Lifelong Learners

Cabins and Rates

Rates for Lifelong learners are based on cabin type and single or double occupancy. Rates for children are based on age and cabin arrangement. Contact LLL@isevoyages.org for personalized family cabin rates.

What’s included

Accommodation and Travel

Lifelong Learner cabins are typically located on Deck 8 alongside other non-student cabins. We have a variety of cabin options to meet every traveler’s needs. Enjoy transportation to multiple unique destinations throughout your voyage.

All Meals Aboard the Ship

Three meals per day are included in your voyage fee, even when the ship is in port. Vegetarian options are available at every meal, and other dietary restrictions are generally accommodated. A late evening snack is also available most nights at sea.

Shipboard Amenities

Access to ship amenities includes the gym, pool, fine dining*, spa*, salon*, and more! Baseline crew gratuities ($2 per day) are also included in your voyage fee.
*Expenses vary depending on the type of service.

Academic Courses

Access to academic courses and a corresponding Field Class are included. Field Classes are instructor-led, experiential programs that are uniquely designed to bring course concepts to life.

Comprehensive Travel Health Insurance

All participants are automatically enrolled in a comprehensive travel health insurance plan for the voyage through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). This includes access to the shipboard medical clinic, mental health center, and in-port emergencies.

Email Account and Starter Internet Package

The MV World Odyssey is equipped with internet access for all voyagers. Lifelong Learners are given the Starter 50 internet package, which includes a specified allotment of megabytes per day. Upgraded packages can be purchased at a discount pre-voyage or throughout the voyage at full price.

Fuel Fee

The anticipated fuel fee based on our initial cost projections is included in your voyage fee. However, Semester at Sea reserves the right to add an additional charge or refund a portion of the fuel fee with notice given no later than 30 days prior to departure. Expenses are subject to change depending on global cost fluctuations.

On-board Lifelong Learner Coordinator

Lifelong Learners have access to on-ship support through the Lifelong Learner and Advancement Coordinator. This hired staff role sails the entire voyage to facilitate the daily Lifelong Learner meeting, plan social events, and support all of the Lifelong Learners as needed.

Owner’s Family Suite

484 Sq. Feet

Can accommodate families with two adults and two children. Maximum occupancy is 4.

Our largest and one-of-a-kind suite offers an ocean view window, plus a private balcony, bathtub/shower, queen bed for adults, large pull-out couch for children, living room, entrance foyer, desk and chair, spacious closets, television, telephone, refrigerator, safe, and hairdryer.

Grand Family Suites

323 Sq. Feet

Reservation priority given to families with two adults/two children. Contact us to review other circumstances.

Our lavish grand family suites offer a large ocean view window plus a French balcony (sliding glass door), shower/tub, queen bed for adults, large pull out couch for children, living room, spacious walk-in closets, desk and chair, television, telephone, refrigerator, safe and hair dryer.

Suites

242 Sq. Feet

Suites can accommodate families with two adults/one child under 12.

Enjoy luxurious accommodations! Our most popular suite has a French balcony (sliding glass door), shower/tub, queen bed for adults, non-pull out couch suitable for a child aged 2-12, spacious closets, desk and chair, television, telephone, refrigerator, safe and hair dryer.

Deluxe Outside

204 Sq. Feet

Travel in style! The Deluxe staterooms have a French balcony (sliding glass door), shower, queen-sized bed or two twin beds, desk and chair, sitting area/chairs, spacious closets, television, telephone, refrigerator, safe and hair dryer.

Classic Outside

161 Sq. Feet

The simple yet elegant Classic staterooms have a French balcony (sliding glass door), shower, queen-sized bed or two twin beds, desk and chair, spacious closets, television, telephone, refrigerator, safe and hair dryer.

Classic Inside

129 Sq. Feet

This well appointed stateroom (sans window) has a Queen-sized bed or two twin beds, desk and chair, spacious closets, shower, television, telephone, refrigerator, safe and hair dryer.

Economy Single Outside

115 Sq. Feet

For the savvy traveler, our Economy single cabins offer porthole views, single twin bed, desk and chair, shower, closets, television, telephone, refrigerator, safe and hair dryer.

Economy Single Inside

90 Sq. Feet

Also for the savvy traveler, our Economy inside cabin (sans window) offers a single twin bed, desk and chair, shower, closets, television, telephone, refrigerator, safe and hair dryer.

Spotlight Voyage Rates

Spotlight Voyages are a way to experience Semester at Sea for only a portion of the voyage. Spotlight Voyagers are welcomed into the shipboard community and may participate in ship-wide events, academic courses, and Field Programs. Explore current offerings below, and contact us with questions.

Spotlight Voyages

Fall 2023 Spotlight Voyages

Segment 1, 28 Nights

Embark: Antwerp, Belgium Sept. 9

Itinerary: Belgium, Morocco, Malta, Spain

Disembark: Barcelona, Oct. 7

Segment 2, 27 Nights

Embark: Piraeus, Greece Oct. 15

Itinerary: Greece, Suez Canal Transit, Jordan, UAE

Disembark: Dubai, Nov.. 11

Segment 3, 36 Nights

Embark: Mumbai, India Nov. 16

Itinerary: India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand

Disembark: Laem Chabang, Dec. 22

Fall 2023 Lifelong Learner Pricing
Full Voyage

Cabin Type Availability Adult Double Occupancy
(per person)
Adult Single Occupancy Children 2-12 Children 13 – HS Sr.
Owner’s Family Suite Available $38,950 $56,950 $4,500 $6,500
Grand Family Suite Available $35,950 $52,350 $4,500 $6,500
Suite Available $32,350 $46,950 $4,500
Deluxe, Outside Available $28,350 $40,950
Classic, Outside Available $26,350 $37,950
Classic, Inside Available $22,350 $31,950
Economy Single, Outside Available $27,950
Economy Single, Inside Available $26,950

Spotlight Segment 1: 28 Nights

Embark: Antwerp, Sept. 9 | Itinerary: Belgium, Morocco, Malta, Spain | Disembark: Barcelona, Oct. 7

Cabin Type Availability Adult Double Occupancy
(per person)
Adult Single Occupancy Children 2-12 Children 13 – HS Sr.
Grand Family Suite Available $9,800 $14,224 $1,260 $1,820
Suite Available $8,820 $12,768 $1,260
Deluxe, Outside Available $7,700 $11,144
Classic, Outside SOLD OUT $7,140 $10,304
Economy Single, Outside Available $7,700
Economy Single, Inside Available $7,420

Spotlight Segment 2: 27 Nights

Embark: Piraeus, Oct. 15 | Itinerary: Greece, Suez Canal Transit, Jordan, UAE | Disembark: Dubai, Nov. 11

Cabin Type Availability Adult Double Occupancy
(per person)
Adult Single Occupancy Children 2-12 Children 13 – HS Sr.
Grand Family Suite Available $9,450 $13,716 $1,215 $1,755
Suite Available $8,505 $12,312 $1,215
Deluxe, Outside Available $7,425 $10,746
Classic, Outside SOLD OUT $6,885 $9,936
Economy Single, Outside Available $7,425
Economy Single, Inside Available $7,155

Spotlight Segment 3: 36 Nights

Embark: Mumbai, Nov. 16 | Itinerary: India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand | Disembark: Laem Chabang, Dec. 22

Cabin Type Availability Adult Double Occupancy
(per person)
Adult Single Occupancy Children 2-12 Children 13 – HS Sr.
Grand Family Suite Available $12,600 $18,288 $1,620 $2,340
Suite Available $11,340 $16,416 $1,620
Deluxe, Outside Available $9.900 $14,328
Classic, Outside SOLD OUT $9,180 $13,248
Economy Single, Outside Available $9,900
Economy Single, Inside Available $9,540

Spotlight Voyages

Spring 2024 Spotlight Voyages

Segment 1, 25 Nights

Embark: Laem Chabang, Thailand, Jan. 5

Itinerary: Thailand, Malaysia, India

Disembark: Cochin, India, Jan. 30

Segment 2, 29 Nights

Embark: Mombasa, Kenya, Feb. 9

Itinerary: Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa

Disembark: Cape Town, South Africa, Mar. 9

Segment 3, 34 Nights

Embark: Tema, Ghana Mar. 17

Itinerary: Ghana, Morocco, Portugal, Germany

Disembark: Bremerhaven, Germany, Apr. 20

Spring 2024 Lifelong Learner Pricing
Full Voyage

Cabin Type Availability Adult Double Occupancy
(per person)
Adult Single Occupancy Children 2-12 Children 13 – HS Sr.
Owner’s Family Suite Available $38,950 $56,950 $4,500 $6,500
Grand Family Suite Available $35,950 $52,350 $4,500 $6,500
Suite Available $32,350 $46,950 $4,500
Deluxe, Outside Available $28,350 $40,950
Classic, Outside Available $26,350 $37,950
Classic, Inside Available $22,350 $31,950
Economy Single, Outside Available $27,950
Economy Single, Inside Available $26,950

Spotlight Segment 1: 25 Nights

Embark: Laem Chabang, Jan. 5 | Itinerary: Thailand, Malaysia, India | Disembark: Cochin, Jan. 30

Cabin Type Availability Adult Double Occupancy
(per person)
Adult Single Occupancy Children 2-12 Children 13 – HS Sr.
Grand Family Suite Available $8,750 $12,700 $1,125 $1,625
Suite Available $7,875 $11,400 $1,125
Deluxe, Outside Available $6,875 $9,950
Classic, Outside SOLD OUT $6,375 $9,200
Economy Single, Outside Available $6,875
Economy Single, Inside Available $6,625

Spotlight Segment 2: 29 Nights

Embark: Mombasa, Feb. 9 | Itinerary: Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa | Disembark: Cape Town, Mar. 9

Cabin Type Availability Adult Double Occupancy
(per person)
Adult Single Occupancy Children 2-12 Children 13 – HS Sr.
Grand Family Suite Available $10,150 $14,732 $1,305 $1,885
Suite Available $9,135 $13,224 $1,305
Deluxe, Outside Available $7,975 $11,542
Classic, Outside SOLD OUT $7,395 $10,672
Economy Single, Outside Available $7,975
Economy Single, Inside Available $7,685

Spotlight Segment 3: 34 Nights

Embark: Tema, Mar. 17 | Itinerary: Ghana, Morocco, Portugal, Germany | Disembark: Bremerhaven, Apr. 20

Cabin Type Availability Adult Double Occupancy
(per person)
Adult Single Occupancy Children 2-12 Children 13 – HS Sr.
Grand Family Suite Available $11,900 $17,272 $1,530 $2,210
Suite Available $10,710 $15,504 $1,530
Deluxe, Outside Available $9,350 $13,532
Classic, Outside SOLD OUT $8,670 $12,512
Economy Single, Outside Available $9,350
Economy Single, Inside Available $9,010

Additional Lifelong Learner Expenses:

  • Overnight stay prior to embarkation
  • Flights to and from the ship
  • Travel visas
  • Field Programs
  • Textbooks
  • Any appropriate vaccinations
  • Between-meal food and beverages while onboard
  • Laundry
  • Independent travel
  • Port Services Fees (if applicable)
  • Fuel surcharge (if applicable)

Frequenty Asked Questions

Everything you need to know about cabins and rates for Lifelong Learners.

How early should I reserve my cabin?

Voyages are typically available for reservation about 18 months prior to the start of the voyage. The average Lifelong Learner selects their itinerary and makes a deposit between 6-12 months out, to allow for all the preparation that goes into a voyage. However, some choose to deposit much further out, while others confirm with just enough time to get the necessary visas.

Are there discounts for alumni?

At this time, we offer a Loyalty Award to alumni (of any kind) who are sailing a full voyage as a Lifelong Learner. Read more.

What types of cabin choices do I have?

Please view the cabin and rates page to explore all cabin options. Voyage pricing is based on cabin type and single or double occupancy. Some cabin types may be sold out, as indicated on the cabins and rates page.

Is there a safe in the room?

Yes, each cabin has a small safe in which you can store cash and other valuables. Each cabin also has a small refrigerator, hair dryer, television, and phone.

Can I sail with my family?

Yes! Many families sail together on Semester at Sea to experience a nontraditional travel opportunity. We have a variety of cabin options, including large suites for families with young children, or cabins across the hall from each other should you need a little separation. Contact us to discuss your particular situation.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

All cancellations or transfer requests must be mailed, emailed, or faxed by the participant on or before the posted cancellation deadline for the voyage. The Institute for Shipboard Education’s payment and cancellation policy specifies the refund structure for those participants that must cancel their plans to sail.

The Institute for Shipboard Education’s payment and cancellation policy for all voyages is as follows:
Prior to fall and spring departures, refund of all payments, with the exception of the application fee (not applicable to Lifelong Learners), will be made for written cancellations or transfers received no later than the 90-day payment due date before the beginning of the voyage. Cancellations received after the 90-day payment due date before the start of the voyage will automatically result in forfeiture of the deposit made at the time of confirmation of acceptance in the Program. Refund amount is based on cancellation date:

Cancellation up to and including 90 days prior to the voyage – full refund to participant
If cancelled 89-60 days prior to voyage – 75% of program fee is refundable*
If cancelled 59-45 days prior to voyage – 50% of program fee is refundable*
If cancelled 44-31 days prior to voyage – 25% of program fee is refundable*
If cancelled 30 days prior to the voyage and after voyage departure – voyage fee is fully nonrefundable*
After voyage departure, no refund will be made to a Participant who voluntarily withdraws from the program or who must withdraw from the program due to any violation of the Standards of Conduct. No refund of any kind will be made if the Participant must interrupt the semester due to a medical or psychological illness.

A note for Spotlight (partial) Voyages: the refund schedule and deposit information listed above is the same as if you were sailing the full voyage. For example, full payment for the voyage is due 90 days prior to the beginning of the voyage, not 90 days prior to when you board the ship. Please contact LLL@isevoyages.org for more information.

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