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.

Students must be aware that there are certain sports, including but not limited to scuba diving, bodily contact sports, bungee-cord jumping, parachuting, skydiving, parasailing, hang-gliding, and other activities in which they become involved which their Medex insurance would not cover in the event of an injury or illness arising out of or related to such sports or other activities. Students should examine their insurance coverage, including Medex, to determine what may or may not be covered. Semester at Sea of course does not have insurance covering students for such sports or other activities.

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

Our ship may be a 22,500 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.