I've been trying to get as much information as I can about working on cruise ships. It really seems a great experience to me. I got out of a relationship of 5 years recently and before that I had a relationship of 5 years too, so the "boyfriend thing" always held me back in exploring. Now I feel free to do so, but the thing is, I'm 28. Are cruise lines only looking for early twentiers? Or do they look also for late twentiers and thirtiers? I honestly have no idea. That's why I'm asking, am I too old?
The job I'm looking for is to be Youth Staff on a ship. I've worked as an assistant in a elementary school for a year and assisted in all kinds of lessons, swimming, gym, school trips, anything - it was a full time job. Besides that, I've taught handi-craft lessons to children in the age range from 10 to 12 for a few months.
I'm Dutch, so I speak Dutch and English well, and a bit of German (needs refreshing). French I did have for three years and I'm considering getting a basic course to touch that up again.
I have a bachelor in Interaction Design (Information Sciences), I almost got my master in Multimedia and Culture. I was supposed to start my graduation project in September, but now the whole breaking up thing started, I feel a need to get out, do something else now I have the chance. I can finish my master if I want to another time. Other than that I also have a propaedeuse in Art Therapy. I am also a certified make-up artist, so I'm not afraid of people. I do not have a First Aid certificate or a CPR certificate. I need training in that. Should I take those trainings over here, or do the ships provide trainings too?
Do you think I have any chance to find a job as Youth Staff on a cruise ship?
Thank you so much in advance. Hope hearing from one of you in reply.
In truth, you're way below the age requirement (if ever there is) for you to work onboard Cruise Ships. May I humbly suggest that you try sending your Resume by email to the site of DISNEY CRUISE LINE. People working onboard who handle children / youth are called - PROGRAMMERS. I worked with Disney Cruise Line for 5 contracts. In totality, DISNEY CRUISE LINE is a very good and established Cruise Line. The salary is good as well. Should you have additional queries, feel free to drop me a line in the above-mentioned email addie. I shall try my best to advice you in the best way I can. Ciao !!!