HADM 4425: Introduction to the Global Leisure Cruise Industry

Spring. 1.5 credits. Letter grades only.

Enrollment open to: Nolan sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Others by permission of the instructor.  Graduate students must enroll in HADM 6425. Co-meets with HADM 6425.

Limited to Hotel, BUPRF & HotelPRF Students


  • Robert Kwortnik (rjk34) - Spring 2023


This course immerses students in the global leisure cruise industry—the economics, markets, and organizations that comprise the fastest-growing sector of the hospitality industry. The course features industry executives from a leading cruise company, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., who describe current practice in cruise finance, pricing, ship design, marketing, distribution, operations, and human resources management. Students conduct individual and team analyses that examine opportunities and challenges across the cruise industry.