Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Crewmembers
Register Forgot Password?

Crewmembers If you work on a ship or have in the past

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old January 11th, 2008, 02:23 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3
Default How do I start the process?

Hello,

I currently work in film and television production as a production manager and I am looking for a change. I would like to work on a cruise ship. Obviously I would like to stick with what I know, but I am also open to other positions on a ship.

I have a friend who works for NCL and she has given me a contact there, but I don't believe they have may openings for production jobs at this time, so I am interested in inquiring with other cruise lines. How do I do that? Online searches seem to be a bust unless you have a contact to follow up with. And all the job fairs I have found seem to be held in Florida, and I live in NYC. Does anyone have any advice or a contact at some of the other cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Princess, Carnival, etc.? I understand if you don't want to post contact info on a forum, so if you do have a name you would be willing to pass along to me, you could send me a private message.

Thank you!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old January 12th, 2008, 04:01 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 111
Default Re: How do I start the process?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ddb18
Hello
I have a friend who works for NCL and she has given me a contact there, but I don't believe they have may openings for production jobs at this time, so I am interested in inquiring with other cruise lines. How do I do that? Online searches seem to be a bust unless you have a contact to follow up with. And all the job fairs I have found seem to be held in Florida, and I live in NYC.
Have you considered moving to Florida? Assuming you grew up in NYC, are you sure you'd be ok living away from home for 6+ months? Do you have the evidence to convince a recruiter of that? If a recruiter senses a reluctance to go from NY to FL, they'll imagine your reluctance to go around the world on a cruise contract.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old January 12th, 2008, 11:33 AM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3
Default

I greatly appreciate your response, but I don't think it will be a problem convincing a recruiter that I am capable of living away from home for 6+ months. I grew up in the Midwest, lived in LA for 3 years and am now living in NY. I also have a college education and 4 years work experience. I am looking into working on a cruise ship because I want to see the world and currently it isn't the best time to be working in the entertainment business.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NCLA process keke1227 Crewmembers 0 January 8th, 2008 12:49 AM
NCL process ? Crooz Shore Excursions 1 January 16th, 2006 12:03 PM
Embarkment Process TOM AND DARLENE Princess Cruise Lines 2 June 20th, 2004 03:40 PM
New Debarkation Process??? cruisingbear Carnival Cruise Lines 11 May 16th, 2004 09:20 PM
Boarding process Joe Celebrity 4 November 25th, 2001 05:55 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:52 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1