Texas Maritime Academy
Summer CruisesTexas Maritime Academy
The Texas Maritime Academy cruise is underway, with
approximately 130 Cadets travelling to Honolulu to board
Bear, the California Maritime Academy training
ship. Click here
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Summer Cruise 2010
Summer Cruise 2009
General Cruise Information
is a two month four-hour credit course. On sophomore cruise cadets are
introduced to terrestrial navigation, watchstanding and VHF communication.
These Cadets are required to complete a terrestrial navigation project, an
engine room watch and a VHF radio project.
is the most anticipated by cadets. On Junior Cruise Cadets get industry
experience sailing with the most respected commercial sailing lines, which
includes SeaRiver, Polar, and MSC. While at sea junior cadets are expected
to complete a lengthy sea project that combines celestial navigation,
naval architecture, and cargo operations.
This is the
final of the three required cruises. On a cadet's senior cruise they are
thrust into a role similar to that of a ship's mate. With the guidance of
the officers of the Texas Clipper II senior cadets run the bridge watch.
Seniors are also responsible for passing a celestial navigation project
and mastering seven words per minute at blinker light.