How to Find a Cruise Ship Job

If you love traveling and seeing the wonderful sights that the world has to offer, then you may want to seek a carrier on a cruise ship. This way, you can fulfill all of your sightseeing dreams while getting paid for it.

Cruise lines hire hundreds of people to do a very wide range of jobs and services. These jobs and services include: hospitality, entertainment, food preparation, waiters, and beauty services. These jobs on cruise lines are applied for by thousands of people all over the world.

Most people would consider jobs on a cruise ship to be very demanding, because of the long hours, limited breaks and vacation days, and small accommodations for employees. So, before you want to pursue a cruise line job as your career, you should do your research first.

Before you pursue this career choice, you should make sure that you fully understand everything about the position that you are applying for. This includes the salary, accommodations, job description, and work environment. After that, you should find where you need to apply for the cruise line job, whether it's online or another resource.

Another thing that you should research is the perks that the cruise line you choose has to offer. Each cruise line has different perks, including: social programs, exercise areas, bars, and other amenities that you think you might like. To do this, you should contact the cruise line directly or contact someone that you know that is currently employed there or was employed there recently.

The next thing that you need to do is create a cover letter. This cover letter should be very creative, exhibiting your best qualities and uniqueness and showing the employer that you are the best person for the job. Make sure that you outline any skills that you think will help qualify for the position and experience. Keep the cover letter as professional as possible, to show your employer that you are serious about seeking a career on the cruise line.

A resume should also be attached, showing your work history in reverse and also showing any other skills or experience that will better qualify you for the job, such as fluency in more than one language. It should also include some reliable references.

Your cover letter and your cruise ship resume should always be typed, it's very unprofessional otherwise. Keep both to one page each and should not be embellished in any way.

Employment agencies can be really helpful if you are looking for a cruise line career. Some of them will help you look for a specific job on a cruise line, or a general position. Be sure to develop a good relationship with a recruiter once you send in your application through them. And, as your experience grows, send the recruiter an updated resume.

If you get hired, you will most likely have to go through training and a health screening process, so beware of that briefing period before you start working on the ship. Make sure that you are paying attention and asking questions so that they will know that you are a diligent employee.

If you want to make money while you travel and see the world, have fun, and receive great perks, then a cruise ship career would be perfect for you.


Gail Esparan