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|Road Rules: Semester at Sea|
The cast of Road Rules: Semester at Sea
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||19 (including two specials)|
|Original release||June 8 –|
October 11, 1999
Road Rules: Semester at Sea is the eighth season of the MTV reality television series Road Rules. This season featured six cast members in the shipboard Semester at Sea study program, and followed the cast as they travelled aboard a cruise ship, both while taking school classes and embarking on the various adventures and scavenger hunts typical of Road Rules. This is considered to be the final season of the 'classic era' of Road Rules, as the format of the show would change significantly beginning with Road Rules: Maximum Velocity Tour. This season was filmed in: Nassau (Bahamas), Havana (Cuba), Salvador (Brazil), Cape Town (South Africa), Mombasa and Chyulu Hills (Kenya), Madras (India), Penang (Malaysia), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Hong Kong and Shanghai (China), Osaka and Tokyo (Japan) and Seattle, WA.
A pair of specials — a casting special and a "Passport to Road Rules 8: Semester at Sea" special, aired on June 8 and June 14, 1999, respectively, and the season premiered on June 21, 1999.
|Ayanna Mackins||20||Media, Pa.|
|Pawel Litwinski||21||Brooklyn, N.Y.|
|Pua Medeiros||19||Hilo, Hawaii|
|Shawn Sealy||19||Boston, Mass.|
|Veronica Portillo||21||Tustin Ranch, CA|
|Yes Duffy||19||Berkeley, Calif.|
- ^Note 1 : Age at time of filming.
|1||Sky Dive Onto A Desert Island||Completed|
|2||Make Your Way To Civilizations||Completed|
|4||Picolino Circus Performance||Completed||The guys are able to give an Apple computers for street kids|
|5||Live with South African Families||Completed||At the end of this mission the guys do a presentation of Apartheid on the ship|
|7||Install Solar Energy in Dalit Village||Completed|
|8||Job at Matang Wildlife Centre||Completed|
|9||"A Day in the Life of Vietnam" Race||Completed|
|10||Ho Chi Minh Millions||Completed|
|11||Dragon Boat Race||Completed|
|12||Perform in Chinese Opera||Completed||The first half of this episode marred by protests within the Kosovo War took place in Shanghai|
|15||Salon at Sea||Completed|
|Title||Original air date|
|1||103||"All Aboard"||June 21, 1999|
|2||104||"Running Off With the Circus"||June 28, 1999|
|3||105||"Answering to the School Bell"||July 5, 1999|
|4||106||"A Coming Home"||July 12, 1999|
|5||107||"A Coming Home (2)"||July 19, 1999|
|6||108||"Pawel's Kenyan Experience"||July 26, 1999|
|7||109||"Hot Voodoo"||August 2, 1999|
|8||110||"Pulling Together"||August 9, 1999|
|9||111||"Paint or Pay"||August 16, 1999|
|10||112||"Just Say Yes"||August 23, 1999|
|11||113||"Good Morning Vietnam"||August 30, 1999|
|12||114||"Ho Chih Minh's Millions"||September 6, 1999|
|13||115||"Growing and Rowing"||September 13, 1999|
|14||116||"Shaghai Surprise"||September 20, 1999|
|15||117||"The Perils of Pua"||September 27, 1999|
|16||118||"Accusations"||October 4, 1999|
|17||119||"10 Days"||October 11, 1999|
Veronica appeared nude in the May 2002 issue of Playboy magazine, along with other alumni of The Real World and Road Rules: Flora Alekseyeun, Beth Stolarczyk and Jisela Delgado. In 2007, she returned to the series as part of the alumni cast of Road Rules 2007: Viewers' Revenge.
In 2007, Ayanna welcomed her first daughter, Madison.
In 2018, the cast reunited for a 20-year reunion cruise. Ayanna Mackins, Pua Medeiros, Yes Duffy and Shawn Sealy attended the reunion.
|Cast Member||Challenges||Challenges Won||Total Money Earned|
|Ayanna Mackins||Extreme Challenge, Battle of the Sexes, Battle of the Sexes 2||None||$0|
|Shawn Sealy||Battle of the Sexes 2||None||$0|
|Veronica Portillo||Challenge 2000, Battle of the Seasons (2002), Battle of the Sexes, The Gauntlet, The Inferno,
Battle of the Sexes 2, The Inferno II, The Ruins, XXX: Dirty 30, Vendettas, Final Reckoning
|Challenge 2000, The Gauntlet,
|Champs vs. Pros||None||$1,000|
|Yes Duffy||Challenge 2000, Battle of the Seasons (2002), Battle of the Sexes||Challenge 2000||$11,254|
- Challenge in bold indicates that the contestant was a finalist on the Challenge.
- "Real Nude in the Real World". Playboy magazine. May 2002.
- "Real Nude in the Real World". Playboy magazine. Archived via the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
- Denhart, Andy (April 2, 2002). "Flora, Beth S., Veronica and Jisela in Playboy this month." Reality Blurred.
- "Road Rules' Ayanna awaits a daughter". People. January 21, 2007. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
- Longeretta, Emily (April 22, 2020). "'The Challenge' Greats: Where Are They Now?". US Weekly.
- Ale Russian (December 31, 2018). "Road Rules Alum Veronica Portillo Reveals She's Sadly 'Not Able' to Attend 20-Year Reunion". People. Retrieved May 23, 2019.