At the beginning of the Summer 2015 semester, FIU Interior Architecture students participated in Design at Sea and cruised Royal Caribbean’s “Brilliance of the Seas” transatlantic voyage. Classes took place during days at sea, and the cruise included port stops in Virginia, Ireland, France, and Belgium.
The students traveled as part of the courses IND 5996: Design at the Sea and IND 5950: Interior Architecture Travel and Culture, both taught by Assistant Professor Sarah Boehm. Students covered topics such as the history of cruising, the marketing strategies of cruise ship lines, shoreside and shipboard operations, and the anatomy of a ship. Additionally, once they landed in their destinations, students were free to explore the cities of Norfolk, Virginia; Cork, Ireland; Cherbourgh, France; and Burges, Belgium.