(Students from Central Michigan University's MPI group are currently working on a cruise line to get a behind the scenes look at the special events and hospitality industry on the high seas. They'll be writing blog entries about their experiences, and we'll be posting them here for your enjoyment. The following is the first entry.)
We just arrived in Ft Lauderdale. What a change of weather! After the blizzard and the flight delay we thought we might not make it. Although it's around 55 degrees, it is still much warmer and the sun is shining down. We plan to meet with the cruise director for a question and answer with our group. We want to learn about what it takes to put on such big events while on a cruise.
The captain's dinner will be a highlight of the trip being the biggest night of the cruise. We cannot wait to expericence the hospitality of Carnival Cruiseline and apply it to our future careers. Our ship sails at 4 p.m. today, and we will soon be in Key West, Florida, tomorrow morning. We cannot wait to share this experience with you as the days go by.