Gold CoastSession 2Session 2
OnlineSession 2Session 2

Unit description

This unit provides students with a comprehensive view and understanding of operational and managerial aspects of the cruise ship business. Regulation, marketing, human resources, safety & security management, accommodation, food and beverage, itinerary planning and impacts are some of the aspects explored in this unit. 

Unit content

  1. Cruise tourism: development and overview
  2. Regulatory environment 
  3. Cruise distribution and product 
  4. Demand for cruise 
  5. Cruise itineraries and their impacts
  6. Working onboard 
  7. Revenue and facilities management 
  8. Hotel and F&B operations 
  9. Health, safety and security management

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Vogel, M, Papathanassis, A & Wolber, B (eds), 2012, The Business and Management of Ocean Cruises, CABI , Osfordshire, UK. ISBN: 978 1 84593 845 1.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Literature review50%
Take-home Test30%


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Literature review50%
Take-home Test30%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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