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Am I guaranteed a job?
No, we will read your CV and if you have the required attributes one of our consultants will be in touch to book a phone interview. If you advance from there you will be invited to an 'Interview and Training Day'. From there, the successful candidates will be recommended to various cruise lines and your consultant will help you find the best one for you.

How long does this process take?
This will depend on many factors, but on average it is a 3-6 month process from the date we receive your CV.

Do I need a Visa?
Yes, you will need to get a C1/D Seaman's Visa to work in United States waters, as most ships enter this territory at some point.

Do I need a medical?
Yes, you will need to get a Medical to work at sea, your personal consultant can give you more details on this.

Do I need a CRB/DBS check?
Yes, this is advised as every crew member on a ship may come into contact with children. This website will help you to get your DBS check

Will I have my own cabin?
Each ship is different, and it varies depending on your job role and responsibilities.

How long will I be away for?
On average a contract length is 6 months, you will then have approximately 2 months off, before starting any subsequent contracts.

How many contracts can I do?
As many as you want, at the end of each contract you will have an appraisal with your onboard line manager and you may be offered another contract at that point.

How much will I earn?
Again this depends on the job but you should be able to earn at least $2000 a month, in cash. You will have no bills to pay, as all your food and board are covered.

Who will I be working with?
Cruise ships employ crew members from all over the world, so you will be working with different people, who all bring their own culture and lifestyle to the crew.

Do I need to speak another language?
It would be an advantage, but not essential as most ships use English as the spoken language.

How long will my shifts be?
You will work approximately 10 hours a day but this could be less on port days. You will work 7 days a week for the length of your contract.

Will I get time to see the ports of call?
Absolutely! When you are not working you can see all the beautiful places you will be travelling to. Lie on the beach, walk the city, do a tour, play golf – the choice is yours. Do something different on each visit.

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