>> Wednesday, October 31, 2012
We are alongside in Jacksonville, in stages of the final pre-departure preparations.
In the next hour, we will be casting off docklines bound for the Dominican Republic. This is a longer passage and the blog will not be updated again until the ship reaches Hispaniola, the island that is home to both the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
We are now bound for Samana instead of Santo Domingo. The students and educators will still be reaching the capital city, but will travel by land to get there. This will allow us to maximize our time and cultural experiences in the Caribbean.
-Beth Spencer, Head Educator