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  • Locations: At Sea (Cruise), Caribbean; Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, Saint Lucia; Roseau, Dominica; San Juan, United States; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0 Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: Junior, Pre-Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Ahaji Schreffler
Program Description:
Program Overview | Academics | Program Calendar | Program Fee | More Information

EAM@sea Cruise: Tourism Entertainment

EAM Cruise Winter Break Vessel

Program Overview

Study at Sea!  This faculty-led Intensive Course Abroad will introduce students to the world of tourism and hospitality by taking them on an ocean cruise on a major cruise line such as Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL), a leader in new entertainment and hospitality business models in the cruise / travel industry.  Students will learn about work and life aboard the ship, the job opportunities that exist, the unique requirements for this kind of work, and get first-hand knowledge from working professionals. Meetings with staff (cruise director, production manager, hotel and restaurant manager, and artists per availability) will give students a very broad view of the workings of what is essentially a floating hotel and entertainment complex. The program includes attendance at onboard Broadway-style productions, an art gallery, multiple music venues, movies, video gaming, comedy and dance clubs, and a sports complex.

Additionally, students will get the chance to experience the diverse cultures in ports of call around the world with planned activities and time for on-your-own exploration.  This program is open to all majors.


Students will be registered for EAM 465 Tourism Entertainment, 3 credits in the term following the cruise. Students must leave room for the 3 credits in their credit load when registering, or will be billed for credits exceeding the 20 credit maximum.

Faculty Leader
Brian Moore, Program Director and Associate Professor of Entertainment & Arts Management

Program CalendarEAM Cruise Live Show

Departure: December 9, 2018 – Embark from New York
Return: December 21, 2018 – Disembark in New York

Travel Itinerary
12-Day Southern Caribbean from New York

  • Sun, Dec 9th: New York City (EMBARK) --- 3:00 pm
  • Mon At Sea 
  • Tue At Sea 
  • Wed San Juan, Puerto Rico 
  • Thu St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands 
  • Fri Roseau, Dominica 
  • Sat Bridgetown
  • Sun Castries, St. Lucia 
  • Mon Basseterre, St. Kitts 
  • Tue At Sea 
  • Wed At Sea 
  • Thu At Sea 
  • Fri Dec 21st: New York City (DISEMBARK) 8:00 am

Itinerary Highlights**

  • Broadway’s After MidnightWelcome back to that electrifying time when Harlem's Cotton Club was the place to be. Winner of the 2014 Tony®, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire Awards for Best Choreography
  • Escape The Big Top - A carnival takes an unfortunate turn when a circus act goes awry. A magician puts a curse on everyone, and it's up to you so solve the clues break the spell. 
  • For The Record: The Brat Pack - Relive the glorious 1980's at For the Record: The Brat Pack, where classic soundtracks bring the movies to life in a theatrical rock 'n roll concert experience. 
  • Music performances - various
  • Outdoor movies
  • Headliner's Comedy Club by Levity Entertainment Group
  • Fine Art Auction - by Park West Gallery
  • Howl at the Moon rock 'n' roll dueling pianos show
  • Water park, ropes course, climbing wall and more in Sports Complex

Meetings with professional staff and artists***:

  • Production Stage Manager
  • Technical crew
  • Cruise Director
  • Hotel and Restaurant heads
  • Artists as available

**  Planned at time of booking; subject to change by cruise line.
*** Schedules permitting

Program Fee - $1,900****

****SAVE $200: Students who apply with first payment by April 30, 2018 will receive a $200 refund from their final payment.

Early Bird Payment Schedule (Total = $1,700)
Due April 30, 2018: $ 500 Advance Payment
Due Sept. 15, 2018: $1,400 Final Payment minus $200 refund

Regular Payment Schedule (Total = $1,900)
Due August 15, 2018: $ 500 Advance Payment
Due Sept. 15, 2018: $1,400 Final Payment

All program fee payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.
Included in Program Fee:

  • 3-Credit Hours for Undergraduates (Graduate students pay normal credit rates) (Note: course eligibility for degree credit must be approved by your program)
  • Cruise Fare based on double occupancy in an inside cabin or larger or quad occupancy in a mini-suite or larger.
  • Port Fees & Taxes
  • Daily Gratuities
  • Emergency Medical Insurance / Evacuation
  • Meals and most beverages (iced tea, some juices and flavored waters in the buffet, regular coffee, tea, ice water).A complete list of included and not-included items can be found at
  • R/T ground transportation from Philadelphia to NYC
  • All onboard classes, meetings with professional staff, artists and production crew, and other enhanced learning opportunities.
  • Opportunity for many port excursions in six ports of call.
  • Optional group shore trips
Not Included in Program Fee:EAM Cruise Live Show 1
  • Spending money for souvenirs, soda, etc.
  • Passport fees (if you do not have a valid passport)
  • 3 Credit Hours for graduate students


More Information

  • IMPORTANT General Conditions and Rules
    • EACH cabin must have a 21+ passenger; preference is given to seniors and students 21+. Students under 21 can apply and we will work to pair you with a 21+ student.
    • No co-ed rooms; male/male and female/female only in cabins.
    • Disembarking – going ashore: When not on a group tour, students may purchase other “shore excursions” through NCL (onboard the ship) only! This is the only way to ensure that you will make the sailing (cruise ships will not wait if you are out “on your own.”
    • Going ashore to see the port or town after tours is also acceptable – but only with the group or with a buddy. Never leave the ship alone.
    • Course credits will be registered in spring quarter; be sure to leave room in your schedule. If needed, please ask about registering in winter quarter, which you may do once you pay in full.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.