School Assignment: Sunset Dinner Cruise in the Lagoon

Recently, after much pleading, the kids submitted a persuasive case for doing homeschool while sailing offshore and sipping on unlimited (juice) cocktails, with a sunset view.

Truthfully, it wasn’t too difficult to convince us.


It also helped that the cruise company offered them discounted ($5!) tickets when they heard it was for education.


local fish for dinner, fresh off the grill!

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For several decades, the Jade Lady III has combined the best of Saipan’s tourism, fishing, entertainment and restaurant industries into a thriving and popular business.  Since we have been studying “ocean-related careers on Saipan,” and since this business spans multiple fields, it was a great learning opportunity.

Besides, the views are unbeatable.


During a break, the 3rd grader interviewed Jerry, who provides the music and entertainment, 7 days a week (except during typhoons).


Like I said, the Jade Lady does a great business.  No one leaves this sunset cruise with a frown.  Nobody.  We sure didn’t.  And we also gained more insight into how some folks on Saipan make a pretty fun “living from the sea.”


Dance party finale



oh, I almost forgot: this is the sunset part of the “sunset cruise.”

And that, folks, is what we call homeschooling over here in the CNMI.

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