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Old March 1st, 2007, 09:16 AM
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Just how much experience do you need to make cruise staff?
Im not applying yet but by the time i do i should have achieved this.

BTEC National diploma in travel and tourism,
summer work as a holiday rep,
Part of guest dance troupe on MSC Armonia,
Good/conversational Italian,
basic french,
basic german,
Fluent english obviously,
and various other stage expierience,
plus 11 GCSE grades C and above

It may not sound like much do you think this would be enough?
Ive tried doing research but cant find anything on it.

Also is there a kind of stereotypical 'Look' that they go for in this position, it may sound silly but alot of jobs are largely based on your appearence.

help appriciated thank yoooouuuu

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Old March 1st, 2007, 07:51 PM
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It can wary a lot. In NCL I think they require a college degree, even though I've known a lot of cruise staff that didn't even finish high school.

The only way to find out is to apply and see how it goes.

Good luck to you
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 08:27 AM
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ah okay thanks for the help
and thank you very much
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 12:25 PM
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You can check out this link below or if you are in the UK at present you can always contact them and they should be able to help you.They are the hiring partner for RCCL and Celebrity Cruises in the UK.


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Old March 2nd, 2007, 01:56 PM
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Good link Joe for the UK people!

Here's a job description from a Canada source


Cruise Staff members coordinate and participate in passenger activities such as: Bingo, Arts and Crafts, Masquerade, Horse Racing, Sport activities. Cruise Staff socialize with the passengers to ensure they have a fun-filled cruise experience. Cruise Staff also participate in duties such as: directing guests to and from their cabins and answering any questions they may have, assisting in compulsory life and safety precautions, staff introductions and coordinating the flow of passengers through reception lines at different events, passenger directions on/off vessel in various ports of call, coordinating tour counts, tour departures and assisting in the coordination of audio/visual equipment for shows. A Cruise Staff Show may be an essential part of the fun-filled cruise requiring talented staff members.

Requirements: Strong public relation skills, entertainment talent (s), dance background. Strong emcee experience. Additional languages are an asset.

Sounds like you have the skills already, Aisha!
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 02:05 PM
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Thanks guys youve been very helpful,
both links were great.

Never know may see you in the future!
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