Victory Cruise Lines in collective collaboration with Cal Poly

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Ulstein CX 103 layout Ocean Victory was introduced previously this year at the China Merchant Heavy Industries shipyard in Haimen,China [Image: Ulstein]

Victory Cruise Lines (VCL), which is run by Hornblower Group’s American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC), reports that it has actually gone into a collective collaboration with California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). The collaboration will certainly supply Cal Poly trainees the possibility to satisfy paid “Learn by Doing” teaching fellowships aboard VCL’s brand-new vessel– the Ocean Victory— as it cruises in Alaska.

The X-bowed Ulstein CX 103 layout vessel is presently finishing building for Sunstone Ships at the China Merchant Heavy Industries shipyard in Haimen,China The Bahama’s flag vessel will certainly run Antarctica Cruises for Albatros Expeditions in wintertime and also in summer season Victory Cruise Lines will certainly run it on Alaska Cruises, cruising in between Sitka, Alaska, and also Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Victory Cruise Lines claims the teaching fellowship program will certainly “invite a select few to join the VCL family in Spring 2021 for four to six months. By both land and water, Cal Poly students will spend their time adventuring alongside Victory Cruise Line guests. The students will live and work on board the Ocean Victory as it cruises scenic Alaska Insider itineraries.”

According to the cruise ship line, “trainees will certainly get a real-world sight right into naval life with hands-on experience as they study Alaska’s wild, setting and also society. Internship functions will certainly vary from developing onboard discussions and also enlightening visitors concerning the marvels of Alaska, in addition to directing and also joining trips and also guest tasks, consisting of skiff trips, kayaking and also treking explorations and also zodiac trips throughout Alaska’s rivers, all while being spent for their time.

The line claims the teaching fellowship program is a “passion project” for John Waggoner, creator and also Chief Executive Officer of American Queen Steamboat Company, that is likewise a two-time Cal Poly grad and also Cal Poly’s 2017 College of Science and also Mathematics Honored Alumni.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to the hard-working students of Cal Poly,” claimedWaggoner “Not only will this program allow us to further expand Ocean Victory’s unparalleled educational and enrichment programming, but we will also be able to give back to the University and its students that have provided me with so much throughout my career.”

Recruitment for the 2021 program has actually currently started and also trainees will certainly be provided a complete training before the beginning of the period.

“The opportunity for Cal Poly students to immerse themselves in an Alaskan naturalist experience with mentoring and instruction from Cal Poly’s Marine Sciences faculty and Victory Cruise Lines professionals is the epitome of Learn by Doing,” claimed Executive Director of Cal Poly Career Services,Eileen Buecher “Students participating in this internship will gain both academic and practical skills to advance their career path, while enriching their perspectives of the environment, diverse groups, and business.”

The 104.4-meter Ocean Victory will certainly include 93 collections, of which 68 will certainly have porches, 9 with French porches and also 16 with breathtaking home windows. The vessel will certainly bring a staff of 100 in 57 cabins and also include a 2-to-1 visitor to team proportion. Onboard places consist of 2 dining establishments along with an open-deck eating location, piano bar, collection, fitness center, warmed exterior swimming pool, day spa and also jacuzzi, plus monitoring and also lecture lounges and also a specialized exploration and also experiences introducing system.

Ocean Victory will certainly start its first period in May 2021 with a 12-day cruising from Vancouver, B.C., to Sitka,Alaska Equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs and also lots of kayaks, the vessel will certainly supply visitors with extensive expeditions of Alaska’s all-natural, historical and also social prizes.

Incidentally, those Zodiacs were the topic of a UNITED STATE Customs judgment provided in June that shows the intricacies of running foreign-flag cruise liner on Alaska plans. You can review it HERE.

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