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Final Enrichment Voyage Sailing Through Northern Europe & Scandinavia

Enrichment Voyages is currently sailing its final voyage, Iron & Ice, May 18 РJune 15, 2014. This historic and exciting voyage is traveling through Northern Europe and Scandinavia to destinations including St. Petersburg, Russia, Stockholm, Sweden, Tallinn, Estonia, three ports in Iceland, and a trek through Belfast, Ireland. On board the ship, voyagers are learning from expert lecturers including Betsy Chunko, Assistant Professor of architectural history at the United States Military Academy; Charles Clarkson, PhD, expert ornithologist; oceanographer Ed Sobey, and many more.

The first segment, “Iron”, concluded on May 31 in Stockholm, Sweden. Voyagers embarked from Hamburg, Germany and began the voyage by sailing through the Kiel Canal to Rostock Germany. The MV Explorer then sailed on to Gdansk, Poland; Klaipeda, ¬†Lithuania; Tallinn, Estonia; Saint Petersburg, Russia; and Helsinki, Finland before ending the thirteen-day segment in Stockholm.

Enjoy photographs of some of the sights and experiences of the “Iron” segment of Iron & Ice below, taken by guest photographer Bryan Parsons. While the Enrichment Voyages program is ending, opportunities for continuing education with ISE will continue through the Lifelong Learning program on Semester at Sea voyages.

Evening entertainment in the Union aboard the MV Explorer.
The group of Friendship Force International participants sailing the Iron & Ice voyage.
The MV Explorer passes a restaurant along the Kiel Canal in Germany.
A group of voyagers participate in a tour inside St. Mary’s Church in Rostock, Germany.
Voyagers kayaking on the Mottla River in Gdansk, Poland.

A serenade from survivors of the Soviet deportation, Gargzdai, Lithuania.

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Participating in a folk dance at the Open Air Museum near Tallinn, Estonia.

Inside Peter and Paul Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Learning curling in Helsinki, Finland.


Stay tuned for a photo essay on the “Ice” segment of the Iron & Ice voyage, and check out Semester at Sea’s Lifelong Learning program for opportunities to sail on a partial or full voyage!

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