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About Cologne Branch

River Academy, located in the busy cargo port area of Cologne, was founded to provide training for your river cruise personnel either in-house through qualified tutors with long-standing experience within the hospitality business, or in the crew members’ respective home country in co-operation with our international partners. Our training material was comprised exclusively for this purpose – from cruise business professionals for cruise business professionals!

But we are more than just a training hub. Our Sous-Vide manufactory provides your on-board team with a consistent quality product throughout the season while reducing their work load. And as part of River Alliance, we are able to support you with custom-made solutions for logistical challenges, laundering and storing.

How may we assist you?



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About Cologne Branch

State-of-the-art training facilities including a fully equipped bar and ten kitchenettes

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About Cologne Branch

Modern class rooms and auditorium

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About Cologne Branch

Dormitory for trainees (same size as crew cabins on board the ships)

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About Cologne Branch

Visionary / Certified Sous-Vide manufactory for up to 150 T volume of production per week

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About Cologne Branch

High-rise warehouse facility for nautical and technical spare parts, food and non-food items (5,000 m³)

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About Cologne Branch

Offices and meeting rooms

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About Cologne Branch

Day-care facility for children

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Features

  • State-of-the-art training facilities including a fully equipped bar and ten kitchenettes

  • Modern class rooms and auditorium

  • Dormitory for trainees (same size as crew cabins on board the ships)

  • Visionary / Certified Sous-Vide manufactory for up to 150 T volume of production per week

  • High-rise warehouse facility for nautical and technical spare parts, food and non-food items (5,000 m³)

  • Offices and meeting rooms

  • Day-care facility for children

About Linz Branch

Our branch at the busy port of Linz will provide in-house training to and for nautical personnel through qualified tutors in cooperation with local partners. As part of River Alliance, we are able to support the river cruise businesses with custom-made solutions for logistical challenges, laundering and storing. In addition to this, our pastry manufactory provides your onboard team with a consistent quality product throughout the season while reducing their workload.

How may we assist you?



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Class Rooms

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Meeting Rooms

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Nautical training simulator

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High rise storage

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Pastry production facilities

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About Linz Branch

Offices

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Features

  • Class Rooms

  • Meeting Rooms

  • Nautical training simulator

  • High rise storage

  • Pastry production facilities

  • Offices

About Basel Branch

Our Swiss branch will be located at Rheinlehne near Bale, with a breathtaking view over the Rhine. Currently, the area is being developed to host five state-of-the-art-buildings of more than 26,000 m2 by 2023. Besides exhibition, office, and retails space as well as accommodation options, our nautical training facility will provide River cruise businesses skilled personnel.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!



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About Basel Branch

Offices

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About Basel Branch

Class rooms

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Meeting rooms

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Nautical training simulator

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Features

  • Offices

  • Class rooms

  • Meeting rooms

  • Nautical training simulator

Services

In-house Training

By training at our in-house facilities your personnel will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge theoretically and practically while new hires profit from meeting with experienced colleagues and a chance to adjust to shipboard life. All our training material is available in book-form, and online or offline eLearning modules. All of which are available in more than ten languages in order to enable your personnel to easily follow training sessions in their mother tongue. Of course, we are able to customize all items as per your company’s standards and assist you with content management and design. We cooperate with international Hotel Management schools worldwide, who use our training materials. In return, we are able to offer student exchange programs and guarantee apprenticeship which may lead to successful employment on board a cruise ship.

Assessment Center

In addition to our training material, we offer industry relevant assessment and personality tests. All of which are available in more than ten languages in order to enable your personnel to easily answer test questions in their mother tongue. Of course, we are able to customize test parameters as per your company’s standards and assist you with content management and design.

Sous-Vide Manufactory

Our Sous-Vide manufactory ensures that all your products are prepared to the same quality standards throughout and beyond the season. You can either select from our own catalog or mix and match as per your requirements. Of course, we are also able to cook as per your instructions – if requested together with your Corporate Chef.

Centralized Laundry

In co-operation with our local partners, we are able to provide you with a centralized laundering service for your linen inclusive of a prompt and reliable dispatch from our warehouse facilities. Kindly contact us in order to get your individual quote.

Uniform Service

Training your personnel at River Academy will provide you with the opportunity to have uniforms tailor-made using our body scan technology even before they board. Kindly contact us in order to get your individual quote.

Logistics

As part of River Alliance, we are pleased to offer custom-made solutions for storing and transporting your stock. Kindly contact us in order to get your individual quote.

Trainings

  • Soft Skills

    Our soft skill training material contains sessions on interpersonal relations, communication, co-operation, empathy, emotional intelligence, ability to deal with conflicts in a constructive manner, capacity for teamwork, motivation and cross-cultural competence.

  • Cruise Business Familiarization

    In order to ease your future employee’s start in the cruise business – or for anybody who is interested in working on the high seas in the future – we offer training material containing the following topics: cruise industry basics, cruise industry-related expectations, as well as industry related English and German skills.

  • Hygiene & Sanitation

    Our training material on hygiene and sanitation procedures contains sessions about local regulations, basic hygiene of buildings, personal and food hygiene as well as HACCP and risk management. In addition to this, modules for USPH and IPM are readily available for cruise ship personnel.

  • Safety, Security & First Aid

    In order to provide your personnel with a suitable training for a possible emergency on board we offer first aid courses as well as the following trainings in compliance with STCW Convention as amended: Basic Safety Training (according to chapter A-VI/1), Crowd and Crisis (according to chapter V/2), and Security Awareness Training for all Seafarers and for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (according to chapter VI/6, Section A-VI/6).

  • Nautic-Technical training material

    Beside standardized nautic-technical basic modules, our training material also contains in-depth knowledge on nautical regulations and mechanical features of your river cruise vessel. As a plus, your personnel may enhance and practice their skills by using our in-house simulator.

  • Training material for Galley and F&B personnel

    Our training material for catering personnel contains the following modules: Cold and hot galley, baking, pastry, allergens, food & beverage service, wines, bar, and mixology.

Books & E-Learning Modules

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  • Imprint

  • River Academy DE GmbH
    Am Molenkopf 1
    50735 Cologne
    Germany
  • Managing Director: Ivan Winterhalder
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  • Member of:
  • River Academy AG
    Nauenstrasse 63a
    4052 Basel
    Switzerland
    Registery number: CHE-234.517.650d
    Email: info(at)river-academy.eu
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