List of jobs on a cruise ship

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Shipboard employees are typically divided into departments relating to service, passenger accommodations (sometimes called “hotel services”), entertainment, and general ship maintenance, engine work, and safety. Different cruise lines use variations on these categories, but for our purposes we have divided onboard job descriptions into the areas of Activity/Entertainment, Deckhands, Service/Hospitality, and Personal Care.

A fifth category is Office, which includes those jobs commonly available in corporate headquarters. If you want to work in an office environment and avoid a nomadic lifestyle and demanding tourists, this might be the right path for you. Going corporate is a way to get travel benefits and can be your key to a job on board a vessel at a later time, if you so choose.

The majority of offices are either in Los Angeles or Florida. However, New York, Seattle, and various European cities also have their share. If you live in or near one of these cities, you are in luck. The types of jobs available are wide-ranging and include booking agents, receptionists, sales representatives, human resource representatives, and customer service personnel. Plenty of other jobs exist as well.

These positions are often synonymous with “cruise staff” and deal with anything relating to passenger entertainment. This department includes hosts and hostesses, cruise directors and staff, disc jockeys, performers, swimming instructors, and shore excursion staff.

These positions are considered the most glamorous on the ship, and are probably the most sought-after jobs in the cruise industry.

This department is responsible for maintaining and running the vessel. On large ships, this department usually does not have many entry-level positions open to North Americans. People working in the deck department include deckhands, maintenance workers, engineers, and officers. It is their job to motor or sail the ship, attend to the physical maintenance needs of the ship, and keep it in accordance with fleet regulations and international maritime laws. Officers are in charge of passenger safety as well. The purser (the ship’s treasurer in charge of passenger accounts, tickets, changing currency, etc.) and his or her staff are also included in this department.

These staff members have the responsibility of managing the restaurants, bars, and passenger cabins, as well as shipboard retail concessions like gift shops.

These workers take care of the increasing number of spa and beauty shop facilities found on board, as well as the medical needs of the crew and passengers. Jobs in this department include salon operators, cosmetologists, beauticians, medical staff, massage therapists, personal trainers, and fitness instructors.

These are generally onshore positions in which employees work in the main office arranging cruises or performing general office work. These positions include secretaries, booking agents, sales/marketing staff, and clerical workers.

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Q&A

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Where can I find job listings for cruise ships? | Yahoo Answers


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Where can one find listings for jobs on cruise ships.

You can find listings for jobs on cruise ships online at websites such as Monster and Indeed. You can also apply for jobs at the company websites that host the cruises.

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List of jobs for cruise ships? | Yahoo Answers

This website has a list of the usual cruise ship jobs with descriptions of the duties, qualifications and salaries etc:
**I only reccomend this site for the job descriptions, I have no idea if it's one of the many cruise job scam sites or not.**

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