January 7, 2013: Parents Bon Voyage Reception – MV Explorer
An onboard reception for parents and family members will take place in San Diego, CA from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on January 7, 2013. Due to limited capacity, students are not invited to attend this reception. Please note that this reception is being held two days prior to the voyage departure as the ship will depart that night for Ensenada for the voyage embarkation there on January 9.
Port security restrictions require all guests to be preregistered so there is no on-site registration for this event. All attendees need a valid driver’s license to register and must bring it with them to attend the event.
Discounted rooms may still be available January 6-9, 2013 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, CA.
San Diego Bayfront Hotel
1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
Tel: 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667)
January 9: Spring 2013 Embarkation
Participants will be transported by bus from the Hilton Diego Bayfront Hotel to Ensenada, Mexico to board the ship on January 9. Boarding will take place from 7:00 am to 12:00 noon. Please note that only registered voyagers can board the buses on embarkation day.
April 24: Spring 2013 Welcome Home Reception–TBD
A Welcome Home reception for family and friends is being planned in Barcelona for the evening prior to the ship’s arrival on April 24. Due to customs regulations, family and friends will not be allowed onboard the MV Explorer on the day of arrival. Detailed information about the reception and the arrival and debarkation will be posted here and sent via email to the emergency contact email address provided to ISE/SAS.