Has anybody been recently through the interview process with Starboard Cruise Services? I'm trying to find out how long it takes for you to hear back from them re: assignment once they tell you yuo've been hired?
It could take anywhere from a week to a few months. When I was initially "hired" in August, I kept getting "Maybe next week we'll hear something" until December, when I finally said "Nevermind" and toured asia for a bit. When I returned home in April, I called them up and asked to be put back on the list - 3 days later I was assigned a ship, which then ran into a dock (yes,i'm talking about the Grandeur in '95) and they immediately changed my ship to the Explorer and I left in May of last year.
So sorry, there's really no particular time frame - shoppies are just cattle that are called when their needed. It's best to just keep working where ever you're working now, and when the call comes, answer right away! You'll stay sane that way!