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Job Descriptions

Getting a job on a cruise ship can appear a bit confusing, that is why we are here to help. Below is a list of jobs, and a brief outline as to what they involve. If you wish to apply for any of these jobs, just click on the appropriate link. If you have any questions please feel free to email us at

Cruise Staff/Entertainment Staff

Cruise/Entertainment Staff are the public face of any cruise holiday. They are in charge of making sure the onboard entertainment runs smoothly and they run most of the daily entertainment programmes e.g. quizzes, bingo, karaoke, game shows etc. The job involves attending all social events and being around the ship to help every passenger have a safe and fun filled holiday.

Click here to apply to join the Cruise/Entertainment Staff

Youth Staff

Youth Staff are in charge of preparing and running the activity programme for children from 6 months to 17 years old. They ensure that the children are looked after and entertained in a safe and secure environment at all times. Daily activities vary depending on the age group, but include soft play, scavenger hunts, mini discos and arts & crafts.

Click here to apply to join the Youth Staff

Guest Services

This role is similar to a receptionist in a luxury hotel. This is where passengers with any type of questions regarding everything about their holiday will go to for help e.g. cabins, onboard money accounts, visas, foreign exchange transactions and much more. This role includes handling large sums of money and making sure everything is accounted for at the end of your shift.

Click here to apply to join Guest Services


The housekeeping department is responsible for the service and cleanliness of all cabins, public areas, officers' quarters and all other areas of the ship. Roles in this department range from cabin attendant to personal butler for the more luxurious suites onboard.

Click here to apply to join Housekeeping

Bar Waiters/Bartenders

All ships have a variety of bars onboard and your job is to provide an excellent level of service while having outstanding knowledge of the full menu of different cocktails, martinis and other drinks. You will also be responsible for keeping the bar impeccably clean to conform to all United States Public Health inspections.

Click here to apply to become a Bar Waiter or Bartender

Entertainment Technicians

There are various technical positions onboard a ship to operate and service all lighting, sound, staging, special effects and video broadcasting for all the onboard entertainment. There are a variety of onbard venues you will be working in that include main theatres, show lounges, deck areas and other public areas.

Click here to apply to be an Entertainment Technician


The onboard photography department supplies a complete service for guests including fantastic formal photos and images of ports of call, along with a video of the cruise all of which are made available in the onboard retail photography store.

Click here to apply to join the Photography/Videography Team

Medical Team

All ships have outstanding onboard medical facilities, that are incredibly well equipped and help look after all passengers and crew in the event of any of them feeling unwell at any stage. A team of doctors and nurses are required to keep everyone on board healthy and enjoying their experience.

Click here to apply to join the Medical Team

Restaurant Waiters

The service in a restaurant onboard any ship has to be of the very highest standard to match the exemplary food you will be serving. Your job will be to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as creating a rapport with your table guests to help make sure the overall cruise experience is truly unforgettable.

Click here to apply to become a Restaurant Waiter

Membership/Cruise Sales

This is all about making sure as many passengers as possible book another cruise with the same company in an informal environment. You also arrange private functions for the membership clubs onboard.

Click here to apply to join the Sales Team


Providing approximately 10,000 meals a day in up to 18 different restaurants takes an incredible team of chefs. There are jobs available for every level of chef including, Executive Chef, Sous Chef, Chef de Partie, Pastry Chef and many more.

Click here to apply to for a Chef's Position

Disc Jockey

A cruise holiday would not be complete without its disco. You will be responsible for entertaining the passengers into the small hours of every morning with a mix of music to suit every generation and culture. You will need to have an excellent knowledge of music as the requests will be as varied as the passengers are.

Click here to apply to for a Disk Jockey Position

Sports Staff

This role varies on each ship depending on the facilities - some have golf simulators, mini golf courses, climbing walls and even a boxing ring. With these facilities added on to the usual basketball, shuffleboard, deck quoits, 5 a side football and darts tournaments the life of a Sports Staff member is never dull.

Click here to apply to join the Sports Staff

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