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Cruise Management 2

This elective module offers in-depth knowledge of the Cruise Industry.


Inquiry based learning

Understand the more complex problems within the cruise industry related to the existing themes of Cruise Management 1 (CM1) and new themes.


Understand the differences between quantitative and qualitative research.

Differentiate between relevant and irrelevant topics (problem statement and research objectives) in context with the cruise industry.

Design relevant probing questions.

 Field trip

Understand the process of embarking and disembarking a cruise ship.

Understand the overall operation of a cruise ship.

Explain the relationship between the different departments on a cruise ship.

Understand the relevance of shore excursions for passengers and for the company.

Understand the importance of on-board revenue on a cruise ship.

Understand the daily activities of one of the departments on board (students can select a department).


Students have completed the minor Cruise Management 1.


All information is available on blackboard.

Literature is available in the NHLStenden library.


Monday until Friday.

Case Based Learning (CBL) is the main educational method in the 3rd year. In this module the focus will be on Inquiry Based Learning. Students are expected to go beyond the problems discussed in CMI by formulating their own learning goals. Another important feature of the minor is the field trip.

Next to the above, the students have to write a cruise related paper.

Educational methods are:

Introduction lectures

Guest lectures

Inquiry based learning




Inquiry Based Learning, Quantitative and Qualitative research (paper).

Aanvullende informatie

Cruise Management 2 is the continuation of Cruise Management 1. The minor Cruise Management 1 is obligatory for all students, who want to participate in Cruise Management 2 since it builds on the students’ prior knowledge from CM1. The second module of Cruise Management gives the student the possibility to gain practical experience while going on a cruise ship for about 7 days. In addition students are required to perform qualitative and quantitative research projects in relation to the cruise industry.

Note: Cost for the field trip:  1000- 1500 euros. It is also possible to do CMII without participating in the field trip.

In order to fully prepare you for your Kies op Maat study at NHLStenden, introduction days -together with incoming exchange students from abroad- are organised. During these days you will get a campus tour, meet teachers and staff, learn how to use (ICT) facilities on campus and you will be introduced to the student life. Moreover, we offer an introduction to our learning system: Problem Based Learning (PBL) or Case Based Learning (CBL). Understanding our educational system is fundamental for your successful study experience at NHLStenden. Therefore we expect you to be present during these days.