Where we go
At A+ World Academy, we have the world right outside our windows. Our students get to travel the world and explore what others will only read about. Whether engaging in the anthropological lessons of Easter Island or validating the fragility of our marine environment while diving on the Great Barrier Reef, A+ World Academy students forge new and lasting relationships with hundreds of new international friends. That international network is today and will be tomorrow, invaluable to them as they develop their place and their space as global leaders
Do you wonder where we are at this very moment? On this link you can follow the ship on it’s journey.
Destinations: 2017 / 2018
Kristiansand, Norway We start our journey in our home port of Kristiansand. From here the Sorlan-det will travel to the birthplace of West-ern Civilization in the Mediterranean to it’s modern day center in the USA.
Porto, Portugal. Porto is the second largest city in Portugal and has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire. The city is one of the oldest European centres, and its historical core is proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Cadiz, Spain. Cadiz is sometimes counted as the most ancient city still standing in Western Europe and was founded by the Phoenecians at 1104 BCE. Under Moorish rule between 711 and 1262, the city was called ‘Qadis’, whence the modern Spanish name was derived.
Ajaccio, Corsica (France). Ajaccio is a french commune on the meditteranean island of Corsica. The city is probably most famous as the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Rome, Italy Rome, birthplace of the roman empire, once the center of Western Civilization and today the location of the Catholic church is an ideal place to study history , society and religion. Cagliari, Sardinia An ancient city with a long history, Ca-gliari has seen the rule of several civili-sations. From Neolithic chamber tombs to a Cathaginian necropolis, a Roman amfitheater and Byzantine Basilica.
Agadir, Morocco. A major city in Morocco, Agadir is located on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean near the foot of the Atlas Mountains, A majority of its inhabitants speak Shilha/Tashelhit, a Berber language of the Atlas branch..
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (December 6th – December 10th). Santa Cruz is the capital (jointly with Las Palmas) of the Canary Islands. This will be our first *parent port*.
Cabo Verde The Cabo Verde islands were ideally located for the Atlantic slave trade, and grew prosperous throughout the 16th and 17th centuries as a result of it’s strategic position along maritime trade routes. Belem, Brazil Known as the Metropolis of the Brazil-ian Amazon region, Belem is a gateway to the Amazon where more than half the planet’s remaining rainforests are located. Bridgetown, Barbados Known to many as a gem in the Caribbean, Barbados also has a rich history of European colonialism. First discovered by Spanish, then Portugese explorers, it was later claimed as a British colony untill becoming a sover-eign state in 1966.
Havana, Cuba (March 4th – March 11th). With a rich history of colonialism, revolution and geo-politics, Cuba is the perfect location to explore the nuances of world politics and different political systems. Havana will be our second *Parent Port* Miami, Florida, USA As major American city, and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment and international trade, Miami is a good location to study mod-ern Western Civilization
Hamilton, Bermuda Well known for its pink sand beaches and clear, cerulean blue ocean waters, Bermuda is a popular tourist destina-tio. It is a prime location for historic and marine exploration with a World Heritage site and numeral coral reefs in relatively shallow water. Horta, Azores The Azores are unique in the sense that they are lo-cated above an active triple junction between three of the world’s large tectonic plates. San Miguel, also referred to locally as “The Green Island”, is the largest and most populous island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.Our stay in Horta will be mostly coastal, but some inland on this island.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands. It became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age (17th century), a result of its innovative developments in trade.
Kristiansand, Norway Having sailed from the birthplace of Western Civilzation to the “New World” we return home to Norway.
Destinations: 2016 / 2017
Hong Kong, SAR literally the “Fragrant Harbour” or Incense Harbour” is an autonomous territory on the southern coast of China. Hong Kong is one of the world’s most significant financial centres and is with it’s unique political system a facinating city to study. This financial center will be the starting port for the school year 2016/2017. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City, formerly called Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam and has a rich history, It played an important role in the Vietnamese war and was an important Khmer seaport in the 17th century. Muara, Brunei As the only town in Brunei with a deep-water port, Muara plays an important role in the economy and development of Brunei. Bali, Indonesia Bali is home to most of Indonesia’s Hindu minority, and we will have the chance to explore the confluence of religions. Christmas Island, Australia. Christmas Island is a territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean, The island has drawn a high level of interest from scientists due to its geographic isolation and history of minimal human disturbance. Galle, Sri Lanka. This major Sri Lankan city is the administrative capital of Southern Province. The city has a long history of european colonialism and is home to the Galle fort, a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. Malé, Maldives. Malé is the capital and most populous city in the Republic of Maldives. With a population of 153,379 and an area of 5.8 km, it is also one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Reunion, Mauritius. Reúnion, one of the overseas departments of France, has a rich history of European colonialism still seen today. Durban, South Africa. Durban, one of the busiest port in South Africa, is the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa after Johannesburg. Cape Town, South Africa. As the seat of the National Parliament, Cape Town is the legislative capital of the country. The city is famous for its harbor, for its natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region and well-known landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point. The city was named the World Design Capital for 2014 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design. That same year, Cape Town was named the best place in the world to visit by both The New York Times and The Telegraph.
Walvis Bay, Namibia. Walvis Bay has a rich colonial history as a succession of colonists developed the location and resources of this strategic harbor settlement. The harbor’s value in relation to the sea route around the Cape of Good Hope have caught the attention of world powers since it was discovered by the outside world in 1485. St. Helena, U.K. St. Helena, a British Overseas territory, is known as the site of a series of experiments in conservation, reforestation and attempts to boost rainfall artificially. This environmental intervention was closely linked to the conceptualisation of the processes of environmental change and helped establish the roots of environmentalism.
Fortaleza, Brazil. Fortaleza is the 5th largest city in Brazil, and plays an important role in the Brazilian tourist market. San Juan, Puerto Rico. San Juan is the capital and most populous municipality in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States. It is is the second oldest European-established capital city in the Americas, after Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic. Norfolk, Virginia, USA. Norfolk is an important American harbour city, located a few hours outside of Washington DC. Washington DC, a center for the development of modern democray will play a big part in this port of call. Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Boston, one of the oldest cities in USA has a rich history and was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. The New England area is also known for higher education, being the home of the Ivy League Universities. San Miguel, Azores. The Azores are unique in the sense that they are located above an active triple junction between three of the world’s large tectonic plates. San Miguel, also referred to locally as “The Green Island”, is the largest and most populous island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. A Coruña, Spain. A Coruña is a busy port located on a promontory in the entrance of an estuary in a large gulf on the Atlantic Ocean. It provides a distribution point for agricultural goods from the region. Brest, France. Brest in northwestern France is an important harbour.Heavily damaged by the Allies’ bombing raids during World War II, the city centre was completely rebuilt after the war. Nowadays, Brest is an important university town with several prestiguous French schools Esbjerg, Denmark. Esbjerg is a danish harbour city that experienced a rapid growth after the establishment of the harbour in 1868. In addition to its fishing and shipping activities, it also became an important centre for agricultural exports. Kristiansand, Norway Final destination (June. 16th. – 2017) After two years abroad, the Sorlandet returns to it’s home port, Kristiansand.