Free information about service and hospitality cruise ship jobs including bartenders, bar staff, waiters, waitresses, cooks, cabin stewards, shop assistants, photographers, etc.
These are employees in catering and hotel departments, responsible for managing the restaurants, bars, passenger cabins, and shops onboard the cruise ship.
The duties of bar staff onboard cruise ships include serving the passengers in bars and on decks. They are also responsible for keeping the bar areas clean. Senior bar staff often serves wines during dinners in restaurants. Bartenders are responsible for managing the bar staff, stocking, and cleanliness of bar areas on the cruise ship. They must be experienced in mixing drinks and cocktails. Salaries of the bar staff depend upon tips, they might vary from $1000 to $3000 per month.
Reservations agent's job is to reserve the flights and make travel arrangements for the passengers on their way home. Reservation agents aboard cruise ships work independently on their own initiative, they have plenty of free time for shore excursions.
Cabin stewards are responsible for keeping the passengers' bedrooms clean and tidy. They usually work on their own but their work is very demanding. Their wages depend upon tips but generally they are well paid (depending on the service they provide).
Retail department on a cruise ship includes positions in gift shops, boutiques, jewellery, and speciality shops onboard cruise ships. These positions are generally open for first time applicants with good retail experience. Their income depends on the commissions from shops' profits.
Photographers must have experience in photographing, photo processing, and sales. They are expected to pursuit people to be photographed, and sell them their pictures. Their salaries depend on the commissions from sales.
Hospitality managers are responsible for problem-free catering and entertainment of the passengers. They are the ones the upset customers go to to complain. They must be experienced in hotel management and ideally have some relative education as well.
Cruise ship jobs divided by departments:
Please visit the Cruise Ship Jobs website for more information about cruise ship employment.
Another website, All Cruise Jobs, lists many actual job openings on cruise ships.