So I am 18 years old and i want more than anything to work on a cruise ship. i'm aware it will be a lot of work but it will pay off to see the world. I have been trying like crazy to contact many cruise lines to ask the age requirement for employment. It seems no one can tell me. Can anyone at all tell me where to apply if I want a job at 18? thank you so much!
18 - Many cruise lines do not direct hire. Check the employment links on there websites or do an internet search for "cruise ship jobs". Also you can check the Crew Members section of Cruise Mates.
All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; John Masefield
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, 2014, Caribbean 2013, Coral 2014, Regal 2014, 2016, Royal 2017
Star Clippers: Royal Clipper 2015
Don't try to contact the cruise lines directly. You message will likely go unanswered. Instead, search for crewing agencies in your home country. Alternatively, most major lines have career sites that will connect you to their preferred recruiting company. That company will be able to answer your questions. Start here: Welcome to Royal Caribbean Shipboard Careers - Royal Caribbean Shipboard Careers
[SIZE="1"]Norwegian Dawn (August 2012)
Monarch of the Seas (January 2012)
Celebrity Century (April 2011)