Cruise Ship Jobs

Cruise ship jobs, and the professionals who perform them, are as varied as the ports they serve. Whether land based or shipboard, cruise line jobs are also plentiful. You may be a landlubber or at home on the high seas; either way, you will find numerous cruise ship jobs at Hcareers.

Hcareers is the premier job board for cruise line employment opportunities. You will find open positions with top employers in the industry including Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and the Norwegian Cruise Line as well as Azamara Club Cruises and the Holland America Line. Available job opportunities on cruise ships frequently include land based customer service, public relations, sales and accounting as well as shipboard jobs such as officer, cruise director, security and hotel and guest services positions. Entry level cruise ship jobs are also often available.

If you're a professional looking for cruise ship employment, it's a great time to embark on a search for a job working for one of the major cruise lines. According to the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), 11.1 million North American guests vacationed on cruise ships in 2010. Annual occupancy exceeded 103 percent, proving that demand for cruise vacations is outpacing supply. By 2014, 26 new cruise ships will be built, resulting in 51,000 additional berths. Additional ships and additional passengers always equate to an increased demand for professionals who want to work on a cruise ship.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) classifies some cruise ship jobs as water transportation occupations. Recent data tabulated by the BLS shows that water transportation occupations employed more than 64,000 professionals as of January 2012. Employment in the water transportation industry, including marine operations positions such as cruise ship captain, officer and engineering staff, is expected to increase 15 percent by 2018, so excellent cruise ship job opportunities are predicted. Other jobs on cruise lines are classified by the BLS as hospitality occupations (with 5 percent growth predicted), and recreation occupations (predicted to increase by 15 percent).

Most entry-level cruise line jobs require little formal training �especially shipboard hospitality and hotel positions. If you are interested in cruise line employment and you have a background in administration, marketing, information technology, operations, childcare, fitness, beauty, or any customer service oriented field, you likely already possess the skills and experience necessary.

Cruise ship jobs offer competitive salaries as well. According to one source, a cruise ship activity coordinator may earn as much as $2800 per month. A cruise ship fitness instructor or personal trainer may earn $2000 per month. An assistant head chef may earn $4600 per month, while bartenders and waitresses on cruise ships may earn as much as $3000 per month. The average cruise staff member may earn $2600 per month. An added perk, free meals and accommodations while on duty, means that most of a cruise ship employee's salary can go directly into savings.

A cruise ship is like a floating city. Each one requires many different types of employees to keep it running smoothly and to ensure a fun and luxurious environment for guests. As you continue your search for cruise ship jobs, whether land based or shipboard, check the Hcareers job board regularly.

Most Recent Cruise Ship Jobs

CONFIDENTIAL
Miami, FL
12/12/14

Leading a team of culinary professionals that deliver highest-quality food in all venue partnership between Norwegian Cruise Line and Celebrity Chef, Geoffrey Zakarian and Celebrity Chef, Buddy Valastro (Cake Boss)! ... more
Norwegian Cruise Line
Miami, FL
12/8/14

We are presently seeking experienced Assistant Hotel Director for our luxury, freestyle cruise ships. ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
Miami, FL
12/8/14

Supports the Hotel Director in the overall hotel operation, with emphasis placed on the Revenue Departments and the Front-of-House areas (as directed by the Hotel Director). He/she also deputizes the Hotel Director’s duties in their absence. Like the Hotel Director, he/she is to take all necessary ... more
Azamara Club Cruises
Global - Shipboard, FL
11/30/14

Imagine a unique and enriching opportunity to explore your true potential, to achieve success as part of a stellar team, to travel to exotic locations and provide extraordinary service in an amazingly social environment. If you have a passion for excellence, exuberant energy, and the ambition for a ... more
Royal Caribbean Cruises
Global - Shipboard, FL
11/30/14

Combine your experience and sense of adventure by joining our exciting team of employees working onboard our ships at sea. At Royal Caribbean International, we believe that great vacations begin with great employees! As a leader in the cruise industry, Royal Caribbean International is continuously e ... more
Royal Caribbean Cruises
Global - Shipboard, FL
11/30/14

Combine your experience and sense of adventure by joining our exciting team of employees working onboard our ships at sea. At Royal Caribbean International, we believe that great vacations begin with great employees! As a leader in the cruise industry, Royal Caribbean International is continuously e ... more
Pullmantur Cruises
Global - Shipboard, FL
11/30/14

At Pullmantur, we believe that the best cruise experience starts at the heart of our crewmembers! As a leader in the cruise line industry, Pullmantur is continuously expanding and seeking dynamic, energetic, experienced professionals to join our team. With continuously growing fleet of ships visitin ... more
Celebrity Cruises
Global - Shipboard, FL
11/30/14

Combine your experience and sense of adventure by joining our exciting team of employees working onboard our ships at sea. 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 ... more
Royal Caribbean Cruises
Global - Shipboard, FL
11/30/14

Combine your experience and sense of adventure by joining our exciting team of employees working onboard our ships at sea. At Royal Caribbean International, we believe that great vacations begin with great employees! As a leader in the cruise industry, Royal Caribbean International is continuously e ... more
Royal Caribbean Cruises
Global - Shipboard, FL
11/30/14

Combine your experience and sense of adventure by joining our exciting team of employees working onboard our ships at sea. At Royal Caribbean International, we believe that great vacations begin with great employees! As a leader in the cruise industry, Royal Caribbean International is continuously e ... more

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