Mauritius Cancelled

Dear Semester at Sea Spring 2012 Parents:
To avoid inclement weather in the Indian Ocean, the Spring 2012 voyage has proceeded at a significantly reduced speed between the destinations of Cape Town, South Africa and Port Louis, Mauritius. As a result of the delays, the captain of the MV Explorer and ISE senior management have resolved to cancel the voyage’s call on March 6 to Port Louis, Mauritius in order to arrive in Cochin, India as scheduled.
The Captain continues to track weather conditions in the region and is taking all precautionary measures to maintain a safe distance.  We will notify you if weather conditions necessitate any further changes. Thank you for your understanding of this important health and safety decision.
Sincerely,
Semester at Sea
[Mom note- we’ve been grateful for email notices such as these during her trip.  No doubt Destiny and the others will be disappointed to miss Mauritius- this was the island stop with the AMAZING lil’ one person underwater scooters/motorcycle things she was signed up to putter around in.  You manuever yourself above the ocean floor but completely under the surface of the water.  Your head is in a capsule with air, while the rest of your body is on the motorcycle seat all in the water.  They look like the best ever option for driving yourself around to see the reef sights!  Her dad, brothers and I ALL wanted to sign up for THIS field trip!]
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