The vessels offer 7day cruises which are scheduled in three different itineraries in Greece and occasional charter cruises. 45-50 guests each with an international crew of 16-18 members.
As Cruise Coordinator you will be responsible for guest satisfaction in terms of information and port lectures, program organization with activities, excursions (info/booking/escorting) and "onboard" entertainment, promotion of the company, problem solving and general guest assistance when needed, full weekly detailed reports.
- Fluent English & German. Greek or other European languages an advantage.
- Minimum of 2/3 years experience is a similar position, preferably at sea
- Tourism of other hospitality related studies
- Computer literacy
- Excellent organizational skills, ability to speak in public, ability to work in a team and under pressure
- Excellent personal presentation
Contracts: 6-8 months (April-October approx.)
Salary range: 1600 - 2000 Euros/month
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Reporting to the Hotel Director and responsible for managing and directing the Human Resources Officer, Information Services Officer, Paymaster, Printer and respective Clerks your principle role will be the responsibility for the overall onboard accounting and administration; cash handling and cash flow, payroll; all crew affairs; Customs and Immigration compliance; vessel clearance into and out of port; vessel's Print shop.
Previous cruise ship experience in similar role essential
Excellent personal appearance and communication skills
Fluent English required
Excellent finance/payroll knowledge & experience
Strong experience of immigration / port clearance / HR
Excellent level of computer literacy
Salary: 130 USD / day
Start date: ASAP
Purser position, apply to allcruisejobs.com
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Photographers on cruise ships know how to do much more than take pictures. They motivate passengers, show passengers how to have a good time, and they hustle to make the bucks. Professional photographers on cruise ships work either solo or as part of a 6-7 member team under the direction of an seasoned Chief Photographer. In addition to a can-do attitude, friendly personality, and the ability to multi-task, photographers on cruise ships must have the ability to make split-second shots of passengers, process and develop photographs, set the stage if needed, and operate a wide range of cameras.
Photographers on cruise ships work on commission only. A good photographer can earn anywhere from $300 on the low end up to $1,000 on the high end per week. A big part of a photographers job is to catch passengers as the board the ship, shake hands with the captain, walk through gangways, dine in restaurants, leave the ship at various ports, and party. These photographs are placed on display where passengers can purchase them. This means, photographers are constantly on deadline to get the pictures on display, so that they can sell quickly. This part of the job equals big commissions for these professionals.
If you%u2019re interested in becoming a photographer on cruise ships and you have solid, verifiable skills and references, you can get started by choosing several cruise lines you%u2019re most interested in. You can locate the cruise lines%u2019 OFFICIAL website by visiting the Ships and Cruises Directory for official listings. Once you have located the site, visit the website and search around for job postings. Most cruise line websites have a career center or job postings page. If the cruise line lists photography job openings, be sure to follow the application procedure to the letter. Applicants that do not follow directions are typically passed over in favor of those that do. If the cruise line does not list job openings on its site, send a polished cover letter and resume to the cruise lines Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department is typically located at the cruise lines headquarters. This information is usually listed on the cruise line website as well. It is important to include the position you are interested in so that it can be directed to the appropriate department manager.
If you need a little help or you prefer to sign up with a placement agency, read our article %u201CHow to Choose a Placement Agency%u201D by
About Working on Cruise Ships
So what%u2019s it like working on cruise ships? For starters, it%u2019s fun. Next, there%u2019s lots of freedom. And finally, just about everything is free. Now, just how much fun, freedom, and free stuff you will enjoy will depend on where you fall in the ship hierarchy. Let us explain. Ship employees fall into one of three main categories: officer, staff, and crew. Officers are at the top of the hierarchy. They wear the stripes and enjoy superior accommodations. They also have free access to all ship facilities, and they enjoy the highest salaries. Captains average anywhere from $6,000-$10,000 per month, staff captains typically earn $5,000-$7,000 per month, and first officers earn around $4,000-$5,000 per month. Can you imagine earning this amount of money plus paid expenses?
Staff members (not staff captains) are second in the hierarchy. These individuals work in retail shops, casinos, and spas. They are also photographers, entertainers, cruise staff, and concession staff. These individuals enjoy unlimited access to passenger areas and they are allowed more time off in port than officers. Most officers have to remain onboard in order to %u201Cman%u201D the ship while docked. Staff member salaries vary greatly depending on the position. For example, hospitality managers may earn anywhere from $4,000-$4,800 per month, while retail salespersons may earn $1,400-2,000 per month.
Crewmembers are last in the hierarchy. These individuals make up the largest population of workers on the ship. Crewmembers are non-managerial bar and restaurant personnel, cleaning staff, cabin stewards, galley and laundry personnel, and deck hands. Crewmembers do not have as many privileges as officers and staff members. They have access to the %u201Ccrew bar,%u201D and they must share accommodations with one or more co-workers. That said, there are several advantages to being a crewmember.
Crewmembers make a significant amount of income in tips, they have lots of room to grow, and they can spend more time having fun at various ports of call rather than remaining on the ship. It is not uncommon for crewmembers to turn down a promotion if it means losing his freedom and his tips! Crewmembers salaries vary greatly depending on the position. For example, a cocktail waiter may earn around $1,600-$2,400 per month, while laundry staff may earn anywhere from $1,000-$1,400 per month.
Now that you know how things work on board, your place, and how much you can expect to make, it%u2019s time to gather your belongings and head out to sea. Most new ship employees end up packing everything but the kitchen sink on their first working trip. Fortunately, you don%u2019t have to bring much. Remember, ships are like little cities at sea. You will have access to grocery stores, clothing stores, pharmacies, salons, health clubs, bookstores, libraries, cyber cafes, and more, so the most important things to remember are: all of your identifying information (passport, driver%u2019s license, state ID, Insurance cards, etc.), and any medications (or prescriptions). If you%u2019re an entertainer, don%u2019t forget your costume, accessories, and any necessary equipment. For all workers, check with the ship ahead of time to inquire about dress codes, but more than likely, you will have to wear a uniform while working. So, that%u2019s it %u2013 you%u2019re ready to go!
For more information about cruise ship jobs, pick up a copy of Working on Cruise Ships by Sandra Bow (Globe Pequot Press, Guilford, Connecticut).
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Great vacations begin with great employees!
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is one of the world's leading and revolutionary cruise lines. The company operates under the Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity and Azamara Club brands.
Currently the fleet has 31 ships in service visiting over 180 attractive destinations.
Combine your experience and sense of adventure by joining our exciting land-based team of employees. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is pleased to offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, excellent career development opportunities, each offering unique ways to explore the world.
Join our team as an Interactive Developer!
Provide a brief (3-4 sentence) description that describes the nature and level of work. The Position Summary should state why the job exists.
Celebrity Cruises.com is looking for an Interactive Developer to join our rapidly growing team.
Reporting to the Web Innovations Director you will be an open-minded problem solver with excellent attention to detail, a willingness to learn and a drive to create the best interactive experiences. Your portfolio should include a good range of flash animation and interactive design, and show off your vision as much as your technical ability.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
List the 8-10 key areas of responsibility in descending order, with the responsibility requiring the most amount of time first. Use specific action verbs such as "manages", "analyzes", "files", etc.
- Produce design mockups & clickable prototypes
- Learn how to navigate our backend code
- Concept and execute and/or work closely with the Creative and Art Directors to concept and develop Flash projects for Web sites, online rich media ad units, presentations and other animations.
- Transform static layouts and concepts from Art Directors' Photoshop files into dynamic final animations.
- Create comps and animations that outline in further detail campaign concepts.
- Explore creative a solution for technical challenges that may arise.
- Help create a seamless process and identify when process can be improved.
- Create re-usable code
- Candidate must be able to develop dynamic Flash applications with database connectivity and XML.
List the minimum level of education and experience required to perform the work at the entry level of the job.
- BA / BS Degree in Media Arts, Computer Science or related area and 7 years of experience in a job/project where you developed multiple web apps from scratch
- Experience developing css-driven html pages/Flash (landing pages, html "include" files, emails, microsites, etc.).
- 2 years web / interactive development experience.
- Experience integrating backend intensive structures into a Flash environment.
- Strong foundation in visual/interface design, motion graphics and UI design.
- Detailed and organized / Excellent communicator
- Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Knowledge and Skills:
List specific knowledge and skills necessary to perform this job related to the Essential Duties and Responsibilities identified above. Specific physical and/or cognitive requirements that are essential parts of the job (lifting, standing for extended periods of time, attention to detail, hearing, carrying, moving, pushing/pulling, climbing, etc.), should be described clearly and precisely.
- Posses a background that includes: Senior Flash Developer, Flash Designer, Actionscript and have worked within an agency environment or internal creative team.
- Object-oriented programming and design
- ActionScript 2.0/3.0
- A thorough understanding of OO programming (Classes & Objects) in ActionScript 2.0
- Flash 10 and its new features: 3-D transformation and animation capabilities, filters, file references, etc
- A practical understanding of loading and parsing XML into Flash
- Familiarity with using Event Listeners and Custom Events
- Animation (keyframed and programmatic)
- Experience with coding Flash to be used in conjunction with a Content Management System
RCL is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
Monday, February 1, 2010
Royal Caribbean is looking for exceptional leaders to join our fleet of award-winning cruise ships that sail the globe. We provide a working environment that fosters career growth and development for our onboard team members; and our innovative and pioneering cruise ships offer our guests an unforgettable vacation experience. There are countless opportunities to join us at sea, so join our team today as an Associate Hotel Director. Royal Caribbean is continuing to build more ships, including the Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, which will be the largest passenger cruise ships in the world!
WHY WORK FOR ROYAL CARIBBEAN?
At Royal Caribbean, we believe in helping our valuable members grow and build successful careers for life. Shipboard employees receive a wide range of benefits and learning opportunities, while working with a worldwide enterprise that is a leader in the cruise industry. If you are looking for an opportunity to expand your career and really make a difference, apply now to join our renowned shipboard staff!
Your career begins with the challenge of fulfilling the role of Hotel Director, for two months and Food and Beverage, for two months. Successful candidates will be considered for regular Hotel Director assignments based on their successful performance. This position also includes four months vacation per year.
- Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management, Business Administration or related field from an accredited college or university, or the international equivalent preferred
- Five or more years successful and progressive leadership experience in a four or five star hotel or resort, with exemplary operational experience in Food and Beverage. Additional Front Office, and Housekeeping experience preferred
- Exceptional communication skills that deliver results in issues with government authorities, crew and guests
- Ability to manage international staff in a positive and productive manner
- Ability to read, write and speak English clearly and distinctly
- Must be able to accommodate a 4 months on / 2 months off contract schedule
- Strong communication skills in additional languages are desired
- All shipboard employees must meet all physical requirements, including the ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation, including the participation in life-saving procedures and drills.
- All international applicants must have the ability to obtain a C1/D visa
Because of the high volume of responses, only those who meet our qualifications will receive a response.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Jobs
Training and Development Manager
Celebrity Cruises is looking for inspired global professionals who believe in success through commitment and pride to join our expanding family. As an industry leader in service and innovation, we provide a working environment that fosters career growth and development for our onboard team members. With a fleet of innovative cruise ships, each offering guests a premium vacation experience, there are almost countless opportunities to join us at sea. Join our team today as Training and Development Manager!
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Provide professional internal consulting that creates measurable performance solutions and long-term growth and development for all Royal Caribbean employees.
- Confer with management to gain knowledge of specific work.
- Maintain training records of the staff
- Consult with management to conduct training and development needs analysis that identifies what knowledge and skills of officers, staff and crew need to perform at or above our brand performance standards.
- Full accountability for the execution and delivery of the New Hire Welcome and Orientation programs for all new shipboard employees joining the company
- Audit and prepare reports for shore side and shipboard management of employee training.
- Conduct training sessions covering specified areas such as on-the-job training, diversity, harassment, ethics, guest service, sales techniques, health and safety practices, public relations, refresher training, leadership and managerial training, and promotional development.
- Monitor and report employee progress during training periods.
- 2 years progressive T&D and customer service experience
- Must have experience facilitating company training sessions
- Bachelor's degree (or equivalent)
- HR Generalist experience an asset
- Experience in cruise or hospitality related industry highly preferred
- Ability to read, write, and speak English clearly and distinctly
- Must meet all physical requirements, including the ability to lift up to 50 pounds
- All international applicants must have the ability to obtain a C1/D1 Visa
- Applicants must be able to accommodate a 4 months on / 2 months off contract schedule