Christmas Cadet Shipping

Is cadet shipping over Christmas break totally dead at the state academies these days? Had a TMA cadet on recently and he’d never heard of such a thing.

That used to be a great option for cadets that didn’t make the cut for summer cadet shipping to get some real experience on commercial ships. Just curious if/why it’s not done anymore.

When I attended Cal our winter break was like 2 weeks. The schedule didn’t give anyone time to ship out then. The only cadets who were allowed to, or made to, were the people who didn’t get enough sea time when they shipped the first time.

Mass only did winter shipping when I was there. Summers were for kids who were behind or ahead and it was usually only a handful, maybe 6-10.