A number of students, faculty and staff had a rocky start to the first day of Semester at Sea’s stop in Bulgaria. The ship dropped anchor off the shore for the first few hours after arriving in Varna, Bulgaria, and passengers were tendered between ship and shore. Waters were a bit choppy and one tendering effort back to the ship provided an adventure for a few voyagers. One to two-meter tall waves rocked not only the tender, but the ship as well and turned a norm 20-minute tender and boarding experience into a 90-minute ordeal. In the end, the ship’s crackerjack crew prevailed and as has been the norm on the MV Explorer, everyone boarded safely even if a bit greener in complexion. Click on the short slideshow below to see the full effect of the crew’s efforts and the passengers’ adventure.