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An Emotional Embarkation For All on the Summer 2012 Voyage

Embarkation is full of hellos and goodbyes. This feeling of excitement and anxiety isn’t reserved just for the students; parents, staff and faculty are full of emotions as well. The 110th Semester at Sea voyage of discovery begins now.

Julie Mills gets teary as she wishes her daughter, Tara, a student at the University of Oregon, a safe and enjoyable voyage.
A family members takes one final photo of her daughter before she boards the ship and sails away for two months.
Kelsey Marasch from Ohio University in Athens, picks up her carefully packed luggage which hopefully contains everything she will need while on the Summer 2012 voyage.
Austin and Westin Ray, two sisters from San Diego, California attend Chapman University in Los Angeles spend some time playing their guitars while waiting to board the MV Explorer. Their grandfather sailed on the Spring 1966 voyage making this an especially momentous occasion.
Westin Ray picks a soothing melody to help calm her nerves while waiting in line to board the MV Explorer.
Amy Wachenfield from The University of Pittsburgh and Midori Standford from the University of Maryland at Okinawa, Japan explore the ship, looking for the cabins that they will call home for the next two months.
Midori Stanford attends University of Maryland, Okinawa, Japan, is pleasantly surprised as sees her cabin for the first time.
Students wave goodbye to family members and friends as they set sail from the Bahamas to Barcelona, Spain.  Emotions are high as they push off, excited to see the world but already missing their loved ones.
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