As the Word Odyssey’s Spring 2016 Semester at Sea “Around the World Voyage” moved onward over 101 days and stopped in 11 countries and 15 cities – students brought items from home and gathered personal mementos from the voyage to festoon their rooms creating a home-away-from-home at sea. SASer & photography student Elizabeth Ung photographed this feature story onboard.
MV World Odyssey, 2016. The Cirigliano twins hang out in their economy inside double room after class. Their room decor is inspired by their cultural backgrounds and athletic interests.
MV World Odyssey, 2016. Peter Ahlstrand from Oregon State University was prepared to decorate his outside double room by bringing lights to hang up with his souvenirs. After every country, he adds a memory on the wall. He quotes, “A boring room is a boring life.”
MV World Odyssey, 2016. Hailey Basch from Florida State University reminisces about her SAS by hanging up memorable postcards from Japan, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Myanmar, India, and South Africa. While laying in bed here, she researches the next port stop adventure in Ghana.
MV World Odyssey, 2016. Roommates Reid Sangster from Colorado State University (CSU) & Addison Starn from University of San Diego describe the decor in their outside triple SAS cabin as “intentionally asian” featuring souvenirs from Vietnam, Japan, China, Myanmar and India. Post-it note quotes of sea puns adorn their wall such as “anchor down for the night” meaning “go to bed”.
MV World Odyssey, 2016. Sydney Unger and Melanie Wilmesher made their inside double on the ship look like their home college dorm rooms at Colorado State University (CSU). Colorful polka dots brighten up the space promoting good vibes and relaxation. To them, it feels like home.