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2018-2019 Homecoming Voyage: December 28, 2018 - January 1, 2019

2018-2019 Homecoming Voyage Schedule

Semester at Sea thanks our friends at the Port of San Diego for their continued support of our program.

We will have a great program planned for you on the Homecoming Voyage! Scroll down to get a sneak peek of what to expect on the voyage. To view the program from our 2016-2017 Homecoming Voyage, click here.

A detailed schedule with times and locations of all events will be in your cabin when you arrive to the MV World Odyssey.

Please note: itinerary is subject to change.



Day 1: San Diego, Friday, December 28

Passengers may board the MV World Odyssey at the Port of San Diego between 13:00 and 16:00.

On-ship time is 16:00
Ship departs at 19:00

Enjoy a BBQ Dinner followed by an exciting program and a welcome celebration with the Lucky Devils Band!


Day 2: At Sea, Saturday, December 29

Voyagers will have many options for activities throughout the day, including fitness classes, academic lectures, and fun and games.

Some highlights include:

  • Early morning yoga or high intensity interval fitness class
  • Ode to Oikos: Searching for Solutions in Seas of Uncertainty
  • Remarks from Honorary Executive Dean Jill Wright
  • SAS-themed Escape Room
  • Shaping Lands with Plate Tectonics
  • Speed Networking
  • Celebration of Life for Dr. Milt Waldron
In the evening, enjoy the Mexico Logistical Pre-Port lecture and Crew Talent show!

Day 3: Ensenada, Mexico, Sunday, December 30

Ship arrives at the Port of Ensenada at 08:00.

In-Country Programs are available for registration. Choose from one of the following:
  • Bufadora Adventure Tour
    • 4-hour excursion to the scenic Punta Banda Area and ‘La Bufadora,’ ending with a visit to Ensenada’s main shopping district.
  • Wine Country with Lunch
    • Experience a robust, 6-hour excursion to vineyards L.A. Cetto and Casa de Doña Lupe followed by a late lunch at a local restaurant.
  • City and Shopping Tour
    • Enjoy a 3-hour excursion in the city visiting the Riviera del Pacifico and a local winery Bodegas de Santo Tomas with wine tasting and shopping in downtown Ensenada.

After returning to the ship, join us for a special Road Rules Reunion: 20 Years Later, Where Are They Now?


Day 4: At Sea, Monday, December 31

Highlights from the day’s events include:

  • Early morning yoga or high intensity interval fitness class
  • Mentorship in the Workplace
  • Confessions of a Reality TV Producer
  • Ab Buster Core Workout
  • If the World is our Classroom, then Hostels are our Dorms
  • Unplugged with Dr. Gary Ransdell
  • Semester at Sea: A Model of Respect and Positive Community

In the evening, join us for the Lucky Devils New Year’s Eve Bash, followed by a champagne toast with DJ L3opard!


Day 5: San Diego, Tuesday, January 1

Enjoy a New Year’s Day brunch with your new friends and make plans to reunite again soon!

Ship arrives at the Port of San Diego at 11:00 for voyage disembarkation.