Frequently asked questions:
- What are the requirements to work in a Cruise line?
- Do I get time off while onboard?
- Do I have to wear a uniform?
- Do I get to visit the ports?
- Is medical attention available to employees?
- What should I pack?
- Do you have laundry facilities for employees?
- How do I call home?
- Are employees allowed to smoke?
- Are there any activities to enjoy during my time off?
- There is any Gym ?
- What type of electrical system will be in my cabin?
- Should I bring cash with me?
- How do I send my money home?
- Does the company provide accommodations while I am onboard?
- To which ship would I be assigned?
- What happens at the end of my assignment?
Regardless of the position for which you are applying, to qualify for shipboard employment you must have a valid passport, and the ability to:
Obtain a C1-D visa (unless you are Canadian or a US citizen or resident)
Pass pre-employment medical examination.
Obtain relevant itinerary-driven visas (i.e. Schengen).
Present the proper qualifications/certifications required, based on your role.
Pass a criminal background check.
Sure! Because ships have guests onboard 7 days a week, you may not get a 24-hour period off; however, you will still have time to rest, visit the ports, and participate in fun events.
- Yes you do. Uniforms will be provided onboard, and though the cost will be subsidized by the company, some crew members must purchase part of their uniforms as well. ( It will depend on your company )
- Definitely! When you are not on duty, you are welcome to explore the amazing destinations we visit. Just make sure you are back on time!
Of course! Our crew’s safety and wellbeing is our highest priority. Should employees become ill while onboard, each ship has a team of dedicated medical professionals that will provide assistance at not cost to the crew member
Since cabin space is very limited, it is recommended that employees bring only what is needed. If you are flying, you may want to check the luggage allowance with the airline. Some suggestions would be: Clothing: jeans and/ or long pants, sweater, shirts, belt(s), shorts and t-shirts, appropriate shoes, tennis and/or beach shoes, and swimsuit Toiletry: deodorant, razors, brush/comb, toothbrush/paste, shampoo, shaving cream, sunblock. Other: travel alarm clock, medication, beach towel, camera, walkman//MP3 player, and hair dryer.
Yes, there are laundry facilities available for the crew.
You can purchase minutes to use for long-distance calls from the ship.
When off duty, employees are allowed to smoke in the designated smoking areas. Smoking in crew cabins is prohibited.
Yes, there are crew activities onboard. From parties to sport tournaments, all activities are designed for our crew to enjoy life onboard.
Yes! Each ship is equipped with a crew gym. We encourage you to take advantage of it and work out at your leisure
Cabins offer US 110V and 220V outlets.
We suggest you bring at least $200-300 cash in U.S. dollars and/or a major credit card, to cover out-of-pocket expenses during travel and before receiving your first pay.
You may wire transfer money to your land-based bank account. Please note that a nominal fee applies.
Yes, Each company provides accommodations for all shipboard employees. Depending on your position you may share your cabin with a fellow crewmember. Because space is limited onboard, cabins and bathrooms are relatively small compared to land-based accommodations.
Once you have been offered a position, you will be advised which ship you will be joining. Please keep in mind that assignments are provided based on business needs, therefore, you could join any ship.
Each assignment concludes with a performance review. Based on the evaluation, you will be asked to return. In some cases, we can even provide a return assignment before you even leave the ship.