Carnival Cruise Line hosts 40 students for an unforgettable day

Carnival Cruise Line hosted 40 Bahamian students and maritime industry leaders aboard the Carnival Dream for a full day of education and entertainment.

The cruise line partnered with the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) for its Maritime Week, an event that showcased career opportunities in the industry to the next generation of Bahamians.

A group of 40 Bahamian students and maritime industry leaders were hosted in Nassau by the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) during its Maritime Week, September 26-30.

The group was hosted aboard the 3,646-passenger Carnival Dream while the ship’s crew spoke to LJM Maritime Academy students about shipboard careers and job opportunities.

During Maritime Week, a series of events showcasing career opportunities in the industry to the next generation of Bahamian professionals, the group of 40 was treated to a special tour of the ship and lunch.

Senior Vice President of Maritime Operations for Carnival Cruise Line, Domenico Rognoni, said: “We are proud to work with the BMA to show young cadets first-hand the many careers available on a Carnival ship.

“This event also continues to strengthen Carnival’s partnership with the LJM Maritime Academy, which has been going on for four years and has resulted in several engagements for the Academy,” Rononi added.

Senior Vice President Domenico Rognoni assisted in the day’s activities and was joined by Vice President of Government and Destination Affairs for Carnival Corporation and Dr. Brenda Cleare, President of the LJM Maritime Academy.

Members of the BMA, the Bahamas Shipowners Association and the Bahamas Sea Cadet Corps were also on hand to participate in a series of special events this week.

The President of the LJM Maritime Academy stated: “Being able to witness the crew at work and hear directly from them provides an invaluable opportunity for our students to see what they can achieve through their education.

“We are very grateful to Carnival for hosting this experience and for their continued support of our Academy,” said Dr. Cleary.

Students are awarded scholarships and given the opportunity to engage as members of the ship’s team through Carnival’s partnership with the BMA. In addition, Carnival Cruise Line presented the Academy with a $50,000 gift for specialized equipment to support cadet education in celebration of its 50th birthday.