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Old July 18th, 2005, 12:19 PM
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Words of advise and info

US (and other north American/English speaking) citizens are usually only found it the 'cruise directors' areas - like Cruise Staff, Singers, Dancers, Musicians, Theater technical staff, Youth Staff, and then occassionally Shore Excursions, Divers, Port Lecturers. And with the big lines going more corporate - you'll see marketing, human resources and trainers onboard.

Remember that cruise lines have literally the WHOLE WORLD from which to recruit from - and they'll choose from employees from countries where the US dollar goes a LOT further than it does here. So that means, if you still want to work on a cruise ship, you need a specific skill - years of singing/dancing/music lessions, experience on a microphone, education or certification, a college degree, or a couple years experience.

And like trying to get any employment, you can't just say "I'll do any job", you need to apply for a specific job and tell them why you are a good candidate for it.

That being said - here's a ton of REALLY, REALLY good links I've found that will point you in the right directions and give you insight on working aboard

and beware - if anyone's asking for cash, it's either a scam or for profit - like in show biz, a good agent gets a cut off what you make or from the employer, not before you get the job.

http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Shores/5933/ - best free site for links to cruise lines and companies that employ onboard (concessions)


http://cruiselinesjobs.com/
http://modena.intergate.ca/business/jobship/
http://www.jobsinparadise.com/cruise1.htm
http://www.clippercruise.com/employment/shipboard.asp
http://www.jobmonkey.com/cruise/
http://royalcaribbean.hire.com/index.html

http://www.hcareers.com/ - search for cruise jobs


most of these sites talk about life onboard, or in a roundabout way what is required

http://www.proship.com/LifeBoard.html
http://www.frugalfun.com/cruiseship.html
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/pub...se_ships.shtml
http://marlanamarlene.tripod.com/index.html
http://www.stilettoentertainment.com.../lifeatsea.htm
http://preview.videosystems.com/mag/video_video_seas/

Good luck, have fun and have a passport ready! and you usually will need the $$$ to get to your first ship
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Old July 25th, 2005, 10:24 AM
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Old October 31st, 2005, 01:57 PM
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just bumping this up - good links!
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Old January 18th, 2006, 09:43 PM
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yet another bump! I'm sure not everyone goes to the second page of a chat forum

Still the basic premise - if you want a job on a ship, have a specific skill and promote it. And a passport and visas if you need them!

Many cruise lines are using 'hiring partners' who recruit and prescreen the crewmembers, and help them get onboard when hired. Maybe someone can share their experiences?

I was hired by Shipboard Staffing (USA) for RCL, but this company is no longer around. Now c-deck.com has taken over. They deal in mostly technical entertainment - i.e. sound, lights, stagehands, stage managers.
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Great Links

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Old June 16th, 2006, 07:49 PM
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bumping this again
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hi

i am ranganath from bangalore, india, i got few doughts they are

1. Is indians are eligible to work in cruise ? pls get me some of the websites which are recruiting indians

2. what is c1d visa? is it necessary to get for working in cruise , as a indian how can i get this visa ?

3. who is going to give this visa ?

If any body know pls give me suggestions.
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Just from surfing the web I have found the website http://www.induscruising.com which seems to hire Indians on behalf of cruise ships (Carnival mostly). Interviews are usually held in Mumbai. I am not in India and have never been so I have no further info than this but you can check out their website! and make sure to research them to make sure they are GENUINE!!!
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Thanks sz for those websites!
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Here's another place you can go!

If you're looking for the most recent, proven techniques and tips on how to get a cruise ship job, try visiting: www.tinyurl.com/neue2.

Best of luck!

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Old October 9th, 2006, 12:08 PM
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time for a bump up

if you're from the US
http://www.c-deck.com

from Canada
www.cruisedreamjob.com/ also known as 'just crus'n' international
www.modena.intergate.ca/business/jobship/

and also
hcareers.com for all around hospitality industry, including ships
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Old January 18th, 2007, 06:18 PM
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home from another contract and it looks like it's time for a bump up

Info hasn't changed a whole lot- especially the previous post. Esp if you're from the US or canada

PS - is it just me, or is there a whole bunch more that usual of "i met these crew member on a cruise and . . ." postings?

get their info BEFORE you get off the ship people! Otherwise. . . I think it's called stalking!

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Can we get a sticky on this, and moderate out all the bumps?
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worth a bump - don't hold out hope for a sticky
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worth a bump - don't hold out hope for a sticky
SZ, have you actually emailed or pm'd any CM staff for a "sticky"?
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I'll give this a bump . good info i also learned fast about these so called helpful companies who want $25-$50 for info but tend to just send out an email full of jargon.
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Another, rather informative link:

http://www.truecruise.com/jobs/cruise-jobs.aspx
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Some of these links do have useful information but I think every one I checked charges application or processing fees.

Are they really legit sites?
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This posts are very helpful for people who are interested to get into a cruise ship jobs. There are so many links which are really helpful for people to know several information. All these links are legit ones and people can take a help of these links.
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thanks for all these links and information and now i'm having much more trust to apply for
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