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Old October 23rd, 2004, 06:15 AM
CŠtia Carvalho
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Default best job position to run

I always wanted to work onboard a cruise ship and now that i have finalized my graduation on Management of Maritime Transports, Ports and Logistics, I'm checking what's the best job to run, but it seems that most of them require previous hotel experience.

I'm working in a international container shipping Company as Customer Service Assistant for two years, dealing with invoicing, customer complaints, documentation and exchange rates.

i've appliyed for a Junior Assistant Purser job on Princess Cruises, but they do not seem very interested in me...
what job functions can i run then?

Thans for your help.
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Old October 28th, 2004, 06:29 AM
Yeryemyeyev Vitaliy
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I have been worked on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines for two years by CDP-3
Why do I wont to go to NCL? Many of my freinds are working in thes compane and
I heard lot of good things about the NCL. That's why I wonna work in thes
I also worked in Cargo vessole compane for three years by Chef cook.
What job functions can I run then?

Thanks for your help.

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Old October 28th, 2004, 10:22 AM
Neil Maxwell-Keys
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Hi Catia,

Deciding on the best job to run totally depends on your reasons for wanting to do this.

Are you looking at this as a career move? Or are you just looking at this as a good method of traveling the world for a couple of years and having a bit of fun?

It's important that you know the answers to these questions before you begin. Knowing this will help you decide on the best job to apply for onboard.

Junior Asst. Purser is a good entry-level position to apply for. It requires minimum experience. Often good customer service skills and a second language (not essential) is enough to get your foot in the door as an Asst. Purser with most cruise lines. But be warned, the Purser department is hardworking (long hours) and at times a stressful department. So I really would only recommend this if you're looking at this with a career on cruise ships in mind. If so, it's a good step on the career ladder to 'Officer Status'.

If you've had no luck with Princess, why don't you try lot's of other cruise lines. Afterall they all recruit throughout the year and it's often just a case of timing your application right to get your opportunity.

However, if you're only looking at this as a way to see the world whilst having fun in the sun - I'd recommend departments such as the onboard giftshops or the Casino's. Something along those lines. You can often get a job as a Casino Cashier with minimum experience (cash handling) if you know where to look.

Hope this helps & best of luck.

Neil Maxwell-Keys
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