Country-Hopping Educational Cruise to Belgium, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom
The Institute for Shipboard Education was born from an idea to create a floating campus that reflected the ideals of the United Nations and the realities of globalization. Over the years, the institute has attracted world-famous guest speakers including Mikhail Gorbachev, Mother Teresa, and Nelson Mandela. The university at sea offers two- and four-week Enrichment Voyages for adventurers of all ages, with educational programming that digs deep into each port of call's culture and history.
With this Groupon, you can set out on a 14- or 28-day voyage exploring continental Europe and the United Kingdom. Some days are spent at sea and others at port in a variety of European cities. The cruise incorporates both lectures and hands-on exploration. Click here to see a full list of guest lecturers.
Groupon buyers have the option to attend the first segment, second segment, or first and second segments of The Institute for Shipboard Education’s upcoming cruise. Click here to see a full itinerary.
Segment 1: The Mediterranean, April 26 to May 11
- Depart from Barcelona, Spain
- Dock in Monte Carlo, Florence, Cadiz, Casablanca, and Lisbon
- Segment 1 ends in Le Havre, France
Segment 2: Belgium, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, May 12 to May 25
- Depart from Le Havre, France
- Dock in Antwerp, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Belfast, and Dublin
- Segment 2 ends in Dover, England
The MV Explorer Cruise Ship
The MV Explorer ship retains vestiges of its former life as a commercial liner. There are barstools in the 9,000-volume library, a nod to the space's former role as the ship's tavern. Despite the emphasis on education, the ship provides several opportunities to relax. The Wellness Center spa, for example, offers massages, manicures, and other pampering services.
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