and get paid for it!
the income level?
You can often make
$2,000-6,000 (U.S. funds) or more per month. This
depends on the cruise line that hires you, the
position you're applying for and your previous work
would I get to the ship?
Once you are
hired by the cruise line, they will make
arrangements for travel to their ship. Travel to
and from ship are paid by the cruise line that
Is Cruise Line Employment right for you?
onboard a cruise ship does require hard work and discipline.
It is common for employees to work 6 days a week and
sometimes 10 hour days. You usually share your
accommodations (cabin and bathroom) with other crew members
and are required to maintain a certain level of behaviour in
public places. Contracts are between 4 to 6 months in length
and if you're a good employee there is usually an offer to
However, if you're not afraid of a little
hard work and getting to know people, working onboard a
cruise ship can be an experience of a lifetime and in some
cases life changing. The benefits of working onboard a
cruise ship are endless. Which is why it is the most sought
after employment in the tourism industry.
Although you will be working hard, you
will have many opportunities to visit various countries and
experience the life of other cultures. In addition to
exploring eye capturing destinations and taking in the
sights and sounds, you will have the chance to earn an
attractive salary. And what's more is you'll be able to save
money! Since your accommodations and food are always paid,
the only money you will need to spend will be for your
you be Traveling?
Where you would be
traveling to obviously depends on the cruise ship in
which you become employed by.
Some of the most frequented
destinations are: Alaska, Caribbean, Bahamas, Hawaii,
Bermuda, Mexico, Panama Canal, Canada, Mediterranean,
Europe, South America, China, Australia, Italy, Greece,
Indonesia, India, and Tahiti.
Do I have to be a US
citizen to apply?
No, cruise lines hire all nationalities. If need
a a C1-D U.S. seaman's visa will be provided.
How old do I have to be?
You must be at least 21 years old to apply.
How will I get to the
Cruise lines will provide transportation from
What about taxes?
You are responsible for claiming your income
earned and paying applicable taxes in your
Do I have to pay for my
Room and board are provided for free by the
cruise line. Most employees shared a room with
another crew member.