Intramural tournaments on the MV Explorer sports court

Always a way to get involved

Several traditional student organizations and clubs exist on each voyage, in addition to new clubs and organizations that organically form depending upon the unique interests of participants. Thematic programming emerging from these groups is common and adds to the rich fabric of diversity on the ship. These recreational clubs and organizations are an excellent way for members of the shipboard community to get involved, share their passion and skills, and learn from each other.

Extracurricular Activities from
Recent SAS Voyages:

  • Intramural tournaments (basketball, ping pong, volleyball, soccer, etc. )
  • Group exercise (dance, yoga, Pilates, step aerobics, kickboxing, martial arts, etc.)
  • Game clubs (chess, scrabble, Apples to Apples, etc.)
  • Musical groups (a capella, bands, orchestra, etc.)
  • Dance groups (Salsa, tap, merengue, step, capoeira, etc.)
  • Theater groups (including putting on plays for the shipboard community)
  • Foreign language practice (Italian, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, etc.)
  • Sea Council
  • Coffee House
  • Self-help groups
  • Spiritual and religious services and discussion groups
  • Amnesty International
  • LGBTQA groups
  • Educational films with discussion
  • SeaTV – news channel
  • Students of Color
  • Model UN
  • Sustained Dialogue
  • Environmental Club
  • Healthy Eating Club
  • International Student Association
  • Muslim Student Group
  • Latino/Caribbean Club
  • Asian Students Club
  • Fraternity & Sorority (Greek) Club
  • Writing Club/Sketch Words

Staying active at sea

The MV Explorer may be a 25,000 ton passenger vessel, but it’s also a floating university complete with recreation and fitness facilities. Students find that it’s easy to stay active while at sea, though it requires just a little adaptation and flexibility.