Hello from Ghana! The MV World Odyssey¬†arrived in Tema at 0700 on Saturday, March 31. Tema, located in Southeast Ghana, is not far from Ghana’s capital of Accra. Accra is Ghana’s most populous city, attracting visitors¬†interested in the arts, crafts, and history.
There is no shortage of amazing experiences Spring 2017 during their three days in Ghana. Voyagers can participate in a walking tour of historical sites led by local guides, learn firsthand about the economic and social life of¬†Ghanaian fisherman, participate in a naming ceremony in Torgome Village, relax with a friendly game of soccer, and¬†participate in multiple¬†Homestay and Impact programs. For a full list of all the in-country programs Spring 2017 is participating in, click here.
The forecast is hot, with temperatures in the lower 90s fahrenheit. On-ship time is 1800 on Monday, April 3 and the ship will depart at 2000¬†for the seven-day trek to the final port of the Spring 2017 voyage: Casablanca, Morocco.
“Ghana is the port that I’m most excited to visit for many reasons. Ghana’s history is so important to me and my ancestors. I feel the only way I can truly learn about my history is to actually be here and to learn about the people and the culture.” – Deja Marie Marsh, Delaware State University
“I am going to the Cape Coast to see the slave castles. It is such a great opportunity to be able to visit¬†this UNESCO World Heritage site and I’m really grateful that Semester at Sea has enabled me to see all these places this semester.” -¬†Kendal Kelber, University of Tampa