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MSC Seaside to host University – affiliated course for Pursers



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A second edition of a training program for shipboard Purser, accounting and administration positions developed by a major US University and a seasoned maritime group is scheduled for August 2018.


It will be conducted on board MSC Seaside during a 7-day Caribbean cruise departing from Port Miami on August 4th, 2018.


Holding such a course at sea enables students to understand what the life and duties are like.


UCR has a long tradition of combining theoretical classes with on-the-job experience for Hospitality positions. The course is certified by UCR and its teachers will be on board to ensure the program meets this strict requirements. A certificate will be issued for successful completion of the course.


The curriculum includes an introduction to the cruise industry and topics like living and working on board, dealing with the guests; administration, accounting and purser office organization; the front office, ship clearance (customs and immigration formalities), accounting and financial procedures, crew administration and on-board revenues/shore excursion.


In addition to the classroom work , students will shadow some managers and supervisors.