The day has come. We christened the ship with a new name for its new life as a floating school. The ceremony consisted of swinging a bottle of Champagne against the side and it was exhilarating! Her name has been changed from the Deuschland to the MV World Odyssey, and we are so grateful to have such a beautiful and safe ship. I kissed my Aunt and Uncle goodbye at the terminal and headed to my new home!
Embarkation took a long time, but once we were all on board the reality of the journey seemed to materialize. I met my wonderful roommate and before I could start unpacking, the ship sailed off into the sunset.
This is going to be an incredible journey for me and I am so grateful to my family and friends for encouraging my adventurous spirit.