CCL-Carnival Cruise Line partners with Mexican Maritime University for new cadet program

   May 30, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

CCL-Carnival Cruise Line has announced a new partnership with the Maritime and Port University of Mexico, marking its first collaboration with a Mexican maritime university. This initiative will establish a cadet program aboard Carnival’s fleet.

Through this partnership, cadets from the Maritime and Port University of Mexico, who are in the final stages of their four-year program, will have the opportunity to complete a 180-day apprenticeship on a Carnival Cruise Line ship during their last year of studies. This apprenticeship will provide practical, hands-on training that complements their academic curriculum.

The 1972-established Maritime and Port University of Mexico has a long-standing tradition in maritime education and is responsible for training the nation’s navy and merchant marine officers. The university currently enrolls ~900 students across its campuses in Mazatlan, Tampico, and Veracruz.

CCL supports similar cadet programs in collaboration with universities and organizations worldwide, underscoring its commitment to fostering the professional development of students pursuing careers in the maritime industry.