How To Get A
Cruise Ship Job
Step by step guide.
Your Chance Of
The competition is
high. What are your chances?
What The Cruise Lines
Are Looking For
The top four traits you must have to be considered for shipboard
Cruise Line Versus Recruitment Agent
Who should you apply to?
Do's and Don'ts
What you should and should not do when you want a cruise ship job.
Is Your English Good Enough?
Cruise lines usually hire people with a relevant
professional background and a good command of the English language.
Perhaps you have the experience, but is your English good enough?
English is the mandatory language on most ships and you must be good
enough to have conversations with people, to understand technical terms
in your area of expertise and to understand safety instructions given to
you during safety drills. In fact, Safety Officers on ships can
get you signed off the ship if they feel that your English language
skills are not strong enough as this may endanger you and other
passengers in case of an emergency.
Some cruise lines may ask you to take an English language proficiency
test, so if you are not sure how good your
English speaking ability it, you should take some lessons beforehand.
You can't learn to speak
conversational English just from reading a text book. Watching English
movies will NOT help improve your English speaking skills either.
You must listen to a level of English that
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Speaking more than one language can certainly be useful on ships as
there will be guests of many nationalities, but English will most
definitely be the primary language.
Test Your Level of English
Here are some free
online tests you can take to find out if you need to upgrade your
English language skills.
Learn How to Speak Fluent English in only 15 minutes a day
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