Worldwide recruiters for the cruise lines.

Direct links to cruise line hiring pages.

Shipboard businesses that contract to cruise lines.

8 Tips To Improve Your Chances Of Getting The Job

This is a must-read as these are the very basics to know before applying.

  1. Do your research on what it’s like to work on a ship. Read the articles you find on this website and anything you can find about working onboard a cruise ship.

  2. Customize your CV/resume and covering letter for each cruise line position you are applying for. 

  3. Set your Facebook privacy settings on high when doing an active job search.  Employers will search and find you. If they don’t like what they see, you will not get the job.

  4. Find a recruitment agent in your country and contact them to find out how to apply for a cruise ship job. Simple? Yes, It is! We even have the list of recruiters here.

  5. Take an English class if you need to improve your English.  English is a mandatory language on most cruise 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. 

  6. Please do not post your resume on Facebook.  It’s not a professional way of doing a job search and will not get you hired by a cruise line or recruitment agent. In fact, it may work against you.

  7. Do not make any spelling or grammar mistakes on your resume.

  8. Do not be lazy. Do your research and follow these steps it takes to get a cruise ship job.