Carnival Glory welcomed some special visitors during a recent call in Portland, Maine – more than two dozen students and their chaperones from the University of Southern Maine’s tourism and hospitality program who were there to learn more about the wide-ranging shipboard professions on board and get a first-hand look at the inner-workings of a modern-day cruise ship.

The students and chaperones were treated to a guided tour of the massive 110,000-ton cruise ship and had the opportunity to ask questions regarding a wide variety of topics, from logistics and provisioning to entertainment and food and beverage service requirements for more than  3,000 guest and 1,000 crew who sail each voyage.

The tour culminated with a visit to the ship’s navigational bridge where they were greeted by Captain Francesco La Fauci and his team of officers and had a chance to have a group photo taken.

Carnival Glory was in Portland as part of a seven-day Canada/New England fall foliage cruise that departed New York last week.   The ship launches year-round seven-day Caribbean departures from Miami next month.