I am fairly new to these cruise ship applications but would like to start the process asap. I kinda of know where I would like to be placed (as in what area of the world) and have some great experience and know what I am good at in regards to positions. I dont know if I have to buy one of these books and which one? I was hoping to just be able to ring for an application form but it seems this isn't the case. Can anybody suggest a good way to start this process.
Try posting this question on cruisecritic.com. There is a young guy who is planning on attending the training sessions for Cunard staff and he would be the best one to provide some information. He goes by YoungQE2Cruiser and is entering the White Star Academy - a search on cruisecritic with this info should give you some more details.
I would reccommend going to the various cruise line websites and clicking the shipboard employment prompt. I imagine you either fill it out online or print and fax it in. I would then contact the Human Resource Departments at the appropriate lines and try and schedule an interview.
Best of luck!
Until we board QM2's maiden Costa Rica voyage.