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  • Locations: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: Minnesota State Mankato applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 11/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 03/07/2020 03/15/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Faculty Director(s) / Program Contact: Kristi Montandon FL - Credit Term: Spring
FL - Program Runs: Spring Break FL -Term Imbedded: Travel Only (no wraparound course)
MSU Sponsoring Academic Dept(s): Recreation, Parks & Leisure Services Program sponsorship indicator: Mankato Program
International or Domestic Destination: International Course Number: RPLS 490
Program Type: No Intent of Program: Field experience (direct hands-on learning)
Program Length: Fewer than 14 days
Program Description:


RPLS 490/590 Workshop-Cruise Culture

San Juan Puerto Rico, Oranjestad Aruba, Willemstad Curacao, Kranlendikli Bonaire, Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas 

March 7, 2020 - March 15, 2020



Students interested in this program must first receive permission to participate from the program leader. Please contact Kristi Montandon at with your interest in this program.

This is a field course designed to acquaint students with the process of operating a cruise ship with multiple international destinations.  The course will take place on a Conquest-class ship of the Royal Caribbean Line, one of the largest ships in the industry.  Conquest-class ships offer more services than most cruise ships and Royal Caribbean is considered to be one of the market leaders interns of service quality.  Topics to be covered include: Tourism, Economic impact of international tourism dollars, Commercial recreation, Who Cruises and Why, The Anatomy of a Cruise Ship, The Cruise Experience, Who's Who in Cruising, The Pre-, and Post-, and Off-Ship Cruise Experiences, The Geography of Cruising, Profiling the Lines, Cruise Marketing, Groups and Incentives.

Courses: RPLS 490/590 (3 credits) 
Credit is applied to Spring Semester 


Updated 8/23/2019 AO