About a month ago, the CruiseLineJobs.com site announced that they had added new website tools to help cruise job seekers to apply for cruise lines directly to their site for free. Anyone interested in getting a job on a cruise ship can search the site’s database for current cruise ship jobs, detailed hiring information, application instructions for the major cruise lines and also tips on how to apply for cruise ship positions.
The site also answers the most commonly asked questions asked by cruise job seekers like:
- What are the benefits of a cruise job?
- How much money can I make with a cruise job?
- What type of work can I do on a cruise ship?
- Don’t I need an education and experience for cruise ship jobs?
- How can I learn more about getting employed on a cruise line?
- Do you have a list of exotic destinations you want to visit?
Ultimately, cruise line jobs are basically jobs where you get paid to travel the world. While the passengers on board are paying anywhere between $700-$2000 per week, you will receive a nice salary plus a free room and board. I think when they say “nice”, it means you get to see the world and be in the open ocean, because I know many ex-cruise line employees who say that it is a gruelling job and your “free room” is actually really cramped. But hopefully, that has not detracted you from getting a job on a cruise ship, because there are others who don’t mind this as long as get to party all night long, in the middle of the ocean.
(I must also make a mention about the Costa Concordia tragedy that happened last month. In this instance, there was no orderly evacuation procedure and it was “every man for himself”. As a cruise ship crew member, it is also your responsibility to enable passengers to be familiar with life vests, flashlights, how to enter a life boats and the like, just like a flight attendant would do in a passenger airline)