Welcome to B Cruise! We arrived in Manhattan on June 18th to make our changeover. We were greeted by a whale who, apparently, was a real show-off, frisking and breaching to the delight of those assembled on the deck. Alas, I was in the library at the time, and missed…

After letting the good times roll in New Orleans, we headed back out to open sea. Not long after departing, I woke up from a nap one day, and realized that our ship was moving quite slowly. When I opened the library, a cadet informed me that we were only…

Early on the morning of May 19, we headed up the Mississippi River, bound for New Orleans, in the midst of a magnificent thunderstorm. The rain was so heavy that it obscured the green banks of the river, and came coursing from the downspouts outside the officer’s mess. Mates dashed…

On Monday, May 6, 2019 friends, family, and faculty gathered near Olivet Pier to wish a bon voyage to their cadets and loved ones before the Empire State VI got underway on the first leg of its journey.

Cadets and crew aboard The Empire State VI and ready to set sail.

Virtually every patch of lawn, and every balcony, was filled with well-wishers…

by Kaitlyn Tanis, Ship’s Librarian

The final stretch of cruise is finally upon us. This week, Cadets are studying for final exams, finishing up their Q-Books, last assignments, and completing their last few watch standings. Despite everything winding down on cruise, each day we still have Deck Cadets who report…

by Kaitlyn Tanis, Ship’s Librarian

This past week the TSES was docked in Santa Delgada, Azores, an archipelago of nine islands located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean that is a part of Portugal. The island of Sao Miguel, where we were staying, had a great mix of options…

by Kaitlyn Tanis, Ship’s Librarian

What a great few days Italy has been! On Saturday we docked at a US Naval Base in Gaeta, Italy- a wonderful, small town that is located between Naples and Rome. From Sunday through Tuesday busses left early from TSES each morning to bring Cadets…

Empire State VI

Follow SUNY Maritime College’s training ship during Summer Sea Term with more than 550 cadets and 90 crew members aboard.

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