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Career Skills Programmes

Diploma in Cruise Hospitality Service




La Xenia Campus


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


Onsite or


100% in English
Entry Requirements
Career Opportunities

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.


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Fees are in Swiss Francs (CHF)

Diploma in Cruise Hospitality Services

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* 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

Please Note:  Upon successfully completing the program requirements, students will earn a La Xenia International Institute of Switzerland – Diploma in Cruise Hospitality Services

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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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