Advanced Cigar Service (IAMI GUEST Unit 06)

Advanced Cigar Service (IAMI GUEST Unit 06)

Provides comprehensive knowledge and skills in the world of cigar service, through flexible and self paced learning.

Complete online at your own pace (Self-paced)

  • £195.00 excl.


The Crew Academy’s GUEST-accreditedAdvanced Cigar Service eLearning course is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge and skills in the world of cigar service.

Exploring a wide range of topics, the course begins by delving into the rich history of cigars, their cultural significance, and the global impact of cigars, gaining a deeper appreciation for their craftsmanship and historical roots.

Develop a rich understanding of the different types of cigars, how to discern the range of flavours and intensities and be able to confidently source, store and make recommendations for cigars based on their guests’ preferences.

Providing a luxury cigar service is a central learning outcome of this course, including mastering the art of cutting, lighting, and preparing the cigar for service. You will also explore the art of pairing cigars with various beverages, including wines, spirits, and non-alcoholic alternatives. 

Our Advanced Cigar Service eLearning course is specially designed to empower you with the confidence, knowledge, and skills necessary to cater to the needs of even the most discerning cigar aficionados.

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Your Trainer - Sarah Wood

Born and raised on Canada’s Great Lakes, Sarah spent over ten years working between luxury estates and various superyachts, working her way up to Chief Stewardess on 40-85m vessels.

After moving ashore and working as a consultant for a UK based recruitment and management company, Sarah relocated to Australia with her family and founded a boutique yacht crew recruitment company.

Since joining the Crew Academy team Sarah has been refreshing the interior courses and is excited to share her experience and love for the industry as an IAMI GUEST approved trainer, teaching an assortment of interior courses.


Course Format

Total 4 hours of blended learning; Online allowing students to join from any time-zone and location.

  • Video introduction to Unit
  • Guided e-learning / Self-study through VLE (2 hours)
  • Series of multiple choice knowledge checks throughout course
  • Optional 1:1 tuition with trainer
  • Online written examination (1 hour)

Required equipment:

  • Good internet, computer and printer.


  1. Cigar history, origins, and production 

  2. How to order and purchase cigars 

  3. Storing and handling cigars 

  4. Cigar service and presentation

Key Takeaways

A certificate will be issued through the successful passing of the online examination.

After completing the course, you will officially be part of our Alumni community and will have free access to our Mental Health courses for free as well as discounts on other courses.



“The course was really clear and there was enough information for it to be really interesting and worthwhile, but still managed to feel really concise. I felt engaged throughout.”

- Advanced Cigar Alumni


“It was clear and concise. I like to do online courses whilst on board, therefore time is precious. This was perfect for me.”

- Advanced Cigar Alumni


“The course exceeded my expectations, was informative, descriptive, engaging and extremely interesting!”

- Advanced Cigar Alumni


The useability and functionality of the platform was amazing! I think everything is spot on.”

- Advanced Cigar Alumni


I learned a lot and wasn't overwhelmed with information, it was nicely put together.”

- Advanced Cigar Alumni


“Thank you so much Sarah! What an amazing course, thank you for creating such an informative and descriptive learning experience!”

- Advanced Cigar Alumni


Complete online at your own pace (Self-paced)

  • £195.00 excl.