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  • Locations: Cozumel, Mexico; Falmouth, Jamaica; Labadee, Haiti
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: Minnesota State Mankato applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Faculty Director(s) / Program Contact: Kristi Montandon Click here for a definition of this term MSU Sponsoring Academic Dept(s): Recreation, Parks & Leisure Services
Course Number: RPLS 490 Program Type: No
Intent of Program: Field experience (direct hands-on learning) Program Length: Fewer than 14 days
Click here for a definition of this term Program sponsorship indicator: Mankato Program
Program Description:


RPLS 490/590 Workshop-Cruise Culture

Port Canaveral, Florida; CocoCay, Bahamas; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Phillipsburg, St. Maarten

March 3, 2019 - March 10, 2019



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 Carnival Cruise Line, one of the largest ships in the industry.  Conquest-class ships offer more services than most cruise ships and Carnival Cruise 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.

Updated 9/14/18 D.T.

This program is currently not accepting applications.