The Cruise Market - Instructor Led

Course Name

The Cruise Market - Instructor Led

Contact Hours: 30

Course Description

The The Cruise Market Earn great commissions by booking cruises, one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry. Learn the basics of the cruise product, cruise classifications, destinations, types of cruises, print resources and non-automated reservations procedures. Identify your clients' needs and preferences, learn the variables that are available in cruising and select and book the right cruise for any given client.

    FAQ
    How long will it take me to complete the course?
    Each course will take you between 20 - 30 hours a piece to complete. All courses are completely internet delivered and allow you to study at your own pace but must be completed within one year of the date you begin. The average student takes three to four months to complete all of the training.
    How quickly can I begin?
    Upon registration you will receive your personal user name and password and directions on how to begin your course work within 24 hours of registration. You will have access to all course materials, student-instructor interaction, assignments and exams.
    What is the Job Board and how do I gain access to it?
    The Job Board gives you access to resume, cover letter and interview information with instruction specific to the travel and tourism industry. In addition, the Job Board provides access to comprehensive and frequently updated national databases of tourism jobs sponsored by industry leading organizations such as ASTA and ISTTE.

    Benefits of The Cruise Market:

  1. Take the course at your own pace - so long as the course is completed within 90 days of registration.
  2. Do the lessons at any hour of the day or night. Send or retrieve information 24/7.
  3. No need to purchase additional textbooks or materials
  4. As you approach completion, access the Job Board for assistance in finding career opportunities currently available in your area.
  5. Outcome

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:

  6. Answer typical client questions about cruising.
  7. Determine cruise benefits.
  8. List and explain four types of cruises.
  9. Describe three types of special-interest cruises.
  10. Identify major North American cruise area.
  11. Demonstrate familiarity with embarkation points, ports-of-call and attractions in each cruise area.
  12. Describe: Typical shipboard activities, Shore excursions, Ship facilities,Ship crew
  13. Assessment

    Evaluation of student performance will be based on the following:

    1. Completion of assigments.
    2. Exam grades

    Successful completion of the course requires passing the exam with an 80% average or greater. Each exam may only be accessed and submitted one time. Students not able to complete their exam after beginning will be required to repurchase and retake the complete course. Each course must be completed within 90 days of registration but may be completed sooner. Students are subject to dismissal for unsatisfactory conduct and will not receive a refund.


    The principal classifications of unsatisfactory conduct are:

  14. Theft or destruction of property including but not excluded to intellectual or physical work or software, belonging to the school or other students.
  15. Cheating on an exam or other material. The use of another student’s or individual’s work or material for a grade.
  16. Personal behavior that is disruptive to the learning environment, including: abusive language, intimidation, flagrant lack of respect for the staff or the peaceful enjoyment of other students and staff.
  17. The unlawful or unethical use of the course curriculum, programming or communication as determined by the staff. Students will be considered for readmittance upon signing an agreement to comply with all school policies. Upon registration the Instructional Support Course Administrator emails a welcome letter to the student to begin unrestricted email communication and support, then contacts the student on a regular basis regarding progress; corrects, annotates and grades Exercises and Reviews. Questions will be answered within 24 hours on regular business days.
  18. Outline


    The Cruise Market

    Each lesson includes an online Review (Stop, Review and Apply) as well as at least one Challenge that requires independent research and application.

    Lesson 1 Introduction to Cruises
    STOP Review and Apply
    Lesson 2 Types of Cruises
    STOP Review and Apply
    Lesson 3 The Cruise Product
    STOP Review and Apply
    Lesson 4 Cruise References and Resources
    STOP Review and Apply
    Lesson 5 Cruise Reservations and Sales
    STOP Review and Apply
    Lesson 6 Review
    The Cruise Market Exam

    COURSE ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS:

    Maximum time to complete this course is 90 days. To be completed in that time: reviews, quizzes, challenges, discussion items, called What's Your Opinion?, additional discussion items and case studies, called What Would You Do If. . .? All quizzes, reviews, challenges and case study responses are submitted electronically to your instructor with results returned via email. The discussion area is monitored for participation.