47 Telltale Signs You Went On Semester At Sea

1,000 people, 3 months, and one incredible voyage around the world that you’ll never forget.

1. The MV Explorer was your home for three months.

And forever, in your heart

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2. You got VERY cozy with your roommate.

And pretended to be asleep if she had any “visitors”

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3. This was your lifeline to get on and off the ship.

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4. You had class in rooms like this.

But class always paused if someone spotted a whale outside…

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5. You started a blog but only posted one entry.

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6. You always nodded off during Global Studies…

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7. Or you never went to Global Studies at all.

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8. You never knew what day of the week it was, but always knew whether it was an A day or B day.

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9. You studied outside whenever you could (because you’d be crazy to study inside).

Though, let’s be honest, you didn’t do much studying.

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10. You’d hear this every time the crew ran a drill:

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11. You felt special when a crew member knew your name and said hello.

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12. Hooking up in the lifeboat was your ULTIMATE GOAL.

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13. You lived for pub night and collected your wine for three days in a Nalgene until you could actually get drunk off it.

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14. You lost an hour every night as the ship headed east and you turned into a zombie.

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15. You saw Captain Jeremy dressed up as King Neptune on Neptune Day…

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16. Then shaved your head!

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17. You competed in the Sea Olympics.

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18. You were the tannest you’ve ever been and ever will be.

Which is probably for the best.

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19. You “worked out” on the ship and just tried to not fall off the treadmill.

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20. You felt so fancy when you and your friends did fine dining to celebrate someone’s birthday.

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21. You walked into a new city feeling totally prepared…

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22. But you usually came back with diarrhea.

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23. You saw some of the world’s greatest wonders…

Like the Great Wall of China

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And the Taj Mahal in India

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Or the Reclining Buddha in Thailand

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Or the ruins of Tikal in Guatemala

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Or the halls of the Alhambra in Spain

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24. You did something TOTALLY INSANE like skydiving or swimming with sharks.

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25. At some point you told your family you were moving to China or Thailand or South Africa or whatever your favorite country was FOREVER.

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26. You learned to squat to pee in Asia and HATED it.

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27. Everyone in Asia wanted a picture with you.

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28. You saw a lot of translated signs that were sort of kind of maybe a little off.

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29. You held up signs in each country to thank your parents for helping to send you on the greatest journey of your life.

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30. You went on safari and saw INCREDIBLE animals.

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31. Helpful strangers around the world restored your faith in humanity.

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32. Dock time was your worst nightmare.

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33. You couldn’t wait to get home to the MV Explorer after a few days ashore and take a much-needed shower…

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34. And this was the stairway to heaven.

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35. You watched the country you just visited fade into the distance as you set sail for the next one.

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36. You went through the Panama Canal (if you were lucky!)

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37. Those sunsets over the ocean were the most beautiful ones you’ve ever seen.

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38. You recognize every room in this video (and are maybe even in it!)

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39. You dressed up to the nines for Ambassador’s Ball/Alumni Ball.

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40. By the end of the voyage, you knew every single person on the ship.

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41. And everyone signed your map on the last day.

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42. You had a pretty hard time adjusting back to life on dry land…

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43. But you can always tell your friends this:

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44. You made lifelong friendships that changed your life for the better.

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45. You’ll always consider the MV Explorer home.

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46. You circumnavigated the globe!!!

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47. And you wish you could do it all over again every. single. day.

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