Six lucky Travel and Tourism students were given the chance to spend the night on Cruise and Maritime Voyages' new ship, Magellan, to attend the glitzy gala launch event in London.
The students stayed overnight to experience the ship's naming ceremony and gala dinner black-tie event. The evening included a fabulous fireworks display on deck and evening entertainment.
The College's Travel and Tourism department have some fantastic industry connections, and the offer to attend this event came via the Cruise Lines International Association, of which we are members.
Travel teacher, Amanda Beirne, also had contacts within the ship's staff from her own time working on cruise ships. She said "It was a very glamorous evening and helped to give a taste of cruise life for the students!"
You can find out more about the amazing Travel and Tourism courses we have here at New College on our website.