Cruise Ship Jobs

In compliance with the “Maritime Labor Convention 2006” (MLC2006) CAUX International Group does not charge any kind of fee, directly or indirectly, to the Candidates who want to obtain a job onboard a Cruise Ship.

To work on cruise ships represents an excellent opportunity to gain professional development, save moeny in US dollars, meet other cultures and travel for free around the world.vacantes-de-empleo-en-cruceros CAUX Hospitality recruits mainly Latin American personnel of all levels who want to work on passenger cruise ships.

Even though working on cruise ships has many advantages and provides several benefits, it is important to mention that employees are expected to work 7 days a week during long hour shifts. On top of that employees are far away from home and beloved ones therefore the right Candidate must be convinced of his decision before applying to a job onboard a cruise ship.

General Information about Working on Cruise Ships:

  1. Start Dates: there is no specific start date to Work on Cruise Ships because the Cruise Lines recruit personnel throughout the year.????????????????????????????????????
  2. Contracts: the duration of the contract will vary depending on the position the Candidate is applying for and the Cruise Line CompanyTo work on a cruise ship means being able and willing to do contracts of 4, 6 or 9 months onboard the ship, depending on the position and the company. After the completion of the contract the employee will get a resting period of approximately 2 months and during this time the employee does not get any salary (except certain managerial positions). To work on a cruise ship is a hard job because the employee has to work an average of 10 to 11 hours per day, 7 days a week (77 weekly hours). The Cruise Line Companies pay for the return flight ticket to the employee’s home airport only if the employee finishes his contract as per the agreement made. However the joining flight ticket to board the ship some companies do provide it while others don’t and in this cases is the employee who has to afford the cost.empleo-en-cruceros
  3. Salaries and methods of payment: one of the main advantages of working onboard a cruise ship is that depending of the position and company salaries range from USD650 to USD5000 per month free of taxes and expenses. Another important benefit of working onboard a cruise ship is that is the possibility to save money because while being onboard the employee does not have many expenses then almost 100% of his salary will be saved. Years ago companies used to pay salaries in cash every 15 days or month however lately it became every time more usual that companies deposit the salary into a virtual debit card or transfer the money into a bank account. Regardless of the methods of payment, employees can make wire transfers from onboard the ship at a low cost and also from local banks in most of the ports that the ships call.
  4. Uniforms and Working Tools: At the beginning of the first contract working for a cruise line  the company will provide to the employee all the uniform (in same cases with a cost to the employee) and the required tools to carry on with the job. For that reason is not necessary to bring any tools or equipment (chefs) nor uniform except for the personal one (in same cases employees are required to bring their own shoes). The company will provide laundry service for the uniform and for some positions they also provide the service free of charge for the personal cloths.donde-aplico-para-trabajar-en-cruceros
  5. Meals and Accommodation: One of the other main benefits of working on a cruise is that both the meals and accommodation are provided free of charge by the company. Cabins (rooms) are usually shared between 2 crewmembers (depending on the position, ship and company they might be shared between 4 people) and have a small toilet with shower, locker, desk, TV and minibar. Supervisory and Managerial positions have single cabin.

Employment requirements to work on Cruise Ships:

The requirements to work onboard a cruise ship will mainly depend of the position with some variations between companies, however in general terms the most important requirements to work on a cruise ship are:como-trabajar-en-cruceros

  1. To have a conversational English level. For supervisory and managerial positions or those in direct contact with the guests the expectation will be higher.
  2. To have previous recent working experience in the position you want to apply in 4/5 star restaurants or hotels.
  3. To be older than 21 years old (for some specific positions the minimum is 20 years old).
  4. To hold High School Diploma.
  5. To be in good general health.
  6. To be able to apply for the Crewmember’s US Visa type C1/D.

Documentation required to work on cruise ships:

If your profile matches to what the cruise line companies are looking for and after successfully passing all the interviews you will be required to present the following documentation:

    1. Passport copy, must be valid for the entire duration of your trabajo-en-cruceroscontract (it is not required prior to apply for a position).
    2. At least 2 reference or recommendation letters from previous employers.
    3. Criminal Background Certificate.
    4. STCW Basic Training Certificate ( + Crowd Management Certificate (it is not required before to apply because not all the companies require it ).