Since we left Senegal, we have spent twice as much time at sea as on land as we trek south toward Cape Town, visiting two remote islands positioned about halfway between Brazil and Africa. Ascension and St. Helena Islands are both British Overseas Territories and definitely are among the most unusual communities we have visited.

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Posted by DBK
January 9, 2019

Farewell to the Vast, Serene Norway

Where to begin? After more than six weeks in Norway, we have a real sense of it. The word “clarity” comes to mind. It is so tranquil that it is possible to gain perspective beyond our everyday cares. The air is remarkable –

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Posted by DBK
October 11, 2018

Experiencing History & Culture in Croatia and Bosnia

Each of these mesmerizing places has literally layers of history, sometimes dating back several thousand years. There is often visual evidence, in the form of ruins built upon ruins. Also, there is cultural evidence — dialects developed several civilizations earlier,

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Posted by DBK
August 1, 2018

A Quintessential World Experience

This week, nine residents of The World experienced a hugely entertaining and enlightening adventure with a behind-the-scenes tour of the largest aquarium in Europe, Oceanogràfic in Valencia, Spain.
 
The magnificent home of Oceanografic
 
The building,

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Posted by DBK
July 11, 2018