Life Onboard
In Pics III: Copenhagen to Reykjavik, Jun 15, 2017
As Peace Boat's 94th Global Voyage approached St Petersburg, participants learnt about Russian culture and dance from Guest Educator Evgeniya Shpot. Having started dancing from the age of five and having dance instructor license, participants could enjoy learning some traditional Russian folk dances from her.

Participants have a chance to learn English and Spanish throughout the voyage through the onboard Global English/Español Training (GET) programme. GET students put their learning into practice at the GET Language Olympics which included activities such as Pictionary, making as many words as possible within a time limit and bursting balloons to find quiz questions inside.

Guest Educator Michael Bruter joined the 94th Voyage between Stockholm and Bergen. A professor of political science and European politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, he held lectures on the role of the European Union, voting behaviours and his thoughts on the Brexit vote and the American presidential election.

Member of the Executive Committee of Peace Boat Kawasaki Akira held an event onboard entitled Seeking a Peaceful Asia'. He spoke of Peace Boat's work in the region, including Peace and Green Boat - an initiative with Korea's largest environmental group, Green Foundation, and the Global Article 9 Campaign, that seeks to protect and promote the article in the Japanese Constitution that renounces war as a means of settling international disputes.

There are many regular activities on offer to participants onboard, from salsa or ballroom dancing to Nordic walking or watercolour painting. Participants have also been developing their musical ability by joining Shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) classes, Taiko (traditional Japanese drumming) workshops or Ukulele lessons.