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Old June 5th, 2005, 02:06 PM
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Default Am I too young?

I am finishing my matric year and as can be expected, I am busy planning what to do when I'm finished with school. I am interested in working on cruise ships in any position what-so-ever. As an 18-year old, what is my prospects? Can it be done?
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Old June 6th, 2005, 06:34 PM
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I do not know of a reason why it cannot be done, except that you don't have much experience in the work-place so it is hard to guage how hirable you are.

You could try NCL-America, starting in a lower position like crew steward or crew mess. I would think you could move up very quickly as long you keep your head on straight.

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Old June 17th, 2005, 02:41 PM
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Thank you very much for your reply.

Do you perhaps have any contact details for NCL?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks again!
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Old June 27th, 2005, 09:21 AM
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i am ridwan hamid age 30 year.this certifikat standar IMO Model Course 1995
i am join for on the cruiseship.
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Old June 28th, 2005, 02:14 PM
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Dear Carien, I am also 18 and looking for a job on cruise ships during my gap year - where are you from? I live in Pietermaritzburg in South Africa. I used to live in Zimbabwe until 2 years ago. PLease let me know if you get any helpful replies - I dont know how to set up an initial message on here!
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Old July 6th, 2005, 05:01 AM
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Im just 17 and am hoping to work on a cruise ship....
I will be 18 next year and have heard there are jobs for this age, but how do we get them??? I've been searching on the interent and they all say you need to but a book in order to get the job!? I don't think this is required for a job, but where do I start?
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Old July 8th, 2005, 04:59 PM
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most cruise lines require you to be at least 21 before they will even talk to you
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Old July 16th, 2005, 09:34 AM
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Just read from *Lisa* that most ships require you to be 21 before they even consider recruitment. But If I have a few casual job experiences even though I am 19, and dont mind working in cabin cleaning or waitressing or anything really, what do you think my chances would be?????
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Old August 2nd, 2005, 02:56 PM
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On all the ships that I have worked on you have to be 21, but exeptions can be made.

I've seen it before, my last roomate was only 19, so don't lose hope

Good Luck!!
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Old August 16th, 2005, 12:26 AM
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Yes Sir,

I will appreciate to know I am 57 years, and want to get a CRUISE Job. Will my age be against me?

Thank you and await for your reply.

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Old August 18th, 2005, 07:05 AM
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18 is defintly too young. Have seen 20 y.o. working on board, although you must be 21 if you want to work with alcohol(at the bar).And remember you must have working experience.Speaking about making career- don't count on that :you must know that there are people who are working longer than you on board and they are awaiting for their promotion too, usually everting is already occupied.
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