The Semester at Sea program for summer 2010 includes today's visit to Halifax before going on to the Mediterranean and returning to Norfolk, VA on August 21. The ship Explorer left Fort Lauderdale on June 11 and will sail from Halifax tomorrow.
This is one of the few cruise ships that will remain in port over night. Built in 2001, and flagged in the Bahamas, the ship measures about 25,000 gross tons and among other things is fitted with stabilizers.
The Semester at Sea program, which usually includes a 100 day round the world term, has adjusted its itinerary in the past two years to avoid the high risk piracy zone off Somalia.
More info on the ship and its programs at: