Today is arrival day back home! The cadets and staff are excited to be home. This morning the cadets were manning the rails as we arrived back in Vallejo, it’s crazy to think that we left a little over a month ago but it seems like it was forever. We are all in good spirits as we cross back under the Golden Gate. Once past the Gate we made good time back to campus. Everyone is happy to be back.

Cadets on deck

Cadets playing band

Fast rescue boat

To the Class of 2021, I wish you all the best of luck on your next journey. Even though we may be parting ways there is a chance we will run into each other wherever the seas may take us. To the cadets and crew staying on for Second Cruise and the ones who are joining us, I look forward to sailing with you. For my shipmates I am glad to have been on the Bear with you all. I wish you all fair winds and following seas.

Asst. Purser


Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Located in Vallejo, California, the campus serves nearly 1,000 students and offers undergraduate degrees preparing students for careers in engineering, transportation, international relations, business, and global logistics. The new oceanography degree program launched in the fall of 2020. Cal Maritime also offers a master’s degree in Transportation and Engineering Management, as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.