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2021-2022 Homecoming Voyage: December 28, 2021 - January 2, 2022

2022 Homecoming Voyage Schedule

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, and check back often as we will update the schedule closer to the voyage.

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: schedule is subject to change.

Honorary Executive Dean

Let’s raise a glass to Dean John Tymitz, the Honorary Executive Dean of the 2021-2022 Homecoming Voyage. Dean John is not only celebrating his 80th birthday in December, but also the 50th anniversary of his first Semester at Sea voyage.

Dr. Tymitz sailed his first voyage as a faculty member for Chapman College’s World Campus Afloat in 1972 and served as the Associate Director of Operations from 1973-75. In 1976, he was the co-founder of the Institute for Shipboard Education, serving as the Director of Administrative Affairs until 1984. In 1984, he was appointed Executive Director; in 1997 the Board of Directors changed his title to Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Tymitz served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Shipboard Education until February 2007, and now is an active member of the ISE Board of Trustees.

We are thrilled to celebrate John and his wife Dixie for their significant contributions to the organization.

Day 1: Tuesday, December 28 - Naples

Embark: 14:00 – 17:00 | On-ship time:  17:00 | Ship departs: 18:00

Benvenuto! Passengers may board the MV World Odyssey at the Port of Naples between 14:00 and 17:00.

Enjoy a BBQ Dinner followed by an exciting program and a welcome celebration!

Day 2: Wednesday, December 29 - At Sea

Voyagers will have many options for activities throughout the day, including fitness classes, academic lectures, and fun and games. Take time for yourself in the salon or spa, or meet new friends over a smoothie at the pool bar.

In the evening, enjoy the Ajaccio Pre-Port presentation.

Day 3: Thursday, December 30 - Ajaccio, Corsica, France

Ship arrival: 8:00 | On-ship time: 17:00 | Ship departs: 18:00

Enjoy your day exploring the city and eating delicious French food. After returning to the ship, join us for an exciting evening at sea, including the Marseille Pre-Port presentation and a special birthday party for our Honorary Executive Dean!

Day 4: Friday, December 31 - Marseille, France

Ship arrival: 08:00 | On-ship time:  22:00 | Ship departs: 23:00

Disembark at your leisure for another day in France! Spend the day exploring the historic architecture and rich food. Visit the 2,600 year old port after a tour of the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, 19th-century neo-Byzantine church 150 meters above the water. The church hosts a large golden statue of the Virgin and Child at the top of its tower to watch over Marseille’s maritime communities.

Guests have the option to pre-register for a 4-course New Year’s Eve dinner on the ship. Later in the evening, join us for a special New Year’s Eve bash to ring in 2022!

Day 5: Saturday, January 1 - At Sea

Enjoy a leisurely New Year’s Day brunch with your old and new friends. Immerse yourself in other activities throughout the day and relax with a movie or cocktail in the Fritz in the evening!

Day 6: Sunday, January 2 - Naples

Ship arrival: 08:00

Say your goodbyes, the 2021-2022 Homecoming Voyage has come to an end. Arrivederci!