How do you apply to work on a cruise?

How do you apply to work on a cruise?

How to apply for cruise ship jobs. Some cruise lines require you to apply directly via their head office and some require you to apply via their preferred agency or hiring partner. You’ll find the application instructions in the careers section of each cruise line website.

How do you get hired on a ship?

There are two good ways for the complete novice to get a job on a freighter. One is by going from ship to ship and asking each captain if he needs (a) a deckboy or (b) a workaway. A deckboy is part of the crew and gets paid (although very little) and a workaway gets no wages at all but swaps labor for his passage.

Can I get a job in a cruise?

The first step for getting a job on a cruise ship is to make a checklist of your skills and experience. Cruise ships are virtually floating hotels and therefore draw heavily from the hospitality sector. If you have a talent or have worked in restaurants, bars or hotels, this is one main way to be considered for hiring.

What are the qualifications to work on a cruise ship?

What are the requirements for onboard employment?

  • Be 21 years of age or older.
  • Be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Hold a valid passport.
  • Have a US C1/D visa (if you are not a Canadian or US citizen/resident)
  • Have a Princess-specific pre-employment medical exam certificate.

Can P&O pay less than minimum wage?

The spokesperson said: “There are no plans to change or reduce the wages of any of our agency seafarers and we have made clear that we will continue to comply fully with any national minimum wage obligations introduced by the UK government.”

How much does the boss of P&O get paid?

£325,000 a year
The P&O Ferries boss went on to reveal to MPs he is paid a basic salary of £325,000 a year and, in addition, qualifies for two bonus schemes. He said the average sacked seafarer earned £36,000 a year and will get £46,500 in compensation.

How much do P&O workers make?

Peter Hebblethwaite, the chief executive of P&O Ferries has told MPs the average hourly pay of the new crew is just £5.50 per hour. The minimum wage in the UK for people aged 23 and above is £8.91 per hour.

What are P&O paying new staff?

The government plans to use legislation to force all ferry operators operating from British ports to pay at least the national minimum wage, which rises for most workers to 9.50 pounds ($12.50) next month. P&O has said its new crews on cross-Channel and some other routes will earn around 5.50 pounds a hour.