How To Get A
Cruise Ship Job
Step by step guide.
Your Chance Of
The competition is high. What are your chances?
Your English Good Enough?
Perhaps you have the experience, but how do you know if your English is
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.
What The Cruise Lines Are Looking For
cruise lines, in order to be considered for shipboard employment, you
must be 21 years of age or older, and have a good command and
comprehension of the English language (reading, writing, speaking).
You must be able to obtain a passport and required visas. Usually
a recruitment agent or cruise line will help with
obtaining the visas needed. You must be willing to commit to and be
available for a full contract as determined by the contract length for
the position in which you are qualified for. You must also be able
to work a 7-day, 70 or 84-hour work week with limited time off.
What The Cruise Lines
Are Looking For
need a bright and cheerful personality to work on a cruise ship.
In fact cruise ship employers look very closely at this.
After all you will be living and working long shifts within the
confines of the ship and in daily contact with the passengers who
have paid a lot of money for their holiday.
Interviewers are very wary of recruiting new crew members whom
they suspect might "jump ship" when the novelty wears off or when
they start to feel home sick. It's very important you give the
clear impression that you are highly reliable and have every
intention on completing your contract and intend on coming back.
Don't let them think that you are just going to "give it a go".
is no use applying for a position that you have never done before.
If you do have land-based experience in hotel, casino, salon,
photography, then this is where you should apply.
consider that cruise ships are floating 5 star hotels, you should
get an idea of the sort of people an employer is looking to hire.
It is important to be very professional and take pride in your
work. This is not always easy when you are working long
hours in a fast-paced environment.
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