Bon Voyage! A Semester at Sea Unveils Their Newest Ship: The MV World Odyssey!

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Boy-oh-boy have ships come a long way since my voyage with a Semester at Sea in 1968! 

Today, September 12th, a Semester at Sea will be unveiling their newest ship, the MV World Odyssey! The grand unveiling of the MV World Odyssey will take place in the Port of Southampton, England followed by a celebration introducing the new ship as part of the Semester at Sea family.

On September 13th, the ship will set sail and embark on its first voyage - so exciting!  

As a Semester at Sea alumni I always enjoy receiving updates about the program that did so much for me. As I wrote about in a past blog (A Semester at Sea in 1968), attending World Campus Afloat, now known as Semester at Sea back in 1968 changed me as a person. I arrived home from my adventure more mature, with great knowledge of the world and a whole new perspective on life.

Needless to say, I'm very excited to see photos from the unveiling ceremony. I have no doubt in my mind that this new vessel will help change the lives of many teens, just as the SS Ryndam did for me.  

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That's me on the left! Semester at Sea 1968
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My ship, the SS Ryndam
A computer generated image of the MV World Odyssey
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Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities, this mom of seven continues to do it all. As host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, Lunden brought insight to top issues for millions of Americans each day. The longest running host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 4 presidents and 5 Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves.

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