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Cunard Fan
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posted 01-11-2007 06:35 PM      Profile for Cunard Fan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Are there any other kids here who dream of working with ships when your older? What do you want to do if so?

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posted 01-11-2007 07:11 PM      Profile for lasuvidaboy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Most kids here in L.A. are to busy w/video games and just 'hanging out'.
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posted 01-11-2007 07:52 PM      Profile for Cunard Fan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't get that, video games kind of bore me after a while. Ships are much cooler.
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posted 01-11-2007 08:23 PM      Profile for Malcolm @ cruisepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You can make your dream a reality if you work towards it!
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posted 01-11-2007 09:14 PM      Profile for mec1   Author's Homepage   Email mec1   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well said Blue Fairy....
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posted 01-11-2007 09:40 PM      Profile for desirod7     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Cunard Fan:
Are there any other kids here who dream of working with ships when your older? What do you want to do if so?

[ 01-11-2007: Message edited by: Cunard Fan ]


Check out

Society oif Naval Archtiects and Engineers

CLIA

Also go to the cruise line websites under employment and see what interests you.
If living on a ship is not your bag, there are shoreside jobs and internships

A few years ago a young cruisetalker is now at a maritime university


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posted 01-12-2007 09:04 PM      Profile for Cunard Fan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I have always wanted to run a cruise line with my own ship designs. It would be really cool.
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posted 01-13-2007 03:55 PM      Profile for captain_brandon129   Email captain_brandon129   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by desirod7: Check out Society oif Naval Archtiects and Engineers CLIA Also go to the cruise line websites under employment and see what interests you. If living on a ship is not your bag, there are shoreside jobs and internships A few years ago a young cruisetalker is now at a maritime university

Acctually there are two of us at the California Maritime Academy, I am a sophomore and Waynaro is a freshmen.

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posted 01-13-2007 06:31 PM      Profile for Cunard Fan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Do you have to go to a maritime academy to work with ships?
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posted 01-13-2007 06:45 PM      Profile for Ernst   Author's Homepage   Email Ernst   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Cunard Fan:
Do you have to go to a maritime academy to work with ships?

No - there are many possibilites to 'work with ships'. (What do you actually mean with that?)


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posted 01-13-2007 07:38 PM      Profile for Cunard Fan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I mean, would you have to go to one if you want to run a cruise line or to design ships.
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posted 01-13-2007 07:53 PM      Profile for Ernst   Author's Homepage   Email Ernst   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, there is probably no course for 'running cruise lines' - but one certainly has not to attend a 'maritime academy' for that.

Also, there are many, many people involved in the design of a passenger ship. Whereas officers and captains certainly also contribute to the design of a passenger ship (usually on the owner side) most people involved in the design of a passenger ship have another educational background - so it is not necessary to attend a 'maritime academy' to get involved in the design for passenger ships - e.g. have a look at the relevant engineering degrees.


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posted 01-15-2007 01:10 PM      Profile for LeBarryboat   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I too was fascinated with ocean Liners at the ripe age of eleven. We didn't have the internet back then so I had no idea there was such a large community of people that had such a passion for ocean liners. As a young person, I determined that the best way for me to ever be associated with the ships in some way was as an entertainer. I was finally hired in 1989 as an entertainer and I worked my way through a number of positions and ended up as Cruise Director which is, in my opinion, one of the best jobs on the cruise ships. As a Cruise Director you have so much freedom, whereas most of the officers even have limitations as to where they can go in the passenger areas. CD is a fun job too...not that there isn't a certain degree of work associated with the position, but for the most part it was a fun and rewarding position, and it paid extraordinarily well. I also recall that in 1984 I put together a business plan for a Cruise-only travel business. Back then (1984) there were no cruise-only agencies that I knew of, so my business plan was a little ahead of it's time, but that is ultimately the direction I wanted to go because travel agents didn't seem to have the product knowledge I expected. Because of that I saw a niche that needed to be filled...there needed to be a cruise-only agency so that the consumer could get information about a cruise from someone who specialized in cruises and knew what they were talking about.

So yes, I dreamed of being associated in some way to the cruise industry when I was young, and now I wouldn't trade the lifestyle I have had and that I currently have. I'm doing what I have a passion for, so going to work is actually fun for me. You may have a different level of interest than I did of course, so you may want to pursue the ship's officer or captain position.

A friend of mine that I first I met while I was working on the QE2 had a serious passion for ships, and he was about 11 years old. I could see in this kid a passion for ships that I use to have at his age. I gave him a tour of the QE2. I recall showing him the dog kennel and other unique parts of the ship. This kid is now a 2nd officer aboard the QM2 and the first American to work as an officer aboard a Cunard Line ship. He went all out with his passion, joined a maritime academy and worked hard to get to where he's at. Go after your passion and see where it will take you!

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posted 01-15-2007 03:07 PM      Profile for Cunard Fan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I have always wanted to work with ships. My dream was always to have a cruise line with a huge very diverse fleet. Most of the ships would be my own designs, they would be really beautiful inside and out. I am alway drawing up ship designs.
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posted 01-18-2007 04:11 PM      Profile for captain_brandon129   Email captain_brandon129   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
As a sophomore at a maritime academy this summmer I must complete my 2nd training cruise with a company onboard one of their ships. I am talking to Royal Caribbean and NCL America right now. So hopefully I will be with one of them.
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posted 01-31-2007 12:32 PM      Profile for Waynaro   Email Waynaro   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Good luck Brandon. I am hoping to go on a cruise ship next summer for my intern/commercial cruise.

Cunard Fan, what interest you more? Design ships, or actually running ships? You can look into Naval Architecture and Engineer schools (Webb Institute is one) or look into Maritime Schools if you want to become a licensed officer on ships. From there on, work your way up the food chain and become an executive for a cruise line.


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posted 01-31-2007 01:24 PM      Profile for Ernst   Author's Homepage   Email Ernst   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
...not to forget the many, many other opportunties to work 'with' ships. It's not only naval architects and captains.
There is not only a big variety of jobs aboard but also ashore. Maybe you look also for companies/industries who have specialized in supllying the cruise industry. (don't forget - someone has to make the furniture, carpets, curtains, TVs, refigerators, napkins etc.)

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posted 01-31-2007 08:16 PM      Profile for Cunard Fan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Waynaro:

Cunard Fan, what interest you more? Design ships, or actually running ships?

That I honestly could not say. I always see myself runnig a cruise line in the future, but then again I always imagine the ships I am running to be my own designs. I have probably a hundred different ship designs for different markets and different destinations. I have been designing my own ship designs since I was a young kid.


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posted 01-31-2007 11:10 PM      Profile for Waynaro   Email Waynaro   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Cunard Fan:

That I honestly could not say. I always see myself runnig a cruise line in the future, but then again I always imagine the ships I am running to be my own designs. I have probably a hundred different ship designs for different markets and different destinations. I have been designing my own ship designs since I was a young kid.


You can major in Naval Architecture, learn about ship operation, and get a business degree.

I think its interesting to know someone share the interest as me. I have some designs too and usually I start stetching when I am bored in class.


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quote:
Originally posted by Waynaro:

I think its interesting to know someone share the interest as me. I have some designs too and usually I start stetching when I am bored in class.



I always sketch on my school work. I usually get in trouble for it though. I have been drawing my whole life even befor I liked ships, so if I have a paper I draw on it.

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posted 02-01-2007 08:41 PM      Profile for Waynaro   Email Waynaro   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Cunard Fan:


I always sketch on my school work. I usually get in trouble for it though. I have been drawing my whole life even befor I liked ships, so if I have a paper I draw on it.

When you do your final designs, do you use graph paper or computer software?

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quote:
Originally posted by Waynaro:
When you do your final designs, do you use graph paper or computer software?

I hardly ever use either. I usually just draw it on plain paper. I sometimes use the computer or graph paper.


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posted 02-03-2007 10:35 PM      Profile for Cunard Fan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What do you use?
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posted 02-04-2007 04:21 AM      Profile for Waynaro   Email Waynaro   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Cunard Fan:
What do you use?
Sketches usually on whatever piece of paper I can find. Then I do my final with graph paper and to scale.

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I want to learn how to do more profesional designs. Right now mine our just drawings of what I want my ships to look like. I also do a little bit of floor planing. Have you ever posted any of your designs?

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