Travel Academy Success

Congratulations to Samantha T! She accepted a position aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Pride of America ship and will be sailing the Hawaiian islands. “I had never experienced so many butterflies’ flying around my stomach during the five hour drive to my new home in Eagan, MN.  I was completely stepping out of my comfort zone moving … Read more

Travel Industry Forever Growing

Exciting news for our industry partner American Cruise Lines! Michelle Baran at Travel Weekly just announced that American Cruise Lines has introduced Christmas and New Year’s Eve cruises on the Mississippi. The company’s newly built 150-passenger paddle wheeler Queen of the Mississippi entered service in August. And this coming holiday season, the Queen of the … Read more


Travel Weekly announced the nearing completion of Royal Princess. The $760 million dollar ship is in line with the trend toward mega ships. It is 25% larger than the last Princess ship with innovative architecture and sublime features. Cruising is continuing to flourish and mega ships are not downsizing anytime soon.  To name just a … Read more

Cruise Line Training Success Update

“I am loving American Cruise Lines (ACL) so much and have never enjoyed a job like I enjoy my position with ACL. The management is great: they truly care about us and want to see us succeed. You have no idea how glad I am that I came to The Travel Academy and how appreciative I am … Read more

American Cruise Lines Hosts Travel Academy

A special thank you to American Cruise Lines (ACL) for hosting staff of The Travel Academy in Guilford, Connecticut to take part in their steward training. ACL has made several visits to The Travel Academy this year to recruit and hire students for ship board positions. The Travel Academy values the relationship with ACL very highly and look forward to working with … Read more

Importance of Professionalism

The importance of professionalism in the travel industry is imperative. In order to succeed at The Travel Academy and in your career, you must be professional. The Travel Academy is unable to give strong recommendations to employers if unprofessionalism is demonstrated. To ensure success at The Travel Academy and in future travel positions, please read … Read more

Cruise Line Schooling! When Is It Your Time?

The Travel Academy is proud to announce that Mandy B has returned home and joined The Travel Academy Training team! Mandy was a 2005 graduate of The Travel Academy. Since then, Mandy has been a travel agent and trainer and has worked for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line as a trainer! Mandy will allow us to … Read more