Over all the level of CAI candidates is far superior. One must read the reviews about CAI home page in Google to know what this academy is all about. I can confirm all information given by different people on net is a reality. A very well run Academy with professionalism, pro-active approach, faculty really takes cares of all the needs of the students. They all are well versed with the Hospitality and Cruise business and are well experienced. I walked all areas of the Academy and can confirm they follow good education practices and have all the tools to train, educate and deliver personnel for all the departments of the Hotel, Hospitality and Cruise industry. It gave me an impression that CAI is the only college/institution which has developed good ship style training facilities/locations that give the crew who joins Costa a good idea of what they can expect on board.