CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy’s annual two-month training voyage will take students this spring to Malta, Italy and Ireland as well as ports in the U.S.

Maine Maritime said Tuesday the cruise aboard the 500-foot State of Maine training ship will depart Castine on May 3 and stop in Norfolk, Va., from May 6 to 9. After sailing across the Atlantic, it will make port calls in Valetta, Malta; Civitavecchia, Italy; and Cobh, Ireland.

On its return, the ship will stop in Portland before arriving back in its home port on June 26.

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