How to Get a Job on a Cruise Ship

June 7th, 2018 | by Jelena D
How to Get a Job on a Cruise Ship

For those who want to see more of the world and get paid for it at the same time, a job on a cruise ship is a dream come true. Who wouldn’t want to see a variety of places, experience different cultures in different areas in the world, while sailing on a cruise liner? However, with the variety of positions available on cruise ships, at times it becomes a daunting task to even apply for a cruise ship job, since it is so complicated.

First and foremost you should know what you would like, or what job you would like to apply for on a cruise ship.

There are a lot of resources on the internet that include job openings, job descriptions, job requirements, depending on the particular job. This makes it much easier for an applicant to find the particular job they are looking for. When you apply for a job with cruise ships you have to focus your resume on a job that suits your skills, work experience, and the courses that you have taken. More often than not there is always a niche job for each and every person, and there is no reason at all to put a general “any job will do” sign on your resume.To list, here is how broad cruise ship job openings can be:

  • Entertainment
  • Service and Hospitality
  • Personal Care
  • Deck and Engine Room

It can even be as particular as for example:

  • Golf Instructors
  • Wine Auctioneers
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Chief Pursers
  • Chefs
  • Fine Jewelry Shop Manager

The list can go on and on, with dizzying variety, in fact it’s just like applying for a job on land, the different jobs can be endless, which only highlights the importance of focus on a specific job or niche in your resume.

A general resume, for any cruise ship job can produce bad results. Instead of enticing the prospective employer to even look at your resume, these general job requests usually turn them off, and makes it doubly hard for you to find a job.

If you are serious about looking for a job on a cruise ship, make yourself a great resume focused on what you really want to do on board a ship. If they need your expertise, or need someone with your skills on board, then they will not hesitate to call