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.
On the morning of August 25, we sailed east through the narrow Fonfjord. There was ice to the left, and ice to the right, as if in a frozen ticker-tape parade. The buildings on either side of the avenue morphed into 2,000-meter granite peaks.
On the afternoon of August 24, we proceeded west, further into Scoresby Sund, with the intention of making a landing on the north shore. The beach turned out to be completely blocked by ice, so instead we launched Zodiacs and went for a ride amongst the floes and bergs.
At midnight on August 22, The World began its Expedition to Greenland, as we sailed from Reykjavik off to the icy west. Iceland’s first permanent settlement was in Reykjavik. Today, it’s the world’s most northerly capital and a center of both commercial and cultural activity.
The World’s Destination Experience to Praia and Cidade Velha on the island of Santiago was a walk through time and between continents. European expansion into the non-Western world began here in the 15th century with the settlement of Cidade Velha.
This morning we awoke with almost half the world behind us and half the world ahead of us. The equator crossing presented us with an opportunity to board Zodiacs ahead of The World and experience the Atlantic swell from a much more personal perspective.
Easter weekend is an important holiday for the community living in the former British Empire outpost of St. Helena, about 1,000mi / 1,610km off the coast of Angola, and Residents of The World were lucky to be on hand for a portion of this sacred time.
Namibia & Mid-Atlantic Expedition: Rich Marine Life in Walvis Bay and the Infamous Guests of St. Helena
Continuing our Journey up along the western coast of South Africa we started our day with a catamaran experience through Walvis Bay towards Pelican Point, Namibia. About 50,000 Cape Fur seals live there year-round and at this time of year,
The beautiful port city of Cape Town was the starting point for the 2015 Namibia & Mid-Atlantic Expedition aboard The World. Leaving the iconic Table Mountain in our wake, we began our Journey along the African coast to Namibia where we would spend some rewarding time exploring Lüderitz and Walvis Bay.