Hello! I'm sure this has been answered a few times around this neck of the woods, I have gone back a few pages and have yet to find the information I am looking for...so here I go!
I am a massage therapist in North Dakota (doesn't get much more land locked then that!) Have been an MT for 7 years, have a stellar reputation, have dreamed of working on a cruise ship since massage school - ahhhh to see the world! I am going on my first cruise in June (yay!) which has made the cruise bug bite harder - so here is my question:
If I were to apply for a job with a cruise line - what would be my first step?
After a rudimentory google search I found companies for hiring in FL, but you pay money for the process of applying? Haven't heard of that before, but I spose everyone and their dog would like to work on a ship so maybe that makes sense.
I would HAVE to go to FL to apply or interview? I do well, but the economy around here isnt exactly booming, so I'm always on a budget.
What is the reality for a MT onboard? I have heard mixed things - Some love it, some say they dont hire americans, they work you like a dog with 10 to 13 massages a day and you never see port.
What is the licensing situation? International MT license? (*hopefully I'll get lucky and someone will know this!*)
Thank you so much for taking time to read this, looking forward to any responses!