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Old 05-10-2006, 11:33 PM
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I will pay any price, let me run the ship!!!
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Old 05-11-2006, 07:16 AM
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It's a long arduous process. Schooling and serving on board other vessels as well as serving time in other capacities on a cruise ship are required. Even to become a master on a freighter takes a long time. Good luck to you!
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Old 05-11-2006, 03:48 PM
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First, enroll at one of the seven maritime academies in America, and get your degree.
United States Merchant Marine Academy
California Maritime Academy
Great Lakes Maritime Academy
New York Maritime Academy
Maine Maritime Academy
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Texas Maritime Academy

Also, there are a variety of ways you can start your maritime career:

After years of study, and more years in service at sea, you might become a Captain on a cruise ship.
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