Carnival Cruise Line Partners With Maritime And Port University of Mexico To Launch New Apprenticeship

Strengthening its ties with Mexico, Carnival Cruise Line has announced its first partnership with a maritime university in Mexico.  The new partnership with the distinguished Maritime and Port University of Mexico formalizes a cadet program aboard its fleet.             

Maritime And Port University of Mexico

The partnership will provide cadets at the Maritime and Port University of Mexico, who are near the completion of their four-year program, the opportunity to complete a 180-day apprenticeship on a Carnival Cruise Line ship during the last year of their studies. The apprenticeship will consist of a hands-on training program that complements the cadets’ studies. 

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The view from the bridge wing of Carnival Celebration (Photo by John Shallo/Cruise Addicts)

“We are impressed with the caliber of the curriculum at the Maritime and Port University of Mexico and its culture fits perfectly with our core values at Carnival,” said Domenico Rognoni, chief marine officer of Carnival Cruise Line. “Carnival has been sailing to Mexican ports for more than 50 years, so by providing cadets from the Maritime and Port University of Mexico with the opportunity to work on board our ships, we are providing career opportunities and furthering strengthening our longstanding relationship.” 

Founded in 1972, the Maritime and Port University of Mexico has a rich tradition in maritime and is currently responsible for all the country’s navy and merchant marine officers. Today, the university has approximately 900 students across three campuses in Mazatlán, Tampico and Veracruz. 

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Carnival Jubilee (Photo by Carnival Cruise Line)

“The signing of this agreement between the Maritime and Port University of Mexico and Carnival Cruise Line shows our shared understanding that education and tourism are two fundamental aspects for our respective advancement,” said Captain Alt. Manuel Gutierrez Gallardo, coordinator general of Mexican Ports and Merchant Marine. 

Carnival has similar programs in partnership with universities and other organizations around the world as part of its commitment to support the professional development of students interested in the maritime industry.  

For additional information on Carnival Cruise Line and to book a cruise vacation, call 1-800-CARNIVAL, visit www.carnival.com, or contact your favorite travel advisor or online travel site.

John Shallo
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John Shallo is the founder and editor of Cruise Addicts. Since 1999 it has been a leading destination for cruise travelers and self professed Cruise Addicts looking for the latest news, ship reviews and travel tips.

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