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Career Skills Programmes

Diploma in Cruise Hospitality Service

INTAKE

February
September

CAMPUS

La Xenia Campus
Switzerland

DURATION

1-Year includes:
Academic Study
22 weeks
Internship
20-24 weeks

STUDY MODE

Onsite or
Blended
Learning

LANGUAGE

100% in English
Overview
Entry Requirements
Career Opportunities
Fees

Diploma in Cruise Hospitality Services

This diploma programme has been developed to provide students with the essential skills for their job in the cruise hospitality industry. Students will be introduced to the basic skills required in the cruise hospitality industry, including customer service, communication and health & safety. During the programme students will learn theoretical and practical skills in cruise hospitality services for the area of food & beverage and housekeeping.

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum age of 16 at enrollment for European students and a minimum age of 17 at enrollment for International students.
  • All students without English as a first language must show competence in English at a level equal to IELTS 5.0 minimum.
  • Students who do not satisfy the English language requirement may choose to combine this programme with the Certificate in English for Tourism & Hospitality qualification in order to help raise their fluency to the required level.
  • La Xenia can provide a set of placement tests where necessary to assess a student’s English level.

Career Opportunities

The Diploma in Cruise Hospitality Services will enable students to apply for entry-level jobs in the Cruise Hospitality Services and Hospitality industries.

Students may progress on to further and higher education qualifications, after completing the Diploma in Cruise Hospitality Services.

Fees

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Fees apply for 2022 intake

Fees are in Swiss Francs (CHF)

Diploma in Cruise Hospitality Services

(1 year)

Standard Tuition Fee 

16,800

Application Fee

800

Meals Fee

2,750

Accommodation Fee*

3,300

Operation Expenses

3,200

Grand Total

26,550

Covid-19 Support for 2022 Intake

10,000

Grand Total after Discount

16,550

* The accommodation fee may vary. Based on the room type. All room options are subject to availability.

For further details regarding fees, please visit Tuition & Fees.

Why Study the Diploma in Cruise Hospitality Services at La Xenia?

As the cruise industry becomes more competitive, cruise employers are requiring job applicants to have related education. It’s not so important where you get an education as to actually having an education.

Although education alone is not enough to boost your CV, having relevant work experience is equally important. Unfortunately when starting out as a fresh graduate, it’s difficult to get hired especially in the Cruise Hospitality industry..

That’s why, at La Xenia, our programmes include an internship of 20-24 weeks where students gain practical experience. This practical experience is invaluable and it looks great on the student’s CV.

La Xenia is one of the first Swiss Hospitality Schools in Switzerland offering the Diploma in Cruise Hospitality Services programme.

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Diploma in Cruise Hospitality Services

Programme Structure

Students must successfully complete: All 10 core courses plus a full-time internship.

Credits: 60 ECTS

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Core Courses


Basics of Cruise Ships


Effective Customer Service & Corporate Grooming


Food & Beverage Services


Culinary Theory


Restaurant Setting & Management


Communication in the Tourism & Hospitality Services


Cruise Housekeeping


Health & Safety Standards


Global Tourism and Hospitality


English/German Communication


Practical Training Internship


Note:  The courses listed above for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up to date and meet industry needs as well as the latest teaching methods. On occasion, we may need to make unexpected changes to the courses – if this occurs, we will contact all registered students as soon as possible.

Diploma in Cruise Hospitality Services

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