Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Cruise Jobs on Cruise Ships

Cruise Jobs can be a attractive option for many to travel and see the world, and get paid for it.
Cruise Lines always need people to employ with different skills to keep there floating hotels afloat.
The daily operation of keeping all the ships running smoothly with crew vacations, crew coming back onboard.
The jobs are all like the ones you would find in large hotels. Working on cruise jobs are for the more adventurous,
who are not scared to try new things, not for the fainthearted. Loads of fun for individuals who like meeting new people and to please others.

Meals whilst on board, accommodation (shared most of the time-in bunk beds), return travel to home and other services that can save you money. You sign up for a period of time, a contract. The cruise ship is compact like a city with all types of services, people are needed with various skills. You find lots of jobs, such as hairdressers, massage therapist, beauticians (who all fall under steiner) waiters, musicians, dance, technicians, therapists, disc jockeys, lifeguards, casino cashiers, casino dealers, slot technicians. The highly skilled, like the captain and other management personnel are well paid well.

If you are prone to sea sickness, avoid taking a job on a cruise line, that the sea can be rough at times, especially during hurricane season. The seasick armbands work though. A lot of people do not adjust to the small cabins, they have to spend 6 months or more in it, it can become claustrophobic. Your physical health is important especially in jobs that can be very demanding, endurance being of utmost importance. Wages vary from one cruise line to another.

The ships are constantly getting bigger and better so there is a constant need for people to work onboard. It would be wise to weigh up the pros and cons, it is a great way to travel, make money, meet people from all walks of life and countries. If you really want to work on cruise ships then it would be wise to decide what job you would like to do, ie. casino dealer, casino closes whilst in port so therefore you would have a lot of free time, you still have to get your sleep in. The beauty salon, long hours, you might get an hour ashore now and again. It is wise to do your research on which job to apply for. In several jobs you need special skills, for example in the entertainment dept., beauty salon and youth staff.

If you don't have any experience you can still get jobs on boards cruise lines, they will train you, but be careful you don't get dumped into a dishwasher position or something similar, unless you can work yourself up to a better position.

Here are some jobs to apply for if you have no skills:
-Cruise Staff - you need general people skill
-Casino Cashier - customer service skills & cash handling experience, ie. bank teller
-Social Hostess - public speaking & people skills
-Gift Shop Associate - some retail or customer service experience
-Shore Excursion Staff - organizational, communication skills, knowledge of places
-Bar Waiting Staff - full training provided
-Receptionist - organizational & admin skills
-Internet Manager - some internet experience
-Photographer - full training provided but you must show a genuine interest in photography.
-Cocktail Server - full training provided
-Tour Guide - communication, people skills, knowledge of place or travelled
-Videographer - full training provided
-Guest Speaker - speaking skills with the ability to talk on a specific subject for an hour.
Some of the jobs available on board cruise ships, most of the jobs, require a high standard of customer service skills. If you have that under your belt you can use it to get in the cruise line industry.

You can always start in one position just to get the experience and then ask to do job training in the position that interests you at a later stage.

So you can see there are so many positions available if your are interested in following that course and seeing the world and getting paid for it.

If you have any certificates, whether CPR or life raft training, etc it is always handy to have.

Great to do Cruise Jobs...

1 comment:

John Smith said...

It is really awesome to have cruise ship jobs as it doesn't just give you a chance to earn good money and travel the world for free but it is also a great opportunity to meet new people and learn about their different cultures.