Cruise Carreras

C.V. Writing tips

Probably the most important part of applying for a position with a cruise line is to write a professional CV / Resumee. 

Frequently asked questions

Please read our frequently asked questions section


Visa C1 D

Once approved by the cruise line you need to apply for a C1 D seaman's visa from the U.S. Embassy/Consulate....

The Recruitment process


Before to apply read about the recruitment process, conditions, selection and getting onboard.

Frequently asked questions about working on cruise ships

Who are cruise lines hiring?

You need to have excellent communication skills. You have to be enthusiastic, friendly and outgoing. You got to have a positive attitude: you are working with people. Appearance is important. You shouldn't be afraid of hard work

How long are the contracts?

Cruise lines hire year-round and seasonally. Contracts may vary, but are normally 6 months, and can be renewed. There are short-term, holiday and summer jobs, depending on position. Doctors and Nurses can find year round employment or assignments as brief as two to three months. Students and teachers can work as youth counselors during peak times in winter and spring.

Do I have to be able to speak English?

You have to be fluent in English. If you speak any other languages: a big benefit.

Do I need to have experience?

We are always hiring people with experience in: hospitality, tourism, entertainment, restaurants and bars, teaching, childcare, sales, customer relations, gaming, marketing, fitness, health and beauty, medicine and healthcare, and entertainment. Even if you do have experience, you'll still receive training on board.

I want to work on a cruise ship, but I don't live in the USA?

You can apply for a cruise ship job regardless of what country you live in. As long as you have a passport from your home country, you can work on a cruise ship. However, depending on what country you live in, you may also have to pick up a visa.