Career Advice


All Your Questions Answered Here.


Before starting your job search

1.  Age and Other Requirements

2.  Is the Cruise Ship Life For You?

3.  Cruise Ship Jobs Salary

4.  Medical Exam for Cruise Ship Employment

5.  Passport and Visa Requirements

6.  Cruise Ship Job Scams


What education is needed?

7.  Training Required for Cruise Ship Jobs

8.  College Courses for Cruise Jobs

9.  Best Entry Level Jobs for Students

10. Cruise Ships Jobs and No Experience


Choosing the right job

11.  How to Choose a Cruise Job

12.  Which Cruise Jobs Require Sales Experience?

13.  Cruise Ship Job Positions


Marine and technical operations

14.  Deck Department

15.  Engine Department

16.  Electro/Technical Department

17.  Security Department

18.  Medical Department


Hotel operations

19.  Hotel Management

20.  Guest Services Department

21.  Housekeeping Department

22.  Food & Beverage Department

23.  Other Hotel Services



24.  Entertainment Staff

25.  Production Cast & Crew

26.  Music Department

27.  Guest Entertainer


Other departments

28.  Casino Department

29.  IT Department

30.  Human Resources

31.  Photography & Videography Department

32.  Spa, Fitness & Salon Department

33.  Gift Shops & Boutiques Department


Finding job opportunities

34.  Recruitment Agencies

35.  Concessions Agencies

36.  Entertainment Agencies

37.  Hidden Cruise Jobs

38.  Recruitment Events


Applying for a cruise ship job

39.  How to Apply for Cruise Ship Jobs

40.  Creating Your Cover Letter

41.  Writing Your Resume

42.  Cruise Ship Job Interviews

43.  What Cruise Employers Want From a Job Applicant

44.  Follow Up and Get Hired

45.  How Long the Application Process Takes

46.  Cruise Ship Jobs for Couples


Starting your job

47.  Packing Tips for Cruise Ship Crew

48.  Your First Day Working on a Cruise Ship


Rules, safety and conduct on board ship

49.  Cruise Ship Safety

50.  Crew Role in Cruise Ship Emergency

51.  Cruise Ship Security

52.  Crew Rules and Code of Conduct


Life as a crewmember onboard ship

53.  Cruise Ship Crew Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

54.  Cruise Ship Crew Accommodations and Facilities

55.  How Crew Spend Free Time

56.  Wages, Banking, Saving and Taxes

57.  Benefits, Injury Compensation and Insurance

58.  Cruise Ship Ranks and Hierarchy

59.  Phones, Email and Internet on Cruise Ships

60.  Cruise Ship Health, USPH and the Vessel Sanitization Program

61.  Seasickness and Homesickness

62.  Promotions and Careers

63.  Appraisals and Disciplinary Action


Working on yachts

64.  Overview of the Yacht Industry

65.  Life Aboard Yachts

66.  Yacht Crew Jobs and Salary Info

67.  Yacht Crew Training


Cruise ship companies

68.  Overview of the Cruise Lines and Their Ships

69.  Cruise Ship Facts


History and future of the cruise industry

70.  History of Cruise Industry – 1815 to 1929

71.  History of Cruise Industry – 1929 to 1945

72.  History of Cruise Industry – 1945 to 1957

73.  History of Cruise Industry – 1958 to 1989

74.  History of Cruise Industry – 1990 to Present

75.  Cruise Industry Outlook:  Next Decade and Beyond



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