When: Day 1, Sunday, 19 July, from 8:30am-11:30am
Note: Organized tours will be conducted for students only, though Old San Juan is easily visited by families and other participants.
The cruise will both depart from and return to the harbor in Old San Juan. Within a 5-10 minute walk of the port is one of the most well-preserved and scenic colonial-era cityscapes anywhere in the Americas or the Caribbean. Participants will have an opportunity to tour Old San Juan, including Castillo San Cristóbal (the largest Spanish fort in the Americas) on the morning of Sunday, July 19 before boarding the ship. Those who make the final round of the Symposium will also have a chance to have lunch at a Puerto Rican restaurant while everyone else will have lunch on board the ship. Participants who are attending with their families are certainly encouraged to arrive a bit earlier than July 18, or stay a bit longer than July 26 in order to see more of San Juan and Puerto Rico.